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Wonderman the full Story

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You have to consider these events in the context of their respective times. During most of the sixties, DCís parent, National Periodical Publications, was Marvelís distributor (!) through their Independent News subsidiary. Marvel was, in some ways, under their thumb. By the time Gerry

reintroduced Wonder Man, more or less in response to Power Girl, Marvel comics were being distributed by Curtis Circulation, a subsidiary of Marvelís parent, Cadence Industries, and Marvel was less vulnerable. Also, the relationship between the two companies had changed somewhat. During the sixties, there was a real B-to-B enmity.


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Hey, awesome. A Wonder Man mini series by Peter David. I'm there.

That's a good site.


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Reading that site, it's like Wonder Man was the Sentry of his day.

Strong words from John Byrne too, about Marvel's direction. Or lack of.


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Reading that site, it's like Wonder Man was the Sentry of his day.

Strong words from John Byrne too, about Marvel's direction. Or lack of.


Byrne always has strong words he's a loon, did you ever read his "Flame about this high", in next men, his one bitter guy RR. trust me on this.


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Originally posted by Sir Whirlysplat
Byrne always has strong words he's a loon, did you ever read his "Flame about this high", in next men, his one bitter guy RR. trust me on this.


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.

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Byrne's hilarious. "You can tell when Erik is saying something stupid -- his lips move."


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Byrne's hilarious. "You can tell when Erik is saying something stupid -- his lips move."


laughing out loud 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.

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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.


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I like his stuff a lot, he just flips out all over the place, and it's hilarious.

There's a poster on Newsarama that has different "Great Moments in Byrne History" signatures. Most of them are very good. Someone should make a website devoted to Byrne's assinine exploits. If there isn't one already, I haven't searched.


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I like his stuff a lot, he just flips out all over the place, and it's hilarious.

There's a poster on Newsarama that has different "Great Moments in Byrne History" signatures. Most of them are very good. Someone should make a website devoted to Byrne's assinine exploits. If there isn't one already, I haven't searched.


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Is Sentry becoming a WM in the next 10 years ??


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