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John Byrne Fantastic Four Annual #17 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1983). This masterwork is only the third John Byrne Fantastic Four cover we've offered for sale -- and Byrne covers that feature the whole original team are relatively few, especially since much of Byrne's tenure had the She-Hulk as the Thing's replacement. In this thriller, The Fantastic Four receive a desperate call for help from one of Johnny Storm's female friends, who's trapped in a nightmare in a rural New York town named King's Crossing. What could be happening in this quaint little dairy village? The FF invade incognito to investigate, and when the foursome recalls their previous trip to King's Crossing in Fantastic Four #2, a sobering reality hits them. Could the three Skrulls that were turned into cows ages ago -- somehow still be haunting this town and its residents? This iconic piece for this memorable yarn has an image area of 9.75" x 15", and the art is in Excellent condition. Byrne signed the page at the lower left.

Byrne, John:John Byrne (Canadian-American, b. 1950): broke into comics in 1974. Working mostly for Charlton at first, he soon moved to Marvel, and in 1977 he took over penciling The X-Men, collaborating with writer Chris Claremont and inker Terry Austin, and quickly becoming a fan-favorite as well as one of the highest paid artists in the industry. Among Byrne’s most celebrated stories are his runs as artist on Captain America (1979-80), and writer-artist on the Fantastic Four (1981-86) and Alpha Flight (1983-86), as well as a six-issue run on the Incredible Hulk. In 1986 DC hired Byrne to revamp Superman, but he left the character after only two years due to creative differences. Byrne returned to Marvel, working on the Sensational She-Hulk, Avengers West Coast, and Namor, the Sub-Mariner. Among Byrne’s many later works are the creator-owned John Byrne’s Next Men, as well as more work for DC and Marvel .

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November, 2013
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