#1 Edited by time (5048 posts) - - Show Bio

Mine are

1) Jim Lee

2) Andy Kubert

3 )Mike Choi & Sonia Oback

4) Marc Silvestri

5) It's tied between

Joe Madureira

And

David Finch

Other Artists I like are

Billy Tan, Stuart Immonen, Clay Mann, Olivier Coipel.

.

How about u guys, who makes your top 5.

#2 Posted by John Valentine (16310 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Byrne
  • Dave Cockrum
  • Immonen
  • Coipel
  • Ryan Sook

(Honorable mentions to Jim Lee , Silvestri, Andy Kubert, Adam Kubert, Joe Madiera, Clay Mann, Quitely, Choi and Ethan Van Skiver)

#3 Posted by time (5048 posts) - - Show Bio
#4 Posted by McKlayn (1077 posts) - - Show Bio

@time said:

@john_valentine: Who is Ryan Sook, what X-title did he draw for.

He Drew some Early X factor (like after M Day M Factor) i do believe

#5 Posted by time (5048 posts) - - Show Bio

@mcklayn said:

@time said:

@john_valentine: Who is Ryan Sook, what X-title did he draw for.

He Drew some Early X factor (like after M Day M Factor) i do believe

Ok, he pretty good. who is in your top 5.

#6 Posted by John Valentine (16310 posts) - - Show Bio

@mcklayn said:

@time said:

@john_valentine: Who is Ryan Sook, what X-title did he draw for.

He Drew some Early X factor (like after M Day M Factor) i do believe

Yep, just love his style.

#7 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7297 posts) - - Show Bio

Sonia Oback is an artist ?

#8 Posted by McKlayn (1077 posts) - - Show Bio

@time: sadly ive never really thought much about it, only a few artist i really keep up with. Recently i have been doing it more but only because of this site i think lol but just (in no particular order)

Billy Tan, i loved his Shiar work with Ed Brubaker

Immomen has really impressed the hell out of me

Loved Bachelo since his Gen X days so hes still up there as one of my favs

Copiel is really good,

And uh Finch, yea he works :D

#9 Posted by time (5048 posts) - - Show Bio

Sonia Oback is an artist ?

Yes X- Force and she worked on Second Coming as well as other stories.

#10 Posted by Backflip (2266 posts) - - Show Bio

@time said:

@ageofhurricane said:

Sonia Oback is an artist ?

Yes X- Force and she worked on Second Coming as well as other stories.

Nope you're wrong.

That's Mike Choi. Sonia O'Back was the colourist (Also interestingly, his Fiance, although they've since split up).

#11 Edited by time (5048 posts) - - Show Bio

@backflip said:

@time said:

@ageofhurricane said:

Sonia Oback is an artist ?

Yes X- Force and she worked on Second Coming as well as other stories.

Nope you're wrong.

That's Mike Choi. Sonia O'Back was the colourist (Also interestingly, his Fiance, although they've since split up).

oh right, looks like I have to change mine, thanks. Mike Choi and Sonia Oback work well together.

#12 Posted by Backflip (2266 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Mike Choi

2. Oliver Coipel

3. Clay Mann

4. Marc Silvestri

5. John Cassaday

#13 Posted by Backflip (2266 posts) - - Show Bio

@time: Yeah I know, she really compliments his style, makes his work seem real in a manner? Shame they don't work together anymore, darn break-up.

#14 Edited by time (5048 posts) - - Show Bio

@backflip said:

@time: Yeah I know, she really compliments his style, makes his work seem real in a manner? Shame they don't work together anymore, darn break-up.

That's a shame. Love to see them work on a X-Men title again.

#15 Posted by Polarity (106 posts) - - Show Bio

Adams, Cockrum, Byrne, Smith and Silvestri. I really want to put Steranko on here, but his output was way too short.

#16 Posted by Backflip (2266 posts) - - Show Bio

@time: I'd love just to see Choi work consistently again, he's criminally underused.

#17 Edited by oldnightcrawler (4616 posts) - - Show Bio

This is too hard!

okay, for classic X-men artists, I'll say

  • Alan Davis
  • Paul Smith
  • Rick Leonardi
  • John Romita Jr.
  • Barry Windsor Smith

and for contemporary X-men artists, I'll say

  • Olivier Coipel
  • Stuart Immonen
  • Daniel Acuna
  • John Cassaday
  • David Lopez

#18 Posted by John Valentine (16310 posts) - - Show Bio

This is too hard!

okay, for classic X-men artists, I'll say

  • Alan Davis
  • Paul Smith
  • Rick Leonardi
  • John Romita Jr.
  • Barry Windsor Smith

and for contemporary X-men artists, I'll say

  • Olivier Coipel
  • Stuart Immonen
  • Daniel Acuna
  • John Cassaday
  • David Lopez

This is a much, much better way of doing this thread. I'm going to re-submit my choices.

