CGC 9.6 Astonishing X-Men #1 from May 2004. This is the Cassaday Variant Cover. Writer is Joss Whedon, Artist is John Cassaday.
"Gifted" pt. 1 (of 6)
Dream-team creators Joss Whedon (creator of TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and John Cassady bring readers the explosive #1 issue of the all-new flagship X-Men series. As part of X-Men: Reload, this issue marks a return to classic greatness and the beginning of a brand-new era for the X-Men.
NM/MT 9.8 - Only minor imperfections (such as an almost unnoticable interior page tear (under 1/32 of an inch) or a small inconspicuous date stamp (must be very well hidden almost unnoticable
NM+ 9.6 - same as 9.8 but with small almost imperceptible indentations allowed and/or slight staple discoloration