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    Default Top 10 DC Comics Writers, and why?

    What are your top ten DC comics Writers, and why do you rate them so highly?

    Note: For the purposes of this threat, please only take into consideration the material that they wrote for DC, and not work they wrote for other companies or independently.

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    My top 10, listed in no particular order, with what I feel is their best work for DC

    James Robinson - Starman
    Neil Gaiman - Sandman
    Mark Waid - The Flash
    Gail Simone - Birds of Prey
    Alan Grant - The Demon
    Peter David - Supergirl
    Bill Willingham - Fables
    Mike Grell - Green Arrow
    Grant Morrison - All Star Superman
    Geoff Johns - The Flash

    Honorable mention:

    John Ostrander - The Spectre

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    Steve Englehart - Justice League of America
    Paul Levitz - Legion of Super Heroes (80s run)
    Keith Giffen - Justice League International / L.E.G.I.O.N. '89
    Roy Thomas - All Star Squadron
    Jeph Loeb - The Long Halloween
    Marv Wolfman - New Teen Titans
    David Goyer - JSA
    Chuck Dixon - Nightwing / Birds of Prey
    Dan Jurgens - Superman books (90s run)
    Mark Waid - Flash / Kingdom Come

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    1. Keith Giffen - Formerly Known as the Justice League
    2. J.M. DeMatteis - Speeding Bullets
    3. Mike W. Barr - Son of the Demon
    4. Marv Wolfman - Teen Titans
    5. Chuck Dixon - Nightwing
    6. Jeph Loeb - Superman
    7. Jack Kirby - The Fourth World Trilogy
    8. Dave Gibbons - World's Finest
    9. Alan Moore - Superman
    10. Frank Miller - DKR/Batman:Year One/DKSA

    Honorable Mentions:
    11. Jerry Ordway - The Power of SHAZAM!
    12. Arnold Drake - My Greatest Adventure/Doom Patrol
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    Hmmmm this will be tough.

    1.James Robinson- Starman
    2. Mark Waid- The Flash (Wally)
    3. Geoff Johns- JSA
    4. Gardner Fox- The Flash (Jay)
    5. John Broome- The Flash (Barry)
    6. Jan Strand- Sword of The Atom
    7. Dan Jurgens- Teen Titans
    8.Jerry Ordway- Power of Shazam!
    9. Mike Grell- Green Arrow
    10. Grant Morrison- Batman & Robin
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    DC: The Flash (Jay & Wally), The Atom (Ray Palmer) , Jack Knight, Stargirl, & Shazam!.
    MARVEL: Daredevil, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Iron Fist, Doctor Strange, & Ant-Man (Scott Lang).

    Current Pulls: Daredevil, Amazing Spider-Man, Venom, Immortal Hulk, Guardians of The Galaxy, Absolute Carnage, Justice League, & Shazam!

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    10. Frank Miller
    9. Alan Moore
    8. Marv Wolfman
    7. Jack Kirby
    6. Dennis O’Neil
    5. Chuck Dixon
    4. Geoff Johns
    3. Grant Morrison
    2. Dan Jurgens
    1. Mark Waid
    Wally West deserved better than Heroes in Crisis

    Pull List:

    DC: JUSTICE LEAGUE, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK, JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY, ACTION COMICS, LEVIATHAN, LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH

    MARVEL: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, VENOM, WEB OF VENOM, ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, DAREDEVIL, HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X, FANTASTIC FOUR

    BOOM STUDIOS: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL

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    10. Garth Ennis (Preacher, Hitman)

    9. Neil Gaiman (Sandman)

    8. Keith Giffen (JL/JLI, LOSH, Ambush Bug)

    7. Denny O’Neil (Batman, GL/GA, The Question)

    6. Jeph Loeb (Hush, The Long Halloween, Dark Victory, When in Rome)

    5. Mark Waid (Flash, Kingdom Come)

    4. Marv Wolfman (New Teen Titans, Crisis)

    3. Geoff Johns (Green Lantern, Flash, Superman/Action, JSA)

    2. Frank Miller (Year One, TDKR)

    1. Grant Morrison (Batman run, JL, All Star Superman, Doom Patrol, The Invisibles, Animal Man, etc.)

    Honorable Mention: Darwyn Cooke (New Frontier, Before Watchmen) & Tom King (Batman, Mister Miracle)

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    Man what a tough question. I'm sure I'll leave someone I absolutely love out and I'm not even going to try to rank them.

