I collaborated with Brian Azzarello on SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW, so that might make me a little biased, but I think he's one of the best writers in the comic book industry. His work is smart, funny and crisp. The kind of stuff that makes an artist look good.
Back in 2008, he teamed up with an artist named Lee Bermejo for an original graphic novel called JOKER. Lee's work is jaw-dropping already; he doesn't need anyone to make him look good, and the pairing was magic. They'd worked together on the LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL miniseries years before, but on this graphic novel they brought their collaboration to a whole new level. It's raw, gorgeous and provocative and it would make for one mean holiday gift.