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#1 Posted by jonEsherfey (443 posts) - - Show Bio

There have been many great comic book writers over the years and I am curious which is your favorite.

#2 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

Ditko comes to mind

After that Mark Millar and Ellis

#3 Posted by The_Tree (7281 posts) - - Show Bio

Robert Kirkman is my favorite comic book writer.

#4 Posted by JediXMan (30310 posts) - - Show Bio

My top three:

Grant Morrison

Neil Gaiman

Alan Moore

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#5 Posted by hectorsquall (1137 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Tree said:

Robert Kirkman is my favorite comic book writer.

This! One of the few comic book writers that never disappointed his fans!

#6 Posted by dvader (18 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm new to comics, but so far I've been spoiled with the writing of Scott Snyder and Robert Kirkman. I'm sure they won't be considered "All Time Greats" right now, but man sometimes I find myself preferring their writing over some of the past great ones.

#7 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

Denny O'Neil

#8 Posted by The_Tree (7281 posts) - - Show Bio

@hectorsquall said:

@The_Tree said:

Robert Kirkman is my favorite comic book writer.

This! One of the few comic book writers that never disappointed his fans!

Yeah, he's great, and he's incredibly consistent. I've yet to read a book I didn't like from him.

#9 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8070 posts) - - Show Bio

Joe Hill And Stephen King, the American Vampire and Cape saga were surprisingly well written.

Though Neil Giman, Grant Morrison, and Rick Remender are in my tops :3

And only Bendis due to the Ultimate Spidey Arc.

#10 Posted by JediXMan (30310 posts) - - Show Bio

@hectorsquall said:

@The_Tree said:

Robert Kirkman is my favorite comic book writer.

This! One of the few comic book writers that never disappointed his fans!

He wrote the absolute worst arc(s) in Ultimate X-Men.

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#11 Posted by fingernail9 (27 posts) - - Show Bio

I never cared for writers much, just the artists when I was growing up. But after reading Watchmen, with its crappy art, and an awesome story, I realized how awesome writers were.

1. Mark Millar

2. Ed Brubaker

3. Jeph Loeb

#12 Posted by Manwhohaseverything (1877 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd say Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman. Let's not forget Stan Lee. Maybe not the "best" but obviously influential. Personally, I also like Scott Snyder and Mark Waid a lot. Back in "the day" Denny O'Neil and Steve Englehart had their runs. Lastly, I think Gerry Conway may be most under-appreciated. (Yikes, I'm dating myself...I might as well talk about Jim Shooter or Jim Starlin.)

#13 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Moore, Morrison, Gaiman, Ennis
  2. Miller, Millar, Waid, Ellis, Loeb (at his best)
  3. Byrne, Robinson, Johns (as long as he's not retconning)
#14 Posted by Superguy0009e (2265 posts) - - Show Bio

Stan Lee. Even though he was never the sole writer, he has been part of comics even in the begining.

#15 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

In no particular order

Neil Gaiman

Steve Ditko

Grant Morrison

And while maybe not an all time great: I really like Brian Wood as well

#16 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5835 posts) - - Show Bio
Neil Gaiman - His run on the "Sandman" series is just so legendary.
Joe Hill - His writing on the "Locke and Key" series is just so fantastic!
Chris Claremont (early one) - His earlier run on "X-Men" really helped shaped the X-Men into who they are today.
Joss Whedon - Not only was he awesome when doing "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," he was also brilliant in his run "Astonishing X-Men! "
#17 Posted by DocFatalis (1419 posts) - - Show Bio

Will Eisner, of course.

#18 Posted by jinxuandi (595 posts) - - Show Bio

Have to go with Stan Lee.

#19 Posted by KingofMadCows (345 posts) - - Show Bio

Paul Dini - Super underrated. Has huge range in the types of stories he can write. Great at writing stories that are just enjoyable and entertaining without trying to be "shocking" or "groundbreaking."

#20 Posted by Zomboid (740 posts) - - Show Bio

Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, and Mark Waid. Honorable mentions to Jeph Loeb and Frank Miller (back in the day).

#21 Posted by joeagentofhand1 (4362 posts) - - Show Bio

Alan Moore

#22 Edited by xxYoungFatexx (99 posts) - - Show Bio

For me, it has to be Gardner Fox. My number one filled with bias, as he is also my favorite.

#23 Posted by cyberninja (10413 posts) - - Show Bio

Gaiman, Moore, and Morrison. 

#24 Posted by RainEffect (3240 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't believe people are saying Grant Morrison. Someone give me one arc that can be put alongside other legendary works.
 
Chuck Dixon - Truly was an architect of Batman. He wrote Knightfall, Cataclysm, No Man's Land. He was, truthfully, the first writer to really punish Batman. To see what happens when you break the seemingly unbreakable.

#25 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14594 posts) - - Show Bio

Mark Millar, Frank Miller, Robert Kirkman, Grant Morrison.

#26 Posted by entropy_aegis (15198 posts) - - Show Bio

@RainEffect said:

I can't believe people are saying Grant Morrison. Someone give me one arc that can be put alongside other legendary works.

Chuck Dixon - Truly was an architect of Batman. He wrote Knightfall, Cataclysm, No Man's Land. He was, truthfully, the first writer to really punish Batman. To see what happens when you break the seemingly unbreakable.

