Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Best Writer of 2010...Gail Simone
Simone takes advantage of every aspect of the human condition known to human kind as she leads the charge in Women comics for DC. She changed the way comic book fans look at Wonder Woman, and has changed the meaning of being a bad guy with her work on Secret Six, and consistently produces quality work unmatched by any other writer in the genre.
There have been a few titles I've read by her that I haven't been particularly fond of, but that doesn't mean she wasn't writing it well. Birds of Prey has been written exceptionally well, but it hasn't really "grabbed" me yet. I wasn't quite sure what would happen in Birds of Prey and the White Canary, but I think Simone has finally put this title in a place where I can hop on board and enjoy the ride!
To be honest, however, there isn't anything Simone has done yet that I haven't enjoyed. While she's at her best when delving into the much more serious side of her stories, there's never a lack of humor and the right amount of campiness to give her arcs enough balance to keep from being too overwhelming. If you haven't discovered Gail Simone yet, don't wait any longer! You'll thank me, I promise.