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Edited by spider-man 2996

Really cool video and my favourite arc this year was Grim Hunt
Posted by Omega Ray Jay

2011?

Posted by Pinhead230280

Because i have no audio at my pc i can only say that babs looks beautiful with her glasses.

Posted by G-Man
@Omega Ray Jay: Ha. Normally I get stuck writing last year's date in the new year. Maybe I'm just looking forward to 2011. Or maybe I just woke up too early.
Edited by Emerald Dragonfly

"big time" of ASM was the worst stuff ever, not just of 2011. 
I bought some Marvel Masterworks as manifestation of my respect to the good times that are gone now, thanks to dan slott and quesada. They made nobody of Spider-Man. They made him the one I can't respect now. That was a strike right in my heart. Peter Parker became nothing different than those people I dislike most of all.

Posted by .o0Johnny0o.

My ongoing theory that 'when Tony or Sara know they're going to be filming, they put on nice clothes or an awesomely cool t-shirt that day' continues to be proven.  Do you guys make that special effort? 
 
A lovely video by lovely people, I really enjoy these discussion segments.  Here's to another year of good comics!

Posted by sergyanime

I just started comics late this year so for me i came in at the end of all these arcs so i can't really judge. 
I am really loving Big time spiderman though,

Posted by Omega Ray Jay
@G-Man:  lol, it did have me confused for a moment i must admit.
Posted by marvelunivers_deleteme

2011= Venom Series 
 
Can't wait

Posted by G-Man
@Omega Ray Jay: You almost got a glimpse at next year's biggest story arcs. The publishers wouldn't bee too happy if I spilled the beans already.
Posted by darksoul7th

Love this Video!!

Posted by Crimson Eagle

I think Brightest Day was a good arc, because it really ties in with Blackest Night. Although it is slow, it is really a good break from all the action from Blackest Night.
Posted by aztek_the_lost

Return of Bruce Wayne, eh? I think I want to read Grant Morrison's Batman once it's all over entirely...I mean I've read all of his works for the most part after they were concluded (Animal Man, Doom Patrol, Invisibles, etc.) but I already have two of his comics that I've read partially that I can't even hope to finish because the concluding issues haven't even been solicited and it drives me nuts 
 
P.S. I am referring to Joe the Barbarian #8 and Seaguy: Eternal #1-3

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Edited by aztek_the_lost

oh yeah and my favorite arc was probably Sectioned...though Unwanted, Metal, Beautiful World, and Extra-Sensory deserve mentions as well...but Sectioned got me more excited for a comic then I have been in a while even if I may treasure some of those others arcs moreso in the future when I look back on this year

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Posted by Pinhead230280
@G-Man said:
" @Omega Ray Jay: You almost got a glimpse at next year's biggest story arcs. The publishers wouldn't bee too happy if I spilled the beans already. "
If you know what is coming please speak in miracles
Posted by johnny_spam

Not only did Bruce discover who he was he created events that led to his creation in the first place we also saw his journey create a Batgod.   
 
Spider-Man Grim Hunt is probably something I might want to check out later in trade.

Posted by G-Man

Also, I know there might be some bummed that we only listed arcs from the Big Two. There were arcs from other publishers on the list but we went with what was biggest in terms of popularity as well as what we enjoyed.

Posted by sparty-dbq

For me, it was Thanos Imperative.

Edited by aztek_the_lost
@G-Man said:

" Also, I know there might be some bummed that we only listed arcs from the Big Two. There were arcs from other publishers on the list but we went with what was biggest in terms of popularity as well as what we enjoyed. "

actually, I know I'm usually the one who makes disparaging comments on lack of featuring the other publishers but when it comes to arcs, I think Marvel and DC pretty much take the cake 
 
I mean most other comics are self-contained so the arcs don't get as big...what did Image have? Image United (which never even finished) and Artifacts I suppose (although that's just barely started despite beginning half a year ago)...Dark Horse doesn't have a "universe" persay to even have an event arc with...and no other publishers from this year I can think off-hand have a universe either...so yeah, unless your billing it as best stories, Marvel and DC make up all the candidates (also, I suppose WildStorm ended their entire universe, but technically speaking, they are part of the DCU)
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Posted by Jake Fury

Cable AND Nightcrawler dying in the same story arc left me speechless.
Posted by Weapon-Alpha

my fav would be second coming

Edited by comicbikerscott

x-men second coming and x-men curse of mutants and spiderman omit along with war of the supermen
Posted by SUPER-MAN 23

This was a good ideal! Good Video.

