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The 24 Greatest Christmas Stories Ever Told!

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 24 Greatest Christmas Comic Book Stories Ever Told!
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Vote for the Greatest Christmas Comic Book Stories Ever Told!

I thought it would be fun to do a Greatest Stories Ever Told countdown for this year’s CSBG Advent Calendar.

You have until 11:59 PM Pacific time, November 30th to vote for your top ten favorite Christmas comic book stories. Your choices will be revealed starting on December 1st.

You vote by sending your top ten choices to bcronin@comicbookresources.com (make the subject heading clear that it is about The Greatest Christmas 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.

Please use your best judgment on what qualifies as a Christmas comic book story, but I think that it’s likely pretty evident. One note – for holiday anthologies, vote for the individual stories within the anthology not the anthology itself (so don’t vote for the 1991 Marvel Holiday Special or whatever).

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!

Have fun voting and be sure to check back beginning December 1st to see the results!

50 Greatest X-Family Stories Master List

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the X-Men, we’re doing a poll of the greatest X-Family (spinoffs of X-Men) stories of all-time! You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 50 Greatest X-Family Stories! Here were your picks for the 50 Greatest X-Men Stories.

Click on any story for a write-up on that story.

50. “The Good and the Famous” X-Statix #21-25

49. “Days of Future Yet to Come” Excalibur #66-67

48. “Road Trip” X-Force #71-75

47. “A World Apart” Exiles #8-10

46. “Renewal” Marvel Graphic Novel #4

45. “Good Omens” X-Statix #1-5

44. “Multiple Issues” X-Factor #14-17

43. “Longshot” Longshot #1-6

42. “Pawns of the White Queen” New Mutants #38-40

41. “Angels and Demons” X-Force #1-6

40. “Judgement War” X-Factor #43-50

39. “The Open Hand, The Closed Fist” X-Force #19

38. “Old Man Logan” Wolverine #66-72, Wolverine: Old Man Logan Giant-Sized #1

37. “Multiple Problems” X-Factor #71-75

36. “The Shiva Scenario” Wolverine #48-50

35. “Slumber Party!” New Mutants #21

34. “Re-X-aminations” X-Factor #13

33. “Magneto Testament” X-Men: Magneto Testament #1-5

32. “The Black Sword Saga” Wolverine #1-3

31. “The Quest for Magik” New X-Men #38-41

30. “The Sword is Drawn” Excalibur: The Sword is Drawn, Excalibur #1-2

29. “Final Execution” Uncanny X-Force #25-35

28. The Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix #1-4

27. “The Necrom Saga” Excalibur #42-50

26. Generation Next #1-4

25. “24 Hours” Wolverine #10

24. “Multiple Choice” Madrox #1-5

23. “We Were Only Foolin'” New Mutants #45

22. “Magik” Uncanny X-Men #160/Storm and Illyana: Magik #1-4

21. “Third Genesis” Generation X #1-3

20. “Why Do We Do the Things We Do?” New Mutants Annual #2/X-Men Annual #10

19. “Origin” Wolverine: The Origin #1-6

18. “Endgame” X-Factor #65-68

17. “Soulwar” New Mutants #26-28

16. “Final Chapter” X-Force #125-129

15. “Enemy of the State” Wolverine #20-31

14. “The Longest Night” X-Factor #1-6

13. “Chilhood’s End” New X-Men #20-31

12. Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #1-6

11. “Time and a Half/Overtime” X-Factor #39-50

10. “New Beginning” X-Force #116-120

9 “Fall of the Mutants” X-Factor #24-26

8 “The Cross-Time Caper” Excalibur #12-24

7 “The Apocalypse Solution” Uncanny X-Force #1-4

6. “Home is Where the Heart Is” New Mutants Special Edition #1/X-Men Annual #9

5. “Weapon X” Marvel Comics Presents #72-84

4. “The Dark Angel Saga” Uncanny X-Force #8, 10-18

3. “The Demon Bear Saga” New Mutants #18-20

2. “X-Aminations” X-Factor #87

1. Wolverine #1-4

50 Greatest X-Men Stories Master List

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 50 Greatest X-Men Stories! In addition, if you’re so inclined, we also did a Top 50 countdown of the greatest stories featuring X-Men stories (like Wolverine, X-Force, X-Factor, New Mutants, etc.). Click here for that top 50 list.

Click on any story for a write-up on that story.

50. The Phalanx Covenant (Generation Next: Uncanny X-Men #316-317, X-Men #36-37, Life Signs: X-Factor #106, X-Force #38 and Excalibur #82 and Final Sanction: Wolverine #85 and Cable #16)

49. The Trial of Magneto” Uncanny X-Men #200

48. “Wounded Wolf” Uncanny X-Men #205

47. “Magik” Uncanny X-Men #160 (plus the Magik mini-series)

46. “I, Magneto” Uncanny X-Men #150

45. “In the Shadow of…Sauron” X-Men #60-63

44. “Imperial” New X-Men #118-126

43. “World Tour” X-Men #114-121

42. “An Age Undreamed Of” Uncanny X-Men #190-191

41. “Rise and Fall of the Shi’Ar Empire” Uncanny X-Men #475-486

40. “Professor Xavier is a Jerk!” Uncanny X-Men #168

39. “House of M” House of M #1-8

38. “Earthfall” Uncanny X-Men #232-234

37. “From the Ashes” Uncanny X-Men #174-175

36. “He’ll Never Make Me Cry” Uncanny X-Men #183

35. “Blood Feud!” Uncanny X-Men #159/X-Men Annual #6

34. “The Rise of the Phoenix!” X-Men #101, 105, #107-108

33. “A Green And Pleasant Land” Uncanny X-Men #235-238

32. “Here Comes Tomorrow” New X-Men #151-154

31. “Second Coming” X-Men: Second Coming #1-2, Uncanny X-Men #523-525, New Mutants #12-14, X-Men: Legacy #235-237 and X-Force #26-28

30. “X-Tinction Agenda” New Mutants #95-97, Uncanny X-Men #270-272 and X-Factor #60-62

29. “SuperNovas” X-Men #188-193

28. “Crossroads” Uncanny X-Men #269, 273-277

27. “X-Cutioner’s Song” Uncanny X-Men #294-297, X-Factor #84-86, X-Men #14-16 and X-Force #16-18

26. “Torn” Astonishing X-Men #13-18

25. “Mutant Genesis” X-Men #1-3

24. “Dancin’ in the Dark” Uncanny X-Men #169-170

23. “Demon” Uncanny X-Men #143

22. “Magneto Triumphant!” X-Men #112-113

21. “LifeDeath” Uncanny X-Men #186, 198

20. “Planet X” New X-Men #146-150

19. “The Sentinels Live!” X-Men #54-59

18. “Second Genesis” Giant-Size X-Men #1

17. “Riot at Xavier’s” New X-Men #134-138

16. “The Brood Saga” Uncanny X-Men #156-157, 162-167

15. “Fatal Attractions” X-Factor #92, X-Force #25, Uncanny X-Men #304, X-Men #25, Wolverine #75 and Excalibur #71

14. “Fall of the Mutants” Uncanny X-Men #225–227, X-Factor #24-26, and The New Mutants #59-61

13. “Asgardian Wars” X-Men and Alpha Flight #1-2, New Mutants Special Edition #1 and X-Men Annual #9

12. “Messiah Complex” X-Men: Messiah CompleX”, Uncanny X-Men #492-494, X-Men #205-207, New X-Men #44-46 and X-Factor #25-27

11. “Inferno” New Mutants #71-73, Uncanny X-Men #239-243, X-Factor #35-39 and a ton of other issues

10. “The Proteus Saga” X-Men #125-128

9. “Unstoppable” Astonishing X-Men #19-24, Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1

8. “To Have and Have Not” Uncanny X-Men #172-173

7. “Mutant Massacre” Uncanny X-Men #210-213, X-Factor #9-11, Thor #373-374, New Mutants #46 and Power Pack #27

6. “Gifted” Astonishing X-Men #1-6

5. “E is for Extinction” New X-Men #114-116

4. “God Loves, Man Kills” Marvel Graphic Novel #5

3. “The Age of Apocalypse” X-Men: Alpha #1, Amazing X-Men #1-4, Astonishing X-Men #1-4, X-Men: Omega #1 plus a bunch of tie-ins

2. “Days of Future Past” X-Men #141/Uncanny X-Men #142

1. “Dark Phoenix Saga” X-Men #129-137

50 Greatest Avengers Stories Master List

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the Avengers, we’re doing a poll of the greatest Avengers stories of all-time! You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 50 Greatest Avengers Stories!

Click on any story for a write-up on that story.

