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TAG
01-09-2011, 01:17 PM
The following is currently the list of some of my absolute favorite cover artists:

Frank Frazetta - http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/05/11/arts/11frazetta_CA0/11frazetta_CA0-articleInline.jpg

Joe Jusko
Alex Ross

Brian Bolland - http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh148/nurgh/1991AmazingHeroes197WonderWomancove.jpg

I'd have to include Tim Bradstreet in this list, as his covers on the Punisher comics were, IMHO, excellent.

shaxper
01-09-2011, 01:18 PM
Mike Mignola, George Perez, and Gene Colan.

Jezebel Bond
01-09-2011, 01:50 PM
Neil Adams, Joe Jusko, Greg Land (I don't care if he traces as long as it looks good), Greg Horn, and Tim Bradstreet, who draws the best Punisher....

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/64/PUNMAX031COV_colREV.jpg/393px-PUNMAX031COV_colREV.jpg

Judomaster
01-09-2011, 02:22 PM
Neil Adams.

When one compares those covers he did for Superman in the low 300s with the covers of the same series done by others, one can't help but exclaim: He is a cut above the crowd!

I always like Jessie Santos too.

Ben Akers
01-09-2011, 02:47 PM
Michael Wm. Kaluta

shaxper
01-09-2011, 03:15 PM
Man, how did I neglect to include Neal Adams?!

DubipR
01-09-2011, 03:23 PM
Too many to mention here.

The Darknight Detective
01-09-2011, 04:37 PM
Neil Adams.

When one compares those covers he did for Superman in the low 300s with the covers of the same series done by others, one can't help but exclaim: He is a cut above the crowd!

Yeah, he's the first guy I would pick, too.

The Darknight Detective
01-09-2011, 04:39 PM
Brian Bolland - http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh148/nurgh/1991AmazingHeroes197WonderWomancove.jpg

I'm seriously in love with that cover.

Julian Fine
01-09-2011, 04:43 PM
Jim Steranko

DubipR
01-09-2011, 04:53 PM
http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh148/nurgh/1991AmazingHeroes197WonderWomancove.jpg



See your solo Bolland cover and raise you a Bolland/Aragones collaboration...

http://comicbookdb.com/graphics/comic_graphics/1/94/50499_20060711183032_large.jpg

dupont2005
01-09-2011, 05:04 PM
Frank Frazetta
Richard Corben
Dave Stevens

But most of the comics I like don't have artists who just draw covers.

MDG
01-09-2011, 05:15 PM
carmine Infantino
Joe Kubert
Nick Cardy (pre-Bronze Age)
Steve Ditko
Dan Clowes
And Bolland, esp on Animal Man.

benday-dot
01-09-2011, 06:08 PM
Difficult to nail down why, but I've never been a huge Bolland fan.

For line drawn I'll throw out:

Gil Kane
Nick Cardy
Neal Adams
Carmine Infantino
Steve Ditko
Jim Steranko
Marie Severin
John Severin
Mike Kaluta
Alex Toth
Joe Kubert
Bernie Wrightson
Wally Wood
Mike Mignola
Dave Johnson (one of the the finest contemporary cover artist)
Darwyn Cooke (as above)

And so many more I might have mentioned, but only at the risk of making this list unreasonable.

Painted cover artists who excel:

George Wilson
Earl Norem
Norman Saunders
Bob Larkin

Roquefort Raider
01-09-2011, 06:10 PM
Michael Golden.

He could make me buy any book.

Cei-U!
01-09-2011, 06:27 PM
Two not yet mentioned:

Frank Brunner
Steve Rude

Cei-U!
I summon the guud arrteetz!

icctrombone
01-09-2011, 06:56 PM
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g283/icctrombone/1733_4_23.jpg

Nick Cardy sold many a book by his covers.

Julian Fine
01-09-2011, 07:40 PM
Did girls ever really use tiger as a slang for a hot guy? I'm kind of vexed by this.

TAG
01-10-2011, 02:16 AM
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g283/icctrombone/1733_4_23.jpg

Nick Cardy sold many a book by his covers.

The Nick Cardy covers is what started me on Teen Titians. And of all the incarnations of the book, those early ones are still my favorites.

stelok
01-10-2011, 02:57 AM
Alex Ross

Jae Lee

adam_warlock_2099
01-10-2011, 06:00 AM
Michael Wm. Kaluta

There are many books whose contents meant nothing to me that I've bought if he did the cover and especially the interior art.

The Darknight Detective
01-10-2011, 06:08 AM
Did girls ever really use tiger as a slang for a hot guy? I'm kind of vexed by this.

I recall it during the '70s, FWIW. Not as much after that.

The Darknight Detective
01-10-2011, 06:09 AM
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g283/icctrombone/1733_4_23.jpg

Nick Cardy sold many a book by his covers.

