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Comic Vine Question of the Week Results: Favorite Mark Millar Story

Civil War? Kick-Ass? Superman: Red Son? The Ultimates? Old Man Logan? Come find out which story the CV community loves the most!

With the return of KICK-ASS and the premiere of JUPITER'S LEGACY, Mark Millar is proving his work with Fox's Marvel movie properties cannot keep him away from the comic book world. And while we're thrilled to see the return of KICK-ASS and enjoyed the start of JUPITER'S LEGACY, we wanted to reflect on the writer's history of tales. The community had two days to vote and one story soared above the competition: SUPERMAN: RED SON.

I honestly thought the race would be much closer than this, but it's understandable why the tale of Kal-El landing in Russia instead of the United States won. Not only is it widely regarded as one of Millar's best stories, but it's often called one of the must read Superman storylines, too. Plus, it's impossible not to love Red Son Batman and the ending is quite a jaw-dropper. That said, my vote went to THE ULTIMATES. I think the new approach to Marvel's biggest team was brilliant and is without question one of my favorite reads. Check out the poll results below and be sure to post which is your favorite and why!

Remember to check the homepage next Tuesday for an all-new "Comic Book Question of the Week!"

38 Comments
Posted by Autopsad

I would have vote for Red Son too, but I hoped i'd see the Authority at the second place !

Posted by kid Apollo

Old Man Logan is my favorite book about Wolverine, and thats sayin something considering i havent liked him since the 90s

Posted by jwalser3

Well of course!

Posted by kennybaese

Old Man Logan and Enemy of the State are both really great, but I'm glad that Red Son won out in the end. That book is transcendent.

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

Superman: Red Son big time.

Edited by lifeboy

I didn't vote. I thought he was strictly a marv l writer. I enjoyed the red son in the motion comic. Especially the parts where superman betrayed wonderwoman. That aside, this is where i first felt wondy and supes should be a couple. When you watch them flying through the sky together. And the reimagined green lantern corp. Good choice for americAs last stand against superman but they were no match for superman as he decimated there ranks. Good choice on the winner lads and lass' es

Btw, that is where my favorite comc book line comes from- with a level 15 intellegence, there is a high probability i will get you to commit suicide w i th in 5 replys.

Posted by Teerack

I really want to see another Old Man Logan. You know Activation wanted to make an Old Man Logan game? I was part of a focus group back in 2011 about an Old Man Logan game, but I guess after no one liked X-Men Destiny they didn't bother. :(

Edited by Overlander

Thank you for rank-ordering them (based on community response).

I'm not sure how Old Man Logan didn't win, but...That's the way voting goes.

Posted by Mucklefluga

@k4tzm4n Thanks for putting it in percentage order this time ! :D

Posted by saoakden

I voted for Red Sun. I bought the book a week after Injustice came out because 1. It's Superman, 2. I've heard good things about it, 3. I have the Red Sun pack and I wanted to know more about The Superman from Russia. It's a good and interesting take on Superman.

Edited by sasquatch888

@overlander said:

Thank you for rank-ordering them (based on community response).

I'm not sure how Old Man Logan didn't win, but...That's the way voting goes.

Wow you really thought Old Man Logan was better than the first two ultimates , red son and civil war ....Old Man Logan was good though.... im surprised to see Old Man Logan towards the top ..alot of people liked it too by what i see here ...when it came out the end of civilization thing was getting overdone to me ,,,, red son was so original and the ultimates was such an incredible modern era origin story for the avengers it really redefined them and the fact that civil war was in continuity and affected everything in marvel was awesome the scope of writing a story that changed the status quo for marvel for years was amazing .

Posted by JamDamage

Cival War came in 2nd? Wow. Didn't expect that. I think Wanted scored so low because not a lot of people actually read it. Maybe people will when I comment about it. It's a parallel world where Supermans rogues and Batmans rogues fight each other. The world is divided into 5 continents with a major villain getting his own continent. Ras gets one,the Mandarin gets one, Red Skull gets one, Joker gets one, and Lex gets one. It's an homage to villains and it's great. The son of Deadshot who looks just like Eminem is the anit-hero of the story and he teams up with a Halle Berry looking Catwoman. All the characters represent their counterparts in a cheesy R rated way and it's awsome. The story is great, and trying to figure what character is really what is a lot of fun too. I highly recommend this book.

Posted by elayem98

How did Nemesis get more votes than Wanted??

