Favorite Superman artist?

#1 Posted by FOOFAN007 (12 posts) - - Show Bio

Who draws Superman the best? Is it Kurt Swan? Is it Gary Frank or Jim Lee? Or how about the great art in All Star Superman?

#2 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

Alex Ross, Jim Lee, and Lionel Yu. In that order.

#3 Posted by SuperShafe (482 posts) - - Show Bio

Alex Ross and Gary Frank. Alex Ross is the best period, Gary Frank is the best for doing a monthly series and not a special project.

#4 Posted by buttersdaman000 (13978 posts) - - Show Bio

Alex Ross, Frank Quietly, Gary Frank and......Curt Swan

#5 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Alex Ross, Gary Frank, Ed Benes. Out of the ones you stated its Gary Frank, bar none.

#6 Posted by Batmandemon23 (139 posts) - - Show Bio

Jim lee and maybe Greg capullo

#7 Posted by MrDirector786 (43781 posts) - - Show Bio

Jim Lee

#8 Edited by ssejllenrad (13028 posts) - - Show Bio

My Top 5

  1. Alex Ross -His paintings are absolutely unparalleled. He is the BEST IMO.
  2. Gary Frank -He draws Supes like Reeve. Nuff said.
  3. Jim Lee -Is there anything this man can't draw?
  4. Ivan Reis -He rarely draws Supes. But when he does, he excels. His Superboy Prime splash page back in SCW is still embedded in my brain.
  5. John Byrne -Almost a retro artist now but he drew the Supes that got me into comics.
#9 Posted by Mercy_ (93379 posts) - - Show Bio
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#10 Posted by Billy Batson (59391 posts) - - Show Bio

Someone said Quitely?

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#11 Posted by azza04 (1785 posts) - - Show Bio

Shane Davis draws a good Superman.

Superman - Shane Davis
#12 Posted by Skunkstein (644 posts) - - Show Bio

Yo! There is no doubt that Alex Ross is a freakishly talented artist, even though he is not ''your personal style'' there is no discussion that he is objectively a very, very good artist... however he is one of those artists that i would rather have make me a poster, a painting or an occasionally comic book, for me personally it would get tiresome if ''Alex Ross'' was the style of all comics.

I think personally the Superman artists ive overall enjoy the most is Jim Lee and Gary Frank.

#13 Posted by chalkshark (1264 posts) - - Show Bio

Alex Ross.

#14 Posted by Deranged Midget (18236 posts) - - Show Bio

Jim Lee, George Perez, Curt Swan.

#15 Edited by majestic99 (8915 posts) - - Show Bio
#16 Posted by RyuHayabusa (2039 posts) - - Show Bio

Alex Ross and Jim lee

#17 Posted by majestic99 (8915 posts) - - Show Bio

@RyuHayabusa: What type of artwork has Alex Ross made?

#18 Posted by RyuHayabusa (2039 posts) - - Show Bio

@majestic99: Kingdom come

here you can see his art work Link

#19 Posted by The_Tree (8607 posts) - - Show Bio

Jim Lee and Gary Frank.

#20 Posted by geraldthesloth (32689 posts) - - Show Bio

Lee, and Benes

#21 Posted by Z3RO180 (7969 posts) - - Show Bio

@azza04: What is the first picture from also is it any good??

#22 Posted by badaboop (144 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree with the choice of Alex Ross as the artist who interprets Superman the best. Besides the artists already mentioned, I also think Michael Turner did a pretty good job

#23 Posted by azza04 (1785 posts) - - Show Bio

@Z3RO180: It's just artwork Shane Davis did for the Earth-One graphic novel.

#24 Posted by Mercy_ (93379 posts) - - Show Bio

@Skunkstein said:

Yo! There is no doubt that Alex Ross is a freakishly talented artist, even though he is not ''your personal style'' there is no discussion that he is objectively a very, very good artist... however he is one of those artists that i would rather have make me a poster, a painting or an occasionally comic book, for me personally it would get tiresome if ''Alex Ross'' was the style of all comics.

I think personally the Superman artists ive overall enjoy the most is Jim Lee and Gary Frank.

YES. I have always said that Ross is incredibly talented and iconic, but he's better suited to Variants and covers than actual interiors.

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#25 Posted by PowerHerc (86157 posts) - - Show Bio

My top 10 Superman artists.

  1. Alex Ross
  2. Ed McGuinness
  3. John Bryne
  4. Jim Lee
  5. George Perez
  6. Curt Swan
  7. Ross Andru
  8. Neal Adams
  9. Doug Mahnke
  10. Joe Shuster
#26 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (41796 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate Gary Franks Superman

#27 Posted by ComicMan24 (147494 posts) - - Show Bio

Jim Lee

Gary Frank

Ed Benes

Shane Davis

Doug Mahnke

come to mind now.

