Second That Emotion
This week John points out that fans cannot read the minds of creators, although you wouldn't know that by listening to some of them.
Why are fans unable to be complimentary without tacking on something negative? John begs that question in this week's IMO.
"Your Old Stuff was Better!"
This week comic legend John Byrne responds to those who love to spout the phrase, "Your old stuff was better."
John Byrne responds to criticisms over his position on adapting comic books to the silver screen, and on changing characters.
If there's one way publishers like to keep their characters "cool," it's by shocking readers. John argues that's not a good thing.
Dearth of a Salesman
This week John devotes his entire column to comic book retailing, and those pesky problems that are destroying it from within.
Death Be Not Loud
John has a message for the industry: killing characters is not the answer. Plus hear the inside story behind the "Death of Phoenix" saga.
Fans love to talk about creators "destroying" characters, but does that really make any sense? John Byrne thinks not.
In the past, one comic book story would rarely influence another. Those were the old days. Now read John's take.
Cooler than "Cool," Hipper than "Hip"
When comic books try to be trendy we end up with bellbottoms and the Backstreet Boys. Hear John Byrne's take.
A Rose is a Rose is a Rose...
John Byrne and the legendary Marvel Editor-In-Chief Mark Gruenwald had an important conversation once. Now read what it was about.
The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
John takes a hard look at the world of comic book retailing, and doesn't like everything he sees.
John takes a look back at his comic masterpiece, Generations.
Defining a Hero
John looks at what makes a hero. Read on.
Comics & 9/11
Should comic books take on the horror of September 11, 2001? John thinks not.
No Looking Back
By way of Star Wars, John takes a look at creators should revisit their own past works.
Fear of Discovery
Do fans fear discovering new things about their favorite comic book characters? Read John's take on the whole thing.
Should writers revisit works of the past? John looks at this debate and invokes the mighty Fantastic Four.
How many comic book panels is the right number? Read on and find out.
Anatomy Of A Fan
Today John discusses the mentality that effects the way a fan perceives the comic books he reads.
Are you one of the rare, elsive breed known as "The Fanboy?" Read this and find out.
Crazy For Continuity
John takes a look at the crazy concept known as comic book continuity.
Attack of the Clones
Every artist has their clone, right? John tackles that subject with a look at who's just like who.