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#1  Edited By Metal Head

So what is the single worst comic book you have ever read?

For me it would have to be the godawful Marvel book Dakota North #1. It was just atrocious artwork and one of the dumbest storylines I've ever read in my life. I honestly can't even remember a single thing about it except the terrible artwork and the fact that I was so angry after reading it, that I literally threw it on the grass right in front of my friend's lawnmower.

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#2  Edited By gmanfromheck

I don't know about worst of all time but a recent one is Iron Man: Hypervelocity. SUCH CRAP!! The writer has an obsession with mustaches. There's like 3 or 4 references to it. I was gonna add the issue to the data base here but couldn't bring myself to enter it.

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#4  Edited By Mighty Magneto

Ahh come on Prurience Man don't hold back you won't hurt anyones feelings.

Unless you don't like Magneto comics then i'll cry

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#6  Edited By Fourpower (R.I.P)

I haven't read many comic books(being relatively new), but I think Pirates vs. Ninjas, the X-Men Civil War tie-in, and a few Spider-Man Loves Mary Janes would be near the top. Oh and a lot of those Wolverine: Origins series issues. I know people like it, but I HATE it.

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#7  Edited By fesak  Moderator

Much of the latest Wolverine stuff, especially Origins, X-Men/FF from last year and Onslaught Reborn.

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#8  Edited By Ebony Bishop

I LOVE Pirates vs. Ninjas! How can you not?!

I have an extremely high tolerance for crappy comics (I actually really liked the Spider-Man clone saga) but what I can't stand are the current slew of "Gore" comics which just seem to see how gross they can be. This includes MOST of the Zombie comics, although I did love Marvel Zombies, and have picked up the Army of Darkness vs. Marvel Zombies #1, because, hey, it's Ash.

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#9  Edited By Cosmic Sentinel

I liked tho Spidey clone saga too, I'm not alone!!! The worst comic that comes to mind is the Marville series. That was just plain awful and thought it was cleverer than it actually was. I know it led into a thing for new writers and artists, but it didn't have to suck that much!!

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#10  Edited By GoocherLee

Green Lantern: MOSAIC was a waste of ink, paper, and my hard earned cash.

Let me spoil it for you so you won't make the same mistake I did.

Jon Stewart pouts in the begining, he pouts some more in the middle, the spirit of GL Ch'p encourages him, Jon Stewart becomes a Guardian of the Universe.

Oh wait... no he didn't. A later story changed all that.

Pfft... what a waste. Artist Cully Hamner was so disgusted with DC's editorial leadership at the time, he jumped ship early in the series. It was actually selling quite well, but someone upstairs didn't like the plot, so they gave it the axe at issue #5 and told the writer of this maxipad, I mean maxi series [Gerry Jones] that he had a year to wrap up the story. I tell ya, 18 issues of toilet paper, that was.

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#11  Edited By GoocherLee

Oops! I realize you were asking about the worst SINGLE ISSUE, not story.

Hmmm... then I'd have to say whatever issue of the Marvel Vs DC crossover wherein Wolverine kills Lobo because of a popularity poll dictated the outcome.

I bought 10 copies just so I could wipe my ass with it for months following its release [heh, "release"]!

FRAGGIN' BASTICH couldn't snikt the MAIN MAN!! Pffft.

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#12  Edited By chemical boy

That's an easy one..ANYTHING BY D.C.!

Grainy artwork and lame stories

Hail Marvle!

C.B.

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Civil War as a whole sucked but issue #7 it's beyond the scale of the crapometer.
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Lucifer.

Sorry to it's fans but...omg, It was terrible.

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#15  Edited By God's Son

The entire Heroes Reborn saga was terrible.Only good thing that came out of it was the Kang the Conquerer arc.

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Nightwing: Brothers in blood

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#17  Edited By Sonata

It was easily One More Day! that piece of crap!XPP

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#18  Edited By pixelized

hmmmmmmmmmm

i couldn't get off the first page of X-men Noir

maybe it was just me

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#19  Edited By Slinger

The worst ever is by far Young Avengers/Runaways Secret Invasion.

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Cavewoman worst comic book ever.

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#21  Edited By Zoom
Slinger said:
"The worst ever is by far Young Avengers/Runaways Secret Invasion."
YA/Runaways Civil War was awful too.

But far and away the worst comic book I have ever read is Uncanny X-Men 424, Holy War part 2 by Chuck Austen.  I'd love to explain why it was so bad but Paul O'Brien of X-Axis does a much better job than I ever could.

