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    Default All Time Favorite Run, Story Arc or Event?

    So what are some of your all time favorite runs, arcs or events? Collected or uncollected and any company? I'm looking to grab some new reading material and I'm looking for some recommendations, and just to see what some all time favorites are. I'd rather get "your" all time favs and not some lists all times favs.

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    My personal favorites

    Uncanny X Men
    -the Proteus story arc
    -issues 172, 173 and 174
    -issues 244 and 245. Girls out shopping while the next issue the guys are out in outer space and drunk and fighting goofy weird aliens

    Superman
    the John Byrne 6 issue reboot
    the beginning of the ongoing Superman comic by John Byrne. I just bought issue from the comic shop. Nice cover art of Metallo while Superman is on the ground
    -Crisis at Hand two parter. Spousal abuse story
    -Bizarro story arc sometime later on after Return of Superman
    -the whole thing with Parasite while Superman got big and deformed from absorbing too much of the sun's rays yada yada
    -Fall of Metropolis

    Batman
    -Shaman origin story from the Legends of the Dark Knight comic book series
    -Penguin Affair

    Zero Hour I think its severely underrated.

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    I don't expect a lot of agreement or amens for my personal faves, but that's nothing new.

    The run between Identity Crisis through Infinite Crisis is still one of my absolute favorites. It was plotted well in advance, and the attention to detail shows. Every corner of the DC Universe was touched on in a meaningful way, and there were so many good comics to come out of it.

    Avengers Forever is fantastic, and the quasi-sequel Maximum Security is an underrated gem. The Kang Dynasty also deserves more love.

    Spider-Island and Ends of the Earth are the high points of Dan Slott's Spider-Man run, and I've enjoyed them several times since they were released.

    Grant Morrison's Batman is a tough nut to crack, but it's extremely satisfying once you do. Bruce Wayne: Murderer/Fugitive had a super compelling premise and some really exciting issues/developments.

    Astro City: Confession, Earth X and its sequels, Garth Ennis Punisher, X-Statix, John Byrne's Generations 1 and 2, DC One Million, JLA: Tower of Babel and Rock of Ages, Multiversity and Dan Slott She-Hulk, just to name a few! That just scratches the surface; if I got into books other than mainstream superheroes (like Star Wars or Transformers), then we'd be here all day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdjac0434 View Post
    So what are some of your all time favorite runs, arcs or events? Collected or uncollected and any company? I'm looking to grab some new reading material and I'm looking for some recommendations, and just to see what some all time favorites are. I'd rather get "your" all time favs and not some lists all times favs.
    My hands-down favourite run is J.M. DeMatteis' "Captain America" run. That was awesome!

    My favourite arc would be "Death of the Red Skull." I highly recommend it.

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    I don't expect this to pop up from anyone else, but Howard Chaykin's first 12 issues of American Flagg were incredible. They were an jump in art style, futurist philosophies and storytelling structure. IMO, those issues should be up in ANY top 10 list of comics in general.

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    Off the top of my head:

    Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson
    Daredevil Born Again by Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli
    Daredevil Man Without Fear by Frank Miller & John Romita Junior
    Daredevil by Brian Bendis & Alex Maleev
    Silver Surfer by Stan Lee & John Buscema
    Captain Britain by Jamie Delano, Alan Moore, Alan Davis & Paul Neary
    Uncanny X-Men by Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum & John Byrne
    Wolverine Origin by Bill Jemas, Joe Quesada, Paul Jenkins & Andy Kubert
    Amazing Spider-Man by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko
    Amazing Spider-Man by Stan Lee & John Romita Snr
    Spider-Man by Roger Stern
    Captain America by Ed Brubaker
    Marvels by Kurt Busiek & Alex Ross

    DC New Frontier by Darwin Cooke
    Superman For All Seasons by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale
    Batman Year One by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson
    Batman The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli
    Batman The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale
    Justice League by Geoff Johns

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    John Wagner & Alan Grant on Strontium Dog the original run was for about a decade with same writers and artist.

    Alan Grant Batman was a great nice long run, same with Grant Morrison's just great long running Batman run.

    Block Mania/Apocalypse War/Days of Chaos by John Wagner. A stand out in long term effects of a world and things coming back around 30 years later. Started a long time ago with the war and Dredd having to do something horrible to stop the war. Then 30 years in both real world and Dreddverse as his world moves in real time. For revenge a biological weapon is unleashed killing almost a million people in revenge for the 500 million killed.

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    I re-read very few comics(there are always good ones I haven't read that I'm buying). So, I'll suggest a few that may be a little farther from the beaten path but I really enjoyed.

    Avengers(Kree-Skrull War) - by Roy Thomas.
    Published by Marvel in 1 tpb. Really sets the stage for future Cosmic Marvel and made me want to learn more about "classic" super-heroics

    Criminal- by Ed Brubaker Published by DC/Icon beginning in 2007. My personal favorite is volume 1, available in 2 tpb.

    Darth Vader- by Kieron Gillen Published by Marvel 2015-2017. Just wrapped up with issue 25(to relaunch). Just plain fun Star Wars comics.

