Posted by RideASpaceCowboy (527 posts) 1 year, 4 months ago

Poll: What's your favorite series or run by Grant Morrison? (71 votes)

Action Comics 4%
All-Star Superman 28%
Animal Man 6%
Batman / Batman and Robin / Batman, Inc. 23%
Doom Patrol 7%
Final Crisis 1%
Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery 3%
The Invisibles 0%
JLA 10%
New X-Men 11%
Seven Soldiers 0%
Other (please specify) 7%

I realize picking just one must be difficult, given that he is the undisputed greatest comic writer of all time.

#1 Posted by tec79 (167 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted for his Batman run. It is my favorite run anyone has ever done with my favorite character. The return of Bruce Wayne should be included in the listing a very underrated part of his epic. I hope All-star Superman and The invisibles do well in this poll. An option to vote for Arkham Asylum would have made it a tough decison.

#2 Posted by RideASpaceCowboy (527 posts) - - Show Bio

@tec79 said:

The return of Bruce Wayne should be included in the listing a very underrated part of his epic.

You're absolutely right. I really should have just stated that the option is for his Batman run in its entirety. The Return of Bruce Wayne is in fact my favorite chapter in his Batman run.

#3 Posted by JediXMan (30650 posts) - - Show Bio

... I can't choose. There's too much.

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#4 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11628 posts) - - Show Bio

Final Crisis was probably one of the worst things I've read in my life.

I went with All Star Superman because it's just a perfect Superman story. But he has other good works, like his Batman stuff and New X-Men. JLA was a close second, I still reread those issues all the time.

#5 Posted by Mercy_ (92708 posts) - - Show Bio

NXM

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#6 Posted by Mucklefluga (2564 posts) - - Show Bio

WE3 ?

#7 Posted by JediXMan (30650 posts) - - Show Bio

Final Crisis was probably one of the worst things I've read in my life.

It actually gets better the more you read it. I didn't like it the first time I read it, but I have now come to really like that story.

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#8 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11628 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman: Really? I can't imagine me liking it. Does that include all the extra books or are you talking straight Final Crisis issues?

#9 Edited by The_Tree (7487 posts) - - Show Bio

My top five would be:

  1. Batman
  2. Doom Patrol
  3. Final Crisis
  4. JLA
  5. Action Comics

Batman is just fantastic, his run is a celebration of all things Batman. From silver age concepts like Bat-Mite and the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh, to Batman jumping through time. It's sometimes wacky, but it's great fun. Batman and Robin is one of my favorite series to come out of it, and even one of my favorite series just in general.

I really need to get around to reading The Invisibles and Animal Man.

#10 Posted by JediXMan (30650 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman: Really? I can't imagine me liking it. Does that include all the extra books or are you talking straight Final Crisis issues?

Including the extras, especially Superman Beyond 3D (stupid as it sounds, this is literally essential reading; FC makes no sense without this).

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#11 Posted by Moonchilde (1601 posts) - - Show Bio

JLA

#12 Posted by SavageDragon (2252 posts) - - Show Bio

WE3!!! One of the only comics that has made me shed a tear.

#13 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11628 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman: I've never even heard of Superman Beyond 3D...interesting. I just checked Comixology and they don't have it. Meh. I'll take a trip to my LCS soon and see if they got it. Thanks!

#14 Posted by JediXMan (30650 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman: I've never even heard of Superman Beyond 3D...interesting. I just checked Comixology and they don't have it. Meh. I'll take a trip to my LCS soon and see if they got it. Thanks!

No problem.

It's actually so essential that it's tossed into the FC trade. I believe it takes place between FC #5 and 6.

It actually explains Mandrakk. If you read FC on its own, Mandrakk comes completely out of nowhere at the end. Superman Beyond 3D provides context. It's still confusing, but it helps tremendously.

If Final Crisis were 12 issues long, it would have been much better. Grant Morrison does his best work in the long run.

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#15 Edited by Billy Batson (58031 posts) - - Show Bio

Been done before.

I'd vote for Doom Patrol but I haven't read Flex or The Invisibles yet. Going to soon, though.

No mention of Zenith?

Shame that his early stuff blows his newer stuff out of the water.

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#16 Edited by mightyrearranger (1610 posts) - - Show Bio

Other: Serious House on a Serious Earth. My favorite Bat-comic. :)

Animal Man's a close second.

#17 Edited by TDK_1997 (14896 posts) - - Show Bio

His Batman run is just the best for me.

#18 Posted by longbowhunter (7101 posts) - - Show Bio

All Star and Animal Man as a close second. Loved We3 as well. Haven't read all his JLA or New X-Men.

#19 Posted by rantanplan1980 (28 posts) - - Show Bio

I find his Batman work highly overrated and didn't like Final Crisis. I'm not too motivated to read any of the other titles if his so-called masterpiece isn't all that good.

#20 Edited by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

All-Star Superman: still my favorite comic-book till this day.

I really love his JLA run though, anyone who wants to read the League done right should pick up his run in the Deluxe Edition volumes.

