The CCF TOP 100 COMIC SAGAS: #80-71 Apr 11, 2018 11:46:22 GMT -5
Post by hondobrode on Apr 11, 2018 11:46:22 GMT -5
Have an almost complete collection but I've only read bits and pieces of this over the years. What I've read has been excellent. One of the best sci-fi comics of all time with that beautiful Steve Rude artwork in most issues.
78 (tie). Miracleman
Alan Moore makes the list again. No surprise there. His dark take on the Captain Marvel character was a very bold step back in the 80's and quite shocking at the time. Huge fan. Wish Marvel would do something good with the character but I doubt it'll be anything like this, though I could be wrong.
78 (tie). Captain America #247-255
Classic classic classic Roger Stern (a favorite writer) and John Byrne pencils with Joe Rubenstein inks (wish he did more work).
Great if short-lived run with my favorite issues being his run for president and the throwback anniversary issue.
Any Cap fan has to have these
74 (tie). Prince Valiant
One of the few strips my dad would read. As a kid I thought they were incredibly boring. What did I know ? Have now come to appreciate these gems and will get the entire run someday. Hal Foster was a true master.
74 (tie). Marvels
At a time when I was hardly buying any Marvel, this was a beacon in the night. Why couldn't Marvel do more like this ? Ross' art was attention getting and Busiek's everyman viewpoint to the Marvel Age we all knew was really cool. No Marvel fan should be without this excellent series in their library.
74 (tie). Lone Sloane
Yes, Druillet is a genius. I don't have the complete series, yet, but love this mostly for the completely insane graphics Druillet lays down. Very Kirby-esque in a cosmic 70's kind of way.
74 (tie). Aquaman: Death Of A Prince
Recently read the entire series. Only had a few issues from back then, but I'm sure this would've really grabbed me if I had the whole series back then. I like that DC took one of their B characters and really shook him up like this.
I like Truman's work and mostly love Ostrander's work. Had the privilege of meeting him at SDCC years ago. Told him Grimjack was the best thing he'd ever done and please bring him back. Another great character from First, like Nexus. That company really had it going on, including Jon Sable and American Flagg. Grimjack's bounty hunter / detective who offices out of Munden's Bar in the pan-dimensional city of Cynosure, where all realities drift in and out, is gold.
This would be such a movie blockbuster.
I've got the entire series. Can't wait to sit down and read it all the way through.
71 (tie). Lucky in Love Book 1: A Poor Man's History
I think it was this posting that made me aware of this book. I'd never heard of it before though I was aware of DeStefano's work, mostly from DC's 'Mazing Man. Yes, his work reminds me of Harvey Kurtzman; a good thing.
71 (tie). Batman: Gotham by Gaslight
Part of DC's appeal is the multiverse and alternate takes on iconic characters. This is a perfect example. Pre-Hellboy Mike Mignola with P. Craig Russell inks make the visuals work well with this great Brian Augustyn story. Definitely one of the best Elseworlds stories.