The Greatest Comic book writer ever

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#1 Posted by Assimilation (955 posts) - - Show Bio

I recently discovered the power of Alan Moore in V for Vendetta, and then bought his DC collection and Watchmen, and I have officially become hooked on this Hobo-looking writers work. He is a freaking Genius.

#2 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio

Assimilation says:

"I recently discovered the power of Alan Moore in V for Vendetta, and then bought his DC collection and Watchmen, and I have officially become hooked on this Hobo-looking writers work. He is a freaking Genius."

I have V For Vendetta. Brilliant book. IMO, the best writers are:

Bendis

Moore

Miller.

#3 Posted by Assimilation (955 posts) - - Show Bio

Sparda says:

"Assimilation says:
"I recently discovered the power of Alan Moore in V for Vendetta, and then bought his DC collection and Watchmen, and I have officially become hooked on this Hobo-looking writers work. He is a freaking Genius."
I have V For Vendetta. Brilliant book. IMO, the best writers are: Bendis Moore Miller."

Love Miller as well. I've heard of Bendis but have truly never read anything by him

#4 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio

Assimilation says:

"Sparda says:
"Assimilation says:
"I recently discovered the power of Alan Moore in V for Vendetta, and then bought his DC collection and Watchmen, and I have officially become hooked on this Hobo-looking writers work. He is a freaking Genius."
I have V For Vendetta. Brilliant book. IMO, the best writers are: Bendis Moore Miller."
Love Miller as well. I've heard of Bendis but have truly never read anything by him"

Ultimate Spider-man has constant good writing. And, let's not forget, Stan Lee.

#5 Posted by Assimilation (955 posts) - - Show Bio

Sparda says:

"Assimilation says:
"Sparda says:
"Assimilation says:
"I recently discovered the power of Alan Moore in V for Vendetta, and then bought his DC collection and Watchmen, and I have officially become hooked on this Hobo-looking writers work. He is a freaking Genius."
I have V For Vendetta. Brilliant book. IMO, the best writers are: Bendis Moore Miller."
Love Miller as well. I've heard of Bendis but have truly never read anything by him"
Ultimate Spider-man has constant good writing. And, let's not forget, Stan Lee."
O, never mind. I've read the ultimate Spider-man. Stan lee was a Genius, but I still belve that Alan moore has a little on him, though that little may be equivilant to your respect of superman
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#6 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio

Assimilation says:

"Sparda says:
"Assimilation says:
"Sparda says:
"Assimilation says:
"I recently discovered the power of Alan Moore in V for Vendetta, and then bought his DC collection and Watchmen, and I have officially become hooked on this Hobo-looking writers work. He is a freaking Genius."
I have V For Vendetta. Brilliant book. IMO, the best writers are: Bendis Moore Miller."
Love Miller as well. I've heard of Bendis but have truly never read anything by him"
Ultimate Spider-man has constant good writing. And, let's not forget, Stan Lee."
O, never mind. I've read the ultimate Spider-man. Stan lee was a Genius, but I still belve that Alan moore has a little on him, though that little may be equivilant to your respect of superman
Post Edited:2007-09-03 20:50:06"

drum beats

#7 Posted by Assimilation (955 posts) - - Show Bio

Sparda says:

"Assimilation says:
"Sparda says:
"Assimilation says:
"Sparda says:
"Assimilation says:
"I recently discovered the power of Alan Moore in V for Vendetta, and then bought his DC collection and Watchmen, and I have officially become hooked on this Hobo-looking writers work. He is a freaking Genius."
I have V For Vendetta. Brilliant book. IMO, the best writers are: Bendis Moore Miller."
Love Miller as well. I've heard of Bendis but have truly never read anything by him"
Ultimate Spider-man has constant good writing. And, let's not forget, Stan Lee."
O, never mind. I've read the ultimate Spider-man. Stan lee was a Genius, but I still belve that Alan moore has a little on him, though that little may be equivilant to your respect of superman
Post Edited:2007-09-03 20:50:06"
*drum beats*"

what?

