Jim Lee: Greatest Modern Artist?

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One of the most iconic artists, and co-publisher of DC Comics. His X-Men run was monumental with Uncanny X-Men No. 1 remains the best selling comic book of all time (according to Guinness). Jim Lee is easily a legend in the comic industry, and his art is outstanding. But, is he the greatest modern artist? Or does someone outclass him, whether talent or just influentially?

I'd say he is the greatest, but I'm sure not everyone has the same views. What are your thoughts?

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He's my favorite 2. My second favorite artist is frank miller............ JK.

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I think he's awesome, I'd say Ivan Reis and John romita jr are almost up there as well

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Yep. But if he doesn't watch out in a couple years it'll be Jason Fabok.

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JHW3 stomp.

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Jim Lee
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 Ivan Reis and John romita jr are almost up there as well
Ivan Reis and John romita jr are almost up there as well
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Lee is really good but my only problem with his artwork is a lack of emotion that it conveys. Its got that sort of 90's feel to it where the emphasis always seems to be on muscles.

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@spambot said:

Lee is really good but my only problem with his artwork is a lack of emotion that it conveys. Its got that sort of 90's feel to it where the emphasis always seems to be on muscles.

Fiona Staples, Jae Lee, Ryan Ottley and Alex Ross got that covered

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He's probably the most iconic of this generation. However, there are other artists I would call better. Lee Bermejo for his ultra-detailed work and Alex Ross for his extremely life-like painting style.

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@skyroid: Ryan Ottley's my favorite artist.

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Just no.

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He's in my top 10 but I don't know if I'd put him in my top 3.

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@skyroid: I dabble in it. Ryan Ottley's art is just awesome to me, though.

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Love his work, but no imo.

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He's one of the best for realism, that's for sure.

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No, but he one of the best currently working.

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@skyroid: You believe JRJR current work is in the same league with Ivan Reis?

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@the_kidd: Hell no

I meant Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and the other Reis are almost there.

I consider The Reis and Joe Prado as a team.

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I would say top ten at least.

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Rob Liefeld is the best.

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@spinnercomix: Don't judge. Rob's art makes da Vinci look like a four year old scribbling with crayons.

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He's on the list for sure, I don't know if I'd put him at the top spot though.

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Everybody`s equal.

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Jim Lee's art is dated and ugly. This is good modern comic book art.....

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Ivan Reis, Jason Fabok, Tony S. Daniel, Adrea Sorentino and Mikel Janin for me. Roccafort is good too.

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Batman Hush was his best work. His.New 52 stuff is alright but Batman Hush and Superman For Tomorrow was his prime.

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His there with many many other greats.

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When his career is mostly over, he'll go down as great (if he already hasn't). I like his work, but would fall short of saying I love it. Of course a lot is the "eye of the beholder" Lots of people like Sorrentino and I hate his stuff. I think Nicola Scott is fantastic but I rarely see her mentioned in threads of favorite/best artist.

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No. He's up there for his Marvel and Image work. His style is kind of dated and he used to reuse poses a lot as well, but he's been consistently good for a long time.

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He's among the best