Tag: John Byrne

Superman and Elvis Presley

SUPERMAN! ELVIS PRESLEY! Two of my favorite heroes (one fictional, one historical). Y’know, I observed many years ago that these two seemingly disparate characters actually have quite a few similarities. And, no, I don’t mean the fact that they were both known for wearing capes. Elvis got that idea from a different superhero. Seriously. So…

ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #6 by John Byrne

Written and drawn by John Byrne Cover by Mike Mignola Colored by Glenn Whitmore Published by DC Comics “LEGACY” Okay, once again, having reviewed what I think is a bad comic-book by John Byrne, I feel compelled to follow it up with a review of a good comic-book by John Byrne, just to prove that…

FANTASTIC FOUR #275

Writer and Artist: John Byrne Inker: Al Gordon Publisher: Marvel Comics “THE NAKED TRUTH” After posting my review of THE SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK (Marvel Graphic Novel #18) I had several people point out to me that this wasn’t the first time that John Byrne wrote a story involving She-Hulk’s nudity. That is correct. Which is what…

IF I COULD BUY THE FANTASTIC FOUR. . .

Art by John Byrne, colorist unknown So the story broke last week, thanks to Rich Johnston at Bleedingcool.com, that Disney/Marvel is apparently so upset about the fact that Fox Studios owns the complete film rights to the Fantastic Four (& apparently will own them in perpetuity, as long as they keep making a new film…

SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL by John Byrne

Okay, so I did give John Byrne a lot of shit for his story where Superman executed three Kryptonian criminals, and his story where an alien tries to hypnotize Superman into making a porno film. But other than those two HUGE mis-fires, I did, and still do, enjoy his run on the Superman titles. In…

THE NEW (& IMPROVED?) WONDER WOMAN

As I’ve mentioned before, Wonder Woman is one of MY 10 FAVORITE SUPERHEROES. Recently, writer J. Michael Straczynski, has been hired by DC comics to take over the monthly comic-book series, and he has announced a new origin story, as well as a new costume. First, let me start with the costume. It’s not bad.…