Creators worth following from book to book
Any true die-hard comic reader knows: you don't follow the character, you follow the writer and/or artist. A great character is only great while in competent hands. Like a good director being able to get a good performance out of a bad actor, a good comic writer can make you care about characters you never gave notice. Likewise, a bad writer can take a beloved character and churn out some terrible stories that will be reviled for years to come (see Chuck Austen's run on X-Men, Daniel Way's Wolverine: Origins, etc).
So here are my picks for talents worth following. Trying to focus a bit more on talents who are still active, but definitely with an eye on some who only pop up every once in a while.