The Phillipine Daily Inquirer has posted a list of the “Top Ten” moments of the last decade in comics. I guess they don’t have anything besides DC, Marvel, and early Image in that island nation. Many of these seem to be “Bottom Ten” material to me:
Planted on the seeds of a 1975 story, the Clone Saga centered around “the fact” that Peter Parker was nothing more than a scientific experiment gone wrong, and that “the real” Spiderman was someone called Ben Reilly.
The storyline stretched on for years and introduced a ton of silly elements (like the Scarlet Spider) that are best forgotten. With Spider-Man sales at an all-time low, Marvel eventually went back to the status quo. The entire story turned out to be a result of the Green Goblin’s manipulations.
DC versus Marvel
Who’s stronger? Who’s the better fighter? The smarter scientist? The better team?
In 1995, the mini-series DC versus Marvel was launched to answer those questions. Fans could vote on who would win a series of five battles, and they did so in droves. The series was so successful that it spawned two fifth-week “Amalgam” events, comics which combined elements of DC and Marvel heroes together with results like “JLX” and “Dark Claw.” It also prompted many more inter-company team-ups, the best and most recent being the seminal “JLA/Avengers.”
Maybe I should do a top ten with things like “Michael Chabon flips out at the Eisners, upsets many” and “Alan Moore to DC: Eat My Fuck.”