The most influential Marvel storyline ever?

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  1. Ikaris-Eternal Registered

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    In terms of effect on the Marvel Universe/characters and Marvel's storytelling in general, what is the most influential?

    a few popped to mind, including Galactus's first "visit" to Earth, Phoenix saga, and Norman Osborne as Green Goblin, but my pick is...

    Days of Future Past

    It established a sense of impending doom for the universe, surrounding the mutants. And though there was time travel before (see Kang), this storyline laid the groundwork for Cable, Bishop, House of M, Age of Apocalypse, etc. with alternate timelines.

    What do you think?
     
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    Death of Gwen Stacy.
     
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    The Onslaught. That effected the X-Books and other comics for years after that happened.

    The Dark Pheonix Saga also left a rather big imprint for years.
     
  5. Silver Sable Wild Pack Commander

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    Secret Wars maybe
     
  6. roach I am the night

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    God Loves Man Kills
     
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    Excellent Choice.

    As is Death of Gwen Stacey and Phoenix.

    I would also put Secret Wars in there too...alot came from that.
     
  8. Genesis 1.0 Thread Overlord's Minion

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    Disassembled: Blew EVERYTHING out of whack to the point that you'll never be able to forget.

    Secret Wars: Alot of new facets shown and new avenues for the MU.

    Days of Future Past: Well this rocked the X Universe more than any other, but we still have Rachel today which shows it's long term effects.

    Dark Phoenix Saga: Another that changed the X landscape to a huge scale and introduced us to the Galactic Police; the Shi'ar

    The Other: You'll never look at Spidey the same again. The Mythos are forever changed and I think, for the better.

    Stiltman............
     
  9. roach I am the night

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    the only good thing about God Loves Man Kills 2 is that the trade came with the original story
     
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    Amazing Fantasy 15, Fantastic Four #1, And the Incredible Hulk #1, without these three stories, there would be no Marvel.
     
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    I hope to god you were being sarcastic in that last comment.
     
  12. Genesis 1.0 Thread Overlord's Minion

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    No and cover your ears for this one.....

    I have an independent view on the arc.

    *Gasp*:eek:
     
  13. GNR Registered

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    I don't know about influential,but the whole Goblin/Harry on drugs storyline back when Stan was on the book comes to mind immediately.
     
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    The thawing out of Captain America and the FFs first voyage into Space
     
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    fantastic four #1


    It was the birth of marvel comics :)
     
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    The Bullseye/electra Daredevil Frank Miller run..

    fundamental in this era of psuedo Noir....
     
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    The Death Of Gwen Stacy.
     
  19. Vanguard07 He who hath rhythm

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    In my opinion it's the first appearance of Spiderman. Easilly. That comic gave birth to the greatest character ever.

    After that I'd say the Secret wars or the infinity Gauntlet thing maybe

    or possibly the Onslaught storyline.
     
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    In terms of overrall I would have to agree that Spiderman's and his origin is the fundamental building block of Marvel, if i had to name one.

    "with Great power comes great responsibility" is a theme that has extended itself to hundreds of books...as has the mold of a "teenage geek turned hero"..its the "peter parker syndrome" of characterization.
     
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    actually my vote goes to the resurrection of Jean Grey, which led to a very detrimental trend in Marvel comics, the endless revolving door of heaven for heroes. Sure it had been done before, but it really became huge with this one, where a emotional and perfectly carried out death was reversed in a vapid and pointless fashion.

    Runners up:

    Phoenix Saga
    Coming of Galactus
     
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    Some good choices here. I think Gruenwald's Squadron Supreme deserves a mention as well, even though it was largely set outside the 616 Marvel Universe.
     
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    Anything Stan,Jack,Ditko,or Buscema did back in the day.
     
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    What? Are you crazy? What's wrong with people now a days....free thinkers and all...pshhh:)

    I actually didn't hate the storyline with as much passion as others, it just didn't suit my version of Spidey really. I thought the whole spider-god thing worked better as one of those questions that are never answered, like the indentity of V. Once you go and take the mystery out of it and try to make it true, I thought it ruined the best part of that concept. The first appearance of Morlun, and the way Spidey beat him was pretty awesome in my opinion, but I thought it should have ended there.
     
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