Friday, April 25, 2014

X-Men #133 - John Byrne art & cover

X-men v1 #133 marvel comic book cover art by John Byrne
John Byrne
X-Men v1 #133, 1980 - Bound and helpless, the X-men also witness Phoenix's transformation into the Black Queen. Wolverine, just recently escaped, is prominently featured on John Byrne's kinetic cover. In fact, the opening pages showcase his savagery, masterfully drawn despite the level of violence. The artist's treatment of Jean Grey's illusory world is more subtle. Through her eyes we see the X-men are colonial-era prisoners. The artist brilliantly juxtaposes past and present for the readers' benefit. Byrne's two full page splashes enhance an already exceptional effort. This is number 25 of 35 X-men issues with Byrne art and/or covers.
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Byrne cover
pencils (Terry Austin inks) = ***
"Wolverine: Alone!"
Byrne story pencils (Terry Austin inks) 17 pages = ****
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X-men v1 #133 marvel comic book page art by John Byrne
John Byrne
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