Thursday, August 22, 2013

Amazing Spider-Man #206 - John Byrne art


Amazing Spider-Man v1 #206, 1979 - A scientist invents a rage-inducing device, thanks to the study of J. Jonah Jameson's hated of Spider-man. After the Daily Bugle becomes a madhouse, the hero searches for the source of the chaos. John Byrne's drawings are more enthusiastic and appealing than previous efforts. His best moment is the opening splash, capturing Jameson's hallucinations of tiny Spider-men gathering around him. Kudos to Gene Day, whose inking carries its own unique style without sacrificing Byrne's pencils. Other artists in this issue include Al Milgrom (cover). This is number 3 of 3 Amazing Spider-Man issues with Byrne art and/or covers.
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"A Method in his Madness" Byrne story pencils (Gene Day inks) 17 pages = ***

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John Byrne
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1 comment:

  1. How to put this......well, Byrne, Ross Andru, Kirby, Milgrom, Sal Buscema and so many others were just so wrong to handle the acrobatically inclined, soap opera-esque dramas of Spider-Man. Perhaps I'm biased, but I think there's a reason the art of John Romita (Senior) rocketed the character to heights his published side arguably never enjoyed again.

    It is no surprise that Romita's Spider-Man art was adopted/used as licensing art for decades, more than the work of any other artist. I cannot think of another comic artist with a stronger, cross media connection with a character than Romita. Wonderful master artist of the medium.

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