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2012 Top 100 Comic Book Runs #55-51

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2012 Top 100 Comic Book Runs #60-56

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2012 Top 100 Comic Book Runs #65-61

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2012 Top 100 Comic Book Runs #70-66

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2012 Top 100 Comic Book Runs #75-71

You voted, now here are the results of your votes for your favorite comic book creator runs of all-time! We’ll be revealing five runs a day for most of the month. Here is a master list of all of the runs revealed so far.

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2012 Top 100 Comic Book Runs #80-76

You voted, now here are the results of your votes for your favorite comic book creator runs of all-time! We’ll be revealing five runs a day for most of the month. Here is a master list of all of the runs revealed so far.

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2012 Top 100 Comic Book Runs #85-81

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2012 Top 100 Comic Book Runs #90-86

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2012 Top 100 Comic Book Runs #100-91

The countdown begins…NOW!

You voted, now here are the results of your votes for your favorite comic book creator runs of all-time! The top ten will be posted this first day and then we’ll be going to five runs a day for most of the month. Here is a master list of all of the runs revealed so far.

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2012 Top 100 Comic Book Runs Master List

Here is a master list of all of the runs revealed so far in our countdown of your favorite comic book runs of all-time! Click on a run to read more about it!

100. Daniel Clowes’ Eightball – 83 points

99. Jim Steranko’s Nick Fury – 84 points

98. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s Thor/Tales of Asgard – 89 points (2 first place votes)

97. Terry Moore’s Strangers in Paradise – 90 points

96. Jack Cole’s Plastic Man – 91 points

95. Peter David’s 1st Run on X-Factor – 92 points (1 first place vote)

94. Gail Simone’s Secret Six – 94 points (1 first place vote)

93. Chris Claremont’s New Mutants – 95 points

92. Frank Miller’s Sin City – 96 points (2 first place votes)

91. Chris Ware’s Acme Novelty – 97 points (1 first place vote)

90. John Layman and Rob Guillory’s Chew – 98 (1)

89. Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo’s Fantastic Four – 99

88. Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s Locke and Key – 100 (3)

87. Dan Slott’s Amazing Spider-Man – 102

86. Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim – 103

85. Keith Giffen and Tom and Mary Bierbaum’s Legion – 104 points (2 first place votes)

84. Alan Moore, Zander Cannon and Gene Ha’s Top 10 – 105 points (1 first place vote)

83. Kazuo Koike & Goseki Kojima’s Lone Wolf and Cub – 106 points (5 first place votes)

82. Ed Brubaker, Michael Lark and Stefano Gaudiano’s Daredevil – 107 points (2 first place votes)

81. Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ Criminal – 108 points

80. Joe Kelly’s Deadpool – 111 points (1 first place vote)

79. Jim Starlin’s Warlock – 112 points

78. Rick Remender’s Uncanny X-Force – 113 points

77. Larry Hama’s G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero – 114 points (4 first place votes)

76. Denny O’Neil and Denys Cowan’s The Question – 115 points (2 first place votes)

75. Kieron Gillen’s Journey Into Mystery – 116 points (4 first place votes)

74. Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s Doctor Strange – 117 points (1 first place vote)

73. Peter Milligan and Mike Allred’s X-Force/X-Statix – 118 points

72. Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and Jonathan Clapion’s Batman – 119 points (2 first place votes)

71. Mark Waid’s Daredevil – 120 points

70. Geoff Johns’ JSA – 121 points (3 first place votes)

69. Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams’ Batman – 122 points

68. Warren Ellis, Bryan Hitch and Paul Neary’s Authority – 123 points

67. Alan Moore and J.H. Williams III’s Promethea – 124 points (3 first place votes)

66. David Michelinie and Bob Layton’s Iron Man – 125 points

65. Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen’s Nextwave –128 points

64. Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams’ Green Lantern (co-starring Green Arrow) – 129 points

63. Will Eisner’s The Spirit – 131 points (2 first place votes)

62. John Byrne’s Superman – 134 points (3 first place votes)

61. Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Immortal Iron Fist – 143 points

60. Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley’s Invincible – 149 points (5 first place votes)

59. Brian Michael Bendis’ Avengers – 152 points (1 first place vote)

58. Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle’s Batman – 154 points (3 first place votes)

57. John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake’s The Spectre – 155 points (3 first place votes)

56. John Ostrander’s Suicide Squad – 158 points (1 first place vote)

55. Steve Englehart and Marshall Rogers’ Detective Comics – 161 points (3 first place votes)

54. Carl Barks’ Duck comics – 167 points (1 first place vote)

53. Garth Ennis and John McCrea’s Hitman – 168 points (1 first place vote)

52. Jonathan Hickman’s FF – 171 points (3 first place votes)

51. Jack Kirby’s Fourth World – 176 points (2 first place votes)

50. Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris’ Ex Machina – 184 points

49. Peter David’s 2nd Run on X-Factor – 189 points (2 first place votes)

48. Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson’s Astro City – 198 points (2 first place votes)

47. Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen and Larry Mahlstedt’s Legion of Super-Heroes – 201 points (5 first place votes)

46. Dave Sim and Gerhard’s Cerebus – 203 points (10 first place votes)

45. Grant Morrison’s Invisibles – 204 points (4 first place votes)

44. Roger Stern and John Romita Jr.’s Amazing Spider-Man – 214 points (1 first place vote)

43. Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso’s 100 Bullets -226 points (5 first place votes)

42. Roger Stern’s Avengers – 228 points (4 first place votes)

41. Jeff Smith’s Bone – 230 points (2 first place votes)

40. Los Bros Hernandez’s Love and Rockets – 231 points (8 first place votes)

39. Mike Mignola’s Hellboy – 247 points (6 first place votes)

38. Alan Moore’s Marvelman/Miracleman – 254 points (6 first place votes)

37. Stan Lee and John Romita’s Spider-Man – 262 points (3 first place votes)

36. Mark Waid’s Flash – 263 points (6 first place votes)

35. Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch’s Ultimates – 265 points (2 first place votes)

34. Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona’s Runaways – 272 points (6 first place votes)

33. Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera’s Scalped – 289 points (4 first place votes)

32. Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol – 333 points (8 first place votes)

31. Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos’ Transmetropolitan – 336 points (6 first place votes)

30. Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker’s Gotham Central – 340 points (8 first place votes)

29. Kurt Busiek and George Perez’s Avengers – 342 points (6 first place votes)

28. Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard’s Walking Dead – 351 points

27. Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha’s Fables – 358 points (4 first place votes)

26. Peter David’s Incredible Hulk – 365 points (7 first place votes)

25. Garth Ennis’ Punisher – 380 points (5 first place votes)

24. John Byrne’s Fantastic Four – 381 points (4 first place votes)

23. Grant Morrison’s Animal Man – 393 points (6 first place votes)

22. Ed Brubaker’s Captain America – 445 points (8 first place votes)

21. Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s Astonishing X-Men – 463 points (8 first place votes)

20. Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis’ Justice League – 474 points (8 first place votes)

19. Warren Ellis and John Cassaday’s Planetary – 489 points (8 first place votes)

18. Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern – 498 points (11 first place votes)

17. Brian Michael Bendis’ Ultimate Spider-Man – 501 points (6 first place votes)

16. Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev’s Daredevil – 514 points (7 first place votes)

15. Chris Claremont’s Solo X-Men – 533 points (14 first place votes)

14. Marv Wolfman and George Perez’s New Teen Titans – 560 points (13 first place votes)

13. Grant Morrison’s New X-Men – 584 points (9 first place votes)

12. Grant Morrison’s JLA – 607 points (7 first place votes)

11. James Robinson’s Starman – 637 points (22 first place votes)

10. Walter Simonson’s Thor – 701 points (16 first place votes)

9. Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher – 792 points (22 first place votes)

8. Grant Morrison’s Batman – 830 points (27 first place votes)

7. Frank Miller and Klaus Janson’s Daredevil – 838 points (17 first place votes)

6. Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s Amazing Spider-Man – 849 points (24 first place votes)

5. Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra and Jose Marzan’s Y the Last Man – 855 points (23 first place votes)

4. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four – 863 points (29 first place votes)

3. Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing – 1184 points (27 first place votes)

2. Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin’s X-Men – 1233 points (39 first place votes)

1. Neil Gaiman’s Sandman – 1375 points (45 first place votes)

Comics Should Be Good’s Top 100 Comic Book Runs

Welcome to the Comics Should Be Good Top 100 Comic Book Runs poll!

The first Runs poll was back in 2008. We’re on an every four years schedule here.

It’s time to vote for your top ten all-time favorite comic book creator runs.

Here’s the deal. You folks all vote in the comments section here up until 11:59 PM Pacific time, September 30th. I’ll tabulate all the votes and I’ll begin a countdown of the winners starting October 9th.

Sound good?

Okay, here are the guidelines!

1. Vote in the comments section below, making sure to include that classic word “ACBC” somewhere in your comment so your vote will be marked invisible.

2. You’re going to be voting for ten runs in total here. Vote for TEN – if you vote for less than ten I won’t count your ballot.

3. Rank your ten favorite comic book creator runs from #1 (your most favorite) to #10 (your 10th most favorite). I’d prefer it if you actually numbered your entry, #1-10. It’s easier for me to count. On that note, please also avoid listing them like this “1) 2) 3) 4),” because 8 with a ) after it transforms into a smiley face in the comments section (this one 8) ). Just plain ol’ “1. 2. 3.” works best.

Here’s a template you can use as a guide:

TOP TEN CREATOR RUNS

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4. Your top choice will be given 10 points, your second choice 9, etc.

