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John Byrne
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Posted: 13 January 2013 at 9:09am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

11x17 -- pretty obvious what was asked for, no?

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Yes. And it's wonderful!
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Paul Greer
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Posted: 13 January 2013 at 9:18am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Forget best of the year. This could be my favorite of all time. 
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Posted: 13 January 2013 at 9:25am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

For a character (Starfire) that is, to my eyes, done best when done by George Perez you have nailed it in this commission JB.
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For a character (Starfire) that is, to my eyes, done best when done by George Perez you have nailed it in this commission JB.

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George's Starfire is adorable -- and THAT'S the key. Sexy but above all cute. Which too many artists forget, in favor of standard issue sluttiness.

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Jason Mark Hickok
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Posted: 13 January 2013 at 9:43am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

That is amazing! I think even George would be jealous of how well you pulled this one off, JB!

2013 is rockin so far!
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Wallace Sellars
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That's great stuff, JB.

I wish those characters were still teens. (I realize Wolverine isn't a teen
here, but wonder how different the character would be now if the
original plan of him being a teenager would have stuck.)

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Very, very cool...a lost pin-up from the back of the crossover issue.
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Tim O'Neill
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WOW!!  That's pretty mind blowing!

The only DC title I read back when I was a kid was New Teen Titans.  After JB left X-MEN, it was a better team book than X-MEN.

Unbelievable to see these characters from JB alongside the X-Men - a simple yet wonderful commission idea.

You nailed it, JB!!


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I think even George would be jealous of how well you pulled this one off, JB!

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Well. . . .

Working on this, tho, I was very aware of the different "schools" of costume design represented in these characters from different epochs. The original "circus performer" influence in superhero costumes is very much in evidence in Robin, while George's "many lines" approach is from the other end of the spectrum. Dave's fondness for recurrent motifs is seen in his three characters, while my own tendency to "recycle" shows up in Kitty. (And to a somewhat lesser degree in my Wolverine costume, as it was heavily influenced by Dave's designs.)

Most noticeable, tho, is that the costumes tend to be "practical" -- their designs, whether heavy or light in detail, reflect the PURPOSE to which they will be put. No extraneous flanges, flaps, belts, buckles, pouches and all the other crackerjack that became so popular in later years.

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Rich Marzullo
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Posted: 13 January 2013 at 10:01am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Great piece! Cyclops is really standing out to me, he just looks so fantastic. I find it amazing in pieces like this how no one gets 'lost' in the background and everyone looks so individual and like they should. I real testament to your artistic abilities JB.
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Posted: 13 January 2013 at 10:06am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Beautiful... and lush!
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Paul Greer
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I can't stop looking at this one. Even more impressive is how this fits so well at 11x17. Just a magnificent job, JB. 
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Dan Marcoux
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Posted: 13 January 2013 at 10:09am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

This one is mine.  Consider my jaw duly dropped.

The big scan is in the Crossovers Gallery here:  http://www.artofjohnbyrne.com/gallery/index.php?album=commis sions%2Fcrossovers


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Posted: 13 January 2013 at 10:11am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Instalove
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Dan, I love your DC/Marvel theme. Are you just sticking with the 70's/80's crossovers?
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Great idea, Dan!  Truly an instant classic.


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Jason Mark Hickok
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Posted: 13 January 2013 at 10:36am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Congrats, Dan. It's incredible!
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Posted: 13 January 2013 at 10:41am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

AWESOME!
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Posted: 13 January 2013 at 10:47am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Yes! Congrats to you, Dan...phenomenal commission!!!

Now where are the other 64 pages?!?
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Posted: 13 January 2013 at 10:54am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

She was never my favourite Titan, but Raven is really
jumping out at me in this one. Can't take my eyes off her!
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Posted: 13 January 2013 at 11:03am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Wow.....would love to see a JB drawn crossover, set in the 1980s!!
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Posted: 13 January 2013 at 11:16am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Wow this is a great one!  I'll have to study it for awhile to take it all in but I think I can start off with at least one definitive comment:  Best Cyclops ever!!!!
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Posted: 13 January 2013 at 11:28am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Nice!
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Posted: 13 January 2013 at 11:30am | IP Logged | 25 post reply

Wow.....would love to see a JB drawn crossover, set in the 1980s!!

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I'll be wandering thru the 80s in FINDERS OF LOST CHILDREN, but only for one regular sized issue. Not sure I could deal with all that puffy hair and big shoulders much longer!

(And it may turn out to be the 90s anyway!!)

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