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Nathan Greno
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Ever since JB started drawing these X-pages, I've seen a ton of articles covering "will it or won't it happen". I've read rumors of JB possibly doing a "Vision comic for Marvel" -- and rumors of Marvel canceling an X-Men coloring book to possibly solidify their relationship with John.  

What I find most interesting: Many times there's a secondary source that's sited for information on what's being said on this site (the twitter account "@JohnByrneSays" gets referenced a lot) -- but given that this site exists, and John actually posts here, why aren't more journalists coming here to ask questions for their articles? Why do they turn to "@JohnByrneSays"?

Couldn't the journalists just post a question here about a possible Vision series and see what "John Byrne says"? 

I'm just curious why they aren't coming here to ask questions... it's a direct source to the subject. 
  

  
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JB: What many fans don’t seem to understand is that we’re not machines, so all our “steps” won’t necessarily be in the right direction, and when a wrong path is taken, sometimes it can take a while to find the way back.

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Personally, I like to see artists evolve. It's exciting. I looked forward to every new Bowie album because I never knew what I was going to get. Sure, the newest album wasn't always my favorite -- but I always appreciated him trying something new. 


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I worry about people who devote time and effort to poring over a piece like this, looking for who isn’t there. How about devoting a portion of that intellectual energy to considering WHY Bobby is “missing”?

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Anyone who read JB's issues of the All New, All Different X-Men can figure it out. (Also, Iceman is damned hard to draw properly, so if one can avoid it, why not do so? And yes, I read X-MEN: THE HIDDEN YEARS, where it obviously couldn't be avoided.) 
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Please don’t invent your own reasons for why I have or have not done something.
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I'm just curious why they aren't coming here to ask questions... it's a direct source to the subject. 

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Well the journalists to come here to ask questions, they would need to become members. I suppose that perhaps they find it a waste of time/energy for only one occasion because after that, they won't need to visit the Forum again!
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I'm just curious why they aren't coming here to ask questions... it's a direct source to the subject. 
  
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After all the tall tales they've heard over the years about him, they probably think John Byrne is going to eat them like the Big Bad Wolf they think he is. All joking aside, it does seem weird how many websites credit the wrong secondary sources rather than the official John Byrne one that comes up first in a simple Google search. How lazy can "journalists" be?


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Makes me wonder what sort of questions they’re planning to ask, that they’d expect me to become all wrathful and vengeance seeking.
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Jeffrey Rice
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Do you have a Great and Powerful Oz set up for interviews?
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JB: Makes me wonder what sort of questions they’re planning to ask, that they’d expect me to become all wrathful and vengeance seeking.

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The quality of coverage in this realm of entertainment is pretty dire, and the fact that bringing questions directly here represents some kind of threshold is evidence of why.

It takes at least a small portion of guts to be a decent journalist. Coming here to ask questions doesn't require any. And yet...
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The fact of the matter is the majority of these people are as much true journalists as I am a NASA astronaut. In other words, not at all!
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This is interesting. I'd seen earlier versions of Nightcrawler, by Dave, but this is the first time I've seen the typed description of the character. Fuzzy elf indeed!!

The "X" on his costume is obviously a later addition, based on the description in the copy. Still a member of the Legion of Substitute Heroes, there.

Intrigued by the idea that he "appears and disappears", but no reference to long distance teleportation. The "invisible in shadow" bit was there from the start, apparently, tho it took a while to show up in UNCANNY.

With so much baggage, I wonder how Nightcrawler was even considered for the X-Men, where each member of the team was supposed to have AN extra power/ability.

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Nightcrawler, as originally imagined, would have seemed more vicious than even Wolverine. At least, his sense of humor would have made it appear that way.
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Had a nasty thought. Assume this series happens, and to make it easier for the more mini-brained readers to digest, we establish it as a parallel universe (as mentioned before).

How long before someone insists on doing a "crossover"?

That happened at DC, with GENERATIONS, even tho the title was clearly labeled as an "imaginary series".

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If I were in your place, JB, I'd make it part of the deal for returning to Marvel that such a thing cannot occur with that series. I realize,  though, this would require Marvel to actually honor such a deal. Hopefully,  the current regime is better at that than the past "Powers That Were."
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Cool, hadn't seen that.

Stayed true to the "but, doesn't do it often" teleporting early on. I don't think he averaged once an issues those first 7 or 8.
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That's a very interesting description of early Nightcrawler. It's funny how from a character's initial concept that they naturally morph into their own. Like the character decides his own description - not you!
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Note, too, that conceived as a DC character, Nightcrawler was “de-uniqued” right out of the box!
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THIS just dropped on YouTube (courtesy of SyFyWire):

John Byrne Answers If He Will Return to the X-Men
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I don’t exactly do that, do I?
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In that video, I love JB's spontaneous demurring head-shake upon being called "the great."
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That was pretty cool. 


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And yet, Mr. Byrne, you managed to set up a crossover of sorts with Generations anyhow!
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...I see we have the same taste in wall calendars, JB!
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...I see we have the same taste in wall calendars, JB!

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How could it be otherwise?

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Well, I did get the SHIPS OF THE LINE calendar, last year, but only because it was TOS-centric (since it was released in late 2016, in honor of the 50th anniversary). Since this year’s calendar went back to a mix of ships from the entire span of series and movies, I instead bought the traditional, character-based calendar. I really dig it though. The use of the Bridge computer panel graphics is a very nice touch.


Anyway, if this series does indeed happen, it might just make me buy a new Marvel book for the first time in 15 years. Which is no small accomplishment! 


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