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who's your favorite writer? Options
angelc0p
Posted: Friday, April 17, 2009 12:32:55 AM

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I am looking for some good story lines past or present. So I decided to ask the question who's your favorite writer? Right now ed brubaker is my favorite marvel writer and geoff johns is my favorite dc writer. gaimans sandman ranks up there in my favorites of all time.
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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2009 12:57:34 AM

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I pretty much read comics based on the writer. Obviously, Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman are tops. But as far as regular superhero stuff, Kurt Busiek is my favorite, closely followed by Peter David. As far as the big stuff, Astro City and Marvels are Busiek's masterworks. Peter David is known for his Hulk run, and I loved Young Justice. Also, if you haven't read Top 10 by Alan Moore it's fantastic.

A few good series that are lesser known but are awesome: SpyBoy by Peter David, and Untold Tales of Spider-Man by Busiek. Smoke & Mirrors is not a comic book, it's a book of short stories by Neil Gaiman, and it's FANTASTIC. I think I have at least 2 of the stories from that book in comic adaptations. Murder Mysteries is not technically tied to Sandman continuity, but Winking Winking it's Lucifer's origin.

Ed Brubaker writes a very different style than Busiek, but he is very similar in the way that he can humanize a superhero. It doesn't matter how different from a regular human being Superman is, those guys will make you relate to him in ways you never thought you could.

Basically I told Steve at Third Eye Comics to pull me anything Busiek writes because he's awesome. I keep meaning to get around to reading his Avengers run from the late 90s-early 2000s (I've probably had every issue and sold them 5 times over by now!), but it is supposed to be great. He was also writing a fantastic Iron Man at the time.

Oh, and I'm rambling, but Ty Templeton's run on the Batman Adventures books (Batman Adventures, Batman & Robin Adventures, Gotham Adventures) was fantastic. Every single book was a full story, no multi-parters, and every single one was great. It just kept getting better and better until it got canceled for "The Batman" which sucked ass! I will say it: When Gotham Adventures was coming out, it was the best book coming out at that time. I don't know how you can write a story that is both insanely deep and light-hearted at the same time, but he did it.

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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2009 2:34:24 AM

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Geoff Johns is my favorite writer of all-time!

His JSA is phenomenal and a massively long-run, GL: Rebirth is one of the greatest comic stories of all-time, and his run on the relaunched Green Lantern series has been equally as impressive. His run on Flash was pretty dang good too, although IMO it still doesn't pass Mark Waid's run, he defined Wally as The Flash. I really enjoyed Infinite Crisis despite other's people's dislike for it; and I realize it was a group effort on that one. I LOVED Final Crisis: Rogue's Revenge. I want an ongoing with the Rogue's now, becuase of it. So far, Legion of 3 Worlds has been enjoyable as well, and I'm not even a LOSH fan! I can't wait for GL: Blackest Night and the rest of Flash: Rebirth!

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punisherfan1138
Posted: Friday, April 17, 2009 10:58:46 AM
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Oooh, it's a dead heat between Gerry Conway, Chuck Dixon, Steven Grant, Mike Baron, and Garth Ennis.
ninjapirategear
Posted: Friday, April 17, 2009 11:13:08 AM

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I love Chuck Dixon! I remember when he was writing Batman, Detective, Nightwing, Robin, and Catwoman, Birds of Prey and Green Arrow at the same time, and life was sweet!!

And Ennis' run on Punisher was fantastic. I've been meaning to read Preacher, and I think this collection I just bought has a complete run, so that will be sweet.

I originally liked Geoff Johns a lot, but I just can't get into his work that much anymore. I mean, I read GL, it's good, but he's got like Mark Waid-itis where he's just stretched too thin. The dude writes EVERY FRICKIN BOOK IN DC. When he was just some dude writing Flash and he could pour his heart and soul into Flash, it was amazing! But when you let him write the whole DCU he turns into a supergeek and all of a sudden continuity is valued over story, and that's just not interesting to me.

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Warren Ellis.

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ukblueky
Posted: Friday, April 17, 2009 10:15:03 PM

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SwiftMann wrote:
Warren Ellis.


I second that.

Warren Ellis's recent run on Thunderbolts was incredible.
JMS is doing the best work of his life on Thor.
Of course Brubaker on Captain America is deservingly in everyones top three.
Houston had a tremendous run on the first dozen or so issues of the new volume of Moon Knight.
I can't recall off the top of my head who wrote it but Project Superpowers volume one was one of the greatest arcs in comic history.
If you haven't read it Kingdom Come written by Waid is outstanding.

cleafus
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Brubaker, Claremont, and Moore are some of my top favorites.

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DGarman
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Brubaker and Ennis
fenix1977
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009 2:43:23 AM

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Brubaker, Enis, Dixon and a sentimental fav...Stan Lee cause he still kicks much arse...



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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009 3:09:13 AM

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fenix1977
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009 4:57:55 AM

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I wish Peter Hamilton would do a comic book...that would just kick all kinds of a$$!



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Capekiller
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009 7:12:26 AM

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I love Brian Michael Bendis.

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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009 7:22:32 AM

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Peter David, Greg Pak & Marc Guggenheim



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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009 8:03:36 AM

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SpidermanGeek wrote:
Peter David, Greg Pak & Marc Guggenheim


oooooo i forgot about those guys. their great writters as well. peter david is a ledged how could i forget him.D'oh

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epcomics
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009 10:18:52 AM

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Alan Moore, Dennis O Neil, Stan Lee, Neil Gaiman, Ed Brubaker, Will Eisner and Geoff Johns.

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right now...abnett and lanning
all-time....stan the man





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punisherfan1138
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009 10:44:36 AM
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dunleavy75 wrote:
right now...abnett and lanning


What have Dan & Andy been up to lately? They wrote some great Punisher stories back in the day.Cool
ninjapirategear
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009 11:02:30 AM

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I think Stan is overrated. I think in an editorial aspect, he is great and he's got a great sense of what his audience wants to see, and he has (had?) good ideas, but I don't think he is a writer. If you plot a story with an artist and he draws the whole thing without a script, the artist is the writer. As an editor, Stan was great, but as a writer, everything I've read that he actually wrote has really sucked. Also, how come he never writes anything by himself?? It's always, "Stan Lee with..." Look at the Just Imagine stuff, and the Ultimate novels where he rewrote character origins (from the late 90s). And the Spider-Man comic strip is LAME.

I don't want to hate on Stan, but I can't help it!!

Also, Stan, thanks for the no-prize, I'm sorry I hated on you!!

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punisherfan1138 wrote:
dunleavy75 wrote:
right now...abnett and lanning


What have Dan & Andy been up to lately? They wrote some great Punisher stories back in the day.Cool



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