TOP

The Return of the Greatest Stories Ever Told!

by  in Comic News Comment

As I promised you, when we hit 3,000 Twitter followers, I’d bring back another month-long installment of The Greatest Stories Ever Told! Click here to see the results of the 2010 voting!

Beginning today, each day you will get a chance to vote on the greatest ____ stories ever told!

The ____, of course, will be filled in by a different comic book character or creator each day!

You will have a week to vote each time by sending your ten favorite comic book stories starring that character or written or drawn by the featured creator to bcronin@comicbookresources.com.

So starting November 1st, the first results will be up and then each day in November you’ll see a new The Greatest ____ Stories Ever Told!

Neat, huh? It’s like the Top 100 Comic Book Storylines, only A. It’s character/creator specific and B. It’s open to ALL stories – even one-shots!

Read on for more detailed rules and a list of the characters and creators who are currently open for voting!

Here’s how to vote and what constitutes a “story.”

1. Number a list from 1 to 10, with your favorite comic book story #1 and your tenth favorite comic book story #10. E-mail this list to bcronin@comicbookresources.com. Only votes e-mailed to this address will count. If you really don’t think you can come up with ten, still send in your list if you can think of at least 6 stories.

2. Since this is a lot shorter of a voting period than typical and the topics are much more narrow, I figure that there will be a lot more close calls, so I’ll be breaking all the ties as I see fit.

3. A comic book story can be as small as just a one-off story or a one-shot or an annual or an original graphic novel, and as long as a storyline that continues for up to 12 issues in one title (an exception to the “one title” thing includes instances like the Magus Saga beginning in Strange Tales and continuing to Warlock’s own (resurrected) book or Batman’s first battle with Ra’s Al Ghul taking place in both Detective Comics AND Batman).

4. A storyline can go over 12 issues if it specifically labeled as such. Stuff like Seven Soldiers, for instance, could count as one storyline, as that’s how it was intended (and how it was labeled).

5. However, since we’re being so specific to each creator here, you can’t just say stuff like “Warren Ellis’ Authority” – you have to pick one of his two Authority storylines. Similarly, you can’t say “Ellis’ Planetary.” In that case, just pick the story you liked best. Use trade paperback collections if you’re unclear.

6. When listing your stories, just try to make it clear what you’re talking about.

7. I’ll make various other judgment calls as I see fit.

Here are the characters and creators currently open for voting (there will be a notation when the voting is closed and the results are up):

1. Daredevil – Voting closed. Here are the Results!

2. Joe Casey – Voting closed. Here are the results!

3. Robin/Red Robin (Tim Drake) – Voting closed. Here are the results!

4. Mike Mignola – Voting closed. Here are the results!

5. Loki – Voting closed. Here are the results!

6. John Ostrander – Voting closed. Here are the results!

7. Deathstroke the Terminator – Voting closed. Here are the results!

8. Steve Gerber. Voting closed. Here are the results!

9. She-Hulk. Voting closed. Here are the results!

10. Jason Aaron. Voting closed. Here are the results.

11. Lois Lane. Voting closed. Here are the results.

12. Scott Lobdell. Voting closed. Here are the results.

13. Luke Cage. Voting closed. Here are the results.

14. Gardner Fox. Voting closed. Here are the results.

15. Martian Manhunter. Voting closed. Here are the results.

16. Matt Fraction. Voting closed. Here are the results.

17. Iron Fist. Voting closed. Here are the results.

18. Neal Adams. Voting closed. Here are the results.

19. Catwoman. Voting closed. Here are the results.

20. J.M. DeMatteis. Voting closed. Here are the results.

21. Nick Fury. Voting closed. Here are the results.

22. Greg Rucka. Voting closed. Here are the results.

23. Flash (Barry Allen). Voting closed. Here are the results.

24. Bill Mantlo. Voting closed. Here are the results.

25. Silver Surfer. Voting closed. Here are the results.

26. Dan Slott. Voting closed. Here are the results.

27. Aquaman. Voting closed. Here are the results.

28. Roy Thomas. Voting closed. Here are the results.

29. Doctor Doom. Voting closed. Here are the results.

30. Garth Ennis. Voting closed. Here are the results.