Well, another Twelve Days of Classic Comics Christmas have come and gone. It's time once again to look back, count heads and see who liked what. Before we summarize everybody's lists, though, what say we wallow in some stats for 'arf a mo', eh?
28 participants cast 325 votes for 191 penciller/inker teams, from which one can infer that there were a buttload of multiple citations this year, far more than in any previous CCC event.
In at #1 are the team of Gene Colan & Tom Palmer with 10 votes, followed closely by Marshall Rogers & Terry Austin (9 votes) and John Byrne & (who, him again?) Terry Austin (8 votes).
6 votes: Neal Adams & Dick Giordano, Adams & Palmer, John Buscema & Palmer, Jack Kirby & Mike Royer, Kirby & Joe Sinnott, Kirby & Wally Wood, Marie and John Severin, Herb Trimpe & John Severin
5 votes: George Pérez & Pablo Marcos
4 votes: Steve Bissette & John Totleben, John Buscema & George Klein, Steve Ditko & Wood, Carmine Infantino & Murphy Anderson, Kirby & Vince Colletta, Dick Sprang & Charles Paris
3 votes: Ross Andru & Mike Esposito, John Buscema & Alfredo Alcala, John Buscema & Sinnott, Dick Dillin & Frank McLaughlin, Gil Kane & Klaus Janson, Frank Miller & Janson, Pérez & Romeo Tanghal, Curt Swan & Anderson, Swan & Klein, Mike Zeck & Gene Day
2 votes: Andru & Frank Giacoia/Dave Hunt, Dick Ayers & Gerry Talaoc, John and Sal Buscema, John Buscema & Ernie Chan, Sal Buscema & Janson, Colan & Steve Leialoha, Alan Davis & Paul Neary, Steve Epting & Palmer, Keith Giffen & Mahlstedt, PaulGulacy & Dan Adkins, Infantino & Joe Giella, Infantino & Sid Greene, Kane & Anderson, Kane & Greene, Kane & Ralph Reese, Kirby & Chic Stone, Michael Lark & Sean Phillips, Don Newton & Alcala, Newton & Kurt Schaffenberger, Pérez & Jerry Ordway, Rogers & "Ilya Hunch," John Romita, Sr. & Esposito, Romita, Sr. & Jim Mooney, Steve Rude & Karl Kesel, Jim Starlin & Leialoha, Alex Toth & Sy Barry, George Tuska & Colletta, J. H. Williams III & Mick Gray
1 vote: All the rest!
Unsurprisingly, the penciller most frequently mentioned was Jack Kirby (29 votes). The silver went to John Buscema (22 votes), with Gene Colan taking third place with 18 votes.
15 votes: Gil Kane
14 votes: George Pérez
13 votes: John Byrne
12 votes: Neal Adams
11 votes: Marshall Rogers, Curt Swan
10 votes: Carmine Infantino
8 votes: Ross Andru, Marie Severin
7 votes: Herb Trimpe
6 votes: Don Newton
5 votes: Sal Buscema, Dick Dillin, Steve Ditko, John Romita, Sr., Mike Zeck
4 votes: Steve Bissette, Frank Miller, Irv Novick, Dick Sprang, Jim Starlin
3 votes: Jim Aparo, Dick Ayers, Keith Giffen, John Romita, Jr., Mike Sekowsky, Barry Smith, Joe Staton, George Tuska
(I apologize for not listing those artists who received 2 or 1 votes apiece but there's a lot of 'em and I've still got a mess o' typing to do.)
Tom Palmer was far and away the most cited inker with a whopping 25 votes, but runners-up Terry Austin (18 votes) and the late Dick Giordano (15 votes) also made strong showings.
13 votes: John Severin
12 votes: Klaus Janson, Wally Wood
11 votes: Joe Sinnott
9 votes: Murphy Anderson
7 votes: Alfredo Alcala, Vince Colletta, George Klein, Pablo Marcos, Mike Royer
6 votes: Mike Esposito, Bill Everett, Sid Greene, Josef Rubinstein
5 votes: Dan Adkins, Charles Paris
4 votes: Sal Buscema, Gene Day, Frank Giacoia, Dave Hunt, Steve Leialoha, Frank McLaughlin, John Totleben
3 votes: Ernie Chan, Joe Giella, Russ Heath, Karl Kesel, Jim Mooney, Rudy Nebres, Romeo Tanghal
To be continued...