COMMENTS: John Byrne cover/art; Man-Wolf app: COMIC BOOK IMPACT rating of 6 (CBI)
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John Byrne cover/art; Man-Wolf app: COMIC BOOK IMPACT rating of 6 (CBI)"Mayhem by Moonlight!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by John Byrne (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by John Byrne and Bob McLeod. J. Jonah Jameson desperately searches for clues in the kidnapping of his son John! Fearing the worst the stressed out publisher of the Daily Bugle brings every resource to bear! While studying the facts, Joe Robertson realizes that the mysterious kidnapper may have a vendetta against not only Jonah, but the web-slinger too! Jonah doesn't care about Spider-Man though, he only wants to see his son again! And as shown on the terrific cover, J. Jonah Jameson will be reunited with his son! But will it be John the man...or the Man-Wolf? Cameo appearances by Aunt May, Betty Brant, Dr. Marla Madison, and Professor Spencer Smythe. (Notes: The web-slinger previously battled the Man-Wolf in Marvel Team-Up 37. This is one of only three issues John Byrne drew for the Amazing Spider-Man title.
John Byrne is one of the most storied creators in the history of comics. Beginning his career at Charlton he quickly moved over to Marvel Comics where he established himself early on as a workhorse and fan favorite, he would draw early appearances of Iron Fist before landing the gig working with Chris Claremont on X-Men. Claremont and Byrne would create several of the most memorable storylines in the history of the X-Men, their Dark Phoenix Saga and Days of Future Past stories have been adapted into three feature films. Byrne would convince Claremont to not kill Wolverine, proving to be one of the most lucrative decisions in Marvel's history, he would also introduce Kitty Pryde and Alpha Flight during this time. After his work on X-Men, Byrne would have a short run on The Avengers before launching his second classic comic run, this time on Marvel's first family The Fantastic Four, writing and drawing the title for five years. Byrne would leave Marvel for DC in the mid 1980s where he was tasked with revamping their flagship Superman titles, he would draw two Superman titles a month while writing a third. After two years at DC, Byrne returned to Marvel where he would create memorable stints on She-Hulk, Namor The Sub-Mariner, and Iron Man. In the 90's Byrne would work on several creator owner titles at Dark Horse, including his Next Men (which would introduce Mike Mignola's Hellboy), Babe and Danger Unlimited. In the years that followed Byrne would create many more books, often working on titles that inspired him as a boy including a revamp of Jack Kirby's Fourth World and DC's Doom Patrol and The Demon.
James Noel Mooney was an American comics artist best known for his long tenure at DC Comics and as the signature artist of Supergirl, as well as a Marvel Comics inker and Spider-Man artist, both during what comics historians and fans call the Silver Age of comic books. He sometimes inked under the pseudonym Jay Noel.