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Time to stand up and be counted!

I didn’t vote in the Top 100 Storylines List, because I have trouble thinking in terms of “storylines” and instead think in terms of “runs.” I love Morrison’s Doom Patrol and Ennis’ Hitman, but I have trouble singling out a storyline from them. And I’m sure I would have forgotten something I love, because that’s just the way it is. But I can still write about the list! Actually, I can just list which ones I’ve read and ask you to do the same!

That’s right, it’s time for everyone to weigh in. Commenters have been doing so in the various comment threads, but let’s call this the official one, shall we? If you haven’t read a lot of these, fret not! That’s why Our Dread Lord and Master does these lists, after all – to highlight some comics that you might be interested in and then can seek out and find them! So let’s get to the counting! The ones I HAVEN’T READ are in bold! Some of them, such as the Mutant Massacre, I count as having read it, even though I haven’t read the Power Pack or Thor issues that tie into it. I didn’t count Ultimates 2 because I only read the first two issues.

100. “Who Killed Retro Girl?” – Powers #1-6.
97. “Crawling from the Wreckage” – Doom Patrol #19-22.
97. “The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck” – Uncle Scrooge #285-296.
97. “Jimmy Corrigan, Smartest Boy in the World” – Acme Novelty Library #5-6, 8-9, 11-14.
96. “Love and Death” – Swamp Thing #28-34, Annual #2.
94. “The Great Cow Race” – Bone #7-11.
94. “Blood of Palomar” – Love and Rockets #21-26.
93. “The Slavers” – Punisher MAX #25-30.
91. “First Tale of the Demon” – Batman #232, 235, 240, 242-244, Detective #411.
91. “Welcome Back, Frank” – Punisher Marvel Knights #1-12.
90. “Weapon X” – Marvel Comics Presents #72-84.
88. “March of the Wooden Soldiers” – Fables #19-21, 23-27.
88. “Church and State” – Cerebus #52-111.
87. “The Death of Speedy” – Love and Rockets #21-23.
86. “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 1” – League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #1-6.
84. “Top 10 Season 1” – Top 10 #1-12.
84. “High Society” – Cerebus #26–50.
83. “Immortal Iron Fist” – Immortal Iron Fist #1-16, Civil War: Choosing Sides, Annual #1, Orson Randall and the Green Mist of Death, The Origin of Danny Rand.
82. “Hardcore/King of Hell’s Kitchen” – Daredevil vol. 2 #46-50, 56-60.
81. “Faith in Monsters/Caged Angels” – Thunderbolts #110-121.
80. “Homelands” – Fables #36-38, 40–41.
79. “Kree/Skrull War” – Avengers #89-97.
78. “Winter Soldier” – Captain America vol. 72 #1-6, 8-9, 11-14.
76. “Unmanned” – Y The Last Man #1-6.
76. “Annihilation” – Annihilation: Prologue, Annihilation: Nova #1-4, Annihilation: Silver Surfer #1-4, Annihilation: Ronan #1-4, Annihilation: Super Skrull #1-4, Annihilation #1-6.
75. “Planetary” – Planetary #1-12.
74. “Sleeper Season 1” – Sleeper #1-12.
73. “A Game of You” – Sandman #32-37.
71. “The Magus Saga” – Strange Tales #178-181, Warlock #9-11.
71. “Coming Home” – Amazing Spider-Man vol. 2 #30-35.
70. “The Korvac Saga” – Avengers #167-169, 170-171, 173-177.
68. “Knightfall” – Batman #491-500, Detective Comics #659-666.
68. “Sins of the Father” – Starman #0-3.
67. “Authority” – Authority #1-12.
66. “New World Order” – JLA #1-4.
65. “No Man’s Land” – Basically every Batman title that came out in 1999.
64. “The Elektra Saga” – Daredevil #168, 174-182, 187-190.
63. “Year of the Bastard”/”The New Scum” – Transmetropolitan #13-24.
61. “House of M” – House of M #1-8.
61. “Planet Hulk” – Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #92-105.
60. “Reign of the Supermen” – Action Comics #687-691, Adventures of Superman #500-505, Superman #78-82, Superman: The Man of Steel #22-26, Green Lantern vol. 3 #46.
59. “Whys and Wherefores” – Y The Last Man #55-59.
