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Your top 5 comics of the 00s


I’ve actually gotten rid of a lot of trades for stuff I bought in the 00s. Here are the five you’d have to pry away from me, and what I think are the best of the decade.

  1. 100 Bullets
  2. Ultimates 1 & 2 (more 2 if I must choose)
  3. BMB’s Daredevil
  4. Ex Machina
  5. Scalped

What are yours?

Try to keep it to only five. It’s supposed to be a hard decision!


Guardians of the Galaxy
Immortal Iron Fist
Walking Dead
Ennis Punisher

Hard to leave out Civil War, Bendis Daredevil, Uktimate X Men, Alias, Planetary, Ultimate Spidey, new X Men, Powers and All Star Superman. It was a really good decade.


Umm, this is a tough one. Right now I’m thinking:

  1. All Star Superman
  2. Casanova
  3. Pride of Baghdad
  4. Ultimates 1 & 2
  5. New X-Men by Morrison and Quitely etc.


Blankets was my toughest omission. It really was a great decade. The late 80s and early 00s are the two times in my life I was most excited about comics.

I’ve never read Ennis Punisher. It’s slowly trickling on to Marvel Unlimited and when enough is there I’ll eat it up.

  1. Blankets
  2. All-Star Superman
  3. Ultimates 1 & 2
  4. Superman: Red Son
  5. (tie) Superman/Batman (Loeb) / Batman: Hush

I cheated a little at the end but also left off DC: New Frontier and several others I’m probably not thinking of right now. I’m glad Robert mentioned Blankets because I would have just been thinking superheroes.


Top 10
Ennis’s Punisher MAX
Queen & Country


Great effing decade.

  1. Ultimates
  2. Ex Machina
  3. Wanted
  4. Daredevil
  5. Planetary


You know it’s a great decade when I see everyone’s different lists and nod and think “yup, can’t argue with that”.


Bendis DD
All-Star Superman
Top 10
Human Target

But, yeah I love every single one of the titles mentioned so far in this thread.

(Honorable mention to Cooke’s New Frontier.)

  1. The league of extraordinary gentlemen
  2. Top ten
  3. The authority
  4. DD by M Bendis
  5. Ultimates 1&2

So hard to choose. There are so many masterpieces…


This is impossible. :smile:

I’d probably go for:

  1. Bendis & Maleev’s Daredevil
  2. All-Star Superman
  3. Ultimates
  4. Alias
  5. Planetary

There are loads of others that I’d like to include, but I think these five are the absolute best.


Yeah, its not easy, is it?

X-Statix - no question
Planetary - no question either
Seven Soldiers - uneven but had its fair share of absolute gobsmack moments.
Vimanarama - just a personal favourite of mine
Nextwave - another one of a kind product of its experimental time, like X-Statix


I want to go with Planetary, but I’m not sure how many issues were actually published in the 00’s… soooo…

All Star Superman
Supreme Power
Extremis (Iron Man)
(in no particular order)


According to the print release dates given at Mike’s Amazing World, the first issue published in 2000 was issue #9 in February. So most of its 27 issues (and three specials) were published in the 2000s.


Not in order.

Guardians of the Galaxy
PAD’s X-Factor
Brand New Day era Amazing Spider-Man


Ah well, then switch Extremis with Planetary just to keep the other writers in there… 5 is too few anyways =P


All-Star Superman
Astonishing X-men Hardcover
Ultimates 2


Those are the top 3. Ill think about the rest.


I suck at lists like this. Too many strong choices.


Damn, Martin. Yours is the only list that I don’t like any of the titles. :wink:


Ultimate Spider-Man
Teen Titans (Geoff Johns)
The Flash (Geoff Johns)

I’m sure I’ve forgotten something I like better.