Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Black and White Wednesday: "There Will Be Time" by John Byrne

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Today we're diggin' on what would (could? should?) have been Doomsday +1 #7, but instead originally appeared in black and white (split into two parts, yet!) in Charlton Bullseye issues 4 and 5 waaaaaaaay back in 1976! It's cool to see where John Byrne would have taken Kuno and company had the series continued.  It's all-Byrne* sci-fi in living black and white, baby! Dig it!!

 *Okay, all-Byrne except that splash by Joe Brozowski and Terry Austin. But, hey, since you played so nicely, here's Neal Adams' Byrne-inspired rendition of the Doomsday +1 characters from the back cover of Charlton Bullseye #5!

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  1. I loved this series & was a Byrne junkie since I first saw & bought his Hot Wheels comic! Who I knew was destined to be part of the legendary Marvel Bullpen even then! Byrne's style to me was always like a animated version of Kirby. Simpler, smoother but equally as awesome!

  2. Always a pleasure to see Byrne's early, Charlton work. Thanks for posting this.

  3. Been browsing the Diversions for a few months now, but this is my first post...

    Wow, is THIS a cool trip down memory lane!
    I remember seeing a few issues of Doomsday Plus 1 back when it was new (and I myself was fairly new, too, enjoying Byrne's work in Charlton's Space: 1999!), and eventually managed to collect the entire (too-short) series in the early 1990's. I also got most of the re-colored reprints (Doomsday Squad) around that time.
    I had no idea that this 'lost issue' existed... thank you SO much for posting, and adding a hint of closure to a series that should not be forgotten. (This would make a cool tv series nowdays, if someone could actually follow the source material faithfully.)



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