I think Frank Quitely does the most definitive versions of comic characters. I know a lot of people would say Alex Ross, blah blah blah. But for me Alex Ross is more about asking “what would these characters look like in real life?” Quitely, on the other hand is more about using simple, elegant lines to represent these characters AS CHARACTERS, in a simple, iconic, timeless way. This portrait of the Endless from Sandman is a good example. So is All-Star Superman, which takes the iconic nature of Superman to a flat-out spiritual place, depicting him as a natural, relaxed, almost buddha-like figure, as opposed to the stiff, flexed uber-man we’re so used to seeing.