There are some fine artists who just aren't good together. I was reminded of this recently when reading the latest BLACK WIDOW mini-series, pencilled by the magnificently talented SEAN PHILLIPS (Sleeper) and inked by the legendary Bill Sinkiewicz. Bad combination. Sinkiewicz simply overwhelmed Phillips, and not in a good way. Big disappointment. Two great talents, serious penciller-inker mismatch, imo.
Here are a few more candidates:
Steve Ditko inked by Dick Ayers
Joe Kubert inked by Murphy Anderson (see Atom & Hawkman #40, 41)
John Buscema inked by Vince Colletta
What are your notable "mismatches"? On the other hand, are there any penciller-inker collaborations you thought would be disasters that ended up being complementary?
Here's one such surprise. It's FRANK ROBBINS inked by P. CRAIG RUSSELL. Very nice, don't you think???