Monday, January 19, 2015

Avengers #181 - John Byrne art


Avengers v1 #181, 1979 - In order to get their national security clearance back, the Avengers must agree to a new roster dictated by the US government. The Falcon subsequently joins the team. John Byrne returns to the series, doing a lengthier run than before. His pencils are most engaging on the opening scenes, where Wonder Man and the Beast stroll along city streets. Gene Day's inks can be overpowering, but mostly enhance the finished art. Byrne's intentionally crowded splash on page 7 is more or less replicated on George Perez's cover. Other artists in this issue include George Perez (cover). This is number 4 of 17 Avengers issues with Byrne art and/or covers.
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"On the Matter of Heroes" Byrne story pencils (Gene Day inks) 17 pages = ***

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