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John Byrne (1) (1950–)

Author of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction

For other authors named John Byrne, see the disambiguation page.

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Works by John Byrne

Hellboy: Seed of Destruction (1994) — Author — 1,965 copies
X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga (1979) — Illustrator — 856 copies
Hellboy Omnibus, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction (2004) — Author — 271 copies
X-Men: Mutant Genesis (1995) 127 copies
Spider-Man: Birth of Venom (2007) 99 copies
The Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past (1981) — Illustrator — 73 copies
The All-New Atom: My Life in Miniature (2007) — Illustrator — 59 copies
Batman 3-D (Ego Trip) (1679) 54 copies
Batman & Captain America (1997) 49 copies
Whipping Boy (1992) 49 copies
Wonder Woman: Lifelines (1998) 49 copies
The Uncanny X-Men (1984) — Illustrator — 46 copies
Iron Fist Epic Collection: The Fury of Iron Fist (2015) — Illustrator — 42 copies
Alien Spotlight, Volume 1 (2008) 39 copies
Angel: Blood & Trenches (2009) 38 copies
Superman, Vol. 2 # 1 (1986) 34 copies
X-Men: Bishop's Crossing (2012) — Author — 33 copies
Avengers: Hawkeye (1989) — Illustrator — 31 copies
Fear Book (1988) 31 copies
Assignment: Earth (2008) 30 copies
Avengers: Nights of Wundagore (2000) — Illustrator — 29 copies
Tales of the New Gods (2008) 26 copies
Crew (2009) 21 copies
Fantastic Four: In Search of Galactus (2010) — Illustrator — 21 copies
DC Universe by John Byrne (2017) 20 copies
X-Men Epic Collection: Proteus (2020) — Illustrator — 19 copies
Captain America Battles Baron Blood (1982) — Illustrator — 19 copies
Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1 (1994) — Author — 17 copies
John Byrne's 2112 (1991) 17 copies
JLA Deluxe Edition, Vol. 8 (2016) 16 copies
Iron Man: Armor Wars II (2010) 15 copies
Romulans: Pawns of War (2010) 14 copies
The Thing: Project Pegasus Saga (1988) — Illustrator — 13 copies
Danger Unlimited (2009) 12 copies
Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #2 (1994) — Author — 12 copies
The Thing Classic, Vol. 1 (2011) 12 copies
Spider-Man 2 (1982) — Illustrator — 11 copies
The Uncanny X-Men: Wanted: Wolverine - Dead or Alive (2005) — Illustrator — 11 copies
Classic Next Men Volume 1 (2011) 11 copies
The Pitt (1987) 11 copies
Aliens: Earth angel (1994) 10 copies
Stan Lee Presents The X-Men: Second Genesis (1982) — Illustrator — 10 copies
Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #4 (2000) — Author — 10 copies
Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #3 (1994) — Author — 10 copies
Colquhoun and MacBryde (1992) 9 copies
Superman & Batman: Generations II, #2 (2001) — Illustrator — 9 copies
The Uncanny X-Men #129 - God Spare the Child... (1980) — Illustrator — 8 copies
The Uncanny X-Men #282 - Payback (1991) — Author — 8 copies
Batman Vol. 1 #435 (1989) 8 copies
The Uncanny X-Men #285 - Down the Rabbit Hole (1992) — Author — 8 copies
Superman & Batman: Generations II, #1 (2001) — Illustrator — 8 copies
Superman & Batman: Generations II, #4 (2001) — Illustrator — 8 copies
Superman & Batman: Generations II, #3 (2001) — Illustrator — 8 copies
