Sunday, December 20, 2020

Before taking over Detective Comics...

Before taking over Detective Comics in 2021, Mariko Tamaki wrote prose novels Cover Me, Fake ID and Saving Montgomery Sole and four Lumberjanes prose novel spin-offs; wrote original graphic novels for mainstream audiences Skim (Groundwood Books; 2008), This One Summer (First Second; 2014) and Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me (First Second; 2019); wrote comics miniseries Supergirl: Being Super and original graphic novels Emiko Superstar and  Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass for DC Comics; wrote ongoing series X-23 and Hulk and mini-series Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble for Marvel Comics. Her other comics credits have included Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Casey and April, Tomb Raider, Wonder Woman and Archie and Katy Keene, among others. 

Before taking over Detective Comics in 2016, James Tynion IV wrote fill-in issues, arcs and annuals of Batman during Scott Sndyer's run on the title; wrote a short-lived Talon ongoing series spinning-out of Snyder's "Court of Owls" Batman arc, co-wrote Batman Eternal and Batman and Robin Eternal with Scott Snyder and others, wrote a 13-issue run on John Constatine: Hellblazer and had a short run on Red Hood and The Outlaws, all for DC Comics. His other comics writing credits prior to his Detective run included two X-Men-related issues for Marvel,  a short story in a 2014 IDW horror anthology and two comics for publisher Thrillbent.


David Spar said...

A good point excellently made. You could also add that Tamaki has won an Eisner!

I'm very, very excited to read Tamaki's 'Tec run next year :)

Jose Gregorio Bencomo Gomez said...

I love Tamaki's work and I'm glad she's in the book, she's certainly better than Tynion, but I still feel like I have to point out that a superior (in numbers) creative output isn't a statement for artistic quality on its own.

Otherwise we'd have to say Scott Lobdell is better than both of these writers. Well, actually, he might be better than Tynion.