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    Default Best comic runs for art?

    When everyone talks about great comic runs they always seem to talk about the writing. But what are some great runs when it comes to art? I am not really talking about mini series. I mean several issues of an ongoing with great art.
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    John Byrne and Terry Austin on X-Men
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    Hmm a few off the top of my head (but tastes in art may vary wildly by user)...

    Will Eisner's The Spirit

    Steranko's Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Any of the Brubaker/Phillips runs

    Darwyn Cooke's Catwoman or Spirit

    Kirby's Fourth World stuff

    Barry Windsor-Smith's Conan

    Perez's Wonder Woman

    Nexus when Steve Rude was aboard

    Tarzan by Joe Kubert

    Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon

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    Frank Miller/ Klaus Janson Daredevil. I think the way the art got over the way Daredevil sensed the world, the way he moved in fights and made the story easy to follow was exceptional.

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    My collection is sorted by artists, not titles (or writers).

    I could pull a lot of examples from there, but the two that "hooked" me on art from my early days were Roberto Raviola MAGNUS (he drew Alan Ford from #1 up to #75). His last issue coincided/was also the exit book for the series biggest villain, Superciuk (pronounced "Superchook" a.k.a. "Superdrunk"). He returned for a single issue #200.

    The other artist that mesmerized me as a kid was Rudy Nebres and his run on Iron Fist (and the other Martial Art characters in Deadly Hands Of Kung Fu Magazine). I think he started drawing from #10 onwards, handling the main storyline.

    My late discovery would be Frank Robbins on Invaders (1975 1st series) from issue #1 to #28 (with few issues missed here and there).

    And I have to mention Jean Giraud MOEBIUS on Bluberry, as well as Enrique Badía ROMERO on Modesty Blaise and AXA.

    Angel Medina on Spawn (#101 - #150 with few missed), and Kiss: Psycho Circus (#1 - #18).

    Might not qualify here (since there was only 5 pages in each issue of 2000 AD), but Clint Langley did a remarkable job on Dinosty from issue #873 – #882).

    Olivier Ledroit on Requiem.
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    For Marvel, My Top 3:

    1. John Romita, Sr. (Amazing Spider-Man)

    2. Gene Colan (Tomb of Dracula)

    3. Alan Davis (Excalibur)

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    For DC, My Top 3:

    1. Neal Adams (Batman)

    2. George Perez (New Teen Titans)

    3. Ed McGuinness (Superman)

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    TOMB OF DRACULA--art by Gene Colan and Tom Palmer.

    AMETHYST, PRINCESS OF GEMWORLD (12 issue maxi series)--art by Ernie Colon

    Adam Strange in MYSTERY IN SPACE--art by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson

    SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE (issues 1 - 81)--art by Kurt Schaffenberger

    E-MAN (10 issue Charlton run)--art by Joe Staton

    Johnny Thunder in ALL-AMERICAN WESTERN--pencils by Alex Toth

    FRONTLINE COMBAT (E.C.)--art by Harvey Kurtzman and others

    Dan Dare in THE EAGLE COMIC--art by Frank Bellamy

    TIPPY TEEN (Tower)--art by Samm Schwartz and others

    PAT BOONE (D.C.)--art by Bob Oksner

    THE BATMAN ADVENTURES (7 - 36)--pencils by Mike Parobeck

    BLACKHAWK (Quality)--art by Reed Crandall
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    Quote Originally Posted by MRP View Post
    Darwyn Cooke's Catwoman or Spirit
    The Parker books he did are marvelous. There's 4 total, so I count that as a run.

    The Maleev stretch is uneven, but the Bendis/Brubaker run of Daredevil has some great Maleev art for most of Bendis run, and Lark/Gaudiano on the whole Brubaker run.

    David Aja kills on both Iron Fist and Hawkeye.

    Bill Sienkiewicz New Mutants and Moon Knight are classic, highly influential runs.
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    Juano Guarnido - Blacksad

    Darwyn Cooke - New Frontier - I know OP said no mini-series, but c'mon.

    Jean Giraud - The Incal
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    Kevin McGuire and Adam Hughes on JLI.

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    For the independents & everything else, here's My Top 3:

    1. Dave Sim/Gerhard (Cerebus)





    2. Jeff Smith (Bone)

    3. Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon)

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    I really enjoyed the combo of Morrison & Quitely. The Wild Sentinels in the "E is for Extinction" arc were goddamned terrifying. Any semblance of resembling a human being taken from them... just brilliant. And the run just kept getting better, as he would introduce some great designs for new mutant characters and guest appearances by new Shi'ar Imperial Guard members that were more alien than past incarnations.





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    Jon Davis-Hunt's work on The Wild Storm pleases me.
    The Cover Contest Weekly Winners Thread So much winning!!

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