1979-04 Byrne/Layton: Marvel Premiere #47 p15 Ant-Man by John Byrne, Bob Layton - Comic Strip

1979-04 Byrne/Layton: Marvel Premiere #47 p15 Ant-Man

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Pencil and Ink


"john Byrne handles the pencils adeptly, constructing them within highly kinetic layouts (...). Bob Layton comes through as one of Byrne's most compatible inkers, adding panache as well as definition."

"There are some terrific artistic touches in this first part of the two-part tale. Layton was probably second only to Terry Austin in terms of meshing with Byrne's still Neal Adams-esque style in those days (although rumour at the time had it Byrne disliked Layton's inks), and the shots of Ant-Man's gleaming helmet or the Zip-A-Toned helmets on the CTE thugs gave the art a real shine that came through even on the crappy paper the books were printed on. Byrne has some fun with the angles, as any clever artist working with a shrinking hero always does..."

The 1st appearance of the 'new style' Ant-Man from 1979 has found its way into my collection.

About John Byrne

John Lindley Byrne (/bɜrn/; born July 6, 1950) is a British-born American comic-book writer and artist. Since the mid-1970s, Byrne has worked on many major American superheroes. Byrne's better-known work has been on Marvel Comics’ X-Men and Fantastic Four and the 1986 relaunch of DC Comics’ Superman franchise, the first issue of which featured comics' first variant cover. Coming into the comics profession exclusively as a penciler, Byrne began co-plotting the X-Men comics during his tenure on them, and launched his writing career in earnest with Fantastic Four (where he started inking his own pencils). During the 1990s he produced a number of creator-owned works, including Next Men and Danger Unlimited. He scripted the first issues of Mike Mignola's Hellboy series and produced a number of Star Trek comics for IDW Publishing.

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MattMurdock How to speak to a lady ant on a first date. Historic and fun at the same time.
Oct 2, 2016, 8:23 PM
Mike1 Splendid
Jul 12, 2016, 11:43 PM
BC Très beau souvenir de lecture. Merci du partage.
Feb 19, 2016, 3:17 PM
bobfish01 love this issue...and the inking by Layton ! amazing page
Feb 19, 2016, 8:31 AM