Rate The Comic Book Artist: Steve McNiven

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Poll Rate The Comic Book Artist: Steve McNiven (24 votes)

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And guess which segment just got brought back from the dead? (Been busy over thesis for the past weeks as well as dealing with possible Severe Depression according to my university's psychiatry office)

Today's Rate the Comic Book Artist segment, as requested by @ghostodoofus2 and @thor_parker82, features Steve McNiven. Known for his detailed and cinematic art, Mcniven has been known to be the comic artist of the popular comic book stories. He's known for Civil War, which followed the Earth based Marvel superheroes being torn into two sides that were led by Captain America and Iron Man respectively following a tragic incident involving meta humans, as well as Old Man Logan, which follows the popular X-Men, broken and past his prime, in an post apocalyptic wasteland.

Some of his lesser known works is the Icon Comics miniseries known as Millar & McNiven's Nemesis, who is basically super villain Batman, relaunched The Amazing Spider-Man with Dan Slott after the events of One More Day and Death of Wolverine, which is a self explanatory title.

I'd give him a 7. I like the detailed look of his work but it feels pretty stiff for me at times.

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I’d probably give McNiven an 8. I think he is an absolutely great artist. OML was great. Some of his scenes in Death of Wolverine were brutally fun or downright beautiful of you look at the cherry blossom panels with Kitty and Logan. Occasionally though, his faces can look kind of awkward which I think brings him down a notch.

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#4  Edited By Ghostodoofus2

9! Loved Old Man Logan.

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9.

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4/10

One of my least favorite artists in the history of the industry. but I'll give him credit for also being one of the few artists in the 00s that actually had a comic book that consistently sold well during that era.

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I give him a 7.

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Easy 9

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#9  Edited By Vishop_

9!! If someone asks me which detailed artist from Marvel can compete with the likes of Gary Frank, Jim Lee or Jason Fabok then Mcniven will be my instant reply. His only problem that his facial structures looks kinda of awkward occasionally (like GodSpawn said) but they can also look epic. He is also becoming slow imo.

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7. Based on these pictures, I'd give him a 9, but I think his art is kind of funky with the body positions and proportions in other art I've seen.

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His art is very good but I'll agree that his faces can look a bit weird at times. Other than that, he is good. An 8 for me.

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At least an 8

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9.5/10

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@vishop_ said:

9!! If someone asks me which detailed artist from Marvel can compete with the likes of Gary Frank, Jim Lee or Jason Fabok then Mcniven will be my instant reply. His only problem that his facial structures looks kinda of awkward occasionally (like GodSpawn said) but they can also look epic. He is also becoming slow imo.

Fabok is good but I don't think he deserves a mention alongside Lee, Frank and McNiven, at least not in the detailed department.

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Genuinely one of the best out today, or ever.

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Genuinely one of the best out today, or ever.

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@thor_parker82: Nah he is in his own league, i.e even better than Jim Lee. But to each of his own i guess.

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@vishop_: I have to agree, Fabok draws a far better Hellboy here. After looking through the art of Fabok, George Perez and Neal Adams; Lee's art is starting to appeal less to me now, it is still great but I liked it a lot more before I began focusing on the other artists.

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@ghostodoofus2: Yeah comparing this two side by side made me realize that Fabok's inking style is more smooth and delineated.

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#22  Edited By noobmaster2001

8, good artist but his faces look weird and sometimes lack emotion sometimes.

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He’s a solid 8 for me

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9.

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Oh yeah! Do Jason Fabok.

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OT: 7.

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@vishop_: Because I can.

Still didn't get the reason behind posting this scan smh.

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#32  Edited By Vishop_
@ghostodoofus2 said:

Oh yeah! Do Jason Fabok.

Jason Fabok is really great but I haven't seen much variety from him as much as Mcniven in my opinion.

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@vishop_ said:
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@vishop_: Because I can.

Still didn't get the reason behind posting this scan smh.

Because it's a scan of She-Hulk's ass and it's from the same artist.

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Would like to see Jerome Opena next.

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One of the finest a$$ drawings in the indrustry, this image has become iconic lol.

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And guess which segment just got brought back from the dead? (Been busy over thesis for the past weeks as well as dealing with possible Severe Depression according to my university's psychiatry office)

Holy sh*t man, if you ever need to talk to someone I'm here brother, PM me if you need anything.

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He’s at least a 8.5. Excellent work.

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Solid 9

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A definite 9 from me.

OLM, CW with his art are iconic imo.

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#41  Edited By Uttarashada

I give him a 9, but idk who is supposed to be better than he is.

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