I have been thinking about it lately, and I’d say the greatest comic book writer ever is Alan Moore, the British magician. I rate him the best based on the stuff of his I’ve read, and the movies that have been made from his books.
Will Eisner, Jerry Siegel, Bob Kane, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Chris Claremont, and Roy Thomas were or are truly great comic book creators. Their characters and some of their stories will last as long as comic book literature is remembered. In my humble opinion, Alan Moore is better.
That’s a picture of the young Alan Moore. You can real all about him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Moore. He got his start in British comics where he did such things as Dr. Who and . . .
He has worked for both Marvel and D.C. and doesn’t think either company treated him fairly or kept their end of the bargain. Some of his best work includes: (probably not in this order)
In my humble opinion, the Promethea series was the best work Moore has ever done. Moore explains magic in these books and his psychedelic artist captures it all perfectly. I loved this so much that I actually went to Amazon and bought all the graphic novels.
And this is what the very hairy Mr. Moore looked like in 2008. I’m so jealous. He kept his hair.
How could one man have done so much great stuff in his life? Maybe a better question is, how can the rest of us have done so little?