Cardy really knew how to draw women, I must say.

Steve Does Comics
01-24-2011, 10:01 AM
I have to go with Nick Cardy too. He did some fantastic covers for DC over the years.

Aziz Abbasi
01-24-2011, 10:42 AM
Since we're talking in classic boards:
John Romita sr
Jim Mooney
Curt Swan
Gene Colan
Gil Kane
Bill Siekienwicz
George Perez

Paiute 1
01-24-2011, 10:45 AM
George Perez
Mike Zeck
Andy Kubert
Brian Bolland

icctrombone
01-24-2011, 11:25 AM
[QUOTE=benday-dot;12448637]Difficult to nail down why, but I've never been a huge Bolland fan.

For line drawn I'll throw out:

Gil Kane
Nick Cardy
Neal Adams
Carmine Infantino
Steve Ditko
Jim Steranko
Marie Severin
John Severin
Mike Kaluta
Alex Toth
Joe Kubert
Bernie Wrightson
Wally Wood
Mike Mignola
Dave Johnson (one of the the finest contemporary cover artist)
Darwyn Cooke (as above)

And so many more I might have mentioned, but only at the risk of making this list unreasonable.




Too late for THAT..... jk

Kirk G
01-24-2011, 01:22 PM
Jack Kirby or
John Byrne

end of story.

Dan B. in the Underworld
01-24-2011, 01:47 PM
It goes without saying that I pretty much love any cover that my favorite artists (i.e. the Severins, Russ Heath, etc.) are involved with, but as cover artists per se, during my lifetime I don't think anyone has ever topped the fronts that Carmine Infantino & Joe Kubert, respectively, were turning out month after month, year after year for DC during the mid-to-late '60s.

And when you throw Nick Cardy in there as well, not to mention Neal Adams ... jesus.

namor
01-24-2011, 02:03 PM
It goes without saying that I pretty much love any cover that my favorite artists (i.e. the Severins, Russ Heath, etc.) are involved with, but as cover artists per se, during my lifetime I don't think anyone has ever topped the fronts that Carmine Infantino & Joe Kubert, respectively, were turning out month after month, year after year for DC during the mid-to-late '60s.

And when you throw Nick Cardy in there as well, not to mention Neal Adams ... jesus.

Dan...do you remember those 70's Tarzan paperbacks that Neal Adams did?

Dan B. in the Underworld
01-24-2011, 02:13 PM
Doesn't ring a bell. When I think of '70s Neal Adams pb covers, for some reason this is the one that always come to mind (probably because I owned it; pretty good oddball sf, actually ... for years now I've been meaning to replace my long-departed copy) --

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg91/unsightlyandserene/plat.jpg

Red Oak Kid
01-24-2011, 04:33 PM
Neal Adams,
Rich Buckler when inked by Giordano,
Berni Wrightson
Jack Kirby,
Gil Kane,
Nick Cardy's Teen Titan covers.

Reptisaurus!
01-24-2011, 04:48 PM
I have to go with Nick Cardy too. He did some fantastic covers for DC over the years.

Y'know, I think I agree.

edhopper
01-24-2011, 04:48 PM
nuff said

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_7huCJ2kBUJ4/TSjpEVGpsfI/AAAAAAAACNk/hwrjI12Hzpg/s1600/Shield%2B6.jpg

Paiute 1
01-24-2011, 05:13 PM
Oh yeah Steranko, wish he would have done more.

edhopper
01-25-2011, 10:56 AM
There was a short time when he was one of Marvel's main cover artist.
http://static.flickr.com/3315/3626307554_734132cae8_b.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/2424/3625495329_b6b46afd0a_b.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/3390/3625499773_3c9a431620_b.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/3644/3626315604_c5b5b3b6c1_b.jpg

edhopper
01-25-2011, 11:00 AM
http://www.thefifthbranch.com/images/oldies/shanna1.jpg
http://comiccoverage.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/hulk_special_1.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/2480/3625491959_1f540dcba5_b.jpg

Slam_Bradley
01-25-2011, 11:14 AM
Not necessarily a favorite, but Ernie Chan/Chua did covers that made me want to look inside the book in the mid to late 70s. Doing the Holiday lists over the years, it's amazed me how many books I bought because of Chua's covers.

Slam_Bradley
01-25-2011, 11:19 AM
Dan...do you remember those 70's Tarzan paperbacks that Neal Adams did?

I assume you mean the black Ballentne editions.

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/mars5.jpg

http://www.bookitinc.com/pictures220/948974.jpg

MDG
01-25-2011, 12:27 PM
To tell you the truth, I've never been big on Steranko as a cover artist. Some of the SHEILD covers were interesting (though they dated quickly), and a lot of his later stuff is (IMHO) no better than "okay." The composition on the Doc Savage #2 cover looks all messed up, and a lot of the faces in these examples are pretty weak.