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Top 125 Comic Book Artists: #85-81

Here are the next five artists on the countdown, based on your votes for your favorite comic book artists of all-time! Here is the list of all artists featured so far!

I’ll give you a sample page for each artist.

85 Tony Harris – 145 points (3 first place votes)

84 Frank Cho – 146 points (3 first place votes)

83 Chris Ware – 147 points (1 first place vote)

82 Steve Rude – 153 points (7 first place votes)

81 Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez – 155 points (4 first place votes)


That Batman Hulk X-over was a great feat of art. Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez was able to seamlessly mash-up DC Aparo/Adams house styles for Batman and Joker, with a Buscema Hulk. You’d think they went together all the time .

Got to love Cho’s consistency.

Hey, here’s another group where I like every single one! Ware, Garcia-Lopez and Rude are titans of the craft, and Cho and Harris are quite good too.

I think this may be the 2nd or 3rd group where I like every single one.

Also, I wouldn’t call that the Buscema Hulk model, either Sal or John. Looks closer to the John Romita Sr. model for drawing the Hulk that was all over Marvel merchandise at that time:


Could be wrong though and it’s modeled after another artist’s Hulk entirely…

What book had the Hulk, Joker and Batman ? I need to find it.

was wondeirng when steve the dude rude and maybe something from nexus would pop up on this list. plus loved the batman vs hulk series. for the joker trying to convince hulk he is his friend is priceless.

IIRC, Harris was the only artist of my personal top ten who didn’t make the top 50. It’s good to see him in the top 100.

I don’t dislike Harris’ ART, exactly, but he’s drawn two of my all-time-least-favorite comics of the last few decades.

But good to see Chris Ware as an artist.. He’d be in my top 25 artists – but much, much, much lower as a writer.

I wonder if Ware will end up on the writer’s list at all. I’d say that page from Lint and the page that recalls it are a good example of why he should be on it.

Very strong day.

Steve Rude was probably about my #11.

Enzo Speaks,

It was one of the over-sized (length and width) Treasury editions comics that Marvel and DC were putting out in the 70’s – early 80’s. Some collected earlier published material, but some were wholly original. I believe the Batman Hulk one was in the early 80’s. There were two Superman-Spiderman cross-overs published earlier in the same format. A later published Teen Titans/X-men cross-over was just in in regular comic dimensions, albeit with a larger number of pages.

I am normally not a big Cho fan, but this page is pretty solid.

Cho was my number 1. I always found his skill undeniable. That’s a good page but I would have rather seen one of his battle scenes with hundreds of figures drawn flawlessly on the page – some of the pages from New Ultimates would work, or some of his Red Sonja battle pieces.

He also draws really, really hot women. With thighs and hips. Not something you see enough.

Thanks so much for helping me find out where Batman/Hulk crossover came from. I thought these boards were supposed to be helpful.

Enzo: As Joe Young said, BATMAN VS THE INCREDIBLE HULK was originally published as an oversize Treasury Edition (in 1981), but it’s also collected in The Marvel/DC Collection – Crossover Classics, Vol. 1 trade paperback, although it loses something without the oversize tabloid format.

@Buttler: Thank you. I tend not to read extra long posts

I did not see my name in Joe Youngs reply so my apoligies to him as well

85. I had expected to see Tony Harris among the Top 20. But, of course, he has never worked for long runs on books with success in the mainstream.


WTF? 4.5 lines is an extra long post? Can you manage all the words in a regular comic without help?


And I just read your next post. Sorry!!!! I assumed you were referring to mine.

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