CCL #507 – Top 100 Runs of All Time – Part 4 – Too Much Alan Moore

Collected Comics Library PodcastOn today’s show, Chris and Andy discuss Bill Sienkiewicz: Revolution Volume 1, The Neil Gaiman Library (Dark Horse), Papercutz Brings Asterix to America and lament on the New York Times graphic novel bestseller list. Plus they continue with Part 4 of the 100 Greatest Comic Books – Comic Book Runs – Single Issues & Graphic Novels of All Time from When It Was Cool, which was compiled from several different sources in late 2017. In this installment, the guys go over #40-21, give their thoughts and, of course, the collected editions these runs are in.
Listed below are the run in order, links to more info on their ComicBookDB page and select collected editions on that particular run or a first volume that serves a starting point.

21) Daredevil (Frank Miller era) (Marvel Comics)
Reprinted/Collected in:
Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson Omnibus
Daredevil Omnibus Companion
Elektra by Frank Miller & Bill Sienkiewicz
Starts with #158

22) Fantastic Four (Jonathan Hickman era) (Marvel Comics)
Starts with Dark Reign #1-5
#570-588, #600-611
(at #588) FF #1-23
Reprinted/Collected in:
2 Omnibus

23) Ultimate Spider-Man (1-111 Brian Michael Bendis era) (Marvel Comics – Ultimate Imprint)
111+ issues
Reprinted/Collected in:
7 Ultimate collections TPB
22 trades
11 Hardcover
1 Omnibus #1-39

24) New Teen Titans (Wolfman & Perez era) (DC Comics)
Reprinted/Collected in:
3 Omnibus
1: DC Comics Presents #26
The New Teen Titans #1–20
The Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest #18
Tales of the New Teen Titans #1–4
2: The New Teen Titans #21–37, #39–40,
Tales of the Teen Titans #41–44,
Annual #1–3
3: The New Teen Titans #38,
Tales of the Teen Titans #45–50,
The New Teen Titans vol. 2 #1–6,
New Titans #50–61, #66–67, and Secret Origins Annual #3

25) Miracleman / Marvelman (Multiple Publishers)
Alan Moore #1-16
Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham #17-24
Reprinted/Collected in:
4 trades/hardcovers – only up to #22
2014-15 reprints

26) Hellblazer (Vertigo)
Alan Moore, Stephen R. Bissette, John Ridgway, Peter Milligan
300+ issues Reprinted/Collected in:
22 trades
Jan 2020 (Hellblazer #250-260, Hellblazer Special: Chas – The Knowledge #1-5)

27) Planetary (Wildstorm)
Warren Ellis and John Cassaday
27+ issues
Reprinted/Collected in:
4 hardcovers
2 trades
2 Absolute
1 Omnibus

28) Saga (Image)
Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Reprinted/Collected in:
9 trades
3 Deluxe hardcovers
1 Compendium
All up to #54; planned for #108 issues

29) Batman – The Long Halloween (DC Comics)
Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale
Reprinted/Collected in:
Batman by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale Omnibus (2018) Omnibus
Batman Noir: The Long Halloween (2014) HC
Batman: The Long Halloween (1996) Absolute Edition
Batman: The Long Halloween (1996) HC
Batman: The Long Halloween (1996) TPB

30) Scott Pilgrim (Oni Press)
by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni))
6 softcovers
6 hardcovers

31) Jimmy Corrigan – The Smartest Kid on Earth (Pantheon)
Chris Ware
Serialized in The Acme Novelty Library (1993) #5, 6, 8, 9, 11-14

32) Transmetropolitan (DC Comics)
Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson
Reprinted/Collected in:
10 trades
3 absolutes

33) Legion of Superheroes (Paul Levitz era) (DC Comics)
Reprinted/Collected in:
Legion of Super-Heroes (1980) HC “The Great Darkness Saga Deluxe Edition”
Legion of Super-Heroes (1980) TPB [2014]
Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 1-2 (2017-18)

34) Love & Rockets (Fantagraphics)
Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez
Reprinted/Collected in:
25 trades
26 HC

35) Daredevil (Bendis era #26-81) (Marvel Comics)
Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev
Reprinted/Collected in:
Daredevil (1998) HC vol. 02
Daredevil (1998) Omnibus HC vol. 01
Daredevil (1998) TPB
Daredevil (1998) Ultimate Collection TPB vol. 01

36) Animal Man (Grant Morrison era) (DC Comics)
Reprinted/Collected in:
Animal Man (1988) HC vol. 01
Animal Man (1988) Omnibus
Animal Man (1988) TPB

37) The Mighty Thor (Walt Simonson era) (Marvel Comics)
Reprinted/Collected in:
Thor by Walter Simonson Omnibus (2011) HC
Thor Visionaries: Walter Simonson (2001) HC vol. 01
Thor Visionaries: Walter Simonson (2001) TPB vol. 01
The Ultimate Graphic Novel Collection (2011) HC vol. 05 (38)
The Very Best of Marvel Comics (1992) TPB
Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: Artist’s Edition (2011) HC

38) Wolverine 1-4 (Vol. 1 1982) (Marvel Comics)
Chris Claremont and Frank Miller
Sequel is Uncanny X-Men (1963) #172-#173
Reprinted/Collected in:
The Best of Wolverine (2006) HC vol. 01
Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men (2003) HC vol. 09
Marvel Universe by Frank Miller Omnibus (2018) HC
The Ultimate Graphic Novel Collection (2011) HC vol. 04 (09)
Uncanny X-Men (1963) Omnibus HC vol. 03
Wolverine (1982) HC (1st Printing)
Wolverine (1982) TPB
Wolverine Omnibus (2009) HC vol. 01
Wolverine: First Cuts (2013) TPB

39) The Ultimates (Vol. 1) (Marvel Comics – Ultimate Imprint)
Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch
Reprinted/Collected in:
The Ultimate Graphic Novel Collection (2011) HC vol. 28 (04)
The Ultimates Omnibus (2009) Omnibus HC
The Ultimates (2002) HC vol. 01
The Ultimates (2002) TPB
The Ultimates (2002) Ultimate Collection TPB

40) League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (America’s Best Imprint)
Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill
Reprinted/Collected in:
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Omnibus (2011) Omnibus HC
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Omnibus (2011) Omnibus TPB
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume One: Kevin O’Neill Gallery Edition (2015) HC vol. 05
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (1999) Absolute Edition
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (1999) HC vol. 01
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) TPB vol. 01

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