X-Men Poster #35 Mystique Mike Mayhew Skull HOT # 9 Cover


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Mystique was created by artist David Cockrum. Chris Claremont saw Cockrum’s design, dubbed the character “Mystique”, and with Cockrum’s permission, set her in Ms. Marvel No.16 (May 1978). Claremont, a former X-Men writer, has said that he originally intended Mystique and Destiny to be Nightcrawler’s biological parents (with Mystique having morphed into a man for the act of conception), but Marvel didn’t agree, because at that time the Comics Code Authority and Marvel policy prohibited the explicit portrayal of gay or bisexual characters. Much later, the two were confirmed to have been a couple.

Near mint condition.