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The Weekly Challenge

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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,…

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. Fred Van Lente is the type of writer you can’t help but love due to the charm and humour…

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. Peter Milligan’s earliest work in comics came with the start of his career back in the early 1980’s, providing…

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. Max Bemis is a fairly recent transplant into the comic world, first finding success in the art form of…

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. Matt Kindt is perhaps best known for his comic works largely involving spies and general espionage.  Back in the…

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. Robert Kirkman is perhaps most well-known for creating the epic zombie horror series, The Walking Dead…but we’ll talk about…

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. Cullen Bunn first started to emerge in the comic industry back in 2007, creating the horror noir series The…

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. Truth be told, this challenge is leaving me exhausted.  I have 22 more graphic novels to read before the…

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. Rick Remender started out as an animator before breaking into comics, working on films like Anastasia, The Iron Giants,…

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. Kieron Gillen is a former computer game and music journalist.  His first work with frequent co-collaborator, Jamie McKelvie, came…

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. Neil Gaiman’s first published comic stories were four short stories within the pages of the British comic, 2000 AD.…

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. Greg Rucka is a man who has been a talented writer from a rather young age.  By the age…

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. Brian Wood is a creator who has loomed within comics since the late 90’s, truly breaking out as a…

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. It’s a lot harder than I thought it would be to write an intro paragraph for Jeph Loeb.  There…

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. Did you know if you google “Justin Jordan” for some info the first thing that comes up is another…

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. Charles Soule has much more on his résumé than just being a comic writer.  Soule also practices law in…