Doomsday +1 #4 - John Byrne art & cover

John Byrne
Doomsday Plus One v1 #4, 1975 - The team of wanderers encounter not one, but two underwater civilizations that also survived the nuclear catastrophe. John Byrne gets the opportunity to draw more exotic environments, best exemplified by his ocean floor cityscape on page ten. Despite being one of his earliest efforts, his drawings fare better than expected. His two page spread (pgs 13-14) is a striking composition with elements radiating out from a circular focal point. The artwork is accompanied by some experimentally fluid typography. A text story toward the end contains small Byrne illustrations, re-used from earlier issues. This is number 4 of 6 Doomsday +1 issues with Byrne art and/or covers. Find >this issue or more >Byrne or >Doomsday +1 issues on ebay.
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"Hidden Empire" Byrne story pencils and inks 22 pages = ***

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Andrew Wahl said...


I've always loved Byrne's Charlton work. While often raw, it's eager. This cover is one of my favorite Byrne pieces, with clever design and striking use of colors.


C_Oliver said...

What was memorable was when this series was reprinted and 'remastered' over a decade later, and we finally got to see all the Gill-Men's shark-like teeth (previously obscured by muddy, inky printing), making them even more marvellously sinister.