John Buscema was a renowned comic book artist for more than 50 years. He is primarily know for his work on The Avengers, Thor, Fantastic Four, Conan, and the Silver Surfer. Buscema’s superb drawing ability earned him a reputation as an artist's artist, and he has been called the Michelangelo of Comics. His influences include Cartoonists Hal Foster (Tarzan and Prince Valiant), Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon), Milton Caniff (Terry and the Pirates), as well as many of the great early 20th century illustrators like N.C. Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, and Dean Cornwell. Buscema was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame the same year he died.