I only remember the issue of FF with Ego the living planet coming out a bit muddy, maybe I got a bad printed copy, that happens. Everything else was top drawer art-wise. I liked the earlier issues as well with Sinnott, and especially liked #220-221 at the time and still now. If I had one piece of '80s FF art it'd be the Byrne & Sinnott cover of #220. There were aspects of Terry Austin's style I wasn't crazy about, he could be over-powering, like on Paul Smith I'd say he was. Definitely best on a Brian Bolland and Art Adams though, and If he did a Ziggy Pig and Silly Seal comic I really want that!
I'm as enamored as the next guy with all the advancements made in comic art and its production (when used well) but i sure do miss the evidence of signature brush work in inking and how it differed between artists.
But as i've said before, it's not just in comics. Movie making and music suffer the same homogenization ...
Green was the perfect non-JB inker, remaining compatible with his pencils for decades, even as their own styles changed during that time.
I didn't like Green on some pencillers or books. He didn't work over Jim Lee's first guest issue of X-MEN. Got too loose over Silvestri, also. His wavy, chaotic line gave me a sense of unease in scenes that didn't warrant it.
However, that same line was perfect on a book like BLOOD OF THE DEMON.
Yeah, I really enjoyed a large portion of the work they did on X-Men. The Avengers issues DG did with JB were good for early Byrne, and I still enjoy those pages. As Vinny says, if you look at the Blood of the Demon, it's nice how Green's inks continued to complement JB's pencils, even though there is quite a lot of change in style from way back when.