Rate the Comic Book Artist: Jim Lee

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Poll Rate the Comic Book Artist: Jim Lee (29 votes)

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As requested by @ghostodoofus2, Today's Comic Book Segment features Jim Lee. He is of the most renowned artists in the comic book industry. He has worked for both Marvel Comics and DC Comics. He started his career as a Marvel starting from Alpha Flight and then ultimately collaborated with Chris Claremont in his prolific Uncanny X-Men run. Then Jim Lee co-created with Chris Claremont X-Men Vol. 2, which is still the best-seller comic of all time. He has collaborated with several writers to help create creator-owned comics i.e Image Comics/Wildstorm Comics and co-created WildC.A.T.S. He has collaborated with DC comics by co-creating some of the most aesthetic modern-age comics i.e Jeph Loeb's Batman: Hush and Brian Azzarello's Superman: For Tomorrow. He has collaborated with Frank Miller to help create All-Star Batman and Robin and Mike Baron's The Punisher War Journal.

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I will give him a 10. I believe he is the pioneer in becoming the first modern age detailed artist.

Quick Query. When do you think Jim Lee brought his best comics? DC or Marvel?

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#3  Edited By Vishop_

I guess I should have replaced "brought" with "created" huh. :p

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@vishop_: Far from a 10 and not at all "the first modern age detailed artist". Detail artists have always existed, and much better ones than him. Sure he draws lots of detail, but I don't find his art to be mindblowing or it doesn't have any "cool" to it. It's got details but it's stiff.

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@jb681131 said:

@vishop_: Far from a 10 and not at all "the first modern age detailed artist". Detail artists have always existed, and much better ones than him. Sure he draws lots of detail, but I don't find his art to be mindblowing or it doesn't have any "cool" to it. It's got details but it's stiff.

Anyone you want say who has adapted this type of comic book style b4 Jim Lee from Marvel and DC?

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@vishop_ said:
@jb681131 said:

@vishop_: Far from a 10 and not at all "the first modern age detailed artist". Detail artists have always existed, and much better ones than him. Sure he draws lots of detail, but I don't find his art to be mindblowing or it doesn't have any "cool" to it. It's got details but it's stiff.

Anyone you want say who has adapted this type of comic book style from Marvel and DC?

I'm sorry but I don't undersant your question, please rephrase or make it clearer.

Do you want name of better artists ? Do you want names of previous artists ? Why restrain to DC / Marvel ?

And for your information : Great Artist doesn't mean great details.

An panel is great for many things. How it is organized, how it is frames, how the action is represented, the mood that comes out of it and much more things that I'm missing.

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#7  Edited By Vishop_

@jb681131:

I'm sorry but I don't undersant your question, please rephrase or make it clearer.

I already did.

"Anyone, you want to say who has adapted this type of comic book style b4 Jim Lee from Marvel and DC?"

Sorry if I have caused u any convenience.

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@vishop_ said:

@jb681131:

I'm sorry but I don't undersant your question, please rephrase or make it clearer.

I already did.

"Anyone, you want to say who has adapted this type of comic book style b4 Jim Lee from Marvel and DC?"

Sorry if I have caused u any convenience.

I don't mind. But you know, Jim Lee didn't exclusivelly get influenced by Marvel or DC artirts.

But here are "detail" artist that have come before him (not only marvel/DC):

Bernie Wrightson

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Don Rosa

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Katsuhiro Otomo

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Here are few exemple. And look how "cooler" they look compared to a Jim Lee panel.

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An 8 or 9 I suppose. Could have given him a 10 if it wasn't for the decline imo in his more recent works.

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@jb681131: Most of the sources from which I have seen tells me that he started out with Alpha Flight. I think he is more of a mainstream comic booky style detail artist than those that you have mentioned. Other than that they are definitely better CB artists overall.

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@jb681131: Thanks. 👍

You're welcome

@vishop_ said:

@jb681131: Most of the sources from which I have seen tells me that he started out with Alpha Flight. I think he is more of a mainstream comic booky style detail artist than those that you have mentioned. Other than that they are definitely better CB artists overall.

I'm not saying Jim Lee is bad, I'm saying that he is a bit overrated.

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9. Jason Fabok surpassed him in drawing the idealized superpower fantasy form for the 21st century, but Jim Lee made his mark.

@jb681131:That Bernie Wrightson art is incredible.

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Oh, please. I grew up obsessed with Batman: Hush. This is an easy 10 for me.

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@infantfinite128: I honestly think that he is the first who introduced comic booky detail art style. Reis, Fabok,Frank,Finch, Mcniven, Mahnke all of these artists follow his footsteps and their own style.

