*Geek alert* - Most EPIC storyline in comics! Whats your fave??

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    Jul 27, 2012 4:02 AM GMT
    For Marvel, I'd say X-Men Fatal Attractions because all sorts o' stuff got f***'d up!

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    For DC, I'd have to say Crisis on Infinitie Earths...
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    Agree? Disagree? Other faves??
  • insomniaxed

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    Jul 27, 2012 6:37 AM GMT
    For Marvel the Onslaught or Civil War story arcs were my favorites.

    DC I can't decide between Crisis on Infinite Earths or Blackest Night.
  • masculumpedes

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    Jul 27, 2012 11:15 AM GMT
    The Avengers/Defenders Clash:

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    Jul 27, 2012 7:36 PM GMT
    I kinda like the AVX battles. My favorite so far is, when Emma Frost dominated and humiliated Thor in combat. I loved the scene, where she made it rain diamonds on him, and proceeded to kick his ass.
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    Jul 27, 2012 7:39 PM GMT
    All those shoulderpads killed me. I'm dead now.


    My favorite was Mutant Massacre. It was the first TPB that I bought and the first time I saw the Marvel Universe as a single universe. You had Thor showing up, Power Pack (lulz), X-Men, X-Factor, etc. Plus a bunch of X-Men get the crap beat out of them.

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    Jul 27, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    Um.. (Dark)Phoenix Saga. Hellooooo?
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    Jul 27, 2012 8:13 PM GMT
    I haven't read comics for many, many years. I can't stand the writing anymore. I guess I'd probably say the Phoenix/Dark Phoenix Saga is one of the best storylines, though it's been retconned into absurdity.
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    Jul 27, 2012 9:22 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidI haven't read comics for many, many years. I can't stand the writing anymore. I guess I'd probably say the Phoenix/Dark Phoenix Saga is one of the best storylines, though it's been retconned into absurdity.
    There's something we can agree on. I haven't read for a couple months because the writing(or should I say editorial directing?) was warping the characters into unrecognizable farces. It feels like you're not allowed to read any book for more than a decade as that's when continuity expires.

    I'm afraid to go back and read the Phoenix saga again because I'm afraid that I might see stupidity that I didn't realize at first.
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    Jul 27, 2012 9:40 PM GMT
    SkinnyBitch saidUm.. (Dark)Phoenix Saga. Hellooooo?
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    As epic as it was I can't read it without tripping over all of Claremont's dialogue/dialogue boxes/prose. Plus I had to go with a storyline that had sentimental value for me. Mutant Massacre ftw!
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    Jul 27, 2012 9:53 PM GMT
    I have this idea in my mind that Claremont used to be a decent writer in the "good ole days", or someone else was writing under his name. And then he decided to return and write again in a horrible way. I'm afraid the original might have been sucky too. But he's not the only awful awful fucking awful writer out there.

    Other big moments from x-men, which is mostly all I know... Xavier wiping magneto's mind, avalon/Asteroid M crashing, AoA, Massacre (Colossus crunching that guy's neck yeesh). Stuff newer than that doesn't feel epic to me, it just seems like cheap shock soap opera drama.

    Outside of X-men... The Infinity Gauntlet. Operation Galactic Storm. Secret Wars (silly but memorable). Avengers dissassembled and Shulkie flipping the fuck out.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 27, 2012 10:08 PM GMT
    I'll have to think. Killing Joke comes to mind.
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    Jul 27, 2012 10:13 PM GMT
    Timbales saidI'll have to think. Killing Joke comes to mind.


    Death in the Family, or The Long Halloween for me.
  • socksock

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    Jul 27, 2012 10:13 PM GMT
    Hush was great until I went through it again and realized it had plenty of plot holes in it. I liked identity Crisis a lot and Heart of Hush had an amazing ending. Blackest Night was fun to read.

