Of course, I read comic books because of the storylines. However, the artists job is to make the story come to life with their artwork. There are so many amazing artists in Marvel’s bullpen, but here are my top Marvel comic book artists.
#5 – JIM LEE
Jim Lee is a Korean American comic-book artist, writer, editor, and publisher. He is currently the Publisher and Chief Creative Officer of DC Comics. In recognition of his work, Lee has received a Harvey Award, Inkpot Award and three Wizard Fan Awards. Lee has worked on Marvel titles such as Uncanny X-Men, Fantastic Four, Punisher and more. He has also drawn Superman and Batman for DC. Lee is also the creator of WildC.A.T.s.
Comic Cover Featured: X-Men #4 (1991)
#4 – ALEX ROSS
Nelson Alexander Ross is an American comic book writer/artist known primarily for his painted interiors, covers, and design work. He first became known with the 1994 miniseries Marvels, on which he collaborated with writer Kurt Busiek for Marvel Comics. Ross’ style has been said to exhibit “a Norman-Rockwell-meets-George-Pérez vibe”, and has been praised for its realistic, human depictions of classic comic book characters. He has done a variety of variant covers for Marvel.
Comic Cover Featured: Fantastic Four #1 Variant (2014)
#3 – SKOTTIE YOUNG
Skottie Young is an American comic book artist, children’s book illustrator and writer. He is best known for his work with various Marvel Comics characters. He got his start at Marvel on titles like Spider-Man: Legend of the Spider Clan, Human Torch, and Venom. Skottie is currently writing Strange Academy, a new Marvel series coming out in March 2020. He created, wrote and drew the series I Hate Fairyland at Image Comics.
Comic Cover Featured: Thanos Rising #1 Variant (2013)
#2 – GEORGE PÈREZ
George Pérez is a retired American comic book artist and writer. He has done many projects for Marvel over the years, including The Avengers, Jim Shooter’s “The Korvac Saga,” and many others. Pérez is mostly known for his work on The Infinity Gauntlet, although he had to leave the project after issue 4-of-6 due a very stressful personal period. He has also worked on DC’s Wonderwoman, Superman and The New Titans, among others.
Comic Cover Featured: The Infinity Gauntlet #1 (1991)
#1 – TODD McFARLANE
Todd McFarlane is a Canadian comic book creator and entrepreneur. He is best known for his work as the artist on The Amazing Spider-Man for Marvel and as the writer and artist on the horror-fantasy series Spawn. McFarlane has also contributed to Marvel’s The Incredible Hulk and DC’s Batman over the years. He is the artist to draw the first full appearances of the villain Venom. McFarlane is one of the co-founders of Image Comics.
Comic Cover Featured: The Amazing Spider-Man #300 (1988)
Those are my favorite Marvel comic book artists. Any questions or more recommendations, let me know!