Friday, March 7, 2014

X-men #116 - John Byrne art & cover

X-men v1 #116 marvel comic book cover art by John Byrne
John Byrne
X-men v1 #116, 1978 - With several members captured by the Petrified Man, the remaining X-men attempt a rescue deep within his citadel. On the opening splash, John Byrne cleverly incorporates the story title within the landscape itself. An incredible vista of the Sun God's city immediately follows, dwarfing the characters with its scale and complexity. This two-page spread is the largest scene in the story, yet the remaining pages are smartly paced and composed. Storm's dive into a endless earthen shaft (page 27) is another highlight, where Byrne's thin diagonal panels suggest the sensation of freefall. This is number 8 of 35 X-men issues with Byrne art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Byrne or X-men issues. See also this blog's Byrne checklist.
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Byrne cover pencils (Terry Austin inks) = ***
"To Save the Savage Land" Byrne story
pencils (Terry Austin inks) 17 pages = *****
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X-men v1 #116 marvel comic book page art by John Byrne
John Byrne
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More Byrne posts:
Captain America #251
Alpha Flight v1 #1 marvel comic book cover art by John Byrne
Alpha Flight #1
Champions #15

3 comments:

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  2. Thanks for taking a look Teddy!! Much appreciated.

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