Monday, January 14, 2013

Top 13 Comic Book Writers

Today's installment of my "13" list series is a list of my favorite comic book writers. These are listed in descending order of preference.

1. Geoff Johns

Batman: Earth One, Superman: Secret Origin, Green Lantern: Rebirth, The Sinestro Corps War, Blackest Night, Brightest Day, Infinite Crisis, Justice League, Flash: Rebirth

2. Chuck Dixon

Punisher, Doom, Batman: Contagion, Batman: Cataclysm, Batman: No Man's Land, Knightfall

3. Jeph Loeb

Batman, Long Halloween, Dark Victory, Cable, X-Man

4. Frank Miller

Batman: Year One, All-Star Batman and Robin, Dark Knight Returns, Sin City, Daredevil, Spider-Man

5. Scott Lobdell

Age of Apocalypse, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Teen Titans

6. Garth Ennis

Punisher, Preacher, Hellblazer

7. Stan Lee

Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Journey into Mystery, Silver Surfer, X-Men

8. Mark Waid

Kingdom Come, Superman: Birthright, JLA: Year One, X-Men, Deadpool, Age of Apocalypse, X-Men: Onslaught, Captain America

9. John Byrne

Batman, Superman: Man of Steel, Action Comics, Superman/Batman: Generations, Amazing Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men

10. Rob Liefeld

Heroes Reborn: Captain America, Heroes Reborn: Avengers, Prophet, X-Force, New Mutants

11. Peter David

The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man 2099

12. Kevin Smith

Green Arrow: Quiver, Batman Cacophony, Batman The Widening Gyre

13. Dennis O'Neil 

Batman, Detective Comics, Shazam, Azrael

And here are some honorable mentions:

Larry Hama (G.I. Joe, Punisher War Zone)
Mark Millar (The Flash, Justice League of America, Ultimate X-Men, The Ultimates, Civil War)
Chris Claremont (Giant Size X-Men #1, X-Men, Wolverine)
Brad Meltzer (Green Arrow: Archers Quest, Identity Crisis)
Jim Shooter (Secret Wars 1 & 2)
Marv Wolfman (Crisis on Infinite Earths, Batman, Nightwing)


  1. Is Dennis O'Neil the same guy that wrote the Green Lantern/Green Arrow series back in the early '70s?

  2. I thought so. He's awesome. So is Neal Adams, the guy he worked with on Green Lantern/Green Arrow.

  3. That team (Dennis O'Neil and Neal Adams) created the Batman character Ra's al Ghul.

  4. That's right! They did some great stuff together.