To say Christopher Priest is a groundbreaking comics creator is understatement. Not only was Priest the first African American editor in the comics industry, but he was probably the youngest editor ever. His bibliography is impressive, having worked for Marvel, DC and a bunch of other publishers as both an editor and writer. In addition, he is one of the founders of Milestone. Check out his website Lamercie Park for more information about his career. His essays about working in and surviving the industry are unbelievable.