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Top Ten Best Comics Runs


#1

CBR did their most recent poll and these are the results:

10 Geoff Johns’ “Green Lantern” – 812 points (24 first place votes)

9 Walter Simonson’s “Thor” – 887 points (19 first place votes)

8 Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s “Batman” – 1019 points (20 first place votes)

7 Grant Morrison’s “Batman” – 1036 points (22 first place votes)

6 Steve Ditko and Stan Lee’s “Spider-Man” – 1242 points (25 first place votes)

5 Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s “Fantastic Four” – 1260 points (32 first place votes)

4 Alan Moore’s “Swamp Thing” – 1311 points (39 first place votes)

3 Frank Miller and Klaus Janson’s “Daredevil” – 1449 points (28 first place votes)

2 Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” – 1474 points (40 first place votes)

1 John Byrne, Chris Claremont and Terry Austin’s “X-Men” – 2356 points (55 first place votes)

Edit: Cut and paste messed up the order there. Read it in reverse, X-Men is number one and Green Lantern at 10.


#2

Glad I spotted this before I launched into the most vitriolic rant of all time :laughing:


#3

I did some editing to remove the full stops and it is fixed now. :smile:


#4

I would have liked to see Morrison’s New X Men on there, but it’s a decent list overall


#5

I have a feeling that 5 years down the line both the Batman runs in there will be missing.


#6

I was just about to say the same thing! (For Snyder’s run at least).

I’d definitely go along with Claremont/Byrne X-Men on top.


#7

My only real objection is the Snyder/Capullo Batman. I think it’s too soon to vote for a run that’s only five issues old and only told half a story.


#8

Conversely, I think #5 and #6 are only there as nostalgia. I’ve tried to read them a handful of times over the years and don’t really think they hold up.

I can’t tell if you’re joking or not but they had over 50 issues in their run on Batman.


#9

Umm… I wish I was joking but I was honestly thinking of Snyder/JRJR :blush:

I’m just going to quietly creep out of the forum now and never return…


#10

There are several GM runs that spring to mind that I think are better overall than his Batman run. Interesting to see that it obviously still has its fans though.


#11

You must be mixed up somehow Ronnie, #5 and #6 on the list are the Lee/Ditko Amazing Spider-Man and Lee/Kirby Fantastic Four. :slight_smile:


#12

Nope. Those are the ones. :wink:

I would imagine they are great for their time but I’ve barely been able to get through an issue or two. Maybe if someone rescripted them, they would work a little better.


#13

No Fourth World?

Pshaw


#14

Fourth World was placed in 54th.


#15

That is a crime.


#16

Like you, I struggle with the ‘old style’ script, but the thrust of the argument for inclusion was the sheer number of villains created in a short time for Spidey, and the over-arching Galactus/Silver Surfer and Inhumans epics, which is probably fair enough.


#17

Stan and Jack’s Fantastic Four is number five? Is this real or is my phone acting buggy and changing ones to fives?


#18

Great idea, why haven’t Marvel thought of that? :slight_smile:


#19

That’s fair but why wouldn’t they include Siegel and Shuster’s run on Action Comics / Superman for creating the entire genre.

I was actually going to suggest that Bendis’ initial run on Ultimate Spider-Man may be a better inclusion for a modern list.


#20

I don’t think you can win ‘best song’ for a cover version. :wink: