Comic Book Legends Revealed #461
COMIC LEGEND: Byrne’s parody swipe of Rob Liefeld in Sensational She-Hulk was a swipe of a swipe OF Byrne!
STATUS: Appears to be True
Last week, I posted about John Byrne had some fun in an issue of Sensastional She-Hulk by drawing three pages in the style of Rob Liefeld and how the three pages were swipes of three pages from Rob Liefeld’s X-Force #3. This was Byrne poking fun over Liefeld’s much publicized at the time swipes of various other artists.
Well, what I missed in that piece was a whole THIRD level to Byrne’s parody of Liefeld. Not only was Byrne drawing in the style of Liefeld while “swiping” actual Liefeld pages, it certainly appears as though Byrne was doing ANOTHER commentary on Liefeld’s swipes.
A Byrne Robotics poster names Lars Sandmark points out that in the panel where She-Hulk gets punched…
which is swiping the following Liefeld panel…
it is, itself, swiped from an old John Byrne panel from Incredible Hulk #319…
Now, you might say that it was just a coincidence that the Liefeld panel looks just like the Byrne one, and I can even theoretically buy that (not really, but I can accept it for argument’s sake). But even if that were the case, the point is that obviously Byrne felt otherwise, so he not only jokingly swiped a panel from an artist known for swiping panels, but he swiped a panel from an artist known for swiping panels that was a swipe of his OWN work!
That’s some whole other level of joking.
Thanks to Lars Sandmark for the information!
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