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John Byrne
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 5:01am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Approx 20x30 inches

Inspired, of course, by. . .

(Full sized, @ 200dpi, en route to Dan for the Gallery)

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Whole lot of flashbacks working on this one. But one in particular stands out.

Of course, after all these years, I had to pull reference for a lot of these characters, including the Hellfire Club guys. Flipping thru those issues, I came across the scene where Wolverine attacks the guards in the basement of the Club. At one point one of the goons gets the drop on him, and fires at him with a machine gun. Wolverine drops behind some crates, to emerge virtually unscathed a few seconds later.

When we plotted that moment, Chris and I were playing up Wolverine's "healing factor". The dialog was supposed to indicate that the slugs had gone straight thru, which is why Logan why able to heal so fast. But when Shooter saw the pages, he ordered Chris to rewrite it, indicating that the shots had only "grazed" Wolverine -- which was, of course, not at all what I had drawn.

Logan healing that fast was, Shooter declared, "unrealistic".

Time it was, and what a time it was. . .

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kevin linacre
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 5:18am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Absolutely brilliant,the buyer has got a real gem.
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William Roberge
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 5:19am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Just made me smile.....Nice job.

Edited by William Roberge on 24 May 2010 at 5:19am
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Christos Seros
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 5:20am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

This is AMAZING!

JB with every commission you seem to be getting betting and better. How is that possible?

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Joe Zhang
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 5:20am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Wow, that's the ultimate visual retrospective. 
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Charles Fleury
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 5:22am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Very nice.

Does anyone have a link to the Fantastic Four inspirtation?

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Michael Penn
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 5:30am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Wow...!!!
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John Byrne
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There it is. . .

After I "finished" the piece, I sat staring at it for several minutes, seeking out that one unfinished detail that almost always seems to appear after I have scanned the work.

In this case, it's Cyclops' left forearm, which is lacking the blacks. ARGH!!!

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David Philpott
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 5:32am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Really love the smiles on all the X-men's faces. Banshee looks great with the pipe. Even got a robot nanny! Congrats Nathan Christmas comes early.Anybody seen Juggernaut?
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John Byrne
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 5:35am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Anybody seen Juggernaut?

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Except for a brief "walk on" with Black Tom Cassidy, Juggernaut did not appear during my run.

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Marcel Chenier
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 5:52am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I opened the page and the words "Oh . . . my . . . god" dropped from my slackened jaw.
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Ben Mcvay
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 5:56am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Love Arcade in there.

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John Young
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 5:59am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

WOW!
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Bill Catellier
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 6:01am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

awsome!!  What a visual treat.  I've never seen the FF piece either so a double treat for me.  Thanks for sharing, JB!!
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Kevin Moorhead
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 6:05am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

WOW!!!  I'm definitely gonna have to steal this one.
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Jodi Moisan
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 6:06am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Holy Mackinnolly!!!!! I feel like I've just seen pictures from a really cool reunion. This is just too much greatness for my brain to process fully.


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David Ferguson
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 6:07am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

That's a lot of work. Wow.
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Brian Burnham
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 6:07am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

excellent idea and brilliant execution...............can't wait to see the full size version
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Dwayne Gassmann
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 6:11am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

What a way to start a Monday! Hopefully this is a good omen of the week to come.
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Kevin Brown
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 6:16am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Yeah, but where's Waldo?

 

Ok, seriously, that's just an incredible piece.  Whomever gets it has a true prize.

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John Byrne
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 6:24am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Yeah, but where's Waldo?

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Well, there's a Walter. . .

Okay, no Waldo. But there IS a "Mystery Guest". Can you spot him?

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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 6:31am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

JB, every character you draw looks "right" no matter who the first artist to draw them may have been.
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 6:35am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Presumably this is Nathan's and ods bodikins, what a wonderful, monumental piece of X-art.

What does the sign say that Aurora is holding up?

Took me ages to spot the young Kitty Pride, for some reason. Everyone looks as they should -- quite an accomplishment to draw so many characters so many years later and have them all look darn near definitive. I like how relaxed and content the good Professsor looks, and how miserable and scared the future Logan and Kate Pryde look.

Other nice touches include how cheerful all the Alphans are with the exception of Northstar, the presence of Senator Kelly, how dastardly you always manage to make Mastermind look (Boo! Hisssss!) and the nice symmetry formed by Angel and Snowbird.

Everywhere you look summons the ghost of a fondly-remembered storyline.

Looking forward to poring over the details when the full sized one appears.

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Scott Daggett
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 6:38am | IP Logged | 25 post reply

That is a truly amazing piece!  Whoever commissioned this is gonna be one happy camper!
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