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Mark Bertolini
10-09-2008, 05:16 PM
I always wished Larry Stroman would make a comeback. His Alien Legion stuff, and even the stuff he did at Image, was fantastic.

WSSmith
10-09-2008, 05:31 PM
I'd like to see more mainstream stuff from Marv Wolfman, Roy Thomas, and Brian Augustyn.

Wayne Drake
10-09-2008, 05:40 PM
Sam Kieth

NickGuy
10-10-2008, 12:10 AM
John Buscema :(

Ron Phillips
10-10-2008, 01:58 AM
I never saw a Penthouse Comix, but I really loved Mark Texeira on Wolverine.

Aidy
10-10-2008, 06:13 AM
Alan Moore on mainstream comics. I'd love to see him do a Dr Strange mini or a return to Swamp Thing.

PIMPZILLA
10-10-2008, 09:34 AM
Alan Moore on mainstream comics. or a return to Swamp Thing.

Not going to happen. He and DC had a reeeeeeeally bad falling out.



I'd like to see Bendis return to his crime stuff.

L Jamal
10-10-2008, 10:05 AM
I always wished Larry Stroman would make a comeback. His Alien Legion stuff, and even the stuff he did at Image, was fantastic.
Stroman is back on X-Factor
http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.2879.X-Factor_Week~colon~_Larry_Stroman_Returns

Ian Ascher
10-10-2008, 10:16 AM
Stroman is back on X-Factor
http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.2879.X-Factor_Week~colon~_Larry_Stroman_Returns


And maybe its the coloring on the book but his work looks just awful now.


I miss: Wolfman & Perez on Teen Titans, Barry Windsor Smith on anything, and more Im sure I cant think of at this time.

Aidy
10-10-2008, 12:36 PM
[QUOTE=PIMPZILLA]Not going to happen. He and DC had a reeeeeeeally bad falling out. QUOTE]


WORD! but there's still Marvel and Boom and 2000AD.

Swampy19
10-10-2008, 02:29 PM
Jeff Matsuda

Nano-Love
10-10-2008, 03:48 PM
Priest... damn, how I miss Priest! His run on Black Panther was pure love!

Also, Igor Kordey - what's he up to these days?

And: Walt Simonson - why isn't he writing and drawing the most epic comic around? What a master!

pi0trov
10-10-2008, 07:11 PM
Steve Skroce - last thing I remember he was working on the Matrix movies, and then...?

captainarian
10-10-2008, 07:18 PM
Jeff Matsuda

please god nooo, we already have maduirera. thanks.

yellowphantom
10-10-2008, 07:41 PM
i guess i would have to go with two of the masters...

Kirby (on anything)
...and i would love to see Ditko do one more spidey story....

...(maybe a one-shot where Ditko can present his original vision for the reveal of the green goblins identity in spidey #39)

BJCochran
10-10-2008, 07:42 PM
Paul Jenkins on Spider-man. Even though he was running out of steam on his later issues (The whole Avengers Dissambled crossover), he still wrote good Spidey stories. I thoroughly enjoyed his Death in the Family arc and would put that up in the top 5 Green Goblin stories. And his take on Venom and Doc Ock were awesome.

Phatman
10-10-2008, 07:48 PM
Steve Skroce - last thing I remember he was working on the Matrix movies, and then...?

Doc Frankenstein from Burlyman Entertainment---great art.

http://comicdb.dreamers.com/df01big.jpg

BJCochran
10-10-2008, 07:49 PM
i guess i would have to go with two of the masters...

Kirby (on anything)
...and i would love to see Ditko do one more spidey story....

...(maybe a one-shot where Ditko can present his original vision for the reveal of the green goblins identity in spidey #39)


Ditko is one I should have mentioned...very missed

Phatman
10-10-2008, 08:01 PM
I now he still works occasionally, but I'd like to see a run or mini-series by Boleslav Felix Robert Sienkiewicz (you can call him Bill):

http://savetherobot.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/darksector.jpg
http://www.fanboy.com/images/Bill-Sienkiewicz-art.jpg
http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/Sienkiewicz%202.jpg
http://www.artcotic.com/graphics/showcase/showcasejan/stevebill8.jpg
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd229/kicktothehead2007/electra_0.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2168/2003056129_ad5f00ee87_o.jpg
http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/Sienkiewicz%2010.jpg

