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Here are the next ten runs!
146 (tie). Grant Morrison’s Seven Soldiers -53 points
Seven mini-series bookended by two Seven Soldiers one-shots.
This was a remarkable achievement that spanned over a year’s worth of comics. Some beautiful artwork in the bookends by JH Williams.
146 (tie). Gerry Conway’s Justice League of America – 53 points
Justice League of America #151-155, 157-216, 219, 221-223, 228- 230, 233-239, 241-255
A lot of strong stories and also the introduction of Justice League Detroit.
146 (tie). Carl Barks’ Uncle Scrooge – 53 points (1 first place vote)
Some one-off stories then Uncle Scrooge #1-69
Barks created one of the greatest, most interesting cohesive universes that I have ever seen. Tremendously rich adventure tales.
144 (tie). Mark Millar’s Authority -54 points
The Authority #13-20, 22, 27-29
Millar decided to go more political than Ellis did on his run, and the results are engaging. Also featured Frank Quitely art AND Art Adams art! That’s quite a pair!
144 (tie). Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum’s X-Men -54 points
X-Men #94-107 (Claremont scripted the early issues, then took over as full writer)
The first comics featuring the All-New, All-Differeny X-Men in their own comic book. Includes the death of Thunderbird plus the introduction of the Starjammers (not to mention the first appearance of Phoenix!).
141 (tie). Joseph Michael Straczynski’s Supreme Power – 55 points
Supreme Power #1-18
Darker interpretations of the Squadron Supreme, set in a more realistic Earth.
141 (tie). Ann Nocenti & John Romita Jr.’s Daredevil -55 points (1 first place vote)
Daredevil #250-282 (Nocenti began writing the book with #238 and stopped with #291 – they both skipped #258, and JRjr also did not draw #264 or #277)
A strong follow-up to Frank Miller’s Born Again, introduced Typhoid Mary!
141 (tie). Mike and Laura Allred’s Madman -55 points
Madman #1-3, Madman Comics #1-20, plus some one-shots
Wonderful off-beat comics. They recently brought Madman back to Image! Such amazing artwork.
139 (tie). Roy Thomas’ Conan – 56 points
Conan the Barbarian #1-94, 95-115 (plus a bunch of other Conan stuff)
As good as Kurt Busiek’s Conan is, this is probably the definitive Conan, comic-book wise. Some of the best work of Thomas’ career. Barry Windsor-Smith and John Buscema were amazing.
139 (tie). Jim Shooter’s Legion of Superheroes – 56 points (1 first place vote)
Adventure Comics #346-349, 352-355, 357-372, 374-380
As was his intention, Shooter brought a bit more of a Marvel feel to the Legion of Superheroes, and with him came death and some new characters, but most of all, strong stories.
Next batch tomorrow!
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