View Full Version : CBR: When Words Collide - Jun 14, 2010
06-14-2010, 02:28 PM
This week, Tim considers the role of artistry and style in comic books as he looks back to the eighties at the greatest "Firestorm" issue of all time in order to publicly ponder the timeless mystery of J. J. Birch.
Full article here (http://comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=26691).
06-14-2010, 03:12 PM
if you dig j.j.'s work on firestorm, then you should check out his run on milestone media's XOMBI. it's off-center just like you like.
06-14-2010, 03:24 PM
I did not know about any of this and I really appreciate your posting this article. It was a very interesting read. I'll have to go to my local comic shop and hunt around for that #70, see if I can see what you see.
Anyway, thank you.
06-14-2010, 06:19 PM
DC needs to do some Ostrander Firestorm reprints.
06-14-2010, 06:44 PM
I remember the change from Brozowski to Birch. I have to say, I loved "Birch's" artwork for those few issues that Brozowski changed his style. Brozowski's regular style was solid but not overly original, but the Birch art was a little out there and appealed to my sensibilities at the time. It reminded me a little of Giffen's artstyle at the time, which I was also a big fan of.
06-15-2010, 02:38 AM
"J.J. Birch" also penciled the Catwoman mini-series which followed up on Miller's revamp.
06-15-2010, 05:01 AM
I know. That's why I wrote that sentence about it in the column, Lt. Clutch.
06-15-2010, 08:05 PM
How was back then more accepting of a style change when he had to change his name to switch his style?
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