7. ADAM KUBERT
Although he employs a highly unconventional style, Adam Kubert is one of the best artists working today. To his credit, he is also a fantastic visual storyteller who never lets his art get too bogged down in unnecessary flash.
His art helped comics mature from the highly muscled and downright ugly art of the '90s into a more story-driven medium. Unfortunately, while his artwork on X-Men was instantly classic, the actual stories that the art was attached to were often a letdown. Thankfully, he was given the chance to pencil a book that matched his high caliber of art when he teamed with writer Mark Millar on the launch of Ultimate X-Men in 2001.