drdroom

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  1. Couldn't you just get the OA editions and have your pick of the best?
  2. So you're saying I'm too p*u*s*s*y to dis Jim Mooney to his woulda-been 100-year-old face? But then how to explain me going after Sal Buscema, who's a spry 83? You're saying Sal's too chicken to come out here and beat my a*s*s? Man, Grape, I thought I was harsh with Sal, but I draw the line at challenging his manhood.
  3. OMFG, without Peanuts specifically, there IS no Calvin & Hobbes.
  4. For me it's when they're still alive that I pull my punches!
  5. Oh man, I've always hated that spread! Kirby's kids could be awkward. Major stare-eyes in this one all right, but not inappropriate for the gung-ho patriotic spirit of the shot.
  6. Disagree, somewhat. Every Kirby pencil I've seen from any period has remarkably well "acted" facial expressions. If there are expression fails in Kirby, and there are occasionally, I'd put it down to the inker.
  7. Limiting to the mainstream US comic book, no strip artists, no alt/underground, no foreign, it might be something like: Kirby, Adams, Wood, Davis, Barks (but I might switch out anyone but Kirby for Eisner, Miller, Ditko or Toth) Global top five for me might be: Kirby, Tezuka, Foster, Crumb, Giraud/Moebius
  8. Wait, does anyone use average selling price as the standard? I'm curious. I had the impression most people were applying some combo of talent/influence/important runs. Where I see you differing from most is your emphasis on volume and longevity.
  9. John B. had real gifts and flashed them for a couple years, 1968-70ish, so I think that keeps him out of the top 5. I thought of Swan, but went with Plastino because I think Swan kind of invented what I think of as Chamber-of-Commerce Superman, so again, a level of original contribution. Rich Buckler's an interesting nominee. I'm not aware of how large his body of work is. It's important that the artist be ploddingly reliable & consistently uninteresting over decades. How about Jim Mooney? His career ran from the birth of superheroes into the 90s and includes countless forgettable pages of Batman, Supergirl, Spiderman, and many others.
  10. Kirby/Kirby by far. When I saw the topic heading I assumed the question would be more like What artist in your collection has the best ratio of purchase price to current or realized value? For me, that's probably Caniff, due to one particularly good deal (which I have since converted into slower-appreciating Kirby)
  11. I admire the tenacity of Zhamlau in defending his unpopular (not to say bonkers) Top Five placement of Sal B. The originality of this idea has provoked me to rethink all my assumptions & biases and imagine an alternate reality in which the bland & reliable utility player is held in the highest esteem. Who else would logically be in a Top Five that includes Sal? Here's my tentative Earth-B Top Five, which is open to revision: Sal Buscema José Garcia-Lopez Bob Brown Al Plastino Paul Norris
  12. Sal's work on these two covers is so completely unmarked by any sort of interest, originality, or finesse that I wonder if that's not actually an advantage of his work for character-based collectors? Isn't this work sort of the pure distillation of "How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way"? –a natural progression in which John B. stripped out the plastic originality of Kirby, and then Sal B. stripped out the figure artistry of John, to arrive at these pure corporate ideograms of the valued superhero characters? In other words, there's almost no artist getting in between you and the idea of "Iron Man" or "Dr Strange."
  13. Link to auction? I'm not finding it.