Aug 24, 2010

Can You Match the Artists to the Characters?

This is a mural that DC Comics has on the walls of their offices.

It features characters drawn by different artists.

Can you match the artists with the characters? I'll continue to update this post with your answers!


Just to get rid of the easiest ones, here are the first three answers!

  • Bob Kane - Batman
  • Curt Swan  - Superman
  • George Perez - Wonder Woman
Answers are in!

Matthew notes that Jack Kirby did Darkseid and that Gil Kane did Green Lantern Hal Jordan!

Aris B. Panganiban notes that Matt Wagner drew The Demon Etrigan; Joe Kubert did Hawkman, Jim Aparo did Phantom Stranger; Neal Adams did Deadman; Andy Kubert did Sgt. Rock; Mike Grell did Warlor; Howard Chaykin did Blackhawk; Ramona Fradon did Metamorpho; Dick Giordano did Sarge Steel; Steve Lightle did Robotman; Jim Steranko did Jay Garrick; Dave Gibbons did Rorschach; Walt Simonson did Manhunter, Martin Nodell did Green Lantern Alan Scott; Joe Staton did Green Lantern Guy Gardner; Kurt Schaffenberger did Captain Marvel; Murphy Anderson did Adam Strange; Gene Colan did Silverblade; Steve Bissette and John Totleben did Swamp Thing; and Steve Rude did Mr. Miracle.

Darrell D. says that Jay Garrick looks like he was drawn by Jaime Hernandez, though I don't see Jaime's signature anywhere on the list. He also notes that Zatara looks like he was drawn by Jim Steranko, so someone's got to chime in and discuss who actually did Jay Garrick or who Steranko actually drew. He also thinks Judomaster was drawn by Dick Giordano, which contradicts Aris's contention above, so someone's got to chime in and say which one Dick drew here. I'm sure it's one of the two.

Darrell D. also notes that Zatanna was drawn by Gray Marrow, Hourman by Beto Hernandez, Cain by Joe Orlando, and J'onn J'onnz by Art Adams. He also notes that Lady Blackhawk was possibly done by Frank McLaughlin, Ragman by Bill Sienkewicz, White Witch by P. Craig Russell, and Power Girl by Frank Thorne.

16 comments:

Matthew said...

Well Jack Kirby created Darkseid and I think drew him first same for Mister Miracle. I'm sure he has more on there.
Green Lantern (Hal) was Gil Kane.

Aris B. Panganiban said...

I was gonna say Kirby drew all his characters, but it looks like he only did the the Fourth World ones. Matt Wagner did the Demon. Not sure who did Omac.

Kubert did Hawkman, Sgt. Rock, Enemy Ace, maybe Ragman.

Gibbons on Rorschach, of course.

Walt Simonson-Manhunter

Matt Nodell created Alan Scott, so that's him.

Hal Jordan by Gil Kane?

Guy Gardner by Joe Staton?

I know Ramona Fradon worked on Aquaman and Metamorpho, not sure if she did them here.

Schaffenberger on Captain Marvel?

That's all I got.

Duy said...

As far as I know, this was strictly one artist per character. Mr. Miracle is definitely not by Kirby. Check out the signatures around that area, and you can figure out who it was.

And no, I don't know who did everyone, nor do I even know who everyone is. if someone can tell me who the guy in between Spectre and Robotman is, I'll be thankful.

Aris B. Panganiban said...

You're right! Steve Rude drew Mr. Miracle.

Duy said...

As far as I know, this was strictly one artist (or combination of artists, as in the case of Swamp Thing) per character. Bob Kane may be the only exception, but I don't think Joe Kubert did more than two. Definitely not three, I think.

Mr. Miracle is definitely not by Kirby. Check out the signatures around that area, and you can figure out who it was.

I don't know who did everyone, nor do I even know who everyone is. if someone can tell me who the guy in between Spectre and Robotman is, I'll be thankful.

Duy said...

Indeed, sir!

Aris B. Panganiban said...

Okay, I think I see how this works.

Hawkman by Joe Kubert

Sgt. Rock by Andy Kubert

Phantom Stranger by Jim Aparo?

Swamp Thing by Steve Bisette and John Totleben

Dan Spiegle did either Vigilante or that frontiersman guy

Warlord by Mike Grell

Metamorpho by Ramona Fradon

Blackhawk by Howard Chaykin?

Robotman by Steve Lightle

Don't know who that guy next to Robotman is, but I think it's by Gene Colan

Jay Garrick by Jim Steranko?

Sarge Steel by Dick Giordano?

Deadman by Neal Adams?

Adam Strange by Murphy Anderson

Aris B. Panganiban said...

Had to dig out my old comics for this, but the guy between the Spectre and Robotman is a character named Silverblade, drawn by Gene Colan.

Darrell D. said...

Looks like Jay Garrick was done by Jaime Hernandez.
Judo Master by Dick Giordano.

Darrell D. said...

Zatanna: Gray Marrow.
Zatara: Looks like Steranko
Hourman: Beto Hernandez
Lady Blackhawk: Frank McLauglin?
Cain: Joe Orlando
Ragman: Sienkiewicz (maybe)
White Witch: p. Craig Russel (again, maybe)
Power GirlL: Frank Thorne? (I know he can draw the cheesecake)
Jonn Jonnz: Art Adams

Duy said...

We're going to have to have someone chime in and say who Jay Garrick was really done by, or who Steranko really drew!

I don't see Jaime Hernandez's signature anywhere, though.

Darrell D. said...

Jaime's sig is between Steve Lightle's and Steve Rude, 'Xaime' (It's how he signs his work.)

Duy said...

Got it. Thanks, Darrell!

TheyStoleFrazier'sBrain said...

Coming to this obviously very, very late, but a few that were missed and/or misidentified. Pretty sure Frank Thorne didn't do Power Girl, but Tomahawk. Jim Mooney did that guy at top left (one of the Challengers of the Unknown?). Amethyst by Ernie Colon. Dave Stevens on Enemy Ace? Wildcat by Irwin Hasen. The signatures seem to run bottom sig=top image, so my guess is Jaime Hernandez did Jay Garrick, Steranko did Zatara, Frank McLaughlin did Sare Steel, Michael T. Gilbert did Lady Blackhawk, and Jim Starlin did the guy on upper right (is that OMAC?).

Adam Weissman said...

That's Brian Bolland on Lady Blackhawk.

Adam Weissman said...

Pat Broderick on Captain Atom

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