February 20, 2011
good question. It also helps when the writer and artist are one and the same such as with Walter Simonson and John Byrne (in his prime). I will have to say that there are artists who can work marvelously with any writer as with George Perez, John Romita Jr., John Buscema, Jim Lee, Dave Cockrum, Sal Buscema and Ernie Chua.
The best recent team: Mark Millar and Finch, Alan Davis and Mark Farmer, Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev. Alex Ross is real good, but sometimes his illustrations overtake the story.
Classic: Lee and Kirby. Thomas and Buscema. Stern and Buscema. Wein and Perez. Busiek and Perez. Bendis and Romita Jr.