Writer Top Five: Neil Gaiman

When I started this recurring post idea, of discussing my favourite comic books by a particular writer, the list was based on a post where I discussed the creators with the most comic books in my collection. I listed approximately 15 writers for the sake of brevity, and there were…

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Writer Top Five: Brian K Vaughan

My conversion to Brian K Vaughan fandom came about through the old-fashioned way: reading a comic book from the shelf. It’s early 2003 and I’m standing in Forbidden Planet in central London (back when it was on New Oxford Street, before it moved to its current location on Shaftesbury Avenue),…

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Writer Top Five: Priest

My Writer Top Five series of posts is about writers of comic books whose work I’ve enjoyed (initiated by a post where I listed the writers with the most comic books in my collection at the time). I have started with writers outside the top 10 in that list, but…

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Writer Top Five: Mark Waid

When it comes to comic books, Mark Waid has done it all. To quote his bio on his digital comics site, Thrillbent, ‘Mark has written thousands of comic books and graphic novels in his 28-year career’, and that’s not even up to date – trying to cover his comic-book biography…

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Writer Top Five: Kurt Busiek

The latest in my posts about the writers who have the most comics in my collection, and my favourite books of theirs, is about Kurt Busiek (pronounced BYOO-sik), the prolific and multi-award-winning writer who redefined the approach to writing superhero comic books that are about superhero comic books. I’m probably…

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Writer Top Five: John Ostrander

This collection of ‘Writer Top Five’ posts is about the writers who have the most comics in my collection and my favourite books of theirs. John Ostrander has written a lot of comic books, but I don’t have all of them by any stretch: it’s down to a few runs…

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Writer Top Five: Peter Milligan

Continuing with the theme of my favourite works by a writer I enjoy: today is the turn of Peter Milligan. The man, the mystery, the enigma (deliberate reference – see later); Milligan is an unusual writer who revels in his unusualness and intelligence and literary passions. His website is called…

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Writer Top Five: James Robinson

I started the ‘Writer Top Five’, with the first one on Greg Rucka back in 2012, with the idea of it being a regular series. As usual with me, it never happened quite the way I envisaged, but that doesn’t mean I can’t eventually persuade myself to revisit an idea…

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Writer Top Five: Greg Rucka

I’m not sure where I stole this idea from but it seemed a nice adjunct to my posts about comic book artists I like, so I thought I’d go through the list of writers who have the most comics in my collection (from this post), starting with writers who were…

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