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Subj: Re: 10 best marvel runs of the last century
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This video got me thinking abut what Id consider my favourite runs. I'll have a think about it, but does anyone else have suggestions.

Might be hard to limit to 10. No particular order
1) Kirby: Might be simpler to just put everything he did as a single entry from the early collaborations with Lee to his return and runs on Captain America and Black Panther (which really doesn't get enough love).
2) Byrne. Likewise, it's too hard to pick a favorite: X-Men, Captain America, Alpha Flight, FF, Namor. All worth having trades of.
3) Simonson on Thor. Even when he was just writing, it was still good stuff.
4) Gruenwald on Captain America. Not groundbreaking, but some good solid storytelling that ran the gamut of adventures.
5) Roy Thomas' Invaders especially with Frank Robbins. There were a few by issues by other writers such as Don Glut, but this remains a regular re-read for me.
6) Miller on Daredevil. I don't feel the urge to revisit this one as much, but it's hard to argue against it.
7) Starlin on Captain Marvel.
8) Mantlo & Buscema on Rom. Like Gruenwald's Captain America, it was never really ground breaking, but it was always a dependable read and a lot better than it should have been. It had just the right balance of pathos, action, and even horror.
9) Ditko. He didn't have too many extended runs so could just have Spider-man and Dr. Strange as #9 & #10. But, that would leave out so many other good and seminal works and contributions such as being the artist on the story that gave us the red & gold Iron Man armor.
10) Stern & Buscema/Palmer on Avengers. Not exactly my favorite era of Avengers as it was post Hank Pym, but for an extended run by mostly a single creative team, this was a solid dependable run and brought me back to the comic as a regular reader. I hung on for a little while after Stern left, but it didn't hold my attention again for long until Busiek & Perez' run.

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