Every Story Ever

For the foreseeable future, Chris and Matt are taking your lists of comics stories and assembling in them a definitive list from best to worst.

The list so far (episode numbers in parentheses):

For the Google Doc with the most current version of our list, click here.

  1. “If This Be My Destiny!” (Amazing Spider-Man #31-33) (197)
  2. Batman: Year One (189)
  3. Pluto (April 2016)
  4. Fantastic Four #48-50: The Coming of Galactus
  5. Watchmen (201)
  6. Achewood: The Great Outdoor Fight
  7. All-Star Superman (202)
  8. The Last Days of Superman
  9. Gotham Central (192)
  10. Thor #360-362: Into the Valley of Death
  11. Jack Staff: Everything Used to Be Black and White (March 2016)
  12. Astro City #1/2: The Nearness of You (May 2016)
  13. Hellboy: The Corpse
  14. Transformers vs. G.I. Joe (Tom Scioli and John Barber)
  15. G.I. Joe #21: Silent Interlude
  16. Usagi Yojimbo: Grasscutter
  17. Akira v. 1-2
  18. Supreme (216)
  19. Swamp Thing: The Anatomy Lesson
  20. Daredevil #191: Roulette
  21. Daredevil #181
  22. Daredevil: Born Again (191)
  23. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (205)
  24. Hitman (213)
  25. Impulse: Mr. Popularity (208)
  26. Fantastic Four: “This Man, This Monster” (197)
  27. Fantastic Four: The Peril and the Power
  28. Wolverine #1-4 (Claremont/Miller)
  29. Fantastic Four #5 (First Appearance of Doctor Doom) (Dec. 2015)
  30. The Forever People #3 (The Justifiers) (May 2017)
  31. How Much Can One Man Hate? (Superman Adventures #27)
  32. The Forever People #4, Kingdom of the Damned (Feb. 2015)
  33. Batman: Mad Love (Dec. 2015)
  34. Mr. Miracle #9, Himon (230)
  35. New Gods #7: The Pact (Jan. 2016)
  36. Fantastic Four #350/352 (Simonson Time Fight)
  37. Sexcastle (Oct. 2015)
  38. Achewood: Philippe and the Transfer Station (May 2017)
  39. American Barbarian (January 2017)
  40. Jack Staff: Soldiers (March 2016)
  41. Top Ten #1-12 (223)
  42. Runaways v. 1 (217)
  43. Doctor Strange/Doctor Doom: Triumph and Torment (224)
  44. Young Avengers Vol. 2 (Gillen/McKelvie) (March 2017)
  45. Luthor Fights for Good (Action 510-512)
  46. Amazing Spider-Man #229-230: Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut
  47. Thor #350-353: Ragnarok ‘n’ Roll! (The Surtur Saga) (April 2016)
  48. Transformers: More than Meets the Eye Vol. 4 (Oct. 2015)
  49. Daredevil #284-290: The Man Without Mercy
  50. DC One Million (Aug. 2015)
  51. Fantastic Four: Unthinkable (Sept. 2015)
  52. Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. (197)
  53. Queen & Country (Jan. 2016)
  54. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (220)
  55. The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck (200)
  56. Batman: Zero Year (May 2016)
  57. Flash #123: The Flash of Two Worlds (April 2016)
  58. Preacher (213)
  59. Hawkeye #11: Pizza Is My Business
  60. He’ll Never Make Me Cry (Uncanny X-Men #183)
  61. The Punisher: Welcome Back Frank (193)
  62. X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga (206)
  63. Batwoman: Elegy (Sept. 2015)
  64. Batman: The Black Mirror (229)
  65. Batman RIP (193)
  66. Mjolnir’s Song (Thor #389)
  67. The Death of Captain America (June 2016)
  68. Batman: The Laughing Fish (Sept. 2015)
  69. Sex Criminals Vol. 1: One Weird Trick
  70. Tom Strong #1-18 (223)
  71. Mister Miracle #3, The Paranoid Pill (Feb. 2015)
  72. Miracleman #1-16 (April 2016)
  73. The Demon v1 #1-8
  74. Mage: The Hero Discovered (March 2015)
