Rob Liefeld Will Never Sign Spider-Man/Deadpool #47, the First Appearance of Major X?

This is page three of Spider-Man/Deadpool #47, published on March 13th.

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That, ladies and gentlemen, is the first appearance of new Rob Liefeld character Major X. Alexander Nathaniel Summers, cross-time son of Cable. Stepbrother of Hope. Grandson of Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor. Grand-nephew of Havok, all that.

And with Major X #1 already doing well on the aftermarket – the 1:25 cover selling for up to $90 raw, and settling around $55, and the standard cover selling for $10 to $14 apiece, Spider-Man/Deadpool #47 has shot up and is selling copies on eBay for up to $35 each.

Will it count as the character’s first appearance? Rob Liefeld doesn’t think so.
To the extent that he states he will never sign a copy of Spider-Man/Deadpool #47…

Challenge accepted?

He looks to a couple of exclusive variant covers he paid Marvel to commission himself to do and sell from his online store for $100 for the set, for Deadpool #10 that was published a week before Spider-Man/Deadpool #47 (which he had nothing to do with.)

However, they just had the good Major on the cover, not on the insides. And they weren’t available industry-wide. And from all accounts, those who ordered them didn’t receive them when Spider-Man/Deadpool #47 was published. However, Rob did have them for sale at ECCC – on March 14th, the day after Spider-Man/Deadpool #47 was published.

The debate continues…

SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #47
(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Matt Horak, Scott Hanna (CA) Will Robson
“INFINITE HOUSE OF CIVIL yet SECRET CRISIS WAR INVASIONS” continues!
•  The entire Marvel Universe is on the chopping block and it doesn’t look like Spider-Man and Deadpool can save the day.
•  Wait, WHAT?! They’re our HEROES?!
Rated T+In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

 

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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