Frank Cho started his career doing a little community newspaper strip called “Everything but the Kitchen Sink”. Liberty Meadows, which he's best known for started out as a syndicated newspaper strip. If you think getting a comic published is a feat, that's a cake walk compared to getting newspaper syndication. Not to mention Liberty Meadows also won Cho several awards. People might want to keep that in mind when they cast shade Cho's way. The accomplishment of Liberty Meadows gives him the status his detractors could only dream of. Liberty Meadows has been collected in various forms over the years so it's fairly accessible and easy to find.
Cho's volume of work might not be as massive as some artist. What he lacks in quantity he definitely makes up for in quality. Liberty Meadows lead directly to him being offered the opportunity to revamp Shanna the She-Devil. Years later he would return to Shanna when he wrote and illustrated the Marvel Now Savage Wolverine #1-5.
Frank has also drawn his fair share of covers and male characters. Totally Awesome Hulk #1-4, The Ultimate Ultimates with writer Jeph Loeb. A couple of issues of Marvel Knights Spider-man and New Avengers. So Cho is definitely not a one trick pony. His current project is Skybourne for Boom! Studios.
Now Cho has always drawn attractive Women, even as far back as Liberty Meadows. Last year Frank Cho came under fire for his support of legendary erotic artist Milo Manara and the whole Spider-Woman variant fiasco. Which only really served to give another artist who will remain nameless an extension of his 15 minutes of fame at Cho's expense.
Most recently Cho had to leave the Wonder Woman title do to some conflict. In my opinion he was the perfect Wonder Woman cover artist. While debatable, I think he was better suited than Adam Hughes to draw Wonder Woman covers. Making his departure as variant cover artist as of issue #6 that much more heart breaking… But hey, saves me 3 bucks a month now, so not all bad.
One of the reason I’ll pick up just about anything Frank Cho draws is because I always know what to expect. Strong, beautifully drawn woman who are not damsels in distress but can bring the pain. Strong females rising up, not being held down. Which is something Frank excels at. Cho's no different from thousands of artists that have come before. Artists have always been seduced by the beauty and power of woman. The female form is seductive in its subtleties. As an artist myself, I can attest to that.
Sure he throws in some boob jokes here and there, but humor like that doesn't lessen the characters unless you, the reader, allow it to. That's SJW's projecting their/yours feelings onto his art. And fun fact, by doing so you validate it as truly worthy art. Since art by definition is supposed to invoke an emotional response. That's right, every time you get upset by a Frank Cho “Outrage” sketch cover, you validated his work. Frank's trolling the SJW's and they just keep falling for it.
Frank Cho is the champion of cheesecake and one of the few mainstream artist not ashamed of being a red-blooded male. If reading this has been your first exposure to the totally awesomeness of Frank Cho I implore you to check out his website http://apesandbabes.com/ if you'd like to learn more.
Inigo has updated the Frank Cho cover checklist to accompany this article.