Favorite Avengers artist Mar 5, 2013 18:01:34 GMT -5
Post by humanbelly on Mar 5, 2013 18:01:34 GMT -5
Personal Favorites would be Al Milgrom and John Buscema. They were the mainstay artists when I started reading the Avengers back in the 80s. Milgrom provided solid consistent art and is a great storyteller. Buscema, with Tom Palmer, made great stories such as Under Siege even better. Love it.
Marvel Boy, I truly love the fact that you claim Al Milgrom as one of your personal favorites. Once again proving the old "imprinting" theory that the team/writer/artist on duty when the book first pulls you in will always be "your own" team/writer/artist for the book. Ol' Al does get a lot of flak on this board- certainly no small amount from me, as he's one of my least favorite artists on the title- but there have been one or two folks who have spoken up for him. And I think that's GREAT. I don't think I can emphasize that enough. Particularly in Al's case, because I've always kind of been fond of him (as a beloved Marvel maid-of-all-work), even when I didn't care for his penciling.
Nope, in matters of personal taste, it's practically one's duty to hold high their banner of preference. . . even if it's not perceived to be the most popular one. (Remember, I'm the guy who stuck with the Hulk FOREVER-!)
My own favorite artist on the book? Pfft-- I truly couldn't pick one. And could make strong cases for so many. John Buscema, Sal Buscema, Neal Adams, John Byrne, George Perez, Alan Davis (surprised we don't hear him mentioned more often), Steve Epting--- these guys ALL did great work during their tenures. John B would probably get my vote, but again only because of that "imprinting" effect.
[PS-- 2 hrs later w/ a mod-- I happened to glance back up this thread, and was relieved to see that I expressed pretty much the same opinions about 21 months or so ago! Believe me, I am embarrassingly capable of forming completely opposing opinions over the course of time, w/out remembering anything I've said before-!!)