I had the pleasure of reading Tom Scioli's American Barbarian during a recent vacation to San Francisco, and was completely blown away by the damned thing. This has to be the best "new" comic I've read in ages, but it retains that special, classic feeling from the comics of old.
He draws in a style very similar to that of Jack "The King" Kirby, no question. But I love it. It almost feels like the guy has captured Kirby's spirit in a bottle, and channels it while he draws. While not even close to as good as an artist as Kirby was...it's still an amazingly fun ride, and one that won't be forgotten.
Responsible for other works such as Godland and Myth of 8-Opus, Scioli is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. His latest work is a webcomic called Final Frontier which you can check out here: http://www.ambarb.com/?p=553
Now that I have the whole Scioli-addiction thing out of the way, I want to know if there are other modern artists that carry a retro-art style to their craft. They don't have to draw like Kirby, but it needs to carry the essence of what classic comic books are all about. Something that pays homage to the Golden, Silver or even Bronze ages of comics. If it looks like Manga or was made on a Mac, I'm not interested.
And to those that are turned off by Scioli's "copy" of the classic Kirby style, I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts.