View Poll Results: Best Justice League Writer?

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  • Gardner Fox

    4 4.35%
  • Gerry Conway

    6 6.52%
  • Denny O'Neil

    0 0%
  • Steve Englehart

    3 3.26%
  • Giffen & DeMatteis

    17 18.48%
  • Grant Morrison

    41 44.57%
  • Mark Waid

    4 4.35%
  • Joe Kelly

    3 3.26%
  • Geoff Johns

    12 13.04%
  • Other

    2 2.17%
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    For me it's between Giffen/DeMatteis and Morrison. Their runs are so different it's tough to decide between the two, like apples and oranges so I'll have to go with the mood I'm in today and I'm in a Morrison mood. Each run sort of defined my taste in comics today and they're very important to me.

    As for the art, I wasn't really a fan of Howard Porter when I first started reading Morrison's run but for whatever reason he really really grew on me. It made the book so much more larger than life. I fell in love with Maguire instantly. Still one of my top three favorite artists.
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    Johns or Morrison for me, so I went with Johns. He always delivers some fun character beats that tend to have a lot of heart.

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    Johns and Morrison

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    Len Wein was writing Justice League of America when I first started reading DC comics on a regular basis (1972), and I truly enjoyed that time.
    Steve Englehart also wrote consistently good stuff, but I had to go with Wein.
    (Wein really should have been on this poll . . . how can you leave out things like the return of the Seven Soldiers of Victory; the first appearance of the Earth-X Freedom Fighters; the return of Sandy the Golden Boy; Elongated Man and Red Tornado joining the Justice League; "Spider-Man", "Thor", and "Captain America" fighting the JLA; and GL John Stewart's first appearance in a JLA adventure?)

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    Giffen and DeMatteis FTW.
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    I'm partial to the Conway era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Assam View Post
    Giffen and DeMatteis FTW.
    Worst line-up ever, and my all-time favorite.

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    I voted Grant Morrison

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    Hard to vote against Conway, Englehart, Wein, Johns, and Morrison but my pick is Brad Meltzer.

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    Englehart, Friedrich and Giffen/DeMatteis all had top runs, in my experience--but when you have Gardner Fox, who is the co-creator of the League and had one of the longest runs of any wrier (and co-created the JSA and many other DC characters to boot), it would be sacrilegious to choose anyone else ahead of him.

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    Wein really started giving the JLA members distinct personalities. An above poster cited more reasons he deserves to be the favorite.

    But I'm 'tied' in choice with Englehart. Englehat's stories just had a different, compelling feel to them.

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    ...I think it really depends on what kind of Justice League, or Justice League stories, you're looking for.

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    Morrison is the choice for those who like to read a story ten times over and still not have a clue as to what had just transpired. Incoherent storytelling or intricate pieces made for the thinking man?
    The latter is true, which is why Morrison trumps the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kelly View Post
    Englehart, Friedrich and Giffen/DeMatteis all had top runs, in my experience--but when you have Gardner Fox, who is the co-creator of the League and had one of the longest runs of any wrier (and co-created the JSA and many other DC characters to boot), it would be sacrilegious to choose anyone else ahead of him.
    Heh, you know, there probably wouldn't be a DC Universe without Fox. Just the Trinity.

    Going with Fox. I do think Darwyn Cooke should be on the list for New Frontier. Still one of the best superhero comics I've ever read.

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