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    Default Comic book artists who can also write well?

    I've noticed, some guys can write and draw pretty well.

    John Byrne- Both his writing and art on Fantastic Four is legendary.
    Jack Kirby
    Walt Simonson- His run on Thor, like John Byrne's FF, is a masterpiece.
    Frank Miller-his works on Batman and Daredevil is stellarly awesome as well.
    Jim Starlin- he is greater at writing than at penciling.
    Dave Gibbons- I enjoyed his works on Star Wars and Rann-Thanagar War
    Erik Larsen- I loved his co-work with Busiek on the Defenders.
    Jerry Ordway- His works on Power of Shazam and Avengers were good.
    Dan Jurgens- His Superman run is quite enjoyable to read.

    However, not many comic book artists can write good stories to my knowledge. And Rob Liefeld is no exception.

    Based on what I've seen of Heroes Reborn, Rob Liefeld's writing style is horrible. Jim Lee's writing on Fantastic Four and iron Man is decent at best. I've seen only a couple of Todd MFarlane's Spawn issues which I borrowed from a friend so I can't make an opinion based on a couple issues.

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    Will Eisner.
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    Chris Ware
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    Alan Davis did a very fun period on Excalibur. Surprisingly good writing actually, and we can't forget The Nail which was all him as well.

    Carlos Pacheco wrote some FF didn't he? They were pretty good, but was that down to Jeph Loeb's americanised translations or not?

    Dave Gibbons...I know he writes a fair amount but have never read them. Anybody have a view on him?

    oh oh oh...nearly forgot Paul Grist. I loved his Jack Staff series (I guess it's Vol 1 now)!

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    Charles Burns
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    Sorry, the conversation begins and ends with Erik Larsen. He drew and wrote 130 issues of his great book and still running (that's longer than most creative teams work together).
    Kids, if you want to impress your date, remember its a dog-eat-dog world, not a doggy dog world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricochet1980
    Alan Davis did a very fun period on Excalibur. Surprisingly good writing actually, and we can't forget The Nail which was all him as well.

    -R
    How could I forget his spectacular work on Elseworlds book "The Nail". He did well on the "World Without Superman" story. I also enjoyed Alan Davis' X-Men/Clan Destine crossover.

    I also forgot to nominate one more deserving artist/writer. JIM VALENTINO.

    Jim Valentino's run on Guardians of the Galaxy was great. So was his brilliantly written story "What If Avengers had fought Galactus".
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    Quote Originally Posted by hmnut73
    Sorry, the conversation begins and ends with Erik Larsen.
    Really?

    I think Erik's a terrific writer, but I hardly think he's the only one.

    Leonard Starr, Frank Robbins, Bill Everett, David Mazzucchelli, Seth, Linda Medley, Stan Sakai, Phil Hester, Howard Chaykin, Tim Truman, Alex Toth, Richard Howell, Mike Mignola, Carl Barks...

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    Bendis, Steranko.

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    Leonard Starr, Frank Robbins, Bill Everett, David Mazzucchelli, Seth, Linda Medley, Stan Sakai, Phil Hester, Howard Chaykin, Tim Truman, Alex Toth, Richard Howell, Mike Mignola, Carl Barks...

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    maaan, how did I ever forget Robbins? Johhny Hazard was so cool.

    I wasn't aware that David Mazzucchelli had done any written work. Can you enlighten us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricochet1980
    I wasn't aware that David Mazzucchelli had done any written work. Can you enlighten us?
    Mostly, his stories have appeared in RUBBER BLANKET, and one of them, "Big Man," is absolutely terrific.

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    George Perez (can't beleive no one said him)
    Keith Giffin (though it's been a while since he had a full-time penciling gig)
    Adam Warren (who IIRC has always written his own stuff and never worked with another writer)

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    Mike Oeming and Kyle Baker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt Busiek
    Really?

    I think Erik's a terrific writer, but I hardly think he's the only one.

    Leonard Starr, Frank Robbins, Bill Everett, David Mazzucchelli, Seth, Linda Medley, Stan Sakai, Phil Hester, Howard Chaykin, Tim Truman, Alex Toth, Richard Howell, Mike Mignola, Carl Barks...

    kdb

    I agree there are many others, but I have never heard of anyone else drawing/ writing as many issues for as long Larsen in a single run. If there is a speical award for doing both drawing and writing, I don't see how Larsen the top pick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hmnut73
    I agree there are many others, but I have never heard of anyone else drawing/ writing as many issues for as long Larsen in a single run. If there is a speical award for doing both drawing and writing, I don't see how Larsen the top pick.
    Nobody was asking "Which writer/artist lasted the longest," though.

    And if there were a special award for writing and drawing, wouldn't it go to the person people thought did it best, rather than them counting up the number of issues and deciding based on which was the highest pile?

    I think Erik's a terrific writer/artist, but I thought that when he'd only done 12 issues in a row, too.

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