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COMMENTS: John Byrne Pencils/Terry Austin inks; page 26; 1979; 11” x 17”
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John Byrne Pencils/Terry Austin inks; page 26; 1979; 11” x 17”From the story titled: "There's Something Awful On Muir Island" by the classic team of John Byrne and Terry Austin. Former X-Man and current Avenger the Beast heads to the X-Mansion to check on the mutant team only to be ambushed by a surprised Nightcrawler who teleports into the Danger Room where he finds Cyclops and Colossus. The page features stellar drawing, as is to be expected from Byrne and Austin. Pen and ink. Art is in excellent condition. Signed by Byrne and Marvel legend Stan Lee.
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John Byrne is one of the most storied creators in the history of comics. Beginning his career at Charlton he quickly moved over to Marvel Comics where he established himself early on as a workhorse and fan favorite, he would draw early appearances of Iron Fist before landing the gig working with Chris Claremont on X-Men. Claremont and Byrne would create several of the most memorable storylines in the history of the X-Men, their Dark Phoenix Saga and Days of Future Past stories have been adapted into three feature films. Byrne would convince Claremont to not kill Wolverine, roving to be one of the most lucrative decisions in Marvel's history, he would also introduce Kitty Pryde and Alpha Fligt during this time. After his work on X-Men Byrne would have a short run on The Avengers before launching his second classic comic run, this time on Marvel's first family The Fantastic Four, writing and drawing the title for five years. Byrne would leave Marvel for DC in the mid 1980's where he was tasked with revamping their flagship Superman titles, he would draw two Superman titles a month while writing a third. After two years at DC Byrne returned to Marvel where he would create memorable stints on She-Hulk, Namor The Sub-Mariner and Iron Man. In the 90's Byrne would work on several creator owner titles at Dark Horse, including his Next Men (which would introduce Mike Mignola's Hellboy), Babe and Danger Unlimited. In the years that followed Byrne would create many more books, often working on titles that inspired him as a boy including a revamp of Jack Kirby's Fourth World and DC's Doom Patrol and The Demon.