The Uncanny X-Men #288 - Time and Place (1992) — Author — 7 copies
The Uncanny X-Men #141 - Days of Future Past, Part 1 (1981) — Illustrator — 7 copies
Classic Next Men Volume 2 (2011) 7 copies
The Uncanny X-Men #284 - Into the Void (1992) — Author — 7 copies
The Uncanny X-Men #137 - The Fate of the Phoenix! (1980) — Illustrator — 6 copies
Greatest Villains of the Fantastic Four (Fantastic 4 (Unnumbered)) (1995) — Writer / Illustrator — 6 copies
Amazon #1: Family History (1996) 6 copies
Batman & Superman: Generations, #2 (1998) — Illustrator — 6 copies
X-Men #5 - Blowback (1992) 6 copies
Fantastic Four [1961] #286 - Like a Phoenix! (1986) — Author — 6 copies
Jack Kirby's Fantastic Four Artist's Edition (2017) — Introduction — 6 copies
Batman Vol. 1 #433 (1989) 6 copies
The Uncanny X-Men #136 - Child of Light and Darkness! (1980) — Illustrator — 6 copies
Angel vs. Frankenstein 1 (2009) 6 copies
Classic Next Men Volume 3 (2012) 6 copies
The Uncanny X-Men #142 - Mind Out of Time! (1981) — Illustrator — 6 copies
Rog 2000 (1982) 5 copies
Avengers West Coast [1985] Annual #4 (1986) — Author — 5 copies
The Uncanny X-Men #124 - He Only Laughs When I Hurt! (1979) — Illustrator — 5 copies
Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1994) — Introduction — 5 copies
Superman Vs. Darkseid (2015) 5 copies
The Avengers, Vol. 1 #188 — Illustrator — 5 copies
Action Comics Annual # 6 (1994) 5 copies
Action Comics #600 (1988) — Author — 5 copies
The Uncanny X-Men #283 - Bishop's Crossing (1991) — Author — 5 copies
Batman Vol. 1 #434 (1940) 5 copies
The story of pop (1975) 5 copies
Marvel Comics: The Poster Collection (2014) — Illustrator — 5 copies
Secret Origins (1986-1990) Annual #1 (1987) — Illustrator — 4 copies
Doomsday.1 (2013) 4 copies
Namor the Sub-Mariner #12 (1991) 4 copies
Further Adventures of Indiana Jones #2 (1983) — Illustrator — 4 copies
The Avengers, Vol. 1 #310 (1989) 4 copies
Superman, Vol. 2 # 17 (1988) 4 copies
Classic X-Men #19 - Showdown! (1988) — Illustrator — 4 copies
Superman, Vol. 2 # 7 (1987) 4 copies
Angel vs. Frankenstein 2 (2010) 4 copies
Green Lantern (1900) — Illustrator — 4 copies
The Avengers, Vol. 1 #311 (1989) 4 copies
Spiderman 4 copies
The Thing Omnibus (2022) 4 copies
The Thing Classic, Vol. 2 (2012) 4 copies
Focus on John Byrne (1984) 4 copies
Captain America [1968] #253 (1981) — Illustrator — 4 copies
The Avengers, Vol. 1 #314 (1990) 4 copies
Captain America [1968] #255 — Illustrator — 4 copies
Alpha Flight (1983) #3 - Yesterday Man (1983) — Author — 4 copies
The Uncanny X-Men #133 - Wolverine: Alone! (1980) — Illustrator — 4 copies
Star Trek Comicband 5 (2011) 4 copies
The Avengers, Vol. 1 #187 — Illustrator — 3 copies
The Avengers, Vol. 1 #186 — Illustrator — 3 copies
The Avengers, Vol. 1 #185 — Illustrator — 3 copies
The Doomsday Squad #3 (1986) — Illustrator — 3 copies
Namor the Sub-Mariner #19 (1991) 3 copies
Namor the Sub-Mariner #9 (1990) 3 copies
Action Comics # 593 (1987) 3 copies
Genesis #1 3 copies
The Uncanny X-Men #134 - Too Late, The Heroes! (1980) — Illustrator — 3 copies
The Incredible Hulk [1968] #317 (1986) — Author — 3 copies
Namor the Sub-Mariner #21 (1991) 3 copies
The Avengers, Vol. 1 #183 — Illustrator — 3 copies
Fantastic Four [1961] #284 - Revolution! (1985) — Author — 3 copies
