This ex-Calgarian cartoonist in 1986 masterminded the revolutionary updating of Superman for DC Comics. He was also known for superior work on various Marvel titles including X-Men and Fantastic Four.
Born July 6 1950 in England, he moved with his famly to Edmonton Albert in 1954. They returned to England and then came back to Canada in 1958.
Byrne was influenced by Bellamy, Kirby, Adams, and Kane. “Rog 2000” was perhaps his first creation.
‘Superman & Checkmate.” Co-creat. & Writ., Paul Kuperberg. In., Ty Templeton. Let., J. Costanza. Col., P. Scotese. Ed., M. Carlin. Action Comics, 598, March 1988: 1-22.
“Byrne’s Basics.” Writ., Dennis Perado. Comics Feature, 17, June 1981: 66-72.
“Rog-2000 Interviews His Creator.” Writ., John Bryne. The Charlton Bullseye, 2-4, Mar./Apr. 1976. (A self portrait by Byrne.)
“John Byrne.” Interviewer, Patrick D. O’Neill. Comics Interview, 102, 1991: 14-31.
“John Byrne: The Interview.” Comics Feature, 27, January/February 1984: 20-38
“Here’s your guide to superheroes of Canadian comics.” Toronto Star, 27 Feb.1987: D6.