The Colossus of Pen and Ink
I was infinitely lucky. In my childhood a weekly magazine published "Rip Kirby" and another "Flash Gordon". Week after week I was regaled with beauties of these kind.
When I was a young art student there were the "Pro Cannif" (Pratt, Breccia) and the "Pro Raymond" ( Alfredo Del Castillo, Daniel Haupt)...I could never quarrel with anybody because I admire them both, but I may have to admit that even if Cannif was one of the greatest comics narrator ever, Raymond was the superior draughtsman.