Saturday, July 25, 2009

Byrne-ing to Read: Space: 1999 #3--Written By This Year's Inkpot Recipient Nick Cuti

Super-star-to-be John Byrne took over the art chores of Charlton's color Space: 1999 with issue #3 (December 1975). He really got to show off his sci-fi chops on that mag--skills which would later allow him to blow us all away on stuff like X-Men, Star-Lord, Star Trek, Superman, Next Men, and so many other sci-fi oriented comics in the decades that followed.

This particular story was written by none other than E-Man co-creator Nick Cuti, who won the coveted Inkpot Award at this year's ComiCon International! Congratulations, Mr. Cuti!

2 comments:

  1. Even at this early stage of his career you can see that Byrne had "it", great story-telling abilities, expressive character work, good sense of design. I do think his style got into a rut in later years but I love this early, rough artwork.

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  2. Yes, whatever "it" is, John Byrne had it. I enjoyed those issues tremendously and it certainly didn't hurt to also be a fan of the show!

    Great job!

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