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Re: What classic series/runs would you recommend to others?

Postby Chessack » Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:08 pm

I should look into not only getting those Hulks but also Micronauts.

Back in the day, when we were paying for comics in dimes but only getting a small allowance each week, my friend and I used to split it... I bought Rom, he bought Micronauts, and we would borrow each other's and read them. So I've read most of the Micronauts series, but I don't own any of them. Argh!

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Re: What classic series/runs would you recommend to others?

Postby Chesscub » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:41 am

Magnus Robot Fighter (Valiant) 0-12-two trades were made of 1-4 and 5-8 but those are long out of print too

Quasar 1-60-Gruenwald's finest

Byrne's Superman run : amazing stuff all around. Superman 2 was one of the most brilliant stories.

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Re: What classic series/runs would you recommend to others?

Postby chap22 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:30 am

my 3 favorite comic runs of all time:

1. Wolfman/Perez New Teen Titans, specifically issues 1-44 and Annuals 1-3. the other few issues beyond that were good too, but Judas Contract really was the high-point "ending" IMMO; parts of it are available in Comixology and regular trades, whole thing in Omnibus treatment, although DC's omnibii suck

2. J.M. DeMatteis's run on Marvel Team-Up, primarily with Kerry Gammill but assorted other artists too, issues 111-133 (with a fill-in on 113 by Gruenwald)

3. DeMatteis/Zeck/Neary run on Captain America, issues 261-300, give or take a few fill-ins; introduces Jack Monroe as Nomad, intros the new Zemo (as Zemo, rather than his prior "Phoenix" identity), Cap + Deathlok, and still IMMO the greatest Red Skull epic of all time
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Re: What classic series/runs would you recommend to others?

Postby Tattooed Jesus » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:35 am

Peter Davids run on Incredible Hulk, especially when Dale Keown was doing the art work.

Mark Waids run on the Flash, it's why I am such a huge fan of the Flash and why Wally West not Barry Allen is the greatest Flash of them all.
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Re: What classic series/runs would you recommend to others?

Postby chap22 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:20 pm

Thunderstruck wrote:Peter Davids run on Incredible Hulk, especially when Dale Keown was doing the art work.

Mark Waids run on the Flash, it's why I am such a huge fan of the Flash and why Wally West not Barry Allen is the greatest Flash of them all.

2 great choices here too

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Re: What classic series/runs would you recommend to others?

Postby KingPagla » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:53 pm

Lots of great suggestions already - so thinking of three that haven't been mentioned.

Alan Moore's Swamp Thing and Miracleman runs
Gruenwald's Squadron Supreme 12 issue series
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Re: What classic series/runs would you recommend to others?

Postby KingPagla » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:14 pm

Oh and as for the great Bill Mantlo, I'm pretty sure he wound down his comics writing once he started practicing law, years before his accident. I knew his son Adam in college in the late 80's - good kid.
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Re: What classic series/runs would you recommend to others?

Postby MikeinLA » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:42 pm

My two favorite comic book runs are Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol (mostly with Richard Case on art) and Roger Stern's Avengers (especially when John Buscema starts doing breakdowns). There's a few titles that could take that last slot, but I'll pick the Batman Adventures issues that Kelley Puckett and Mike Parobeck did.

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Re: What classic series/runs would you recommend to others?

Postby KingPagla » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:49 pm

MikeinLA wrote:My two favorite comic book runs are Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol (mostly with Richard Case on art) and Roger Stern's Avengers (especially when John Buscema starts doing breakdowns). There's a few titles that could take that last slot, but I'll pick the Batman Adventures titles that Kelley Puckett and Mike Parobeck did.

Oh yeah that Puckett/Parobeck Batman stuff was soo good.
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Re: What classic series/runs would you recommend to others?

Postby Chessack » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:32 pm

MikeinLA wrote:My two favorite comic book runs are Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol (mostly with Richard Case on art) and Roger Stern's Avengers (especially when John Buscema starts doing breakdowns). There's a few titles that could take that last slot, but I'll pick the Batman Adventures issues that Kelley Puckett and Mike Parobeck did.


Yes the Stern/ Buscema Avengers run was great. At one point I had some of those. Lost them in a flood in my sister's basement years ago, though, sadly. Along with most of my 70s, 80s, and early 90s comics.

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Re: What classic series/runs would you recommend to others?

Postby john lewis hawk » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:41 pm

Jeph Loeb's Ultimatum
Chuck Austen's Uncanny X-Men run
Trouble by Mark Millar
Civil War: Front Line by Paul Jenkins

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Re: What classic series/runs would you recommend to others?

Postby KingPagla » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:46 pm

john lewis hawk wrote:Jeph Loeb's Ultimatum
Chuck Austen's Uncanny X-Men run
Trouble by Mark Millar
Civil War: Front Line by Paul Jenkins
What the hell is wrong with you?

That's four, not three!

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Re: What classic series/runs would you recommend to others?

Postby holtom2000 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:51 pm

UnionJack wrote:I'll have to go with some Golden Oldies:

Amazing Spiderman #1-300 - there are just so many great stories & creators in the first 300 issues you just can't go wrong. Classic superhero action.

New Teen Titans - Marv Wolfman/George Perez. Brilliant, best thing DC ever published.

Incredible Hulk - Bill Mantlo/Sal Buscema (from about #245 - #313). HULK SMASH!! I'd recommend anything Mantlo ever wrote - a tragic loss to the world of comics.


90 per cent agree with the Titans assessment! Too bad DCs messed up that line
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Re: What classic series/runs would you recommend to others?

Postby holtom2000 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:54 pm

JLI - Giffen Demaittes Maguire and the rest made us care about Big Barda and Ice
Suicide Squad - Proof great writers can weave a great story over many years if given the opportunity. reboot
Conway JLofA - he did the most with the big guns as anyone - blessed with Perez art to boot
Starman - Weaving DC's history with the present. This sort of great book will never be seen again thanks to DC's reboot.
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Re: What classic series/runs would you recommend to others?

Postby avengingtitan » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:39 pm

john lewis hawk wrote:Jeph Loeb's Ultimatum
Chuck Austen's Uncanny X-Men run
Trouble by Mark Millar
Civil War: Front Line by Paul Jenkins

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