Author: Dylan Routledge

Alan Moore

52 weeks. 52 different writers. 2 trade paperbacks or hardcovers a week. Each week I’ll take a look at a different writer and read two different collected editions from within that person’s repertoire to help in the examination of their work. Well here it is, the “grand finale” of this weekly challenge.  The 52nd writer, and I most certainly saved the best for last.  My girlfriend is still with me which is good considering I wasn’t so sure she’d want to stay with me when I started this challenge.  Although, she is mildly upset with me for “working too much”....

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J. Michael Straczynski

52 weeks. 52 different writers. 2 trade paperbacks or hardcovers a week. Each week I’ll take a look at a different writer and read two different collected editions from within that person’s repertoire to help in the examination of their work. J. Michael Stracyznski has essentially done it all in the world of writing, helping to create television shows, movies, and comics.  Straczynski has been writing comics since the late ’80’s, catching his big break when he signed an exclusive contract with Marvel Comics in 2001.  Following the completion of that contract, Straczynski moved over to DC Comics where...

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Denny O’Neil

52 weeks. 52 different writers. 2 trade paperbacks or hardcovers a week. Each week I’ll take a look at a different writer and read two different collected editions from within that person’s repertoire to help in the examination of their work. Denny O’Neil began his career in comics thanks to some spare time on a Tuesday afternoon.  When comics legend Roy Thomas jumped over to Marvel Comics, he suggested that O’Neil take their writers test, which entailed writing dialogue for four pages of a Fantastic Four comic.  Stan Lee was impressed enough with O’Neil’s work that he was hired...

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Joshua Hale Fialkov

52 weeks. 52 different writers. 2 trade paperbacks or hardcovers a week. Each week I’ll take a look at a different writer and read two different collected editions from within that person’s repertoire to help in the examination of their work. Joshua Hale Fialkov is a writer who I wouldn’t refer to as a “big name” and I mean that in the kindest way possible.  He’s a writer who has dabbled a bit with multiple publishers but has found his greatest amount of success working for Oni Press.  The horror genre is an area Fialkov has been known to...

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Dan Abnett

52 weeks. 52 different writers. 2 trade paperbacks or hardcovers a week. Each week I’ll take a look at a different writer and read two different collected editions from within that person’s repertoire to help in the examination of their work. Dan Abnett is yet another wildly imaginative comic writer from the UK, finding success with the title 2000 AD, which resulted in a plethora of doors being opened to other publishers.  Working with Marvel, Marvel UK, and DC Comics from the 1990’s onwards, Abnett has produced more comics than you can probably wrap your head around.  He is...

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