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The Greatest Jim Starlin Stories Ever Told! – Voting

Here’s the latest of the daily voting threads for The Greatest ____ Stories Ever Told!

Our next creator up for voting is Jim Starlin.

Jim Starlin has written many memorable comics for a variety of different comic book companies, from his cosmic work at Marvel to his Batman work at DC Comics to his creator-owned Dreadstar.

You have until 11:59 PM Pacific time, April 9th to vote for your top ten favorite comic book stories written, co-written or drawn by Jim Starlin! Your choices will be revealed on April 10th.

You vote by sending your top ten choices to bcronin@comicbookresources.com (make the subject heading clear that it is about The Greatest Jim Starlin Stories Ever Told Voting) by that time (you send your votes by e-mail, not in the comments to this piece). If you legitimately don’t think you can think of ten stories, I’ll still allow the ballot if you can think of at least six stories.

Be sure to first click here to read about the rules and guidelines for the voting (so you don’t vote for stuff that is ineligible, like you can’t vote for “Jim Starlin’s Dreadstar,” you have to pick a specific story or story arc).

I’d prefer you not share your votes in the comments section – please let’s keep it a surprise until the results go up. You can share your votes then if you’d like! In addition, as a general rule for all of these polls, don’t be a jerk about the creator in question in the comments. If you don’t like the creator, fair enough, don’t vote. No snarky comments about the creator. I’ll be deleting comments like that.

Have fun voting and be sure to check back April 10th to see the results!


Jim Starlin writes all these awesome comics and the only “person” who has anything to say is a chinese spam bot.

Well, TB, I just assumed everyone’s saving their comments for the post with the results. I’ll just say this: my own votes will be influenced by the fact that I haven’t read his Dreadstar series, nor have I read any of his more recent work, like the Cosmic Guard or Breed.

Brian, after looking at the rules, I now have a question about this: is Starlin’s Warlock, starting in Strange Tales and concluding in Marvel 2-in-1 Annual #2 all one story (which I think it is), or should it be broken down into that initial part (more focused on the Magus aspect) and then the rest (when Thanos takes center stage)?

I was thinking of the Magus storyline as one story then a few short stories including the star thief and then a separate story for the final threat.
I imagine the Silver Surfer run would be broken down into stories (34-38, 40-43,44-50) and be separate from Thanos Quest and Infinity Gauntlet.
Of course, Brian’s ruling is final

So much to choose from including Captain Marvel, Dr Strange, Dreadstar, his DC stories…and I’ve been distracted by the Infantino selection

I imagine the Silver Surfer run would be broken down into stories (34-38, 40-43,44-50) and be separate from Thanos Quest and Infinity Gauntlet.

Yo, Brian. What’s the word on this?

Yes, Silver Surfer run broken up.

And the Warlock run?

Separate arcs.

I wonder if anyone even remembers his “Metamorphosis Odyssey” from Epic Magazine?

More detail, please. Parts of the Thanos saga just kinda run together.

Is it reasonable to group the following into arcs:
* Captain Marvel #25-33
* Strange Tales #178-181,Warlock 9-11
* Warlock #13-15
* Avengers annual 7, Marvel Two-in-One annual 2
* Silver Surfer #34-38
* Silver Surfer #40-43
* Silver Surfer #44-50

and thus counting:
* Iron Man 55
* Marvel Feature 12
* Captain Marvel 34
* Warlock 12

all as one-issue stories.


I think the top five will include Warlock v Magus, Cosmic Odyssey, #2 will be Death Of Captain Mar-Vel, and #1 will be Infinity Gauntlet.

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