    On the Marvel end, I thought Secret Invasion was worth the investment.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 27, 2012 10:22 PM GMT
    Daredevil - Born Again
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    Jul 27, 2012 10:25 PM GMT
    Knightfall

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  • bishop65

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    Jul 27, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
    Nice subject. Here are some of my favorites:

    The Dark Phoenix Saga
    The Great Darkness Saga [legion of superheroes]
    Batman: The Cult
    Batman: Hush
    The Avengers: Korvac Saga
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    Jul 27, 2012 10:51 PM GMT
    So the MAGIK Series is my favorite - the one with Illyana and Storm. It fuckin' kills me that she keeps on contracting the legacy virus. I've always thought that series was a metaphor for sexual child abuse. The way Belasco "steals" her innocence, and how Illyana loses a piece of her soul, but in the end, claims her power back (When she manifests the Soul Sword, it was awesome!). So beautiful.

    For Batman, I loved the Killing Joke. It was the first time I understood the connection (call it love? co-dependence? understanding?) between Batman and the Joker.

    Yeah, the Phoenix saga is awesome, but everyone knows that one. Also loved the Psylocke/Revanche storyline where Betsy contracted the legacy virus and died (heart-broken but the whole story was so well written and Andy Kubert is an AMAZING artist).

  • Timbales

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    Jul 27, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    I love the X-Men/New Mutants Asgard stories, where Dani becomes a Valkyrie.
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    Jul 27, 2012 10:57 PM GMT
    Timbales saidI love the X-Men/New Mutants Asgard stories, where Dani becomes a Valkyrie.


    I really liked that one too. I miss Dani. Also, I don't know what the heck they did with Jubilee.
  • Grimlock

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    Jul 27, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
    For Marvel, I would have to say my favorite was the first run of "Age of Apocalypse".

    For DC, "Kingdom Come" .
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    Jul 27, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
    huhwhat said
    Timbales saidI love the X-Men/New Mutants Asgard stories, where Dani becomes a Valkyrie.


    I really liked that one too. I miss Dani. Also, I don't know what the heck they did with Jubilee.


    Ever since Jubilee got depowered, she has been running around as a vampire.
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    Jul 29, 2012 5:58 PM GMT
    huhwhat saidSo the MAGIK Series is my favorite - the one with Illyana and Storm. It fuckin' kills me that she keeps on contracting the legacy virus. I've always thought that series was a metaphor for sexual child abuse. The way Belasco "steals" her innocence, and how Illyana loses a piece of her soul, but in the end, claims her power back (When she manifests the Soul Sword, it was awesome!). So beautiful.

    For Batman, I loved the Killing Joke. It was the first time I understood the connection (call it love? co-dependence? understanding?) between Batman and the Joker.

    Yeah, the Phoenix saga is awesome, but everyone knows that one. Also loved the Psylocke/Revanche storyline where Betsy contracted the legacy virus and died (heart-broken but the whole story was so well written and Andy Kubert is an AMAZING artist).

    Magik & Storm. Oh I read that sooo long ago. It was a great miniseries. Actually it was one of the only miniseries that was halfway decent.

    I liked the Phoenix Endsong mini. Mainly because it felt like the writer had read the whole past and was using the original characters, who felt familiar to me.

    I started reading at around Revanche. Andy Kubert is my fave ever!

    Inferno.

    Anything with the Living Tribunal makes me wet.

    The first Deadpool ongoing series wasn't epic but I loved it.

    And the whole run of New Mutants where Bill Sienkiewikz pencilled. Graphics were such crap back then but that man had style.
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  • monstapex

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    Jul 29, 2012 6:26 PM GMT
    and it was only 1 issue ,not a long ,dragged out story

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    Jul 30, 2012 6:32 AM GMT
    Age of Apocalypse

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  • Pyre85

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    Jul 30, 2012 6:52 AM GMT
    I loved the Fables series, it was slow to start, but the artwork and characters were so awesome. Loved the concept too, all of our myths and fairy tales at war and forced from their homelands to hide on earth? pretty epic.
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