Active Topics | Member List | Search | Help | Register | Login
Commissioned Artwork
Byrne Robotics > Commissioned Artwork << Prev Page of 12 Next >>
Topic: Insert Appropriate Freddie Mercury Reference - 05.05.07 Post ReplyPost New Topic
Author
Message
Chad Carter
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 16 June 2005
Posts: 9584
Posted: 05 May 2007 at 2:24pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

 

The heroes are no more "random" than any group of heroes. It's up to the creative team to GIVE them commonality. Nostalgia for the X-Men clouds the mind...the original team didn't last because they didn't have external storylines outside of Xavier's school. Not a problem with the Champions. The New X-Men had those subplots and Claremont kept the melodrama going, but let's not forget that it took YEARS of that "layering" before those X-Men achieved individual popularity based on their own stories as well as the ongoing series' stories.

There's infinitely MORE subplots and storylines to the Champions, as with any character or group of characters. Growth of character and character interaction will always result if the creators know what they're doing, and the Champions are just as ripe for that layering and definition as the X-Men. Moreso.

Back to Top profile | search
 
Paul Greer
Byrne Robotics Security
Avatar

Joined: 18 August 2004
Posts: 14191
Posted: 05 May 2007 at 2:59pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I have a fondness for The Champions myself. It's a horrible book to reread, but I loved them as a kid. The commission is top notch. My only complaint is the Vanisher aka unkown shadowy figure, should be hiding mysteriously in the back to make it perfect.
Back to Top profile | search
 
Shaun Crowell
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 16 April 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 874
Posted: 05 May 2007 at 3:04pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Nice piece JB love the Ghost Rider especially. Nice to see Black Goliath I agree that he would have been a natural for the Champions.

Wayne do you have your art collection online anywhere?
Back to Top profile | search e-mail
 
Leigh Hunt
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 20 April 2004
Posts: 296
Posted: 05 May 2007 at 3:06pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I think I have a new favourite commision. I LOVE The Champions. I picked up the two classics trades the otehr week even though I already own all the single issues. Worth it just for those few issues of Byrne art.

My favourite bit of the picture is seeing Darkstar again (RIP).
Back to Top profile | search
 
Joe Zhang
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 16 April 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 12857
Posted: 05 May 2007 at 3:12pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Two mutants, an ex-spy, a Greek god and a demon? Yup, only in comics! 
Back to Top profile | search e-mail
 
Joe Aten
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 31 May 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 373
Posted: 05 May 2007 at 3:15pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Hercules tearing that Sentinel apart is Awesome.  Shredding it like the paper it's drawn on.

Back to Top profile | search | www
 
Flavio Sapha
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 16 April 2004
Location: Brazil
Posts: 12912
Posted: 05 May 2007 at 3:20pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

This really made my day!  Thanks and congratulations to all involved in providing this masterpiece to the masses!
Back to Top profile | search
 
Michael Everall
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 31 March 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 640
Posted: 05 May 2007 at 3:23pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Awesome work, JB!

I like The Champions quite a bit, particularly Black Goliath. It'd be cool to see them revived, but they would need a lot of work.
Back to Top profile | search
 
Gerry Turnbull
Byrne Robotics Member
Avatar

Joined: 16 April 2004
Location: Scotland
Posts: 8766
Posted: 05 May 2007 at 3:27pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Dynamic and brilliant!!

Back to Top profile | search | www e-mail
 
John Byrne
Avatar
Grumpy Old Guy

Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 132764
Posted: 05 May 2007 at 3:59pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

...what exactly is the point of this team? To stick a bunch of random heroes together?

***

Originally, at least in-office, the book was described as "everybody who isn't already in a group."

Back to Top profile | search
 
John Byrne
Avatar
Grumpy Old Guy

Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 132764
Posted: 05 May 2007 at 4:03pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Nostalgia for the X-Men clouds the mind...the original team didn't last because they didn't have external storylines outside of Xavier's school.

***

In point of fact, it was that which gave the X-Men the 66 issues -- bimonthly! -- they originally lasted. The title spoke directly to the alienation felt by many fans. Just, in those days, not enough. ("Not enough" being defined as "sales Joe Quesade would sell his right arm to get today".)

Back to Top profile | search
 
John Byrne
Avatar
Grumpy Old Guy

Joined: 11 May 2005
Posts: 132764
Posted: 05 May 2007 at 4:05pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

…the Vanisher aka unkown shadowy figure…

***

Ah, yes. The most absurd attempt at a "mystery villain" since the Titanium Man was "hidden in shadows" in IRON MAN.

Back to Top profile | search
 

<< Prev Page of 12 Next >>
  Post ReplyPost New Topic
Printable version Printable version

Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

 Active Topics | Member List | Search | Help | Register | Login