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Every day in April we will reveal the greatest stories ever told starring a particular character or written/drawn by a particular creator (and throughout the month, you’ll get daily chances to vote for NEXT week’s lists). These lists are voted on by YOU, the reader!
Here is the list of characters/creators featured so far (along with the rules on how to vote).
Today’s list is the Greatest Bill Sienkiewicz Stories Ever Told!
10. “Shadowplay: The Secret Team” Brought to Light
Sienkiewicz and Alan Moore explore the darker side of the history of the CIA in this acclaimed work that sadly has been out of print for quite awhile now, or else I bet it would be a good deal higher on the list.
9. “Soulwar” New Mutants #26-28
Sienkiewicz and writer Chris Claremont introduce Legion, the son of Professor X, who has multiple personalities.
8. “Blood Feud” Uncanny X-Men #159/X-Men Annual #6
In this beautifully drawn two-parter by Sienkiewicz and Bob Wiacek, Storm is bitten by Count Dracula. The X-Men must then fight to save their friend. Chris Claremont did a fine job following in the gigantic footsteps of Marv Wolfman on the Dracula character.
7. “Hit It” Moon Knight #26
Sienkiewicz and writer Doug Moench explore the cycle of violence in this acclaimed one-off issue where a man flips out when he learns that his father (who abused him his whole childhood) has died before the man could get his revenge. He goes on a rampage. Moon Knight tries to stop the cycle of violence but he discovers that it is more powerful than he expects.
6. Big Numbers #1-2
Sienkiewicz and Alan Moore only published two issues of this epic about, of all things, a shopping center being developed in a town in England. The story shows how something as simple as a shopping center project can have a profound effect on all sorts of various characters. It’s at once intricate and sprawling, with stunning photo-realistic artwork by Sienkiewicz (Moore wanted to stress how “real” the story was).
The top five is on the next page!
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