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#1 Posted by xxxddd (3572 posts) - - Show Bio


#2 Posted by xxxddd (3572 posts) - - Show Bio

Strictly comicbook writers.

#3 Edited by drgnx (3562 posts) - - Show Bio

I was under the impression that it is pretty much the same pool of writers (over time)....

#4 Posted by xxxddd (3572 posts) - - Show Bio

@drgnx: Some writers are exclusively contracted to write for only one company, like how Geoff Johns has a contract to where he only writes for DC.

#5 Posted by badgame (41 posts) - - Show Bio

DC

#6 Posted by FiguredOut95 (379 posts) - - Show Bio

Jason Aaron is my favorite, although overall I am going DC.

#7 Posted by Sethlol (1296 posts) - - Show Bio

Tough one.

Maybe DC.

#8 Posted by Manwhohaseverything (1888 posts) - - Show Bio

Right now...DC.

All-time..too close to call, but most "legendary writers" the last thirty years cut their teeth at Marvel (Byrne, Miller, Conway, etc...)

#9 Posted by Jake Fury (18414 posts) - - Show Bio

Currently DC has a but more depth. Not to say Marvel doesn't have quality guys but the DC talent pool is deeper at the moment.

#10 Posted by drgnx (3562 posts) - - Show Bio

@xxxddd: Hmm okay, well only really read DC myself.

#11 Posted by xxxddd (3572 posts) - - Show Bio

@drgnx: Is it because that DC has better writers?

#12 Posted by Impala (264 posts) - - Show Bio

I say DC has better writers

#13 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know...

DC has Snyder, Azzarello, and Morrison.

Marvel has Waid, Slott, and Hickman

...I may have to give Marvel this one...

#14 Posted by TheCannon (18326 posts) - - Show Bio

Currently, DC. Geoff Johns solos.

All time, Marvel.

#15 Posted by TDK_1997 (14718 posts) - - Show Bio

I should say DC right now.They have Snyder,Azzarello,Johns,Lemire and other great writers.

#16 Posted by drgnx (3562 posts) - - Show Bio

@xxxddd said:

@drgnx: Is it because that DC has better writers?

No, I think they both have good writers, I think DC has a much more interesting top lineup of heroes and villains while marvel has an overall better spread (so on a list (my list) of 100, most of the top 15-20 spots might go to DC, but there might more 60+ Marvel characters on the overall list).

#17 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

marvel cause of jonathan  hickman 

#18 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, I forgot about Lemeire........ So torn.

#19 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14596 posts) - - Show Bio

DC, because Johns made Aquaman a intresting character, the man deserves a Eisner award and job for the IMF.

#20 Posted by Eternal19 (2076 posts) - - Show Bio

@DarkKnightDetective said:

DC, because Johns made Aquaman a intresting character, the man deserves a Eisner award and job for the IMF.

this. He also made Green Lantern interesting again, had a pretty good run on the flash, and made Action Comics a readable book again. I honestly dont know where DC would be without Johns.

#21 Posted by xxxddd (3572 posts) - - Show Bio

@Eternal19 said:

@DarkKnightDetective said:

DC, because Johns made Aquaman a intresting character, the man deserves a Eisner award and job for the IMF.

this. He also made Green Lantern interesting again, had a pretty good run on the flash, and made Action Comics a readable book again. I honestly dont know where DC would be without Johns.

In a pot hole wishing for a miracle.

@TDK_1997 said:

I should say DC right now.They have Snyder,Azzarello,Johns,Lemire and other great writers.

I agree. Marvel only has........

well, Mark Waid.

#22 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@xxxddd said:

I agree. Marvel only has........

well, Mark Waid.

While I agree, Mark Waid's the best writer working at Marvel right now, you've also got Hickman and Slott.

Personally, I might just give it to DC because of some reasons listed before, but even thinking about Waid's DD or Hickman's FF work or Slott's epic Spider-Man run, makes me do a double take.

#23 Posted by Chronus (1115 posts) - - Show Bio

DC.

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

Right now, definitely DC.

#25 Posted by TDK_1997 (14718 posts) - - Show Bio

@xxxddd said:

@TDK_1997 said:

I should say DC right now.They have Snyder,Azzarello,Johns,Lemire and other great writers.

I agree. Marvel only has........

well, Mark Waid.

They also have Jonathan Hickman and Dan Slott.

#26 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14596 posts) - - Show Bio

@TDK_1997 said:

@xxxddd said:

@TDK_1997 said:

I should say DC right now.They have Snyder,Azzarello,Johns,Lemire and other great writers.

I agree. Marvel only has........

well, Mark Waid.

They also have Jonathan Hickman and Dan Slott.

Well, he sort of is screwing over Spider-man sooooooo...................

#27 Edited by longbowhunter (7048 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted Marvel but lets do the math. First lets take Brubaker, Rucka and Morrison off the table. All 3 still have work coming out at the moment, but are on their way out of mainstream comics all together. Top writers are not necessarily the best or my favorite but they're the one's writing the flag ship books at the moment or in some cases have big followings. Honorable mentions are the work horses. Great writers turning out great stories and never getting top billing. New comers are writers making their debut in comics or jumping ship from independents. Disclaimer: A lot of this is opinion so please dont send me your petty complaints.

