Different artists for different reasons. Cassaday obviously. Del’Otto when he’s done some of his stuff is hands down amazing. I’ll give a nod to Mike Choi for Target X. I’m gonna be an odd man out but I never really cared for Lee’s designs. I’m not saying I don’t like Jim Lee, I love his DC stuff, but I find his X-Men just very overrated. Again, it’s not bad, just not my cup of tea.
@vishop_: I didn’t say he himself was overrated, I said I found his X-Men stuff overrated and gave credit to what I do like from him. I know I’m in a minority with that opinion, though, and I won’t disregard they’ve basically become the most iconic looks for them. I’ll say I ended up liking Larroca’s take on some of the classic costumes better than Lee’s, tbh.
On topic, also forgot to mention Silvestri is a top 5 for me and Granov has drawn some of my favorite X-Men covers.
@vishop_: I disagree, I think Silvestri has had some of the best modern art the X-Men have done. The more “dull” take fit Messiah Complex and Second Coming.
The various tones or cast shadows that he uses in human anatomy are bit overexaggerated or in other words, it looks more look darker or dull. I don't blame him to a certain extent tbf.
It's something similar to his Witchblade run as well. His Uncanny run was awesomely aesthetic.
I guess I am in the minority like you have for Jim Lee :p
You and I have kind of a similar list tbh.
What do you think about John Bolton btw?
Yeah, I don't really remember Bolton, he did "X-men Classic", right?? That's the problem with naming favorite artists and writers for X-Men, there has been so many throughout the years because of the franchises size and longevity. There are artists who I love that did like 1 or 2 bonus issues that I guess don't really count, but, I guess they do.
For instance, while Simonson never worked on X-Men proper, he did X-Factor and the X-Men/Teen Titans crossover, so I don't know if he counts, then while Micheal Golden never worked on the actual X-men series, he did Marvel Fanfare issues that featured the X-men, so, he did draw the X-Men but was never really an "X-Men artist". Rick Leonardi was an artist from the 80s who I liked but he never had a sustained run and just drew random issues of both X-men and New Mutants I wish he would have had a solid New Mutants run. And Mike Mignola never really worked on X-men but he did a Wolverine Graphic Novel that featured Apocalypse so.....I don't know
Well, then I would have mentioned "mainstream" X-Men artists rather than just X-Men artists? I have quite a large list of names but I am passing to those which are my favorites.
And Mike Mignola never really worked on X-men but he did a Wolverine Graphic Novel that featured Apocalypse so.....I don't know
Name of the GN?
Yeah, Jimenez was probably the best artist in New X-Men. His Jean was actually perfect if u ask me. I also like the casual phoenix t-shirt he did for her.
His X-Men work is pretty good, but do take a look at his other works, e.g. Marada the She-Wolf, Shame, Someplace Strange, etc., where unlike his X-Men works, he does the coloring (actually painting would be more precise).
You mean like Chris Bachalo?
@vishop_: It's called like "Wolverine's Jungle Adventure" or something like that. Seriously.
Mignola also did an issue of New Mutants, and X-Force during the Liefeld era. The X-Force issue had Liefeld on the first and last pages, and Mignola doing the majority of the issue. I remember the huge contrast in style between Rob and Mike coming off as awkward.
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