Best Writer of 2009

Jim Doom: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning!

I don’t know if I should call this a tie since it’s two guys, but I don’t know where you split them. Guardians of the Galaxy has been great, and War of Kings was amazing. I hear from Doom DeLuise that Nova and some of the other Kings books have been great too.

Honorable mention: Grant Morrison. I’m not sure I could’ve hated the conclusion to Final Crisis any more than I did, but his Batman & Robin book has been great. Keep this guy focused on straightforward superhero stories and he’s amazing.

Honorable mention: Jonathan Hickman. I’ve only recently started reading Fantastic Four, but I’ve loved what I’ve read. It completely captures that fun spirit I’ve been missing in most comics.

Fin Fang Doom: Geoff Johns!

Geoff Johns is the anti-Bendis. Just as I generally avoid anything written by Brian Michael Bendis, Johns’ name is usually enough to get me to pick up a new book.

For instance, would I have paid $4 for a Superboy comic if Johns wasn’t writing it? Of course not. Yet another “definitive” Superman origin? Nope. How about a Flash mini-series? What, are you kidding? Yet I bought them all and enjoyed them all.

And let’s not forget that Johns started the year by finishing the best thing to come out of Final Crisis, Legion of 3 Worlds, and ended it mid-way through Blackest Night, which is the most exciting thing to happen in DC comics since Sinestro Corps War.

Here were our favorite writers from previous years:

Doom DeLuise: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
Fin Fang Doom: Geoff Johns
Jim Doom: Ed Brubaker

Doominator: Messiah Complex team
Fin Fang Doom: Ed Brubaker
Doom DeLuise: Ed Brubaker
Jim Doom: Brian Michael Bendis

Jim Doom: Ed Brubaker
Doominator: Grant Morrison
Doom DeLuise: Kurt Busiek
Fin Fang Doom: Peter David

Fin Fang Doom: Geoff Johns
Jim Doom: Geoff Johns
Colonel Doom: Geoff Johns
Jean-Claude Van Doom: Robert Kirkman