Posted by God_Spawn

Second Coming and Siege were probably my fave
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Posted by wingster

 Who was the girl on the left wearing the glasses? And why did Babs make her way to a telephone booth?

Posted by xerox_kitty

I really wanted to get into Second Coming, but there were just too many bad issues that dragged down the good issues.  I think I've set my standards too high this year, because there hasn't really been one solid gold story arc that simply had me hooked all the way through.  Here's hoping that 2011 is much stronger...

Posted by -Eclipse-
@aztek the lost: Image had the Viltrumite War! >_>
Posted by Jake Fury

Personally, Second Coming wasn't the best for me but it did have some shocking moments with the deaths I mentioned above. 
 
Amazing Spider-Man:Grim Hunt was one of my personal favorites.
Posted by NexusOfLight

Thanos Imperative was everything I wanted and more as far as big time events that happened this year. It shoulda got an honorable mention. The next big thing as far as events go would be Artifacts, but it only started, so I guess we can exclude that until next year. Then there's Grim Hunt. I was overjoyed with how that played out. Best finished Spider-man event this year. So good, I'd put it up there with Kraven's Last Hunt.

Posted by aztek_the_lost
@-Eclipse- said:
" @aztek the lost: Image had the Viltrumite War! >_> "
that is what I call self-contained, every ongoing comic had/has self-contained arcs...I admit some of the arcs they mentioned (the Spider-Man ones) were self-contained...but when I think comic book story arcs that get mentioned in an end-of-the-year wrap-up, I think ones that affected more then one single title
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Posted by advocatefish

My favorite book was Dark Avengers, even though i thought Siege was a bit of a bust. 
 
And I wasn't able to get the last 4 or 5 issues of Second Coming so im waiting for the paperback trade to finish it.

Posted by Decept-O

It seemed like two of these story arcs were simply ones created to cover the tracks of other story arcs that were a bit well, lame.  Batman getting zapped by Darkseid and ( apparently) getting killed?  Spider-Man's deal with Mephisto?  Sorry couldn't get into them.    
 
BUT to me, the best out of these has been Red Robin and Tim Drake's frame of mind and his direction.
Posted by EisforExtinction

I kind of feel Blackest Night was marginalized. I don't know if it should have been story arch of the year but it was way better than Second Coming.

Posted by -Eclipse-
@aztek the lost: Yeah, I think the mention of Grim Hunt and particularly OMIT was a bit pointless if they were going for the BIG title-spanning stories. I'm surprised it got a mention over Shadowland, despite the fact that Grim Hunt WAS better than Shadowland. 
 
Still, I think it's good that the other companies don't do many huge crossovers. I mean, really, Blackest Night and Siege were no better than the self-contained story arcs of some comic books.
Posted by aztek_the_lost
@-Eclipse- said:
" @aztek the lost: Yeah, I think the mention of Grim Hunt and particularly OMIT was a bit pointless if they were going for the BIG title-spanning stories. I'm surprised it got a mention over Shadowland, despite the fact that Grim Hunt WAS better than Shadowland.  Still, I think it's good that the other companies don't do many huge crossovers. I mean, really, Blackest Night and Siege were no better than the self-contained story arcs of some comic books. "
I don't think they're any better either...but let's face it, they keep the industry alive with all their hype and such so that we can read the good stories :P 
 
but yeah, huge crossovers are what make them the Big 2...most publishers don't have as many titles ongoing at once as DC and Marvel tie to their events
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Posted by -Eclipse-
@aztek the lost: LOL, both good points... 
 
Eh, screw events, all I need is a good Kirkman-book and I'm happy. I'm mostly caught up with Invincible and I got 3 volumes of Wolf-man for Christmas too, definitely a good choice. The art by Howard may not be as good as Ottley, but at least he's not Cory Walker...
Posted by DarkChris

Grim Hunt and Return of Bruce Wayne.

