First Snowstorm of the Year

Yesterday, a foot and a half of snow fell on my area. To commemorate the promise of white Christmas, here are pages from the famous "Snowblind" issue of Alpha Flight (#6).
 
 
 
 
Sure, John Byrne was writing AND drawing two Marvel series at the same time, but not without some very cheap tricks!

10 comments:

Delta said...

Never saw that, thanks so much for posting it.

Siskoid said...

You were snowblind!

SallyP said...

The inking was amazing!

Siskoid said...

You bet! Byrne inks himself!

Also excellent: Colorist Andy Yanchus.

Serious credit given to Letterer Michael Higgins.

Brad said...

Kurtzman did it first, in "Wreck of the Hesperus"

Siskoid said...

Gets cheaper and cheaper, doesn't it?

Ken Begg said...

A little context would be fair. This was printed during Marvel's "Assistant Editor Month," the gag being that all the regular editors were out of town. The idea was that the inmates were running the asylum, so each comic that month had something wacky going on. This was the joke in Alpha Flight that month.

Siskoid said...

Yes, I believe I made a reference to it in one of the mouseover jokes. I was just being cheeky.

Of course, it doesn't change the fact that other issues of Alpha Flight in Byrne's run repurposed the art from their first appearance in Uncanny X-Men, or recapped the first year using much the same trick in #13.

Ken Begg said...

Nope, but this, this was a funny gag.

Matt Celis said...

Alpha Flight was pretty awesome for the first six or eight issues.

 

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