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He's the first comic book artist I became a big fan of, I give him a 10.

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@magian: I thought Suicide Squad was a bit below his other works but Superman: Unchained looked incredible.

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He's the first comic book artist I became a big fan of, I give him a 10.

Yeah, he was probably my childhood favorite artist. But Hush and For Tomorrow are somewhat childhood fantasy. Though I prefer his X-Men run over his DC but still.

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It's an 8 for me.

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9.5/10

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@vishop_: I'm saving his X-Men run for after I'm finished with Claremont's Uncanny X-Men run, it's better to read after familiarising with Claremont's Uncanny run.

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@ghostodoofus2: He left X-Men after 11th issue. 90s aren't really that good for X-Men. If u want to read x-books then I would suggest X-Force, Generation X and Wolverine and maybe Age the of Apocalypse.

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@vishop_:Even though I prefer Jason Fabok's art, I can't help but compare him to Jim Lee. It's similar to how I can't help but think of Neal Adams when I think of Jim Aparo, even though I prefer Jim Aparo's Batman art.

Can you clarify what you mean by comic booky detailed art?

When I think of the artist who designed the most detailed, idealized, superhero power fantasy design for the greatest mass appeal, I think of Jim Lee's at.

Jim Lee is deserving as the best superhero artist of the 21st century even if others are more consistently impressive with their detail and fluidly.

I gave him a 9 because his art can be too stiff, but I think he's one of the greatest superhero comic book artists.

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@vishop_: I read the first 2 issues of the X-Men years ago, I felt I wasn't getting it because I wasn't familiar with Claremont's run, I'm going to re-read it once I'm done with Claremont's run.

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10 for me .

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10. That cover art for the X-men is some of the best I’ve seen.

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@infantfinite128:

Can you clarify what you mean by comic booky detailed art?

There are various types of comic book artists. Some are bit sketchy or bit cartoony like Humberto Ramos, some are typical comic booky styles like Jack Kirby, John Bryne or Walt Simonson and now Pepe Larraz(he did House of X).

We have a large variety of comic booky style artists but the detailed artists are those CB artists whose artistic style is starkly realistic compared to comic booky style. Then there is Marc Silvestri or Adam or Andy Kubert who are in between Perez/Kirby and Jim Lee for me.

Mcniven, Finch, Mahnke or Reis,Fabok or Clay Mann have a similar sense of detail artistic style just like Jim Lee.

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@vishop_: Thanks. So would would you consider the more recent John Romita Jr. art to be comic booky sketchy or comic booky blocky?

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@vishop_: Thanks. So would would you consider the more recent John Romita Jr. art to be comic booky sketchy or comic booky blocky?

Lol He is degrading then his usual style i.e comic booky style IMO. It's neither cartoony or blocky.

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@vishop_: Comic booky slacking. Got it.

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@vishop_: Todd McFarlane, Jerry Bingham, Norm Breyfogle, John Bryne, Frank Miller, Barry Windsor Smith, Jim Lee, Jason Fabok, Leinil Francis Yu, Patrick Gleason, David Finch, John Romita Jr., Scott Kollins, Mike Wieringo

I didn't know if you wanted artists exclusively from the modern age.

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@vishop_: Todd McFarlane, Jerry Bingham, Norm Breyfogle, John Bryne, Frank Miller, Barry Windsor Smith, Jim Lee, Jason Fabok, Leinil Francis Yu, Patrick Gleason, David Finch, John Romita Jr., Scott Kollins, Mike Wieringo

I didn't know if you wanted artists exclusively from the modern age.

I was asking for exclusive modern age artists but thank you :)

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@vishop_ said:
@infantfinite128 said:

@vishop_: Todd McFarlane, Jerry Bingham, Norm Breyfogle, John Bryne, Frank Miller, Barry Windsor Smith, Jim Lee, Jason Fabok, Leinil Francis Yu, Patrick Gleason, David Finch, John Romita Jr., Scott Kollins, Mike Wieringo

I didn't know if you wanted artists exclusively from the modern age.

I was asking for exclusive modern age artists but thank you :)

If you want great Mordern Age / Recent, here are my choices:

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Those are the ones that come to mind right now

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@jb681131: Lee Weeks's art kind of remind me of Ron Garney.

I haven't checked out Liam Sharp but Joelle Jones is pretty decent I guess. Thanks for your reply :-)

I will be reading Sharp's Green Lantern then maybe I will be doing a segment if possible.

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I'd say 10. he's possibly the definitive artist of the 90s.

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I'd say 10. he's possibly the definitive artist of the 90s.

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