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#567848 - 03/11/10 03:56 AM Re: Only at the John Byrne Forum ... [Re: Paul W. Sondersted, Jr.]
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As loathe as I am to agree with Paul, I have to partially acknowledge that he might be right about something. Byrne's writing on the She-Hulk book was fun and somewhat breezy, and probably is up there with his best writing.

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#567855 - 03/11/10 09:37 AM Re: Only at the John Byrne Forum ... [Re: IvanJim]
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Byrne's later DC work -- BLOOD OF THE DEMON and DOOM PATROL -- didn't impress me. Admittedly, I only looked at it, I didn't read it every month. But the stiffness and formulaic style that I think has plagued much of his artwork in recent years very much was on display in those two books.

Still, as I've often said, even mediocre Byrne is better than a lot of the stuff published by Marvel and DC, no question.

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#567860 - 03/11/10 11:40 AM Re: Only at the John Byrne Forum ... [Re: Lawson]
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Originally Posted By: Lawson

Still, as I've often said, even mediocre Byrne is better than a lot of the stuff published by Marvel and DC, no question.


We've been setting the bar awfully low lately, haven't we?

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#567862 - 03/11/10 11:45 AM Re: Only at the John Byrne Forum ... [Re: Lawson]
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Originally Posted By: Lawson
Byrne's later DC work -- BLOOD OF THE DEMON and DOOM PATROL -- didn't impress me. Admittedly, I only looked at it, I didn't read it every month. But the stiffness and formulaic style that I think has plagued much of his artwork in recent years very much was on display in those two books.

Still, as I've often said, even mediocre Byrne is better than a lot of the stuff published by Marvel and DC, no question.


Other than the Byrne-style faces & forms, Blood of the Demon appeared (at least to me) to be quite different from his usual stuff. There seems to be a lot MORE to it.

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#567866 - 03/11/10 12:06 PM Re: Only at the John Byrne Forum ... [Re: Paul W. Sondersted, Jr.]
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On BLOOD OF THE DEMON, I'll say that Byrne sometimes seemed to channel some other influences -- Jack Kirby and Walt Simonson, to name two -- so that did add something to the mix.

I could be wrong about this, of course, but at least one DEMON cover by Byrne didn't look like Byrne to me at first, it looked like Simonson, and in a good way. Not a bad influence to have.

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#567872 - 03/11/10 12:44 PM Re: Only at the John Byrne Forum ... [Re: Lawson]
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I think the MTU with Spidey and Thor was awesome.

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#567873 - 03/11/10 12:46 PM Re: Only at the John Byrne Forum ... [Re: Joe Lee]
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Never seen it. Link to an image?

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#567877 - 03/11/10 01:14 PM Re: Only at the John Byrne Forum ... [Re: Lawson]
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You can't really tell by the cover so much, but the insides were awesome!


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#567899 - 03/11/10 02:50 PM Re: Only at the John Byrne Forum ... [Re: Joe Lee]
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When walks the living monolith!


[Anyone want to diagram that sentence?]

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#567900 - 03/11/10 02:50 PM Re: Only at the John Byrne Forum ... [Re: Joe Lee]
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That was indeed a cool issue. Tony DeZuniga handled the inks & the pairing was well done IMO.

There's a double page action shot with Thor yelling "I Say Thee Nay!!" that's quite cool!

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