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My Favorite Comic Writers

So instead of going into all the comic books I've been reading (believe me there are a lot), I'm going to talk about my favorite comic writers.

Some comic creators that I can honestly say that I'm huge fans of right now....

1) Alan Moore - Writer for V for Vendetta and Watchmen. I have to say he is the best there is. Everything I've read of his so far has just been incredible. I love his work and continue to seek out everything he's written.

2) Frank Miller - I love the Sin City series. I think I've read the books. And I love them all, although I think A Dame to Kill For is my favorite, but of course I still love the Marv stories as well. I'm just sad that I've read them all, guess I'd better read them all again.

3) Brain Vaughan - Writer for three series that I love (Runaways, Ex Machina, and Y the Last Man). Enough said, he writes three stories that I love, so he is great.

4) Brian Azzarelo - Writer of 100 Bullets. People say I should check out Loveless also, and I just might have to because I just love the gritty, mysterious world of 100 Bullets and I'd love to read some more stuff by him.

5) Javi Grillo-Marxuach - I love the Middle Man and I am patiently waiting for the second series to come in my mail (apparently it was shipped yesterday). OK, So he's not really a comic writer, but a writer that got into writing comics, and I have to say he's done a great job. I hope he keeps it up. Of course Damon Lindelof is also writing a comic series too (Wolverine vs. Hulk, which I'm also reading) and Joss Whedon is writing Astonishing X-Men which rocks, but yay for Javi going out there and writing a little independent comic that is witty and funny and creative, and come on, I just love Wendy.

6) Robert Kirkman - Writer of Walking Dead, my absolute favorite series right now. Now that I'm caught up I have to wait for the single issues. Boo! Must have more Walking Dead!

7) Brian Wood - Writer for DMZ. I'm sucked into this one as well. Again, now that I'm caught up I have to wait for single issues, which I hate, because I am not patient.

8) Howard Chaykin and David Tischman - Writers for Bite Club. Just read it, it rocks!

OK, so mostly my favorite writer's are the ones for my favorite series. I'm still new to comics, so there is a lot more out there to read and I'm sure many more great writer's as well, but with my limited experience, these are the guys that I will keep my eye on (looking for new books, more series, checking out other things they've done). Huh, no women on my list? Guess I need to check out some more stuff by female writers.


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Jul. 8th, 2006 05:30 am (UTC)
Yup, with you on the top two. Although, I have to say that Dark Knight 2 sucked horribly.

Alan is EASILY my fave, though. Watchmen and V for Vendetta are fan-frellin-tastic.
Jul. 10th, 2006 11:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think I'll read them again. I'm almost out of comics again and I want to wait till new comic day (Wednesday) to go back to the comic book store, so I was thinking about re-reading some of the stuff I already have, especially Watchmen.
Jul. 17th, 2006 02:51 am (UTC)
I enjoyed Miller's stories way back in the LATE 70S (good heavens) when he began working on DAREDEVIL. However, his writing had improved so much when he wrote the "Born Again" storyline, that I never looked at his original DAREDEVIL run the same way. I read it against last night ... pulpy, film-noirish, dramatic ... the KINGPIN "tests" information regarding Daredevil's real identity. A real nail-biter.

BATMAN: YEAR ONE was his other masterwork, and it should have been made into a movie, not just picked over for BATMAN BEGINS.

End of tyrade.
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