So I don’t know if I made a good thread title. By “Dream Teams,” I mean writer/artist teams, not whom you’d want to see join the New Avengers.
Here’s the game: which creative teams would you like to see on a character or series? I hope you who participate in this thread explain your answers. If people just posts lists and then peace out, this topic’s gonna age too fast.
I’ve been thinking about this lately and I think I have a few good ones.
Peter Milligan and Paul Chadwick on Swamp Thing** - So I finally finished reading all of Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing run last week and was just in awe at what he did with it. It really just goes to show that no matter how hokey a character or concept is, a great writer can still kick ass. The artists on Moore’s run were fantastic, too, especially in drawing foliage and all that swamp stuff. The last volume of Swamp Thing ended prematurely a couple years ago, but when they bring it back, I would love to see Milligan and Chadwick do a run. Milligan because he’s got that distinctive British talent for the bizarre and macabre (and because he’s one of my fave writers) and Chadwick (of Concrete fame) because he’s amazing at drawing nature and trees and crap, and he’s an outstanding pictorial storyteller.
The Bru and John Cassaday on Top 10 - I just saw the latest DC solicitiations and Top 10 Season 2 is coming courtesy of Zander Cannon and Gene Ha, the original artists. Still, I think it’d be great to see the Bru write some Top 10. I mean, it’s a total police procedural series that taps into superhero mythology! Brubaker would friggin’ kill on this series. And Cassaday’s clean line and sheer skill at depicting superheroes and creatures of mythic proportion would be perfect for this.
Brian Azzarello and Michael Lark on Batman - Batman, Detective Comics, All-Star Batman, whatever. Shoot, just make launch a Vertigo title or something. I just wanna see Azzarello allowed to cut loose on Batman without having to worry about stupid crossovers or censorship. Who wouldn’t want to see Azz write a Batman as dark and as heavy as 100 Bullets? And Lark’s art, with its gritty realism and noirish tones would totally fit. I think these two guys could make a Batman comic as scary as The Dark Knight movie.
Priest and Olivier Coipel on The Black Panther - I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather see writing T’Challa. I wish they would bring Priest back. He doesn’t get enough respect. It’s hard to believe his Black Panther was canceled while Hudlin’s crapfest is being made into a cartoon that has a high chance of sucking. And ever since I read Geoff Johns’ run on Avengers, I always dreamed about seeing Coipel draw the Panther on a regular basis. That Panther vs. Red Skull fight he drew was killer… I can’t think of too much that’s cooler than seeing a black dude take his gloves off and literally punching the jaw off a Nazi.
I think I got some more, but I’ll write 'em up later. I wanna see what the Deadpool fanatics are gonna say. Also, I’m too lazy to continue writing and will go play my Xbox a bit.