And I voted for the Ultimates too, even though Im a DC guy

Posted by SupermanJohnathanKentJr

Whoa, Civil War beating Old Man Logan and Wolverine Enemy Of The State is just sad. What is wrong with you comicvine? That event was horrible.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

voted for Old Man Logan

Posted by SandMan_

DUH! :D

Posted by guttridgeb

Only 1% for 1985? It deserves better IMO.

Posted by mtrakos

I loved Civil War and I hate Wolverine. But as much as I hate the most overplayed "hero" Old man Logan was the best

Posted by Meteorite

I think that I was the only person who voted for Marvel Knights: Spider-Man...

Posted by novi_homines

Loved civil war and old man logan. Have yet to read Red Son Superman. Need to get to it.

Posted by Mezmero

I never read Red Sun but I really loved Civil War and Old Man Logan. I'll need to check it out when I get the chance.

Posted by SavageDragon

Old Man Logan for me. Civil war second

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Yayyy feels nice to see something I voted for winning :)

Posted by sasquatch888

Cival War came in 2nd? Wow. Didn't expect that. I think Wanted scored so low because not a lot of people actually read it. Maybe people will when I comment about it. It's a parallel world where Supermans rogues and Batmans rogues fight each other. The world is divided into 5 continents with a major villain getting his own continent. Ras gets one,the Mandarin gets one, Red Skull gets one, Joker gets one, and Lex gets one. It's an homage to villains and it's great. The son of Deadshot who looks just like Eminem is the anit-hero of the story and he teams up with a Halle Berry looking Catwoman. All the characters represent their counterparts in a cheesy R rated way and it's awsome. The story is great, and trying to figure what character is really what is a lot of fun too. I highly recommend this book.

wow I totally agree Wanted was an amazing and captivating story and deserves to be at the top of the list ...in my opinion much better than old man logan

Posted by lifeboy
Posted by EvanTheMexiJew

There's a story in Morrison's JLA that Millar wrote about Amazo VS the League and Atom is the only able to stop him. I enjoyed that whole 1 issue run.

Edited by novi_homines

@lifeboy said:

@novi_homines: check out the motion comic.. its just as good.

Will do! I'll try to get the comic first though.

Edited by E1000

Superior was awesome ! art & story were real good.

When you see this list, you see that this guy is talented, those are the best stories I've ever read !

Posted by Onemoreposter

Wow, really? I mean, I'm not surprised Red Son won, but was I the only one who read and enjoyed Wanted?

Posted by adamhollander4

Wolverine: Old Man Logan

Edited by Timotheus316

Who the hell voted?? Sheesh! Old Man Logan was awesome. Especially watched in wide screen mode on the computer. Was like watching a movie.

Edited by DCWarFan73

I was introduced to Millar with Red Son. I liked it but I felt some aspects were rushed. It could have been a 4 or 5 part series easily with the amount that he put in it. The anarchist Batman was great. I always love watching Bats take on Superman.

That being said Kick-Ass (and the subsequent sequels) sold me on his work. I loved everything in his books.

Civil War too is a great read. I would be hard pressed to vote for Kick-Ass over Civil War but they are both two of my favorites.

Where's the love for Nemesis or Superior? I loved Superior a lot. I am not a huge Superman fan but the analog used in the story is great. I loved it.

I plan on getting Super Crooks and Secret Service as well. More Millar the better I say.

Posted by frogjitsu

Red Son is the only Millar story that I really loved. Kick-Ass was just a bunch of "hey look! we can have superheros doing R-rated stuff" and Fantastic Four (why wasn't that in the list?) was disappointing. Civil War was alright I suppose. I haven't read any of the other stuff. The Ultimates never really appealed to me. I don't like grounded super heroes. I like outlandish stuff better. I'll take a "SUPER RETCON PUUUUUNCH!" over that any day of the week.

Posted by Thor_Ul

Even as a Superman fan myself, I'm surprised than Red Son stand above the other works of Millar, particulary Civil War and Ultimates. But even with the quality of RS, where was an interesting subtext on the political analysis of the meaning of the american dream, the pragmatic in me can't stop thinking if this pool would have been made in march, april 2012, the results would have been different.

Posted by Dustwave

Civil War all the way. Had an incredible twist at the end with the death of Captain America. Followed by Old Man Logan because the image of him ripping Hulk from the inside out was just too damn badass. Third, even though I consider this just as good as OML, (or maybe better, I'm just more familiar with Marvel than DC) Red Son because if this would happen in the mainstream universe the JL would be screwed.

Edited by Dbogan67theman

Civil War...where friends, teammates and even family members turn on one another.