Top 5 Favourite Comic Book Stories Of All Time

My Personal Favourite Comic Book Stories

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By Spideyguy94 - 10/24/2012
Everyone has they're favourite comic book storylines of all time in this i will tell you guys what mine are and i hope you guys tell me what yours are aswell i think its a great topic for people to talk about.

Before i start this i want to say that watchmen and the dark knight returns are not in this list. Not because i think they are bad dont get me wrong watchmen and the dark knight returns are amazing pieces of not just comics but fiction in general and if i wanted to put them on this list they would easily be in the top 3 but i feel it would be to easy to do that and i honestly have nothing new or interesting to say about them.

5.Captain America: Winter Soldier


A truly amazing story and a fantastic way to bring bucky back and has changed the face of captain america comics since so much so that its getting a movie based on it.


4.The Ultimates And The Ultimates 2




I know it seems like cheating but they really are one big story. Very relevent to the time they where written in and a great critque on politics specifically the bush administration a truly cinematic story.


3.Batman The Long Halloween


Amazing to say the least a great mystery and a perfect mix between super villains and gangsters and a great harvey dent story that improves on multiple reads also a story which the dark knight took plenty of story elements from and that cant be a bad thing.


2.Daredevil: Born Again


The best daredevil ever written in my opinion. Matt murdock is broken down until there is nothing left and finds the strength to build himself back up again after karen page indirectly sells matts secret idenity for just a small amount of drugs to his arch enemy the kingpin. One of frank millers finest works. It has great characters great emotion and most of all brilliant story


1.The Death Of Gwen Stacy


The story that single handedly ended the silver age and set the foundations for comic books to tell darker stories like watchmen and the dark knight returns to tell and perfect. The effect of this story still has a major effect on spider-man comics due to the fact that gwen has stayed dead. A story that shows the hero doesnt always win and how serious the consequences of there failure can be and how it can effect not just him but everyone around them and i cant wait to see how its done on screen.


Thats my top 5 comic book stories what are your's? sound off in the comments below guys.
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jjk2814 - 10/24/2012, 5:43 PM
Yeah. Born again was definitely the best Daredevil story! Also great call on Long Halloween.

I like Ultimates, especially their treatment of Captain America, but could never really get on board with the Ultimate Iron Man and Thor. The story-telling was great though!
Tainted87 - 10/24/2012, 5:52 PM
The Long Halloween, Identity Crisis, Born Again, and Mutant Massacre are my favorites.

I never got into Cap, so I'll have to check out Winter Soldier.
Spideyguy94 - 10/24/2012, 5:54 PM
@jjk2814 yeah I really loved what they did with cap in the ultimates aswell bymake him the opposite of 616 cap instead of a great guy everyone loves to be around he's kind of a like a grumpy old man and a jerk trapped in late twenties early 30s body and I really like ultimate iron man not huge on ultimate hulk and Thor but ultimate hawkeye Is defiantly my favourite character of the whole ultimates series
Spideyguy94 - 10/24/2012, 5:57 PM
*by making* stupid iPad
avengers72 - 10/24/2012, 8:03 PM
awesome
Spideyguy94 - 10/25/2012, 5:22 AM
@cipher thanks man a lot of what you picked I loved aswell I nearly had a heart attack when I seen ultimatum hahaha
marvel72 - 10/25/2012, 6:24 AM
great list,this is toughie to pick five so i'll give you some my favorite marvel & dc stories.

-uncanny x-men the dark phoenix saga
-uncanny x-men mutant massacre
-uncanny x-men fall of the mutants
-uncanny x-men inferno
-uncanny x-men x-tinction agenda
-uncanny x-men age of apocalypse
-uncanny x-men onslaught
-uncanny x-men the messiah complex
-silver surfer requiem
-silver surfer rebirth of thanos
-captain america winter soldier
-thor(jms run)
-the avengers kree & skrull war
-daredevil(frank miller's bullseye/death of elektra run)
-daredevil born again
-spider-man the death of gwen stacy
-spider-man kraven's last hunt
-spider-man venom(todd mcfarlane run)
-thanos quest
-the infinity gauntlet
-the thanos imperative
-guardians of the galaxy 1-25
-nova 1-36
-secret invasion
-war of kings
-annihilation
-secret wars(80s series)
-world war hulk

-batman year one
-the dark knight returns
-the killing joke
-batman the long halloween
-batman hush
-green lantern sinestro corp war
-watchmen
-animal man new 52
-swamp thing new 52

sorry i got a bit carried away.
Spideyguy94 - 10/25/2012, 7:01 AM
@marvel72 don't be sorry man the more the better I love to see what other people like and are interested in btw took your advice and picked up the first six issues of animal man really great stuff need to pick up the rest but my comic book store only had them
marvel72 - 10/25/2012, 7:48 AM
@ spideyguy94

i'm glad you liked animal man,my favorite of the new 52.have you read swamp thing,batman,wonder woman & aquaman all very good reads.

Spideyguy94 - 10/25/2012, 7:55 AM
@marvel72 yeah I'm picking up all of them except Wonder Woman batman is my favourite comic out at the moment. I've been picking up justice league mostly for jim lee's art (love his x-men work and he's my favourite artist working currently) but this new arc has been good so far. green lantern has been good aswell im going to read action comics in trade because I love all of grant morrisons work and it reads better in trade
marvel72 - 10/25/2012, 8:36 AM
@ spideyguy94

i read green lantern,red lanterns & the flash as well.haven't read any justice league & i'm waiting for snyder's take on superman before i start reading a superman title.

i thought of another couple of very good comic book stories.

-uncanny x-force the apocalypse solution
-uncanny x-force deathlok nation
-uncanny x-force the dark angel saga
Spideyguy94 - 10/25/2012, 8:50 AM
@marvel72 are they the ones remender wrote? Because him and Scott Snyder are my favourite writers at the moment
marvel72 - 10/25/2012, 9:16 AM
@ spideyguy94

they certainly are,i'd have to agree remender & snyder are fantastic.

i also love hickman,brubaker,lemire & waid as well.

bit of a vertigo fan as well you should checkout snyder's american vampire & lemire's sweet tooth.

you must read saga from image comics,hard to describe but if you want something different check it out its awesome.
Spideyguy94 - 10/25/2012, 4:01 PM
Love all the writers you mentioned and I've read the first 3 volume of American vampire it's one of not my favourite none superhero comic of all time love vertigo too preacher is only of my favourite series of all time
marvel72 - 10/25/2012, 7:12 PM
when i first read preacher my mind was blown,i've got a signed edition of issue 1 by garth ennis with a certificate.
Spideyguy94 - 10/26/2012, 3:06 AM
One of*
sinestrosmight - 10/27/2012, 10:22 AM
Superman Red Son
Batman Year One
Batman Hush
Equivocal - 10/27/2012, 11:22 AM
I'm fan of tear jerkers, so among my favorites are

- The death of Gwen Stacy
- Blue (spidey)
- WE3
- The Killing Joke (bats)
- FF #23 'the final issue' !!
ArthurCurry - 7/15/2013, 8:58 AM
My top 5 is
- All-Star Superman
- Aquaman The Others
- Superman Birthright
- JLA Rock of Ages
- Animal Man : Deus Ex Machina

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