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Stir the Pot Saturday: Week 9

Jeff Hill 03/02/2013 Reviews

Welcome back, everyone! Just a quick reminder of what our goal for each and every Saturday is: Stirring the pot is the act of causing trouble for the sake of your own amusement. So we here at Comic Booked would like to formally invite you to discuss, debate, and start some shit talkin’ about the characters, the creators, and the storylines given to us from the industry we all know and love, hate, and love to hate. So let’s quit wasting time and start the mud (or web) slinging!

 

This Saturday’s question: If you had to choose, would it be Frank Miller or Alan Moore?

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Does Watchmen still hold up as the best comic ever written? Will The Dark Knight Returns ever be toppled by a Batman scribe? Does Alan Moore’s beard terrify you? Or did Frank Miller’s anti-Occupy movement turn you off forever? Which creator’s career is still going strong? Who should have stopped while they were ahead? And above all else, whose work will stand the test of time?

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So go forth and debate! But be sure to back up your responses. Don’t be scared. And don’t give up. After all, no one likes a quitter. And you’re not a quitter, are you?

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Jeff Hill is a moderately reformed frat boy turned writer/teacher living the dream in Lincoln, Nebraska. He does freelance work and writes fiction, none of which is about corn or the husking of corn. His work has appeared in over a dozen publications and his mom has a binder full of printed copies for any doubters. Plus, he's the Chief Creative Officer of Comic Booked. So that's pretty neat, too.

  1. NickFurious 03/02/2013 at 1:44 pm

    Oh man this is a good one! I think Alan Moore is just too zany as a person and honestly he terrifies me. Frank Miller seems much more down to Earth but still quirky in that strange Tim Burton way, but I gotta give the edge to Moore for creating one of the greatest comics anyone will ever write in Watchmen. He changed comic books forever and made people buy into the concept of something the likes of Civil War or House of M.

    • jeffhillwriter 03/03/2013 at 11:35 pm

      I can respect that. I think that Frank Miller is actually a better writer (and a pretty good artist, too), but Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons gave us Watchmen. And Moore did also pen V for Vendetta, a pretty decent run on Swamp Thing, and, of course, Batman: The Killing Joke. He also wrote a lot of crap. And still does.

  2. Paris of Texas 03/02/2013 at 8:06 pm

    I agree with Nick for the most part, Watchman made us rethink what heroism really is at it’s core. Truly groundbreaking. But I have to give a slight edge to Frank Miller for his ability to improve established characters. He gave both Batman and Daredevil there most enduring story archs while still creating his own original work. Not an easy choice but I give it to Miller, great topic!

  3. Paris of Texas 03/02/2013 at 8:08 pm

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  4. jeffhillwriter 03/03/2013 at 11:36 pm

    I'm going to throw my support behind Miller. He just seems like someone who actually cares, whereas Moore is more into promoting his own ego. Plus, he hasn't written anything even remotely readable for over a decade.

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