Recently, I’ve been re-reading “Tom Strong’s Terrific Tales,” including Alan Moore and Arthur Adams superlative (and innuendo-laden) Jonni Future series.  Adams’ art in this series is just flat-out incredible, and the main character is beautiful to look at while remaining a believable heroic figure, which can be a difficult balance.  Arthur’s rendition of Tesla Strong ranks with Steve Rude’s Sundra Peale, Mike Allred’s Jo Lombard, and George Perez’ Wanda Maximoff among the most memorable characters in my collection.

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is simple (and, please, let’s keep things tasteful):  Which artist draws the most attractive characters for you?

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19 Comments

  1. Jim Lee with the right inker can be interesting…

    For imposing male figures, nobody beats Neal Adams (or, at least, 80’s version Neal Adams circa Continuity’s Megalith.)

  2. ~wyntermute~ on

    Two words: Amanda. F’n. Connor. ^_^ I will look at literally ANYthing she draws (even if it isn’t a female) because of how much fun her girl-art is.

  3. wow, tough choices, but I would have to go

    1. Amanda Conner
    2. Jim Balent
    3. Micheal Turner
    4. Mark Bagly
    5. J. Scott Campbell
    6. Ebas
    7. Adam Huges
    8. Ed Benes
    9. Kenneth Rocafort
    10. George Perez

  4. KevinPBreen on

    Amanda Conner, yes. But as a comics dinosaur I have to mention Bob Lubbers. Look up “Long Sam.”

  5. Oldcomicfan on

    Nobody beats Michael William Kaluta, hands down! Dave Stevens came close, but, sadly, he is no longer with us. Kaluta is one of the few Artists who works in comics. His art will make your jaw hit the floor. And if you see any of his pin-up type art, your eyeballs will likely join your jaw on the floor. Wowsers!

  6. Attractive Women: Bruce Timm, Frank Cho, Sean Phillips, JH Williams III, John Cassaday, Cameron Stewart, Jimmy Cheung, Adam Hughes, Darwyn Cooke, Amanda Conner

    Attractive Men: Jim Lee, Ed McGuinness, Tony Moore, Steve Epting, Jim Aparo, Brian Bolland

    Anybody: Adi Granov, Alex Ross

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