In 2003's JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR # 39, Neal Adams, an artist as influential and revered in his own right as any comic artist ever has been, explains that he did not always appreciate the art of Jack "King" Kirby. "It was the CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN with Wally Wood's inking that made Kirby palatable to me." He calls the Kirby/Wood combination "fantastic" and describes it as "a new style of comic art to my eyes." Adams concludes with, "So the first coming of Jack's importance in the field to me came from Wood's magical filter." I keep tellin you, Wood was Kirby's best inker! Apparently I'm not the only one who thought this.