So, looking back on the artistic history of the JLA and Avengers for, say the last 10 years, it's interesting to note that when one book was kinda low the other was high.
For instance, Morrison had Porter as his artist (which always left me scratching my head) while Busiek had Perez.
Now, both Justice League and Avengers have two stupendous artists crafting their tales at the same time. Jerome's pencils, while beautiful, lose something when they're inked and colored. There's no pulse to his Avengers work so far. Ivan Reis on the other hand. . . .
Can you imagine what the Avengers would look like under his pen? The guy's work just pops like nothing else. Johns and Hickman are both buying into that decompressed bullshit style of storytelling, but Ivan's art makes it that much more endurable.
Don't get me wrong. I love what both men are doing, but Ivan has the edge for me because he can make you enjoy a slow-burn tale. Still I wonder what both books would look like if they switched artists. At least I know Jerome's art would be a bit more kinetic with the kind of stories Geoff Johns likes to tell.