Worst Batman writer in you're opinion

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#1  Edited By comicdude23

Couldn't find this in the Search so excuse me if it has been done. I'm doing worst, best and one with most potential:

  • Worst - Grant Morrison
  • Best - Loeb/Miller (1980s Miller)
  • Most potential - Snyder
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#2  Edited By Death Certificate

@comicdude23 said:

Couldn't find this in the Search so excuse me if it has been done. I'm doing worst, best and one with most potential:

  • Worst - Grant Morrison
  • Best - Loeb/Miller (1980s Miller)
  • Most potential - Snyder

I get that you don't like morrison, but calling him the worst? Hyperbole much

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#3  Edited By comicdude23

@Death Certificate: God dammit. Why can't I state my opinion without getting attacked or something. Either attack my opinion and make an entire argument or just state you're best, worst and one with most potential.

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#4  Edited By MasterDetective
  • Worst - Grant Morrison, Loeb/Miller
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#5  Edited By Suprman

Morrison is mixed for me, as I've stated before, but calling him the worst is something I disagree with. Miller has only written one good Batman book imo and that was Year One. I think that Scott Synder is the best Batman writer at least of the last decade, I've read all his work on Batman and I think it's all phenomenal, but I'm just a reader with an opinion.

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#6  Edited By JohnnyWalker

you have achieved batman tas nr 1 fanboy status. in record time. now leave.

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#7  Edited By Death Certificate

@comicdude23: None of morrsion's works on batman are bad enough to placed as the worst writer for batman, considering that most of your arguments against morrison are purely subjective, aka putting batman outside of normal elements. I don't have a problem you or anybody else not liking morrison, what I don't like is when people over exaggerate their disliking.

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#8  Edited By Squalleon
  • Worst : Tony S. Daniel
  • Most Potential : Scott Snyder
    as for best i don't know....depends
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#9  Edited By z3ro180

@Squalleon:i though tony s daniels battle for the cowl was really awesome

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#10  Edited By Batnandez

Best-Morrison

Worst-Tony S. Daniel

Most Potential- I would say Snyder but Black Mirror was amazing and Court of Owls was pretty good.

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#11  Edited By Squalleon

@Z3RO180: It was a 3-issue series you didn't have the chance of getting bored.His story was to predictable.Ok we knew the ending but he could have put some twists.

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#12  Edited By InnerVenom123

Frank Miller's later work is really, really bad.

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#13  Edited By Billy Batson

*Your
Best - O'Neil, Dixon and Alan Grant
Worst - Loeb, Kevin Smith,
Potential - Snyder
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#14  Edited By InnerVenom123

@comicdude23 said:

@Death Certificate: God dammit. Why can't I state my opinion without getting attacked or something. Either attack my opinion and make an entire argument or just state you're best, worst and one with most potential.

Ok.

Why do you hate Morrison again?

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#15  Edited By Suprman

@Squalleon said:

@Z3RO180: It was a 3-issue series you didn't have the chance of getting bored.His story was to predictable.Ok we knew the ending but he could have put some twists.

I enjoyed Battle for the Cowl as well but I do see what you mean about it's predictability.

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#16  Edited By borges

@comicdude23 said:

@Death Certificate: God dammit. Why can't I state my opinion without getting attacked or something.

Because you bait people in order to get attacked? There's little possibility that you genuinely believe Morrison is the worst (especially since Loeb holds that mantle).

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#17  Edited By Night Thrasher
@comicdude23 said:

@Death Certificate: God dammit. Why can't I state my opinion without getting attacked or something. Either attack my opinion and make an entire argument or just state you're best, worst and one with most potential.

Because, that's your opinion. If you stand by it, fine. But, don't get defensive when someone has an opposing view. I think your wrong about him being the worst, I personally think Morrison is hit or miss. 
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#18  Edited By entropy_aegis

Worst=Miller after DKSA ,Kevin Smith,Tony Daniel,David Finch.

Best=Morrison,Dixon and O'Neal.

Solid=Greg Rucka,Alan Grant

Hit or miss=Winick,Snyder.

Average=Ed Brubaker

Most potential=everyone has potential,it's how you use it.

Loeb needs a special category of his own,I cant decide where to place him.