The Avengers, Vol. 1 #313 (1990) 3 copies
The Avengers, Vol. 1 #312 (1989) 3 copies
The Avengers, Vol. 1 #309 (1989) 3 copies
The Avengers, Vol. 1 #307 (1989) 3 copies
The Avengers, Vol. 1 #306 (1963) — Author — 3 copies
The Avengers, Vol. 1 #305 (1989) 3 copies
The Avengers, Vol. 1 #308 (1989) 3 copies
Superman & Batman: Generations III, #12 (2003) — Illustrator — 3 copies
Superman, Vol. 2 # 22 (1988) 3 copies
Superman, Vol. 2 # 21 (1988) 3 copies
JLA #99 — Author; Illustrator — 3 copies
Iron Man Vol. 1 #259 (1998) 3 copies
The Avengers, Vol. 1 #181 — Illustrator — 3 copies
Trio (Trio Tp) (2012) 3 copies
Captain America [1968] #254 (2014) — Illustrator — 3 copies
The High Ways (2013) 2 copies
Namor the Sub-Mariner #22 (1992) 2 copies
Namor the Sub-Mariner #32 (1992) 2 copies
Namor the Sub-Mariner #29 (1992) 2 copies
JLA #94 2 copies
Superman, Vol. 2 # 8 (1987) 2 copies
Superman, Vol. 2 # 19 (1988) 2 copies
Lab Rats #2 2 copies
The Sensational She-Hulk #3 (1989) — Author — 2 copies
The Sensational She-Hulk #35 (1992) — Author — 2 copies
The Uncanny X-Men #130 - Dazzler (1980) — Illustrator — 2 copies
The Uncanny X-Men #131 - Run For Your Life! (1980) — Illustrator — 2 copies
Lab Rats #3 2 copies
Babe 2, #2 of 2 (1995) 2 copies
Iron Man Vol. 1 #274 (1991) 2 copies
Hulk [1999] #3 2 copies
Genesis Preview 2 copies
Hulk [1999] #1 2 copies
Hulk [1999] #2 2 copies
Hulk [1999] #4 2 copies
Hulk [1999] #5 2 copies
Hulk [1999] #6 2 copies
Hulk [1999] #7 2 copies
Lab Rats #1 2 copies
Danger Unlimited #4 (1994) 2 copies
Iron Man Vol. 1 #275 (1968) 2 copies
The Avengers, Vol. 1 #182 — Illustrator — 2 copies
The Uncanny X-Men #122 - Cry for the Children! (1979) — Illustrator — 2 copies
Action Comics # 598 (1938) 2 copies
Capitão-América: a lenda viva (2012) — Illustrator — 2 copies
JLA #98 2 copies
Iron Man Vol. 1 #271 (1991) 2 copies
The Avengers, Vol. 1 #189 — Illustrator — 2 copies
The Uncanny X-Men #135 - Dark Phoenix (1980) — Illustrator — 2 copies
Wonder Woman, Vol. 2 #117 (1997) 2 copies
The Avengers, Vol. 1 #184 — Illustrator — 2 copies
The Uncanny X-Men #132 - And Hellfire is Their Name! (1980) — Illustrator — 2 copies
Critical error 2 copies
Superman, Vol. 2 # 10 (1987) 2 copies
Action Comics # 595 (1987) 2 copies
Namor the Sub-Mariner #28 (1992) 2 copies
Namor the Sub-Mariner #30 (1992) 2 copies
JLA #96 2 copies
Namor the Sub-Mariner #2 (1990) 2 copies
Namor the Sub-Mariner #25 (1992) 2 copies
Namor the Sub-Mariner #23 (1992) 2 copies
Spiderman 2 1 copy
JLA #95 1 copy
Iron Fist #10, Dec. 1976 — Illustrator — 1 copy
The Sensational She-Hulk #37 — Author — 1 copy
El increíble Hulk (2017) 1 copy
Action Comics # 588 (1987) 1 copy
The Sensational She-Hulk #34 — Author — 1 copy
JLA #97 1 copy
Superman 16 1 copy
El Cuarto Mundo - 1 (2007) 1 copy
Fantastic Four [1961] #247 — Author — 1 copy
Superman 035 1 copy
Babe # 3 1 copy
Comic Book Profiles 5 — Author — 1 copy
Star Trek Crew #1 (2009) 1 copy
Star Trek Crew #4 (2009) 1 copy
Star Trek Crew #5 (2009) 1 copy
Star Trek Crew #3 (2009) 1 copy
Star Trek Crew #2 (2009) 1 copy
Babe # 4 1 copy
Babe # 1 1 copy
Genesis #2 1 copy
Space: 1999 1 copy
Babe #s 1-4 Full Run (1994) 1 copy
Genesis #4 1 copy
Genesis #3 1 copy
Man of Steel 1 copy