 

"Austen jettisons Casey's origin story for the Church of Humanity's Supreme Pontiff - which was about the only interesting thing in the original story - and replaces him with a disillusioned Catholic nun who's been, you guessed it, the victim of sexual abuse in the Catholic church.  So she sets out to bring down the Church by - brace yourself, this is the good bit - creating an evil plan to instal Nightcrawler as the Pope under an image inducer, and then revealing him as the supposed Antichrist at the same time that she simulates the Rapture.  Then Catholics the world over will turn on the Church and the Church of Humanity will step in to take over!

Now, I know what you're thinking.  You're thinking, "Wow.  That's an incredibly stupid storyline."  And do you know what?  It's even worse on the page.

You may also be wondering how the Church of Humanity plans to simulate the Rapture.  After all, that involves good Catholics being taken up to Heaven.  Well, they're going to disintegrate people using evil doctored communion wafers.

I'll just repeat that.  The villains are going to usurp command of Catholicism by installing Nightcrawler as the Pope and using murderous disintegrating communion wafers.  No, this is not meant to be a comedy story.

This story is so bad that it deserves to be immortalised in derision for years to come.  Even as a hardcore atheist, I have little sympathy for Austen's bizarrely twisted idea of the Catholic Church, which seems to revolve exclusively around the twin concepts of sexual abuse and bigotry.  Granted that those may be the Church's most prominent flaws, in Austen's stories they seem to be the Church's only features.

The idea of a plan to instal Nightcrawler as Pope - never previously mentioned prior to this issue - is comically over the top.  The idea that the world's Catholics are going to react to a simulated Rapture in anything like the manner described is little short of ludicrous and suggests that Austen still thinks ordinary Catholics are little more than dogmatic slaves of their church.  I rather suspect the average Catholic in the street would continue their existing policy of generally acting much like everyone else.

Oh, and let's not forget the disrespect shown to previous writers of the Church of Humanity and Nightcrawler's priest (also a pre-existing character).  The original stories may not have been great, but they were better than this.

Why the hell would anyone want to wrest control of the Catholic Church, anyway?  It's not like it's a significant political power any more.  I suppose it's all very well if you have an evil scheme which entails interfering with the distribution of condoms in Angola, but otherwise they might as well be fighting for control of the West Godalming Yoga Centre.

Competent art from Ron Garney can't raise this issue significantly - for the most part, these days Garney sticks to telling the story as efficiently as possible.  He's not the sort of artist who can make a bad story readable solely through the power of visual aesthetics.

The fact that this storyline was selected for a 25c issue is utterly baffling.  Can we have Joe Casey back, please?

UPDATE:  Thanks to the many readers who have now written to inform me that the Rapture, as depicted in this issue, is actually Protestant theology, and not Catholic at all.  I'm not sure how you do sarcastic slow applause in print, but imagine it here."



Oh and uh....if you're going to go to all the trouble of making Nightcrawler the pope and then reveal him to be devilish by turning off his image inducer....why don't you just use an image inducer to make the current pope look like the devil and save yourself a lot of trouble?

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#22  Edited By lordraiden
TheDrifter said:
"Lucifer.

Sorry to it's fans but...omg, It was terrible."

As in the Vertigo title? Wow, that's one of the most intriguing reads around.
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#23  Edited By inferiorego  Staff

Tarot & Grimm's Fairy Tales

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All the X-men in space books from the early 90s.

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#25  Edited By pixelized
inferiorego said:
Grimm's Fairy Tales"
I hate that their covers are the best thing about the book.
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lordraiden said:
"TheDrifter said:
"Lucifer.

Sorry to it's fans but...omg, It was terrible."

As in the Vertigo title? Wow, that's one of the most intriguing reads around."
Yeah, The Vertigo title. Don't know why, I just never cared for it. I tried reading the first issue...just did'nt like it.
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#27  Edited By John Valentine
Hawk said:
"All the X-men in space books from the early 90s."

Peter David's X-Factor?
Age of Apocalypse?
X-Tinction Agenda?
Muir Island Saga?
X-Cutioners?
Fatal Attractions?
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#29  Edited By Nitric

Ok, Iron Fist is like my favorite comic series ever, right?

Well, out of every single comic I've ever read, and that's Quuittteee alottt.. I'd have to say the latest issue of Iron Fist, where they do a story on an Iron fist from the future.. was complete dogsh**. Way to disappoint.

