#SDCC Guinness Book Awards X-Men #1 Highest Selling Comic
Today at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con, the Guinness Book of World Records awarded Marvel Comics’ X-Men #1 the award for the Highest Selling Single Comic Book. On hand to receive the award was longtime X-Men writer Chris Claremont (left) and Marvel Publishing COO, Jim Sokolowski. Oddly enough the artist for X-Men #1, one James Lee, was not in attendance for the presentation.
Those in attendance for the celebration (done in front of the life sized replica of Odin’s Throne from the upcoming Thor movie) could hear gentle sobs from somewhere in the back of the crowd. Mumbles of “Dagnabbit, I though Spawn #1 would take it!” could be heard from an unknown baseball cap adorned fan.
“This is a great achievement for Marvel. I’m very glad to have been a part of the creative team behind these beloved characters…” said Claremont.* Adding “…of course if you’d like to read how I would have actually finished that series you could go buy X-Men Forever... on sale now!”
*Ok, Chris didn’t actually say this, but we thought you’d agree.