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Comic Legend: John Byrne had a promo in DC’s History of the DC Universe Portfolio for what would be known as Next Men

posted Aug 7, 2009, 11:12 AM by Vu Sleeper
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HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE PORTFOLIO (1987)

COMIC LEGEND: John Byrne had a promo in DC’s History of the DC Universe Portfolio for what would be known as Next Men.

STATUS: False Enough for a False

Reader Chris asked:

is it true that the limited edition “History of the DC Universe” portfolio included a print that ended up being a promo for “Next Men,” which was published by Dark horse?

The portfolio he is referring to was something DC made in 1986 with some Folios of various DC characters drawn by the cream of DC’s crop, artist-wise. Keith Giffen, George Perez, Dick Giordano, Joe Kubert (cover by Bill Sieniewicz) and, of course, this following Folio by John Byrne (click to enlarge)…

The idea was to both show you the stalwarts of the DC Universe (Giordano drawing Batman, Kubert Sgt. Rock) but ALSO to give you a glimpse of upcoming projects, such as George Perez’s Wonder Woman and Byrne’s Freaks.

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