Check out this post (and the work in gerenal that's being done over at Nerdage) from last year.
It got me thinking about a guy who's work I really, really admire.
60 Comics By John Byrne That You Should Read
I stumbled on it by chance while referencing the cover of X-Men 141 for a friend, and it lead to quite a conversation about Byrne.
For the record, I cannot imagine skipping his Alpha Flight run, and I think his FF work was sensational. His current Next Men work is a real thinking book. I'm always rereading, and trying to extrapolate out where the series may be going.