Originally posted by ScarletSpider
Byrne's hilarious. "You can tell when Erik is saying something stupid -- his lips move."
He is so jealous of Alan Moore, Byrnw on Moore pararphrased, "He is not so great, I could have writtern Watchmen". The point is John you didn't!!!!!!
He's views on Todd Mcfarlane are about right though.
Originally posted by roughrider
I first noticed Byrne when he was tapped for Superman; the big fish from Marvel brought to do the revamp. Then noticed during the next several years he was very prolific but skittish - jumping from title to title after two years or less. After they restarted She-Hulk, he stormed off angrily after six issues or so, and ranted in an interview about using "the beginning of the 90's as an excuse to get the hell out of the trenches." Meaning comics? But he never did leave. Continued boucing around through the 90's; his long stays on X-Men and Fantastic Four early on, were never duplicated.
Didn't read Next Men, but noticed it was published independently. Apparently, it was a concept similar to what Marvel was trying in the early 90's with those 2099 titles; talked a little about that in an interview; sounded bitter, yep.
And now he is just drawing Action Comics, and his Superman art is considered passe'. How the mighty can fall.
Next men and 2112 are actually like much of Byrnes work excellent RR check them out. His original revamp of the 70's OMAC published in the late eighties or early nineties is also an oft forgotten high point in Byrnes career.