John Byrne Draws...

John Byrne, I see what you did there… part 4.

Amazing Heroes #67 by Sal Buscema. 1985.

Secret Wars II #1 by John Byrne & Terry Austin. 1985.

John shared this story about Secret Wars II #1 on his forum:

Story behind that cover: Sal Buscema drew it, originally, but Shooter found fault with his version and called me in to do a “better one”. I took one look at Sal’s and drew exactly the same thing, just in my own style. This one Shooter declared “perfect!”

I’m sure it had nothing to do with my name on a book then being a guarantee of bigger sales than what Sal was pulling in.

(Some of those characters I have only ever drawn then, too, I think?)

That original cover by Sal was used for Amazing Heroes and came out one month before John’s cover.

See the other parts here

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    Same layout, not “the same thing”. And the changes are all improvements. If Byrne can’t see the improvements….
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    nothing but love to mr. buscema and i know byrne hates shooter but, byrne’s cover IS better. he may have used buscema’s...
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