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Top 125 Comic Book Writers: #105-101

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

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

105 Dwayne McDuffie – 88 points (1 first place vote)

From Hardware #1…

104 David Michelinie – 89 points

From Amazing Spider-Man #299…

103 Rick Remender – 91 points (1 first place votes)

From Uncanny X-Force #6…

102 Larry Hama – 92 points (3 first place votes)

From G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #21…

101 John Broome – 93 points

From The Flash #106…

6 Comments

Man, Remender is one I think will only get better. The guy just does comics in the way only comics can do certain things. Franken-Castle is still so unbelievably awesome, and surely always will be. His latest X-Force stuff certainly brings something to the table.

Then there’s Larry Hama. The man fuelled how many childhoods? He should be honoured here. That silent issue was dominant.

Ed (A Different One)

April 11, 2011 at 7:33 am

@ Ryan K Lindsay – Agreed, I’ve been following Remender for a while, and I think he’s just going to keep getting better & better (and that’s something considering what he already brings to the table). Remender is one of a few reasons I’m really excited about Marvel’s immediate future.

Yeah – what Larry Hama did with G.I. Joe in the 80’s forms the cornerstone of many a childhood from that era. I wasn’t a huge fan of the whole G.I. Joe scene, but I have to admit that I did enjoy the few copies of the comic series that Hama did. That series is responsible for getting one friend of mine into comics entirely. I think it helped a lot of kids make that jump from “action figures” to the rich world of comics.

My opinion of Michilinie is much more complicated and problematic. I really like and respect what he did on Iron Man with Bob Layton, but I really chafe at what he did with ASM. My opinion is just that, my opinion, and is probably not a good indicator of his talent as a writer (as is evidenced by the aforementioned run on Iron Man along with the fact that there are a whole generation of comics readers who consider his version of Spider-Man to be the definitive one). Let’s just say that his version of Spidey was not the one I grew up with and loved, and I spent a lot of years resenting him for that (probably unfairly). That being said, he didn’t exactly helm the title during the most “writer-friendly” period at Marvel either . . . .

Ed (A Different One)

April 11, 2011 at 7:35 am

Sorry – on my last post I didn’t meant insinuate that Larry Hama only did a “few copies” of G.I. Joe – I know that he did damn near all of them. What I meant to say was the “few copies” that I personally was able to get a hold of. I didn’t exactly live in an area that was crawling with comic shops.

Oh man, how many times did I read the “silent issue” of G.I Joe back in the 80’s? We all loved Snake Eyes before this issue, but after this issue? Forget about it. Hamma forever cemented Snake Eye’s badassery in 22 pages of 4 colored newsprint.

That Dwayne McDuffie is just…golden. And Remender has definitely got a long time left with Marvel.

I never hear or read about Dwayne McDuffie
I must find Hardware

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