Associated Works

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2011) — Illustrator — 425 copies
Essential X-Men, Volume 1 (1996) — Illustrator — 365 copies
Batman: Mad Love and Other Stories (2009) — Illustrator — 266 copies
Uncanny X-Men: Omnibus, Vol. 1 (2006) — Illustrator — 193 copies
Batman: Black & White, Vol. 2 (2002) — Contributor — 149 copies
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told (1987) — Introduction, some editions — 138 copies
Superman: True Brit (2004) — Illustrator — 132 copies
Superman: Sacrifice (2006) — Illustrator — 107 copies
Captain Britain and MI-13, Vol. 1: Secret Invasion (2008) — Illustrator — 88 copies
But I Digress (1994) — Cover artist, some editions — 78 copies
Legends: The Collection (1993) — Illustrator — 70 copies
Essential Iron Fist, Volume 1 (2004) — Illustrator — 52 copies
Superman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told, Vol. 1 (2004) — Contributor — 51 copies
Spirit Jam (1998) — Illustrator — 51 copies
Essential Dazzler, Volume 1 (2007) — Illustrator — 41 copies
Superman: Strange Attractors (2006) — Illustrator — 40 copies
Orion Omnibus (2015) — Illustrator — 34 copies
Superman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told, Vol. 2 (2006) — Contributor — 30 copies
Superman: Cover to Cover (2006) — Contributor — 26 copies
The Very Best of Marvel Comics (1991) — Illustrator — 26 copies
Super Boxers (1983) — Author, some editions — 25 copies
Marvel 70th Anniversary Collection (2009) — Illustrator — 24 copies
Essential Marvel Two-in-One, Volume 4 (2012) — Author — 21 copies
Wolverine Epic Collection: Back to Basics (2019) — Illustrator — 20 copies
X-Men: Danger Room Battles Archives (1996) — Illustrator — 18 copies
Hanekamp (1993) — Inks, some editions — 18 copies
X-Men: Heroes for Hope (1980) — Illustrator — 15 copies
Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor Issue 3 (1995) — Author — 14 copies
The Powerpuff Girls Classics, Vol. 5: Bless This Mess (2015) — Illustrator — 13 copies
Women of Marvel: Celebrating Seven Decades [Omnibus] (2011) — Contributor — 12 copies
Spider-Man Visionaries: Roger Stern, Vol. 1 (2007) — Illustrator — 12 copies
Angel: Season Six, Vol. 1 (2015) — Illustrator — 12 copies
Champions: No Time For Losers (2016) — Illustrator — 9 copies
Marvel Holiday Special 2004 (2004) — Penciler — 8 copies
The 100 Greatest Marvels of All Time #1 (#25-22) (2001) — Illustrator — 7 copies
Aliens, Bd. 1 (2007) — Illustrator — 7 copies
Popeye, Vol. 2 (2013) — Cover artist — 6 copies
I Classici del fumetto di Repubblica n. 12: X-Men (1900) — Author; Illustrator — 6 copies
X-Men #100 - End of Days (2000) — Cover artist, some editions — 4 copies
The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1, #206 (1980) — Illustrator — 3 copies
The Powerpuff Girls [2000] #25 — Illustrator — 2 copies
Star-Lord: The Hollow Crown — Illustrator — 2 copies

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This was just okay.

I have to give it to Byrne to try to break out of the standard punch-em-up every issue. He's working to give Ben Grimm so gravitas, some depth, and while I applaud that, it does come across as more of a failed experiment.

The art by Ron Wilson is of the standard, run-of-the-mill artist output of Marvel in the late 70s/early 80s. It gets the job done, but it's rarely memorable.

And that's the bottom line here. Byrne's trying to reinvent Ben Grimm, much like Walt Simonson reinvented Thor, but it's just only okay.… (more)
 
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TobinElliott | Feb 19, 2024 |
Been a long while since I read these monthly but still enjoyable to revisit the “revamp” of Superman that happened while I was finishing college.
 
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SESchend | Feb 2, 2024 |
Story of Hellboy's origin. Magnificent omnibus edition containing story of Hellboy's conjuring and follow up stories in which Hellboy tries to find more about himself while constantly tripping over Rasputin and his machinations.

My first contact with Hellboy was a little bit weird - art was pretty much reduced, at some points it seemed like you had to look at it from a distance to figure out what happens on the page. It was interesting approach and tone and pacing of events was excellent. But then it always seemed bit off - when it comes to art I prefer golden-age comics, for newer art I enjoy Frank Miller for example (not that far from Mignola's black&white-shadow-plays), but for Hellboy it seemed like drawings and paintings lost basic definitions and were just shapes that up close made no sense.

But I enjoyed the story a lot. So after reading omnibus vol #4 (I know, I know but it was a gift and I like to read :) ) I finally got opportunity to read omnibus vol #1. Art is beautiful, much more structured but story-telling and page flow are as always flawless.

After reading omnibus vol #1 it is visible that author was always experimenting with his drawings and coloring and it is clear that later stories show artists skill evolution (albeit little bit radical for my taste).

Excellent story, beautiful art - treat yourself and read it :)

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Zare | 7 other reviews | Jan 23, 2024 |
Short story where Hellboy visits adventurer club The Silver Lantern and hears a adventure story about Sir Edward Grey and mysterious daemon that managed to possess early radio emitter.

Ending was pretty good (remind me a lot of Ghostbusters) but in overall neat, short story, nothing too exquisite about it. It is not stand-on-your-own book, more of a side-story.

Art is good, as expected from Hellboy universe comic.

Recommended to all Hellboy fans.
 
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Zare | 7 other reviews | Jan 23, 2024 |

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