I’ll have to look up Larime Taylor’s work.
For me, the obvious answer is Grant Morrison. He made it OK to like weird superheroes again when everyone else was doing grim non-powered urban vigilantes. Pete Milligan’s up there too. Shade, Doom Patrol and Zenith were much needed at the time.
The more interesting answer is Steve Gerber.
He was writing this kind of weird shit way before, back in the 1970s, when comics were just cheap pulp fiction for kids. I am forever grateful for the fact that he didn’t talk down to his audience, but gave us complicated muddled bizarre storylines like:
Guardians of the Galaxy - Vance Astro’s mind ends up in a humanoid planet after a nervous breakdown. Nikki astrally projects thanks to some kind of space buddha cult and they save the day basically by shagging each other at planetary scale (in a PG sense).
Defenders - Nighthawk’s brain gets cut out by the Headmen and sits in a petri dish, only he doesn’t realise this, and has some strange disembodied hallucinations…
Dardevil - teams up with Moondragon to fight “Mordecai Jones, the Dark Messiah” a manufactured cult leader with psychic powers, and Angarr the Screamer, a hippy with a hallucinogenic scream.
Gerber never said “this isn’t suitable for kids” and watered his work down, and it was brilliant. My 8-10 year old self lapped up his strange mix of psychedelia and world’weary cynicism. I wasn’t in the habit of checking writer credits at the time, but looking back, most of the good stuff from my childhood was down to one guy.