Luke Cage History: From Hero for Hire to Hollywood
TV, Comic Books
Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today we take a look at an underrated Wolverine run – Archie Goodwin, John Byrne and Klaus Janson’s seven-issue run from Wolverine #17-23.
I believe Byrne has said that the only reason he agreed to do this run was because of the chance to work with the late, great Archie Goodwin (Byrne was not doing a lot of “just the art” projects at the time).
And the run opened with a tremendous cover by Byrne (that ended up on a lot of licensed stuff by Marvel in the late 80s/early 90s)….
The early pages of their run pretty much expressed what kind of stories that Goodwin and Byrne would be doing…
This would be basic, well-done adventure comics.
Check out the cool cliffhanger of the first issue, where they introduce a new villain….
They introduced a new heroine, as well, La Bandera, and tied in with Byrne’s Acts of Vengeance, having Wolverine fight Tiger Shark…
The run ENDED with a great cover, too..
By this time, Byrne was doing the art by himself…
This was a great tun that does not get as much attention.
Comics Should Be Good accepts review copies. Anything sent to us will (for better or for worse) end up reviewed on the blog. See where to send the review copies.