Wayne Drake
10-10-2008, 09:07 PM
err, no duh. I'm halfway through 4th World Omnibus 1 and yeah, the King would be kicking everyone's ass right about now :(

also; RINGO! :(

Mark Bertolini
10-10-2008, 09:45 PM
I now he still works occasionally, but I'd like to see a run or mini-series by Boleslav Felix Robert Sienkiewicz (you can call him Bill):

http://savetherobot.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/darksector.jpg
http://www.fanboy.com/images/Bill-Sienkiewicz-art.jpg
http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/Sienkiewicz%202.jpg
http://www.artcotic.com/graphics/showcase/showcasejan/stevebill8.jpg
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd229/kicktothehead2007/electra_0.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2168/2003056129_ad5f00ee87_o.jpg
http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/Sienkiewicz%2010.jpg


God, yeah. Why he isn't getting work when Ashley Wood is doing the exact same thing is beyond me (not that Wood isn't good, but Sienkiewicz s the master). I've been hunting for a copy of Stray Toasters for months now.

Rob Norton
10-10-2008, 10:36 PM
much agreed on the steve skroce.

i wouldnt mind seeing mcfarlane draw again.
i want to see quesada draw MORE. he said hes kinda taking a break from all that. which sucks since he didnt draw that much any more as it was.

alan moore on Tom Strong. one of the GREATEST book he ever did. simple and light hearted... but funny and smart at the same time.

Marc Silvestri drawing a regular series. he seems to start a book. do kick ass work for a few issues, then it gets sloopy and he hands it off to a lesser artist. i want to see him maybe do a mini series where he does his BEST work for all the issues. like jim lee did on batman hush.

pi0trov
10-10-2008, 10:48 PM
Doc Frankenstein from Burlyman Entertainment---great art.
Awesome! Thanks for the heads up. :)

protonik
10-11-2008, 01:15 AM
alan moore on Tom Strong. one of the GREATEST book he ever did. simple and light hearted... but funny and smart at the same time.



I know it isn't Alan Moore but Tom Strong will be coming back sometime next year with Peter Hogan and Chris Sprouse. Some of the stuff I saw last weekend was just awesome. I'm excited.

As far as who I miss... John Byrne. I also miss some of the Valiant artists like Mike Leeke from X-O. Barry Smith should be doing a Conan book!

mikeexner3
10-11-2008, 03:27 AM
Those no longer with us...

Mike Parobeck was criminally underrated, and as stated previously... Mike Wieringo. They both brought a ton of energy to their work that really resonated with me.

One creator I really miss on a specific title that's still around but doesn't do too much anymore is Sal Buscema on Spectacular Spider-Man. His art was a big part of the reason I became a fan. Loved everything he did on that comic.

BEN DENNIS
10-11-2008, 03:47 AM
They may not be gone, but are virtually invisible...
- Dave Stevens
- Mike Allred
- Travis Cherest
- Sam Keith
- Rick Mays

pi0trov
10-11-2008, 04:23 AM
They may not be gone, but are virtually invisible...
- Dave Stevens
Unfortunately, Dave passed earlier this year. It's been quite the year for losing comic artists... :(

But if we're talking artists that are no longer with us - Don Newton. My all time favorite (and not well known) comic artist, who unfortunately died back in the mid 80s.

Imboden
10-11-2008, 09:16 AM
Sal Buscema doesn't do enough.
And even though everyone has been listing creators, the thread doesn't specify that, so I'm gonna say that the person (or persons) that I miss most are:

Quantum and Woody!

Raven
10-11-2008, 10:59 AM
Barry Windsor Smith.

http://www.syntheverse.com/images/preview/2365-016.jpg

JamieRoberts
10-11-2008, 11:15 AM
Didn't Sienkiewicz just start a new series? I think it had the word 'Sector' in the title. I'm a big fan of his, but when I picked that up, it was all spreads, which I don't think are his strength. I had a copy of Stray Toasters when I was at university, and only now, 10 years later, have I realised it's gone missing.

Who do I miss? Geoff Senior. And Peter David with Rick Leonardi on Spidey 2099.

mikeexner3
10-12-2008, 03:50 AM
And Peter David with Rick Leonardi on Spidey 2099.

