Grant Morrison (Primarily for his X-Men and Action Comics work)
Geoff Johns (His Wally Flash is still the best arc i've ever read, and he's done fine work with Lantern and Aquaman)
Walt and Lousie Simonsen (Purely for their work on X-Factor)
Joss Whedon (Astonishing X-Men)
Mark Verheiden (Wrote my favourite Superman arc)
Jeph Loeb (When he was good)
John Byrne (Hate his art, have enjoyed his writing)
Chris Claremont (Before he went senile)
Judd Winnick (Has his issues, but when he's good, he's very, very good)
Peter David (Hulk, Aquaman and X-Factor. Pure win)
Little of both, comics and comic writing just wouldn't be anything like it is today without what he's done in the medium. I mean his writing made comic book heroes not just black and white characters with perfect lives but realistic people with abilities. Nearly all my favorite characters either were created directly by him or exist because of his influence on the industry.
Just consider some of his great comic runs like the Fantastic 4. The mans a comic legend for good reason.
None of them sparkle!
Sig by Scythe!
It's a good point. I just can't hold him up to, say, Gaiman and tell you truthfully that I like him as much as a writer. Which isn't to say I don't enjoy his writing and characters. It's just a different perspective to this question, I suppose.
Moore is tricky. As good as some of his work is, there isn't as much of his stuff that I like as there is of any I listed. If I wanted to award him a spot based on a couple superb graphic novels and some decent work elsewhere, I'd feel odd about it. Obviously he's one of the greats too, though.
Abnett / Lanning
Quesada (lol, I was jocking on this one, what an *******)
Also, 2 special mentions:
Jeph Loeb and Greg Pak
Jeph Loeb, because, at some point, in the past, he was "the shit". His "Long Halloween" was fabulous. I bought the "Absolute" version, and it has a place of choice in my collection.
As for Pak, well, he's capable of both the best and the worst. He did Planet Hulk, and his take on Hercules was just awesome. Probably the funniest read I had in comic books for a while. Pure genius. And I personnaly liked WWH. On the other hand, he did Chaos War, and what a ****ing mess it was.
Bill Willingham, because fables is my favorite ongoing.
Geoff Johns, for The Flash
Peter David for getting me into comics in the first place with Incredible hulk.
Neil Gaiman, for taking my love of comics to the next level with Sandman
Brian K Vaughn for Y.
Grant Morrison for All Star and Action
Tom Peyer, for igniting my love of DC with the Hourman miniseries
Jack Kirby, for the Fourth World and bringing me Darkseid
Paul Levitz, for making darkseid almost as good as he was in Kirby's hands.
Jim Starlin for the Infinity watch.
I'd say Alan Moore but I really only like Watchmen. Promethea was dogshit to me.
PR what's your favorite Superman arc?
Last edited by Blight on Apr 23rd, 2012 at 04:26 AM