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Posted: 26 May 2005 at 7:44pm | IP Logged | 1  

Yeah do check out JB's FF run, some of the best and
most beloved comics ever published... which is
funny considering the way people talk about JB
today.

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As we all know, my run on FF is "second only to Lee
and Kirby". Oh -- except when I was working on it.
Then it was vastly inferior to my X-MEN work -- you
know. The old stuff. It was better.
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Andy Smith
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Posted: 26 May 2005 at 7:57pm | IP Logged | 2  

wow, JB you're slipping my man...all those people look like brothers and sisters...try a little harder...;).

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Posted: 26 May 2005 at 8:05pm | IP Logged | 3  

The number pad location #8 "Reed Richards" if by far my favorite Reed. It's from the FF: Hidden Years isn't it when the FF took a vacation to the dark continent?
/sarcasm off
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Murray Roach
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Posted: 26 May 2005 at 9:12pm | IP Logged | 4  

 John Byrne wrote:
As we all know, my run on FF is "second only to Lee
and Kirby". Oh -- except when I was working on it. Then it was vastly inferior to my X-MEN work -- you know. The old stuff. It was better.

Yep.  And your X-Men "wasn't as good as what Cockrum had done".

John, you ever just write off all the constant, pointless complaints as "the price of fame"?

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Greg Waller
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Posted: 26 May 2005 at 9:47pm | IP Logged | 5  

JB's faces is one of the reasons I love his work so much!

Its a shame the retailer in question feels the need to insult the very
product he's trying to sell, in front of the very customer(s) seeking to buy
it. Said potential customer subsequently leaves the store empty handed,
and the retailer finds himself without the few bucks he would have had in
his cash register if he had kept his opinions to himself (perhaps without
realizing it?).

Why is this business doing so poorly, again?

-Greg
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I love the evolution of JB's Reed Richards.  He had the look of the previous artist for a few issues and slowly crafted the image into his own.  Never had his work jumped out at me (WHOEW! THERE IS A NEW ARTIST ON THE TITLE!), he is great at transitions.  Matter of fact most of the characters he illustrated had the dignity and respect for the previous artist style.  JB's finest work were respecting the era of the FF in X-Men: Hidden Years, and Namor. 

The newest face in the Byrne female gallery appears in the latest issue of DP.  A good looking blond staring at something and her back is to the wall. 

 

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Posted: 26 May 2005 at 10:28pm | IP Logged | 7  

Looking at those faces it's obvious all of them are Reed’s!

He can alter his features... add a little make up, some wigs and voila!

Caramba, JB you are not even trying!

(Just kidding…)
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Posted: 26 May 2005 at 10:30pm | IP Logged | 8  

 Tim O'Neill wrote:
Reed Richards is a master chameleon! Is there
nothing that man can't do?


Cure Ben Grimm's condition and (a bit more pedestrian) Alicia Masters's
blindness.
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Posted: 26 May 2005 at 10:42pm | IP Logged | 9  

Or her color.  It looks like Alicia went into that color changing machine Lois Lane did in her own title.  Alicia appears black in the film.  I could be wrong, maybe Ben and her stayed too long at Coney Island.

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Eric Kleefeld
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Posted: 26 May 2005 at 10:43pm | IP Logged | 10  

Reed can't cure Alicia's blindness for an obvious reason: ongoing,
mainstream comic book characters can't solve regular problems, even if
they're serious ones like blindness or cancer. Otherwise you have a
serious difference between that setting and the real world.
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To jb and other artistically inclined readers:  I get the impression that it is a lot easier to individualize male faces than female.  While you get a variety of hairstyles for women, it seems like you're a lot more restricted in what you can do with the facial features while still retaining 'beauty'.  Is that true?  Obviously, jb pulled it off in the samples above.

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 John Byrne wrote:
Yeah do check out JB's FF run, some of the best and
most beloved comics ever published... which is
funny considering the way people talk about JB
today.

******


As we all know, my run on FF is "second only to Lee
and Kirby". Oh -- except when I was working on it.
Then it was vastly inferior to my X-MEN work -- you
know. The old stuff. It was better.

IMO, the FF run was better in terms of execution, but the Uncanny run is more beloved.

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