Monday, March 3, 2014

Captain America #223 - mis-attributed John Byrne cover

Captain America v1 #223, 1978 - No John Byrne cover on this issue, despite what some comic book price guides say. The artist's work does appear in 15 other issues of Captain America. Other artists in this issue include Sal Buscema, Mike Esposito, John Tartag and Ernie Chan (cover). See today's posts or more Byrne or Captain America issues. See also this blog's Byrne checklist.
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More Byrne posts:
Champions #17
X-men v1 #119 marvel comic book cover art by John Byrne
X-men #119
Iron Fist #6


  1. Gotta be Tom Palmer inks, too, judging from the scan (no I haven't looked it up! Yeah, I'm lazy...).

  2. Twp other sources say the inker is Ricardo Villamonte or Gaspar Saladino.

  3. Interesting... Saladino will be the letterer (legendary DC letterer who also did Marvel's 1970s splash pages). Villamonte's inks look just like Palmer's work over John Buscema in that Stern-Buscema-Palmer Avengers run during the mid to late-80s.
    Great work, by the way! Love your comments on draftmanship, composition, and so on.