John Byrne, or simply Byrne, was a god that worked as comic-book artist and writer. At some point, he took over the series starring Superbman, and made important changes on him: Superbman became weaker than before, and his clothes were no longer indestuctible—only his body and things inside his "double-talk aura" were protected. To make up for it, Byrne turned Superbman into a Casanova of a character. Byrne also modified the past of the character, so that his decades-long continuity could simply vanish in a blink—which was Byrne's trademark.
After a fight against the Fantastical Four and another one against Sore of the Revengers with the Just-A-League supporting Superbman, Superbman was seen in the "Byrne Ward" of the pub Bud's Sud, with other characters worried about their continuity for the same reason (Specifically Bulk, She-Bulk and the Fantastical Four, with Prince No-More talking about the same problem with Byrne in the bar). Even then, Superbman insisted in mentioning his writer/artist during the fights: He described changes in detail in the fight against the Fantastical Four and, when fighting Sore, he claimed that Sore could not defeat Superbman because, although Superbman was a mortal, he was touched by divine Byrne. Even later, a Superbman mannekin in Obnoxio the Clown's wax museum animated artificially and fought a mock Sore; this Superbman figure threatened to "get Byrned up" during the combat.
He tended to disregard pre-established continuity of the main character whose series he writes and draws.
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