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Ryan Maxwell
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When's the BBQ? I'll bring chips.
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Thinking about the FF poster-

JB,

I first time I saw the FF poster was in a comic called "The Fantastic Four Chronicles" (1982 - published by FantaCo) It was a the centerfold of the comic.

How did the piece then go on to become a Marvel poster?

  

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Nathan Greno
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Trying to think of a DC hero that would work well in the FF poster format. I can't think of many that would fit...?

Batman comes to mind.

Captain Marvel?

Hm. I can't think of many...

 

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John Byrne
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Thinking about the FF poster-

JB,

I first time I saw the FF poster was in a comic called "The Fantastic Four Chronicles" (1982 - published by FantaCo) It was a the centerfold of the comic.

How did the piece then go on to become a Marvel poster?

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When I was working on the FF, Marvel wanted to do a poster, and I suggested using that piece. It had to be modified slightly (completing the figures to the sides, adding Attuma, etc) but other than that it was just what they were looking for.

Speaking of the FF CHRONICLES, one of my most heartwarming experiences as a professional comicbook artist was being in a shop in Chicago (anonymously) when the book was on the stands, and seeing a couple of kids looking at it. They were maybe 10 years old, boys, and when they reached that center spread image one of them said "Look! The Fantastic Four, their friends and foes!"

The moment could not have been more perfect if Stan Lee himself had scripted it!

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Trying to think of a DC hero that would work well in the FF poster format. I can't think of many that would fit...?

Batman comes to mind.

Captain Marvel?

Hm. I can't think of many...

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Problem becomes vintage, doesn't it? Silver Age versions of Superman or Batman might produce "crowd scenes" like this, but those are not "my" characters in the way the FF and the X-Men are.

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A group shot of Superman surrounded by the characters of your MOS/Superman/Action runs would be quite a crowd-- all together for their curtain call. For me, that would carry something of the same emotional charge as the X-Men or FF group shots.  JB, your ability to depict personality and relationships in these crowd scenes makes me think I'd love one of these for every title you had a long association with. This crowd shot carries the "mental weight" of a whole comic book. It's like getting anew issue of your run all in a single image. You really make it a"visit" with old friends.

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Flavio Sapha
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when they reached that center spread image one of them said "Look! The
Fantastic Four, their friends and foes!"

The moment could not have been more perfect if Stan Lee himself had
scripted it!
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Heart-warming!

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Nathan Greno
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Mark: A group shot of Superman surrounded by the characters ofyour MOS/Superman/Action runs would be quite a crowd-- all togetherfor their curtain call. For me, that would carry something of thesame emotional charge as the X-Men or FF group shots.

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I have read JB's Superman run a number of times--- and I LOVE it!!!-- but I don't know if I would ever request a Superman poster from JB. It's odd. I made an Alpha Flight list for a poster... and discarded the idea. I LOVE JB's AF! There are few titles/charaters that work for these "posters" imho.

Spider-Man would work.

The Avengers would work.

 

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Clint Ludwick
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Defenders would be kinda neat!
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John Byrne
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MY LACK OF GOD, THERE'S A CHARACTER MISSING!!!!!!

Someone Nathan didn't ask for, and I didn't even think about!

ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Brian Miller
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Well, damn, JB. I've gone over it and gone over it and still can't figure out who you missed.
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Brian Miller
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 JB wrote:
Segueing briefly into the time travel thread, it would be somewhat gratifying to step thru a wormhole to 1977, with this piece tucked under my arm, to show my younger self that it will, in the long result, work out okay!

How would your younger self feel with how long you stayed on the book? Or how you decided to leave?

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