Definitive Marvel runs

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  1. The_Mystery Registered

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    What writer/artist team has done a definitive run on your favorite character(s)?

    Mine is Waid/Garney. Their first short run has defined Cap for a new generation. Every writer/artist team after them has copied something from their stint on the title.

    Thoughts anyone?
     
  2. blah Registered

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    Gotta give props to the original marvel team of Stan/Jack.
    But I loVed Waid/Weringo(MySpellingSucks) Fantastic Four.
    Currently I am a non-religious worshiper of Steve Epting/Ed Brubaker Cap.
    I agree the Waid/Garney was awesome. But I liked it more when Kubert drew Cap.
     
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    X-Men - Claremont
    Avengers - Busiek/Perez
    Daredevil - Miller, Bendis/Maleev
    Fantastic Four - Lee/Kirby
    Hulk - PAD
     
  4. Doc Destruction Geaux Saints!

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    Claremont/Byrne X-Men for certain.

    Busiek/perez Avengers...sigh, I miss them so.
     
  5. Themanofbat Never Mind the Buttocks...

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    Amazing Spider-Man.... obviously Stan/Steve/Johnny...

    but I'd like to add the Marv Wolfman/Keith Pollard run from issues #185 to 200 as arguably one of the BEST runs on Amazing Spider-Man. :up:

    :)
     
  6. Themanofbat Never Mind the Buttocks...

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    Byrne's Fantastic Four was great as well.... :up:
     
  7. blah Registered

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    I concur.
    J.M. DeMatties(Again,SpelingSucks)/Sal Buscema's Spectacular Spider-man was pure weapon-grade awesomeness.
     
  8. The_Mystery Registered

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    I agree with you guys that the Busiek/Perez Avengers was definitive. Especially the "Ultron Unlimited" storyarc. I also loved Dan Jurgens/John Romita Jr. on Thor. Mainly the first 12 issues.
     
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    I'm going to upset the apple cart and say Stern and Buscema's Avengers

    Lobdell's Uncanny X-Men(best of the 90s)

    David's Hulk stuff (#300s,the Mr.Hyde issue was a great standalone)

    Even though I was late boarding the love wagon,Brubaker's Cap made a fan out of me

    Bendis and Maleev's Daredevil

    Millar's Ultimates 1 and 2
     
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    Y'know, I never like Maleev's artwork on Daredevil. It was so stiff. I think I like Lark's Daredevil because his seems a lot more fluid. But hey, my favorite Daredevil artist is Joe Quesada.
     
  11. Themanofbat Never Mind the Buttocks...

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    Roger Stern & Romita Jr.'s work on ASM was fantastic as well... :up:

    :)
     
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    JM DeMattis and Mark Bagley OWNED Spider-man in the early 90s.
     
  13. Genesis 1.0 Thread Overlord's Minion

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    X-Men - Claremont
    Avengers - Bendis
    Daredevil - Bendis
    Fantastic Four - Kirby
    Hulk - Peter David
    Spider-Man: Bagely

    Leifield in..............$#%!
     
  14. livrule Registered

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    Hama & Kubert on Wolverine was a great run.
     
  15. GOODT!MES The Last Fan

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    Whedon & Cassiday on any issue ever of Astonishing X-men(#13 was Wolverine-y greatness)

    Vaughan and Alphona on Runaways

    Heinburg and Cheung on Young Avengers
     
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    My favorites are JMS and JRJr on Amazing Spider-Man and Peter David and various artists on Hulk.
     
  17. Iron Man™ The Invincible Iron Man

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    Bendis on DareDevil was my all time favorite, his time on the book were great reads and well written. Brubaker on the otherhand though, it totally making the book worth reading. Can't wait for what he has in stor when the current arc ends. :daredevil
     
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    Waid's Fantastic Four
    Peter David's Hulk
    Claremont's X-Men
    Lee's Spider-Man

    (I'll add more as I think of them)
     
  19. iloveclones spooky....

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    FF-I'm split between Byrne and Waid. I'll go with Byrne.
    DD- Definately Miller (his 1st run)
    Cap- I loved Gruenwald's run
    Hulk- PAD, not even a close second place
    X-Men-Claremont/Byrne- not even a close second or third place
    She-Hulk- useta be Byrnsie, but is being edged out by Slott.
    Avengers- Shooter/Perez. I know popular opinion says Busiek/Perez, but I loved that run
    Spidey - that's the hardest one. I'd like to say the Marv Wolfman/Keith Pollard run that TMOB mentioned, or when Gil Kane was on the title, but honestly,Lee/Ditko really was the best.
    Thor - Walt Simonson was my favorite, but I would put Oeming a very, very close second.
     
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    DD - Miller
    FF - Stan and Jack
    Spidey - Stan, Steve and John
    X-men - Claremont, Cockrum and Byrne
     
  21. Purple Man Registered

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    Spider-Man = Stan Lee

    Daredevil = Frank Miller

    Captain America = Ed Brubaker

    Fantastic Four = Stan Lee

    And the one I know I'll get some crap about; so, go 'you-know-what' yourselves in advance.

    X-Men = Grant Morrison.
     
  22. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Stan Lee and Jack Kirby defined Thor as a superhero, Walt Simonson defined Thor as a mythical hero, and Dan Jurgens redefined Thor for modern sensibilities.

    Can't really beat Stan Lee and John Romita Sr. on Spider-Man. J. M. DeMatteis' run was great as well.

    Waid/Garney's Captain America made Cap one of my favorites, and Brubaker/Epting's is currently rejuvenating him the same way Waid/Garney's did.

    Byrne's FF is the one I'm most familiar with, but I prefer Waid/Ringo's FF to all others.
     
  23. The_Mystery Registered

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    So, in anyone's opinion, what makes a definitive run?
     
  24. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Any run that encapsulates some aspect of what I love about the characters, really. I'm pretty lax with that kind of stuff. It doesn't have to be the most award-winning, critically acclaimed series of comic books ever printed; if I enjoy the writer's take and he or she really seems to get the character down perfectly, I'd say it's definitive. If someone asked me, "Hey, what are the Fantastic Four all about?" I'd point them to Waid's run and be confident that they'd get a pretty clear idea of exactly what makes the FF tick. That's definitive to me.
     
  25. WOLVERINE25TH The Best There Is

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    X-Men-Classic Claremont
    Wolverine-Larry Hama
    FF-Waid
    Captain America-Brubaker
    Daredevil-Bendis (for now)
    Avengers-Busiek
    Spider-Man-Bagley & Defalco
     

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