So I didn't throw out the Wizard magazine*. I was rummaging through it and stumbled upon the top 10 "hot"** comic artists list. Now, being the emotionally mature, 25 year old lumberjack of a man that I am, I weaned myself off comic books days ago (the "Wizard" magazine prominently displayed on my coffee table notwithstanding). Taken by nostalgia, I got to reading this list that I'd read monthly through my formative years until I started paying for my own comic books and had to pear down my selections. Sitting there in second place was my childhood favorite. Joe Madureira. I grew up on Joe Madureira. When I was 16, I remember grooming myself to be a Madureira/Michael Jordan hybrid***. One thing led to another and I'm back on the wagon. I looked up what he's been up to recently and posted something above. It came out a little small, but it's pretty freaking cool. He draws a killer Spider-Man, which is kinda the way to my heart as comic books artists go. So here's to you Joe Mad**** Number two on the list. Number one in my heart.
# 1 fan,
**"hot" meaning "popular" (This list of comic artists does not
in any way correlate to the list of "hot" sexy women, also in the magazine).
****insider's nickname for "Joe Madureira"