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#19  Edited By ReVamp

@Death Certificate said:

None of morrsion's works on batman are bad enough to placed as the worst writer for batman, considering that most of your arguments against morrison are purely subjective, aka putting batman outside of normal elements. I don't have a problem you or anybody else not liking morrison, what I don't like is when people over exaggerate their disliking.

+5 ReVamp Points

  • Worst: Smith atm.
  • Best: Snyder, Morrison.
  • Potential: Meh.
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#20  Edited By YMCMB

Honestly it's hard to label one writer as the best or worst, considering how many people have written Batman over the last 70 years...so within the last 10 years I'm gonna say Best: Grant Morrison Worst: Tony Daniel Potential: Snyder

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#21  Edited By Billy Batson

@entropy_aegis said:

Loeb needs a special category of his own,I cant decide where to place him.

Overrated. That'll do?
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#22  Edited By TDK_1997

Worst:Tony Daniel,Kevin Smith.

Best:Morrison,Nixon,O'Neal.

Potential:Snyder.

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#23  Edited By the_tree

I'm gonna steal some of entropy's categories...

  • Best - Grant Morrison
  • Worst - Tie between Tony Daniel, Paul Jenkins, and Frank Miller.
  • Most Potential - John Layman, or Scott Snyder
  • Hit/Miss - Scott Snyder
  • Solid - Peter Tomasi, Greg Rucka
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#24  Edited By daredevil21134

Was Kevin Smith really that bad?

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#25  Edited By entropy_aegis

@daredevil21134 said:

Was Kevin Smith really that bad?

Yeah.

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#26  Edited By Red_Jack

For me

Best is Chuck Dixon. His work is consistant and exciting. Refreshing takes on the characters too.

Worst is David Gibbons (yes, the man who did the artwork for Watchmen alongside Alan Moore). David Gibbons made a really really crappy story of Batman meeting Superman. He made another crappy one that I can barely even remember now

Most potential is Alan Moore. He only made one story which was The Killing Joke but if he ever did more stories it'd be a must read.

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#27  Edited By zexion_armando

I think the worst is Morrison (I am not a fan of the Al Ghul's or Damian, so thats probably why)

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#28  Edited By VampireSelektor

Best: Snyder, Morrison

Worst: Kevin Smith

Most potential? As in name a potential writer who could write Batman well? Maybe Kieron Gillen?

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#29  Edited By gumdealer

@Red_Jack: Alan Moore also did a Batman annual that featured Clayface.

Worst: Kevin Smith

Best: Denny O'Neil. One of my favorite writers.

Hit/miss: Scott Snyder. I liked Black Mirror, but I'm not too big on the Court of Owls stuff.

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#30  Edited By Eternal19

best:morrison

worst: Frank Miller( the good thing he wrote was Year One everything else sucked, people only like DKR because it made batman dark but it was terrible .this book is so overhyped)

most potential: Snyder, but the Court of Owls stuff didnt really make me wanna run to the comic book store to get the next issue it was above average but, it wasnt a run of epic proportions in my opinion.

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#31  Edited By Vortex13
  • Worst-(I'm going to get a lot of hate for this) Frank Miller.
  • Best-(I'm going to get a lot of hate for this) Grant Morrison.
  • Most potential.-Scott Snyder.
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#32  Edited By RedOwl_1

Wow, is curious how some people think Morrison is the worst and others think is the best :P

@Vortex13 said:

  • Worst-(I'm going to get a lot of hate for this) Frank Miller.
  • Best-(I'm going to get a lot of hate for this) Grant Morrison.
  • Most potential.-Scott Snyder.

Yep I hope you can share some of that hate with me, because I agree.

Everyone knows this : All Star Batman and Robin SUCKS!

I reaaaaaally enjoyed Batman And Robin, Batman Inc. is something in the middle to me.

Scott really is doing some good stuff, I'm looking forward to his Joker, I bet it's gonna be awesome

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#33  Edited By dmkicksballs13

This is probably going to be controversial, but I believe that Dark Knight Returns is the worst Batman story arc I have ever read followed by R.I.P. That being said I don't know why Morrison is so well-liked. I just think he tries so hard to be Alan Moore. I have really enjoyed Snyder, but I must say the best writers are Chuck Dixon and Dennis O'Neil and Kevin Smith is the worst.

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#34  Edited By WarBlade539

@Suprman: What about 'The Dark Knight Returns'? Didn't you like it?

