FX (comics)

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Publication information
Publisher IDW Publishing
Schedule Monthly
Format Limited series
Publication date March – August 2008
No. of issues 6
Creative team
Written by Wayne Osborne
Artist(s) John Byrne
Letterer(s) John Workman
Colorist(s) Greg Cordier
Collected editions
FX ISBN 1-60010-274-3

FX is a six-issue comic book limited series written and created by Wayne Osborne and drawn by John Byrne. It was published by IDW Publishing in 2008.[1][2] Osborne, a lifelong comics fan, realized his dream by hiring Byrne, a prominent professional comics artist, to help create his own comic book title.

Publication history[edit]

FX is a fan-commissioned series.[3] John Byrne made it known on his message board that he was open to full-comic commissions, at a cost of $20,000 an issue.[4] Osborne hired Byrne; this was Osborne's first comic book.[5] The production was done using the Marvel Method where the story is plotted, the art is drawn and then the script finalised[6] because, as Byrne says, "that eliminated about 90% of the mistakes newbie writers make."[7]

A follow up series, FX: The Lost Land, was released as a graphic novel in December 2010 with art by Uko Smith.


A teenage boy gains superhuman powers mostly limited by his imagination (making special effects a reality) and he decides to become a superhero.[3][6]


  1. "Monkey Business" (March 2008)
  2. "Things That Go... CRASH ...in the Night" (April 2008)
  3. "We've Got Spirits... Yes, We Do!" (May 2008)
  4. "Weird Science" (June 2008)
  5. "Myth-Understandings" (July 2008)
  6. "Full Circle" (August 2008)

Other editions[edit]

The series has been collected as a trade paperback:


  1. ^ a b FX at the Comic Book DB
  2. ^ "FX details". Comics.org. Grand Comics Database. Retrieved January 4, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Cronin, Brian (March 19, 2008). "FX #1 Review - Strangest Comic Out There?". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved January 4, 2017. 
  4. ^ "An 'FX' Q&A". QuickDFW.com. March 2008. Archived from the original on 2011-07-15. 
  5. ^ "Wayne Osborne on FX & Working With John Byrne". Newsarama.com. December 27, 2007. [dead link]
  6. ^ a b Baxter, Dave (March 20, 2008). "FX #1: Review". BrokenFrontier.com. Retrieved January 4, 2017. 
  7. ^ Kean, Benjamin Ong Pang (January 1, 2008). "John Byrne on FX, Angel, Next Men and More". Newsarama.com. Archived from the original on January 7, 2010. Retrieved January 4, 2017. 

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