Best Comic Book Story Series

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Story Arcs, not vague like "Amazing Spiderman" but special series.

The Top Ten

1 DC 52

The follow up to Infinite crisis was even better. 52 is one of my favorite series ever. 52 is all about the year (52 weeks) that took place after Infinite crisis. You start to feel sorry for Lex luthor, you begin to like Black Adam, and SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS
Booster Gold dies. - MRJ12744

One of the best

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2 Batman Knightfall

What an amazing story. This is my favorite comic book/book ever. Great plot, great characters, awesome tales and so forth. Azrael as Batman, Bane breaking the Bat, and Robin not seeming as wimpy, all topped off by an epic battle between Azrael and Batman. - MRJ12744

3 Infinite Crisis

DC's ultimate 7 issue extravaganza. The ultimate battle for the DC Universe was one of the best stories ever told. - MRJ12744

4 Watchmen

An epic tale that spawned an epic Zack Snyder film. Filled with social statements, this gripping tale helped make comics a legitimate form of media, and no longer kid friendly. - MRJ12744

Absolute disgrace that Watchmen, the greatest comic ever made, is down here. - Jackamalio

Thoughtful, intrigueing with an excellent mystery, memorable characters.Watchmen is so loved the very thought of the prequels is controversial.

Dc did it again! THIS IS A GREAT COMIC

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5 Secret Wars

The comic that inspired Marvel Ultimate Alliance. Earth's greatest heroes team up against alien forces? Sounds pretty cool right? The ultimate Marvel crossover indeed. What makes it even better, it introduces something you may have heard of, it's called the symbiote. - MRJ12744

6 DC vs. Marvel (any version)

Does it get any better? The greatest heroes of all time squaring off or teaming up? - MRJ12744

Can't get better than this. By the way they should make another Dc vs marvel

Yes. I especially liked the Amalgam stories!

7 Under The Red Hood

There was a lot of backlash for bringing SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS
Jason Todd back to life. I see no problem with it. They pulled it off perfectly and ultimately making this one sad story. - MRJ12744

8 Kingdom Come

I originally gave this spot to Avengers vs X-Men, but Kingdom Come was one of the most gripping tales I've ever read. It takes place in the future (Revealed to be Earth-22) and is about DC's heroes fighting one another, which leads to the destruction of Kansas (as if there was anything to destroy) and an elderly JLA reunite with some other great heroes (Creeper, Red Robin, Blue Beetle) and fight a deranged Captain Marvel. It ends with the deaths of almost every DC hero except for a handful (saved by Green Lantern's shield).
It's sad, but it's good. Not to mention the outstanding artwork by Alex Ross. - MRJ12744

Everything about Kingdom Come is fantastic. - TheOneWhoKnocks

9 The Walking Dead The Walking Dead The Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard . Andrew Lincoln plays the show's lead character, sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma discovering ...read more. V 1 Comment
10 The Killing Joke

The best Joker story out there. It has incredible art, it perfectly showcases the Batman/Joker dynamic, and has an ambiguous ending.

Best comic ever! Put this on number 1!

The art in the killing joke to me is terrible.

The Contenders

11 Marvel's Civil War

Arguably the best marvel comic story ever written. This was a landmark event in the series, showing how superheroes would stand politically, and how far they would go to preserve these ideals. The government decided to establish a superhero registration act to stop villains from appearing by forcing superheroes sot be trained by shield and reveal their identities. Captain America stands against this, saying it violates the rights of these people, while Iron Man enforces it, saying that it will prevent erratic use of superpowers and create more open and trustworthy superheroes. This clash of political ideals eventually explodes into a full out civil war, with tons of superheroes fighting each other, and endangering many civilians in the process. It really is a fantastic read, albeit with a bit of a bias towards Captain America. Still, civil war is one of the most monumental events in the marvel universe, and is a thrilling read.

12 The Dark Knight Returns

A splendid story about Batman returning to a world that no longer seems to want him, and defending his position of the Dark knight against old foes and friends alike.

I love this story! Should be higher...

13 Jason vs. Freddy vs. Ash

The gods of horror. This was the first non superhero comic I read. I ended up reading the whole series in a comic book store. It was scary even for a comic. It was a great crossover comic with Ash doing what he does best, kicking butt. - MRJ12744

14 Marvel Zombies

Okay admit it. Marvel comics from 30-50 years ago were so much better than DC. But now, Marvel is in the "Wood Age" as I like to call it. Left and right, bad comics. Marvel Zombies though was a fun and entertaining series. It keeps my faith in Marvel as do the movies. This though was a fascinating series about Marvel's protectors becoming infected Zombies. Well done Marvel, well done. - MRJ12744

15 Flashpoint

This is one of the most defining stories for one of the greatest superheroes of all time, the flash, and dc in general. It actually spawned the new 52. The story is action packed, suspenseful, and emotionally gripping. It also makes professor zoom a really good villain

16 Infinity Gauntlet
17 The Four Marys
18 Bone
19 Scott Pilgrim

I read this and it was really good! My friend Veronica recommended it to me, and I especially loved the style and humor, and as a high schooler this is 100% accurate. One of the best I've ever read, and I love comics.

20 The Death of Superman

The greatest superhero ever, Superman, finally meets an enemy who can best him in battle. DOOMSDAY! After giving his all to beat Doomsday to save Metropolis, both Doomsday and Superman fall dead after the battle ends. Best story ever because it truly shows that heroes as powerful as Superman can die.

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