First decade of Marvel comics is near perfection in terms of character designs, narrative clarity, and reader availability. That, and C.C. Beck's Captain Marvel, and Bob Montana's Archie. I try to employ those same graphic/narrative tenets in my recent work (The Fox, The Red Hook, War Cry, etc.) where less is more and colors define character and space. Character designs in comic books should've quit right after Rich Buckler's Deathlok.