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    So I saw someone on this forum describe Garth Ennis' run on Punisher MAX as "God-Tier".

    Not everyone may agree on that, but what are some other runs from specific writers/creators that you consider "God-Tier"?

    Could be specific story lines as well.

    Only opinions here folks.
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    Havent read it yet, but I've heard people consider Remender's Uncanny X-Force run in this tier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedzington View Post
    Havent read it yet, but I've heard people consider Remender's Uncanny X-Force run in this tier.
    Yes, it's excellent. Also, check out his Venom run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedzington View Post
    So I saw someone on this forum describe Garth Ennis' run on Punisher MAX as "God-Tier".

    Not everyone may agree on that, but what are some other runs from specific writers/creators that you consider "God-Tier"?

    Could be specific story lines as well.

    Only opinions here folks.
    Walt Simonson's Thor run
    Lee/Kirby Fantastic Four
    Frank Miller's Daredevil
    Jim Starlin's Warlock
    Jim Starlin's Captain Marvel
    Alan Moore/Alan Davis' Captain Britain
    Chris Claremont's X-Men
    Brubaker/Fraction/Aja Immortal Iron Fist
    Lee/Ditko Doctor Strange
    Jim Steranko's Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Those are off the top of my head.

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    I am about to start the Miller Daredevil.

    Have read Claremonts X-Men and agree of course
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    I take this to mean almost "what are your favorite arcs"?

    I have a special folder for favorite arcs/runs, some of them are...


    - Priests Black Panther Run, specifically The Client and Enemy of the State but its all great
    - Aaron's See Wakanda and Die arc
    - Remenders Uncanny X-Force, spefically the Dark Angel saga but its all fantastic
    - Remender's Venom run
    - Punisher MAX
    - Aarons Thor: God of Thunder run, specially the God Butcher/Gorr arc (1-11 i think)


    There are some other runs in that folder (including Liss's run on black panther specifically the Kingpin arc) but those are the first 6 that pop in my head.
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    I plan to check all of these out
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    Kurt Busiek and George Perez on The Avengers

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    Agree with some that have already been posted,

    Punisher Max - Ennis
    UXF - Remender
    Thor: GoT - Aaron (particularly the Godbutcher/Godbomb arc)

    I'd also add

    Planet Hulk - Greg Pak
    Punisher Max - Aaron
    New X-Men - Morrison

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    Since the stories are now being folded together with 616, I recommend Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch's Ultimates Volumes 1 and 2 as being essential to understand both the Marvel movies and current comics.

    I would also add Lee and Ditko's Amazing Spider-Man is essential.

    As a more quirky choice, I would add Lee and Ditko's Dr. Strange stories from Strange Tales.
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    Surprised more people haven't said Brubaker/Epting + Guice on Captain America.

    And then there are the great Daredevil writers: Millar back in the 80s and, more recently, Bendis, Brubaker and now Waid.

    And, following from jphamlore's suggestion of Ultimates, Bendis + Bagley on Ultimate Spider-Man definitely ranks up there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xMatt View Post
    Surprised more people haven't said Brubaker/Epting + Guice on Captain America.

    And then there are the great Daredevil writers: Millar back in the 80s and, more recently, Bendis, Brubaker and now Waid.

    And, following from jphamlore's suggestion of Ultimates, Bendis + Bagley on Ultimate Spider-Man definitely ranks up there.
    Your recommendations show excellent taste. Well done.

    And how did I forget Grant Morrison's New X-Men.

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    It's interesting, because quite a few of the modern suggestions on this thread so far (like Punisher, Aaron's Thor, Remender's Uncanny X-Force and Venom and the Daredevil comics) aren't typical 'superhero' stories.
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    What does "god-tier" mean? Things we personally find near-perfect? Things that are lauded by many as the height of a particular character or title?
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    Quote Originally Posted by t hedge coke View Post
    What does "god-tier" mean? Things we personally find near-perfect? Things that are lauded by many as the height of a particular character or title?
    I take it as meaning both: critically acclaimed by the majority and something you found personally enjoyable.

    OP doesn't really make it clear.
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