  75. Y: The Last Man (217)
  76. Transmetropolitan (216)
  77. Scalped
  78. X-Statix (231)
  79. Daredevil #170-172
  80. Daredevil: The Devil in Cell Block D (Oct. 2015)
  81. Green Arrow Year One
  82. Saga Vol. 1
  83. Locke & Key v1: Welcome to Lovecraft
  84. Codename Sailor V (Jan. 2016)
  85. Batgirl: Year One (Aug. 2015)
  86. Alan Moore’s Wildcats (232)
  87. From Hell
  88. V for Vendetta (Jan. 2015)
  89. Action Philosophers (Feb. 2016)
  90. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1 (222)
  91. The Great Darkness Saga (216)
  92. Flash: The Return of Barry Allen (208)
  93. The Secret Revealed (Superman v2 #2)
  94. The Question (O’Neil/Cowan) (221)
  95. Superman vs. Muhammad Ali
  96. Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (216)
  97. New Gods #6, The Glory Boat (Feb. 2015)
  98. Hawkeye v. 1 (Nov. 2015)
  99. Man of Steel (209)
  100. Starman (Robinson, Harris, Snejbjerg) (202)
  101. Agents of Atlas
  102. Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites
  103. Jem and the Holograms: Showtime (Jan. 2016)
  104. Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt
  105. Batman: The Court of Owls
  106. Sweet Tooth
  107. Darth Vader: Vader (Gillen/Larocca) (Jan. 2016)
  108. Invincible Iron Man Annual #1
  109. New Gods #8: The Death Wish of Terrible Turpin (May 2016)
  110. Orion #5 (Jan. 2016)
  111. Batman: Dark Knight, Dark City
  112. Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits
  113. Batman: The Player on the Other Side
  114. Final Frontier (Tom Scioli)
  115. Daredevil: Hardcore (Oct. 2015)
  116. Swamp Thing #51-53
  117. Deadshot #1-4
  118. Sleeper (232)
  119. Hellblazer #50
  120. The Hood (Vaughan/Hotz) (June 2016)
  121. Astro City: Confession (Oct. 2015)
  122. OMAC v. 1 (Kirby) (203)
  123. Scott Pilgrim
  124. Bone (220)
  125. Batman: The Club of Heroes/The Black Glove (June 2016)
  126. JLA: World War III
  127. Wonder Woman #195-217 (Rucka run) (June 2016)
  128. Copra: Round One (190)
  129. Batman & Robin vol. 1 (Jan. 2015)
  130. Robin Dies at Dawn (197)
  131. Fantastic Four: Hereafter (230)
  132. Marvel Two-in-One Annual #7 (221)
  133. Amazing Spider-Man #41-43: Horns of Rhino
  134. Uncanny X-Men #123-124 (Sept. 2015)
  135. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe
  136. Superman: For the Man Who Has Everything (216)
  137. X-Men: Days of Future Past (206)
  138. Dr. Strange: The Oath
  139. Hellboy: Seed of Destruction
  140. Wonder Woman v2, #1-7 (Perez, 1987) (April 2017)
  141. Dr. Strange: Eternity (Dec. 2015)
  142. Devil Dinosaur (230)
  143. Howard the Duck original series (Feb. 2015)
  144. Fantastic Four: Into the Timestream
  145. Zot! (221)
  146. Cosmic Odyssey (216)
  147. Infinity Gauntlet (211)
  148. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: City Fall (Jan. 2016)
  149. JLA: New World Order (Jan. 2015)
  150. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #50 (IDW)
  151. Hickman’s Fantastic Four/FF
  152. Superior Foes of Spider-Man (May 2016)
  153. Captain America #110-114 (Lee/Kirby/Steranko)
  154. Amazing Spider-Man #578-579
  155. Captain America #250
  156. The Adventures of Dr. McNinja: I Told You That Story…/Spooky Stuff/Punch Dracula
  157. Flash #91
  158. Thor: God of Thunder #1-5: The God Butcher (Jan. 2016)
  159. The Super-Sacrifice of the Legionnaires (Adventure Comics 312) (Dec. 2015)
  160. JLA: Year One (220)
  161. Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade (April 2016)
