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Michael Cross
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this was the only Ditko Rom issue that I liked as a kid...
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I really liked Mark Farmers inks. It gave a little different quality to JB's pencils but it still looked like JB's work.
Bob Wiacek always seemed to me like a journeyman inker. He isn't going to give you a wow factor, but always solid no matter who he's inking.


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For another, he added detail to excess -- this is the inker whoactually added detail to GEORGE PEREZ's pencils!! -- which flattenedeverything out.


Interesting.  On the flip side, I remember when Day was pencilling Master of Kung Fu, they had Jack Abel ink several of the issues.   Abel generally did good work but he tended to be pretty heavy-handed, simplifying things and using a very thick, solid line.  On some artists he was not my favorite, but his inks on Day's pencils looked fabulous.  He removed a lot of extraneous noodley lines, and his thicker lines made Day's pencils much more dynamic.  He brought out the strengths in Day's pencils and offset his weaknesses.
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Love Bob McLeod over JB's pencils.

Machlan seemed to have two distinct inking "personalities." The first few issues, the inks seem t have a "softer" feel to them. After that he went to a more "mechanical" Terry Austin style. I like them both, but prefer his earlier issues.

My favorite non-regular JB inker is Walt Simonson. Look at that X-Factor Annual they did together. Senses-shattering stuff, there!

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I loved what Mark Farmer did over JB's lines,  and even though Scott Williams inked JB for just three pages in Uncanny X-Men 273 I would have loved to see more of the two working together.
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Yeah, good call on Scott Williams.

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Yes!! Scott Williams! I always sing his praises on that brief job whenever it comes up.

Also, a more-than-honorable mention needs to go to George Perez. I LOVED Action #600 - I bought that issue as a kid even though I wasn't a Superman (or even DC) fan at the time. Between JB and GP, I consider JB to be the better penciler and I consider GP to be the better inker (don't worry JB, I still love your inks of course). So when they got together, the result was magical.

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Bob McLeod's more recent inking work has become lighter in touch and less of a finisher, and I would love to see him ink JB on a new project. They're both great artists in my opinion.
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I'd be curious to see Danny Miki ink John's stuff.
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Jason: Interesting.  On the flip side, I remember when Day was pencillingMaster of Kung Fu, they had Jack Abel ink several of the issues.   Abelgenerally did good work but he tended to be pretty heavy-handed,simplifying things and using a very thick, solid line.
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Heh, Day should have had Colletta ink his work. He would have removed all kinds of detail.
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Christos: ...even though Scott Williams inked JB for just three pages in UncannyX-Men 273 I would have loved to see more of the two working together.
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I don't think I've seen that issue. Can somebody post a page? I'd love to see it.
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