#28 Posted by Renee (10398 posts) - - Show Bio

Jim and Alex.

#29 Posted by jointron33 (2107 posts) - - Show Bio

Rob Liefeld

#30 Posted by sinestro_GL (3592 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually, I'm not a fan of Alex Ross' Superman at all...his work on the Bat-universe is better for me...but that's just me I guess.

#31 Posted by geoff2005 (213 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mercy_ said:

@Skunkstein said:

Yo! There is no doubt that Alex Ross is a freakishly talented artist, even though he is not ''your personal style'' there is no discussion that he is objectively a very, very good artist... however he is one of those artists that i would rather have make me a poster, a painting or an occasionally comic book, for me personally it would get tiresome if ''Alex Ross'' was the style of all comics.

I think personally the Superman artists ive overall enjoy the most is Jim Lee and Gary Frank.

YES. I have always said that Ross is incredibly talented and iconic, but he's better suited to Variants and covers than actual interiors.

I agree with both, for an ongoing project I think Alex Ross would get tiresome.

#32 Posted by Hamiltoons (2 posts) - - Show Bio

For most of you here who probably didn't find Superman drawn by Curt Swan like I did you missed out.

My choices are

1. Curt Swan
2. John Byrne
3. Alex Ross

#33 Posted by Hamiltoons (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Rob Liefeld

Aaaaand that has to be a joke LOL

#34 Posted by Blackdog2009 (2454 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't get the Alex Ross favoritism. His Superman looks old and boring and he draws the red S way way way way WAY too big! It's annoying and distracting.

#35 Posted by RDClip (1767 posts) - - Show Bio

My favourites are: Alex Ross, Gary Frank, Dan Jurgens, Curt Swan, Kenneth Rocaforte and Rags Morales

#36 Posted by Z3RO180 (7969 posts) - - Show Bio

Jim lee and Kenneth Rocafort

#37 Edited by SaintWildcard (15956 posts) - - Show Bio

Aaron Kuder is quickly becoming my favorite Superman artist and might take Rags place as number one. He draws the best bearded Superman ever!

#38 Posted by SaintWildcard (15956 posts) - - Show Bio
#39 Edited by 2cool4fun (1956 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like Tony Daniels art ( in general I guess )

#40 Posted by allend4bbt (45 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Michael Turner - I wish he were still around. Loved his art.

2. Alex Ross - I love his art, but his Supes tends to look old which isn't my preference.

3. Jim Lee - Amazing detail and action scenes.

4. Kenneth Rocafort - Has his own cool style.

5. Tony Daniels - Clean and smooth looking art.

This was tough to put in order, cause I like them all for different reasons.

#41 Edited by Squalleon (7857 posts) - - Show Bio

Did people forgot about the only 3 scans rule in less than a week?

My favorite Superman artist would be either Curt Swan or Gary Frank.

#42 Edited by Zandalf (288 posts) - - Show Bio

Shane Davis,Aaron Kuder,Jim LeeEd Benes,and even Ed Mc Guinnes...i liked that guy on Superman.

I hate Gary Franks Superman

Me too. But i loved his Hyperion.

#43 Edited by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642 (2702 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Jim Lee

2. Alex Ross

3. Gary Frank

4. Michael Turner

5. Ed McGuinness

6. Ed Benes

7. Tony Daniel

8. John Byrne

9. George Perez

10. Frank Quitely

#44 Posted by kfabz-23 (5277 posts) - - Show Bio

Jim Lee superman is how I see superman so defiantly him. But KC superman is how I imagine an older superman catch my drift?

#45 Posted by redwingx (1235 posts) - - Show Bio

Aaron Kuder.

#46 Posted by ganon15 (2820 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce Timm, specifically the way he drew Supes in STAS

#47 Edited by Self-DCeit (211 posts) - - Show Bio

George Pérez draws the quintessential Superman:

#48 Edited by GreatRao (1 posts) - - Show Bio

1. John Byrne

2. Jose Luis Garcia Lopez

3. Jim Lee

4. Neal Adams

5. Gary Frank

6. George Perez

7. Curt Swan

8. Al Plastino

9. Joe Shuster

10. Alex Ross

11. Frank Quitely

12. Aaron Kuder

13. Wayne Boring

14. Dan Jurgens

15. Ed McGuinness

16. Michael Turner

17. Rags Morales

18. Jerry Ordway

19. Jack Burnley

20. Ed Benes

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