Creator Bout 4: Battle of the Brits part 2 Ennis vs Millar

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  1. Elijya Registered

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    Garth Ennis versus Mark Millar! The drunken Irishman versus... well, the drunken Scotsman! Both are brits with a flair for violence in their story-telling. Ennis' magnum opus Preacher alone just might make him the winner here, but Millar is no slacker in the quality tales category himself. Who's your pick?

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    Name: Garth Ennis
    Nationality: Irish
    Alcohol Tolerance: Infinite
    Best Works: Preacher, Punisher, Hellblazer (91-94), Hitman, War Story, The Pro, Authority: Kev
    Biggest Mistake: Ghost Rider


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    Name: Mark Millar
    Nationality: Scottish
    Alcohol Tolerance: Endless
    Best works: Swamp Thing, Wanted, The Ultimates, Ultimate X-Men, The Authority, Superman: Red Son, Chosen, Wolverine
    Biggest Mistake: Trouble
     
  2. TheFalcon Registered

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    Mark Millar

    I like his style more and he's written a lot of great books IMO.
     
  3. Johnny Blaze Freethinker

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    Yeah, I've got to go with Millar too. Tough choice it was. :o
     
  4. PWN3R Instagram:@Mannie_Bothans

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    I go with Millar.

    I love his Ultimates, and his run on Ultimate X-men is possibly still the best.
     
  5. nite-owl Registered

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    Ennis, just for preacher alone.
     
  6. Themanofbat Never Mind the Buttocks...

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    Exactly.

    Preacher was arguably the BEST comic series of the 90's, so he gets my vote for that and that alone.

    :up:
     
  7. Elijya Registered

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    Ditto on Preacher. Millar has a far better track record for me for more ENTERTAINING stories, but Preacher is just too great a tale even for Millar's other works combined to overcome it.
     
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    Ennis for Preacher and because I've never read anything from him that just plain sucked... can't say the same for Millar.
     
  9. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Gotta go with Ennis. While Ennis can be a bit redundant, treading the same themes over and over in most of his works (Preacher, Just a Pilgrim, Ghost Rider) he at least puts enough of a spin on the themes that they seem fresh and interesting each time, and he hasn't written as much stuff that just outright blows as Millar has. The Ultimates and the earlier Authority stuff (which are also very similar, so Millar's got a bit of the one-trick pony in him, too) aside, Millar's got a pretty dodgy record for me. I'm consistently entertained by about 95% of Ennis' stuff, whereas I'm probably down to about 20% with Millar now.
     
  10. Elijya Registered

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    tried Chosen or Wanted, Corpy?
     
  11. Lackey Registered

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    that's probably the 20% ;)
     
  12. yenaled 3X2(9YZ)4A

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    Ennis, although I'm dangerously poor at reading Preacher (only ever read the first trade and keep on puting it off) I find already better than a lot of Millars work. With Millar I enjoyed Red Son, but really don't like his work on Ultimates. And I havn't actually read either of their Authority work.

    So even though I'm very poorly accustomed to these people, I have to give it to Ennis for the little I've read.
     
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    Ennis. He wrote Preacher, he's Irish (and a good drinkin' Irish at that), and while Millar likes to put a lot of pop-culture referances in his work Ennis struck me more as the kinda writer who actually just went on a bunch of roadtrips and really understands (in the sense that a writer does) the cultures that inhabit his stories.

    Though Millar does have The Authority to his name and that counts for a lot, his other work just doesn't jive with me.
     
  14. Elijya Registered

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    just curious: do people like these creator bouts? they seem to get some interesting conversations going, and I've got a few more in mind
     
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  16. yenaled 3X2(9YZ)4A

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    I like them; I like hearing peoples opinions on different creators and sometimes I forget who has written what - so this reminds me :D
     
  17. Elijya Registered

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    Ennis
    nite-owl
    Themanofbat
    Elijya
    Lackey
    TheCorpulent1
    yenaled
    Sandman138

    Millar
    TheFalcon
    Johnny Blaze
    PWN3R RANGER

    (damn, I knew Preacher would make this a bit too one-sided)
     
  18. Sandman138 Registered

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    Maybe you should have put him up against Ellis. That would have quickly balanced out Preacher.
     
  19. Elijya Registered

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    nope, saving Ellis for another one. Maybe I'll come back, though
     
  20. Johnny Blaze Freethinker

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    Yeah, they're cool.
    It's like a new take on versus threads. Only these don't suck. :D
     
  21. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I'd have taken Ennis anyway. Ellis and Millar are about even for me, although Planetary puts Ellis ahead of Millar.
     
  22. Elijya Registered

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    eh, save that conversation for another thread

    How would you guys feel if Preacher was off the table, though? since that is obviously what is tipping the scales?
     
  23. Johnny Blaze Freethinker

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    I don't think it should be taken off the table. I think each author should have all their titles, both good and bad, on display, so to speak.

    Still, wouldn't matter to me much anyway since I voted for Millar.
     
  24. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Ennis still wins because he'll never have MK Spider-Man on his resumé.
     
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    sorry to just jump in but millar's MKspiderman was good,nor great but good.
     

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