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Joe Smith
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 10:34am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Yessir
That's incredible.
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Jon Refson
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 10:51am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Truly the stuff of dreams! Awesome!
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Tony Frye
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 10:51am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

What a fantastic, uncanny idea for a commission.
Love it.
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Brandon Pennison
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 11:03am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

This one really blew me away.  The full-sized scan is a treasure!
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John Byrne
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 11:06am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I hope there will be an Avengers-themed group shot someday.

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Hmm. Unless I took my cue from the FF piece, and stopped with the 100th issue, I could fill up a space like this with just characters who have been MEMBERS of the Avengers!!

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Jeremiah Avery
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 11:08am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Nathan, you are one lucky man!  As an X-Men fan, I am quite envious!  Is the Fantastic Four one yours as well?

I like how JB can have a huge crowd scene like this and everyone is able to be spotted and it doesn't feel cluttered.

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By the way --- my "philosophy" about these things has changed quite a bit since I did the FF piece, and I am less fond of characters just standing around, but I sure am glad that's what Nathan asked for here! Just imagining arranging all those characters in some kind of "action shot", all properly IN CHARACTER ----- Well, it makes my teeth peel!!
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John Byrne
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 11:11am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I like how JB can have a huge crowd scene like this and everyone is able to be spotted and it doesn't feel cluttered.

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But I still curse George Perez and that damn sense of BALANCE of his! Looking at this piece, it "leans" a bit to the left, at least to my eyes. I tried to balance the weights of characters, in terms of size and spotted blacks, but I just know George would have done it better. AND he'd have made it seem effortless!

Grrrrrrr. . . . . .

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Tony Frye
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 11:22am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Speaking of the the left side... who's the giant character in the background? I thought I knew every character that appeared during your run, but I can't remember this one.

Looks like a giant Sentinel. 
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Juan Jose Colin Arciniega
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 11:24am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Wow...superpiece of art!
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John Byrne
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 11:26am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Speaking of the the left side... who's the giant character in the background? I thought I knew every character that appeared during your run, but I can't remember this one.

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Modt, Second Guardian of the M'Kran Crystal, counterpart to Jahf (lower right corner), both from my first issue. Here's his fist, by Dave, on the cover. . .

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Brad Brickley
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 11:38am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

WOW!!  

Stick me in a brine and call me a pickle....What a great commission!  As soon as I opened it I knew it was Mr. Greno's.  What an inspired choice.  Great, great fun.  Man.  Great job JB.  Again, the commissions really are getting better with each one.  Thanks.

To paraphrase Yosemite Sam, "I hate you Greno."

WOW!
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Mark Haslett
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 12:04pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

MOTHER OF GOD!

This is wonderful! My new favorite commission!

The "standing around" pose adds a sense of nostalgia -- you quite a few poses like that back in the day that I stared at endlessly.  Great choice Nathan!!

But matching that old approach with your current drawing chops fulfills that part of me that has always wished you'd be able to do more of your X-Men. This is like getting several new X-Men comics in one drawing!!
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Flavio Sapha
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 12:07pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Interesting to see DOFP Wolverine and Kitty!
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John Byrne
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 12:19pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

But matching that old approach with your current drawing chops fulfills that part of me that has always wished you'd be able to do more of your X-Men.

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Ah, of such things are dreams made! But perhaps you recall what happened a while back, when some harmless speculation on this board, about me doing X-MEN EVERMORE in tandem with Chris' X-MEN FOREVER got a few overeager posters emailing Marvel about such a thing, and the Powers That Be over there climbing onto their very highest horses and insisting I must CALL and PROVE I am "serious".

Oh, for the days when "Yeah, that would be fun..." was all it took!

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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 12:33pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Wow.  I love it.
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Robbie Cook
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 12:51pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Slackjawed and drooling like a chimp - simply the BEST!

Geez this one had to be over $10 grand - look at the amazing detail.  This is the caliber of art St. Peter hands you at the golden gates!!!

JB I truly think you are entering a new "classic" era!  This along with those last two Spidey villians (Vulture...) commissions you are on a roll.
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 12:54pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

"and not knowing the character was meant to be Gay, Chris wrote him as BRITISH."

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I believe it was Norm MacDonald, when doing a story several years ago on SNL about Gays not being allowed to serve openly in the British Army, observerved, "One problem, though: how exactly do you tell if a British guy is Gay?"

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Nathan Greno
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Greg: Y'know, it occurs to me that this is a perfect compliment to the old FF piece JB did with all of the Lee/Kirby characters.

Intentional, Nathan?

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That's what JB wrote in his first post! :)

When I was a kid, I used to look at that FF poster for hours... I wanted something just like it, but something... different!





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Jamie Grey
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 12:55pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

...swallow.......faint.....
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Jeremiah: Nathan, you are one lucky man!  As an X-Men fan, I am quite envious!  Is the Fantastic Four one yours as well?

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I don't own the FF piece.
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Sergio Aledo
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Posted: 24 May 2010 at 1:16pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

How many of us have been working hard all day... gone back home tired and sad because of the difficulties at work... turn on the computer... Go to favorites... JB Forum... and seen that great wonder?... Well, at last It΄s been a fabolous day. Thanks Mr. B and... thanks Nathan.
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Jeremiah: Nathan, you are one lucky man!  As an X-Men fan, I am quite envious!  Is the Fantastic Four one yours as well?

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I don't own the FF piece.

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I wonder who does? For some reason I think it might be Jim Warden. But, whoever has it, I haven't seen it in years. Decades, even.

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Dan Avenell
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"I believe it was Norm MacDonald, when doing a story several years ago on SNL about Gays not being allowed to serve openly in the British Army, observerved, "One problem, though: how exactly do you tell if a British guy is Gay?"

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I love Norm McDonald and as a Brit am used to and even find it amusing how we are often portryaed as gay-ish, or at least not ultra-butch for US consumption (Hugh Grant, Wesley Snipes (30Rock), etc). But a funny example of how the real world is never quite as it seems was on a recent BBC documentary about the eighties, which on one hand focused on the New Romantic scene. Boy George and a few others apart, most of these make-up-wearers prancing around were dead straight - like Duran Duran, and Spandau Ballet. Cut to the emerging Gay scene, and the nightclub Heaven - all the actual gay guys are dressed like super-straight Yanks, a la Tom Of Finland - cowboy hats maybe, or just a trucker/jeans/moustache macho look.

It's changed a little over the last twenty or thirty years, and there are then and now gays who dress 'flamboyantly' like Quentin Crisp, but still the average homophobe cannot generally tell the difference between a straight emo/goth, who he thinks looks faggy, and an actual gay, who he would probably think works on a construction site by the way he dresses.

Anyway, I'd like it if Pyro was both Gay AND British if possible. They aren't mutually exclusive any more than they are synonymous.


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This guy owns the FF version:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=79067& ;GSub=11499
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