Seriously why Marvel allows a stuff-maker (can't say artist) to work on a high profile book whose stuff repels many people is so wrong. If they replace him, more people would buy the book. They certainly wouldn't lose any readers
The team of artists they have on ASM now and SSM Ramos included are the best I have seen in a long while. Before slott took things over the art was so dark and just didn't look how I imagine a Spidey book to look like. They looked almost more like a batman title. Not saying they were bad just not what a Spidey book should look like. I would say that next to JRJR the Ramos, Stegman, and Caselli are my favorite Spidey artists.
Current Pull List: The Flash, Stormwatch, Batman Inc, Venom, Batman and Robin, Deadpool, BPRD, Hellboy, ASM, Scarlet Spider, And coming soon Superior Spiderman
Ramos is admittedly an acquired taste. I never liked his art originally, but ever since he started doing the Big Time era, I feel he's really stepped up and its grown on me. His work is ALOT better than it used to be (Where everyone had buttons for eyes). He's grown into quite the artist and, while I don't think he's the very best, he's become one of my favorite Spider-Man artists over the last few years.
In my opinion, the best Spider-Man artist of the past few years has been Stefano Casseli. It's too bad he's stuck doing Avengers Assemble instead of more awesome Spider-Man work. Ramos is probably my 2nd favorite.
Ramos is a bit of a schizo artist. When he's on, he can create some decent-looking stuff. But when he's off, he's WAY off. You can see examples of both scenarios in this very thread.
I love Ramos. I really do. But then again, I have an open mind about many artists. Maybe it's because I myself, love to draw and I realize how hard it is. I can say that I like his work now way more than in the past.
I get people not liking his style, but you really can't say he's not talented. It's just not true.
Anyway that's just my opinion. I'm not the biggest Ramos fan either, but I still appreciate that he is talented. I just don't personally care for the style so much. He isn't a bad artist at all, I think he has one of those love it or hate it styles.
Life looks better in black and white.
I used to really hate Ramos. But I've come to enjoy it. For me, it depends on the title. I think he fits well with books like Spider-Man or Deadpool.
Like with most artists, it depends on the book.
I'm not Ramos' biggest fan, but he's definitely a talented artist and his stylisation works well on a book like Spider-Man, where the character is an animated, hyper-kinetic hero.
This is from someone who's worked over 20 years in this industry and written over 1 out of every 10 issues of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.
No man on Earth could have drawn SPIDER-ISLAND other than Humberto Ramos.
No one could have stuck to or maintained that grueling schedule and have that book-- with most issues going over the regular page count-- with IMMENSE crowd shots on every other page-- and HIT those deadlines without dropping a stitch-- in a book where EVERY issue had crossovers and tie-in issues playing into it.
He did it with style.
He did it with intensity.
He did it with artistry.
And he did it with a work ethic to which I have NEVER seen equaled.
Every single artist who has ever drawn a page of a comic will have their fans AND detractors.
I'm not saying this as a fan.
I'm saying this as a pro.
Humberto Ramos is one of the finest Spider-Man artists to grace a Marvel Comic.
You think this criticism is bad.... if people dont like what happens in 700.....then yeesh.
I have to agree with Dan Slott! As I said earlier in my post, Ramos fits in nicely with books such as Spider-Man!
I used to hate Ramos cartoony look, but it really does fit with spiderman.