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#30  Edited By GammaGirl

*ahem*

"Raven in her own all new Emo series"

I thnk I got through two pages before vomiting

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#31  Edited By LordCosmicKing
illuminator worst ever doesnt even have a bio in comicvine religious faith based hero
illuminator worst ever doesnt even have a bio in comicvine religious faith based hero
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#32  Edited By MidKnight
Gamma.Girl said:
"*ahem*

"Raven in her own all new Emo series"

I thnk I got through two pages before vomiting"
Stole the words right out of my mouth.
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aztek the lost said:
"TheDrifter said:
"Lucifer.

Sorry to it's fans but...omg, It was terrible."
-______-

I would say I'm surprised but you've never struck me as the Vertigo type
I enjoyed some of Preacher, and Spider Jerusalem was brilliant.

I just could'nt get past the first issue of Lucifer...
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#34  Edited By Acheron

Probably Kade.

I managed to get through the first three issues, and then I just had to drop it. It had a nice sort of fantasy/fairytale vibe, but everything just seemed to move so fast, the art wasn't really my thing, and the storyline wasn't explained very well (I thought).

Maybe it got better later, though.

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#35  Edited By Phanteros

all of howard the duck's comics. i used some to pick up my dog's shit and threw it in the trash. then some  i use to in a video called " flaming dog shi(guess what I used t" which was a smash hit in youtube.  and like the one before said i used the others as toilet paper to wipe my A$$ with. best thing i ever done next to using the Naruto mangas was fire wood during camp

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#36  Edited By Strafe Prower

The Hulk series with Rulk was terrible.

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#37  Edited By gunswordfist

An Avatar comic I read that came with a DVD. (I think it was The Last Airbender's season 1) But it was aimed directly at kids and costed me nothing 'Library's muh friend!' so I'm not angry. I also got to mention Wolverine House Of Blood and Pain or something like that. I believe that was my very first Wolverine comic..or maybe not. Anyway, most of the stories in it were cheesy and tried to hard. One had Wolverine just healing while dreaming he was under Jean's skirt (no lie), another had him fighting in Africa with a baby on his back. Talk about trying too hard to be intesting. And another had elves with machine guns. That was cheesy as f*@K! The only story I enjoyed was the one named after the book, House Of Sorrow and Hurting or something like that...

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#38  Edited By iSHADOW
Phanteros said:
"all of howard the duck's comics. i used some to pick up my dog's shit and threw it in the trash. then some  i use to in a video called " flaming dog shi(guess what I used t" which was a smash hit in youtube.  and like the one before said i used the others as toilet paper to wipe my A$$ with. best thing i ever done next to using the Naruto mangas was fire wood during camp"
blasphemy. howard the duck is hilarious. and hes a master of quack-fu thats gotta count for something.
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#39  Edited By green mage

avengers 239. they meet david letterman. i dont think  i really have to explain why that sucked

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#40  Edited By gunswordfist
green mage said:
"avengers 239. they meet david letterman. i dont think  i really have to explain why that sucked"

A Jay Leno kind of guy, huh?
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#41  Edited By Strafe Prower
gunswordfist said:
"green mage said:
"avengers 239. they meet david letterman. i dont think  i really have to explain why that sucked"

A Jay Leno kind of guy, huh?"
lol.
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#42  Edited By lionhearted

wolverine one shots

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#43  Edited By burr787

I actually don't care for the preacher or the local, right now I'm in the middle of their TPBs and their not really blowing me away like I thought they would. As for my recent least favorite book, the only thing I can think of right now is the recent issues of Captain America. They don't even feel like they're trying anymore, sure 600 was okay but I expected something better from Paul Dini. Combined with the beginning of rebirth and I really hope that the series can be good again after Steve comes back.

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#44  Edited By The Devil Tiger
Youngblood ! Baddest drawing ever ! Good concept turned bad by the writing.
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#45  Edited By pixelized
@The Devil Tiger said:
" Youngblood ! Baddest drawing ever ! Good concept turned bad by the writing. "
has that been canceled?

@lionhearted said:
" wolverine one shots "
False! "killing made simple" was amazing!


Turning me off
Turning me off


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#46  Edited By vance_astro  Moderator

Marvel Apes.

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#47  Edited By pixelized

and the Zombies

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#48  Edited By lioneta
@TheDrifter said:
" Lucifer. Sorry to it's fans but...omg, It was terrible. "
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#49  Edited By danhimself

I hated the Watchmen

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#50  Edited By pixelized

Mighty Avengers had a terrible start