5. Make sure to include ACBC in your ballot.

6. The run must last at least nine issues of an ongoing comic book. So no mini-series. However, series that were canceled early do count. So you could vote for Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen’s Nextwave run, for instance. Or Dan Curtis Johnson’s Chase run. Just not Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen. Or Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil (I allowed Born Again last time, but now I think it fits better on the storyline list and not the run list). Or (and this is a change from last time) Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s All Star Superman, as it appears as though they never intended to go past 12 issues. I’ll make an exception and allow Steve Englehart’s Detective Comics run, even though it technically falls an issue shy. Plus, Alan Moore, Gene Ha and Zander Cannon’s Top 10 was not always meant to be 12 issues, so it would count (especially since they had the Smax mini-series and the 49ers Graphic Novel).

7. If you said to me, “Hey, Brian, do you think it is fair to refer to the current Daredevil series as ‘Mark Waid’s Daredevil’?” I would say, “No way. The artists on that title are extremely important. It would be misleading to characterize it as ‘Mark Waid’s Daredevil.'” However, with that being said, for the purpose of this poll, that’s exactly how we are going to handle things. Some books have had just way too many artists work on them to try to split them into smaller runs. So if a writer is the sole consistent part of a run, you can count the run as, say, “Mark Gruenwald’s Captain America” or “Peter David’s Hulk” without having to choose an artist to pair them with.

8. If an artist is a co-plotter on the book, though, that’s different. So, for instance, you have to split Marv Wolfman’s run on the New Titans into “Marv Wolfman/George Perez’s New Teen Titans” and then “Marv Wolfman’s New Titans” for the work Wolfman did once Perez left the book. Similarly, Stan Lee/Steve Ditko’s Amazing Spider-Man is one run while Stan Lee/John Romita’s Amazing Spider-Man is a separate run. There is no “Stan Lee’s Amazing Spider-Man” run. Last time around, I forced people to split Chris Claremont’s Uncanny X-Men run into each artist pairing (Claremont/Smith, Claremont/Romita Jr., etc.). This time around, I’ll just make it based on the artists he co-plotted the books with. So you can vote for Claremont/Cockrum First Run, Claremont/Byrne, Claremont/Cockrum Second Run and then Claremont Solo for the next decade or so (Jim Lee eventually began co-plotting with Claremont, but only late in their run and it just seems easier to split it up as “Byrne, Cockrum, Everyone Else.” The only other notable example that springs to mind is Paul Levitz’s Legion of Super-Heroes. It would be Levitz/Giffen and then Levitz solo as two separate runs. If I’m forgetting another notable example, please let me know.

9. Runs can span more than one title. For instance, Jim Starlin’s Warlock run began in Strange Tales and then continued into Warlock. Also, Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern run has spanned a mini-series and two ongoing series so far. Grant Morrison’s Batman run has spanned three ongoing series and a mini-series. Brian Michael Bendis’ Avengers run has spanned six ongoing series (Avengers, New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Dark Avengers, Avengers and New Avengers).

10. Again, mini-series and maxi-series do not count. Squadron Supreme does not count. Watchmen does not count. One-shots do not count. The Killing Joke does not count. Seven Soldiers does not count. There will be a storyline poll that will get to all of these stories in the future. Now, though, we’re just talking about runs as opposed to specific storylines. You might like 10 more individual stories than you liked anything from, say, Brian K. Vaughan’s Y the Last Man run, but you might like his run as a whole more than other runs. Speaking of Y the Last Man, books like that that did have a general “ending” in mind count as ongoing series. Preacher, Lucifer, Ex Machina, Starman, Sandman, Fables, Hitman, Scalped, 100 Bullets, The Boys – they all count as ongoing series and qualify as “runs” for this poll.

11. Series of mini-series, like BPRD. Hellboy and Fear Agent count as a run.

12. Runs split up by time are two separate runs. Larry Hama’s G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero is two runs. As is Peter David’s X-Factor.

13. Series of graphic novels count. We’ll count each graphic novel as two comics for the sake of ease. So Scott Pilgrim would count.

14. Warren Ellis’ Stormwatch is one run. Warren Ellis’ Authority is a separate run. I recently asked Scott Dunbier (the editor of the title at the time) if he considered the two books separate runs and he said yes, he did. So I’m going with that (and not just because it fits my personal view! Although, yes, mostly because it fits my personal view).

15. I will make various decisions in the interest of fairness. Ask your questions about the voting in the comments and I’ll give you answers.

Remember, please include the following word: ACBC – on your ballot. It will make it so your ballot appears invisible to other readers, so only I can read it (and count your vote secretly).

Most importantly, have fun!

Now vote! :)

Winner of the Top 100 Runs Contest!

Okay, so 68 people entered their picks for who would be the top five runs on the countdown.

Of the 68 – NO ONE got all five of the runs (although one commenter got it right in the comments section after the deadline).

19 people got at least 4 of the 5 correct.

I numbered the voters from 1-19, popped it into a random number generator and the winner is…Robert Nguyen!

Lucky for me – Robert lives in the US (save on those mailing costs ;) ). I’ll send him an e-mail to see which TPBs he wants!

Thanks for playing, everyone!

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