Few artists have ever been able to nail that level of 'impact' in the way that Jim Lee does (especially back then). As much as people love to criticise those early Image books (& 1990's comic in general it sometimes seems) it's impossible to deny that at the time they were a breath of fresh air.
True dat! Jim Lee was my fav, but I dug the first few issues of everything from Image
I agree. Jim Lee's Wildcats was the stand out book from Image in those first few yeas, although I did think that at times Mark Silvestri's Cyberforce ran it a close second. The crossover they did between the two books is a wonderful example of Image excess.