John Lindley Byrne (born July 6th 1950) is a comics artist and writer born in West Bromwich, though his family emigrated to Canada when he was eight. He attributes his lifelong love of comics to DC Comics reprints and to seeing The Adventures of Superman on the BBC. He broke into comics as an artist in 1974 and has since worked for most of the major (and many of the minor) American publishers, including notable stints both writing and drawing characters including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, the X-Men, Spider-Man, Hulk, Alpha Flight, the Doom Patrol, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, She-Hulk and the Avengers. As far as British comics go, he drew the Judge Dredd story in the 1983 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special (see left). He now lives in America.