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Another special mention that nearly made the list, but was too disjointed IMO.
100 Greatest Marvels of All Time # 1-10
1. X-Men # 141 Days of Future Past, Fantastic Four # 48 The Coming of Galactus, Amazing Spider-Man # 1, Daredevil # 181 death of Elektra
2. Avengers # 1, Uncanny X-Men # 350 Gambit’s secret revealed, Amazing Spider-Man # 122 revenge against the Green Goblin after the death of Gwen Stacy, Captain America # 109 origin
3. Incredible Hulk # 181 intro Wolverine, X-Men # 25 Magneto strips Wolverine’s skeleton of adamantium, Prof X shuts down Magneto’s mind, Amazing Spider-Man # 33 Spidey saves Aunt May, Spider-Man # 1 McFarlane
4. Incredible Hulk # 1, Ultimate X-Men # 1, Daredevil # 227 Kingpin discovers DD’s identity, Wolverine # 75 Logan leaves X-Men. Bone claws replace adamantium
5. Ultimate Spider-Man # 1, X-Men # 1, Avengers # 4 first Silver Age Cap, Amazing Spider-Man # 121 death of Gwen Stacy
6. X-Men # 1 Jim Lee
7. Giant-Size X-Men # 1 intro Bronze Age X-Men
8. Uncanny X-Men # 137 death of Phoenix
9. FF # 1
10. Amazing Fantasy # 15
It was hard not to list this, but it is an amazing selection of some of Marvel's best. Surprised no one else listed it.
Veitch didn't hold anything back.
Yeah, Wood's women were classically voluptuous.
The short-lived series was often criticized on account that Bill Mantlo was not Steve Gerber, which is true enough. But I still enjoyed
most of them; if the social commentary didn't have as much bite as the color series (or was so heavy-handed as to become
childish), we still got a lot of funny moments. The artwork was also stunning; not only did we get a lot of the excellent Gene Colan's
B&W work, but we also got two brilliant issues by Michael Golden and one by Marshall Rogers!
deeper ones too.
Among my other also-runs...
Kull the conqueror (1980s series) by Alan Zelenetz and various artists. That book was truly a strange thing.
The character, after his original run in Kull the conqueror/Kull the destroyer (separated by the
three issues of Kull and the barbarians) had come full circle; the king had lost his crown
and regained it, and the status quo ante restored. Then Marvel published two issues that felt like
someone just had a cool Kull story to tell; one by Alan Zelenetz, and the other by Doug Moench (with stunning
art by John Bolton). Apparently these issues sold enough for Marvel to relaunch a Kull series,
but one that always felt as if it would be cancelled as soon as writers ran out of good ideas--- the
stories were usually stand-alones, and had the kind of gravitas you associate with special events.
Alan Zelenetz (one of the rare writers who "got" Robert E. Howard's cretaions at Marvel in the '80s)
wrote them all, and they started as oversized books. And somehow the book kept going for
ten issues, with covers by Joe Jusko (a rare instance of his pencil work); Bill Sienkiewicz, Michael Golden
and Barry Windsor-Smith. The coloring by Marie Severin hearkened back to the original Kull the conqueror,
and although the book didn't set comicdom on fire it was never less than good. I was sorry to see
The 8 pages from Sienkiewicz in #4 might be the height of his pencil work for Marvel.
And that issue by John Bolton (Kull #2) on the nice paper might be on the Top 10 Marvel's of the 80s.
Note to self: Add '80s Kull series to want list.
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.
I might have to look at that Kull series from the 80s as well: don't recall hearing about that one before.
some I almost picked (or would have if I'd remembered them):
three Gulacy series:
Six from Sirius
the Thomas/Kane Ring of the Nibelung
two Ditko series:
Shade the Changing Man
there are a bunch of others but those come immediately to kind because they all made other people's lists
edit: here are some of the others mentioned by other posters that I considered, or would have if I'd thought of them:
Tales of the Zombie
Kull and the Barbarians
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen I
Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
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