Whatever happened to Todd Britton?
March 1, 2013
For the “landmark” issue No 50 of “The Sensational She-Hulk” Jennifer took time out from her battle for Truth, Justice and Personal Injury Claims to try and decide who should replace John Byrne. Ten artists each did a few pages. Nine were dismissed and she decided that Todd Britton’s final 8 pages in the comic were the best. It was announced that he would be the regular artist on the book as from No 52. Indeed Todd Britton pencilled the whole of issue 52. And that was it! One and a quarter comics and he never worked for Marvel Comics again before or since!!
So what did happen to Todd Britton? Well, actually I’ve only spent 2 minutes on the Interweb looking for him. I’ve not checked the Electoral roll or hired a Private Eye so hopefully he’s still out there but just not in the public eye.
Those 2 minutes on the Interweb did help me discover that Todd Britton was the colourist on a handful of Valiant comics in the early 1990s and then it looks like he gave up with comics for good which is a shame as the artwork in “The Sensational She-Hulk” No 52 is as good as if not better than most of the dozens of other artists who have been involved with Shulkie.
I particularly like Todd’s renditions of Ben and Reed. Not too realistic but not too cartoony. Talking of cartoons it appears that Todd left comics behind and moved into animation. I’m sure it paid better.