50. “The Sentinels Are Alive and Well” Avengers #102-104

49. “Deliver Us From…The Masters of Evil!” Avengers #54-55

48. “The Contest” West Coast Avengers Annual #2/Avengers Annual #16

47. “The Trial” Avengers #160

46. “The Last Avengers Story” The Last Avengers Story #1-2

45. “Darker Than Scarlet” Avengers West Coast #56-57, 60-62

44. “Siege” Siege #1-4

43. “Red Zone” Avengers Vol. 3 #65-70

42. “Absolute Vision” Avengers #251-254

41. “His Name is Yellowjacket” Avengers #59-60

40. “The Terrible Toll of the Taskmaster” Avengers #194-196

39. “Time — And Time Again” Avengers #267-269

38. “The Coming of the Avengers” Avengers Vol. 1 #1

37. “The Court Martial of Yellowjacket” Avengers #212-213, 217

36. “Secret Invasion” Secret Invasion #1-8

35. “Search for the Scarlet Witch” Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #1-9

34. “Run the Mission, Don’t Get Seen, Save the World” Secret Avengers #16-21

33. “The Old Order Changeth” Avengers Volume 1 #16

32. “Let the Game Begin” Avengers Volume 3 #69-71

31. “Vision Quest” West Coast Avengers #42-45

30. “The Morgan Conquest” Avengers Volume 3 #1-3

29. “The Gatherers Saga” Avengers #343-344,348-349,355-363,372-375

28. “Betrayal by a Friend” Avengers Annual #10

27. “Homeland Security” Ultimates #7-13

26. “Breakout!” New Avengers #1-6

25. “Avengers Disassembled” Avengers #500-503

24. “Young Avengers” #1-12

23. “The Trial of Hank Pym” Avengers #227-230

22. “Operation: Galactic Storm” Captain America #398-400, Avengers West Coast #80-82, Quasar #32-35, Wonder Man #7-9, Avengers #345-347, Iron Man #278-279, Thor #445-446

21. “The Bride of Ultron” Avengers #161-162, #170-171

20. “The Final Threat” Avengers Annual #7 and Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2

19. “The Avengers/Defenders War” Avengers #115-118 and Defenders #8-11

18. “The Nights of Wundagore” Avengers #185-187

17. “The Serpent Crown” Avengers #141-144, 146-149

16. “Civil War” Civil War #1-7

15. Ultimates 2 #1-13

14. “Lost in Space-Time” West Coast Avengers #17-24

13. “Super-Human” Ultimates #1-6

12. “Assault on Olympus” Avengers #281-285

11. “JLA/Avengers” JLA/Avengers #1-4

10. “Captain America Joins… The Avengers!” Avengers Volume 1 #4

9. “Nefaria Supreme!” Avengers #164-166

8. “Kang Dynasty” Avengers Volume 3 #41-55 and Avengers Annual 2001

7. “Celestial Madonna Saga” Avengers #129-135 and Giant Size Avengers #2-4

6. “Behold, the Vision!”/”Even an Android Can Cry” Avengers Volume 1 #57-58″

5. “Avengers Forever” Avengers Forever #1-12

4. Ultron Unlimited” Avengers Volume 3 #19-22

3. “Kree/Skrull War” Avengers #89-97

2. “The Korvac Saga” Avengers #167-169, 170-171, 173-177

1. “Under Siege” Avengers #273-277

50 Greatest Spider-Man Stories Master List

Here is the master list of the greatest Spider-Man stories ever told, as voted on by you the fans back in 2012, for Spider-Man’s 50th anniversary!

Enjoy!
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The 25 Greatest Iron Man Stories Ever Told!

Today, in honor of the release of Iron Man 3, we are giving you the 25 Greatest Iron Man Stories Ever Told, as voted on by YOU! Here is the list of the other characters/creators that you’ve voted on so far.

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The Greatest Pre-Crisis Superboy Stories Ever Told!

Every day we will reveal the greatest stories ever told starring a particular character or written/drawn by a particular creator. 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 Pre-Crisis Superboy Stories Ever Told!

Enjoy!
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The Greatest Alex Ross Stories Ever Told!

Every day we will reveal the greatest stories ever told starring a particular character or written/drawn by a particular creator. 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 Alex Ross Stories Ever Told!

Enjoy!
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The Greatest Two-Face Stories Ever Told!

Every day we will reveal the greatest stories ever told starring a particular character or written/drawn by a particular creator. 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 Two-Face Stories Ever Told!

Enjoy!
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The Greatest Denny O’Neil Stories Ever Told!

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 Denny O’Neil Stories Ever Told!

Enjoy!
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The Greatest Thanos Stories Ever Told!

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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 Thanos Stories Ever Told!

Enjoy!
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The Greatest Bill Sienkiewicz Stories Ever Told!

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!

Enjoy!
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The Greatest Ghost Rider Stories Ever Told!

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 Ghost Rider Stories Ever Told!

Enjoy!
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The Greatest Brian Wood Stories Ever Told!

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 Brian Wood Stories Ever Told!

Enjoy!
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