Monday, March 17, 2014

X-men #118 - John Byrne art

X-men v1 #118 marvel comic book cover art by John ByrneX-men v1 #118 marvel comic book page art by John Byrne
X-men v1 #118, 1979 - After being rescued at sea by a Japanese ship, the X-men are subsequently taken to the island of Honshu. Their arrival coincides with a conflagration that rages across the port city. This foreign adventure is impeccably drawn by John Byrne. Japanese culture is faithfully portrayed, from the clean architecture to the traditional attire. A bold two-page spread at the beginning shows the ship's view of the raging firestorm. Byrne uses a more nuanced treatment on pages 16-17, where Wolverine and Mariko meet for the first time (see interior page above). Sunfire also makes an appearance, his first since resigning from the team in X-men #94. Other artists in this issue include Dave Cockrum (cover). This is number 10 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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"The Submergence of Japan" Byrne story pencils (Terry Austin inks) 17 pages = *****
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