24 thoughts on “Eisner award winning writer coming to Spawn”

  1. BKV has stated he may have a rather big announcement at the Expo. As dreamlike as that may be for him to write Spawn I’d suspect he’d continue to stick with The Private Eye and Saga and drop some Saga news.

  2. I bet Brubaker is out, since he got that deal already with Image, anything he writes, gets published. I’m sure he’s focusing on his own stuff right now.
    I doubt BKV is doing it, he seems to focus on just a few or one project at a time (which is why his stuff is good). Unless he has most of Saga already laid out, I think he’s not the one.
    The rest is a toss up to me, it could be any of them to be honest though.

  3. Many of the potential writers will bring on new readers and ones who are picking Spawn back up.
    May be a good time to dig up those Spawn #1’s, an uptick is very likely to occur in the value.

  4. When I talked to Brian Wood during his signing, I asked him about Spawn and he said that he only did issue 250 and was later let go cuz he said he and the artist weren’t getting along cuz they both had different oppinions on the way the character should go. In my oppinion it doesn’t matter who writes it as long as the story is good and takes al simons on great adventures

    1. At NYCC both Johnboy and Brian Wood were on hand for signing. I know I have the poster around here somewhere they did. Also had a Spiderman #1 signed by TMcF too. I know Mel the Movie Guy ended up with one of my signed posters before the shows end.

      1. So why it it limited to just those writers? There are others who have won Eisners. Paul Jenkins off the top of my head. I wonder who it will be?

  5. I’d add Paul Jenkins to the list then. He won the Eisner for the Inhumans series with Jae Lee and has done work for the big two.

    1. Could be, but he won for best new series and not as best writer.
      full list:
      Best Writer[edit]
      1988 Alan Moore, Watchmen (DC)
      1989 Alan Moore, Batman: The Killing Joke (DC)
      1991 Neil Gaiman, Sandman (DC)
      1992 Neil Gaiman, Sandman (DC); The Books of Magic (DC); Miracleman (Eclipse)
      1993 Neil Gaiman, Miracleman (Eclipse); Sandman (DC)
      1994 Neil Gaiman, Sandman (DC)
      1995 Alan Moore, From Hell (Kitchen Sink)
      1996 Alan Moore, From Hell (Kitchen Sink)
      1997 Alan Moore, From Hell (Kitchen Sink); Supreme (Maximum Press)
      1998 Garth Ennis, Hitman (DC); Preacher; The Unknown Soldier (DC/Vertigo); Blood Mary: Lady Liberty (DC/Helix)
      1999 Kurt Busiek, Kurt Busiek’s Astro City (Homage/WildStorm/Image); Avengers (Marvel)
      2000 Alan Moore, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Promethea, Tom Strong, Tomorrow Stories, Top 10 (ABC)
      2001 Alan Moore, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Promethea, Tom Strong, Tomorrow Stories, Top 10 (ABC)
      2002 Brian Michael Bendis, Powers (Image); Alias, Daredevil, Ultimate Spider-Man (Marvel)
      2003 Brian Michael Bendis, Powers (Image); Alias, Daredevil, Ultimate Spider-Man (Marvel)
      2004 Alan Moore, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Promethea, Smax, Tom Strong, Tom Strong’s Terrific Tales (ABC)
      2005 Brian K. Vaughan, Y: The Last Man (Vertigo/DC); Ex Machina (WildStorm/DC); Runaways, Ultimate X-Men (Marvel)
      2006 Alan Moore, Promethea, Top 10: The Forty-Niners (ABC)
      2007 Ed Brubaker, Captain America, Daredevil (Marvel); Criminal (Marvel Icon)
      2008 Ed Brubaker, Captain America, Criminal, Daredevil and Immortal Iron Fist (Marvel)
      2009 Bill Willingham, Fables, House of Mystery (Vertigo/DC)
      2010 Ed Brubaker, Captain America, Daredevil, Marvels Project (Marvel) Criminal, Incognito (Marvel Icon)
      2011 Joe Hill, for Locke & Key
      2012 Mark Waid, Irredeemable, Incorruptible (BOOM!); Daredevil (Marvel)
      2013 Brian K. Vaughan, Saga (Image)
      2014 Brian K. Vaughan, Saga (Image)
      Best Writer/Artist[edit]
      1988 Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Watchmen (DC)
      1989 Paul Chadwick, Concrete (Dark Horse)
      1991 Frank Miller and Geof Darrow
      1992 Peter David and Dale Keown, The Incredible Hulk (Marvel)
      1993 Frank Miller, Sin City, Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse) – Best Writer/Artist
      1993 Mike Baron and Steve Rude, Nexus: The Origin (Dark Horse) – Best Writer/Artist Team
      1994 Jeff Smith, Bone (Cartoon Books)
      1995 Mike Mignola, Hellboy: Seed of Destruction (Dark Horse/Legend)
      1996 David Lapham, Stray Bullets (El Capitan)
      2009 Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library (Acme)
      2010 David Mazzucchelli, Asterios Polyp (Pantheon)
      2011 Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit
      2012 Craig Thompson, Habibi (Pantheon)
      2013 Chris Ware, Building Stories (Pantheon)
      2014 Jaime Hernandez, Love and Rockets New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics)
      Best Writer/Artist: Drama[edit]
      1997 Mike Mignola, Hellboy: Wake the Devil (Dark Horse/Legend)
      1998 Mike Mignola, Hellboy: Almost Colossus; Hellboy Christmas Special; Hellboy Junior Halloween Special (Dark Horse)
      1999 Frank Miller, 300 (Dark Horse)
      2000 Daniel Clowes, Eightball (Fantagraphics)
      2001 Eric Shanower, Age of Bronze (Image)
      2002 Daniel Clowes, Eightball (Fantagraphics)
      2003 Eric Shanower, Age of Bronze (Image)
      2004 Craig Thompson, Blankets (Top Shelf)
      2005 Paul Chadwick, Concrete: The Human Dilemma (Dark Horse)
      2006 Geof Darrow, Shaolin Cowboy (Burlyman)
      2007 Paul Pope, Batman: Year 100 (DC)
      2008 Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library #18 (Acme Novelty)
      Best Writer/Artist: Humor[edit]
      1995 Jeff Smith, Bone (Cartoon Books)
      1996 Sergio Aragonés, Groo (Image)
      1997 Don Rosa, Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories; Uncle Scrooge (Egmont)
      1998 Jeff Smith, Bone (Cartoon Books)
      1999 Kyle Baker, You Are Here (DC/Vertigo)
      2000 Kyle Baker, I Die at Midnight (DC/Vertigo); “Letitia Lerner, Superman’s Babysitter” in Elseworlds 80-Page Giant (DC)
      2001 Tony Millionaire, Maakies (Fantagraphics), Sock Monkey (Dark Horse/Maverick)
      2002 Evan Dorkin, Dork! (Slave Labor)
      2003 Tony Millionaire, House at Maakies Corner (Fantagraphics)
      2004 Kyle Baker, Plastic Man (DC); The New Baker (Kyle Baker Publishing)
      2005 Kyle Baker, Plastic Man (DC); Kyle Baker, Cartoonist (Kyle Baker Publishing)
      2006 Kyle Baker, Plastic Man (DC); The Bakers (Kyle Baker Publishing)
      2007 Tony Millionaire, Billy Hazelnuts (Fantagraphics); Sock Monkey: The Inches Incident (Dark Horse)
      2008 Eric Powell, The Goon (Dark Horse)
      Best Writer/Artist–Nonfiction[edit]
      2010 Joe Sacco, Footnotes in Gaza (Metropolitan/Holt)

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