Welcome back to the podcast. We are doing a new comic review this week. We haven’t done one of these in a while and a few new books have come out. You know the drill: we read them, we review them and you either buy them or give a pass.
The final part in our John Byrne Trilogy – The Week 15 podcast part 3.
In this podcast, Jon and myself talk about Byrne’s work in the late 80’s into the 90’s.
Superman: Man of Steel – This was Byrne’s 1989 reboot of the Superman franchise. Jon and myself don’t really care for Superman so we both have not read it but we go over a couple of facts I found on the internet.
After a few years with DC, Byrne comes back to Marvel and takes over West Coast Avengers. The first change he makes is to call it Avengers West Coast and then goes no to write and draw on of the most epic Vision stories titled Vision Quest. We talk about the bizarre love triangle (apologies to New Order) between Vision, The Scarlet Witch and Wonder Man. Jon gives the best line in this discussion “Kids, practice safe hex.” This will one day become a T-Shirt. Bryne is also responsible for the creation of a 3rd Avengers team called The Great Lake Avengers.
We end this discussion with John Byrne’s independent work with Dark Horse. He creates John Byrne’s Next Men. I go over how this project was almost a DC then a Marvel property but it ultimately goes to Dark Horse.
If you want to see some of John Byrne’s excellent pencils and inks then check out this tumblr account – John Byrne Draws. It is not run by John Byrne: