Who is the best superman writer?

#1 Edited by SOG7dc (7156 posts) - - Show Bio

Who do you think is the best?

#2 Posted by JLDoom (2310 posts) - - Show Bio

My favorite Superman stories are the ones by Geoff Johns so... yeah, that'd be my answer.

#3 Posted by SOG7dc (7156 posts) - - Show Bio

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#4 Edited by warlock360 (28050 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved Joe Kelly's run on Action comics' Emperor Joker, the world Superman got pulled into and what happened to Steel were just awesome to me.

#5 Edited by entropy_aegis (15312 posts) - - Show Bio

Grant Morrison,he's the best Batman writer,best Superman writer and within 2 years or so will be the best Wonder Woman writer.

#6 Edited by entropy_aegis (15312 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like to add that Jeph Loeb did a fantastic job with All Seasons,and this is coming from a guy who doesn't even care for his Batman work despite the praise it has gotten.

#7 Posted by TheAcidSkull (18032 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like to add that Jeph Loeb did a fantastic job with All Seasons,and this is coming from a guy who doesn't even care for his Batman work despite the praise it has gotten.

Wait you don't Like Jeph leobs Batman? i think it was good though :), well until he went insane, created Red Hulk, Destroyed The Marvel Animation studio and the Ultimate Universe :P

#8 Posted by entropy_aegis (15312 posts) - - Show Bio

@entropy_aegis said:

I'd like to add that Jeph Loeb did a fantastic job with All Seasons,and this is coming from a guy who doesn't even care for his Batman work despite the praise it has gotten.

Wait you don't Like Jeph leobs Batman? i think it was good though :), well until he went insane, created Red Hulk, Destroyed The Marvel Animation studio and the Ultimate Universe :P

It was good enough,but like Snyders work certain fans pretend as if Loeb reinvented the wheel.

#9 Edited by TheAcidSkull (18032 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull said:

@entropy_aegis said:

I'd like to add that Jeph Loeb did a fantastic job with All Seasons,and this is coming from a guy who doesn't even care for his Batman work despite the praise it has gotten.

Wait you don't Like Jeph leobs Batman? i think it was good though :), well until he went insane, created Red Hulk, Destroyed The Marvel Animation studio and the Ultimate Universe :P

It was good enough,but like Snyders work certain fans pretend as if Loeb reinvented the wheel.

OHHH i see :)

#10 Posted by Z3RO180 (6533 posts) - - Show Bio

Grant Morrison hands down. Though Scott Snyder is turning out some awesome stuff in Unchained.

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#11 Posted by Billy Batson (58021 posts) - - Show Bio

Elliot S! Maggin?
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#12 Posted by Squalleon (4608 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't really know.
Many writers have done justice to the man of steel.

  • Elliot S Maggin created some of the most memorable bronze age stories and themes like "must there be a Superman".
  • Grant Morrison gave a new breath to the character in his stories and he really understand him.
  • Mark Waid is both a fan and a great storyteller, he gave us the best origin of Superman to date. And i am sad to know that we won't have the chance to read something Superman related that it isn't Birthright from him.
  • Joe Kelly has left his mark on the character and his run is a fan favorite.
  • John Byrne personally i am not a fan of what he did to the character but he is considered a great superman storyteller.

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

Grant Morrison did good with All-star Superman, but his Action Comics run was mediocre. Geoff Johns and Johns Bryne's work on the character was more to my taste.

#14 Edited by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

loeb

#15 Edited by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642 (1992 posts) - - Show Bio

Top 15

1. Grant Morrison

2. Jeph Loeb

3. John Byrne

4. Mark Waid

5.Geoff Johns

6. Joe Kelly

7. Alan Moore

8. Brian Azzarello & Mark Millar

9. Elliot S Maggin

10. Dan Jurgens

11. Kurt Busiek

12. Roger Stern

13. Jerry Siegel

14. Louise Simonson

15. James Robinson & Greg Rucka

#16 Posted by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

@entropy_aegis said:

I'd like to add that Jeph Loeb did a fantastic job with All Seasons,and this is coming from a guy who doesn't even care for his Batman work despite the praise it has gotten.

Wait you don't Like Jeph leobs Batman? i think it was good though :), well until he went insane, created Red Hulk, Destroyed The Marvel Animation studio and the Ultimate Universe :P

Damn you Leob!

Waid is probably my favorite

#17 Edited by batmannflash (6219 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably Grant Morrison because of All-Star. Although Snyder could be doing something great in Superman Unchained

#18 Edited by SmashBrawler (5731 posts) - - Show Bio

The writers whose takes I've enjoyed the most have been Byrne, Johns and Morrison, all for different reasons. Byrne had some pretty good ideas about explaining some unanswered stuff from Superman's mythos and I liked the focus on Superman's supporting cast, something other writers kept doing for some time after he left. Johns introduced one of the coolest settings Superman ever had. Some people may not have liked the Donnerverse/Silver Age mash-up but I thought it was fun. Great stories too. Finally, aside from writing All Star Superman, Morrison gave Superman those "bigger than life" threats I've always felt Supes should face, aside from some pretty cool concepts like having Red K give hallucinations instead of messing with Kryptonian DNA. Also, Dr. Xa-Du is awesome, we need to see more from the guy who wants to unleash a superzombie apocalypse on Earth.

@entropy_aegis said:

I'd like to add that Jeph Loeb did a fantastic job with All Seasons,and this is coming from a guy who doesn't even care for his Batman work despite the praise it has gotten.

All Seasons was pretty good but his Superman run was terrible. Parasite shapeshifting into Lois Lane and having implied sex with Lex Luthor? That did... so not happen.

#19 Posted by entropy_aegis (15312 posts) - - Show Bio

@smashbrawler: Damn you,I tried so hard to forget Our Worlds at War era,seriously it completely escaped my mind that Loeb wrote Superman during that terrible period.

#20 Posted by QueenCorp15 (1034 posts) - - Show Bio

For me without a doubt mark waids birthright is my favorite superman story to date. I liked grant morrisons all star but i dont think its as great as everyone says it is then i liked john byrnes run too

#21 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

I have yet to read anything with Maggins...So Morrison.

#22 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

Mark Waid solely because of Birthright.

Morrison with the majority of his New 52 Action Comics run and All-Star Superman.

Brian Azzarello with For Tomorrow.

Alan Moore for Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow and For the Man who has Everything,

Joe Kelly for What's so Funny about Truth, Justice and the American Way.

This is just simplifications or my favourite works from these writers revolving Superman.

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