Top 7 Favorite Comic Series

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  • I used to like comics, until I read Annihilation and the Nova series that followed. After that I LOVED comics. Usually when characters get power boosts, I think it's kind of gimmicky and takes away from the character development, but when Nova becomes the last living Nova and is responsible for protecting the entire universe, what's left is cosmic Marvel at it's best! Screw Sam, he had his shot and it's...meh.., bring back Rich!

  • I never read the Mirage series, and my childhood hates me for it. When IDW announced they were rebooting the turtles and Kevin Eastman was on board, I was sold. I'm so glad I picked up this series. It has all of the nostalgia you'd expect, with just enough changes to be fresh while still respecting the source material. Even if I didn't grow up during the Turtle craze of my childhood, this would still be amazing. The writing is some of the best for any comic ever. The tie-in microseries are included in this slot for number 2.

  • It's Robert Kirkman writing superheroes. Does anything get better? No. No it doesn't.

  • Another great volume to come from the Marvel cosmic events written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. The writing is just as good as Nova with the added bonus of a walking tree and a talking raccoon that guns down more people then the Punisher. What's not to love?

  • This series was pretty much all self contained stories. You don't have to start at #1 to know what's going on. There were a hand full of story arcs, but these were few and far between. The writing for this is incredible. For each issue only being 24 pages long, there somehow was room for plenty of story and character development with a healthy dose of Wild West gunslinging action mixed in. Jonah Hex is your favorite character you haven't read yet.

  • Another Western makes the list. It's tough to call this one a Western though. It's more like Cullen Bunn is writing Lord of the Rings, Jonah Hex, and Constantine all at the same time, but it somehow works. It's a shame that the TV series was shot down, this could be a great weird western.

  • Another Robert Kirkman superhero. Astounding Wolf-Man was awesome. He still makes occasional appearances in the Skybound Universe, but his ongoing series needs to be revived. It was left with a cliff-hanger that bugs me to this day!

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Not. Enough. DC.

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@the_red_viper: Definitely limited in the DC department. Besides Hex, I never dove into DC quite as much. I would read a series for a few issues, then switch to something different. I have a few DC characters on my "need to read" list that I have never got around to:

  • Green Arrow
  • Swamp Thing
  • Deaths Stroke
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The Deathstroke series in the N52 started out pretty decent but in issue 7 or 8 it came to the hands of Rob Liefield. And Rob Liefield turns everything he touches into crap. So the series became really bad and was cancelled. But you can try the first TPB, I heard it was pretty good. You can check out siome pre 52 stuff featuring him as a villain, like Geoff Johns' run on Teen Titans or something.

Swamp Thing is great no matter what you read. You can choose between Alam Moore's "Saga of the Swamp Thing" from Vertigo, and we all know Moore is awesome, and Scott Snyder's run in the N52.

Green Arrow-in the N52 he started really bad but in issue 17 came a new writer, Jeff Lemier I think, and now it's one of DC's best runs. Or you can try some of the Pre-52 stuff. I'd start with "Year One" which is great, then proceed to "The Longbow Hunters" which is a classic, and it's really good and has fantastic art. It made Mike Grell one of my favorite artists.

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@the_red_viper: Thanks for the suggestions. I'm never sure where to start with DC, even with the new52 making it easy to start anywhere. I purposefully have avoided new52 so far just so I can get suggestions like these from people who have read them before I dive in.

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great list. II just started reading TMNT, it's really good.

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great list. II just started reading TMNT, it's really good.

Indeed it is.

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@madeinbangladesh said:

great list. II just started reading TMNT, it's really good.

Thanks. Ya, it's a great series. It really might be the best writing I've seen in an ongoing series.

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nice list. I've read TMNT but then I fell behind.

I've been planning to read Nova for the longest time for I just haven't come around to it. I bought Guardians of the Galaxy recently, so I'm reading that.

As for Invincible, it looks awesome and I've been meaning to read it. But it's 107 issues and time/money consuming. Is it worth it to read all of it?

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nice list. I've read TMNT but then I fell behind.

I've been planning to read Nova for the longest time for I just haven't come around to it. I bought Guardians of the Galaxy recently, so I'm reading that.

As for Invincible, it looks awesome and I've been meaning to read it. But it's 107 issues and time/money consuming. Is it worth it to read all of it?

Nova is definitely worth it if you ever have some extra spending money. Invincible is also really worth it. There are a few jumping on points that you can start from instead of starting at number 1. If you can afford it, it's really worth starting at number 1 though. The story continues to develop from 1-107 without anything that feels like filler. It's a really well written series.

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@tparks: Is this all time?

It was when I wrote this at least. I'd have to think pretty hard now if I was to re-do it, because there are a few others I might add.

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@tparks: Lots of really recent stuff. I will be reading Sixth Gun (since someone recommended it, I think it was you.) After I get caught up on Chew.

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@tparks: Lots of really recent stuff. I will be reading Sixth Gun (since someone recommended it, I think it was you.) After I get caught up on Chew.

I highly recommend Sixth Gun. :)