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John Byrne

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Posted: 10 April 2018 at 8:19am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Despite all my protestations to the contrary, I am once again submitting to an interview for the SYFY channel. This will be in The Big City, and conducted by Mike Avila, who interviewed Walt Simonson and me at the NYCCC last year. I'll let you know when to expect it!

(Of course, outside every silver lining, there's a dark cloud. In this case, altho SYFY is based at 30 Rock, the interview is being conducted at a new studio space they're building several blocks away.)

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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 10 April 2018 at 5:24pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Looking forward to it, Mr Byrne.

I know this forum, which I enjoy being a member of, is the place for all your thoughts and answers, but, for selfish reasons, there are times I wonder what it'd be like if you had a YouTube page, even if it was only several uploads a year. 
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William Roberge
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Posted: 11 April 2018 at 7:28am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I like how he (Mike Avila) interviews people. He seems to, after asking his question, let the interviewee run with it.


Kinda the way all interviews should go.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 11 April 2018 at 1:36pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

And today was the day. Talked for about an hour, which Mike assures me will not be cut down to two minutes!
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Petter Myhr Ness
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Posted: 12 April 2018 at 5:50am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I'll look forward to see it. 
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Trevor Krysak
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Posted: 12 April 2018 at 7:07am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

What are these interviews being used for exactly, JB? How was it pitched to you? Is it about Marvel, DC or just comics in general?
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John Byrne

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Posted: 12 April 2018 at 7:56am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

This is for some kind of Superman doc.
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William Roberge
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Posted: 18 April 2018 at 3:20pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Just watched the interview on YouTube. I enjoyed it, you interview well JB.

Oh and it came in at 19:23.
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Shane Matlock
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Posted: 18 April 2018 at 6:25pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Started another thread for this on the main forum but here's the link to the interview that's now up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjNIQk03AmE
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Michael Hogan
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Posted: 18 April 2018 at 7:24pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

JB,

I can't possibly fully relate to your comments on wishing you had not
taken Superman on, having not experienced what you had to go
through at DC.

However, as another little kid who grew up watching George Reeves
crash through walls, I want to thank you for your efforts. As much as I
love the character, I could never read the Silver Age exploits of him
juggling asteroids and snuffing out stars with a sneeze. So your work
on the titles was a very, very welcome change.

Thank you so much.
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Shane Matlock
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Posted: 18 April 2018 at 7:33pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Now that I've had a chance to watch the interview a couple of times, I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the interview. I was surprised how informative it was. Also you're incredibly generous with crediting every idea you used on your Superman run that wasn't yours, JB. And you make a great interview subject. I could listen and watch you talk about your work in comics for hours.
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Jim Petersman
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Posted: 18 April 2018 at 7:46pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Just curious, JB, if 1985 (86?) John Byrne had listened to 2018 John Byrne, how would his career had played out? What would he have been working on?
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John Byrne

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Posted: 18 April 2018 at 7:59pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

It's hard to know how things might have played differently. First thought would be that I'd have continued on FANTASTIC FOUR, but given conditions at Marvel at the time, that seems unlikely.

Maybe I might have asked Dick for something else. DOOM PATROL? GREEN LANTERN? JUSTICE SOCIETY?

We'll never know!

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Shane Matlock
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Posted: 18 April 2018 at 8:06pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Would've loved to have read a John Byrne Green Lantern run! You really excel at telling great science fiction stories and GL is a great combination of superheroes and science fiction. Absolutely loved Ganthet's Tale that you did with Larry Niven. 
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Jim Petersman
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Posted: 18 April 2018 at 8:15pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

You'll know I found my time machine if you suddenly remember that you did take FF through #300 and then bounced over to DC to do Captain Marvel and The Phantom Stranger (separate titles).

In any case, I appreciate you rebooting Superman. I had little interest in DC until then. You really did open up a whole new universe for me!
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John Byrne

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Posted: 18 April 2018 at 8:38pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

This interview being "published" produces a lot of curious links on Google. Once again, we see items of various ages, telling readers where I went wrong.

I have no interest in reading them. For one thing, my time machine is still in the shop. And right there we come to the biggest reason I have no interest: THERE'S NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT IT.

Really, even if I happened to AGREE with my harshest critics, even if their criticism is 100% right and valid, it's meaningless. Nothing can change.

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John Byrne

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Posted: 18 April 2018 at 8:42pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

BTW, I've asked Mike to find out if it's possible to add appropriate credits to the artwork used that isn't mine.
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James Woodcock
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Posted: 18 April 2018 at 10:15pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Booooo, I canít watch it in Canada where Iím working at the moment. Bet I canít when I get back to the U.K. next week either.
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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 18 April 2018 at 11:26pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Enjoyed the heck out this! Thanks, Chief!


And, yeah, I know youíve often said that you wish you hadnít taken the job, but, as someone whose first actual comic book may very possibly have been MAN OF STEEL # 1, I am eternally grateful that you did!


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Matt Reed
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Posted: 19 April 2018 at 12:45am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Great interview, JB!  After knowing you for nearly two decades, there's not a lot of "new" here but all the same it's fairly comprehensive with regard to Superman and doesn't feel edited to attain a certain perspective.  The interviewer knew his subject and you, understanding that, played along.  It was entertaining and informative.

Job well done!
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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 19 April 2018 at 12:47am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Great interview!
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 19 April 2018 at 12:51am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Not available in UK either!
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Shane Matlock
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Posted: 19 April 2018 at 3:08am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

So weird that a Youtube video is region restricted. I thought the last time it happened it was because it was on Syfy's website and was fixed for most folks by posting the Youtube link. What the heck?
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Michael Penn
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Posted: 19 April 2018 at 3:09am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

What a pleasure to actually see and hear JB! 
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Joe Hollon
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Posted: 19 April 2018 at 3:48am | IP Logged | 25 post reply

Very well done, JB!
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