Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Captain America #251 - John Byrne art & cover

John Byrne
Captain America v1 #251, 1980 - After Batroc breaks Mr. Hyde out of prison, the duo connive to threaten Manhattan with an explosive-filled tanker. New York City landmarks and architecture are frequently present in this terrific John Byrne story. In addition to Cap's confrontation with the villains, the artist includes a brief retelling of the hero's revival and subsequent career. Most impressive is Byrne's magnificent opening splash. His portrait of Captain America gazing proudly at the skyline is the finest page in his entire run. This is number 7 of 15 Captain America issues with Byrne art and/or covers.
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Byrne cover pencils (Josef Rubinstein inks) = ***
"The Mercenary and the Madman" Byrne story pencils (Josef Rubinstein inks) 17 pages = ****
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