Tag Archives: Great comic book runs

A-list characters are no fun.

A few years ago, when writing about Matt Fraction and David Aja’s run of Hawkeye, Humphrey Lee of Ainticoolnews explains why he prefers B-list characters to the A-listers like Batman, Superman and Spider-Man. This may be one of those occasions where … Continue reading

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NRP’s Top 100 Comic Books

NPR recently released a list of 100 favorite comic books. They’re generally careful to add some qualifiers. This isn’t meant as a comprehensive list of the “best” or “most important” or “most influential” comics, of course. It’s a lot more … Continue reading

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Revisiting A List of My Favorite Comic Book Stories

When I was younger, I was obsessed with ranking stuff I liked, primarily comic book stories and movies. At a certain point, I read so much stuff that there wasn’t much of a point. Too much would get left out. … Continue reading

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Carl Barks’ Favorite Duck Story

Years ago,was given as a birthday present, The A-List: The National Society of Film Critics’ 100 Essential Films, a collection of essays on 100 great films. It doubled as intelligent writing on various aspects of film, as well as a collection … Continue reading

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More great comic book runs

The Comic Book Resources Top 100 list was an update of a 2008 list, which also included a total of 58 honorable mentions, as well as some material that didn’t make the later list. I’ve read all of… Kevin Smith … Continue reading

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From another list of the Top 100 Comic Books

The Comics Journal had a very different list of the Top 100 comic books, and I’m less familiar with the material there. The list came out in 1999, so I’m sure it would be different if it came out today, … Continue reading

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From a list of 100 Great Comic Book Runs

A few month ago, Comic Book Resources did a list of the Top 100 comic book runs, based on submissions by users. You can disagree with it, but these are all titles that plenty of comic book fans passionately love. It’s … Continue reading

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