#8 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio

Assimilation says:

"Sparda says:
"Assimilation says:
"Sparda says:
"Assimilation says:
"Sparda says:
"Assimilation says:
"I recently discovered the power of Alan Moore in V for Vendetta, and then bought his DC collection and Watchmen, and I have officially become hooked on this Hobo-looking writers work. He is a freaking Genius."
I have V For Vendetta. Brilliant book. IMO, the best writers are: Bendis Moore Miller."
Love Miller as well. I've heard of Bendis but have truly never read anything by him"
Ultimate Spider-man has constant good writing. And, let's not forget, Stan Lee."
O, never mind. I've read the ultimate Spider-man. Stan lee was a Genius, but I still belve that Alan moore has a little on him, though that little may be equivilant to your respect of superman
Post Edited:2007-09-03 20:50:06"
*drum beats*"
what?"

Y'know? Like in comedy clubs? Guy makes a joke, then badbom pssshh!

#9 Posted by Goki (457 posts) - - Show Bio

Ross

Miller

Moore

#10 Posted by Li'l T-bo (145 posts) - - Show Bio

ELLIS

Ennis

Azzarello

#11 Posted by crazy spidey (3489 posts) - - Show Bio

lets here it for Giaman and MIller

#12 Posted by crazy spidey (3489 posts) - - Show Bio

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#13 Posted by The Enigma (1882 posts) - - Show Bio

I have mixed opinions about this guy: I hated 'V for Vendetta' (both the film and the graphic novel), but I really do like 'Batman: The Killing Joke'.


I don't think he's a genius as has been stated, but I do think he is a very good writer.
#14 Posted by Mighty Thorion (797 posts) - - Show Bio

If you're talking best ever and not just the last 20 years, then Stan Lee, Gardner Fox and Roy Thomas come into the equation. without the efforts of these guys you probably wouldn't have the modern great writers.

#15 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

Moore is good...

but don't forget Ennis or people like Greg Rucka who really shine when it comes to truly epic stories

M

#16 Posted by Slinger (7640 posts) - - Show Bio

J Michael Straczynski is a modern great, I think he gets overlooked.

#17 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio
Slinger said:
"J Michael Straczynski is a modern great, I think he gets overlooked.
"

no, he doesn't get overlooked, we just accept him as God unquestionably after Babylon 5 lol

M
#18 Posted by The Enigma (1882 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok my favorite writer atm is Geoff Johns, but I really like Grant Morrison and George Perez.

#19 Posted by Resonate (15054 posts) - - Show Bio

I do think that Alan Moore is amazing, and Ive only read Watchmen from him, heh

#20 Posted by Gottheit (3473 posts) - - Show Bio

The only writer I feel can even be mentioned along with Moore is Grant Morrison. Alan Moore's work...every time I read it, I think it's the greatest thing ever, then he comes out with something else, and tops that. Who here has dabbled in Promethea?

#21 Posted by Resonate (15054 posts) - - Show Bio
Gottheit said:
"The only writer I feel can even be mentioned along with Moore is Grant Morrison. Alan Moore's work...every time I read it, I think it's the greatest thing ever, then he comes out with something else, and tops that. Who here has dabbled in Promethea?"

 I need to... agggghhhh

beats self due to self impudence
#22 Posted by Mr President (26 posts) - - Show Bio

Stan Lee and Frank Miller

#23 Posted by Resonate (15054 posts) - - Show Bio

he shoots by them,

quality over quantity

#24 Posted by Savage_batman (344 posts) - - Show Bio
Goki said:
"

Ross

Miller

Moore

"
Yah man ross and moore and miller all the way
#25 Posted by Toastalchemist (169 posts) - - Show Bio

Alan moore is the best. Second best is mike mignola (creator of hellboy)

#26 Posted by TheDrifter (26555 posts) - - Show Bio

Stan Lee

Mark Millar

Garth Ennis

Daniel Way

Jason Aaron

than Moore.

Stan Lee > All

#27 Edited by Vance Astro (91238 posts) - - Show Bio

Stan Lee

Ed Brubraker
Warren Ellis
Grant Morrison
Brian Micheal Bendis
Brian Reed
Geoff Johns
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#28 Posted by inferiorego (24845 posts) - - Show Bio

My favorite writers:

Moore
Morrison
Mignola
Miller (Pre-Dark Knight Strikes Again)
Ellis
Ennis
Johns
Brubaker

As you can see, if your last name starts with M, you get an advantage.

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#30 Posted by Vance Astro (91238 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate Frank Miller.

