Modern Masters is a series of books that feature interviews and artwork from the greatest "masters" of comic book art. Volume 7 is dedicated to John Byrne. Now, when I was kid, there was nothing I loved more than comic books. I was a Marvel guy, and I especially liked Spider-Man. Then one day, for some reason, I picked up an issue of Iron Fist and I was compelled to buy it. It was issue #12 and had never read Iron Fist before, but he was fighting Captain America on the cover, and I loved a good super hero throw down, so I decided to give it a look. For some reason I bought it, there was something about that book that I liked, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it at the time. I later realized that what I loved so much about that comic wasn't the fight between Cap and Iron Fist... it was the ART! That was the first time that I ever really bothered to check and see who drew the comic book I was reading. That artist was, of course, John Byrne. After that I bought anything that Mr. Byrne drew... Marvel Team-Up, The X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Superman, etc., etc.. To me, anything that John Byrne touched, turned to gold. He was, and remains, arguably the greatest comic book artist of all time. Jack Kirby is a legend, but John Byrne was comic's first rock star. Everyone I knew that read comics, loved Byrne. One of the things that made him so great was that he was one of the first artists to draw every character the way they should be drawn as individuals. Most other artists (John Romita, John Buscema, etc.) seemed to have a "standard" body for all the characters they drew, so that Captain America, Daredevil, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and so on, all had the same height and build. But not Byrne. When he drew his characters each one had a distinct body type. For example, his Spider-Man was thin and agile looking, his Captain America was tall and muscular, his Daredevil was somewhere in between the two, etc. Basically the man changed the standard of comic art forever, and in a small way this book helps commemorate some of his contributions to the medium. So, if you are a fan of John Byrne, or a fan of great comic art, you will like this book. Buy it!!! It's not even that expensive. It's a great deal. Buy it now!