Spider-Man, like many characters that have been being published for 50 years or more, has been portrayed by many different artists, with many different styles. Some have been super popular, and have then been emulated by others, and have evolved out of that as artists (ie John Romita -> Gil Kane -> Sal Buscema or Todd McFarlane -> Erik Larsen -> Mark Bagley).
Humberto Ramos has a style that is all his own, and while I'm sure he has his influences, his version of Spider-Man is HIS Spider-Man alone. And as far as I'm concerned, his version is easily one of the top ten interpretations of the character, maybe even top 5.
Ramos did excellent work on Spider Island. I couldn't imagine any other artist for that story - his drawing style is a bit weird and cartoony, and so was Spider Island.
His art is terrible.
Sorry Ramos, I'm sure you're a nice guy but no, I do not like your artwork.
SPIDER-MAN :Hey there, my name's Spider-Man, and this is my trusty sidekick Wolverine.
(Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes)
He's like a poor man's, J Scott Campbell, and I don't like his art neither...
If it's a real important issue (like #700) and he's on art, I'll still get it, but I tend to skip the issue's, that he draws...
Ramos is great, great and great Spider-man artist. Everybody has their tastes, and I can understand the diversity of views on this guy, but he Is damn good. Thank you Dan for still keeping him on Superior.
Peter Parker + ' 'with great power there must also come great responsibility '' = Spider-man
Rivera is busy with hus own project. I miss him on Daredevil, but Chris Samnee is great too. And the people who complain on Ramos should at least like Stegman. Talk about dynamic artist! Stegman and Ramos is one good argument to at least try Superior #1 out.
I just don't like Ramos' artwork.
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Proves the point that Dan Slott felt obligated to defend Ramos's output. How often does that happen? Ramos could be a very nice guy for all I know and very fast as well (so was Vince Colletta and many other hacks) but his work turns off many people and is detrimental to sales
Ramos is without a doubt a talented artist, but his style is very polarizing. I understand why people wouldn't want a polarizing style on a flagship title, but it doesn't seem to affect sales enough to change.
I don't agree that Ramos is the only one who could've handled Spider-Island. There are PLENTY of artists who meet deadlines with stellar quality, and plenty could have complemented the eerie story.
Personally, I hope that someday we can have Tony Moore or Jerome Opena draw a Spidey story.