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    Default What are Marvel's best comic stories?

    I'm currently planning a poll thread to determine Marvel's Best stories, and I'd like the forum's help in filling out the bracket.

    The stories you recommend can be in-continuity, they can be elseworlds, they can be show tie-ins, as long as they're comics, it's all good. Just give me the title of the story, and the issues it's told in. If you see that someone else has already recommended that story you want to recommend, be sure to give it a second. It'll help me narrow things down.

    Also, don't recommend entire runs. Recommend individual story arcs

    I want to do a 48 story bracket, and so far I have found 32 stories to include. Here's what I've already got.

    1. The Infinity Gauntlet (The Infinity Gauntlet #1-6.)
    2. Secret Wars (Marvel Superheros Secret Wars #1-12.)
    3. Secret Wars (Secret Wars #1-9. )
    4. Inferno (Uncanny X-Men #239-243. X-Factor #35-40, New Mutants #71-73. )
    5. Age of Apocalypse (X-Men: Alpha, X-Calibre, Gambit and the X-Ternals, Generation Next, Astonishing X-Men, Amazing X-Men, Weapon X, Factor X, X-Universe, X-Man #1-4,X-Men Omega. )
    6. Annihilation (Drax the Destroyer: Earthfall, Annihilation: Prologue, Annihilation: Nova, Annihilation: Ronan, Annihilation: Silver Surfer, Annihilation: Super-Skrull, Annihilation: The Nova Corps Files, Annihilation #1-6, Annihilation: Heralds of Galactus. )
    7. Civil War (Civil War #1-7, '06 - '07)
    8. Planet Hulk (Incredible Hulk #92-105, Giant-Sized Hulk #1. )
    9. The Dark Phoenix Saga (Uncanny X-Men # 129-138. )
    10. Days of Future Past (Uncanny X-Men #141-142. )
    11. God Loves, Man Kills (Marvel Graphic Novel #5. )
    12. HOXPOX (House of X #1-6, Powers of X #1-6. ')
    13. The Death of Captain Marvel (Marvel Graphic Novel #1. )
    14. Doctor Strange and Doctor Doom: Triumph and Torment (Marvel Graphic Novel #49. )
    15. God Butcher (Thor: God of Thunder #1-11)
    16. The Eternals Saga (Thor #283-301)
    17. The Surtur Saga (Thor # 349-353)
    18. Journey to Hel (Thor #360-362)
    19. Daredevil: Born Again (Daredevil #226-233)
    20. The Galactus Trilogy (Fantastic Four #48-50)
    21. And they shall call him...Champion! (Marvel Two-in-One Annual #7)
    22. Demon in a Bottle (Invincible Iron Man #120-128)
    23. Doomquest (Iron Man #149-150)
    24. Extremis (Iron Man #1-6)
    25. Kree-Skull War (Avengers #89-97)
    26. Avengers Forever (Avengers Forever #1-12)
    27. The Night Gwen Stacy Died (The Amazing Spider-Man #121-122)
    28. Kraven's Last Hunt (Web of Spider-Man #31-32, The Amazing Spider-Man #293-294, The Spectacular Spider-Man #131-132)
    29. The Kid who Collects Spider-Man (The Amazing Spider-Man #248)
    30. Squadron Supreme (Squadron Supreme #1-12)
    31. If This Be my Destiny (Amazing Spider-Man #31-33)
    32. Old Man Logan (Wolverine #66-72, Old Man Logan Giant-Sized #1)

    (For those of you who frequent both place: Yes, I did make a similar thread in the DC forum yesterday. I intend to make both threads simultaneously.)

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    Think a big one you’ve missed from that list is Marvels.

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    Great list so far, the missing story that jumped out to me was Vision by Tom King

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    Fraction/Aja duo on Hawkeye and Immortal Iron Fist

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    Sise-Neg Genesis (Marvel Premiere #12-14)
    A Separate Reality (Doctor Strange #1-5)
    The Magus Saga (Strange Tales #178-181 & Warlock #9-11)
    This Man, This Monster (Fantastic Four #51)
    Cosmic Powered Dr Doom (Fantastic Four #57-60)
    Fu Manchu Magnum Opus (Master of Kung Fu #44-51)
    Panther's Rage (Jungle Action #6-18)
    Who Remembers Scorpio (Defenders #46-50)
    Foolkiller #1-10
    Hit It (Moon Knight #26)
    Avengers-Defenders War (Avengers #115-118, Defenders #8-11)
    Silver Surfer: the Ultimate Cosmic Experience
    Under Siege (Avengers #271, 273-277)
    Red Nails (Savage Tales #2-3)
    Elektra Saga (various Daredevil issues between #168 & 190)
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    Amazing Fantasy #15.
    Finale, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #310.
    The Vision, Tom King.
    Captain America: Winter Soldier. Captain America #1-9 & #11-14. Think those are the right issues.
    How Green Was My Goblin/Spidey Saves The Day. TASM #39-40.
    Confessions. Ultimate Spider-Man #13.
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    Operation: Galactic Storm
    Nick Fury vs SHIELD
    Korvac Saga
    Mutant Massacre
    Siege
    Black Panther: The Client
    Black Panther: Sturm un Drang
    Enemy of the State: Wolverine
    Enemy of the State: Black Panther
    Armor Wars
    World War Hulk
    Avengers: Ultron Unlimited
    Avengers: The Bride of Ultron
    FF: The Trial of Galactus
    Punisher: Welcome Back Frank
    Origins(Wolverine)
    Thor: The Celestials
    ASM: The Hobglin Arc -#237-#251
    Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man: The Death of Jean DeWolfe

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    marvel first event - contest of champions
    avengers contest of champions - east vs west , wc avengers ann 2 and avengers ann 16
    contest of champions II
    emperor doom - doom takes over the world - graphic novel
    The Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect
    captain america streets of poison - cap on drugs , hero vs hero , villain vs villain
    avengers acts of vengeance
    quasar 13-16 ' journey into mystery' - squadron supreme stranded in 616 universe
    quasar 19-25 'cosmos in collision' ,more cosmic hijinks

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    Quote Originally Posted by your_name_here View Post
    Think a big one you’ve missed from that list is Marvels.
    Agreed. Along with...

    Daredevil: The Man Without Fear

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    Another vote for The Vision by Tom King.

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    Great initial list
    Great additions by other posters
    I strongly recommend bringing the tournament up to 64 story arcs
    “The Scarlet Witch is the only thing that will scare them. It’s the only thing they’ll respect.” - Hope Summers, Avengers vs X-Men #7

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARkadelphia View Post
    Great initial list
    Great additions by other posters
    I strongly recommend bringing the tournament up to 64 story arcs
    My plan is to do 48 because that ends with having three stories.

    So once I have those three, I'm going to pit them against the final three at DC, as a sort of Marvel DC thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcogginsa View Post
    My plan is to do 48 because that ends with having three stories.

    So once I have those three, I'm going to pit them against the final three at DC, as a sort of Marvel DC thing
    Pretty neat idea I’m excited for when this starts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K7P5V View Post
    Agreed. Along with...

    Daredevil: The Man Without Fear

    This series is JRJR's best work by far in my opinion.

    Anyway, I'd like to add a vote to Marvels, such a fantastic love letter to that era of Marvel.

    Also it may be a bit early, but if it's not already been mentioned, I'd add HOXPOX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcogginsa View Post
    19. Daredevil: Born Again (Daredevil #226-233)
    Born Again began in DD #227.

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