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John Byrne

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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 10:01am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

11” x 17” illustration of Galactus with backgrounds, the details are:

- portrait format

- standing figure of Galactus

- please draw Galactus working with a complex piece of equipment or control panel

- please go nuts with the technology filled background 

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Eric Ladd
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Joined: 16 August 2004
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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 10:25am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Galactic Glory. Very nice representation of my favorite force of nature in the Marvel Universe. As with all Galactus images I can't help but wonder if this is Bill's, but props to whomever the owner is. You got a great one.
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Dan Marcoux
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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 10:29am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Added to the Gallery, here....

http://www.artofjohnbyrne.com/gallery/index.php?
album=commissions%2Fcommissions-standard
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Marc Cheek
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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 10:40am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Awesome!
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Ari Shapiro
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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 10:56am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Good lord.....no one draws Galactus like you do....this one is awesome
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Wallace Sellars
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Joined: 01 May 2004
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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 11:25am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I need an "I [heart] BYRNE TECH" t-shirt.
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 11:28am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Even without a normal sized person to give him scale,Galactus still looks huge,that`s skill!
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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 11:41am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

COOL!!!
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Roy Johnson
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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 11:50am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Mmmm ... Byrne-tech.
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 12:06pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I've never noticed that strip coming up from his lateral calf before.

 

JB, anybody ever told you you draw the best Galactus EVER?

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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 12:08pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Certainly an epic quality to it - and I love the detail!
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Sean Watson
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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 1:05pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

OMG!!!!!!

Speechless! 

Congrats to the commissioner.
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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 1:47pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

A truly majestic Galactus piece!!!! One of the MAIN REASONS I'd love to see another JB run on FF… or a SILVER SURFER series set during
his time as herald to Galactus. (Something tells me JB would make it amazing!!)

-C!


Edited by Charles Valderrama on 05 April 2016 at 1:48pm
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Doug Centers
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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 1:59pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Spectacular!!
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John Byrne

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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 3:21pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

A truly majestic Galactus piece!!!! One of the MAIN REASONS I'd love to see another JB run on FF… or a SILVER SURFER series set duringhis time as herald to Galactus. (Something tells me JB would make it amazing!!)

•••

When the Silver Surfer was introduced he was very much a non-human, unfamiliar even with something as fundamental as eating. His adventure here on Earth, then, was one of discovery -- of learning what it means to be human.

Enter John Buscema. From what I've been told Norrin Radd, Shalla Bal, Zenn-La and the world-saving bargain with Galactus came from Big John when he worked with Stan on the first issue of the Surfer's own title. A complete divorce from what Stan and Jack had previously set up.

And, unfortunately a severe shortening of the timeline, unless we grant the people of Zenn-La extended lifetimes. REALLY extended lifetimes. Something for which there is no real evidence.

In other words, because of the changes introduced in SILVER SURFER 1, there ain't a whole lot of room for pre-Earth adventures.

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William Roberge
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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 3:31pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Amazing! Oh how I wish this was mine but alas no.

This does however remind me that it has been way to long from the time I last asked for a commission of my favorite character that was done by my favorite artist!
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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 3:55pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

because of the changes introduced in SILVER SURFER 1, there ain't a whole lot of room for pre-Earth adventures.

*****

Bummer!! Well, Perhaps an anthology series called HERALDS OF GALACTUS would work better!

-C!
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 4:26pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

I love Galactus' crazy machinery, particularly the large square lever (a Byrne invention or something Kirby came up with?). Certainly stirs the imagination.
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Rich Marzullo
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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 5:04pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

You really took that 'go nuts' instruction to heart! 

Btw, his torso is screaming to Kirby to me. 
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Mark Haslett
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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 5:09pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Really beautiful piece!

A John Byrne Galactus piece is just a wonderful thing. It feels like the real deal, every time.

On the topic of a John Byrne Galactus series-- is there room for a (perhaps heretofore unknown) herald with eons of adventures set BEFORE the Silver Surfer?

I believe the Earth is the first planet to thwart Galactus' will-- but then Norrin Radd had kind of already done it. So there would be a certain amount of potential wiggle-room for any planet that Galactus came across in stories set in the distant past. Escape is possible-- as long as Galactus becomes persuaded that leaving a planet in tact is HIS will and no one else'.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 5:21pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Galactus' history is, to say the least, confused.

When he first arrived on Earth, the Watcher (basically cast as Chorus for this story with so much exposition needed) declared that ours was the FIRST inhabited world the Devourer had visited. Hm! Pretty soon this went the way of ALL FLASH, and we had lots of worlds sating his hunger before Terra Firma swung into view.

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Tim O'Neill
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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 5:25pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply



Wow!! That is just wonderful!


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Brian Hague
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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 5:25pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

JB wrote: "When he first arrived on Earth, the Watcher (basically cast as Chorus for this story with so much exposition needed) declared that ours was the FIRST inhabited world the Devourer had visited."

Remember when space used to be big?

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Jim Petersman
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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 6:18pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Ask me to imagine Galactus and it's a JB drawing that appears in my head. Same for She-hulk, Namor, Alpha Flight, and the New Gods. One of those characters that I so strongly relate to JB that even when I can picture other artist's versions, they just don't seem real to me. Great commission!
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Jeffrey Rice
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Posted: 05 April 2016 at 10:12pm | IP Logged | 25 post reply

JB, I am unfamiliar with the use of "ALL FLASH" as you wrote it. I am sure it will seem obvious once explained, but please explain.

BTW, my favorite detail is that your Galactus always has that stern, yet calm demeanor.
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