Doug: Below is the updated bracket. As we've moved to the "Elite 8", which artists left behind certainly would have been worthy of being in this round of honor? From my perspective, Jim Aparo stands out, as does Rich Buckler. I wouldn't place Buckler in the category of "technical master" as I would, say, the Buscemas, Adams, or Byrne, but for sheer output and his oft-mentioned morphing style (which I actually like -- on the one hand it sort of dates the art for the viewer, and I do think aping Kirby and then Adams, and then developing a style all his own, is no small feat), he truly is a Bronze Age treasure. So we'll have two discussions today -- the one at hand, and a continuing conversation on artists.
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