Seems I was wrong about the publication information stating number X in a series, a mind is a silly thing to waste.
I can't find a scan to illustrate the point but basically the title pages look like this:
The Wild Hunt
colors by Dave Stewart
letters by Clem Robbins
editor Scott Allie
Hellboy: The Wild Hunt #1,December 2008. Published by Darkhorse Comics inc.
So while it's listed only by it's number within the miniseries in the publication information the number within the ongoing series is published next to the title.
I don't know if that would disqualify it, perhaps wiser minds than mine will prevail.
Thanks for all that!
I would assume that means it counts, but Kurt's already thrown me a curve ball once today...
Damn! Just when I thought I had my list figured out, I realised the original six-issue Astro City mini-series from Image is eligible.
So now I have to figure out what goes. It looks like the one reprint title I had on my list is going to get bumped.
This racked my feeble brain for days after I read it.
It was torturous getting the list narrowed down.
I'm feeling guilty about 4 of my picks being reprints, but they're really good. I think you guys will agree.
Thanks Cei-U for contributing again this year. It was loads of fun last year.
Last edited by hondobrode; 12-03-2012 at 12:48 AM.
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It was a regular series. I think they took too long to come out with the issues so they started fresh with #1 after a bunch of months.
Life is what you make it.
I made the Astro City eligibility discovery fairly early on while looking up something else. I'm restricting myself (with one possibile exception at this writing) from choosing series that've gone on to long, healthy lives, though.
I tend to split superhero comics fans into "People who like Krypto" and "People who don't like Krypto."
Basically, if you miss the wonder of a dog flying around in a little Superman cape, you're in the wrong hobby.
40's reprints in the 80's : 2
50's reprints in the 70's : 1
70's reprints in the 70's : 1
70's : 2
80's : 1
90's : 3
DC : 3
East Coast Comics : 1
Acclaim : 1
Eclipse : 2
Dark Horse : 2
King Hell : 1
I feel bad there's no Marvel or Epic on here. There were almost some but on honest analysis, they were barely edged out.
BTW, I have a few scattered issues of Kull back from my childhood. I never gave them much notice but am def going to complete the run based on the high praise you guys have given the series.
On the reading front, I don't think I'll have time to re-read anything, but I am going to try to read for the first time a few short things that qualify and that I've been meaning to get to for some time. The rest I'll just have to look at briefly to confirm my impression of its quality, although there's one thing I might re-read in its entirety just because its been so long since and I was so young when I first read it (and I'm not sure I ever did get my hands on every single issue back then).
I am trying to read everything on my list (two down, ten to go), but we'll see how that pans out. The prospect of having to read some series again played a part in determining my list. I left some things off my list because the prospect of reading the whole series was too daunting, while I included other things on my list because I was eager to read them and in one go rather than piecemeal.
I think I have my final 12. Though it's always subject to change. Very DC-centric. Very weighted to the 80s and 90s.
I will add that I'm thinking about just doing them in alphabetical order as there isn't much stratification here.
Last edited by Slam_Bradley; 12-03-2012 at 11:44 AM.
I'm leaning towards chronological order myself, though that could get complicated if a few of them overlap. Alphabetical might be an option, since that would also get around ranking them in order of quality or personal enjoyment, which I want do want to avoid. Of course, it's quite likely that part-way through I'll remember or be reminded something I've forgotten about which will throw off the order anyway.