1. Usagi Yojimbo. I swear these stories just don't get old for me. While this is not my favorite run of all time, it never stops holding my attention and making me want to plow through entire volumes in one sitting. 2. Kirby's Kamandi. So much fun and imagination packed into each issue. The day these stories get old for me will be a sad one. 3. Fantastic Four #48-50. I try not to read this one too much for fear it will eventually lose its impact, but it hasn't yet. 4. X-Men #152. Kitty's Fairytale never stops being fun for me. 5. Corto Maltese: Ballad of the Salt Sea. This March (Read A Graphic Novel Month) will be my fourth time reading it. It's lost some of its impact with multiple re-reads, but it still charms me each time.
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-Avengers circa 1976-1978 (roughly 150-177 minus fill in issues plus SVTU #9 and Avengers Annual 7/MTIO Annual 2)-my favrotite run of Avengers bar none, was a favorite as a kid and any time I am jonesing for an Avengers fix, this is the era I want to return to.
-Jeff Smith's Bone-I waited too long to read it the first time, now I want to revisit it any chance I get.
-Ostrander & Mandrake's Spectre-there are so many layers to this I get omething new every time I read it, but it's been far too long since I visited it.
-Gaiman's Sandman-it feels brand new every time I read it and inspires the same sense of wonder when I do.
-Alan Moore's Swamp Thing-the run is just so engrossing you can't help get sucked in every time you read it, and it's a roller coaster ride each time you do.
-Lee & Ditko's Dr. Strange (Strange Tales #110-146) a psychadelic tour de force of comic book storytelling, a thrill each and every time I read it, and perhaps my nominee for best run of a Marvel comic ever.
-Jack Kirby's Fourth World-the sheer majesty of this blows me away every time I check it out and it loses none of its grandiosity for my familiarity with it
-Roots of the Swamp Thing #1-5 (collecting the Wein Wrightson Swamp Thing #1-10) a visual tour de force by Wrightson that doesn't overshadow perhaps Wein's best work in the medium
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Way more than 5 for me. All of these i will read from start to finish, usually choosing 1-3 a year. Usagi being my most recent add on with buying up the Saga collections. Kamandi will be added into the mix once i have the omnibus later this year.
Nexus Grimjack Elfquest Usagi Yojimbo Avengers 1-298 approx Fantastic Four 1-414 X-Men: giant size #1 then 94-to end of Paul Smith run Kirby's Fourth World G.I. Joe John Carter, Warlord of Mars: Marvel and IDW run's Blackhawk by Evanier/Spiegle Tomb of Dracula Howard the Duck by Gerber Captain Marvel by Starlin Warlock by Starlin Deathlok Journey: the adventures of Wolverine McAlister
Gimme a home on the ol' prairie where I can sit in my rockin' chair reading my favorite old comic books of yesteryear!
Fables #1-75 - I just finished rereading this yesterday, and it never gets old.
N.E.X.T.W.A.V.E #1-12 - It's just absurd work from Warren Ellis, but it makes me laugh every time I read it.
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (1st series) - I didn't pick this up until a couple of years ago, but I find myself drawn back to it at least once a year.
Hellstorm: Prince of Lies #12-21 - another Ellis entry on the list. He took what was a title with no direction and for 10 issues, along with Leonardo Manco, delivered a creepy take on the Son of Satan.
Thor (Walt Simonson run) - just brilliant work on what had been a middling title, IMO, for too long.
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Grand Dictator for Life of the Classic Comics Christmas
If I have to choose only five, I suppose it would be:
1. The Brave and the Bold by Haney and Adams/Cardy/Aparo 2. The Amazing Spider-Man by Lee and Ditko 3. Thimble Theatre by Segar (the '90s Fantagraphics collection) 4. Marvels by Busiek and Ross 5. The Avengers runs scripted by Thomas, Stern and Busiek
Early Days of the Justice League of America Fantastic Four - Lee/Kirby Run Kirby's Fourth World Swamp Thing #1-5 Marvels by Busiek and Ross The Amazing Spider-Man by Lee and Ditko Morrison JLA Run All Winners Blonde Phantom Blackhawk by Evanier/Spiegle Sensation Comics - Early Days Detective Comics - Early Days All Star Squadron - Thomas and Ordway
Post by thwhtguardian on Feb 1, 2017 12:32:48 GMT -5
1) Hellboy, especially the short stories in the Chained Coffin trade. I've read it so many times I actually had to but a new copy because my original one was falling apart. 2)Legends of the Dark Knight 3) Prince Valiant, especially the first ten years 4) Age of Reptiles 5) The Ultimates
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
I read some comic books and in the mid 60's my newspaper ran Prince Valiant as a Comic Newspaper Strip for several years and I enjoyed it immensely and after awhile - I started getting nickel and dimes comic books of Prince Valiant in the early 70's to mid 70's and pass them to friends so that they can enjoy reading it.
Post by M. W. Gallaher on Feb 2, 2017 9:57:52 GMT -5
With a few exceptions, I don't do a lot of re-reading, but there are a few comic book runs that feel fresh and rewarding every time I go back to them. The first five I think of are: Crossfire by Evanier and Spiegle: one of the most entertaining and appealing comics I've ever read. StarStruck by Lee and Kaluta: so rich, I found that it was impossible to really appreciate without re-reading. Every time a new issue came out, I would re-read the earlier issues before tackling the new one. Phantom Stranger by various: I find the entire Silver/Bronze age run fascinating, from the Showcase introduction through the final issues co-starring Deadman. Inconsistent, but intriguingly so. The Wein/Aparo issues, of course, are the highlight. Mr. Miracle by Kirby: my enjoyment of this seems to stem from more personal affection than intrinsic qualities, but of Kirby's work, it's the one I seem to go back to the most. Tomb of Dracula by Wolfman and Colan: it's astounding how much variety there is in these 70-some issues. Why are vampire/Dracula stories so repetitive in other media?