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Watchmen – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Alan Moore (Part 2)

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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, the 104th post, and I most certainly saved the best for last.  My girlfriend is … Read More →

Crossed +100 – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Alan Moore (Part 1)

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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. Alan Moore Usually this is the part where I write some facts about the author I’m doing a post on.  This week, the final week of the challenge I’ve … Read More →

The Amazing Spider-Man – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: J. Michael Strazynski (Part 2)

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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 Straczynski In 2001, J. Michael Straczynski received a major break in the comic book world when he signed an exclusive contract with Marvel Comics.  His first, and … Read More →

Superman Earth One – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: J. Michael Straczynski (Part 1)

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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 Straczynski 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 … Read More →

Superman vs. Muhammad Ali – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Denny O’Neil (Part 2)

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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 Longtime collaborators Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams have worked on so many titles together that it’s almost hard to keep track of them all.  One of the … Read More →

Green Lantern/Green Arrow – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Denny O’Neil (Part 1)

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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 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 … Read More →

The Life After – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Joshua Hale Fialkov (Part 2)

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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 Joshua Hale Fialkov began working on a webseries titled “The Bunker” back in late 2013 with artist Joe Infurnari which was well received enough to get … Read More →

I, Vampire – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Joshua Fialkov (Part 1)

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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 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 … Read More →

Guardians Of The Galaxy – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Dan Abnett (Part 2)

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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 Dan Abnett and longtime co-writer, Andy Lanning, were key figureheads for revitalizing the cosmic Marvel line of comics back in the mid-2000s.  Signing an exclusive contract in … Read More →

Wild’s End – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge – Dan Abnett (Part 1)

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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 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 … Read More →

Resurrectionists – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Fred Van Lente (Part 2)

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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 Fred Van Lente, along with artist Ryan Dunlavey, co-founded Evil Twin Comics, producing their non-fiction comics and Van Lente’s most notable work, Action Philosophers.  This is … Read More →

Archer and Armstrong – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Fred Van Lente (Part 1)

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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 Fred Van Lente is the type of writer you can’t help but love due to the charm and humour he puts into his scripts.  Just to … Read More →

Justice League Dark – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Peter Milligan (Part 2)

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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 Peter Milligan has been a mainstay in comics for several decades now following the “British Invasion” that started in the late 80’s.  As recent as 2011, Milligan … Read More →

The Names – The 2015 Weekly Writer Challenge: Peter Milligan (Part 1)

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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 Peter Milligan’s earliest work in comics came with the start of his career back in the early 1980’s, providing short stories for 2000AD.  It wasn’t until the … Read More →