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    Default Best runs in characters

    Was just wondering if we as a forum could compile a list of what we think are the best runs for characters. There’s a few I can think of, and a few more that will probably take a bit of disputing.

    Brubaker/Epting on Captain America
    Miller/Mazzucchelli Daredevil
    Fraction/Aja on Hawkeye
    Stan Lee/Kirby on Fantastic Four


    There’s a few I can think of for Spider-Man/X-Men etc. Are there any other like the ones above we can think of?

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    The entire Claremont's original X-Men run.

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    Fraction/Allred on Scott Lang in Future Foundation
    Milligan/Allred on X-Statix
    Jeff Parker on Agents of Atlas
    Lee/Kirby on Fantastic Four
    Ellis/Shalvey on Moon Knight
    Monech/Sienkiewicz on Moon Knight
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    Only because no one else is probably going to mention it:

    Bruce Jones and Brent Anderson - Ka-Zar the Savage

    and Walt Simonson (w/Sal Buscema) on Thor

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    It's pretty easy to figure the consensus although there are some pretty disputable ones. Like Stan Lee is hard to beat on Spider-Man, except you can definitely make a case for Stern and Slott.

    Most people I'm willing to bet will say:
    Brubaker Cap
    Simonson Thor
    Fraction Iron Man
    David Hulk
    Claremont X-Men
    Hickman Avengers (?)
    Lee Kirby Fantastic Four
    Moench Moon Knight
    Fraction Hawkeye
    Slott She Hulk
    Ennis Punisher

    Not sure about too many others. I really like Millar on Wolverine and Hama's run up to AoA, but maybe Aaron these days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by your_name_here View Post
    Was just wondering if we as a forum could compile a list of what we think are the best runs for characters. There’s a few I can think of, and a few more that will probably take a bit of disputing.

    Brubaker/Epting on Captain America
    Miller/Mazzucchelli Daredevil
    Fraction/Aja on Hawkeye
    Stan Lee/Kirby on Fantastic Four


    There’s a few I can think of for Spider-Man/X-Men etc. Are there any other like the ones above we can think of?
    Larry Hama’s Wolverine run. His is the definitive version of the character in my mind

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    Michelinie/Layton & JRJR on Iron Man:


    Owsley/Bright on Power Man & Iron Fist:


    Nicieza/Bagley on New Warriors:
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    DnA on Nova
    Fraction/Aja on Immortal Iron Fist
    Agree with Ennis punisher & Slott She Hulk

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    Quote Originally Posted by your_name_here View Post
    DnA on Nova
    Fraction/Aja on Immortal Iron Fist
    Agree with Ennis punisher & Slott She Hulk
    Absolutely DnA on Nova.

    For me, Peter David's run with Genis Vell is still my favourite Captain Marvel series.

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    Avengers is a three way tie—for me. Jim Shooter’s original run, Roger Stern’s run, and Kurt Busiek/George Perez.
    X-Men—Claremont. No other choice for me.
    Doctor Strange—Stern, and Englehart.
    Hulk—Bill Mantlo
    Thor—Thomas/Buscema
    Fantastic Four—I haven’t read the Lee/Kirby run yet, so I guess I’m going with Byrne

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    Doctor Strange had some excellent creators early on, but I am going to say Steve Englehart's run was the strongest. Would love to hear other thoughts.
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    Duggan/Posehn, then just Duggan - Deadpool
    Nicieza - Gambit

    Daredevil is too hard to pick a best run. You have Miller, Brubaker, Bendis, Waid, among others and Zdarsky is LIGHTING IT UP right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Last_Czarnian View Post
    Absolutely DnA on Nova.

    For me, Peter David's run with Genis Vell is still my favourite Captain Marvel series.
    DnA were also great on Guardians of the Galaxy. I really liked Star-Lord on that comics.





    But thanks to Bendis, I want Star-Lord dead... He is no longer that character.

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    Priest on Black Panther.

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    Walt Simonson on Thor
    John Byrne of Fantastic Four
    Roger Stern on Amazing Spider-Man
    Jim Starlin on Silver Surfer
    And the already mentioned Priest on Black Panther

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