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BubbaKanoosh

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Postby BubbaKanoosh » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:22 am

Probably read his stuff but don't recall the name lol
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Amoebas

Son of Stein

Postby Amoebas » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:35 am

Any of these look familiar?

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BubbaKanoosh

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Postby BubbaKanoosh » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:10 am

Amoebas wrote:Any of these look familiar?

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Why yes, yes they do!
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chap22

Rain Partier

Postby chap22 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:58 am

Amoebas wrote:And my list is done (Bubba I'll send write-ups later).

Putting this Top Ten together hurt. A lot! I've listed previously writers I've whittled away and the last one, my number eleven... John Ostrander. So close!

01) John Byrne
02) The EC writing corps of Johnny Craig/Al Feldstein/Bill Gaines/Harvey Kurtzman
03) JM DeMatteis
04) Gardner Fox
05) Jack Kirby/Stan Lee
06) Keith Giffen/JM DeMatteis
07) Geoff Johns
08) Frank Miller
09) Alan Moore
10) John Wagner/Alan Grant


Byrne #1? really?
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Amoebas

Son of Stein

Postby Amoebas » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:24 pm

chap22 wrote:
Byrne #1? really?


I thought if anyone was going to question that it'd be you. :lol:

Ounce for ounce, pound for pound - JB wrote some damn enjoyable comics. His 'try-out' issue in Marvel Two-in-One 'try-out' issue is a genuine classic. His Fantastic Four was near flawless. Namor is still the best Sub-Mariner series of them all. His Superman, Adventures of Superman & Action made Superman meaningful again. I loved his Wonder Woman. Iron Man, New Gods, She-Hulk, The Thing, Next Men and of course (just to make you cringe)... West Coast Avengers!

And while not included in my list he was equally great when co-writing (with Stern on Captain America and with Claremont on X-Men/MTU/Starlord).

Sure, just like every other writer, he's had some duds, but just because he's many people's favorite target to bash, doesn't erase in my mind the excellent volume of work he has done.
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chap22

Rain Partier

Postby chap22 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:31 am

Amoebas wrote:
I thought if anyone was going to question that it'd be you. :lol:

Ounce for ounce, pound for pound - JB wrote some damn enjoyable comics. His 'try-out' issue in Marvel Two-in-One 'try-out' issue is a genuine classic. His Fantastic Four was near flawless. Namor is still the best Sub-Mariner series of them all. His Superman, Adventures of Superman & Action made Superman meaningful again. I loved his Wonder Woman. Iron Man, New Gods, She-Hulk, The Thing, Next Men and of course (just to make you cringe)... West Coast Avengers!

And while not included in my list he was equally great when co-writing (with Stern on Captain America and with Claremont on X-Men/MTU/Starlord).

Sure, just like every other writer, he's had some duds, but just because he's many people's favorite target to bash, doesn't erase in my mind the excellent volume of work he has done.

hey, don't get me wrong, I enjoy JB for the most part as well. his Supes stuff was great, his FF was great, his Namor was great, his co-writing stuff as you mentioned is great. but beyond that, IMMO there's a whole lot of average (Alpha Flight, WW, Thing, Shulkie, Iron Man) to bad (WCA :smt011 :smt011 ) stuff in there. I can definitely see him getting consideration, I can even see him possibly making top 10...but greatest writer ever? that's a stretch farther than Reed could make.
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Stalzer2002

Motherfucker from Hell

Postby Stalzer2002 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:49 am

Okay, I think I settled on it.

1) Alan Moore
2) Ed Brubaker
3) Kurt Busiek
4) Greg Rucka
5) Roger Stern
6) Chris Claremont
7) Jason Aaron
8) John Ostrander
9) James Robinson
10) Fabian Nicieza

Just missing the cut were Warren Ellis and Walt Simonson.
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:34 pm


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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:46 pm

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:


I'm going to guess that's a newer reader as Moore is the only name on there I would describe as being not a modern writer. :wink:
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BubbaKanoosh

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Postby BubbaKanoosh » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:01 pm

I don't do twitter anymore... if people retweet that, that would be awesome!

1 week left for list submission!
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BubbaKanoosh

2009 Most Valuable Poster

Postby BubbaKanoosh » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:05 pm

ps: Jude, where is your list? :wink:
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LukeAnthony

luchadore

Postby LukeAnthony » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:18 pm

Nice lists so far :groucho:

Here's mine:

1] Alan Moore
2] Neil Gaiman
3] John Ostrander
4] Mark Waid
5] Brian K. Vaughn
6] Rick Remender
7] Jeph Loeb
8] Paul Jenkins (for what he did w/Deadman)
9] Robert Kirkman
10] Matt Fraction
10]
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:33 pm

Stephen Day wrote:
I'm going to guess that's a newer reader as Moore is the only name on there I would describe as being not a modern writer. :wink:


Nevermind, Frank Miller and Gaiman -- what am I thinking? :oops:
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:34 pm

LukeAnthony wrote:Nice lists so far :groucho:

Here's mine:

1] Alan Moore
2] Neil Gaiman
3] John Ostrander
4] Mark Waid
5] Brian K. Vaughn
6] Rick Remender
7] Jeph Loeb
8] Paul Jenkins (for what he did w/Deadman)
9] Robert Kirkman
10] Matt Fraction
10]


It's not a bad list. I think this is the first time I've seen Ostrander's name show up.
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chap22

Rain Partier

Postby chap22 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:48 pm

Loeb? LOEB????????

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