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    All time favorite comic writers and artists

    No explanation needed for this, I hope.

    My all-time favorite artists:
    the late great Jack Kirby
    Jim Lee
    Todd McFarlane
    Erik Larsen
    Andrew (Transformers, GIJoe) Wildman
    Mike (Flash, Fantastic Four) Wieringo
    Geoff (Transformers) Senior
    John Romita Jr
    Mike Mignola
    Sal (Spectacular Spider-Man) Buscema
    John Byrne
    Joe "Hey, look at me! I'm an editor now!" Quesada
    Mark Perez
    Frank Miller
    Ron Lim
    Jon (Superman) Bogdanove
    Brett (Sleepwalker, Shadow of the Bat) Blevins
    Norm (Batman) Breyfogle
    the guy whose name I always forget who drew the early issues of Young Justice
    the other guy whose name I forget who drew the early issues of Birds of Prey

    My all-time favorite writers:
    Stan Lee
    Larry Hama
    Chris Claremont
    Simon Furman
    Grant Morrison
    John Byrne
    Frank Miller
    Peter David
    Denny O'Neil
    Chuck Dixon
    Alan Grant
    Josh Blaylock
    Tommy, close your eyes.

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    Where the Hell are Neal Adams and Alan Moore!!!!????!!!???

  3. #3
    Oooh, good point. Those were definitely just oversights on my part. (Hey, I spent almost a decade completely out of comics; give me a little slack.)
    Tommy, close your eyes.

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    I won't bother starting another list, as you've mentioned many of my favourites, too El Chuxter. Im mainly a Marvel fan, so some of the names on your list I wouldn't include - not because they're not great, but because I haven't read/seen their work.

    Neal Gaiman's writing on Sandman was wonderful, I would include him as a favourite writer, as well as Warren Ellis (who I first experienced on Excalibur oddly enough, but followed to Stormwatch then the Authority). I liked Garth Ennis' Preacher, but little else he's done. I usually enjoy stuff written by Kevin Smith (though it takes damn near forever to read his comics - wordy, wordy, wordy) and Jeph Loeb as well. Mark Waid rarely disappoints, and is handling FF quite well right now. Bruce Jones is blowing me away on Hulk right now.
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    Read Transmetropolitan, if you haven't already. It will most likely go down as Ellis' masterwork.

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    I first ONLY read Star Wars comics, and amongst the best
    are:


    ARTISTS:

    #1 Jan Duursema! (x 20!) [her credits include Episode Two, as well as most Quinlan Vos stories, and Mace Windu's comic]



    COLORS:

    Dave Nestelle, who's worked with Dark Horse back to the Tales of the Jedi days.


    WRITERS:

    Jon Ostrander [who's credits include Quinlan Vos' stories]

    Randy Stradley & Mike Richardson [Crimson Empire! - if they'd only finish Episode 3 (of Kir Kanos' tale)!]

    Tom Veitch [who created Tales of the Jedi and gave life to Ulic Qel Droma!]

    Kevin J. Anderson [Tales of the Jedi - like The Sith Wars and Redemption! some of Anderson's best work in all the SW he's done!]

    Mike Stackpole [or didn't you know that the famous New Jedi Order and Rogue Squadron author wrote the Rogue Squadron comics as well?]


    and there are more... I have to review the men and women behind Tales of the Jedi and Jedi vs. Sith to get the names of most of them. But I remember how great their work is for sure!


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    I never really kept track of many comic writers, but the artists (and one inker) stood out. They are:
    John Byrne
    Jack Kirby
    Mike Zeck
    Todd McFarlane
    Walt Simonson (best comic signature)
    John Romita Jr.
    Neal Adams
    Ken Steacy
    Tim Truman
    Art Adams

    Writers
    Louise Simonson
    Stan Lee

    Inker
    Terry Austin

    Disliked artists (sorry, gotta take the negative)
    Steve Ditko (classic, but not my fave)
    Mike Mignola
    Cam Kennedy (blasphemy, I know)
    Bill Sienkewich
    Frank Miller ONLY when inked by Klaus Janson (too sketchy)

    Keep in mind, my collecting ended about 10 years ago.
    Last edited by Bel-Cam Jos; 05-28-2003 at 07:46 PM.
    "That's what Sheev said."

  9. #9
    Originally posted by Bel-Cam Jos
    Disliked artists (sorry, gotta take the negative)
    Cam Kennedy (blasphemy, I know)
    How's that blasphemy? I can't stand his artwork either, if you can call it that. Combine it with the murky colors Dark Horse always paints over his stuff, and just about anything by him is practically impossible to look at.

    I totally forgot both of the Simonsons also. Though I'm racking my brain to think of a better signature than Walt just so I can dispute you, I'm not coming up with anything.
    Tommy, close your eyes.

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    Well Guess I should chime in.....

    Writers:

    Alan Moore
    Garth Ennis
    Warren Ellis
    Grant Morrison
    Mike Grell
    Neil Gaiman
    Frank Miller
    And...the all time great....Will Eisner

    Artists:

    Brian Bolland
    Neal Adams
    Brian Hitch
    Frank Quitely
    Curt Swan
    Jack Kirby
    Dave McKean

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