I am voting for Tom Palmer. No inker has graced as many issues of the Avengers as has Tom Palmer. He began over John Buscema's pencils in the late 1960's and had a tremendous run again in the 1980's-'90's. During the latter period he inked several different pencillers (including Buscema again) and gave the book a consistent look, much as Joe Sinnott did for the Fantastic Four through the 1960's-'70's.
When I think of some of my favorite Avengers stories, and of the way the characters look in my mind, more often than not it's Tom Palmer's contributions that factor into those images.
I went with Heck on the other poll, so I'm going with a writer here.
For me, it comes down to a tough choice between Shooter and Stern. Both are wonderful writers who effectively intertwine the personal and the universal. Under Siege was a true Avengers classic, as was the Korvac Saga (Michelinie deserves kudos for this too of course)...but for me, US had the greater emotional impact. So for this poll, my vote goes to Stern.
i really love these polls, but for the "hall of fame" voting, is it a reflection of the creator's Avengers work only, or how we rate them in general???
As we've done this in the past, consideration for the Hall of Fame was based on creators' work in the Avengers (or WCA, or Solo Avengers, etc.) but not in individual Avengers' books (ie Cap, Thor, Iron Man, etc.).