The Best of Fantastic Four: John Byrne – Part 2

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The following focuses on material reprinted in the Fantastic Four Omnibus by John Byrne Volume 2, covering a wide variety of material related to Byrne’s work with that team’s characters. This article is part of a larger series of reviews focused on key Marvel Comics runs.   Introduction The second half of John Byrne’s run on “Fantastic […]

The Best of Fantastic Four: John Byrne – Part 1

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The following focuses on material reprinted in the Fantastic Four Omnibus by John Byrne Volume 1, covering a wide variety of material related to Byrne’s work with that team’s characters. This article is part of a larger series of reviews focused on key Marvel Comics runs.   Introduction Perhaps the most important thing to realize when delving […]

The Best of Iron Man: David Micheline, Bob Layton & John Romita Jr.

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      The Iron Man work of David Micheline, Bob Layton & John Romita Jr. was considered by many to rank amongst the best comic book bodies of work of the late 1970s and early 1980s.  Its contemporaries for such acclaim would rightly include Frank Miller’s “Daredevil,” John Byrne’s “Fantastic Four,” (and “Uncanny X-Men” […]

Uncanny X-Men by Chris Claremont & John Byrne Review – Omnibus 1 & Masterworks 1-4

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    “Uncanny X-Men” was a continuation of the long-running “X-Men” title that started in 1963, beginning with issue #94. That original title had been cancelled for a few years in the early 1970s and then revived as a bi-monthly title for a few years in the mid-1970. Hence, its numbering has always lagged other […]