DC's Top Writers:

Geoff Johns

Brian Azzerello

Scott Snyder

Jeff Lemire

James Robinson

Scott Lobdell

J.M. Straczynski

Andy Diggle

Honorable Mentions; Bill Willingham, Gail Simone, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Gregg Hurwittz, Kyle Higgins, Justin & Jimmy, Peter Tomasi, Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens, Tony Bedard, Peter Milligan, Fabian Nicieza, China Mieville

New comers; James Tynion IV, Justin Jordan, John Layman, Robert Venditti

MARVEL's Top Writers:

Brian Michael Bendis

Johnathan Hickman

Rick Remender

Matt Fraction

Jason Aaron

Mark Waid

Kieron Gillen

Dan Slott

Jeph Loeb

Nick Spencer

Brian Wood

Garth Ennis

Honorable Mentions; Jeff Parker, Greg Pak, Peter David, Chris Yost, Christos Gage, Cullen Bunn, David Lapham, Marjorie Liu.

New comers; Simon Spurrier, Sam Humphries, Dennis Hopeless, Joe Keatinge,

It seems Marvel certainly has a monopoly on the big names in comics. DC has a smaller stable of big name writers with larger work loads.

#28 Posted by TDK_1997 (14718 posts) - - Show Bio

@DarkKnightDetective said:

@TDK_1997 said:

@xxxddd said:

@TDK_1997 said:

I should say DC right now.They have Snyder,Azzarello,Johns,Lemire and other great writers.

I agree. Marvel only has........

well, Mark Waid.

They also have Jonathan Hickman and Dan Slott.

Well, he sort of is screwing over Spider-man sooooooo...................

Besides that he has made some pretty great Spider-Man stories.

#29 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14596 posts) - - Show Bio

@TDK_1997: That he has.

#30 Posted by Billy Batson (57969 posts) - - Show Bio

@longbowhunter:

No mention of China Miéville for DC?
BB

#31 Posted by longbowhunter (7048 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson: There were several writers I left off the list for various reasons. Ann Nocenti, Andrew Keisberg, JT Krul...etc. But China deserves a spot. I like Dial H quite a bit.

#32 Posted by xxxddd (3572 posts) - - Show Bio

@drgnx: What is an IMF?

#33 Posted by xxxddd (3572 posts) - - Show Bio

@longbowhunter: I don't think Bendis should be in the list of excellent writers anymore.

I stopped reading his runs after Ultimate Fantastic Four.

#34 Posted by drgnx (3562 posts) - - Show Bio

@xxxddd said:

@drgnx: What is an IMF?

@DarkKnightDetective said:

DC, because Johns made Aquaman a intresting character, the man deserves a Eisner award and job for the IMF.

#35 Posted by xxxddd (3572 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson:

Would you still consider Bendis a excellent writer?

@DarkKnightDetective said:

DC, because Johns made Aquaman a intresting character, the man deserves a Eisner award and job for the IMF.

What does IMF stand for?

#36 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14596 posts) - - Show Bio

@drgnx: @xxxddd:

Impossible Mission Force.

#37 Posted by entropy_aegis (15250 posts) - - Show Bio

@xxxddd: He means well known writers whose work sells,not necessarily good ones or else Loeb wouldn't even have been mentioned.

#38 Posted by MysteriousUsername (1210 posts) - - Show Bio

@xxxddd said:

@longbowhunter: I don't think Bendis should be in the list of excellent writers anymore.

I stopped reading his runs after Ultimate Fantastic Four.

I can't speak for his current stuff but his old stuff is great. Hopefully once he stops writing every Marvel title at once he can get back to doing more stuff in the same style as Alias or his Daredevil run.

#39 Posted by xxxddd (3572 posts) - - Show Bio

@DarkKnightDetective said:

@drgnx: @xxxddd:

Impossible Mission Force.

What's a impossible mission force?

@entropy_aegis said:

@xxxddd: He means well known writers whose work sells,not necessarily good ones or else Loeb wouldn't even have been mentioned.

How is Loeb still employed?

#40 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14596 posts) - - Show Bio

@xxxddd: you have never seen Mission Impossible?

#41 Posted by longbowhunter (7048 posts) - - Show Bio

@xxxddd: Its a real shame. The Marvel color books and his Batman work was really great. Last things I read by him were Ultimates 3 and the first few issues of his Hulk run. Not good, and the reviews for anything more current get worse and worse.

#42 Posted by xxxddd (3572 posts) - - Show Bio

@DarkKnightDetective:

Yes.

Now I get it. You were saying Johns has done some stuff that seems impossible, that's why he should join the IMF.

#43 Posted by Elaine (20 posts) - - Show Bio

Over the years DC, which is why I went with them but right now neither is too hot.

#44 Posted by xxxddd (3572 posts) - - Show Bio

@Elaine: Do you hate each company's reboot?

@longbowhunter: I know, it seems Loeb put all of his talent into Batman: Hush then forgot good storytelling all together.

#45 Posted by longbowhunter (7048 posts) - - Show Bio

@xxxddd: It seems his writing took a dive after his son died in 2005. I cant say there is a direct correlation but something like that cant have a positive effect on you.

#46 Posted by xxxddd (3572 posts) - - Show Bio

@longbowhunter: Probably that is what caused Loeb to change.

Death of a close relative isn't a good thing.

#47 Posted by JediXMan (30367 posts) - - Show Bio

DC has Grant Morrison.

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#48 Posted by comicace3 (4820 posts) - - Show Bio

DC has batman in it DC for the win.

#49 Posted by benzino_x (37 posts) - - Show Bio

Of two my favourite writers at the moment one works for DC and one for Marvel.

#50 Posted by krspaceT (1473 posts) - - Show Bio

If its not the writers themselves, I almost feel as though the guys at DC guys might be better at working together than the Marvel ones