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Best Comic Book Artist of the Golden Age
Carl Barks 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
C.C. Beck 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
Jack Cole 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
Reed Crandall 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Will Eisner 28%  28%  [ 4 ]
Bill Everett 21%  21%  [ 3 ]
Lou Fine 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Mort Meskin 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Mac Raboy 14%  14%  [ 2 ]
Jerry Robinson 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Joe Shuster 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Simon&Kirby 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
Dick Sprang 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Basil Wolverton 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
_____________ 14%  14%  [ 2 ]
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 Post subject: Best Comic Book Artist (Golden Age)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:38 am 
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Golden Age,circa 1938 to 1952.
Yes,Joe Simon and Jack Kirby were different people,but their art was signed Simon/Kirby,so that's how they're listed here.
These artists were all titans of the medium,all hall of famers,but Cole's my choice.

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Bill Everett got my vote.


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Mac Raboy.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:59 am 
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I went with Eisner, but Lou Fine was pretty awesome, too:

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Ah how how how how! Boom boom boom boom!

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Eisner by a country mile.

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He's not listed, but Sheldon Moldoff gets my vote (much as I love Eisner). Really impressive.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:39 am 
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I can't say he's the best on a technical level, but my favorite by a wide margin is CC Beck. 95% of my interest in Captain Marvel is based on the way he draws him.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:19 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:15 pm 
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I went with Raboy, since Capp and Foster were strip artists, and Frazetta had very little comic book output in the 40's.

With Fine's style, he could've been an underground comix king in the 70's.


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Joe Maneely deserves a mention. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Maneely

My vote would go to "Bob Kane".
Some of those guys were fantastic!

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Bill Everett's Golden Age Sub-Mariner was horribly drawn, imo. I've never understood how it could have been popular.


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So was Shuster's Superman and Kane's Batman. Shitty art was pretty standard for a while.


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Eisner. Most of the list worked for Eisner at one time or another.

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Hanzo the Razor wrote:
So was Shuster's Superman and Kane's Batman. Shitty art was pretty standard for a while.


I've always kind of like Shuster's Superman. It has a certain simple charm that works for me.


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Flameboy wrote:
Hanzo the Razor wrote:
So was Shuster's Superman and Kane's Batman. Shitty art was pretty standard for a while.


I've always kind of like Shuster's Superman. It has a certain simple charm that works for me.

Me too.

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I like it too but it wouldn't really qualify as professional quality by today's standards.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:29 pm 
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No but, by the standards of its day, it was top notch.


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This is a tough one for me. Raboy was the most beautiful artist, Eisner was a storytelling genius.

I have also become a big fan of Foster and his Prince Valiant.

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Allen Berrebbi wrote:
This is a tough one for me. Raboy was the most beautiful artist...

Yes, but we're voting based on art, not looks.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:14 pm 
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Bill Everett. I love his Golden Age Namor, despite what Flameboy says. He's got this kooky thing going on that I think presages Ditko.

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