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John Byrne
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Posted: 10 April 2016 at 2:26pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

11" x 17" illustration featuring Wonder Man fighting Thor, with background, the details are: - Thor in classic Silver Age costume

- Wonder Man in either 1st or 2nd costume, your choice

- please draw both characters angry

- background is a scene of devastation with characters still in battle; please do not draw damage to their costumes

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Brian Miller
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Posted: 10 April 2016 at 2:38pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

YES!

I really love the way you've been doing Thor's leg wrappings lately. And the reflections on Wonder-Man's goggles looks really cool. 
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Larry Gil
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Posted: 10 April 2016 at 3:03pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Awesome! A great Sunday afternoon surprise.
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Anthony J Lombardi
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Posted: 10 April 2016 at 3:13pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Wonderful piece JB. When I opened the thread to see the art I knew I would be impressed. but when I saw it an interesting feeling came over me. I was mildly disappoint with what I saw. I quickly thought where the heck did that feeling come from. I realized it was because there wasn't this amazing background to see.

By no means am I knocking this piece. I think it looks great. I've come to enjoy your backgrounds so much more than the figures. They have impressed me so much. It wasn't really to this moment that it even occurred to me.

Still that being said an exciting piece of work JB.
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John Byrne
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Posted: 10 April 2016 at 3:16pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

The request asks for "a scene of devastation," but I guessed the customer didn't really want the figures to be three inches tall so we could se a bunch of broken buildings.
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Jeremy Simington
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Posted: 10 April 2016 at 3:36pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

ZOUNDS--Thor looks amazing! Three things that keep grabbing my attention :
1. The wings on his helmet
2. The texture of Mjolnir
3. Thor's cape

I don't mean to slight Wonder Man and the background devastation, both of which are fantastic, but Thor is just WOW.
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Richard Stevens
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Posted: 10 April 2016 at 3:37pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I love all the heavy black - and the sheer *heaviness* of this piece. It really feels like Simon's just been socked into a building - and it HURT.
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Marc Cheek
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Posted: 10 April 2016 at 3:45pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Great piece!
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Sean Watson
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Posted: 10 April 2016 at 3:47pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

WOW!!! I can feel that punch. In the face spectacular!

Congrats to the commissioner.

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Doug Centers
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Posted: 10 April 2016 at 4:20pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Great action!!
Thor owed him that punch after Simon caught him with one in their first meeting..

By the way this is dated 1 month into the future.
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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 10 April 2016 at 4:40pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

AWESOME!!! Thor's punch can virtually be felt off the page!
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John Byrne
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Posted: 10 April 2016 at 5:05pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

By the way this is dated 1 month into the future.

•••

No it isn't. Where have YOU been?

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Wilson Mui
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Posted: 10 April 2016 at 5:16pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Wow!  Love it!
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Joe Aten
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Posted: 10 April 2016 at 5:52pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Thor punched poor Simon into May. 

I really like how the muscle definition on Simon and Thor's left arm looks. Is this Pitt brush pen?

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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 10 April 2016 at 6:36pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Thor punched poor Simon into May.

Ha!

Wonder Man has never fully clicked for me. I think it may be all of the constant
"second only to Thor" references to his strength level. Really? So he's stronger
than the Hulk? Stronger than Hercules? (Both of whom I believe should be
stronger than Thor.) Balderdash!

Hmmm… It seems like most of my recent comments have taken a turn toward
the negative. What's up with that?
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John Byrne
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Posted: 10 April 2016 at 6:52pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

I'm poisoning you, Wallace!
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Rich Marzullo
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Posted: 10 April 2016 at 8:50pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Quite possibly the best Thor you've drawn, JB! I love how far in the camera is. It really puts you right there with the characters!
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Ted Pugliese
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Posted: 10 April 2016 at 8:56pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

This is great! Wonder Man is one of my favorites!
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Brian Peck
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Posted: 10 April 2016 at 9:27pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

JB,
Is this the first time you have drawn this particular Wonder Man costume for a
commission. What about this version do you like since you had a choice
between the 1st two.
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By the way this is dated 1 month into the future.
•••

No it isn't. Where have YOU been?

...

Ha! I must have slept thru it :-)
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John Byrne
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Posted: 11 April 2016 at 5:19am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Is this the first time you have drawn this particular Wonder Man costume for a commission. What about this version do you like since you had a choice between the 1st two.

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This Wonder Man costume has appeared before in commissions. As to why I picked it, simplest reason of all: being in the first volume of my bound copies of AVENGERS, it was easiest to find! ;)

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Michael Penn
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Posted: 11 April 2016 at 7:34am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

JB has long said his style isn't "big" enough for Thor.

I respectfully disagree!
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 11 April 2016 at 7:42am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Rumble in the rubble!

Nice and weighty punch. If I stare at it long enough, the rubble seems to move... May not be good for my eyes!
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 11 April 2016 at 9:13am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

JB, did you do the redesign on Wonder Man from the safari jacket to the black-with-red-W?
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John Byrne
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Posted: 11 April 2016 at 9:21am | IP Logged | 25 post reply

Nope. I've contributed to designs for quite a few characters over the years, but Wonder Man was not one of them.
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