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Byrne, John - MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972-85) #68 Cover
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SOLD ON:  Monday, 06/06/2022 8:13 PM
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PUBLISHER: Marvel
COMMENTS: A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
John Byrne pencils/Joe Rubinstein inks; cover; 1978; image size 10" x 15"
Spider-Man and the Man-Thing
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A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
John Byrne pencils/Joe Rubinstein inks; cover; 1978; image size 10" x 15"
Spider-Man and the Man-Thing
John Byrne is unquestionably one of the most impactful and collected artists of the Bronze Age, his work on the X-Men is nothing short of legendary, and any pieces drawn by the master craftsman tend to draw tons of bidders and high ticket prices when they come up for auction. This cover for Marvel Team-Up #68 shows title star Spider-Man confronted by a hulking Man-Thing, a perfect composition has the mossy beast overwhelming Spidey as he steers a canoe into a mysterious swamp. Joe Rubinstein’s inks help complete the murky yet powerful mood of this fantastic piece of Bronze Age cover art.




Pen and ink. Art is in excellent condition. Signed by Byrne and Rubinstein.

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Artists Information

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, proving to be one of the most lucrative decisions in Marvel's history, he would also introduce Kitty Pryde and Alpha Flight 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 1980s 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.

Josef "Joe" Rubinstein is a comic book artist and inker, most associated with inking Marvel Comics' The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and the 1982 four-issue Wolverine miniseries by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. He is also known to be the one to have given artist Art Adams his first professional work.