  162. Thor: The Mighty Avenger (218)
  163. Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite: World’s Funniest
  164. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Northhampton
  165. Invasion!
  166. She-Hulk (Slott/Bobillo)
  167. The Legion of Losers (Spectacular Spider-Man #246)
  168. Super-Villain Team-Up: MODOK’s 11
  169. Maus (Oct. 2015)
  170. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1-7
  171. Parker: The Hunter (Jan. 2016)
  172. Batman: The Man Who Laughs (Jan. 2015)
  173. Avengers: Under Siege
  174. Alias #22-28: The Secret Origins of Jessica Jones (April 2016)
  175. JLA: Rock of Ages
  176. Secret Wars (2015)
  177. Annihilation and Annihilation: Conquest (Aug. 2015)
  178. Aztek: The Ultimate Man
  179. Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile
  180. iZombie (231)
  181. Madman v. 1 (Nov. 2015)
  182. I Kill Giants (233)
  183. Empire v. 1 (Jan. 2015)
  184. JLA: Tower of Babel
  185. Superior Spider-Man
  186. Atomic Robo vol. 1
  187. Alias v. 1 (Nov. 2015)
  188. Bitch Planet v1 (March 2016)
  189. Southern Bastards v1
  190. Fun Home
  191. Afterlife With Archie v1
  192. Powers v1
  193. Doctor Thirteen: Architecture and Morality
  194. The Nightly News (Oct. 2015)
  195. Ghost World (226)
  196. Squadron Supreme (193)
  197. Batman: Gotham Adventures #13
  198. The Ghost in the Fortress of Solitude/Action Comics #13 (225)
  199. Batman and Son (Feb. 2016)
  200. One-Punch Man: The Deep Sea King Saga (April 2016)
  201. TMNT Villains Microseries: Bebop and Rocksteady
  202. The Fade Out
  203. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, “Blades” (Oct. 2015)
  204. Invincible #1-13 (Sept. 2015)
  205. Batgirl #14 (June 2016)
  206. Empowered Vol. 1 (Oct. 2015)
  207. Casanova vol. 1: Luxuria
  208. Thor: Thunder Frog (194)
  209. Iron Fist: The Seven Capital Cities of Heaven (Sept. 2015)
  210. The Last Iron Fist Story (218)
  211. Age of the Sentry (193)
  212. Punisher Meets Archie (193)
  213. Manhunter by Goodwin & Simonson (Jan. 2015)
  214. Archie vs. Predator
  215. Doomquest/Iron Man #149-150 (224)
  216. Captain Britain and MI-13: Vampire State (225)
  217. Judge Dredd: The Apocalypse War (213)
  218. The Autobiography of Bruce Wayne (BatB #197)
  219. Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne (June 2016)
  220. Convergence: Shazam
  221. The Brave and the Bold #124 (June 2016)
  222. Tomb of Dracula #44/Doctor Strange #14
  223. Glory (Keatinge/Campbell) (Nov. 2015)
  224. Where Soars the Silver Surfer (Tomb of Dracula #50)
  225. Fantastic Four: Acts of Vengeance
  226. Introducing Wonder Woman (All-Star Comics #8)
  227. The Coming of Superman (Action Comics #1)
  228. Final Crisis (192)
  229. Manhunter (Kate Spencer)
  230. Astonishing X-Men Vol. 3 (Sept. 2015)
  231. Moon Knight #1-6 (Ellis/Shalvey/Bellaire) (May 2016)
  232. Batman: Endgame (June 2016)
  233. ROM: Spaceknight #1-25 (Nov. 2015)
  234. Atomic Robo: The National Science Fair
  235. Atomic Robo: Why Atomic Robo Hates Dr. Dinosaur, etc.
  236. Flash Gordon #1-8 (Parker/Shaner/Bellaire)
  237. The Black Beetle vol. 1 (May 2016)
  238. Iron Man: Extremis (Nov. 2015)
  239. Batman and Robin: Batman and Robin Must Die
  240. Legion of Superheroes #1-6 (Waid/Kitson Threeboot)
  241. Arrowsmith (Feb. 2015)
  242. X-Men: Fatal Attractions (Dec. 2015)
  243. Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars (218)
  244. Blood on the Moors/Captain America #254 (225)
  245. Iron Man #200 (Nov. 2015)
  246. Marvels (221)
  247. JLA/Avengers (211)
  248. New X-Men: E Is For Extinction (191)
  249. Flash: The Human Race
  250. Captain Marvel Vol. 1 (DeConnick)
  251. Astro City: Life in the Big City (Oct. 2015)
  252. Stormwatch (Warren Ellis/Tom Raney)
  253. Marvel Boy
  254. Flash #152-159: The Dark Flash Saga
  255. Criminal Vol. 2: Lawless
  256. Superman and the Legion of Superheroes (Johns/Frank) (Dec. 2015)
  257. Flash: Terminal Velocity
  258. Flash #30: Shot in the Dark
  259. Flash: Chain Lightning
  260. Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl
  261. Planet Hulk (193)
  262. Persepolis (200)
  263. JLA: Imaginary Stories (May 2016)
  264. Punisher: Franken-Castle (225)
  265. Planetary (216)
  266. Transformers: Chaos Theory
  267. “The Doomsday Book,” Detective Comics
