The 10 Best Brian Wood Comics

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The 10 Best Brian Wood Comics

Brian Wood is, to put it mildly, a polarizing figure in comics. After an early gig on Generation X, the Brooklyn-based scribe forged his own path away from Big Two superheroes, even making it through a multi-year DC exclusive contract without stepping into the DCU proper. Thanks to a fondness for complex female characters and collaborations with then-rising artists like Becky Cloonan, Ming Doyle and Marian Churchland, Wood gained a reputation as something of an early feminist ally in comics—until allegations of harassment of female comic pros began to surface in 2013, prompting a public response from the writer.

Wood never stopped working, however, and continues to cultivate a passionate fanbase by returning to his most frequent themes: sweeping historical sagas, all-too-believable dystopias and rotating rosters of the most talented artistic collaborators in comics. To honor Wood’s return to Viking lands this week in the new Image title Black Road with frequent collaborator Garry Brown, Paste has ranked the controversial writer’s top ten books.