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    Default Best/Worst Single Writer On Your Favorite Characters

    If you had to pick both the best and worst single writers on your favorite characters who would they be? Appearances in titles that aren't focused on them can also count if you wish (team or event books).

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    Wonder Woman
    Best: Greg Rucka
    Worst: Tom Taylor
    Last edited by Gaius; 09-17-2020 at 04:39 AM. Reason: Fixed up a sentence.

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    Batwoman
    Best: Greg Rucka
    Worst: Marc Andreyko (Runner-Up: James Tynion IV)

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    JSA:
    Best- Johns
    Worst: Guggenheim

    Flash:
    Best- Waid
    Worst- Every writer during the new 52

    The Atom
    Best: I really enjoyed Jurgens in the TT run.
    Worst: James Robinson in Cry for Justice
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    Green Lantern
    best: Johns
    worst: Venditti (his first run on the series - Hal &GLC was okay)

    Batman
    best: Frank Miller
    worst: Frank Miller
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jekyll View Post
    JSA:
    Flash:
    Best- Waid
    Worst- Every writer during the new 52
    Okay, i wanted to do that but was iffy on generalizing.
    But if we're doing that then...

    Superman:
    Best- Byrne
    Worst- Every writer during the new 52

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    Flash -

    Best: Geoff Johns
    Worst: Geoff Johns


    (Though a New-52 era writer might edge him out on worst, and Waid is of equal stature with him on best.)

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    Superman best: Grant Morrison and Alan Moore.
    Superman worst: Chuck Austen
    Superman most overrated: Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi
    Superman most underrated: Greg Pak/Aaron Kuder

    Wonder Woman best: Phil Jimenez
    Wonder Woman worst: The Finches
    Wonder Woman most overrated: Greg Rucka
    Wonder Woman most underrated: Despite its critical acclaim, Brian Azzarello
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    Superman
    Best: Grant Morrison (honorable mention: Alan Moore)
    Worst: John Byrne

    Batman
    Best: Grant Morrison (honorable mention: Paul Dini)
    Worst: Frank Miller

    Wonder Woman
    Best: Greg Rucka (honorable mention: Phil Jimenez, and of course William Marston/Joy Murchison)
    Worst: the Finches

    Dick Grayson
    Best: Tim Seeley (honorable mention: Marv Wolfman/George Perez)
    Worst: I think it's gonna be Scott Lobdell by a landslide at this point

    Hal Jordan
    Best: Grant Morrison (honorable mention: Geoff Johns)
    Worst: also Geoff Johns lol

    The Joker
    Best: Paul Dini
    Worst: Brian Azzarello

    Lex Luthor
    Best: Grant Morrison
    Worst: John Byrne

    Cheetah
    Best: Greg Rucka
    Worst: Will Pfeifer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riv86672 View Post
    Okay, i wanted to do that but was iffy on generalizing.
    But if we're doing that then...

    Superman:
    Best- Byrne
    Worst- Every writer during the new 52
    The new 52 deserves every bit of worst rankings.
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    Best Geoff Johns Green Lantern
    Worst Grant Morrison Green Lantern

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    Quote Originally Posted by The no face guy View Post
    Best Geoff Johns Green Lantern
    Worst Grant Morrison Green Lantern
    Worst ever GL writer was Morrison? Ever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightning Rider View Post
    Worst ever GL writer was Morrison? Ever?
    I'd probably put whoever had Hal sleep with Arisha at the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jekyll View Post
    The new 52 deserves every bit of worst rankings.
    Not really. You can name three great Superman writers right off the top of the head from that era. The New 52 Batman run with Snyder was mega popular even by Batman standards. Johns on Aquaman reinvigorated the character. Azz's Wonder Woman put her back on the map despite its controversies. King on Swamp Thing was a big success, counting as another character reinvigoration. Grayson was an incredibly well-received turnabout on the adventures of Dick Grayson. Regardless what one feels about the reboot scenario, it had plenty of good writers producing good runs for a variety of characters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiegePerilous02 View Post
    Hal Jordan
    Best: Grant Morrison (honorable mention: Geoff Johns)
    Worst: also Geoff Johns lol
    Hmm, yeah. Feels like Johns can be both Hal's best friend or worst enemy at times re-reading his stuff.
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    Superman
    Best: Grant Morrisson and Mark Waid
    Worst: Frank Robbins

    Batman
    Best: Paul Dini and Grant Morrisson
    Worst: Chuck Dixon

    Hal Jordan
    Best: Grant Morrisson
    Worst: Robert Venditti

    Flash
    Best: Mark Waid
    Worst: Entire New52 Writer

    Swamp Thing
    Best: Alan Moore
    Worst: Mark Millar and Grant Morrisson

    John Constantine
    Best: Peter Milligan
    Worst: Entire New52 Writer

    Animal Man
    Best: Jeff Lemire
    Worst: Gerry Conway

    JSA
    Best: Geoff Johns
    Worst: Guggenheim

    JL
    Best: Grant Morisson and Gerry Conway
    Worst: James Robinson
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