Favorite Cover Artists: Compiled

A short while back (okay… a LONG while back) I created a series of posts detailing the art of my Top Forty Comic Book Cover Artists… a reaction to how I feel the art of comic book covers has horribly degenerated into lackluster factory-stamped sputum. This post is a compilation of those previous post, all in one easy to view bucket. Click on the creators or their retrospective cover sample, and you’ll be taken to the actual individual posts. Enjoy!


# 1: ALEX SCHOMBURG

# 2: L. B. COLE


# 3: JACK KIRBY

# 4: MAC RABOY

# 5: JAMES JEAN

# 6: JOE KUBERT


# 7: JOE MANEELY


# 8: WILL EISNER

# 9: JIM STERANKO


# 10: NICK CARDY


# 11: AL AVISON


# 12 CARL BARKS

# 13: ALEX TOTH

# 14: LOU FINE


# 15: JOHN BUSCEMA


# 16: REED CRANDALL


# 17: JOHN ROMITA


# 18: C. C. BECK


# 19: CURT SWAN


# 20: WALLY WOOD


# 21: STEVE DITKO


# 22: STEVE RUDE


# 23: SYD SHORES


# 24: FRANK QUITELY


# 25: BRUCE TIMM


# 26: BRIAN BOLLAND


# 27: DICK BRIEFER


# 28: GEORGE WILSON


# 29: RUSS HEATH


# 30: FRANK FRAZETTA


# 31: JORDI BERNET


# 32: DARWYN COOKE


# 33: CLIFF CHIANG


# 34: JOHN STANLEY


# 35: H. G. PETER


# 36: JAIME HERNANDEZ


# 37: MIKE MIGNOLA


# 38: SETH


# 39 CHARLES BURNS

# 40: HUB

BIG OL’ LIST DISCLAIMER:

When I began the “Top Forty” posts, I made a list and put them in order, and because the posts themselves were already a MAJOR effort, I resolved not to change the initial list, but rather to stick with it and ride it out. Of course, things are never quite that simple. For one thing, my “Top Forty” list is going to change from day to day in consideration of my moods, and for another thing… my memory isn’t perfect, so some people that SHOULD have been on the list (Adams, Ross, sigh) were forgotten. The below artists are those that either definitely should have been on the list, or at least deserve some mention. As above, merely click on the artist or the cover and you’ll be taken to a post that deals with several artists, including the artist you’ve clicked upon.

NEAL ADAMS

JOHN BYRNE

GENE COLAN

JACK COLE

LEE ELIAS

GILL FOX

BETO HERNANDEZ

GIL KANE

SHELLY MOLDOFF

ALEX ROSS

NORMAN SAUNDERS

MARIE SEVERIN

WALT SIMONSON

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