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Subj: Re: Favorite Artists Of All time
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 at 06:54:51 am EDT (Viewed 121 times)
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Without a doubt, my favorite artist is John Romita, Sr. He was the first artist I became aware of, even though I started collecting well after his heyday.
As I've gotten older, I learned to appreciate Steve Ditko's work so much more. I liked it, since it's classic Spidey, in the Spider-Man paperback collections of the late 70s and the Marvel Tales reprints of the 80s, but in the years since, I really think he drew one of the best Spider-Man in actions ever.

While John Buscema didn't like drawing super hero stories, he sure was great at it. His brother Sal left his mark on so many characters from my impressionable era that I'd have to mention him.

I loved Tom Lyle in the 90's. John Byrne was fantastic, especially in the 70s. I loved his Marvel Team-Up. Ross Andru helped shape the Spidey universe as much as anyone outside of Ditko and Romita.

George Perez is one of my favorite comic artists, but I generally don't think of him in regards to Spidey.

Gil Kane on pencils with John Romita, Sr. on inks... it doesn't get any better than that for Spidey.

Until I was really mature enough to take an objective look at how different artists approached Spidey (and comics in general), I never had an appreciation of Ditko's work. Being an old geezer now, I love it! One of the things in recent years that has made me appreciate it all the more is how it influenced the visuals in the "Doctor Strange" movie.

Growing up, I really liked Ross Andru's work. When I first saw he was the artist on that first "Spider-Man vs. Superman" book, it got me very excited for the story I was about to read

I never cared for Sal Buscema's art. Everyone had pointy eyebrows and a grimace plus he used and reused so much standard positioning of characters that his storytelling was simply flat in my eyes.

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