Nick Winstead puts together an interesting, if rather mainstream, list of 10 memorable comic-book disasters. That’s fictional crises, not (necessarily) sales or creative flops.
The Walking Dead‘s zombie plague makes the list, as does the Civil War-starting explosion in Stamford and the universe-shattering Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Winstead also names the “Mutant Massacre” storyline from the mid-’80s X-Men crossover. But, of course, he could have easily chosen the Legacy Virus, the destruction of Genosha, M Day or some other X-Universe crisis/massacre (they have a lot of those, don’t they?).
I’m trying to think of some disasters a little further afield that I’d put on the list. The “teen plague” from Charles Burns’ Black Hole, maybe? The suicide virus from Tadashi Kawashima and Adachitoka’s Alive. The alien invasion from Hitoshi Iwaaki’s Parasyte. The mysterious Big Wet that creates the environment for Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten’s Wasteland.
Any other good candidates?
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