hey guys im new to reading comics and im loving it so far. im a huge fan of good artwork so im making this general discussion to ask the seasoned readers who do you think some of the best comic book artists are? any suggested pick ups for me? thanks in advance
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The best writing can really be brought down by a bad artist, but a good artist can make a mediocre book awesome. :)
Most people don't appreciate his art but I find Mike Mignola to be an awesome artist.
As for recommends. Hmm...
For DC I'm pretty new to there comics myself but I've gotta say: Aquaman (Geoff's writing is awesome. Don't believe what you hear about the character being lame. Johns been doing some awesome stuff with that comic, and Ivan Reis is doing the artwork.)
Batman is great!( Greg Capullo's the artist for that one)
And Justice League of America is just starting out. I think I might drop it. It didn't really intrest me, but I encourage you to check it out for yourself.
That's all I've been reading for DC, but Marvel's been doing some awesome stuff too.
Like: Guardians of the Galaxy. It's also just starting out and Bendis and Steve Mcnivin are a great team for it.
Avengers has been kind of mediocre, but again, I encourage you to try it for yourself. :)
I plan to start getting Deadpool after the new story arc starts. (#8) I hear i's pretty good and funny.
That's all I've got. :/
Cool to see your getting into comics and I hope this helps. :)
Some of my personal favorites, Mike Mignola, Greg Capullo, Doug Mahnke, Ivan Reis, Esad Ribic, Gary Frank, Steve Mcnivin, Steve Epting, Paola Rivera, Jerome Opena, Francessco Fracavilla, Ryan Stegman, Alan Davis, Phil Noto, Paul Pelletier, Andy Kubert, Adam Kubert, Alex Maleev, Lenil Yu and I'm sure I'm forgetting some.