All December long, I will be doing daily installments of Comic Theme Time. Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.
Today’s topic is a “Working with an Avengers lineup of, let’s say, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Vision, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Wasp and Hank Pym (whatever identity) – who would be the most iconic artist for each of those eight characters?”
Read on to see what I’m looking for specifically, along with some examples to get you started…
The concept might sound a bit tricky at first, but it is pretty straightforward when you break it up.
Who is the artist you most associate with Captain America?
With Iron Man?
With Scarlet Witch?
With Hank Pym?
Identify each of those eight artists, and there you go, that’s your composite Avengers.
For instance, you could say (and I’m not saying that these are my personal picks, just throwing a variety of names out there):
Captain America – Jack Kirby
Iron Man – John Romita Jr (inked by Bob Layton)
Thor – Walter Simonson
Vision – John Buscema
Hawkeye – Gene Colan
Scarlet Witch – George Perez
Wasp – John Buscema
Hank Pym – Al Milgrom
See what I mean?
Now make your picks!