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Top 50 Comic Book Artists: #10-8

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Here are the next three artists that you voted as your favorites of all-time based on over one thousand ballots cast! Click here to see the writers #10-8 on the countdown. Click here to see a master list of all artists listed so far.

NOTE: Five notable works per creator

10 Alex Ross – 822 points (21 first place votes)

Alex Ross burst on to the scene practically an instant star with 1994’s Marvels (with writer Kurt Busiek)…


He followed that up (perhaps even topped it!) with 1996’s Kingdom Come with writer Mark Waid…


Ross has mostly done covers throughout his career, but he also does a lot of design work, like Earth X…


He also did a number of over-sized specials for DC with writer Paul Dini…


Ross also did a 12-issue Justice League series with him painting over Doug Braithwaite’s pencils (Jim Krueger writing it).


Since then, Ross has done a number of comics where he wrote and designed the characters, but he has not done a lot of interior work.

Here is a sample page by Ross…


9 John Romita Jr. – 846 points (13 first place votes)

John Romita Jr. joined Marvel over 30 years ago, the same company his father worked for for decades.

His first stint was on Iron Man…


He followed that up with a stint on Amazing Spider-Man…


He kept moving up the list of Marvel’s top titles by then taking over Uncanny X-Men…


He had an acclaimed run on Daredevil with writer Ann Nocenti…


And since then, well, what comics HAVEN’T he drawn? He’s had multiple runs on Spider-Man and X-Men, he’s drawn a TON of Punisher comics, he’s had a Thor run, so many comics!!!

Recently, he drew Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass, which was adapted into a film in 2010…


Currently, he is doing the Kick-Ass sequel and drawing Brian Michael Bendis’ Avengers series.

Here is a sample page by Romita…


8 Frank Miller – 897 points (10 first place votes)

Frank Miller broke in at Marvel doing a few different comics before becoming the regular artist on Daredevil, working with the amazing inker Klaus Janson…


By the end of the series, Miller was only doing layouts/breakdowns and Janson was doing most of the artwork.

Miller left Daredevil in the early 1980s and next did a creator-owned series for DC called Ronin…


He followed that up with the brilliant Batman: The Dark Knight mini-series (with Janson)…


During the 1990s, he worked on creator-owned work for Dark Horse Comics, including Sin City…


and 300…


Both comics were adapted into films in the last few years.

Miller recently directed an adaptation of Will Eisner’s The Spirit.

Here is a sample page by Miller….