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Top 25 Black Comic Book Writers #15-11

Here are the next five writers that you voted as your favorites of all-time.

15. John Ridley

Besides being an Academy Award-winning screenwriter (he won the Oscar for his screenplay to 12 Years a Slave) and a brilliant television writer (he has written for many shows over the years and most recrntly, he is the creator and showrunner of the excellent American Crime TV series), Ridley also has written a number of comics, primarily for Wildstorm Comics, including a graphic novel starring The Authority and the excellent maxi-series, The American Way (drawn by Georges Jeanty), about government-created superheroes during the early 1960s...

Ridley is currently working on a Marvel-related show for ABC.

14. Brandon Thomas

Brandon Thomas has written a number of comics over the years, including a long run on Voltron for IDW and a Shatterstar mini-series for Marvel. However, he is probably best known for his brilliant creator-owned series, Miranda Mercury, along with artist Lee Ferguson.

Miranda Mercury is a science hero, basically like a superhero, only science fiction style. In the first issue, we discover that she is dying. Therefore, when she and her sidekick, the genius Jack Warning, have successfully rescued a special puzzle known as the Ronin's Riddle and Jack learns that whoever solves it can be granted a wish. Jack decides to solve it by developing a drug that will amplify his and Miranda's thought processes. His intent is for him to solve it so that he can save her life. It goes differently than he expected...

Such an excellent, heartfelt comic book work.

13. Keith Knight

Keith Knight produces a variety of thoughtful, sharp, topical AND hilarious comic strips and has done so for years.

There's the daily Knight Life...

The editorial cartoon styling of (th)ink...

and the more personal, introspective K Chronicles...

All of them are awesome.

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