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Mycomicshop's Comic Blog: Top 10 Must Read Comic Stories of All Time

posted Aug 6, 2011, 3:06 PM by Vu Sleeper
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NEW TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT TP (2003) (5 Mar 2003)

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS (Trade Paperback) (Dec 2000)
Posted 2:10 PM Aug 5, 2011 by Odinson

Greetings from the Odinson,

I love super heroes.  Many have said they are the mythology of our time.  Like mighty Hercules or noble King Arthur, the super heroes of the modern world inspire the readers to be better than they thought they could be and arouse their imaginations.  I love reading about brave men and women who are faster than a speeding bullet and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.  I love to read about unparalleled detectives that can solve riddles that would turn an ordinary man’s brain to cream cheese.  I love to read about extraordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, good vs. evil in exotic locales and far off worlds that excite my imagination.  I read comic books because of super heroes.  The following list is comprised of the tales that I keep coming back to over and over again.  These are the reasons why I love comics so much.  These are…

Top 10 Must Read Comic Stories of All Time

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New Teen Titans: The Judas Contract – A super villain knowing a super hero’s secret identity is one of the worst possible things that can happen, and that is exactly what happens in this instant classic by the great Marv Wolfman and George Perez.  Deathstroke the Terminator blames the Teen Titans for the death of his son, Ravager, and plots the teen heroes’ downfall.  Betrayed by one of their own, the next generation of heroes is systematically and utterly defeated by one of the most dangerous men alive.  In this tale the reader sees the death of a Titan, the debut of a new member, and watches as Dick Grayson makes the transition from Boy Wonder to the adult hero known as Nightwing.  The Judas Contract is just super hero comics at their very best.     

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Crisis on Infinite Earths – Crisis is the biggest, best, most influential Big Event to ever be produced.  It literally changed the landscape of the DC Universe.  Heroes died, whole galaxies crumbled, and the DCU has never been the same since.  When an unstoppable force starts to rip through the multiverse and destroy everything in its path, every single hero and villain on every single remaining parallel Earth in every single time era, from the dawn of mankind to the far-flung future, must unite to save all reality.  Marv Wolfman and George Perez deliver the most epic super hero story ever told.  And by the end of it, the DCU re-launched stronger and better than ever.  For the next twenty-five years this would be known as the Post-Crisis DCU.  Much like DC Comics is doing now with the New 52, Superman, Wonder Woman, SHAZAM, Aquaman, Flash and the Justice League all restarted from number one and reintroduced and revamped their characters for a whole new generation, my generation.  Batman: Year One told the tale of how a young rooftop vigilante outlaw became a hero.  And it was all set up by the mega-event that is Crisis on Infinite Earths.  Crisis features the greatest super heroes in the world fighting against the greatest threat the world has ever seen.  It’s just epic and a classic comic book story that absolutely must be read. 
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