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Your Top 60 Comics You Think People Should Read

Postby The Old Doctor » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:17 pm

Started because of this crap list - http://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/60-c ... hould-read

Really, that's a fucking poser list. :roll:

No list should be segregated between the genres, should include single stories as well as storylines and be
more then just from the big publishers of said genres, not be titles mentioned in mainstream or borderline
mainstream media and as far as I'm concerned, the list should contain stuff that is not available anymore!
That's out of print for one reason or another!

So my fellow OHers... MAKE A REAL LIST!

Show that little fake what a real comic reader's list is!

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Re: Your Top 60 Comics You Think People Should Read

Postby Victorian Squid » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:25 pm

I like their list well enough so far, it's very well done for one of those list-y things. You guys would just fill it up with shit comics.

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Re: Your Top 60 Comics You Think People Should Read

Postby The Old Doctor » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:27 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:I like their list well enough so far, it's very well done for one of those list-y things. You guys would just fill it up with shit comics.


:smt013

I expect better from you!

That list sucked. You can find it all on the book shelf of any comic shop or bookstore OR AT AMAZON!
"Why are you pointing your screwdrivers like that? They're scientific instruments, not water pistols."
"Oh, the pointing again! They're screwdrivers! What are you going to do? Assemble a cabinet at them?"
"Are you capable of speaking without flapping your hands about?"
""Timey" what? "Timey wimey"?"

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Re: Your Top 60 Comics You Think People Should Read

Postby Keb » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:47 pm

This shit is a work in progress. Each one can be a progression to the next.

Graphic Novels:
Lost at Sea
Blankets
Maus
Black Hole
Swallow Me Whole
Box Office Poison

Alan Moore
Watchmen
V for Vendetta
Swamp Thing
Top Ten
From Hell
Promethea

Jim Mahfood
Grrl Scouts
40oz. Collected
Stupid Comics
Kick Drum Comic
Los Angeles Ink Stains
Mixtape (art books)

Jonathan Hickman
The Nightly News
Secret Warriors
Fantastic Four
Transhuman
Pax Romans
Manhattan Projects

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Chew
Saga
Morning Glories
Elephantmen
Hack/Slash
Scud: the Disposable Assassin

Other Indie
Scott Pilgrim
Hellboy
Local
Wasteland


Marvel Classic
Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD by Steranko & co.
Captain America by Jack Kirby
Thor by Walter Simonson
X-Men: Dark Phoenix Saga
Daredevil: Born Again
Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt

Marvel post-2000
New X-Men by Grant Morrison
Planet Hulk
Nextwave
1602
Runaways
Alias

Marvel Current (2010-now)
Uncanny X-Force
Hawkeye
Wolverine & the X-Men
Invincible Iron Man

Thor: God of Thunder

Vertigo
Y: the Last Man
Sandman
Lucifer
WE3
100 Bullets
The Invisibles

More to come...
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Re: Your Top 60 Comics You Think People Should Read

Postby Amoebas » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:00 pm

Lists like this bug me. Not because of books that are there and shouldn't be (and vice versa) but because of the stupidity/ignorance of list gatherer...

"Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, by Frank Miller, illustrated by Klaus Janson and Lynn Varley"
I didn't know Klaus drew the book. And if you're going to list the colorist - list the colorist for the other 59 books.

"The Uncanny X-Men, and run of Chris Claremont, Illustrated by John Byrne"
Now this was a damn good run and belongs on any top 60 list - but come on! Byrne was SO much more than just an "illustrator".

It's stupid stuff like this that can make the whole list too silly to be credible.

Not to mention a lack of: Kirby/Lee FF, Byrne FF, Simonson Thor, The Golden Age, Starman, Camelot 3000, PAD Hulk, O'Neal/Adams GL/GA, New Frontier, Parker, Siege at Avengers Mansion, Sinestro Cops War, Long Bow Hunters, Whatever Happened to..., JLI, Kirby/Lee Thor, Return of Barry Allen, etc etc etc etc

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Re: Your Top 60 Comics You Think People Should Read

Postby Keb » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:19 pm

Amoebas wrote:Not to mention a lack of: Kirby/Lee FF, Byrne FF, Simonson Thor, The Golden Age, Starman, Camelot 3000, PAD Hulk, O'Neal/Adams GL/GA, New Frontier, Parker, Siege at Avengers Mansion, Sinestro Cops War, Long Bow Hunters, Whatever Happened to..., JLI, Kirby/Lee Thor, Return of Barry Allen, etc etc etc etc

Its not supposed to be a superhero comics list.

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Re: Your Top 60 Comics You Think People Should Read

Postby LobsterJ » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:55 pm

Quasar 1-60.

That was easy. :band

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Re: Your Top 60 Comics You Think People Should Read

Postby nietoperz » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:22 am

Sandman
Promethea
The Invisibles
V for Vendetta
Asterix
Tintin
Grendel
American Flagg (Chaykin only)
Planetary
Seven Soldiers
All-Star Superman
Dreadstar
Thor (Simonson)

I'm sure I can think of others.
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Re: Your Top 60 Comics You Think People Should Read

Postby Amoebas » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:51 am

Keb wrote:Its not supposed to be a superhero comics list.

