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John Byrne
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For X-Volume II. Thought it might be fun to do my versions of covers for issues in which I did the interiors, but others did the outsides. 'Member these?



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Mark McKay
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Posted: 02 June 2006 at 12:40pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Those are fantastic!
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Victor Manuel Fernandez Patiño
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Amazing!

Don't stop!

Please!

-somebody should convince ^^***** of putting more Omnibus material on sale!-

You should post every single drawing... Have you noticed how much we love them???


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Mark Haslett
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Posted: 02 June 2006 at 12:54pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

That re-do of the Magneto Triumphant cover is a dream come true!

What a clever staging of Wolverine's struggle-- the 3/4 angle has maybe even more drama than the original profile that George Perez chose!

I hope, in generous sincerity, that Dave Pruitt gets this edition.  I know it's one of his favorites.
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Ted Downum
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Posted: 02 June 2006 at 12:56pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I 'member, JB!  Those are gorgeous, especially the second one.  That Wolverine...wow!
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Mike O'Brien
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Posted: 02 June 2006 at 12:59pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Zoinks!  JB somehow improved on Perez??  Sacre-Bleu!

Ees zuch a zhock, eet's mad me spake in a terribleh Franch ak-sent!

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Juan Jose Colin Arciniega
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Posted: 02 June 2006 at 1:03pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Great EndPages!...We could not forget those two. Thanks Mr. Byrne!
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Trevor Krysak
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Posted: 02 June 2006 at 1:04pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

 More great reproductions. I really like the intensity on Wolverine's face on the second one.

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John Byrne
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JB somehow improved on Perez?

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Assuming that to be true, I guess it would only be
fair. George improved on what I did on the interior
pages, when he did the cover, so now, 30 years
later. . .
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Michael Penn
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Excellent work, indeed, Mr. Byrne!

Two questions:

[1] Why didn't you get first crack at the covers of so many X-MEN issues back when?

[2] Although you've mentioned that you today feel a bit distant from these characters, have these recent renderings in any way rekindled a bit of closeness?

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James Stewart
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Posted: 02 June 2006 at 1:19pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Yay another 2 in 1. Thanks again JB.
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John Byrne
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(1) Why didn't you get first crack at the covers of so
many X-MEN issues back when?

(2) Although you've mentioned that you today feel a
bit distant from these characters, have these recent
renderings in any way rekindled a bit of closeness?


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(1) I wasn't "good enough".

(2) Nope. (Which may be why these are turning out
as well as they are. I often find minimal emotional
attachment leads to improved rendering. It's
becomes solely about the art.)
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Juan Jose Colin Arciniega
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Now that i think about it...We had never seen you do a homage to FF1 with the All-New X-Men!

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Joe Hollon
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That exploding sound will be Dave Pruitt's eyes popping out of his head when he sees that second one. 
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Stephen Rockwood
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Posted: 02 June 2006 at 1:26pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Sweet pictures JB.
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John Byrne
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We had never seen you do a homage to FF1 with the All-New X-Men!

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But I did do it with the old ones!

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Sadly -- for Dave, not me! -- this volume is also already sold. As is the third.
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Brendan Howard
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Posted: 02 June 2006 at 1:29pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Thank you for sharing these with us, JB. They are truly beautiful pieces.
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Vinny Valenti
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Love that Wolverine too!
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Mark Haslett
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These are being sold to the same people who have the parking spots at the curb in front of the restaurants, get the hotel rooms with views, catch foul balls at the Yankee games, get stuck in elevators with supermodels and stuff like that, huh? 
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Wayne Osborne
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"get stuck in elevators with supermodels and stuff like that, huh?  "

I wish.

Keep up the great work, JB.  Loved the sweat on Wolverine's face.  You can feel the tension.  Terrific!

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Posted: 02 June 2006 at 1:52pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Great memories from those issues! It is really special to see your take on those covers. When I bought them I wondered why you didn't do more of the covers. 
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Juan Jose Colin Arciniega
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We had never seen you do a homage to FF1 with the All-New X-Men!

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But I did do it with the old ones!

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Now...have you ever been tempted to do one...but with the JLA?

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Wolverine's face is intense. I love it.

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Francesco Vanagolli
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Posted: 02 June 2006 at 2:22pm | IP Logged | 25 post reply

George Pérez has always been one of my favorite artists, but not one of my favorite cover artists. But the UNCANNY #112 cover was really amazing, one of the best covers I have ever seen on a X-Men book.

Odd coincidency, I bought the American comic (I owned only the Italian edition) just a week ago.

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