Thursday, August 7, 2014

Captain America #250 - John Byrne art & cover

John Byrne
Captain America v1 #250, 1980 - In one of the most thought-provoking issues of the series, Captain America is approached to be a candidate for President of the United States. John Byrne brilliantly uses a political campaign pin for the cover, but his story artwork is even better. Atypically, most pages comprise of Cap's conversations with politicos, neighbors and fellow Avengers and his own musings. The credits (which don't appear until page 8) are cleverly framed within a splash of a front page newspaper article. Byrne preserve the story's nuances and complexities with exceptional pacing and layouts. This is number 6 of 15 Captain America issues with Byrne art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Byrne or Captain America issues. See also this blog's John Byrne checklist.
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Byrne cover pencils (Josef Rubinstein inks) = ***
"Cap for President" Byrne story pencils (Josef Rubinstein inks) 17 pages = ****
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John Byrne
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Avengers #186
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X-men #133
Marvel Team-Up #66

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