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#31 Posted by TheDrifter (26555 posts) - - Show Bio
Vance Astro said:
"I hate Frank Miller."
THANK YOU
#32 Posted by Vance Astro (91238 posts) - - Show Bio
TheDrifter said:
"Vance Astro said:
"I hate Frank Miller."
THANK YOU"
He's a terrible writer.The Dark Knight Returns is the only good thing he has ever written.His Marvel Team-ups were terrible,His Batman and His Daredevil are the same guy and Marvel retconned most of what he wrote for Daredevil,All his female characters are whores or strippers and they are either treated like sh#t,raped,or killed,All his main male vigilante characters have the same attitude and almost always go to far causing someone to die.He likes for characters to hit women and embarrass them as well..His Spider-Man in Marvel Team-up punched Sue Storm in the face,more than once,His Daredevil was always fighting Elektra or embarrassing her,His All-Star Batman treated Black Canary like a dog..In fact All-Star Batman treated everyone like a dog.
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#33 Posted by HobGadling (706 posts) - - Show Bio

Neil Gaiman.

I like Moore a lot, though.  Watchmen and Swamp Thing probably put him at #2 for me.

#34 Posted by Gloom (3653 posts) - - Show Bio
HobGadling said:
"Neil Gaiman.

I like Moore a lot, though.  Watchmen and Swamp Thing probably put him at #2 for me."
Seconded.
#35 Posted by TheDrifter (26555 posts) - - Show Bio
Vance Astro said:
"TheDrifter said:
"Vance Astro said:
"I hate Frank Miller."
THANK YOU"
He's a terrible writer.The Dark Knight Returns is the only good thing he has ever written.His Marvel Team-ups were terrible,His Batman and His Daredevil are the same guy and Marvel retconned most of what he wrote for Daredevil,All his female characters are whores or strippers and they are either treated like sh#t,raped,or killed,All his main male vigilante characters have the same attitude and almost always go to far causing someone to die.He likes for characters to hit women and embarrass them as well..His Spider-Man in Marvel Team-up punched Sue Storm in the face,more than once,His Daredevil was always fighting Elektra or embarrassing her,His All-Star Batman treated Black Canary like a dog..In fact All-Star Batman treated everyone like a dog."
Amen to that.

Probably one of...if not the worse, writer I've seen.

#36 Posted by inferiorego (24845 posts) - - Show Bio
TheDrifter said:
"Vance Astro said:
"TheDrifter said:
"Vance Astro said:
"I hate Frank Miller."
THANK YOU"
He's a terrible writer.The Dark Knight Returns is the only good thing he has ever written.His Marvel Team-ups were terrible,His Batman and His Daredevil are the same guy and Marvel retconned most of what he wrote for Daredevil,All his female characters are whores or strippers and they are either treated like sh#t,raped,or killed,All his main male vigilante characters have the same attitude and almost always go to far causing someone to die.He likes for characters to hit women and embarrass them as well..His Spider-Man in Marvel Team-up punched Sue Storm in the face,more than once,His Daredevil was always fighting Elektra or embarrassing her,His All-Star Batman treated Black Canary like a dog..In fact All-Star Batman treated everyone like a dog."
Amen to that.

Probably one of...if not the worse, writer I've seen.

"
Claremont has, and always will beat him for worst writer, no matter how many times he writes "god-damned batman"
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#37 Posted by geraldthesloth (33313 posts) - - Show Bio

i hate frank miller he can't stop his love for hookers


Brubaker
Moore
Johns
Lee
and Morrisson

#38 Posted by capsvibranium (32 posts) - - Show Bio

obviously, it's just whatever floats your boat.  there are a lot of great writers out there.  but the one unarguable fact is that alan moore did more to change the comic book world than anyone, ever.  some may talk about the early guys, like stan lee, who kicked it all off, and of course they have to be recognized for their importance.  and then there are guys like frank miller who did a lot to bring back readers with edgier styles.  but moore took the graphic novel and turned it from pure entertainment to recognizable artistic literature.  you may hate watchmen, you may hate v for vendetta.  but there's a reason alan moore's name is alongside authors like hemingway and salinger on time's "100 greatest novels" list. 

