Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill
I know, let’s have a comic book. And lets have lots of villains, lifted directly from Victorian literature. Right, and since we lifted lots of villains, lets also lift a bunch of other characters and make them heroes – kind of. And let’s set it in Victorian London. And then when it sounds totally ludicrous, let’s illustrate it with fantastically well-drawn images. So there too. And then let’s sell the rights to make a completely awful movie. Oops, ok, the last one was a pretty bad idea. But the comics are great.