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Posted: 12 March 2018 at 12:06pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Amazon is currently listing a JOHN CARTER volume by... me!

I have no memory of doing this!!

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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 12 March 2018 at 12:11pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I suppose given your body of work, Mr Byrne, one could not possibly retain every memory. 

I see it with others, e.g. wrestlers struggling to recall specific matches, actors claiming they don't remember working on a specific movie or show, etc. 

Plus, it was a long time ago, eh? 
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Robert Shepherd
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Don't know how you got listed on that at all. You weren't even a contributor, according to the inside credits.

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This cover is credited to you, JB, with Rudy Nebres as inker. He overwhelmed your pencils, it appears. I am thinking this is why you are listed.

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Dave B Stewart
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Posted: 12 March 2018 at 12:47pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Pretty sure that's Frank Miller.
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Posted: 12 March 2018 at 1:27pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

That's me. But on the basis of that I am listed as "author"?
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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 12 March 2018 at 3:48pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Pencilling one single panel got you listed on the cover of The Spirit Magazine #30 (the 'Jam' issue). But yes, it might be unfair to your fans if they buy something like that on the basis of the credit.

I remember trying to will my spirit to Barsoom for some reason when I was pretty young and had just read the first ERB book. :^)
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Matt Hawes
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Amazon's system for credits is pretty wonky. I learned this when I published a collection through Amazon's Createspace. It doesn't really allow for properly distinguishing contributor's credits on its site's pages.
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Dave B Stewart, Frank Miller did the interiors on that issue.
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Matt Hawes
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Looking at Amazon for the book in question, that isn't even the Marvel Comics version! It's the Jesse Marsh collection, which was originally published by Dell long before JB worked professionally. Weird!

It's definitely a mistake, then. I am pretty sure there wasn't another "John Byrne" in comics, that I ever heard. Paul S. Newman was the writer. Dark Horse's website doesn't credit any "John Byrne" as part of the collection, either:  LINK!


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Jean-Francois Joutel
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Posted: 12 March 2018 at 4:06pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Thanks Amazon, for crushing our dreams.
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Posted: 12 March 2018 at 4:15pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

"Ironically", I could imagine having quite a bit of fun with John Carter. I mean, c'mon! Who doesn't love Tharks?*

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* Atchully, Tharks might drive me nuts. Burroughs did NOT describe them as having four arms. He described the middle set of limbs as being both arms AND legs, depending on how they were used.

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Trevor Smith
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Posted: 12 March 2018 at 6:35pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Never mind Tharks, I'm thinking your Dejah would be
quite the sight!
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I did a Dejah commission, but with the Gallery gone I can't find it.
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Speaking of which, JB, is there any word on the gallery. I am not technologically savvy, but would definitely contribute to some sort of operating fund to getting the gallery back up. I miss it terribly. It is one of my most favorite things on the internet. No exaggeration. 
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I used to have those Jesse Marsh comics. Nostalgia may be playing me false here, but I remember them being interesting and charming. I might pick up that book.

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Thanks for digging that up, Jason, and fantastic work
JB, she's gorgeous!
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Posted: 13 March 2018 at 7:36am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Of course, she's got way too many clothes on!!

(Curiosity got me poking around the web last night, and in a search for "Deja Thoris" I was able to find only a single image where she was RED, as Burroughs described her. In the rest, she looked like she had a mild sunburn.)

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"Of course, she's got way too many clothes on!!"

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My second thought, after appropriately appreciating the
art!
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Gustavo C Cruz
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Posted: 13 March 2018 at 3:48pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Well...I will let myself dream: Mr Ryall is free, how far fetched would be that he could get his hands in Dynamite's properties? Then he would do what he does best and would bring JB to work together again. JB doing John Carter... he had just said it, he is the right man to crash two planets.

Also, being at it I would ADORE a JB Red Sonja.

And about that Dejah Thoris commission, It is quite a sight indeed, an also she looks LOYAL!
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Now what is it about that commission I dig the most? Hmmm...
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