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Top 125 Comic Book Writers Master List

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Here is the master list of the writers voted by you by your ballots (over one thousand ballots cast!) as your favorite writers of all-time! Here is the Top 125 Comic Book Artists Master List! Click on any name below for more information about the writer listed!

Enjoy!

NOTE: We’re still filling in the list between #125 and #51, five writers every other day in April (with five artists being counted down the other day).

125 Zeb Wells – 51 points

124 Pat Mills – 54 points

123 Tony Bedard – 55 points

122 Bryan Q. Miller – 57 points (1 first place vote)

121 Allan Heinberg – 59 points (1 first place vote)

120 Mike Baron – 64 points

119 William Messner-Loebs – 66 points (3 first place votes)

118 Andy Diggle – 67 points

117 Arnold Drake – 69 points

116 Kevin Smith – 70 points

115 Erik Larsen – 71 points

114 Alan Grant – 73 points

113 Al Feldstein – 75 points (1 first place vote)

112 Howard Chaykin – 76 points

111 John Arcudi – 78 points (2 first place votes)

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

109 Ron Marz – 80 points

108 Bob Haney – 82 points

107 Brad Meltzer – 86 points

106 Joe Hill – 87 (3 first place votes)

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

104 David Michelinie – 89 points

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

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

101 John Broome – 93 points

100 Tom DeFalco – 95 points (1 first place vote)

99 Otto Binder – 97 points

98 John Wagner – 99 points (3 first place votes)

97 Christos Gage – 101 points

96 Christopher Priest – 102 points (1 first place vote)

95 Archie Goodwin – 104 points

94 Judd Winick – 106 points

93 Kieron Gillen – 107 points (1 first place vote)

92 Scott Lobdell – 109 points

91 David Lapham – 110 points (1 first place vote)

90 Peter Tomasi – 111 points (1 first place vote)

89 Kazuo Koike – 112 points

88 Jeff Lemire – 113 points (1 first place vote)

87 Robert Kanigher – 115 points

86 Harvey Pekar – 116 points

85 Bill Mantlo – 118 points

84 Darwyn Cooke – 119 points (1 first place vote)

83 Marjorie Liu – 121 points (5 first place votes)

82 Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray – 122 points (2 first place votes)

81 Terry Moore – 124 points (2 first place votes)

80 Alejandro Jodorowsky – 125 points (1 first place vote)

79 Gerry Conway – 127 points (1 first place vote)

78 Herge – 129 points

77 Greg Pak – 130 points (1 first place vote)

76 Mark Gruenwald – 132 points (1 first place vote)

75 Fred Van Lente – 133 points (1 first place vote)

74 Jeff Parker – 136 points (3 first place votes)

73 Harvey Kurtzman – 137 points (1 first place vote)

72 Bill Finger – 139 points (1 first place vote)

71 Doug Moench – 141 points

70 Chuck Dixon – 143 points (2 first place votes)

69 Chris Ware – 144 points

68 Joe Casey – 146 points (2 first place votes)

67 Matt Wagner – 148 points (1 first place vote)

66 art spiegelman – 149 points (1 first place vote)

65 Joe Kelly – 151 points (1 first place vote)

64 Carl Barks – 152 points (3 first place votes)

63 Len Wein – 154 points

62 Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost – 163 points (4 first place votes)

61 Bryan Lee O’Malley – 165 points (1 first place vote)

60 Paul Cornell – 168 points

59 Gardner Fox – 169 points

58 Jaime Hernandez – 170 points (2 first place votes)

57 Jim Shooter – 171 points (1 first place vote)

56 Fabian Nicieza – 173 points

55 Jeff Smith – 175 points (1 first place vote)

54 Rene Goscinny – 177 points (1 first place vote)

53 Dave Sim – 178 points (2 first place votes)

52 Paul Levitz – 179 points (2 first place votes)

51 Paul Dini – 180 points (3 first place votes)

50 Walter Simonson – 181 points (2 first place votes)

49 Gilbert Hernandez – 182 points (3 first place votes)

48 Daniel Clowes – 185 points (1 first place vote)

47 James Robinson – 187 points (1 first place vote)

46 Jim Starlin – 221 points (2 first place votes)

45 Dan Slott – 224 points (1 first place vote)

44 Jeph Loeb – 230 points (3 first place votes)

43 John Ostrander – 240 points (2 first place votes)

42 Brian Azzarello – 275 points (3 first place votes)

41 Peter Milligan – 292 points (2 first place votes)

40 Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning – 310 points (5 first place votes)

39 Brian Wood – 311 points (4 first place votes)

38 Will Eisner – 332 points (2 first place votes)

37 Mike Mignola – 357 points (3 first place votes)

36 Jonathan Hickman – 367 points (7 first place votes)

35. Gail Simone – 385 points (13 first place votes)

34. Steve Gerber – 388 points (10 first place votes)

33. Joss Whedon – 390 points (1 first place vote)

32. Bill Willingham – 392 points (3 first place votes)

31. Mike Carey – 396 points (7 first place votes)

30 Jack Kirby – 398 points (12 first place votes)

29 J.M. DeMatteis – 399 points (5 first place votes)

28 Denny O’Neil – 401 points (3 first place votes)

27 Keith Giffen – 403 points (3 first place votes)

26 J. Michael Straczynski – 420 points (2 first place votes)

25 Marv Wolfman – 425 points (4 first place votes)

24 John Byrne – 429 points (3 first place votes)

23 Steve Englehart – 442 points (7 first place votes)

22 Jason Aaron – 517 points (5 first place votes)

21 Roger Stern – 526 points (9 first place votes)

20 Roy Thomas – 540 points (8 first place votes)

19 Matt Fraction – 699 points (9 first place votes)

18 Greg Rucka – 808 points (16 first place votes)

17 Mark Millar – 822 points (11 first place votes)

16 Kurt Busiek – 834 points (11 first place votes)

15 Robert Kirkman – 854 points (14 first place votes)

14 Peter David – 1040 points (17 first place votes)

13 Brian K. Vaughan – 1069 points (21 first place votes)

12 Mark Waid – 1077 points (10 first place votes)

11 Chris Claremont – 1110 points (26 first place votes)

10 Geoff Johns – 1408 points (19 first place votes)

9 Ed Brubaker – 1437 points (18 first place votes)

8 Garth Ennis – 1442 points (23 first place votes)

7 Brian Michael Bendis – 1611 points (25 first place votes)

6 Frank Miller – 1628 points (21 first place votes)

5 Stan Lee – 1662 points (63 first place votes)

4 Warren Ellis – 2338 points (39 first place votes)

3 Neil Gaiman – 2395 points (40 first place votes)

2 Grant Morrison – 4102 points (163 first place votes)

1 Alan Moore – 4551 points (183 first place votes)

As a general note, do not use the comments here to bash creators. It seems that a lot of posters need to tone their rhetoric down about 150 notches. If you think a creator is too high or too low, feel free to say it, but just keep it civil. -BC