Agree one billion percent. Those two were hitting on all cylinders for nearly 25 issues. (Leonardi missed a couple)

Aidy
10-13-2008, 06:20 AM
Rob Liefeld...I miss him. I need to practice my shooting...see what i did there.

captainarian
10-13-2008, 11:29 AM
WE DON'T NEED JACK KIRBY ANYMORE... ERIK LARSEN has filled his shoes alongside those godland people.

Aaron Wilder
10-13-2008, 01:11 PM
Micah Wright.

Mark Bertolini
10-16-2008, 04:42 PM
Micah Wright.


Wasn't he the guy who lied about being in the army to get a job writing Stormwatch?

I don't think he was taken off the book for lying, I think it had more to do with him really sucking at writing.

JMan
10-16-2008, 11:47 PM
Couldn't agree more about Barry Windsor Smith, especially on Conan.

And John Buscema, again on Conan. I would have liked to see Buscema inked by someone like Danni Miki or Scott Williams - that would have been spectacular.

I miss Simonson on Thor.

Rick Leonardi looked great back in the day when Terry Austin inked his work - that stuff was juicy!

Wally Wood
Russ Heath
Hal Foster

PIMPZILLA
10-17-2008, 12:48 AM
Jim Lee

and don't tell me he's currently doing All-Star Batman & Robin The Boy Wonder, cause I'll just put my fingers in my ears and start yelling," THAT DOESN'T EXIST!" repeatedly.

MARS
10-17-2008, 12:56 AM
Wasn't he the guy who lied about being in the army to get a job writing Stormwatch?

I don't think he was taken off the book for lying, I think it had more to do with him really sucking at writing.

Not the story. Micah lied about his affiliation (sp?) with the Airborne Rangers. And unfortunately for him (because he is such a bad writer donchaknow) his work drew the attention of some National Presses who fact checked his military affiliations and turned up some untruths.This wasn't based on his comicbook work at all.

It was sad. Michah was a a good guy who made a bad decision is all. He WAS a very talented dude- he had good brains. I knew him from comics and animation circles...His ideas were progressive and ten times better than most of the shit you see on the racks now. There's a lot of politics involved involved in comics when one of the companies you work for is AOL Time Warner and do nothing but cover their asses all day long...Ask Mark Millar about that.

Micah was a very good writer who was going places. He just made a lot of wrong decisions in his career which trickled down into comics. Shit i've known people in this bizness who have done far worse.( And still hold jobs.)

So you are wrong...I love it how some individuals on these here boards think they know shit when they don't. And i am surprised at it coming from you Mark because you seem intelligent enough not to make such assumptions and generalizations.

*Sigh*

So i'd love to see Micah come back to comics. I rather enjoyed his Stormwatch books and as i recall- so did Warren Ellis. I saw a script he had for some Stormwatch stuff that was amazing. All writers lie...He just got caught.


M.

Aidy
10-17-2008, 06:14 AM
Not the story. Micah lied about his affiliation (sp?) with the Airborne Rangers. And unfortunately for him (because he is such a bad writer donchaknow) his work drew the attention of some National Presses who fact checked his military affiliations and turned up some untruths.This wasn't based on his comicbook work at all.

It was sad. Michah was a a good guy who made a bad decision is all. He WAS a very talented dude- he had good brains. I knew him from comics and animation circles...His ideas were progressive and ten times better than most of the shit you see on the racks now. There's a lot of politics involved involved in comics when one of the companies you work for is AOL Time Warner and do nothing but cover their asses all day long...Ask Mark Millar about that.

Micah was a very good writer who was going places. He just made a lot of wrong decisions in his career which trickled down into comics. Shit i've known people in this bizness who have done far worse.( And still hold jobs.)

So you are wrong...I love it how some individuals on these here boards think they know shit when they don't. And i am surprised at it coming from you Mark because you seem intelligent enough not to make such assumptions and generalizations.

*Sigh*

So i'd love to see Micah come back to comics. I rather enjoyed his Stormwatch books and as i recall- so did Warren Ellis. I saw a script he had for some Stormwatch stuff that was amazing. All writers lie...He just got caught.


M.


He didnt make assumptions he just continued a story he heard else where. In all the time I've been on here Mark has never acted like he "knew shit when he didnt" there are people on here who do dont get me wrong but Mark aint one of them.

MARS
10-17-2008, 02:03 PM
If you say so.

