btw: Ditko was the original iconic Spidey artist. And personally, I didn't (and still don't) care for Ditko's work all that much. I was much more partial to Romita Sr. and (my favorite) Ross Andru.
I love Ramo's art. Some don't apparently.
But love 'em or hate 'em, some artists put their stamp on a book and it comes to define an era.
Sorry for all the Ramo's haters out there, but it's too late. :) It's pretty much a done deal ..
Last edited by Von; 12-09-2012 at 08:06 PM.
I think Humberto Ramos and Greg Capullo is pretty similar in style?! They both have some kind of dark cartoony art style. I think Greg Capullo is a much better story teller, though. It's easier to see what happens in his panels and they are often just more interesting. Look at some angles when Bruce and Alfred has a discussion during the Court of Owls story, or that lovely Batman #6. Although he doesn't seem to be that inventive, Ramos art still looks good. And Batman is just a better book than ASM. Maybe that's why it sells better?
Art is always a personal preference, I myself like my art more cartoony.
Pull-list: Action Comics, Batman, Superior Spider-Man, The Flash, Astro City, Detective Comics, Fantastic Four, Thor: God of Thunder
I think what a lot of people WILL do 10, 20, or 30 years from now---especially those who aren't Spidey fans and who are objective about the art in the book---is look back at Ramos' art and go, "WTF?!? How on Earth did this guy get so much work on Marvel's FLAGSHIP character in his FLAGSHIP book?!?"
Last edited by Memphis Raines; 12-23-2012 at 12:17 PM.
Ramos and Greg Capullo's styles similar?!? Aside from them both being "cartoony" artists, I don't see any similarity between their styles at all. Capullo's art is MUCH more controlled, is much cleaner, far better story telling wise, and he also has a nice grasp of human anatomy and how to draw human faces (even if he does do them in a cartoonish manner).
Overall, Capullo's style is just all around cleaner and more versatile than Ramos'. Do you think Ramos could have successfully and EFFECTIVELY penciled a run on a dark comic like Spawn like Capullo did?!? Ramos penciled some of the darkest chapters of X-Men: Messiah Complex and his junky, cluttered panels and overly cartoonish pencils were very hard to follow and COMPLETELY took you out of the dark mood of the story.
To be fair, Ramos has cleaned up and toned down his pencils quite a bit since being on ASM (he REALLY sucked at drawing Spidey on the Jenkins stories a decade ago), but for me personally, even though Ramos' art is a lot more tolerable these days, he still does stuff in every other panel that reminds you why you disliked him so much in the first place. For instance, any civilian woman's face he draws, or the even-for-Spider-Man-super weird anatomy he still gets carried away with sometimes.