I’m curious as to who everyone thinks belongs on various Mt. Rushmores in the Comic Book Industry.
I’m thinking about the following categories:
Creators - The people from across the decades who have written or drawn the stories that we hold dear.
Characters - Those who have had arguably the largest affect on pop culture. 'Nuff Said.
Personal Favorites - Now obviously the previous two categories are based somewhat on your personal opinion but also grounded as being likely accepted across all biases. However THIS category is purely personal and may be laughed at, but this who you feel should be on your personal Mt. Rushmore. Mkx and match characters and Creators if you’d like! Exaggerated example: Rob Liefeld, Swordsman, Darkclaw, and Frogman.
I’ll go first:
Creators: Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Bill Finger, Todd McFarlane.
Characters: Batman, Superman , Spider-Man, and Wolverine.
Personal: Batman, Captain America , Scott Snyder, Geoff Johns.
Honorable Mentions: Joker, Dick Grayson, Wonder Woman, Cyclops, Magneto… I’m sure I’ll think of more. I know I listed Batman on two Rushmores but I just can’t leave him off of my personal Rushmore nor the Cultural Rushmore (for lack of a better term).
I know I didn’t list an artist… but it’s super hard to nail down a favorite. Gary Frank, Jorge Jimenez, Jason Fabok, Kirby, McFarlane, Romita, Kubert(s) etc are all soooo great and sometimes different artstyles can fit stories and characters better than others. See Riley Rossmo drawing Harley Quinn.
I look forward to your input!