M.

Mark Bertolini
10-17-2008, 02:11 PM
To be honest, I never knew the full story. What I understood was what I wrote, that he lied about his military career, and it got him canned from writing. If that's not the story, than I apologize, I didn't have all the facts.



However, I read more than one issue of his Stormwatch run, and sorry, but it was garbage. Badly defined characters, terrible dialogue, it was just really generic. The shitty, sketchy art by Portacio didn't help.
That's just my opinion, though. If you liked it, more power to you, but it was not my cup of tea, when there is better Stormwatch books from before his run and from after.

Mark Bertolini
10-17-2008, 02:12 PM
He didnt make assumptions he just continued a story he heard else where. In all the time I've been on here Mark has never acted like he "knew shit when he didnt" there are people on here who do dont get me wrong but Mark aint one of them.


My hero!

Moonrider
10-18-2008, 01:46 PM
WE DON'T NEED JACK KIRBY ANYMORE... ERIK LARSEN has filled his shoes alongside those godland people.

Eric Larsen didn't draw Godland.

Jason Arthur
10-20-2008, 12:19 AM
Doc Frankenstein from Burlyman Entertainment---great art.

http://comicdb.dreamers.com/df01big.jpg

That page just sold me on this book. I'm going to track down the whole series.

I miss Edvin Biuković (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edvin_Biukovic). He died far too young and was really just hitting his stride artistically.

-- J

Phatman
10-20-2008, 01:17 AM
That page just sold me on this book. I'm going to track down the whole series.

I miss Edvin Biuković (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edvin_Biukovic). He died far too young and was really just hitting his stride artistically.

-- J

Darrow does Shaolin Cowboy under the same label---excellent work in both cases.

captainarian
10-20-2008, 03:53 AM
Eric Larsen didn't draw Godland.

i know, i said erik larsen and the godland guys... they draw like kirby. larsen has become a complete kirby rip-off during years...
i love the guy and his comic, nothing against them, but i wish he kept his own style.

Jason Arthur
10-20-2008, 01:18 PM
Darrow does Shaolin Cowboy under the same label---excellent work in both cases.

Tried to talk to Darrow at Chicago a few years back. Nobody in his line and he was too busy talking to a guy beside him. I waited til their conversation was over and tried to talk to him. He still blew me off.

-- J

Sage
10-21-2008, 01:21 PM
Rob Liefeld...I miss him. I need to practice my shooting...see what i did there.

:laugh:

Alan Moore and Niel Gaiman on Miracleman.
Ruse
Sojourn
Danger Girl, illustrated by JSC, not just covers!
Mark and Bryan on Ultimates

Ian Ascher
10-21-2008, 08:54 PM
Since Alan Moore will never re-visit the character at this point, no one should be writing or drawing Captain Britain other than Alan Davis at this point.

Maybe I'm the only one, but I would love to see a series w/ him as the sole creative force (pencils and words). He's got a pretty cool and rich cast of misfits to deal with if you include everything Mr. Davis helped add to the character during his time with Excalibur.

Ah well, at least there's the Omnibus in Jan to look forward to.

JamieRoberts
10-23-2008, 04:09 AM
I just don't get the Alan Davis love. He's okay, but nothing outstanding.

I just want to add that I miss the UK comics industry. 2000AD alone does not a healthy scene make.

WSSmith
10-23-2008, 11:20 AM
BackIssue just had a great Capt. Britain retrospective w a few blurbs from Alan Davis. Very cool article that goes through all of his incarnations and the different guys who have worked on it.

Gauthier
10-23-2008, 12:39 PM
David Mazzucchelli. No writer has ever inspired me to write comics more than this artist. It feels funny to say that, but it's true.

Moonrider
10-23-2008, 02:38 PM
WE DON'T NEED JACK KIRBY ANYMORE... ERIK LARSEN has filled his shoes alongside those godland people.

i know, i said erik larsen and the godland guys... they draw like kirby. larsen has become a complete kirby rip-off during years...
i love the guy and his comic, nothing against them, but i wish he kept his own style.

So you think that we don't need Jack Kirby because Eric Larsen and Tom Scioli (the guy who did draw Godland) can draw using his signature style, but you don't really like them doing that? I think you're confusing yourself.
Nobody can replace Jack Kirby, period.