Newsarama posted a list of the top 10 Spider-Man artists. Included were Ross Andru, Humberto Ramos, Marcos Martin, Ron Frenz, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, John Romita Sr, Mark Bagley, John Romita Jr., and Steve Ditko.
Take it away, Rob Liefeld!
"Steve Ditko is #1 Spider Man artist of all time followed by Todd McFarlane. Anything else is a joke. 2 other guys on that Spider-Man list adopted Todd’s stylistic approach and Ryan Stegman is currently reflecting Todd’s influence…Cultural significance, influence and popularity count. Todd McFarlane re-defined Spidey for the ages. Should be #2…Hey, morons purposely misreading my comments. I’m talking TOP TWO. Do what you want with the rest of the list…Clarification - Any LIST of Spidey artists that doesn’t have Ditko and McFarlane as top two is a joke, in my opinion.
Todd’s Spidey created a frenzy I’ve never seen around the character. The sales surged and Spidey was #1 for Marvel. 1st to sell a million…If you weren’t there and didn’t witness that’s fine, but the historic impact from a sales and influence put him next to Ditko…Putting Todd at #5 is disrespectful, dishonest to history and a complete joke… Discounting Todd’s Spidey is like ignoring Spielberg and Lucas in the blockbuster game… If we are talking Mt. Rushmore of Spider-Man artists and Todd’s not on it, you are insane. Or trying for link-bait hits.”