Nominate Best Comic of 2005

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  1. Primal

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    It's that time of year again... Which was the best story of 2005?

    The Rules:
    1. Nomination period will run from January 1st, 2006 to January 8th, 2006.
    2. Please select your top 5 story arcs.
    3. When nominating, remember that the story must have concluded during 2005.
    4. If you change your mind during the nomination period (after rereading the stories or someone nominates one you've forgotten about), please repost your top 5 story arcs. If you post multiple top fives, I will only count the last one.
    5. Once the nomination period ends, the five most popular arcs will be voted on for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

    Here are some options... feel free to nominate others. One shots are acceptable too.

    Countdown to Infinite Crisis
    Day of Vengence
    OMAC (including Superman: Sacrifice)
    Rann/Thanagan War
    Villains United
    DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy
    The Flash: Rouge War
    Green Lantern: Rebirth
    JLA: Crisis of Conscience
    JSA: Black Vengeance
    JSA: Classified #1-4 (Power Girl story)
    Superman/Batman: Absolute Power
    Teen Titans/Outsiders: Insider
    Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous
    House of M
    Fantastic Four: House of M
    Iron Man: House of M
    Spider-Man: House of M
    New Avengers: Breakout
    Spider-Man: Breakout
    Young Avengers: Sidekicks

    My Selection:
    Superman/Batman: Absolute Power
    Teen Titans/Outsiders: Insider
    JSA: Black Vengeance
    JSA: Classified #1-4 (Power Girl story)
    OMAC (including Superman: Sacrifice)

    Best Comic of 2004 Results
     
  2. .SentinelPrime Is Dead.

    .SentinelPrime Is Dead. Banned

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    Did the new avengers come out in 2005? i just recently got the TPB. and its amazing. if it came out in 2005. then i nominate that.
     
  3. j3

    j3 Kiefer is my Big Boss TFW2005 Supporter

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    Countdown to Infinite Crisis
    The Flash: Rogue War
    Green Lantern: Rebirth
    Batman: Under the Hood
    Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous
     
  4. Doctor Doom

    Doctor Doom Doom is best pony Veteran

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    OMAC Project
    JSA CLassified 1-4
    JLA: Crisis of Conscience
    Green Lantern: Rebirth
    Countdown to Infinite Crisis

    DCU has conqured my votes this year... go fig!
     
  5. Wreckgar

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    Captain America, Winter Solider
    Batman, Return of the Red Hood
    Countdown to Infinate Crisis
    JSA Classified, Power Trip
    Ultimates v2
     
  6. JAYPRIME

    JAYPRIME Evil Collector of TFs

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    The Flash: Rogue War
    Green Lantern: Rebirth
    Grim Jack: Killer Instincts
    Ultimates vol.2
    Ferro City: The Medusa Key
     
  7. thefrozenred

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    Of the ones I've read...

    Batman: Under the Hood
    Ultimates v2 (to be specific, #1-6 which concerned Thor; I see it as the first arc...the current, "second" arc has not yet concluded)
    The Sentry (New Avengers arc)
    Green Lantern: Rebirth
    Young Avengers (the first arc)

    If it had finished in '05, I'd have added Daredevil: The Murdock Papers to the list as well. Damned fine comic book arc, there.

    Countdown to Infinite Crisis and House of M didn't make my list because they were both far too expansive, covering way too many arcs. Countdown would practically be the winner by default in this competition if allowed (House of M, on the other hand, would still be beaten by shorter, 6 issue arcs...but I disgress).
     
  8. Frequency

    Frequency Formerly Berserker Prime

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    Young Avengers: 1st arc
    New Avengers: The Sentry
    Green Lantern: Rebirth
    House of M
    Astonishing X-men: Dangerous
     
  9. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    JSA Classified 1-4 (the storyline that made me give up my Marvel-only ways and embrace DC)
    Villains United (fun as hell)
    OMAC Project (mainly for Sacrifice)
    Green Lantern: Rebirth
    Countdown to Infinite Crisis

    Surprisingly, for someone who only started reading DC this year, I picked storylines exclusively from that company. Why? Largely because Marvel sucked this year. Dangerous in Astonishing X-Men was a huge letdown after the first arc, and it just got worse and worse with every issue, ultimately coming to a lame ending riddled with plotholes. House of M was a major snoozefest, with absolutely nothing of any interest happening between issues 1 and 7. The best HoM tie-in, the Spider-Man one, ended up making no sense as it completely contradicted what happened to the character in the main miniseries. Iron Man HoM shouldn't even be on the list of candidates. Bad story with awful art. Not a banner year for the House of Ideas. :thumbdown 

    The best thing I've seen out of Marvel this year has been Decimation, which isn't eligible since it's still ongoing. After floundering for the last year or two, it's nice to see the X-Men books have a direction again.
     
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    For single standout issues -

    Tales of TMNT (Vol.2) #9 (March 2005) - A heartbreaking Michelangelo story for anyone who has ever lost their pet cat.
     
  11. McBradders

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    Invincible - I just finished reading the 5 TPB's, and each one is better than the last. Just great, great storytelling.

    Walking Dead - Again, just fantastic.

    Ultimates 2 - a really fun roller coaster ride.

    Ultimate Fantastic 4's Crossover arc - the birth of Marvel Zombies. Yay!
     
  12. Brandon

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    I can really only do 3 of my favorites of this year

    Astonishing X-Men:D angerous
    Green Lantern:Rebirth
    Wolverine:Enemy Of the State
     
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    Gold Digger: Oblivion/Black Gate

    All I can really say is HOLY CRAP! I know I say it alot, but Gold Digger is one of the best written comics I've read in an extremely long time. Fred Perry is one hell of a writer.
     
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    All the issues of planetary(greatest comic ever!)
    ultimates 1-6
    captain america winter soldier
     
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    Those of you nominating "Winter Soldier," Primal said the Arc had to have ended in 2005, and the final part hasn't come out yet...

    I nominate:
    Green Lantern: Rebirth
    OMAC (including Superman: Sacrifice)
    JSA: Classified #1-4 (Power Girl story)
    JLA: Crisis of Conscience
    Batman, Return of the Red Hood
     
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    New Avengers first arc.
    Young Avengers first arc also.
    Captain America Winter Soldier
    House of M
    Countdown to infinite Crisis


    If only Ghost Rider had finished in time, it is amazing so far.
     
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    Conan - Dark horse.
     
  18. thefrozenred

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    See, I'm thinking we shouldn't include Countdown, unless you're referring to the one-shot in which Beetle gets axed. If we're referring to the ACTUAL Countdown to Infinite Crisis, aren't we also referring to all of OMAC Project, Villians United, et al.?

    Much as I love Countdown, it doesn't seem fair to stack it up against arcs like Batman's "Red Hood."

    EDIT: And, is House of M the actual HoM 8-issue series, or the whole HoM *event*?
     
  19. Darkravager

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    The top one for me would be Green Lantern: Rebirth. It brought me back into comics.
     
  20. Primal

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    They're all seperate, if you check out my first post, you'll see I listed them all individually... and yes 'Countdown to Infinite Crisis' is refering to the one-shot issue where BB gets shot.
     

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