I said "etc etc etc". :-D (and Parker)

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Re: Your Top 60 Comics You Think People Should Read

Postby The Old Doctor » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:31 am

Keb wrote:This shit is a work in progress. Each one can be a progression to the next.

Graphic Novels:
Lost at Sea
Blankets
Maus
Black Hole
Swallow Me Whole
Box Office Poison

Alan Moore
Watchmen
V for Vendetta
Swamp Thing
Top Ten
From Hell
Promethea

Jim Mahfood
Grrl Scouts
40oz. Collected
Stupid Comics
Kick Drum Comic
Los Angeles Ink Stains
Mixtape (art books)

Jonathan Hickman
The Nightly News
Secret Warriors
Fantastic Four
Transhuman
Pax Romans
Manhattan Projects

Image
Chew
Saga
Morning Glories
Elephantmen
Hack/Slash
Scud: the Disposable Assassin

Other Indie
Scott Pilgrim
Hellboy
Local
Wasteland


Marvel Classic
Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD by Steranko & co.
Captain America by Jack Kirby
Thor by Walter Simonson
X-Men: Dark Phoenix Saga
Daredevil: Born Again
Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt

Marvel post-2000
New X-Men by Grant Morrison
Planet Hulk
Nextwave
1602
Runaways
Alias

Marvel Current (2010-now)
Uncanny X-Force
Hawkeye
Wolverine & the X-Men
Invincible Iron Man

Thor: God of Thunder

Vertigo
Y: the Last Man
Sandman
Lucifer
WE3
100 Bullets
The Invisibles

More to come...



THAT IS A LIST!!! :smt038 :smt041 :smt023
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"Oh, the pointing again! They're screwdrivers! What are you going to do? Assemble a cabinet at them?"
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""Timey" what? "Timey wimey"?"

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Re: Your Top 60 Comics You Think People Should Read

Postby The Old Doctor » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:32 am

Amoebas wrote:Lists like this bug me. Not because of books that are there and shouldn't be (and vice versa) but because of the stupidity/ignorance of list gatherer...

"Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, by Frank Miller, illustrated by Klaus Janson and Lynn Varley"
I didn't know Klaus drew the book. And if you're going to list the colorist - list the colorist for the other 59 books.

"The Uncanny X-Men, and run of Chris Claremont, Illustrated by John Byrne"
Now this was a damn good run and belongs on any top 60 list - but come on! Byrne was SO much more than just an "illustrator".

It's stupid stuff like this that can make the whole list too silly to be credible.

Not to mention a lack of: Kirby/Lee FF, Byrne FF, Simonson Thor, The Golden Age, Starman, Camelot 3000, PAD Hulk, O'Neal/Adams GL/GA, New Frontier, Parker, Siege at Avengers Mansion, Sinestro Cops War, Long Bow Hunters, Whatever Happened to..., JLI, Kirby/Lee Thor, Return of Barry Allen, etc etc etc etc


This.
"Why are you pointing your screwdrivers like that? They're scientific instruments, not water pistols."
"Oh, the pointing again! They're screwdrivers! What are you going to do? Assemble a cabinet at them?"
"Are you capable of speaking without flapping your hands about?"
""Timey" what? "Timey wimey"?"

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Well that explains a lot :lol:

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Re: Your Top 60 Comics You Think People Should Read

Postby The Old Doctor » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:32 am

nietoperz wrote:Sandman
Promethea
The Invisibles
V for Vendetta
Asterix
Tintin
Grendel
American Flagg (Chaykin only)
Planetary
Seven Soldiers
All-Star Superman
Dreadstar
Thor (Simonson)

I'm sure I can think of others.


:-D
"Why are you pointing your screwdrivers like that? They're scientific instruments, not water pistols."
"Oh, the pointing again! They're screwdrivers! What are you going to do? Assemble a cabinet at them?"
"Are you capable of speaking without flapping your hands about?"
""Timey" what? "Timey wimey"?"

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IvCNuB4 wrote:The Old Doctor is Cat-Scratch ?
Well that explains a lot :lol:

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Re: Your Top 60 Comics You Think People Should Read

Postby Grayson » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:27 pm

I'll work more on this list later but here is my current list:

Completed Series
All-Star Superman by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely
The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross
Nova by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
Planetary by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday
Starman by James Robinson, Tony Harris, and Peter Snejbjerg
Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra

Completed Runs on a Series
Astonishing X-Men #1 - 24 & Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1 by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday
Immortal Iron Fist #1 - 14 by Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, David Aja, and Travel Foreman
New X-Men #114 - 154 & New X-Men Annual 2001 by Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely, Ethan Van Sciver, Phil Jimenez, Marc Silvestri, and Igor Kordey

