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Kamal Flowers
Kamal Flowers

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The below list is a very different breed, and is instead a collection of all my favorite comics and graphic novels I have ever read. Every time I read a new comic book series, I add it to the list, and rank it among the substantial competition of all the best comics ever.

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Here is mine top list with a lot of European and American comics:1. Modesty Blaise by Jim Holdaway2. Donald Duck by Carl Barks3. Blueberry by Jean Giraud4. Blake & Mortimer by Edgar P. Jacobs5. Prince Valiant by Hal Foster6. Tintin by Hergé7. Asterix by Albert Uderzo8. Spirou & Fantasio by Franquin9. Lucky Luke by Morris10. Mickey Mouse by Paul Murry11. Calvin and Hobbes12. Valerian by Mezieres13. Garth by Frank Bellamy14. Rip Kirby by Alex Raymond15. Bernard Prince by Hermann16. Johan and Peewit by Peyo17. The Smurfs by Peyo18. Benoît Brisefer by Peyo19. Natacha by Walthery20. Yoko Tsuno by Roger Leloup20. Franka by Henk Kuijpers21. The Phantom by Lee Falk22. EC comics23. Valhalla by Peter Madsen24. Rejsen til Saturn by Claus Deleuran25. Oumpah-Pah by Albert Uderzo25. Tanguy et Laverdure by Albert Uderzo26. Felix by Jan Lööf27. Red Kelly by Hermann28. Donald Duck/Mickey Mouse by Romano Scarpa29. Bruno Brazil by William Vance30. Gaston Lagaffe by Franquin

Thanks for the list Dave, in 2019 I had checked the same list and I noticed that you have changed the list with many new comics, although for recent comics (like Tartarus for example) I would not add until they had a decent run and would leave heavy weights like Crisis from DC.

Boomstick: Too much of a success. He was murdering rooms of terrified scientists before his umbilical cord was even cut. In the comics, Vought had to keep a remote-controlled hydrogen bomb strapped to him at all times, because they had no idea what else could possibly kill him.

For the purposes of this discussion, comic book piracy is regarded as not only the act of scanning/uploading comic books but also the act of downloading and/or reading online comics through unofficial options.

We live in a time where it is incredibly easy to share data electronically. On one hand it allows us to have a greater range of entertainment options than ever before; but on the other it allows ethically challenged folks to essentially steal what is in no way theirs. Electronic piracy really came into the public sphere with Napster, a music downloading program from 1999 or so, and it has continued in various forms ever since. It used to be that to pirate comics, someone would have to physically scan in a comic book, convert and collate images, and then upload the archive file (be it .zip, .cbr or what-have-you) to any number of websites.

Now it seems like it is easier to pirate comics than ever before; when internet services such as ComiXology promise easily accessible digital versions of books at great prices, it is simplicity itself to rip titles from it to spread around the web for free. That same internet hosts websites such as Reddit where users freely and unashamedly ask the best sources for pirated comics. Even Internet giants such as Google do little to combat comic book piracy, with search results not only bringing up a number of such sites but providing suggested search terms that would guide even the most clueless of people to them.

Marvel and DC are the two titans of the comics industry. They've been in the business since the 1930s, and their impressive roster of titles and heroes has naturally led to endless argument about which is better. One of the biggest lynchpins in the argument is which company is more original. In other words, which has ripped off the most from the other. It's a classic battle, like Coke vs Pepsi, and much like the Cola Wars, this comics rivalry has seen both sides dip into each other's ideas.

It made a lot of sense when DC comics took the term cat burglar to its superpowered logical conclusion in 1940 with Catwoman. She's Batman's long-running anti-hero will-they-won't-they love interest, with an ambiguous morality and cat-themed look. She stands in marked contrast to the more villainous of Batman's rogues, with a hard backstory and a penchant for jewel-theft over anarchy.

Those are also the powers of the Atlantean king of DC comics: Aquaman. Aquaman is also an outsider with a troubled relationship with the surface world, superhuman speed and strength, especially underwater, and the ability to command ocean life. While he only made his first appearance in 1941, he did beat Namor to the post of being labeled an Atlantean. Namor's home and origins were only identified in 1949.

Doctor Fate is the premier magic-wielding doctor in DC comics, with his first appearance in 1940. He draws his powers from artifacts like the Amulet of Anubis, the Cloak of Destiny, and the Helm of Fate, which combine to give the sorcerer phenomenal powers. The first Doctor Fate was archaeologist Sven Nelson, fighting crime and supernatural danger from a tower in Massachusetts. He became a medical doctor in 1942.

Alternate universe comics are always entertaining, and zombies have been a phenomenon for the last few years. Marvel made a great call with its Marvel Zombies event, running from 2006 to 2007. A strange infection turns the Marvel heroes of Earth-2149 into zombies, though not shambling mindless ones. They keep their powers and intellects, but are driven by "the Hunger" to devour human flesh.

This is less Marvel ripping off DC and more ripping on its archetypal gritty mercenary, Deathstroke. Slade Wilson is a powerful villain in DC comics -- he's a master strategist, a weapons master, and a powerful martial artist. He's gone toe-to-toe with swathes of heroes since his debut in 1980 where he took on the Teen Titans.

In 2016, DC introduced its villain Red Lion, and the parallel is blatant. From name to look, the two seem perfect reflections, but where Black Panther is tinged with optimism, Red Lion looks like his cynical counterpart. He's the dictator for life of war-torn Buredunia, another fictional African country. Their similarity is no accident as Lion's creator, Christopher Priest, has worked as a writer on many Black Panther comics.

Marvel's 2008 Secret Invasion event was a shocker for many readers. Beloved characters revealed themselves as secret Skrull replacements, casting years of actions in a new light. Body-swapping aliens made for a tense story where nobody knew who they could trust. Secret Invasion brought together numerous plot arcs and characters across Marvel's comics.

The Millennium arc revealed that a group called the Manhunters had replaced many supporting characters across the DC comics universe with androids or mind-controlled substitutes. These were revealed while the Guardians of the Universe were recruiting the New Guardians. The invasion brings together the Green Lantern Corps, the Justice League, and the Suicide Squad to root out the imposters and defeat the Manhunters.

DC Comics definitely won the race to create a speedster hero in the Flash, who streaked into comics in 1940. The Flash can reach speeds that violate the laws of physics, inducing time travel and universe-resetting opportunities for DC Comics. The red streak with his lightning trail has been a major part of the Justice Society of America from its beginnings. His early incarnation sported a winged helmet, a nice reference to the mythological speedster Hermes, also known as Mercury.

The team's founding members were Ant-Man, the Wasp, Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk, with the Wasp coining the name. Both the Justice League and the Avengers have led to many spin-off groups. While Marvel was late to the comics party, the studio brought its team to cinemas in 2012, way ahead of the Justice League in 2017.

This one raises a lot of questions -- both Marvel's Man-Thing and DC's Swamp Thing share similar looks, powers, and backstories. Both companies independently creating humanoid plant swamp monsters with similar names seems unlikely. Even more improbably, they released within two months of each other in 1971 (May and July, respectively). Len Wein, Swamp Thing's first writer, had actually worked on an early Man-Thing story which didn't see print. When the first Man-Thing story did see print, it was only two months before Len Wein's work at DC comics hit print.

Ultimately, though, both characters are most clearly a rip-off of another humanoid swamp monster: the Heap. The Heap was a 1940s comics character, sometimes swamp muck and other times a garbage heap. Although Marvel got there first with Man-Thing, Swamp Thing rose to great cult status, while Man-Thing never really became a big... thing.


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