Who are the most overlooked or under rated artists? Iíll start with 3 from the Bronze Age:
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Jose Luis Garcia Lopez- certainly well known and respected, but to me he deserves to be in the top 10 or 12 of all time. Heís hampered by the fact that heís missing a signature run on a monthly title, and many of his best jobs are overlooked due to poor writing.
Check out his Deadman stories from Adventure Comics, or the 1986 mini series. IMO heís the only artist whoís ever made Deadman look as good as Neal Adams did. Also Atari Force- not very popular because it was a licensed property that was outside the DCU, but the issues by JLGL are beautifully drawn.
Trevor Von Eeden- drew backups in Detective Comics and Worldís Finest. Also the 1983 Green Arrow mini series. I think he gets overlooked because he didnít draw in the house style that was popular then. To me Von Eeden, rather than Grell, is the definitive Green Arrow artist. His Batman is beautiful too.
Mike Nasser- his body of work for the big two is small, and he is generally seen as just a Neal Adams clone, but boy his 70s DC stuff looked great! Some of the stuff I remember him on- a Martian Manhunter backup strip that bounced around in multiple titles and ended with a full length story in WF. Unfortunately Nasser didnít draw the finale. His Jíonn was definitive, and his Hawkman was great. He also did the last issue or two of Kobra; including a Batman vs Kobra story that appeared in one of DCís anthologies. Definitely worth picking up.
Jim Aparo- best known for Batman and Aquaman. Loved him on The Brave and the Bold. Ironically I never cared for his version of Batman because the cowl never looked quite right to me. But his depictions of virtually every other hero to guest star in that book are among my favorites. Wildcat, Plastic Man, Atom, and Mister Miracle all shined.