#21 Posted by rantanplan1980 (28 posts) - - Show Bio

And All-Star Superman sums up perfectly why I don't like Superman.

#22 Posted by The Enigma (1882 posts) - - Show Bio

Zoids

#23 Posted by RaggedScarecrow (852 posts) - - Show Bio

It was a tie between his run on New X-Men and Batman/Batman, Inc. stuff. Ultimately, I went with NXM because I thought the stories were bolder.

#24 Posted by frogdog (3252 posts) - - Show Bio

New X-men

JLA

Batman

Hard to choose

#25 Posted by RustyRoy (12772 posts) - - Show Bio

No Arkham Asylum : ASHOAE? He's best work IMO. Anyway voted his Batman run, best run in comics followed by his JLA run.

#26 Edited by Icarusflies (12503 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm particularly fond of Doom Patrol, though his work on Animal Man is definitely among my favorites. :)

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#27 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21880 posts) - - Show Bio

And All-Star Superman sums up perfectly why I don't like Superman.

hey! cut that that out!

#28 Posted by Lvenger (20039 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark said:

All-Star Superman: still my favorite comic-book till this day.

I really love his JLA run though, anyone who wants to read the League done right should pick up his run in the Deluxe Edition volumes.

This plus his Batman run. 3 finer stories are hard to think of for me.

#29 Posted by ShadowSwordmaster (14538 posts) - - Show Bio

I enjoyed his JLA run.

#30 Posted by Saren (25681 posts) - - Show Bio

My favorite Grant Morrison work is this Vertigo one-shot called Kill Your Boyfriend. It's nowhere near as good as some of his other stuff, but I was enthralled by that story when I read it.

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#31 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7705 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman-Batman & Son, Final Crisis, The Black Glove, Batman RIP, Batman & Robin, Batman Inc

#32 Edited by SmashBrawler (5747 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. All-Star Superman
  2. Batman
  3. Doom Patrol
  4. JLA
  5. Animal Man
#33 Posted by Eternal19 (2076 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted for his Batman run, but All-star Superman is a great mention

#34 Posted by Reignmaker (2235 posts) - - Show Bio


Shame that his early stuff blows his newer stuff out of the water.

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And yet, people never shut up about his newer stuff like it's the greatest writing ever.

#35 Edited by Billy Batson (58031 posts) - - Show Bio

@billy_batson said:

Shame that his early stuff blows his newer stuff out of the water.

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And yet, people never shut up about his newer stuff like it's the greatest writing ever.

"Well you obviously don't get his work."

:p

But I can see why some like certain things even if I don't.

My favorite Grant Morrison work is this Vertigo one-shot called Kill Your Boyfriend. It's nowhere near as good as some of his other stuff, but I was enthralled by that story when I read it.

What do you think his best work is?

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#36 Posted by Reignmaker (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

"Well you obviously don't get his work."

:p

But I can see why some like certain things even if I don't.

I know right? He's unquestionably one of the greats and has an amazing body of work, but his devout followers make up some of the most close-minded individuals I've yet encountered on the Vine. I'll always love his early works though.

#37 Edited by John Valentine (16310 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. New X-Men
  2. Batman
  3. Marvel Boy/All-Star Superman

His Animal Man and JLA runs are good too

#38 Edited by Billy Batson (58031 posts) - - Show Bio

@reignmaker:

I've seen plenty to say the same things outside of CV but at least some can backup their opinions.

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#39 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (6184 posts) - - Show Bio

  1. Batman
  2. All Star Superman
  3. Doom Patrol
  4. JLA
  5. Animal Man

#40 Posted by dagmar_merrill (8704 posts) - - Show Bio

Doom patrol.

#41 Posted by SilverPool (1524 posts) - - Show Bio

@tdk_1997 said:

His Batman run is just the best for me.

#42 Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub (5063 posts) - - Show Bio

I've read almost all of his work. My personal top five from him would be Animal Man, All Star Superman, New Xmen, JLA and Batman.

#43 Posted by Deathstroke52 (502 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman and Robin, All Star Superman, JLA

#44 Posted by Outside_85 (9054 posts) - - Show Bio

I am going with All-Star Superman on this one.

#45 Posted by Xwraith (18337 posts) - - Show Bio

New X-Men. Call me a sinner, but I don't think All-Star Superman is the story that best captures the essence of Superman.

#46 Posted by Jphu8414 (3751 posts) - - Show Bio

All-Star Superman

#47 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (8011 posts) - - Show Bio

His Batman run. All-Star Superman being a close second.

#48 Posted by Aros001 (631 posts) - - Show Bio

Voting for Justice League here because that was the comic I was able to read the most growing up and probably is up there with Spider-Man for the titles that got me into comics.

#49 Posted by Night4345 (4272 posts) - - Show Bio

Animal Man or Batman.

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#50 Posted by Deadgod (1444 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Doom Patrol
  2. All Star Superman
  3. Animan Man
  4. Seaguy
  5. Flex Mentallo