All the talk about complete series and full runs going on got me thinking about what my all-time favorites in DC are. I love me some full runs. When you look a well done long series or run you can make out a beginning/middle/end, even when creators change. And since I also love a good reason to compile a top ten list, below are mine. Would like to see what everyone else comes up with. And try to think of it in the context of long-form, epic storytelling. Stuff that is longer than a single trade collection, maybe 12+ issues. No miniseries. Unless you want to cheat and lump several miniseries together (like saying “the crisis trilogy”).
- James Robinson’s Starman
- Palmiotti and Gray’s Jonah Hex/All-Star Western run
- Power Girl (full 2009-2011 series)
- The complete Death & Return of Superman storyline
- Geoff Johns’ JSA/Justice Society of America run
- Batgirl series with Stephanie Brown by Bryan Q. Miller
- Catwoman, beginning by Darwyn Cooke thru Ed Brubaker’s run
- Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern (Rebirth thru Blackest Night)
- Jeff Lemire’s Animal Man series
What are yours?