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Chuck Wells
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 6:43am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

This group shot perfectly captures that era, and does so in truly magnificent fashion. I have to admit that seeing this, the very morning after "LOST" ended so wonderfully, left me reeling with emotion all over again.

There is just so much "right" about the history represented by this piece of art. Congratulations to whomever receives this gem, and to John for demonstrating - yet again - how to honor comics and the characters that we've all loved.

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Aki Himmanen
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 6:50am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Wow. Er, wow!

As to the mystery guest... there's someone lurking behind Wolverine, but I'm afraid I don't recognise him.

(edited post-viewing of big version. Might as well add another "wow!" after seeing all that glorious detail.)


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Michael Arndt
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 7:03am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

What is laying on the floor under Colossus' foot?

Wow. Great looking, JB. Love the layout of all the characters.

You still draw the best Cyclops.



Edited by Michael Arndt on 24 May 2010 at 7:13am
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Michael Arndt
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 7:04am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Is the mystery guest the character you created for the next generation of X-Men? Can't remember his name.
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Koroush Ghazi
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 7:14am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Stunning. So much detail and nostalgia all wrapped up into one panorama.
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John Byrne
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 7:19am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

JB with every commission you seem to be getting betting and better. How is that possible?

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Well, "John" means "a gift of God", so. . . .

Seriously -- working on this piece, and flipping thru the pertinent volumes of ESSENTIAL X-MEN, of course had me flipping past pages of Dave Cockrum's art, and being reminded of how very, very, very intimidated I felt following him on the book.

Segueing briefly into the time travel thread, it would be somewhat gratifying to step thru a wormhole to 1977, with this piece tucked under my arm, to show my younger self that it will, in the long result, work out okay!

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Dan Marcoux
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 7:20am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

The full-size scan has been added to the Gallery.

http://www.artofjohnbyrne.com/gallery/co
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John Byrne
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 7:25am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Thanks, Dan!
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Paul Greer
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 7:39am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

What an amazing piece to wake up and see first thing in the morning. I love the Dazzler poster on the floor. No one does X-Men as well as JB!

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Carmen Bernardo
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 7:46am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Looking at these and the thread title brings to mind that old Billy Joel tune from which the lyrics are sung.  Always good to see the characters therein in the same way that I was introduced to them.

   Speaking of Jim Shooter and "unrealistic" healing factors... he must've had a very selective suspension of disbelief there.  Wolverine's healing factor would be no more realistic than the Hulk punching his way through a battleship without even putting a scratch on his knuckles.  Yeesh!

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Jeff Gillmer
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 7:56am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

OK, who's behind Wolverine?  There's a torso and what looks like a classic X-Men uniform, but I can't tell who it is.
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Dan Avenell
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 7:56am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Words fail me...

Yes, there's someone lurking behind Wolverine, you can just make out a glove and an X-Men uniform - but I can't identify the character.
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Wilson Mui
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 7:59am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

This piece is amazing!
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Mal Gardiner
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 8:03am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Wolverine twice is a nice touch - in the black and tan, and "Days of Future Past" Colonel Logan. Pretty cool, boss. And anything that has your Hellfire goons gets me smiling every time... I reckon the funniest part of this one would've been Jim getting the commission request, checking the price list, and running out to buy a bigger calculator :-)

 

*edited added funniest*



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Nathan Greno
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 8:05am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

AWESOME!!!!

Thank you, John!!! I am one lucky boy! :D

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

 

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Mal Gardiner
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 8:09am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Ha! Just twigged to Modt and Jahf hanging in there, too - great!
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Dan Avenell
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 8:10am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

However much it cost, in the absence of a time machine I bet that piece is a sure-fire way of making your future self pretty rich - if you could ever bear to part with it.
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Nathan Greno
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 8:19am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

JB: Okay, no Waldo. But there IS a "Mystery Guest". Can you spot him?

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YES!

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Nathan Greno
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 8:21am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

...but it took awhile to find him!
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Eric White
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 8:22am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

That's JB's Caliban behind Wolverine. I think!!
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John Byrne
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 8:23am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Thank you, John!!! I am one lucky boy!

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Glad you like it, Nathan! Not nearly so many "extra" characters, this time. Your list was pretty comprehensive! But I did add Mr. Chambers, to go with Arcade and Miss Locke, and three extra Sentinels, since they ALWAYS travel in packs!

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Jim Miscedra
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 8:25am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Eric,

You beat me to it by seconds.

http://www.artofjohnbyrne.com/gallery/sketches/sketch-marvel /sketch-xmen/Caliban2.jpg.php?p=*full-image

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uko smith
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 8:26am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Damn. Simply amazing
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Nathan Greno
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JB: Glad you like it, Nathan! Not nearly so many "extra" characters, this time. Your list was pretty comprehensive! But I did add Mr. Chambers, to go with Arcade and Miss Locke, and three extra Sentinels, since they ALWAYS travel in packs!

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I really love it! Thank you for adding the extra characters, JB!! I can't stop looking at it..... I wish I didn't have meetings all day!!

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This is just unbelievable!  Absolutely perfect!



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