    Neal Gaiman
    Garth Ennis
    Gail Simone
    Tom King
    Grant Morrison
    Jeph Loeb
    Geoff Johns
    Warren Ellis
    Judd Winnick
    Ed Brubaker

    I'm sure as soon as I post this I'll remember someone I couldn't possibly leave off..

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    Chuck Dixon - Nightwing/Robin/Detective
    Grant Morrison - JLA/
    Denny O'Neil - Batman, Green Arrow/Green Lantern
    Gail Simone - Birds of Prey/Batgirl/Secret Six
    Marv Wolfman - Teen Titans/Crisis
    Jeph Loeb - Long Halloween/Dark Victory/Batman
    Frank Miller - TDKR/Year One
    Alan Moore - Watchmen/Killing Joke/Superman/Swamp Thing
    Neil Gaiman - Sandman
    Mark Waid - The Flash
    Batman #300-
    Detective Comics #570-

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    1. Grant Morrison- pretty much everything he's done, but particularly All-Star Superman, JLA and Doom Patrol
    2. Alan Moore- Swamp Thing, his Superman stories, Watchmen
    3. Neil Gaiman- the Sandman
    4. Geoff Johns- the Flash (first run), Green Lantern, Aquaman, Shazam
    5. Greg Rucka- Wonder Woman, Batwoman, Detective Comics, Gotham Central
    6. Jack Kirby- the Fourth World
    7. Warren Ellis- The Authority, the Wild Storm
    8. Tom King- Batman, Grayson, Omega Men
    9. Tim Seeley- Grayson, Nightwing, Imaginary Fiends
    10. Mike Carey- Lucifer, the Unwritten

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    Including Vertigo and Wildstorm and in no order...

    Grant Morrison - All Star Superman, JLA
    Mark Waid - The Flash, Kingdom Come
    Alan Moore - Swamp Thing, Watchmen
    Neil Gaiman - Sandman, Books of Magic
    Tom King - Mister Miracle, Omega Men
    Garth Ennis - Hitman, Preacher
    Peter David - Supergirl, Young Justice
    Keith Giffen & JM Dematties - JLI/ JLA/ JL/ JLE
    James Robinson - Starman, JSA: The Golden Age
    Darwyn Cooke - New Frontier, the Spirit

    Almost put Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker in there but their very best stuff has actually largely been done elsewhere but they were both very close as are Frank Miller, Warren Ellis and Geoff Johns when he is on-form. Also, Starman is so good that I have to put James Robinson in there even if the majority of his other DC work has been... less than great.
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    In no particular order.

    Scott Lobdell
    Jeph Loeb
    Geoff Johns
    Mike Grell
    Frank Miller
    Grant Morrison
    Bryan Hill
    Dan Abnett
    Judd Winick

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    This was hard.

    1. Alan Moore
    2. Grant Morrison
    3. Frank Miller
    4. Denny O’Neil
    5. Neil Gaiman
    6. Mark Waid
    7. Geoff Johns
    8. Brad Meltzer
    9. Tom King
    10. James Robinson 1.0

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    01. Paul Levitz - Legion of Super-Heroes
    02. Gerry Conway - Firestorm and JLA
    03. Len Wein - Swamp Thing and JLA
    04. Marv Wolfman - The New Teen Titans
    05. Roy Thomas - All-Star Squadron and Infinity inc.
    06. Arnold Drake - Doom Patrol
    07. Denny O'Neil - Batman and Green Lantern/Green Arrow
    08. Mike W. Barr - Batman and The Outsiders, Batman and Camelot 3000
    09. Mike Grell - Warlord
    10. Bob Haney - The Brave and The Bold

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    Including all of DC (Vertigo, Wildstorm etc):

    In no order:

    Alan Moore - Watchmen, Swamp Thing, Superman, V for Vendetta, LoEG, Top 10
    Grant Morrison - Animal Man, Doom Patrol, JLA, Flex Mentallo, The Filth, Final Crisis, WE3
    Neil Gaiman - Sandman
    Warren Ellis - Stormwatch, Transmetropolitan
    Garth Ennis - Preacher, Hitman, Hellblazer
    Peter Milligan - Batman, Skreemer, The Enigma, Human Target, Shade the Changing Man
    Frank Miller - TDKR, Year One, ASBAR, DKSA
    Ed Brubaker - Gotham Central, Sleeper
    Brian Azzarello - 100 Bullets, Superman, Dr Thirteen


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