#19 Edited by CTG (230 posts) - - Show Bio

In no specific order:

  • Stuart Immonen
  • Humberto Ramos
  • Jim Lee
  • Sana Takeda
  • Oliver Coipiel

w/ David Finch, Chris Bachalo and Ron Garney very close runners-up. Jim Lee is odd for me as I like the modern art styles better than the old, but he's the guy who really got me reading comics - specifically X-Men. His rendition of them is just iconic.

Too bad Joe Mad hasn't drawn a lot of X-Men, I'd probably buy no matter who wrote it.

#20 Posted by oldnightcrawler (4616 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a much, much better way of doing this thread. I'm going to re-submit my choices.

Well, there's been hundreds of X-men artists. Honestly, it would be easier to pick my 5 least favorite.

#21 Posted by Rickbarry (1797 posts) - - Show Bio

Stuart Immonen takes the title right now. I'm not an All New X-men fan, but good lord is that art sexy.

#22 Posted by darthphoenix (793 posts) - - Show Bio

omg! someone said john romita jr. wtf! he's the worst comics artist. he drew the worst looking x-men ever

#23 Edited by oldnightcrawler (4616 posts) - - Show Bio

omg! someone said john romita jr. wtf! he's the worst comics artist. he drew the worst looking x-men ever

that was me, I said that. I get why people don't like him, but I think he's great.

I didn't like his distinct surface style so much when I started reading back in the early 90's, but I think his original run on Uncanny X-men (after he took over for Paul Smith, in the early 80's) is still one of the best drawn periods of X-men. And his approach to faces and anatomy was way better than most fan favorites of the 90's.

#24 Edited by papad1992 (6831 posts) - - Show Bio

@time: KEVIN WADA!!!

Elegantly beautiful!!

#25 Posted by knighthood (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Byrne

2. Walt Simonson (XFactor)

3. J.R. Jr.

4. Jim Lee

5. Immonen

#26 Posted by knighthood (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

J.R. jr. is a classic X-Men artist. Stop sipping haterade.

#27 Edited by QueenCorp15 (1034 posts) - - Show Bio

Jim lee best ALL TIME!!! then frank quitely or andy kubert Oh an john cassaday

#28 Posted by darthphoenix (793 posts) - - Show Bio

Jim lee and mike choi are my faves

#29 Edited by oldnightcrawler (4616 posts) - - Show Bio

Jim Lee's pretty good if you don't mind every character having the same face and body type :P

#30 Posted by Breadspread (774 posts) - - Show Bio
#31 Posted by oldnightcrawler (4616 posts) - - Show Bio
#32 Posted by tomchu (522 posts) - - Show Bio

Jim Lee only works best for dynamic scenes and colourful superheroes, just like how the other polar end of that is John Cassaday, who draws human scenes really well.

#33 Posted by John Valentine (16310 posts) - - Show Bio

J.R. jr. is a classic X-Men artist. Stop sipping haterade.

That was then....

#34 Edited by oldnightcrawler (4616 posts) - - Show Bio

@tomchu said:

Jim Lee only works best for dynamic scenes and colourful superheroes, just like how the other polar end of that is John Cassaday, who draws human scenes really well.

good point.

@knighthood said:

J.R. jr. is a classic X-Men artist. Stop sipping haterade.

That was then....

I know that a lot of JRJr's current stuff sometimes looks rushed and a bit sloppy compared to some of his more classic work; but, to be fair, due to his reputation for being fast (able enough to do two regular books a month, and for extended periods, when most artists can't do that for one book), I bet he probably gets a lot of gigs where the deadline is tight.

#35 Posted by Polarity (106 posts) - - Show Bio

JRJr at the beginning of his first run on Uncanny was superb, towards the end he started to take his Kirby love a bit too far (as he does nowadays). He was definitely in the running for my list, Jim Lee is overrated but the first year of his run had some stellar stuff too.

#36 Posted by oldnightcrawler (4616 posts) - - Show Bio

@polarity said:

JRJr at the beginning of his first run on Uncanny was superb, towards the end he started to take his Kirby love a bit too far (as he does nowadays). He was definitely in the running for my list, Jim Lee is overrated but the first year of his run had some stellar stuff too.

I think it's very telling of the tastes on this forum that this is the first mention of Jack Kirby (original creator of the X-men, and most revolutionary artist of the genre) to be found on this thread.

#37 Posted by Polarity (106 posts) - - Show Bio
#38 Posted by oldnightcrawler (4616 posts) - - Show Bio

@polarity said:

@oldnightcrawler: Yeah, but admittedly his best work was in other titles.

Kirby's? I guess so, but what I most admire about him is still present in his X-men work.. I guess it depends on how you look at the question; is it who are the best artists to draw X-men comics?

-or- which artists drew the best drawn X-men comics?

I answered the latter (and based on who my personal favorites are as much as who I really think is the best), but if I had answered the former, I would have had to include him.