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Costumed superhumans, masked avengers, mad geniuses, demigods, and the like, are big business in Hollywood these days. This past summer’s The Avengers pulled in about a gazillion dollars at the box office and The Dark Knight Rises didn’t do such shabby business itself. But, the fact remains, while folks far and wide do seem to to dig comic book heroes, in the modern world it’s a more – shall we say – select crowd who still digs going to the source for their escapist spills and thrills. Today we wanted to pay tribute to those whose smaller budget work serves as the template and/or inspiration for all of these big, fat Hollywood productions.
This is a list of 11 of the most widely respected and beloved living (mainstream, superhero) comic book artists (we may do a separate list for writers soon), measured and ranked – as we do things – based upon the size of their digital footprints, as quantified on our PeekScore scale.
As comic book fans can be a feisty bunch we must stress that the order is based upon the artists’ PeekScores – meaning the degree and depth of their various impacts and presences in cyberspace – and not upon their respective, relative qualities or talents as artists.
Are there any artists we should have included? Are there any results below which have surprised you? Let us know in the comments.
||Frank Miller||Dark Knight Returns, Sin City, 300||8.82 / 10.00|
||Jim Lee||All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder, X-Men||8.51 / 10.00|
||Alex Ross||Marvels, Kingdom Come||8.49 / 10.00|
||John Byrne||Fantastic Four, X-Men||8.36 / 10.00|
||Mike Mignola||Hellboy||8.24 / 10.00|
||John Romita Jr.||Iron Man, Uncanny X-Men, Kick-Ass||8.20 / 10.00|
||George Perez||Avengers, Teen Titans||8.20 / 10.00|
||Neal Adams||Superman, Batman, Green Arrow||8.14 / 10.00|
||J.H. Williams III||Chase, Desolation Jones, Batwoman||8.13 / 10.00|
||Steve Ditko||Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Mr. A||8.12 / 10.00|
||Frank Quitely||New X-Men, We3, All-Star Superman||7.59 / 10.00|