Completed Mini-Series or Events
Annihilation by Keith Giffen, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Gabriele Dell’Otto, and Andrea Di Vito
Crisis on Infinite Earths by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez
Green Lantern: Rebirth by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver

Ongoing Series
Chew #1 - Current - by John Layman and Rob Guillory
Danger Club #1 - Current - Landry Walker and Eric Jones
Hawkeye #1 - Current by Ed Brubaker, David Aja, and Francesco Francavilla
Mind MGMT #1 - Current by Matt Kindt
Saga #1 - Current by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
The Sixth Gun #1 - Current by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt

Select Arcs and Single Issues
"The Dark Phoenix Saga" - Uncanny X-Men #129 - 138 by Chris Claremont and John Bryne
"Days of Future Past" - Uncanny X-Men #141 - 142 by Chris Claremont and John Bryne
"The Death of Jean DeWolff" - Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #107 – 110 by Peter David and Rich Buckler
"Flash of Two Worlds" - The Flash #123 by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino
"For the Man Who Has Everything" - Superman Annual #11 by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
"Kraven's Last Hunt" - Web of Spider-Man #31 - 32, Amazing Spider-Man #293 - 294, & Spectacular Spider-Man #131 - 132 by J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Zeck
"Sinestro Corps War" - Green Lantern #21 - 25, Green Lantern Corps #14 - 19, & Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1 by Geoff Johns, Dave Gibbons, Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason, and Ethan Van Sciver
"Spider-Man No More" - Amazing Spider-Man #50 by Stan Lee and John Romita, Sr.
"Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" - Superman #423 & Action Comics #583 by Alan Moore, George Perez, and Kurt Schaffenberger
"Year One" - Batman #404 - 407 by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli
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Re: Your Top 60 Comics You Think People Should Read

Postby The Old Doctor » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:45 pm

Grayson wrote:I'll work more on this list later but here is my current list:

Completed Series
All-Star Superman by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely
The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller
Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross
Nova by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
Planetary by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday
Starman by James Robinson, Tony Harris, and Peter Snejbjerg
Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra

Completed Runs on a Series
Astonishing X-Men #1 - 24 & Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1 by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday
Immortal Iron Fist #1 - 14 by Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, David Aja, and Travel Foreman
New X-Men #114 - 154 & New X-Men Annual 2001 by Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely, Ethan Van Sciver, Phil Jimenez, Marc Silvestri, and Igor Kordey

Completed Mini-Series or Events
Annihilation by Keith Giffen, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Gabriele Dell’Otto, and Andrea Di Vito
Crisis on Infinite Earths by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez
Green Lantern: Rebirth by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver

Ongoing Series
Chew #1 - Current - by John Layman and Rob Guillory
Danger Club #1 - Current - Landry Walker and Eric Jones
Hawkeye #1 - Current by Ed Brubaker, David Aja, and Francesco Francavilla
Mind MGMT #1 - Current by Matt Kindt
Saga #1 - Current by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
The Sixth Gun #1 - Current by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt

Select Arcs and Single Issues
"The Dark Phoenix Saga" - Uncanny X-Men #129 - 138 by Chris Claremont and John Bryne
"Days of Future Past" - Uncanny X-Men #141 - 142 by Chris Claremont and John Bryne
"The Death of Jean DeWolff" - Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #107 – 110 by Peter David and Rich Buckler
"Flash of Two Worlds" - The Flash #123 by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino
"For the Man Who Has Everything" - Superman Annual #11 by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
"Kraven's Last Hunt" - Web of Spider-Man #31 - 32, Amazing Spider-Man #293 - 294, & Spectacular Spider-Man #131 - 132 by J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Zeck
"Sinestro Corps War" - Green Lantern #21 - 25, Green Lantern Corps #14 - 19, & Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1 by Geoff Johns, Dave Gibbons, Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason, and Ethan Van Sciver
"Spider-Man No More" - Amazing Spider-Man #50 by Stan Lee and John Romita, Sr.
"Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" - Superman #423 & Action Comics #583 by Alan Moore, George Perez, and Kurt Schaffenberger
"Year One" - Batman #404 - 407 by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli


Sweet! :-D
"Why are you pointing your screwdrivers like that? They're scientific instruments, not water pistols."
"Oh, the pointing again! They're screwdrivers! What are you going to do? Assemble a cabinet at them?"
"Are you capable of speaking without flapping your hands about?"
""Timey" what? "Timey wimey"?"

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Re: Your Top 60 Comics You Think People Should Read

Postby mrorangesoda » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:46 pm

That's a pretty great list.
I'd keep it and replace these ones:
The Maxx
Superman: Red Son
Spider-man: Blue
The Far Side
with these:
The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
Marvels
Tales Designed to Thrizzle
Pluto (Tezuka)

but that's mostly personal preference. I cannot stand Chris Ware, but think people should read some of his stuff just to know about- otherwise, I'd say swap that out for Asterios Polyp or something.
I find most of your objections flawed- if something's out of print, how is "everyone" going to read it? I feel like the break down between genres would give someone a broad base to launch from.

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