There are some artist and writer team ups that any fan of comics needs to experience if they really want to consider themselves true fans of the craft. Sometimes, an artist’s style and a writer’s flow will click together, and the end result ends up being a part of comics history. For example, when talking about the John Byrne and Chris Claremont run on Uncanny X-Men:
It’s common knowledge in the nerd community that Chris Claremont and John Byrne breathed new life into the X-Men when the characters looked like write-offs, but to someone whose sole knowledge of the heroic mutants comes from the movies you might be shocked to learn how much of that continuity the writer-artist pairing was responsible for. The ’90s animated series, with its poofy hairstyles and extraneous belts and pouches, may have been aping Jim Lee’s art but at least 75% of the story material was adapted from Claremont and Byrne’s time with the X-Men in the ’70s and ’80s.
The way those two would work to create their comics was ultimately a perfect storm that would whip together a prefect balance of jaw dropping art with stellar storytelling. More over at ToplessRobot.
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