Recently on Facebook a friend of mine posted that his son had asked what his top ten favorite comic book stories where. When I saw the post my brain automatically kicked in and I had to make a list of my own!
The Rule I made was I had to list the first ten storylines that I could remember really liking. Logic being that the ones I thought of first would be the ones that I had liked the most…
XMEN BOOKS – Xtinction Agenda
This was the first major cross-over storyline I read and collected in a comic. I had been collecting old issues for a while but had just started picking up X-FACTOR after finding out that it was spun out of the last issue of New Defenders. Really dug the story. It was the underdogs and against the evil in a expanded story (Nine issues total, three each from New Mutants,X-Factor and Uncanny X-Men). It was a good story with a strong start and end. Something that is missing in the crossovers of today where the story idea is forced into every title from the publisher no matter if it works or not.
Batman Eartquake in Gotham storyline– Cataclysm, Aftershock, No Man’s Land
I always love disaster movies… so how could I not love disaster comics? I loved this era of Batman comics, but thought it sadly took a dive right after and was many years before it came back…
Wolverine : Old Man Logan
End of the world story… What more needs to be said?
DC: New Frontier
Annihilation and Annihilation : Conquest
DNA make the Marvel Cosmic books cool.
A Batman Virus story. I love reading about virology. I love virus stories…
Jeff Smiths epic tale. I love Epic Tales and this is one that ranks with the best.
I have to admit this one makes the list mainly for the art.
Usagi Yojimbo – GrassCutter
It was hard picking just one Usagi Story. While they are all epic, this one makes the top as one of my favorites.
Mage – Hero Discovered/Defined
Seems most of the stories that made my list are Epic Tales. Mage, a retelling of the Arthur myth is another one. Parts one and two of a trilogy , I like many Matt Wagner fans await the final volume of this tale.
Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
One of the best epic stories ever told. Detailing the life of Scrooge McDuck this tale combines Don Rosa’s Masterful art with his ability to tale wonderful and funny tales.