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Top 50 Comic Book Writers: #10-8

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Here are the next three writers that you voted as your favorites of all-time based on over one thousand ballots cast! Click here to see the artists #10-8 on the countdown. Click here to see a master list of all writers listed so far.

NOTE: Five notable works per creator

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

Geoff Johns’ first major series was Stars and STRIPE, starring his own creation, Star Girl.


Soon he began getting more and more work at DC, including an acclaimed run on Flash following Mark Waid’s run…


Eventually, Johns became one of DC’s biggest writers, even writing their company-wide crossover, Infinite Crisis.


Johns was one of the four writers on 52. Really, he has worked on a number of series for DC Comics. One of his most notable, though, was when he brought Hal Jordan back as Green Lantern, making Green Lantern one of DC’s biggest titles…


in fact, his work on Green Lantern eventually led to another major DC crossover, Blackest Night…


Currently, Johns is doing to Barry Allen (the Flash) the same thing he did for Hal Jordan. Johns was also recently named DC’s Chief Creative Officer. He is also a consultant on the upcoming Green Lantern film. Add in the TV episodes he has written and he’s all over every medium!

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

Ed Brubaker was making independent comics for most of the 1990s before his career began to break open a bit with the release of Scene of the Crime for Vertigo…


He began to get more work for Vertigo and in 2000, he became the ongoing writer on Batman. Once he was involved in the Bat-books, he helped launch the critically acclaimed Gotham Central series with Greg Rucka.


Brubaker expanded his work at DC into the Wildstorm line, including another acclaimed series, Sleeper, where Brubaker was re-united with his Scene of the Crime collaborator, Sean Phillips.


Brubaker and Phillips have gone on to do a number of acclaimed series, including Criminal and Incognito for Marvel’s ICON line of comics.

Once Brubaker moved from DC to Marvel in 2005, he began an epic run on Captain America that is still going on to this day…


Recently, he launched a new Avengers title, Secret Avengers…


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

Garth Ennis started his career in England in the late 1980s with a series of acclaimed stories for the short-lived Crisis anthology. He then went on to work for 2000 A.D.

In 1991, he began a three-year run on Hellblazer that really established Ennis as a major writing star.


He followed Hellblazer up with an even MORE popular run on the Vertigo title, Preacher (with his Hellblazer artist, Steve Dillon)…


Ennis also produced a great series for DC with artist John McCrea (the two had worked together on The Demon)…


Ennis and Dillon moved to Marvel after Preacher to do ANOTHER critically-acclaimed run, the offbeat Punisher series.

Ennis followed up that offbeat series with a much darker take on the Punisher that was also brilliant…


Recently, Ennis and Darick Robertson produced the creator-owned series, The Boys, that is still going strong…


Also, Ennis has written lots and lots of war comics for different companies. He is really good at war comics.