Monday, June 9, 2014

X-men annual #3 - Frank Miller cover, non-attributed John Byrne art

Frank Miller
X-men v1 annual #3, 1979 - Frank Miller's sole effort on this title is this dynamically designed cover. Cyclops' optical blast deflects into four diagonal lines of tension. It creates a focal point for Arkon, the story's antagonist. Terry Austin's precise inking loses some of the spontaneity of the pencils, but the strength of the layout compensates. The story inks over George Perez's pencils are also credited to Austin, but page 37 (see interior page below) looks suspiciously like John Byrne. This is number 1 of 1 X-men annual issues with Miller art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Byrne, Miller or X-men issues. See also this blog's Miller checklist or Byrne checklist.
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Miller cover pencils (Terry Austin inks) = ***
"The Awesome Attack of Arkon" Byrne story inks? (George Perez pencils) 1 page = ***

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John Byrne
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