Don McGregor
    Don McGregor was pushing for creator rights and independent comics long before such notions were popular.  His writing was truly groundbreaking    in terms of content; trying to make intelligent stories for adults in the graphic form.  Many of his works are pulp fiction/film noir influenced, including Detectives Inc. and Nathaniel Dusk.  Artists he has worked with include Marshall Rogers (see below)  and Gene Colan.        

art: Marshall Rogers