John Byrne Draws...

Daredevil #223 cover by John Byrne. 1985.

Seen here are the original cover, the published cover and what the cover would have looked like if colored as John intended.

John shared this story on his website:

That 223 cover was one of the seriously annoying moments that come along from time to time. When I was asked to do it, the image you see popped immediately into my head, with the colors as in Nathan’s second post. I described it to the editor. I described it to Shooter. Everybody agreed. I drew the cover…

And then the color version in Nathan’s first post came out. Had they forgotten to tell the colorist what I wanted? Had I simply been mollycoddled? LIED to? Given the temper of the times, the latter is, sadly, not at all unlikely.

Dr. Doom by John Byrne. 1994.

Dr. Doom by John Byrne. 1994.

Action Comics #591, page 11 by John Byrne. 1987.

Action Comics #591, page 11 by John Byrne. 1987.

Iron Fist #15 reimagined cover commission by John Byrne. 2006.

Fantastic Four #271, page 21 by John Byrne & Glynis Wein. 1984.

Avengers #183, page 11 by John Byrne & Klaus Janson & Bob Sharen. 1979.

Colossus commission by John Byrne. 2009.

Colossus commission by John Byrne. 2009.

Alpha Flight #4, page 7 by John Byrne & Andy Yanchus. 1983. 

Iron Man - A series of commissions by John Byrne. 2007-2010.

To view the previous series of commissions, click here

Which is your favorite?

Clark Kent with a mustache by John Byrne. 1972.

Clark Kent with a mustache by John Byrne. 1972.

West Coast Avengers #45 cover by John Byrne. 1989.

Green Arrow & Black Canary by John Byrne & Terry Austin. 1979.

Green Arrow & Black Canary by John Byrne & Terry Austin. 1979.

Fantastic Four #244, page 22 by John Byrne. 1982.

Fantastic Four #244, page 22 by John Byrne. 1982.

Captain America by John Byrne. 2008.

Captain America by John Byrne. 2008.

Action Comics #590, page 6 by John Byrne & Dick Giordano. 1987.

Action Comics #590, page 6 by John Byrne & Dick Giordano. 1987.