69. Ronin-another I read while helping out at the comic shop in the late 80s/early 90s, but have never owned. I've been wanting to revisit it, and have been keeping an eye out for the trade or an affordable set of the original issues at shows lately, just haven't turned one up yet.
69. Batman Knightfall-read this dutifully as it came out, and that's what it was a duty or a chore. Never had an inkling to revisit it. Always underwhelmed by Bane and even at the time felt this was a retread of stuff they had just done a few years earlier leading to Batman #400. The Sword of Azrael mini and the Venom arc in Legends of the Dark Knight were the only things to come of this event that were even moderately interesting reads for me.
67. Uncle Scrooge-I haven;t read as much Scrooge as I want to have read and need to track down some more in the near future. I know our library recently got a bunch of Barks volumes in.
67. JLA Year One-another season I liked well enough when it came out but didn't bother finishing when I revisited it a few years later.
65. Fall of Hank Pym. One of my least favorite storylines of all time. It is the run that soured me on Shooter as a writer in general and was little more than character assassination because he had no better ideas for a story. It led to me stopping reading Avengers and losing interest in comics as a whole for a couple of years. I has a mail sub to Avengers when the first parts of this came out and didn't bother to renew it, and didn't seek out another issue of Avengers after it ended for almost 2 years. When I put together a full run of Avengers later, I would always skip this story when I did a read through. Ugh.
62. Tales of Colossus-never encountered this.
62. Kesel/Nord Daredevil-I liked these when they came out, but never revisited them and no longer have the issues.
62. Age of Reptiles-Tribal Welfare-I pick up issues of this whenever I see them at cons, but I don't think I have a full set for any of the minis. I love flipping through them for Delgado's art and visual storytelling, and will read whenever I get full sets of any of the minis.
61. Top Ten-I read this as it came out and liked it, but not as much as other people seem to. For me it is not in the upper echelon of the Moore oeuvre, but I know many others place it there.
"We cannot change the world until we change ourselves." -Christopher Wallace
"I see a comics culture that preserves and appreciates its past, but doesn't wallow in witless nostalgia." -Scott McCloud
“Humans beings always do the most intelligent thing…after they’ve tried every stupid alternative and none of them have worked” ― Buckminster Fuller
"Things happen all the time. Stories are how we arrange them to make sense of them." -Warren Ellis
Have read this several times and still blown away.
69 (tie). Batman: Knightfall
by Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench, Alan Grant, and others
Read and remember how insane it was. Very daring to cripple the Bat and place an unknown into the suit.
67 (tie). Uncle Scrooge: The Andes Saga
by Carl Barks and Don Rosa
Recently read again and always a joyful pleasure.
67 (tie). JLA: Year One
by Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn, Barry Kitson, and Michael Bair.
Read it in the day but not since. Well done updating bringing it into the modern comics world.
66. Jack Kirby’s Fourth World
by Jack Kirby and others
Pure Kirby imagination that still impresses and everyone tries to mimic and steal from to this day.
65. The Fall of Hank Pym
by Jim Shooter, Steve Grant, Dave Micheline, Alan Zelentz, Roger Stern, Gene Colan, Alan Kupperberg, Bob Hall, Alan Weiss, Don Perlin, Greg Laroque, Sal Buscema, Alan Milgrom. There were an army of inkers but the names that I mostly saw in the credits were Dan Green, Brett Breeding, and Joe Sinnott
Read and enjoyed the humanizing of Pym who before this was rather blah. Could have been a shorter more concise story but it was well done.
62 (tie). Tales of Colossus
by Mark Andrews
Never heard of or read but will be purchasing. Looks interesting.
62 (tie). Daredevil #353-365
by Karl Kesel, Cary Nord, and Matt Ryan (with Joe Kelly and Gene Colan)
Haven't read it since back in the day but remember really liking the contrast of Moebius and Kazuo Koike influences.
69 (tie). Batman: Knightfall by Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench, Alan Grant, and others
originally published in: Batman #492-500 and Detective Comics #656-666 (1993)
This was certainly entertaining. Count me a huge Azrael fan. He should be a much bigger character with his DaVinci Code-type of Holy Warrior background.
67 (tie). Uncle Scrooge: The Andes Saga by Carl Barks and Don Rosa
originally published in: Four Color Comics #223 (1949), Uncle Scrooge #219 (1987), Donald Duck Adventures #12 (1989)
I've only read a little of Don Rosa's work but have greatly enjoyed it. Am honored to have met him a couple of times at SDCC and gotten a Scrooge sketch. Will definitely read this someday.
67 (tie). JLA: Year One by Mark Waid, Brian Augustyn, Barry Kitson, and Michael Bair.
originally published in: JLA: Year One #1-12 (1998)
Solid read. Waid / Kitson - good stuff. It was nice seeing the other DC Silver Age characters in there too like the Challengers, Doom Patrol and the Blackhawks as well.
Still prefer having Wonder Woman in the League.
66. Jack Kirby’s Fourth World by Jack Kirby and others
originally published in: New Gods 1-11, Forever People 1-11, Mr. Miracle 1-18; Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen 133-139, 141-148, 150; New Gods (Baxter) #6, Hunger Dogs OGN (1971-1985)
I love the character concepts more than the story, but the story is certainly solid. Real shame The King couldn't have let this proceed as he originally intended.
65. The Fall of Hank Pym by Jim Shooter, Steve Grant, Dave Micheline, Alan Zelentz, Roger Stern, Gene Colan, Alan Kupperberg, Bob Hall, Alan Weiss, Don Perlin, Greg Laroque, Sal Buscema, Alan Milgrom. There were an army of inkers but the names that I mostly saw in the credits were Dan Green, Brett Breeding, and Joe Sinnott
originally published in: Avengers # 211-230 (1981-1983)
Read most of these issues. Not my favorites, but it was interesting. I respect Shooter trying to do something different.
62 (tie). Tales of Colossus by Mark Andrews
originally published in: Tales of Colossus OGN (2006)
I know Scott Morse's work but am not familiar with this. Sounds interesting.
62 (tie). Daredevil #353-365 by Karl Kesel, Cary Nord, and Matt Ryan (with Joe Kelly and Gene Colan)
originally published in: Daredevil #353-365 (1996-1997)
I've heard many fans speak highly of this run and will pick these up someday. Kesel and Colan are both great.
62 (tie). Age of Reptiles: Tribal Warfare by Richard Delgado
originally published in: Age of Reptiles #1-4 (1993)
Have it and would like it re-read it again.
61. Top Ten by Alan Moore, Gene Ha and Zander Cannon
originally published in: Top Ten #1-12 (1999-2001)
This was my pick. Not saying it's the best thing Alan Moore has ever written, but it was a series I really got a kick out of.