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Top 50 Comic Book Artists: #4-3

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Here are the next two artists that you voted as your favorites of all-time based on over one thousand ballots cast! Click here to see the writers #4-3 on the countdown. Click here to see a master list of all artists listed so far.

NOTE: Five notable works per creator

4 George Perez – 1877 points (63 first place votes)

Perez first began working at Marvel Comics in the mid-70s on a few different, lower rung titles. Eventually his skills got his promoted to major titles such as Fantastic Four and the Avengers…


Perez also began to work for DC on the Justice League of America, making him one of the very few artists ever to be the regular artist on both titles.

In 1980, Perez co-created the New Teen Titans with writer Marv Wolfman. The pair would dominate the sales charts with Teen Titans…


After four-five years of awesome Titans comics, Perez and Wolfman boldly produce the giant DC crossover series, Crisis on Infinite Earths…


Following Crisis, Perez (who had left the Titans) took over writing and drawing Wonder Woman…


Perez also wrote and drew Action Comics around this time.

After a few short projects, including a popular Hulk mini-series with Peter David and a creator-owned series Crimson Plague by himself, Perez had a significant return to the Avengers with writer Kurt Busiek.


The duo later re-united for the crossover of the JLA and the Avengers. In the meantime, Perez worked for Crosssgen for awhile.

Here is a sample page by Perez…


3 J.H. Williams III – 1945 points (50 first place votes)

J.H. Williams III first worked on a few small comic companies in the early 1990s, then got his first somewhat major project for Milestone Comics, drawing Deathwish (looking at the pages now, you can barely tell it is Williams).

The Williams we all know and love developed over a few short stints on various books for DC (paired with inker Mick Gray) before the duo drew the short-lived (but acclaimed) series Chase with writer D. Curtis Johnson…


Then the duo were chosen to work on Alan Moore’s Promethea. Williams started off amazing on Promethea…


but by the time the series ended, he was on a whole other level.

His next series was Desolation Jones with Warren Ellis, showing off his new style.


Williams drew the bookends of Grant Morrison’s Seven Soldiers event.

His next regular project was the Batwoman feature in Detective Comics, with writer Greg Rucka…


Recently, it was announced that Williams will co-write and occasionally draw a new Batwoman ongoing series…


Here is a sample page by Williams…


Only two artists remain! You’ll see them tomorrow!