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Offline Johnny Unusual

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Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« on: May 31, 2007, 08:20:26 AM »
I'm not counting dead people or retired creators, though I would love to see a Will Eiser/Jack Kirby team up on Dick Tracy.

Here are my ideas:

Runaways:  Writer: Jane Espenson  Artist: Niko Henrichon
Espenson is was the second best writer on the Buffy series and she also did some of my favourite episodes of the series (Earshot, A New Man, Superstar) and I know, that like Whedon, she can write the Bender from Breakfast Club meets Xander character of Chase.  As for Niko Henrichon, he (or maybe it's she) has a style that seems not unlike the constantly improving Adrian Alphona.  Just read Pride of Baghdad.

Iron Man:  Writer: Mark Miller  Artist: Steve Epting
Frankly, while I have issues with Miller's Civil War mini-series that put Iron Man into this position, Iron Man really needs a writer who won't make him come off as a jerk and won't make him right about everything.  I also want to see what the rest of the 100 part plan is because I doubt that the other writers would give it to us or make it plausible.  Plus I want to see Iron Man as someone I can root for.  As for Steve Epting, I think his espionage looking Cap work is perfect for the new head of SHIELD.

Captain Marvel:  Writer:  Peter David  Artist:  Ed McGuinness
I know he's with Marvel right now, but Ed McGuinness could really use his cartoony Capcom-style to work with Peter David's fun writing.  Peter David certainly can do dark mature tales, but he's also done a ton of kid-friendly work I think with this classic character he should really be going an all ages route and make it the kind of ook that might be some younger reader's first read.  Hey, everyone in comics admits they need younger readers and the mix of writing and art that mixes wonder, humour and heart.

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I'm surprised I haven't mentioned Grant Morrison yet.  Any other ideas?
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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2007, 09:30:14 AM »
Spider-Man:  Matt Wagner
I should hope I wouldn't need to explain this choice.

Fantastic Four: Writer-Brad Meltzer; Artist-David Mazzucchelli

Where the HELL has Mazzucchelli been for the last twenty years?

Astonishing X-Men: Writer-Joss Whedon; Artist-John Casaday
Don't leave us, Joss!

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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2007, 06:37:29 PM »
Thor:

Writer: Odin (even though he is a bit of a jerk), Artist Freya
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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2007, 08:14:52 PM »
Heh.

X-Men: Writers: Keith Griffen, J.M. DeMattis Artist: Kevin Maguire

Frankly, I'd like to see someone actually having fun with the X-Men and these guys have a great track record for it.

Legion of Super Heroes: Writer: Joss Whedon

Let's give Joss 30 super powered teens to play with, instead of just one.

Justice League of America: Written by Grant Morrison Art by George Perez

Let's give Grant an artist who can keep pace with his writing, shall we?


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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2007, 12:34:46 AM »
Spider-Man:  Matt Wagner

I worship Matt Wagner. I'd be very curious to see his interpretation of Spidey. After he does another Mage series. Has he ever done a Marvel character besides that one issue of Ultimate Team-Up?


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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2007, 03:47:55 AM »
Mike Nelson and Jack Kirby on The Fantastic Four!

Kevin Murphy and John Romita jnr on The Punisher!

Bill Corbett and Mike Wieringo on Spider-Man!

Mary Jo Pehl and Jeff Smith on Devil Dinosaur!


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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2007, 01:14:52 PM »
Spider-Man:  Matt Wagner

I worship Matt Wagner. I'd be very curious to see his interpretation of Spidey. After he does another Mage series. Has he ever done a Marvel character besides that one issue of Ultimate Team-Up?

I can't think of any. And the amazing Batman books he's been doing just make me hungrier to see how he handles other characters.
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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2007, 08:33:09 PM »
Spider-Man:  Matt Wagner

I worship Matt Wagner. I'd be very curious to see his interpretation of Spidey. After he does another Mage series. Has he ever done a Marvel character besides that one issue of Ultimate Team-Up?

I can't think of any. And the amazing Batman books he's been doing just make me hungrier to see how he handles other characters.

Tell me about it, although I have to admit I didn't like what I've read of Sandman Mystery Theater. It felt a little too Golden Age. The ending of Mad Monk makes me hope he's gonna tackle a definitive first meeting of Batman and the Joker -crosses fingers - but I'd love to see him tackle any number of mainstream characters. We know he paints a mean Green Arrow...


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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2007, 04:07:15 PM »
Spider-Man:  Matt Wagner

I worship Matt Wagner. I'd be very curious to see his interpretation of Spidey. After he does another Mage series. Has he ever done a Marvel character besides that one issue of Ultimate Team-Up?

I can't think of any. And the amazing Batman books he's been doing just make me hungrier to see how he handles other characters.

Ahhh what are you saying - Wagner is awful.  He's never taken an anatomy class in his life, and all his DC books are pitches other people wrote!
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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2007, 04:38:24 PM »
Heresy! Matt Wagner may be the greatest working figure in modern comics -- and I say that despite my LOVE for Frank Miller.

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Matt Wagner is awesomeness incarnate. So there.

And, silly, the last couple Batman series he's done have been retellings of classic 1939-1940 Batman stories. That might be why they seem familiar.
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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2007, 04:51:51 PM »
Heresy! Matt Wagner may be the greatest working figure in modern comics -- and I say that despite my LOVE for Frank Miller.

Grendel is the first successful sci-fi epic that comics have ever produced.

Matt Wagner is awesomeness incarnate. So there.

And, silly, the last couple Batman series he's done have been retellings of classic 1939-1940 Batman stories. That might be why they seem familiar.

Haha, I'm familiar with those stories, but my partner wrote those pitches.  DC has since switched editors twice and Wagner said he wanted the projects and it got mixed up in the shuffle.  It's no big deal, people sell scripts and pitches all the time and then another creative team does the art, but Wagner did it twice to him.  He doesn't care, I'm just being over-protective because I love the big lug.  ;)
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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2007, 01:32:55 AM »
I can't comment on things I know nothing about, but I can say that whomever's idea it was to do Monster Men and Mad Monk, Wagner did them justice. As for his art, I love the semi-streamlined style he leans toward - I respect anyone who's managed to avoid the skritchy little Jim Lee lines of the '90s - and his composition's always clear and uncluttered, which earns him major bonus points from me these days. I appreciate being able to look at a page and know immediately what's going on and the flow of the panels.
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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2007, 09:06:22 AM »
It also bears mentioning that Matt Wagner is one of those handful of writers who write just as well for other artists as for themselves. Grendel is a terrific example of this.
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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2007, 11:21:33 AM »
- I respect anyone who's managed to avoid the skritchy little Jim Lee lines of the '90s -

I agree - it is very over rendered.  I keep trying to get into his work, but just not feelin' it.

It also bears mentioning that Matt Wagner is one of those handful of writers who write just as well for other artists as for themselves. Grendel is a terrific example of this.

For all my moaning about Wagner, you're right, Grendel is a great book. 
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Re: Comic book creative teams you want to see.
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2007, 11:24:44 AM »
Let's put Jeff Smith and Alex Ross together on something. Don't know what they'd do, but it'd be guaranteed awesome. :^)