Tag John Byrne

Week 38: Doll Man Sandwich

I’m continuing to limit my Splash picks to ones I find in the eBay piles I’m working on during the week. My hope is to add some splash pages yet unseen online. John Spranger pencils and inks on this splash…

Week 31: Stay Calm

What is it about Batman and guns, Bob Kane knew it was an irresistible combo and used it well in this splash for Detective Comics #72. Rich Buckler and Klaus Janson give us a very unique two page splash in…

Week 15: Staying Strong

I hope everyone is doing well, staying healthy and staying sane. I thought I’d try a visualized tour of our current plight. With his beyond excellent splash to Giant-Size Man-Thing #5 Frank Brunner sums up the way most of us…

Covered 365: Day 363

Avengers #363, Marvel Comics, June 1993. Artist: Steve Epting. A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. What a great day for covers!…

Covered 365: Day 359

Incredible Hulk #359, Marvel Comics, September 1989. Artist: John Byrne. A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. Battle Royale from John Byrne…

Covered 365: Day 291

Batman #291, DC Comics, September 1977. Artist: Jim Aparo. Day #291 was a bit underwhelming though I do think the winner is a keeper. One of the most sought after Batman covers in this era is Jim Aparo’s cover to…

Covered 365: Day 280

Captain America #280, Marvel Comics, April 1983. Artist: Mike Zeck. I think Day 280 is a good day, lead by Mike Zeck’s very strong cover to Captain America #283. John Byrne’s cover to Fantastic Four #280 caught my eye, funny…

Covered 365: Day 276

Action Comics #276, DC Comics, May 1961, Artist: Curt Swan. Curt Swan wins the day with his very busy cover to Action Comics #276, it’s 1961 and doesn’t Supergirl look a little like Marilyn Monroe? I’m not sure why I…

Covered 365: Day 275

Conan #275, Marvel Comics, December 1993, Artist: Colin MacNeil. Colin MacNeil finally got Conan’s face right on his dramatic and fitting cover to Conan #275, the final issue in the epic run. This cover has always been a favourite of…

Covered 365: Day 274

Conan #274, Marvel Comics, November 1993, Artist: Colin MacNeil. What the heck?! Courage, that’s what it took to submit this cover to the editor. Hats off to Colin MacNeil for his cover to Conan #274, it gave me a Crazy…

Cold War: The Damocles Contract

I have really been enjoying John Byrne’s return to the X-Men on his Byrne Robotics site under the Fan Fic (Fan Fiction) heading. This link will get you to page one of issue one. We are about halfway through issue…

Covered 365: Day 262

Mickey Mouse #262, Gemstone, March February 1978, Artist: Ulrich Schroder. I did not find one cover today I could truly celebrate 🙁 We are 262 days in so getting this far along before hitting a rut should be seen as…

Covered 365: Day 259

Blackhawk #259, DC Comics, June 1983, Artist: Howard Chaykin. I’m super impressed by Howard Chaykin’s cover to Blackhawk #259, I’ll be honest and say I wasn’t even aware of this cover, now I want one. David Yardin endlessly impresses me…

Covered 365: Day 254

Superman #254, DC Comics, July 1972, Artist: Nick Cardy. I’ve gained a new appreciation for Nick Cardy thanks to this column. I think his cover to Superman #254 is a standout. Speaking of gaining a new appreciation, David Yardin has…

Covered 365: Day 251

Batman #251, DC Comics, September 1973, Artist: Neal Adams. We all knew it was coming, Neal Adams’ Batman #251 cover is one of the classic Joker covers, ever. I like the way John Byrne’s Cap looks on the cover of…

Covered 365: Day 249

Amazing Spider-Man #249, Marvel Comics, February 1984, Artist: John Byrne. Remember those old urban legends about the female secretaries winning weekly football pools because they picked by jersey colors? Well today I had it down to Daredevil #249 and Amazing…

Covered 365: Day 247

Four Color #247, Eastern Color, September 1949, Artist: Paul Norris. I’ve always wondered where that light bulb missing from my dining room chandelier went to. Now I know. Paul Norris took it! And he put it on Flash Gordon’s head…

Covered 365: Day 243

Superman #243, DC Comics, October 1971, Artist: Neal Adams. I tried so hard not to pick this cover, but this boy from the Balkans knows what he likes and I really like Neal Adams’ cover to Superman #243. Apologies to…

Covered 365: Day 236

Fantastic Four #236, Marvel Comics, November 1981. Artist: John Byrne, Marie Severin. I love this 20th Anniversary celebration cover to Fantastic Four #236 by John Byrne and Marie Severin. Yikes, I consider this a modern book and its 38 years…