>>95742375>Where does John Byrne and his works stand among the greats, /co/?
Slightly higher than the average, but lower than the top.
I see John Bryne in three different ways.>John Bryne: The Artist
Excellent. I can't think of a series he did where I thought the art wasn't up to snuff. His poses and characters defined the look of the X-Men for at least 10 years>John Bryne: The Writer
Hit or miss, for every classic like his Superman:MOS, She-Hulk and FF runs, you have weird issues popping up here and there (Big Barda mind controlled rape, She-Hulk forced strip searched by SHIELD) to full on disgusting for no discernible reason.
Like a 13 YO rape and impregnation in Next Men, Teenage Lana and future Middle Age Superman kissing romantically in Superman/Batman: Generations, a bizarre "Quantum Leap"-like plot in his run on Doom Patrol where Robotman and his girlfriend and transported back in time 14 years and everyone see's them how they looked back then (Cliff with his human body and the gf as an 8 year old girl).>John Bryne: The Person
Absolute shit. I heard he banned a group of his fans who had been communicating on his forum for years, who had grouped together to raise money for one of thier own who had passed away, and had an older mother who (couldn't pay for the funeral, or had medical expenses, I can't remember).
His reason: they did it without his permission.