#39 Posted by gunswordfist (2669 posts) - - Show Bio

Yep. Alan Moore is The Best Of The Best And Better Than The Rest

#40 Posted by gunswordfist (2669 posts) - - Show Bio

As for my other favorite writers:

Garth Ennis (Punisher Born and Punisher In The Beginning were sensational!)
Bendis (I didn't care for House Of M. The battles were the first and only I've seen that I couldn't tell what was going on and the story didn't fully take advantage of Mutants ruling over Humans at all. There was a hint of tension about that and then Wolverine and friends were off to take down Magneto. I mean seriously, they could have shown some Mutant agents going after Shang-Chi or something but NOOO!! And why didn't they...okay okay anyway, I really enjoyed reading New Avengers Vol. 1 and 2 (still need to read more) and I LOVE Ultimate Spider-Man so much! Such a great series. I need to continue that one too. And I got to check out Bendis' run on Daredevil)

Greg Pak (Planet Hulk is the best story I've ever read for my favorite superhero. 'Nuff said)
Koike (author of the only manga I've ever read in my life, the great classic Samurai Excutioner Vol. 1)
Fabian Nicieza (along with Punisher MAX and Ultimate Spider-Man, Cable/Deadpool is my absolute favorite series I haven't finished yet)

#41 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

Moore, Morrison, Johns, Straczinski, Rucka, my 5 personal favorites

Tomasi is on his way there

#42 Posted by Strafe Prower (11887 posts) - - Show Bio

Geoff Johns, and Stan Lee

Has Bob Harras been doing anything lately? I LOVED his Vision mini back in the day.
#43 Posted by Strafe Prower (11887 posts) - - Show Bio
Esther Cotillard LeBeau said:
"TheDrifter said:
"Vance Astro said:
"I hate Frank Miller."
THANK YOU"
OMG YES
I thought I was the only one who couldnt stand Sin City and 300. 
"
*kicks him in the shin* I LOVE 300!!! Sin City was ok...:)
#44 Posted by Strafe Prower (11887 posts) - - Show Bio
Esther Cotillard LeBeau said:
"First of all
I'm a girl

second

youre allowed to like garbage, its okay. LOL. I don't though.
"
1.Sorry, i'm still kinda new :)
2.We will just agree to disagree. Just don't say you like Bendis.
#45 Posted by gunswordfist (2669 posts) - - Show Bio
Strafe Prower said:
"Esther Cotillard LeBeau said:
"TheDrifter said:
"Vance Astro said:
"I hate Frank Miller."
THANK YOU"
OMG YES
I thought I was the only one who couldnt stand Sin City and 300. 
"
*kicks him in the shin* I LOVE 300!!! Sin City was ok...:)"
I KNOW I just read that Esther said she was a girl but *kicks him in the shin anyway* lol That's how much the 300 and Sin City movies rocks *kicks him harder*
#46 Posted by gunswordfist (2669 posts) - - Show Bio
Esther Cotillard LeBeau said:
"Ummmmm.....

Anyway 

Moore, Morrison, Dixon, Johns
"
No Miller? You don't like good comics?
#47 Posted by Strafe Prower (11887 posts) - - Show Bio
gunswordfist said:
"Esther Cotillard LeBeau said:
"Ummmmm.....

Anyway 

Moore, Morrison, Dixon, Johns
"
No Miller? You don't like good comics?"
At least she didn't put Bendis.
#48 Posted by gunswordfist (2669 posts) - - Show Bio
Strafe Prower said:
"gunswordfist said:
"Esther Cotillard LeBeau said:
"Ummmmm.....

Anyway 

Moore, Morrison, Dixon, Johns
"
No Miller? You don't like good comics?"
At least she didn't put Bendis."

You got that right. I'd have to kick him really hard for badmouthing Bendis. lol
#49 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

ouch lol

#50 Posted by BrainDawg (37 posts) - - Show Bio

In my opinion Alan Moore is the best writer based solely on his writing ability, others come close but each piece of work he does is brilliant or almost brilliant. Other writers have produced individual work that is on par with his and if we were discussing the greatest comic creation ever, it wouldn't just be his comics up for nomination, but if i had to vote for the best writer, well...

Grant Morrison, Frank Miller, Warren Ellis, Brian Bendis, Garth Ennis and Ed Brubaker ( among others, but i have to stop name-dropping somewhere : ) have all written some of the most popular and acclaimed work of the last 20 years but each guy has produced some utter shite as well.

As for Stan Lee, i must say that even though i love his work, ( and i'm not fond of people hatin on "The Man") the reason why he was great was not because he was a great writer, but simply because he was a great creator.

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