Batman RIP,All Star Superman.

Dixon did'nt write NML or Cataclysm,that was Rucka's baby.

#27 Posted by Madame_Mist (1325 posts) - - Show Bio

ellis, claremont, whedon and morrison

#28 Posted by Saren (25616 posts) - - Show Bio

Ellis and Gaiman.

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#29 Posted by JohnnyWalker (821 posts) - - Show Bio

gail simone rocks. and wheddon.

#30 Posted by davelecave (1113 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not saying he's the 'greatest', but Brian K. Vaughn is up there for me. Everything he writes draws me in.

#31 Edited by gravitypress (2069 posts) - - Show Bio

Walt Simonson - Thor/FF

Garth Ennis - Punisher

Frank Miller - Daredevil

Peter David - Hulk

Mike Baron - Badger

Mignolia - Hellboy

Its hard to pick a favorite because writers seem to fit a certain character more than others. I could go on with the list but you all get the point.

#32 Posted by daredevil21134 (11462 posts) - - Show Bio

Frank Miller

#33 Posted by celtsfan75 (6 posts) - - Show Bio

Bill Watterson

#34 Posted by Cap10nate (2231 posts) - - Show Bio

Ed Brubaker and Mark Millar for me

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#35 Posted by Jakesully1981 (281 posts) - - Show Bio

Alan Moore, Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Robert Kirkman and many more.

#36 Edited by Mucklefluga (2545 posts) - - Show Bio

There isn't a "greatest writer (singular)", lots of different writers have done fantastic work on various characters and not everyone has the same favourite character or style of writing, so everyone's opinion will be very individual and diverse.

#37 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

Scott Snyder- Court of Owls.

#38 Posted by rorschachsjournal (5 posts) - - Show Bio

   
1.ALAN FRICKING MOORE, watchmen, V for vendetta.
 
2.Mark Millar ,though i'm biased,hes Scottish but, i really like his work  
 
3.Stan lee, 'nuff said.

#39 Posted by mettlekm (417 posts) - - Show Bio

Kirkman, Vaughan, Hickman and an old school shout out for Claremont.

#40 Posted by IrishX (2354 posts) - - Show Bio
@gravitypress said:

Frank Miller - Daredevil / (Sin City - "The Hard Goodbye")

Mignola - Hellboy

Good to see someone say Mignola.
 
Watchmen and V for Vendetta.... 
#41 Posted by FullmetalChobit (218 posts) - - Show Bio

Geoff Johns, Alan Moore and Peter David. :)

#42 Posted by jonEsherfey (443 posts) - - Show Bio

bump

#43 Posted by TDK_1997 (14685 posts) - - Show Bio

Grant Morrison,Mark Waid,Neil Gaiman,Alan Moore.

#44 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7704 posts) - - Show Bio

So many so great.

#45 Posted by RainEffect (3240 posts) - - Show Bio
@entropy_aegis said:

@RainEffect said:

I can't believe people are saying Grant Morrison. Someone give me one arc that can be put alongside other legendary works.

Chuck Dixon - Truly was an architect of Batman. He wrote Knightfall, Cataclysm, No Man's Land. He was, truthfully, the first writer to really punish Batman. To see what happens when you break the seemingly unbreakable.

Batman RIP,All Star Superman.

Dixon did'nt write NML or Cataclysm,that was Rucka's baby.

Wait, I swear Dixon wrote NML?  According to Wikipedia -
 

and to Dixon working on Detective Comics from #644-738 through the major Batman stories KnightFall & KnightsEnd (for which he helped create the key character of Bane), DC One Million, Contagion, Legacy, Cataclysm and No Man's Land. Much of his run was illustrated by Graham Nolan.

#46 Posted by htb106 (1641 posts) - - Show Bio

Stan Lee, Grant Morrison is second.

#47 Posted by Backflip (2262 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Grant Morrison

2. Mark Millar

3. Joss Whedon

4. Johnathan Hickman

5. Alan Moore

#48 Posted by _Zombie_ (10394 posts) - - Show Bio

This is entirely subjective.

That said, my personal favorite would be Ed Brubaker.

#49 Posted by entropy_aegis (15198 posts) - - Show Bio

@RainEffect said:

@entropy_aegis said:

@RainEffect said:

I can't believe people are saying Grant Morrison. Someone give me one arc that can be put alongside other legendary works.

Chuck Dixon - Truly was an architect of Batman. He wrote Knightfall, Cataclysm, No Man's Land. He was, truthfully, the first writer to really punish Batman. To see what happens when you break the seemingly unbreakable.

Batman RIP,All Star Superman.

Dixon did'nt write NML or Cataclysm,that was Rucka's baby.

Wait, I swear Dixon wrote NML? According to Wikipedia -

and to Dixon working on Detective Comics from #644-738 through the major Batman stories KnightFall & KnightsEnd (for which he helped create the key character of Bane), DC One Million, Contagion, Legacy, Cataclysm and No Man's Land. Much of his run was illustrated by Graham Nolan.

Rucka was behind NML,since it was a huge crossover many others wrote parts of it as well including Dixon,Grayson,Puckett etc.

#50 Edited by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

GRANT MORRISON

Alan Moore a close second, but Morrison is the best.