John Byrne Splash Pages

One of my favorite comic book artists is John Byrne. Byrne is retired now and usually only does commission drawings for fans. One of the things on my bucket list is to purchase such a drawing from him some day when I have more money to afford such an extravagant item.

Over at Diversions of the Groovy Kind, they’ve posted a boatload of John Byrne’s splash pages (usually the first page in a comic book, though there can be splash pages anywhere within a book if the artist/writer agree) from his 26 issue run as artist of the Marvel Team-Up comic book in the late 70’s.

I used to own every one of those comic books, so there are a lot of good memories for me in their post. Byrne was always one of my favorite Spider-Man artists.

But, even more than his work on Spider-Man, I enjoyed his depictions of Captain America. Here’s a pencil and ink job he did, before it was colored, creating a DOUBLE splash page spread in Captain America #255 from March of 1981.

Captain America #255 Double Splash Spread by John Byrne


If you like what you see above, go take a look at the John Byrne Splash Pages at Diversions of the Groovy Kind.

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