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#35  Edited By Suprman

@darkazrael999: It's ok, but there a lot of things in the book I don't like.

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#36  Edited By Squalleon

Guys can you recommend me anything from Dixon or O'Neil?

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#37  Edited By entropy_aegis

@Squalleon said:

Guys can you recommend me anything from Dixon or O'Neil?

They dont really have a standout story,they have lengthy runs on various Bat titles.I guess for Dixon you can look in to Knightfall,Vengeance of Bane one shots,Nightwing Year:One and for O'Neil Tales of the Demon.They were impressive in the sense that they could write virtually any Batman character whether hero or villain with perfection and could craft any type of street level story.

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#38  Edited By Squalleon

@entropy_aegis: Thanks! I have already read Knightfall,VoB and Nightwing year one (actually most of Dixon's run on nightwing) i am gonna look for tales of the demon.

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#39  Edited By entropy_aegis

@Squalleon said:

@entropy_aegis: Thanks! I have already read Knightfall,VoB and Nightwing year one (actually most of Dixon's run on nightwing) i am gonna look for tales of the demon.

Your Welcome,Dixon also has a run on Robin and Birds Of Prey(which I personally enjoyed a lot).O'Neil also has the Azrael ongoing series,Batman:Venom and I think Shaman as well(Legends of the Dark Knight) to his credit too.He also wrote the issue where Gordon married Sarah Essen but I cant seem to remember which one(I think it was LOTDK annual)

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#40  Edited By ReVamp

@Squalleon: Dammit, I was going to recommend the Dixon run on Nightwing. Because its the sh!t.

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#41  Edited By entropy_aegis

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@Squalleon: Dammit, I was going to recommend the Dixon run on Nightwing. Because its the sh!t.

How's Higgins doing? he's a good writer but I feel he lacks the ambition.After reading the 8 issues of his Nightwing I was left with the impression that he just wants to be Scott Snyders sidekick.

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#42  Edited By ReVamp

@entropy_aegis said:

@ReVamp said:

@Squalleon: Dammit, I was going to recommend the Dixon run on Nightwing. Because its the sh!t.

How's Higgins doing? he's a good writer but I feel he lacks the ambition.After reading the 8 issues of his Nightwing I was left with the impression that he just wants to be Scott Snyders sidekick.

I got to be totally honest, I read the first 9 issues and then I totally and completely took a break from comics. That said, I think he may have one of the better runs on Nightwing since Dixon.

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#43  Edited By Squalleon

@ReVamp: It's really great!

@entropy_aegis: I need to read Shazam and BoP immidiately!

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#44  Edited By arnoldoaad

Worst: A.J. Lieberman

Best: Loeb/Dixon/Morrison

Potential: Fialkov, Lemire

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#45  Edited By Durakken

Would you believe I don't really have an opinion on this...

Tony Daniels gets the "voice" right often where whatever is being said is how the characters would say it, but nothing they are saying is something they'd say or do. He's interesting to say the least.

Frank Miller... Year 1 is universally loved, but everything else is just wrong. Makes me think someone else had a big hand in writing that.

Geoff Johns should never be allowed near Batman. He gets nothing right and has a disdain for him so keep him away.

Grant Morrison is good within a certain setting of known canon. Outside of that he has proven obstinate which has led him to works that aren't that good.

Snyder is good, not great. So far everything I've seen of his for Batman is either a rip off, bad, or decent but something is off about it.

Chuck Dixon is one of my favorite comic writers I've come across, but he produced one of the worst comics for Batman I forced myself through. It was one of the Legend of the Dark Knight books way back when which had funky art and it took place in the future or something.

Winick can be good or bad...Currently he sucks though.

I don't remember who did what cuz i don't really care about who did what only that the what was awesome or crap.

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Worst: Grant Morrison (killing batman, batman inc, Arkham Asylum (yeah that too), Damien Wayne, and Final Crisis are all unreadable crap)

Best: Paul Dini, and not just for Batman TAS, his other work is stellar (The TPB Detective, Heart of Hush, Streets of Gotham are all good, plus writing Arkham Asylum/City and TAS all make him good in my book)

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Snyder, best

Loeb, worst

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Best: Morrison

Worst: Miller (One good book imo)

Potential: Snyder (Enjoying some of his recent work in the New 52)

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