Welcome back to all of my friends, fans, colleagues, and internet adversaries! A new week means a new topic. So let’s quit wasting time and get to it.
Now, I was thinking… I focus a whole lot on writing for, well, a majority of my time reporting, reviewing, and listing. And made me realize something: that’s totally unfair. It’s not on purpose, but I suppose it’s just kind of how we’re all trained to talk about comics. I mean, it is a visual medium, yes, but for the most part, the art is either good, okay, or great. Or Rob Liefeld.
Anywho, it’s only fair that I cover the other end of the creative team spectrum. And since last week’s Top Ten Tuesday was about writers, this week’s list, in no particular order, will focus on artists.
This week’s top ten, in no particular order: Best current artists.
1. Patrick Zircher (The Flash)
2. Greg Capullo (Batman)
3. Michael Lark (Lazarus)
4. Jim Lee (Superman Unchained)
5. Jesus Saiz (Swamp Thing)
6. J. H. Williams III (The Sandman: Overture)
7. David Finch (Forever Evil)
8. Patrick Gleason (Batman and Robin)
9. Ivan Reis (Justice League)
10. Steve Epting (Velvet)
And there they are. Agree? Great! Disagree? Too bad! You’ll have to wait until the weekend to voice that opinion. See you for the same question, in debate format, for this week’s Stir the Pot Saturday.
Zircher should be replaced with Manapul for Flash imo his and Booch’s layouts and coloring respectively were sick for the issues they did.
I would arguably remove David Finch from that list, as he hasn’t truly impressed me in quite some time. Like, years. I’d love to put Kevin Maguire on the list, but unfortunately he didn’t make the cut to Justice League 3000 and a single issue on GotG doesn’t cut it either. Humberto Ramos should be a serious contender for the list, though, after his continual amazing work on Superior Spidey, and Char Hardin is doing an amazing job on the new Harley Quinn book – some of my favourite art out there today!
Someone likes his DC superheroes! 😉 With that in mind, can’t leave Jae Lee of this list. I’d also find room for Mignola (his “Hellboy in Hell” has raised his personal bar to new heights) and Allred (no one draws like him, the tone of his art actually changes the written word).
That Liefeld pic. LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!
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