HOT 10 WRITERS

*Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author. Furthermore, the following group are listed in order of today’s writers in 2018. This does not include previous talent, or those not creating at this time. In addition, this is a speculation website. With this, the below data takes into account both writing material, and financial gain of their respective properties.

 

 

1 Donny Cates

                      Current: Venom, Death of Inhumans, Redneck

Past: God Country, Buzzkill, Reactor

The term “Scavenger Hunt” has been thrown around recently with his books. The spec world hangs on every Tweet by him as possible links to older books. He has the unique ability to infuse both quality writing, and deliver on speculation revenue making him the leader of this group. Here’s the key words – at this time. The only question will be can he sustain a series over multiple issues, or is is strength in the shorter runs of books? The debate rages on…

 

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2 Scott Snyder

Current: Justice League

Past: American Vampire, All Star Batman, Detective

Comics, Dark Knights: Metal

Scott’s talent talent has been shown throughout the DC, and indie universes. He is known for the intricacies within the his creations and ability to look back at previous lore and bring it into the current storylines. His recent Metal world albeit brought some controversy, made for a fun ride going forward within the DC world.

 

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3 Tom King

Current: Batman, Mister Miracle

Past: Grayson, The Omega Men, The Sheriff of Babylon

Tom, ever the lightning rod for controversy created a splash with his Batman wedding / non wedding storyline this Summer. The ripple effect could be felt outside the comic world including national news headlines. With all of this, Mr. King’s talent is top notch. Many consider his current Batman work, and previous Vision storylines as some of the very best we have seen in recent memory.

 

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4 Brian Bendis

Current: Pearl, Superman

Past: Alias, Avengers, Powers, Scarlet

 

The recent announcement of Brian’s move to DC made International headlines and trended worldwide. His previous Marvel work for the better part of two decades is admired by millions of fans. Brian has played out of the confines of a proverbial sandbox many times throughout his career with great success such as the creation of Miles Morales. We are all fortunate to have been along for the ride both in the past and the future!

 

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5 Brian K Vaughan

Current: Saga, Paper Girls

Past: Y: The Last Man, Runaways, Ex: Machina

Brian brought many to a stand still with his recent issue # 50 of Saga, and then announcement of a year long hiatus. His talents now will be seen within the TV world with both Runaways and Y: The Last Man. The ability to mix violence and humour, death and life, and current real world topics make him one of the very best in comics.

 

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6 Rick Remender

Current: Seven to Eternity, Deadly Class, Death or Glory, LOW

Past: Fear Agent, Devolution, Night Mary

 

Rick Remender has run the gamut in terms of comics. He is the epitome of a “grinder” and has worked hard to achieve the success he richly deserves. The books and universes he has created are of another world both literally and figuratively. There is something for everyone within his library, grab a read of his if you have not ventured into his arena!

 

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7 Jason Aaron

Current: Southern Bastards, Doctor Strange, Thor

Past: Avengers, Scalped, Star Wars, Wolverine

Jason started his trade in the early 2000s writing film reviews for a local newspaper. He won a Marvel talent search contest in his early years writing about Wolverine. He has had success both in the indie and big label labels. His current work on Southern Bastards has been a stand out, along with older Thor issues that have grabbed fire once again.

 

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8 Garth Ennis

Current: A Walk thru Hell, Jimmy’s Bastards

Past: Preacher, The Boys, 303

Garth’s work has spanned the books of many publishers and now is having success on the small screen with both Preacher and the soon to be released The Boys. Using war as a central background in many of his stories, Garth has developed some of the most unforgettable characters and story lines we as fans have seen within panels.

 

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9 Jeff Lemire

Current: Black Hammer, Gideon Falls, Sentry

Past: Bloodshot, Sweet Tooth, Plutona

 

Jeff is a self taught comic artist and writer from Toronto.

There are many that believe the world he is building right now within his Black Hammer universe is as good as anything put out within the larger labels. His unique structuring of stories sans characters set him apart from many of this colleagues.

 

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10 Robert Kirkman

Current: Walking Dead, Oblivion Song, Outcast

Past: Invincible, Marvel Zombies, Inhumans 2099

Robert is one of the few names that a new series written by him commands interest by many. He has changed the landscape blending different media types together with success. Regardless of opinions on where WD is now within the TV landscape, it is an iconic piece of pop culture forever etched in our minds. He truly seems to be at his best again with Oblivion Song. Past endeavors such as Marvel Zombies show his talent too under the big label.

 

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Ed Brubaker

Current: TV projects

Past: Killed or Be Killed, Velvet, Criminal, Captain America

Ed Brubaker is an American comic book writer acclaimed for his work with DC’s Batman and Catwoman, Marvel’s Captain America, Daredevil, and Iron Fist, and his creator-owned Icon Comics series Criminal. Known for his grounded, noir-influenced style of writing he now takes his talent to the small screen as Too Old To Die Young.

 

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Warren Ellis

Current: Injection, Trees, Shipwrecked

Past: Ironman, Red, Transmetropolitan

 

Essex-born Ellis’s sense of comedy not only shapes his worldview, but is a trademark of his writing. Warren describes himself as a “constantly disappointed optimist”. He has retained a sense of wonder at the universe, good and bad; even his darkest work contains glimmers of hope – which one can easily miss.

 

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