Paul Smith

Paul Smith

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Paul Smith is not only one of my favorite comic book artists, but he actually drew the first issue of X-Men that I ever purchased.  If you lump in the amazing Chris Claremont, Paul may actually be the reason I started reading/collecting comics.

I was 10 years old in the fall of 1983 and like most boys my age, loved super-heroes, Star Wars and GI Joe!  I watched Spider-man and his Amazing Friends on Saturday mornings and watched re-runs of the Superfriends every weekday after school.  As wonderful as both shows were, they did not prepare me for the world of costumed soap-opera that awaited me.

Paul Smith had a unique and modern style.  Since I was only familiar with the “house” art styles of DC and Marvel, I had no idea that super-heroes could look THAT cool.  When you combine the intricate Claremont plots, I was hooked.

We choose to do our first featured creator in A Comic Book Education’s Creator Corner on the great Paul Smith - check it out here - and briefly covered his career and his most recognizable titles.  Please check out a quick gallery of my favorites from Paul.  Let us know what your favorite Paul Smith title is and what you think of the show.

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