This week’s issue of Action Comics features the work of John Romita, Jr., who is not usually someone I associate with the Man of Tomorrow’s adventures, and it looks pretty great.  Still, I’m always a little bit nostalgic for the late Curt Swan’s pencils, which will always be the Superman of MY particular youth.  There’s also Neal Adams, who revitalized the character in the 1970s and John Byrne, who tried to do the same in the 80s.  Heck, even Dan Jurgens drew one heck of a Superman, making the otherwise-awkward Superman #75 visually distinict and memorable.  But which of them is the best Superman artist?  That’s a question only you, the Faithful Spoilerites can hash out, leading to today’s pencilled-and-inked query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) loves the work of Jim Lee but had never liked his Superman, and finds Alex Ross’ take on the character to look about a decade too old, asking: What creator is the BEST Superman artist of all time in your estimation?


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  1. If I’d have to choose one, Curt Swan. Byrne was more of my time but I associate him so strongly with Marvel I cant go with him. Frank Quitely drew the best Superman story ever made, All-Star Superman, but that was only 12 issues, so its Swan.

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