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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
    He had some really great runs. His Fantastic Four is still a good read today.
    I started reading FF when I picked up #188, but I didn't become a hardcore fan until Byrne's run. I love everything about it. He used pretty much every FF villain in his run and the stories were amazing. And that art.....unreal.

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    IMO, there are three eras of Fantastic Four. Kirby+Lee, Byrne, and all the rest of those guys.
    I would say Lee/Kirby, Byrne and Hickman are the three eras and my three favorite FF runs of all time. And then the rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surf View Post


    I've been in a Charlton Comics Western phase for over a year now so when I think of Byrne it's always Doomsday +1. I've got most of them but I need a couple more and then I'm looking forward to reading it. He's one of the greats.
    I remember finding a copy of Rog2000 and I knew immediately who the artist was. Never heard of the character or anything, but I grabbed the book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surf View Post


    I've been in a Charlton Comics Western phase for over a year now so when I think of Byrne it's always Doomsday +1. I've got most of them but I need a couple more and then I'm looking forward to reading it. He's one of the greats.
    So clearly him. As I look back on it, Byrne was one of the first seven artists whose work I could always identify without reading the credits, no matter who inked him.

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    Ma Sha'a Allah. I keep forgetting 1980 was 40 years ago.
    Happy Birthday Mr. Byrne, I don't know why you've changed your style, but I'll always be a fan.
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    Raise a glass to Mr. Byrne!

    He's the one who got me into X-Men, loved the art in those early Byrne/Claremont issues. But yes his FF run was second only to Kirby, and man the Kirby/Lee bar is a super high one. Sad that we seem unable to get someone else to write a really good FF. Byrne made it look easy.

    And Superman, as has been said. He was a great choice to lead the effort in bringing Superman back to popularity after COIE. My real Superman hero of that era is Ordway, though.
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    A Very Happy Birthday indeed to the Byrne-Meister! I started my Fantastic Four with him, and She-Hulk was a member so I followed him to her Sensational solo. He made her my favorite superheroine.

    He had the monumental task of doing the covers for the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition until #11.

    Also he did the cover for Fantaco Enterprises' Fantastic Four Chronicles.



    And since I've been delving into Hasbro's IDW titles with G.I. Joe, and the Transformers to a lesser extent during the lockdown, here's a cover Byrne did for IDW in 2016.

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    Happy belated bd John Byrne.

    I grew up with his works and he sure made an impact on me. So many outstanding books, truly one of the masters.

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    While collecting Marvel's Transformers and G.I.Joe comic in the 80's I'd only happen upon Byrne mentioned in various Marvel house ads that I'd figured he was some big shot comic creator back then.

    It wasn't until the mid-90's that I got the Marvel Superheroes Megazine that happened to reprint Byrne's brief Hulk run that the artwork immediately got me hooked that I went out to buy back issues of Superman and throughout the years anything that John Byrne had a hand in.

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