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04-24-2009, 12:10 PM
Welcome to ROUND ONE
the Best Graphic Novel of All Time Polls


BRACKET 3 / 9 Nominations

Please vote for the Graphic Novel you feel is the best from this group :

Alias by Brian Michael Bendis
Ultimate Spiderman: Death Of A Goblin by Brian Michael Bendis
Fables: March of the Wooden Soldiers by Bill Willingham
The Sandman: World's End by Neil Gaiman
Judge Dredd: America by John Wagner
The Maxx, Volume 6 by Sam Kieth
The Invisibles : Say You Want A Revolution by Grant Morrison
The Dark Tower: Treachery by Robin Furth and Peter David
X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga by Chris Claremont

These polls are all about interaction and community - come on, tell us why you voted like you did !!!

04-24-2009, 03:39 PM
No question what gets my vote: America!

Fuck yeah! :rock:

04-24-2009, 03:41 PM
Alias. If you read any of the MAX books by Marvel, you have this book to thank. The MAX line was begun specifically for this series, which lasted 28 issues and spawned a sequel series in Marvel's regular line called The Pulse.

Alias was written by Bendis and produced one of the most flawed heroes I have ever seen. This added realism to the characters and realism is one of the marks of the MAX line. If you have enjoyed any of the following books/series you should be voting for this title: Alias, Apache Skies, Black Widow: Pale Little Spider, Blade, Cage, Werewolf by Night, Doctor Spectrum, The Eternal, Foolkiller, Foolkiller: White Angels, Hellstorm: Son of Satan, Fury, The Hood, Howard the Duck, The Punisher: Born, Frank Castle: The Punisher, Rawhide Kid: Slap Leather, Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu, Supreme Power (predecessor to Squadron Supreme), Supreme Power: Hyperion, Supreme Power: Nighthawk, Terror Inc., Thor: Vikings, War is Hell: The First Flight of The Phantom Eagle, U.S. War Machine, U.S. War Machine 2.0, Wisdom, X-Men: Phoenix - Legacy of Fire, Zombie

Maybe I read too many comics?

The Lady of Shadows
04-24-2009, 03:45 PM


i'm sorry dark phoenix. i'm so *sob* sorry.

*creeps off into a corner to sob hysterically*

04-24-2009, 03:57 PM
Maybe I read too many comics?

Or maybe i just don't read enough. Especially of the Marvel MAX line, i have a feeling i'd enjoy many of the titles you mentioned.

Ok, best i'd give reason for why i voted (and nominated) Judge Dredd: America other than a "fuck yeah!" As i've mentioned before, at just over 60 pages, it is SHORT, but in that short space it tells a life story with so much depth of one single ordinary citizen of mega-city 1, with heroes so flawed and the distinction between good and evil blurred, that i was amazed to find that a Judge Dredd story could be so bloody mature for once! :lol:

It's the kind of story that you just KNOW is special from the first two pages: the first page is a classic image, just one panel filling up the page, showing Judge Dredd standing on the american flag, whilst the Statue of Liberty is seen behind him. The whole image just seems amazingly patriotic.

This is then shattered when we see the next page: it's the same image, but more is revealed. Much more. Dredd is actually standing on a dead body with the bloodied American flag wrapped around it, with the Statue of Judgement standing ever so higher over liberty.

From that moment on, it became pretty clear that Dredd wasn't going to be the hero this time. It was also the moment i went from liking the Dredd comics to becoming a full time fan.

04-24-2009, 04:03 PM
Dark Phoenix Saga.
Without a doubt.
It is the quintessential story of what a true superhero is.

04-24-2009, 04:57 PM
The Invisibles : Say You Want A Revolution by Grant Morrison


The Lady of Shadows
04-24-2009, 05:00 PM
The Invisibles : Say You Want A Revolution by Grant Morrison


i just. . .

i don't. . .

i can't. . .

i have no reply for this. none.


04-24-2009, 05:02 PM
Dude, have you read that shite?!?!

The Lady of Shadows
04-24-2009, 05:06 PM
dude, it's the idea that anything could possibly warp your mind any further than it already was/is that is confusing to me. :cyclops:

04-24-2009, 05:14 PM

You're awesome :couple:

04-25-2009, 03:10 PM
Bump. Come on, vote.

04-25-2009, 03:24 PM
I did!!! :lol:

Gaiman all the way :rock:

04-25-2009, 04:57 PM
Dark Phoenix Saga!

Come on !!!

It is everything a superhero story should be.... it's everything a superhero should be!!!

04-25-2009, 06:36 PM
The shocker for me is that no one else seems to have read or enjoyed Alias. That really does surprise me.

04-26-2009, 08:30 AM
I own Treachery. I don't own Sandman: World's End. (I got it from the library.) I had to go with the Sandman stories though. Sorry Dark Tower, I love you still.

04-26-2009, 08:32 AM
Hey, I love the Dark Tower comics, and look forward to them, and collect them...

... but nothing is touching Dark Phoenix Saga for me here.

04-27-2009, 05:40 AM

04-28-2009, 03:11 AM
The Invisibles : Say You Want A Revolution by Grant Morrison


Mine too. I would say something about how we should band together for the Invisibles, except we are, and it's not working too good.

05-01-2009, 07:00 AM
Round One is in it's last hours, so get your votes in while you still can.

05-03-2009, 01:23 PM
We'll be closing this thread, and Round One voting, first thing in the morning.

Please vote now!

05-03-2009, 02:25 PM
You heard the lady, vote for 'em while you can.

05-04-2009, 12:41 AM
And the polls are closed!

Round One results, and tie-breakers where necessary, will be posted soon.

Thank you so very much for your participation!

~ Sam and turtlex