    Green Hornet - by Mark Waid. Published by Dynamite in 2 tpb(2013 and 2014). Good noir feel.

    Lone Ranger - by Brett Matthews Published by Dynamite starting in 2007. First 2-3 tpb are best. Starts to meander a little thereafter but amongst the best Western comics I've read. First few issues really draw you in

    Silver Surfer- by Stan Lee Published by Marvel in the late 1960s. Short lived series. To me, Stan the Man at his Best.

    The Thing - by Dan Slott. Published by Marvel, a short-lived series(8 issues, all collected in 1 tpb from 2006). Just a fun, light series

    Wednesday Comics by various Published by DC in 2009 with multiple short stories(as if told in a newspaper strip). Oversize hardcover is just beautiful
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    Sinestro Corps War- made me feel like a kid again
    Green Lantern Rebirth- brought back my all time favorite DC character to the roll I loved him in
    The Great Darkness Saga - always loved the Legion but his was the high water mark especially if you add in the Curse Annuals after them
    Starlin's Thanos Sagas - to be honest there are 3 of them, Captain Marvel (cosmic cube), Soul Gems (Marvel 2 in 1 & Avengers Annual, and the Infinity Guantlet (with Silver Surfur lead up)
    Simonson's Surtur Saga (Thor from Beta Ray Bill to the Ragnarock 'loss' of Odin).
    Avengers Forever best Avengers story ever made me feel like the book only had one author and that author had a master plan
    Crisis on Infinite Earths It was that OMG moment from my youth that I never felt again until the SCW.
    DnA's Annihilation they made Marvel cosmic cool and must read for me even without my all time favorite Marvel cosmic character (Mar-vell)
    Roy Thomas' All Star-Squadron arc that introduced Infinity Inc and the corresponding Infinity Inc first arc that wrapped it up.

    edit: also Squadron Supreme the original and it's readaptation Supreme Power
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    (Batman #349-351, 354-359; Detective Comics #515-518, 520, 521, 524-526)
    Not necessarilly one single arc but these stories are what hooked me onto Batman, so many great plotlines you got Bats goind up against a long forgotten villian such as the Monk, Gordon getting kicked off the GCPD, Hugo Strange returning to torment Boss Thorne and the introduction of Killer Croc and pre-Crisis Jason Todd that all culimates with 'Tec #526.

    (Batman #417-420 - Ten Nights Of The Beast)
    Think of a Die Hard setting in the Batman universe in which Batman must stop the KGBeast who arrives in Gothan to kill several government officials so as to cripple the United States' SDI program, ...oh yeah and Ronald Reagan makes an appearance.

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    My Top Ten:
    01. The Nafaria Trilogy (Avengers 164-166)
    02. To Save the Save Land (X-Men 114-116)
    03. Everyone Against Galactus (Fantastic Four 242-244)
    04. The Dark Phoenix Saga (X-Men 129-137)
    05. Blackfire (The New Teen Titans 23-25, Annual 1)
    06. The Bride of Ultron (Avengers 160-162)
    07. The Great Darkness Saga (Legion of Super-Heroes 290-294)
    08. Man and Super-Man (Fantastic Four 249-250)
    09. The Death of Gwen Stacy (Amazing Spider-Man 121-122)
    10. Days of Future Past (X-Men 141-142)

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    Crisis on Infinite earths
    Avengers: Korvac Saga
    Infinity Gauntlet
    Civil War
    Heroes Return
    Captain America: Winter Soldier
    Daredevil Born Again
    Batman Year One

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    Too many to think of

    -Bone, by Jeff Smith
    -Operation Zero Tolerance, bunch of X-Men comics
    -Age of Apocalypse, bunch of X-Men comics
    -Batman vs Pedator
    -Wildcats, about 1-25
    -Cyberforce
    -Guardians of the Galaxy, Bendis, who I usually don't enjoy that much
    -Sheriff of Babylon, Vertigo
    -Enigma, Vertigo
    -Legends of the Dark Knight
    -Invincible, Image
    -Lazarus, Image
    -I hate Fairy Land, Image
    -Saga, Image


    Well, and millions more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    My Top Ten:
    01. The Nafaria Trilogy (Avengers 164-166)
    02. To Save the Save Land (X-Men 114-116)
    03. Everyone Against Galactus (Fantastic Four 242-244)
    04. The Dark Phoenix Saga (X-Men 129-137)
    05. Blackfire (The New Teen Titans 23-25, Annual 1)
    06. The Bride of Ultron (Avengers 160-162)
    07. The Great Darkness Saga (Legion of Super-Heroes 290-294)
    08. Man and Super-Man (Fantastic Four 249-250)
    09. The Death of Gwen Stacy (Amazing Spider-Man 121-122)
    10. Days of Future Past (X-Men 141-142)
    These are pretty much what I was thinking...

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    After finishing the Daredevil by Frank Miller omni recently, that has to be up there for me. Fantastic run, can't wait to get the companion.

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