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Taavi Suhonen
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Posted: 05 September 2008 at 3:38am | IP Logged | 1  

When I was going through my comic piles, I came across the Finnish edition of Toxic Crusaders 1-2. In the second story (from issue 2) Toxic and gang are walking through a sewer where they are spied upon by a cyborg rat. Then I noticed that the rat had Byrne Robotics written on its side.

Anybody else come across a reference to our host in unexpected places?
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Michael Heide
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The ONI PRESS COLOR SPECIAL 2001. Several characters are trying to find out who killed Mike Allred's Madman. And it turned out to be John Byrne AKA Ultimate Ego the Living Planet.
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Various of my "fellow professionals" taking potshots at me hardly qualifies
as "unexpected", does it? "Disappointing". "Tiresome". "Boring". But
"unexpected"?
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Flavio Sapha
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When I lived in Moscow there was a billboard on the road to Sheremetyevo airport with a big super-hero advertising real estate (IIRC).  It was very clearly a swipe from the last page of Man of Steel # 1, when Superman flies off in costume for the first time. It even had the trademark JB cheeks. 
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Michael Heide
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"Various of my "fellow professionals" taking potshots at me hardly qualifies
as "unexpected", does it? "Disappointing". "Tiresome". "Boring". But
"unexpected""

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I didn't expect it in that story. And it's been ages since I read it.
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Bill Mimbu
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Apart from the friendly "obituary exchange" between JB and Joe Staton during the Charlton E-Man run, the only other unexpected Byrne reference I remember off the top of my head was the "Big Belly Burgers" icon (JB ala "The Big Boy") battling Superman on the splash page of the Action Comics (?) issue where Mr. Myxlplyx challenges Superman to turn his face blue...

BTW JB, Joe Staton did admit to being the one to starting that Charlton exchange, but only after his wife reminded him of it (during his autograph session at SDCC '08).  He really had a belly-laugh when I pointed out that you still had the "last word" with the Staton obit in one of your WHAT THE? stories.



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…was the "Big Belly Burgers" icon (JB ala "The Big Boy")

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That was Andy Helfer.

What DO you guys think I look like? It's not like I've been shy about
plastering my mug all over my books and this site!!
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Bill Mimbu
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Well JB, my apologies for the mistaken identity!  

(off to Google who Andy Helfer is...)



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Kevin Brown
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Not sure if this actually qualifies or not, but my favorite is when John Byrne gets murdered on an episode of "Law & Order".
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Andrew Hess
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The JB reference in the Oni Special was sad.

It would have been funny if JB had had anything to do with it, as he did when he has lampooned himself in the past, but having the comics community try to ridicule him was pathetic.

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Joe Zhang
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Making "fun" of JB doesn't make a pro a bad person. But it won't make him a good artist or writer. In fact, for this bunch, nothing ever would. 
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Richard Callaghan
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Various of my "fellow professionals" taking potshots at me hardly qualifies
as "unexpected", does it? "Disappointing". "Tiresome". "Boring". But
"unexpected"?


John, did you ever see the FF issue (ISTR it was by Steve Englehart, though I'll check) that said that She Hulk was being stalked by an admirer called John who used to work on her book and wouldn't let up? I'll find out the exact details if you're not familiar and curious, though it didn't really strike me as a "dig", it struck me as a playful in-joke in this instance.

Also, did you ever see the one Kirby did?
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