Our next category is Best Event Comic.
This category is for your favorite event comic of the last ten years. What's an event comic? Think of the original Secret Wars, or Crisis on Infinite Earths. A massive, company wide crossover that launches new series and shakes up the status quo for that comic publisher.
1) Nominate as many comics as you want! There's no limit
2) We're going to go back to needing only one nomination for this, as I don't think there's as many possible choices here.
3) Remember, this is your place to make your case for your favorite comic. Voting will be in a Google form, as usual
4) And: keep it civil. This isn't a place to be shitty to each other.
Alright, and nominations are open...NOW
Put your nominations in BOLD TEXT. You don't need to all caps them, though
Just a great event and full of all the bits I love in the cosmic/space parts of the marvel universe. The followup didn't really grab me apart from the spectacular Phyla Vell Quasar costume.
What about something like Zero Year which mainly just a giant year long storyline in one series but had a few tie ins.
What about something like Dark Reign?
For the sake of this, let's go with two options:
1) Something with a central miniseries that has a bunch of tie-ins.
2) A single story that is told over a group of related comics, like Second Coming, which requires you to follow along from title to title to get the full story
Zero Year is a no, because it's mostly told within one specific title, and branding like Dark Reign or Heroic Age are a little bigger in scope than I'd look for. This would be for the event itself, the core story to these broad stories.
It also had one of my two favorite portrayals of Dr. Doom, and even managed to sneak in a Deadpool portrayal that - after years of the Daniel Waysian Deadpool - was a breath of fresh air for me.
EDIT: Likewise, would Grant Morrison's Seven Soldiers be considered an event, or more like a mini-series, or what?
I will also nominate Sinesto Corps War for being the only DC event of the last decade that I can remember liking, and I am going to try really hard not to hold the fact that it started Green Lantern and the DC universe down a road to ruin against it, because in of itself it's a fucking kickass superhero epic.
House of M because I like alternate universe stuff and because it's been a decade and the X-Men still aren't back to status quo. Even though they are close now.
Second Coming. Debated either this or Messiah Complex, but I think SC is better.
Secret Invasion. Because there are a lot more of Marvel events I want to nominate but I think this one was the best one that delivered on its promise of shaking things up. This could, and probably should, have been Civil War, but CW had too many "what the hell?" things in it.
Nominating Seige. Wonderful crazy Norman Osborn. Terrifying Sentry. Loki heel-turn.
Annihilation: Conquest is way better than original flavor, it's what introduced this forum's number 1 team of the past decade and had a lot less boring filler.
Annihilation had Annihilus
Conquest had Ultron
One of these is clearly superior
House of M
I really dig the cosmic stuff and this one was both a huge sweeping adventure and also really unsettling when it got into the Cancerverse stuff
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I'm nominating the mega-event that is four-fifths complete and will conclude with Secret Wars on the strength of the existing material.
I think Infinity, Time Runs Out and Secret Wars are all three separate events
Like they feed into each other, of course, but they each have their own branding and tie-ins and whatnot
I'm not even sure I'd qualify Time Runs Out as an event personally but it fits the criteria since it is in Avengers, New Avengers and Avengers World
But The Omega Effect in Daredevil, Avenging Spider-Man and Punisher was an awesome, fun story that advanced the plots of all 3 characters and has one of my favorite Daredevil moments ever.
That said, I'm going to add in War of Kings. Shi'ar (led by Cyclops' crazy brother Vulcan) versus Kree (led by the Inhumans) in a slugging match that literally tore a hole in the galaxy. All while the Guardians of the Galaxy are running around trying to stop the war, which results in both sides going "Who the fuck are you?".
Also: Gladiator ends up as Emperor of the Shi'ar, there was an attempted revival of Darkhawk, and Vulcan is dead hopefully for good.
Honestly, it amuses me that the cosmic line had some really fucking epic-in-scope events that just skipped by most of the heroes on Earth, but I also appreciate that because it made them more self contained.
Avengers vs X-Men - This was a fun, super-huge, super-colorful crossover that seemed to be a fun retro-styled project for all the talent involved, throwing back to the beat-em-up crossovers of the 80s and 90s while still telling a fairly strong (if somewhat cliched) story, utilizing a lot of Marvel's mythology, and setting up a status quo that produced some great stories and culminated others.
Seconding Blackest Night - this was what finally dragged me kicking and screaming back into the world of monthly comics. It wasn't perfect, but I enjoyed reading it each month.
Seconding Siege - I started reading marvel really heavily during the Dark Reign, and so I was psyched that this was my first Marvel event at the time. I really dug the art and how neat some of the cliffhangers were between issues. I also loved how the ending basically brought a huge, colorful, positive change to that universe, which feels more and more uncommon in cape books as the universes get bigger and storytelling even between different runs becomes more serialized.
Seconding Sinestro Corps War and Final Crisis as well.