Posted by JPJordan

yay an update!  it's my birthday so i'm gonna just consider this my birthday present from ComicVine.

Posted by G-Man
@-Eclipse-: "Big title-spanning stories" along with personal favorites. Grim Hunt really paid off for me personally. I couldn't stand Shadowland. Such a disappointment. Better left unsaid.
Posted by aztek_the_lost
@-Eclipse-: hey, what is it with Wolf-Man? is it like his least-favorite book or why doesn't it keep a monthly schedule like the others? (or did it end already?)
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Posted by -Eclipse-
@G-Man: I didn't like the main series so much, I agree it was a little disappointing. But if you read the Power Man tie-in... That was excellent, especially for an Iron Fist fan like me. AND it's going to lead into a new Power Man and Iron Fist series next year! 
 
But I agree, Grim Hunt was a great pay-off after the emotional exhaustion of the Gauntlet. I just always feel the need to praise Invincible, because I love the series and wish it got more coverage/attention here on the Vine. Just because the creative team hasn't changed in years doesn't mean it's not still exciting.
Posted by -Eclipse-
@aztek the lost: I don't know, I seem to remember hearing something about it ending sometime soon... But I can certainly imagine the Astounding Wolf-man being his least favourite title right now, and with comics like Invincible, the Walking Dead and everything else, who can blame him? 
 
As someone who collects the trades, the schedule doesn't really bother me much. I know I plugged the Invincible War yet, but I read Ultimate Collections of Invincible, so I haven't read any of the 2010 stuff yet... Can't wait until February. :P
Posted by pikahyper
@aztek the lost:  Image United didn't even get started really lol but I think a lot of people saw that coming, they just tried going too big and had impossible hopes for it.
 
I think Wolf-Man ended already or is about too.
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Posted by halfpastwhenever

Great Video! 
 
Was Shed this year? That was great oh and the Thanos Imperative.

Posted by sora_thekey

Second Coming was the best for me...  
I entered the Batman universe on Battle for the Cowl so I can't really appreciate Return of Bruce Wayne that much since I didn't read the full history. 
The story was great but just not my favorite.  
 
I liked OMIT because it finally lets me not worry about everything that happened in OMD... not because the story was great though.

Edited by NightFang

Great video and I liked the Return of Bruce Wayne, Blackest Night, Brightest Day and War of the Superman events.

Posted by caesarsghost

Fantastic video, way to wrap it up! 
 
My favorite? Like Sara said, its hard to narrow it down to just one. But I agree with her- Return of Bruce Wayne was pretty epic, but by far the most 'important' for me was Blackest Night coming to a close. Man I loved that arc.  
 
Heres to another great year! Batman, Inc.! Grounded! Brightest Day! Flash!
Posted by fACEmelter88

Image United Hell yea.........now that series is poo

Edited by ArtisticNeedham

This year I noticed how DC and Marvel, mostly, would put out similar stories.  The most obvious is the death and resurrection of Batman and Captain America.  They both "died" and were both lost in time, and both returned around the same time.  It seemed like, this year anyway, Marvel (or DC) would put out a story and DC (or Marvel) would put out something similar.  DC had the Blackest Night and a little later Marvel had that story were this mutant lady was bringing dead mutants back with magic and techo stuff.  (Or maybe its now with the Dead coming back to life during Chaos War.)  I really noticed this year how, like how one movie studio would put out a Bug's and another would put out ANTS, or how one would put out Armageddon and another would put out Deep Impact, this year they would both put out similar story ideas.
Maybe it was coincidence or something, I don't know.  I just really noticed it this year more than before.
 
I didn't read the OMIT story, but I read the first issue, and I thought it was just going into detail showing Mephisto's methods.  The RED bird in the beginning who let that criminal out of the police car started a chain reaction that I guess somehow lead to Peter and MJ not staying together.  But I didn't read it, so maybe I am wrong.

Posted by spiderguylll
@Jake Fury said:
" Cable AND Nightcrawler dying in the same story arc left me speechless. "
So true
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