58. “From Hell” – From Hell #1-11.
57. “Avengers Forever” – Avengers Forever #1-12.
56. “The Kindly Ones” – Sandman #57-69.
55. “We3” – We3 #1-3.
53. “Confession” – Astro City #4-9.
53. “The Death of Jean DeWolff” – The Spectacular Spider-Man #107-110.
52. “The Death of Superman” – (Superman #74-75, Adventures of Superman #497, Superman: Man of Steel #18-19, Action Comics #684, Justice League America #69.
51. “Batman R.I.P.” – Batman #676-681.
50. “Final Crisis” – Final Crisis #1-7, Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #1-2, Final Crisis: Submit #1 plus I would throw in Batman #682-683.
49. “Marvels” – Marvels #1-4.
47 “Rock of Ages” – JLA #10-15.
47. “Death of Captain America” – Captain America vol. 5 #25-42.
46. “Seven Soldiers of Victory” – Seven Soldiers #0-1, plus four issue mini-series for Shining Knight, Manhattan Guardian, Zatanna, Mister Miracle, Frankenstein, Klarion and Bulleteer.
45. “Gifted” – Astonishing X-Men #1-6.
44. “Olympus” – Miracleman #11-16.
43. “If This Be My Destiny” – Amazing Spider-Man #31-33.
42. “The Surtur Saga” – Thor #349-353.
41. “Mutant Massacre” – Uncanny X-Men #210-213, X-Factor #9-11, Thor #373-374, New Mutants #46 and Power Pack #27.
39. “Hush” – Batman #608-619.
39. “Secret Wars” – Secret Wars #1-12.
38. “Dangerous Habits” – Hellblazer #41-46.
37. “Green Lantern: Rebirth” – Green Lantern: Rebirth #1-6.
36. “The Painting That Ate Paris” – Doom Patrol #26-29.
35. “Return of Barry Allen” – Flash vol. 2 #73-79.
34. “The Death of Gwen Stacy” – Amazing Spider-Man #121-122.
33. “The Long Halloween” – The Long Halloween #1-13.
32. “Deus ex Machina” – Animal Man #18-26.
31. “Doll’s House” – Sandman #9-16.
30. “Infinity Gauntlet” – Infinity Gauntlet #1-6.
29. “Brief Lives” – Sandman #41-49.
28. “Ultimates 2” – Ultimates 2 #1-13.
26. “Identity Crisis” – Identity Crisis #1-7.
26. “Super-Human” – Ultimates #1-6.
25. “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” – Superman #423 and Action Comics #583.
24. “New Frontier” – New Frontier #1-6.
23. “All in the Family” – Preacher #8-12.
22. “American Gothic” – Swamp Thing #37-50.
20. “Days of Future Past” – Uncanny X-Men #141-142.
20. “E is for Extinction” – “New” X-Men #114-116.
19. “The Galactus Trilogy” – Fantastic Four #48-50.
18. “Civil War” – Civil War #1-7.
17. “Under Siege” – Avengers #270-277.
16. “The Sinestro Corps War” – Green Lantern Sinestro Corps Special #1, Green Lantern vol. 4 #21-25, Green Lantern Corps #14-19.
15. “V for Vendetta” – V for Vendetta #1-10.
14. “Kraven’s Last Hunt” – Amazing Spider-Man #293-294, Spectacular Spider-Man #131-132, Web of Spider-Man #31-32.
13. “The Judas Contract” – Tales of the New Teen Titans #42-44, Annual #3.
12. “The Age of Apocalypse” – X-Men: Alpha #1, Amazing X-Men #1-4, Astonishing X-Men #1-4, X-Men: Omega #1.
11. “The Great Darkness Saga” – Legion of Super-Heroes #290-294.
10. “Maus: A Survivor’s Tale” – Maus: Book 1 and Book 2.
9. “Kingdom Come” – Kingdom Come #1-4.
8. “Season of Mists” – Sandman #21-28.
7. “Crisis on Infinite Earths” – Crisis on Infinite Earths #1-12, plus a bunch of tie-ins.
6. “All Star Superman” – All Star Superman #1-12.
5. “The Dark Knight Returns” – The Dark Knight Returns #1-4.
4. “Year One” – Batman #404-407.
3. “Born Again” – Daredevil #227-233.
2. “The Dark Phoenix Saga” – (Uncanny) X-Men #129-137.
1. “Watchmen” – Watchmen #1-12.

By my count, I’ve read 87 of the storylines. I won’t comment on the quality of them or the place they should be on the list (no Liefeld New Mutants?????), but I have read 87 of them. Whether that’s a good thing because I read a lot of comics or a bad thing because, well, I read a lot of comics, I’ll let you folk decide!

Who can beat me (well, except for Brian, because he has read every comic ever published)? Step up and be counted!

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