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

Postby The Shadow » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:42 pm

Micronauts by Bill Mantlo and Michael Golden
Invaders by Roy Thomas and Frank Robbins
Fantastic Four by John Byrne

... FF by Lee and Kirby, Amazing Spider-Man by Lee and Ditko are obvious ones that I didn't include.

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

Postby Chessack » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:12 pm

Nice. Seems like there are still a lot of Mantlo fans out there. He really was the man.

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

Postby habitual » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:06 am

1. Planetary - Ellis/Cassaday - this thread is full of fail for no mention of it so far :-D

2. Lucifer - Mike Carey - probably my favorite series of all time, both the art and writing are fantastic

3. Annihilation - Giffen/ DnA - probably the best that can be done with an "event" comic. It was a complete revitalization of Marvel Cosmic characters, Ronan and Nova benefiting the most.

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

Postby MrBlack » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:14 am

habitual wrote:1. Planetary - Ellis/Cassaday - this thread is full of fail for no mention of it so far :-D

2. Lucifer - Mike Carey - probably my favorite series of all time, both the art and writing are fantastic

3. Annihilation - Giffen/ DnA - probably the best that can be done with an "event" comic. It was a complete revitalization of Marvel Cosmic characters, Ronan and Nova benefiting the most.

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Those are all excellent choices.

I've got about half the Lucifer trades that I picked up at a used bookstore; the other half were gone when I went back the following week. I NEED to finish my collection!

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

Postby Amoebas » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:41 am

habitual wrote:1. Planetary - Ellis/Cassaday - this thread is full of fail for no mention of it so far :-D

2. Lucifer - Mike Carey - probably my favorite series of all time, both the art and writing are fantastic

3. Annihilation - Giffen/ DnA - probably the best that can be done with an "event" comic. It was a complete revitalization of Marvel Cosmic characters, Ronan and Nova benefiting the most.

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Chessack wrote:Here are some rules:

2. The series or run should have ended at least 10 years ago. It's not that I don't think anything good could have come out more recently (I know it has), but rather, the more recent stuff is already well known and probably had been read, and I would like us to compile a list of older stuff that might not be known about but is worth reading.

I'm not dismissing your choices - they are all excellent books. It's that they probably weren't listed by anyone because they aren't old enough yet.

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

Postby GOSD » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:43 am

Spectacular Spider-man #134 to #200+. Sal Buscema's best work ever. Some of best Spidey stories ever. Esp. the Peter/Harry Osborn saga.

Johns/Kollins run on Flash #181-#225. Loved every issue. Not really classic but still good. Waid's run made this run better.

Uncanny X-men #175-211 - Claremont/Romita Jr. Still one of the best runs ever.

Thor - Simonson's run. What can be said about this greatness. #337-382.

Thor - Defalco and Frenz/Breeding run. #383-459. Cheesy here and there but a damn, fun run. Celestial War, BloodAxe, Thunderstrike, Absorbing Man, Future Thor, Cap lifting Thor's hammer.

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

Postby Mr. Log » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:48 am

Going beyond three, Marvel Two-in-One is an all time favorite and is collected in four Essential volumes.

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

Postby Amoebas » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:58 am

Log-Man wrote:Going beyond three, Marvel Two-in-One is an all time favorite and is collected in four Essential volumes.

minus MTiO #'s 21 & 99 (Doc Savage & ROM) (So glad I hung onto my originals).

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

Postby Arion » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:32 pm

Chesscub wrote: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.


Byrne's Superman is one of my favorite superhero runs.

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

Postby Mr. Log » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:59 pm

Amoebas wrote:minus MTiO #'s 21 & 99 (Doc Savage & ROM)


Really? Booo! :smt011

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

Postby Amoebas » Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:29 pm

Log-Man wrote:
Really? Booo! :smt011

Yeah. At least #99 was a stand alone issue. The story in #22 (in the Essential collection) effectively starts mere seconds after the end of #21. The Doc Savage team up issue introduces characters that play key roles in later stories (including the much loved 'Project Pegasus').

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

Postby Chessack » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:34 pm

So here is our reading list. Note that I had to eliminate ones that were mentioned but did not qualify. Most commonly these were runs that may have started more than 10 years ago, but did not end more than 10 years ago, and are therefore "too recent" under my definition of "classic." Remember the point of this thread is to list comics people might not have recently come across but we think are worth reading.

Anyway... the list... this is some great reading here:

Walt Simonson Thor (337-382) (x2 recs)
George Perez Wonder Woman (1-35)
Rom: Spaceknight (1-50)
Nexus (Dark Horse)
Sandman Mystery Theater
Grimjack (Dynamite)
Eightball
Yummy Fur
Hate
Daredevil (Nocenti/Romita Jr.)
Captain America by Mark Gruenwald (330-350 or so)
Haywire
Zot 1-36
2000 AD #206-207, 424-429, 545-570, 594-597, 654-665 (1981-1994)
Haywire #1-13 (1988-1989)
Preacher
Bone
Transmetropolitan (x2 recs)
Justice League International/Europe by Giffen/DeMatteis (x2 recs)
Mage by Matt Wagner (Comico)
The Sandman (1-75)
Generation X
New Teen Titans (Wolfman/Perez) (x2 recs)
Incredible Hulk (Mantlo/Buscema) 245-313
Animal Man (Morrison)
Starman (Robinson) (x2 recs)
Quasar (Gruenwald) 1-60
Marvel Team-Up (DeMatteis) 111-133
Captain America 261-300 (DeMatteis)
Incredible Hulk (Peter David)
Flash (Mark Waid)
Squadron Supreme (Gruenwald)
MiracleMan (Moore)
Swamp Thing (Moore)
Doom Patrol (Morrison)
Avengers (Stern/Buscema)
Batman Adventures (Puckett)
Justice League of America (Conway) 151-255
Micronauts (Mantlo)
Fantastic Four (Byrne)
Invaders (Roy Thomas)
Spectacular Spider-Man (Buscema) 134-200
Uncanny X-Men 175-211
Flash 181-225
Superman (Byrne)

I tried to get them all. If I missed one, please don't be offended... I probably just scrolled past it by accident.

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