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The Greatest John Buscema Stories Ever Told! – Voting

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

Today we have John Buscema!

Besides Jack Kirby (or perhaps John Romita), John Buscema’s art style was practically the house style at Marvel Comics! He has had long runs on many different titles, from Conan to the Avengers to Thor to the Fantastic Four!

You have until 11:59 PM Pacific time, April 18th to vote for your top ten favorite comic book stories written, co-written or drawn by John Buscema! Your choices will be revealed on April 19th.

You vote by sending your top ten choices to bcronin@comicbookresources.com (make the subject heading clear that it is about The Greatest John Buscema 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 “Roy Thomas and John Buscema’s Conan,” 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 19th to see the results!


Besides Jack Kirby (or perhaps John Romita), John Romita’s art style was practically the house style at Marvel Comics!

Blogging: It’s FAN-TASTIC.


I think you wrote “Romita” where you meant “Buscema”.

The typo police strike again.

I think this particular list will strike directly at my biggest problem with this feature. I haven’t read of practically anything besides perhaps the X-Men to create a top ten list. I say this despite loving the hell out of John Buscema. Aside from the Avengers and some Fantastic Four I haven’t seen enough of his stuff to feel comfortable making a list. Nobody’s fault but mine, really. I do love the feature, though. Maybe in a few years (or ten or twenty) I can actually make a list!


I don’t think you have to be familiar with all his stuff to make a top ten. You mention the Avengers and that’s my favorite Buscema work. I’m afraid this list might wind up being mostly Conan so any votes towards Buscema’s superhero stuff would certainly be appreciated.


Would you accept the whole Belit saga as one long story? Say Conan #58-100?

I would.

so much to choose from
I saw 11 possibles from the Avengers run alone.

The problem is that some stories have different artists (Simonson, Perez, Sal Buscema) on some issues…
but I could probably still do a top 100

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