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Top 125 Comic Book Writers: #110-106

Here are the next five writers on the countdown, based on your votes for your favorite comic book writers of all-time!

I’ll give you two sample pages for each writer.

110 Evan Dorkin – 79 points (1 first place vote)

From Beasts of Burden #1 (check out Jill Thompson’s art listing to see the page that follows these two)…

109 Ron Marz – 80 points

From Witchblade #143…

108 Bob Haney – 82 points

From Brave and the Bold #60…

107 Brad Meltzer – 86 points

From Identity Crisis #1…

106 Joe Hill – 87 (3 first place votes)

From the Eisner-nominated The Cape #1…


I seriously need to get that Beasts of Burden.

Dorkin! The first one from my Top Ten to show up in these non-100 lists.

I do enjoy Bob Haney too, lord knows. And … well, that’s it this time.

cool to see beast of burden writer on this list. though though thought when Brad showed up on this list one of his other works and not identiy crisis would be picked to show off his talent

Pete Woodhouse

April 9, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Meltzer beats Haney? Hmm, but good to see both parts of the classic Haney-Aparo Brave & Bold team get their dues.

I agree with most of the choices, especially Haney. He was silly, but in a great way. I wish he did some Marvel stuff, even if just a one-shot here or there. I’d love to have seen his zaniness on a Spider-Man annual or something. It’s a shame Meltzer made the list at all, but at least he was ranked near the bottom.

That Titans story is like a bad trip! So, of course, it is awesome.

I didn’t take part in voting, since I’m indecisive about ranking stuff at times. I do wish we could’ve voted for the representative pages. For instance, while Beasts Of Burden was kickass, I would’ve leaned towards “The Eltingville Club” for Evan Dorkin. With Ron Marz, there’s his run on Green Lantern. And I think it might have been less painful to have something from “The Archer’s Quest” from Brad Metzler instead of Identity Crisis.

I agree with Jasona bout the Meltzer stuff, Identity Crisis is such complete shit, and the ending of that issue really mars the decent work he does in that sample.

Ron Marz? Meh.

I like what I’ve read by Brad Meltzer (which doesn’t include his JLA stuff, but does include Identity Crisis).

Evan Dorkin’s stuff falls a bit flat for me, but humour’s like that.

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