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Brian Hughes
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Posted: 16 October 2020 at 9:34pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Are there any other active writer/artists out there today?
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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 16 October 2020 at 10:37pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Walt, of course.
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Rick Senger
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Posted: 17 October 2020 at 12:16am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Mr. Byrne was on 2 and it seems to me sometimes 3 books for stretches of time over the years (writing/penciling/inking Alpha Flight, writing/penciling/inking FF and writing The Thing simultaneously in 1983.) I chose a random Mighty Marvel Checklist from August 1980 and can see 3 penciling jobs that month (Cap 248, FF 221 and Xmen 136).
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Adam Schulman
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Posted: 17 October 2020 at 5:33am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Marvel and DC have a lot of titles that come out every two weeks now. That's the equivalent of two titles per month. And everyone from Ivan Reis to Joe Bennett seems to be able to do it. 

The number of writer/artists for the Big Two does seem to be shrinking, though.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 17 October 2020 at 7:21am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Of course JB's style isn't as "dramatic-realist" as Adams' (not a criticism, just an observation) but in superhero comics that really, really doesn't matter.

I occasionally curse Neal's name for his ability to draw photo-realistic images without losing any of the dynamism of the form.

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Eric Sofer
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Posted: 19 October 2020 at 9:02am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Vinny, it was said that Greg LaRocque (Legion of Super Heroes etc.) was lightning fast. Ditto for Mark Bagley.
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