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John Byrne
John Byrne
Born John Lindley Byrne
July 6, 1950 (1950-07-06) (age 69)
Walsall, England
Positions Character Creator

John Lindley Byrne (born July 6, 1950) is a comic book writer credited with creating characters used on X-Men and X-Men: Evolution.


He is most famous for his work on X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Superman. He wrote the first several issues of Hellboy and has written Star Trek comics numerous times.

He is the co-creator of characters such as Kitty Pryde, Emma Frost, Sabretooth, Shadow King, Scott Lang, Omega Red, and Rachel Summers.

He is also credited for his work on Young Justice, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Justice League: Gods and Monsters, DC Super Hero Girls, Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, The Death of Superman, Dark Phoenix, and New Warriors.

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