View Poll Results: Who is the best Wonder Woman writer

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  • William Marston

    12 16.00%
  • Robert Kanigher

    0 0%
  • Dennis O'Neil

    0 0%
  • George Perez

    22 29.33%
  • William Messner-Loebs

    4 5.33%
  • John Byrne

    0 0%
  • Phil Jimenez

    5 6.67%
  • Greg Rucka

    21 28.00%
  • Gail Simone

    4 5.33%
  • Brian Azzaerllo

    4 5.33%
  • Meredith Finch

    0 0%
  • James Robinson

    1 1.33%
  • Steve Orlando

    1 1.33%
  • G. Willow Wilson

    0 0%
  • Other

    1 1.33%
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    Default Who Is The Best Wonder Woman Writer?

    Figured since there's been ones for the other major DC characters I'd make one for here, so who do you think is the best Wonder Woman writer?

    Rucka, followed by Perez/Jimenez as follow ups for me.

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    Pretty much ditto. Rucka first, then Perez, with Jimenez close behind. Orlando is probably next in my list, he just hasn't had enough freedom from restraint to truly show it. But that Mayfly prison issue sure is a great mission statement for his Diana to me.

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    Yeah I'm going with Rucka, though it's very close between him and Jimenez. After them, I'd probably put Perez and Marston as equally good for their respective eras and their ideas for the character. Joy Murchison also deserves major props as she ghost wrote some of the best GA issues, including Villainy Inc and the Queen Atomia issue.

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    Gail is the only person who, I think, understood Diana and showed her depth, power, and humor while still making her relatable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedMan View Post
    Gail is the only person who, I think, understood Diana and showed her depth, power, and humor while still making her relatable.
    I read through Simone's run rather recently, I enjoyed a good part of it but felt a lot of her run was held down by inheriting the post-Infinite Crisis/Amazons Attack mess.

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    George Perez.
    Yeah I’m old school, but he laid out the blueprint on how to do WW right when he brought her into the Post Crisis DC universe.

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    Greg Rucka, IMO.
    "So you've come to the end now alive but dead inside."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riv86672 View Post
    George Perez.
    Yeah I’m old school, but he laid out the blueprint on how to do WW right when he brought her into the Post Crisis DC universe.
    It was mostly a coin toss between Perez and Rucka for me, give him slightly an edge as his two runs push him over to the top where if it was only one I’d probably have voted for Perez.

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    Phil Jimenez is my #1 pick followed by John Byrne, Steve Orlando, Greg Rucka, and George Perez.
    Currently/Soon Reading: Black Manta, Blue & Gold, Infinite Frontier, Justice League/Justice League Dark, Justice League Infinity, Nubia & the Amazons, & Wonder Woman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius View Post
    It was mostly a coin toss between Perez and Rucka for me, give him slightly an edge as his two runs push him over to the top where if it was only one I’d probably have voted for Perez.
    Good deal, and that’s fair.

    I know I mentioned in a different thread I’d love to see Perez come back for another run as a writer, teamed w. a fitting artist. It’d be interesting to see what he’d come up with given what’s been done w. the character since his run so long ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riv86672 View Post
    Good deal, and thats fair.

    I know I mentioned in a different thread Id love to see Perez come back for another run as a writer, teamed w. a fitting artist. Itd be interesting to see what hed come up with given whats been done w. the character since his run so long ago.
    He or Jimenez might have made a decent Denny ONeil-style editor.

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    Does the poll set-up limit you to only 15 options? I know there’s “Other”, but where’s the love by name check for the Bronze Age writers? LOL
    I only support clay origins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Largo161 View Post
    Does the poll set-up limit you to only 15 options? I know there’s “Other”, but where’s the love by name check for the Bronze Age writers? LOL
    15 max limit, though yes I wish spread the name options out rather geared more towards modern writers.

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    Marston, followed by Morrison.

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    I'd rank them as such:

    1. Marston (and Murchison)
    2. Rucka
    3. Perez
    4. Jimenez
    5. Orlando
    6. Conway
    7. Messner-Loebs
    8. Simone
    9. Wilson
    10. Azzarello
    11. Byrne
    12. Tamaki
    13. Straczynski (and Hester)
    14. O'Neil
    15. Kanigher
    16. Robinson
    17. Finch

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