  268. World War Hulk
  269. Superman: Secret Identity (Feb. 2015)
  270. Peter Parker: Spider Man #35, Heroes Don’t Cry
  271. Avengers: The Kang Dynasty
  272. Skrull Kill Krew
  273. Flash #112-118: Race Against Time
  274. Power Man and Iron Fist #73 (June 2016)
  275. Transformers: Dying of the Light
  276. Superman #247: Must There Be a Superman? (May 2016)
  277. Superman: Secret Origin (Nov. 2015)
  278. Daredevil: The Man Without Fear (Oct. 2015)
  279. Shazam: The Monster Society of Evil
  280. Iron Man: Armor Wars (Jan. 2016)
  281. Phonogram vol. 2: The Singles Club
  282. Fantastic Four #8 (1st Alicia Masters) (Dec. 2015)
  283. Fantastic Four #4 (Namor) (Dec. 2015)
  284. Walking Dead V. 1: Days Gone By (226)
  285. Batman: Year 100 (Aug. 2015)
  286. JLA: The Nail/Another Nail (213)
  287. The Authority #1 -12 (216)
  288. DC: The New Frontier (205)
  289. Doom Patrol: The Painting that Ate Paris (May 2016)
  290. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Thomas, Mignola, and Nyberg) (Jan. 2016)
  291. Superman: Birthright (April 2015)
  292. Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser
  293. We3 (233)
  294. Power Girl (Palmiotti/Gray, Conner) (196)
  295. Knight & Squire (Feb. 2015)
  296. Daredevil vol. 3 #24-28
  297. Punisher: Acts of Vengeance
  298. Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds (Dec. 2015)
  299. Daredevil: Love and War (Dec. 2015)
  300. Iron Man #249-250: Recurring Knightmare
  301. The Mighty Thorcules (194)
  302. Batman: No Man’s Land (189)
  303. Incredible Hercules: Against the World (Jan. 2015)
  304. Hellboy in Mexico (Jan 2016)
  305. Gen13: Grunge: The Movie
  306. New Teen Titans: The Judas Contract (191)
  307. Deadpool by Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness (197)
  308. Animal Man #5: The Coyote Gospel
  309. X-Men: The Mutant Massacre
  310. Black Panther #1-7 (Kirby)
  311. Spider-Boy Team-Up
  312. Gen13: Magical Drama Queen Roxy
  313. Flash: Dead Heat
  314. Amazing Spider-Man #130-131: My Uncle, My Enemy
  315. Ultimate Spider-Man: Venom (May 2016)
  316. Astro City: The Tarnished Angel (Oct. 2015)
  317. Adventures of Superman: Only Child (Marz/Shaner)
  318. Tintin: The Blue Lotus (May 2016)
  319. Sin City: The Hard Goodbye
  320. 100 Bullets: First Shot, Last Call
  321. Astro City: The Dark Age
  322. Batman: Haunted Knight
  323. Alias, Vol. 2: Come Home
  324. Batman: Knightfall (Feb. 2015)
  325. Defenders by Fraction/Dodsons
  326. JSA #1-4
  327. Fear Itself
  328. Inhumans (Jenkins/Lee)
  329. Secret War
  330. Superman/Batman/Wonder Woman: Trinity (April 2015)
  331. Reign of the Supermen
  332. Hero for Hire #8-9/Where’s My Money, Honey? (224)
  333. Tomb of Dracula #22-24
  334. New Avengers Annual #1 (May 2016)
  335. Web of Spider-Man #13
  336. Ghost Rider #25-25 (Jason Aaron and Tan Eng Huat)
  337. Godzilla vs. Barkley
  338. Godzilla #1-17 (Marvel) (200)
  339. Transformers: More than Meets the Eye Vol. 6 (Oct. 2015)
  340. Star Wars v. 1: Skywalker Strikes (Aaron/Cassaday) (Jan. 2016)
  341. Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 (May 2016)
  342. Punisher: Valley Forge, Valley Forge
  343. Punisher: Homeless
  344. Punisher: Born (April 2016)
  345. Batman/Hellboy/Starman (March 2016)
  346. Umbrella Academy: The Apocalypse Suite (Feb. 2016)
  347. Top Ten: Smax (192)
  348. Taskmaster: Unthinkable
  349. Superman: Brainiac (Johns/Frank) (Nov. 2015)
  350. Seven Soldiers: Frankenstein (225)
  351. Secret Six (190)
  352. Seaguy (205)
  353. Uncanny X-Men #159 (Dracula!) (225)
  354. The Golden Age (Robinson/Smith) (April 2016)
  355. Batman #417-420: Ten Nights of the Beast (March 2016)
  356. Transformers: More than Meets the Eye Vol. 7 (Oct. 2015)
  357. Flex Mentallo (221)
  358. What if Captain America Were Revived Today? (What If #44)
  359. Captain America #402-408, “CapWolf” (Oct. 2015)
  360. Seven Soldiers
  361. Tales from the Bully Pulpit
  362. Transformers: More than Meets the Eye Vol. 1
  363. Sabretooth Swordsman
  364. Power Man and Iron Fist #79: Day of the Dredlox
  365. Detroit Metal City
  366. Break the Chain
  367. The Death of Archie
  368. The Invisibles
  369. Titans: Scissors Paper Stone
  370. Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes
  371. Formerly Known as the Justice League
  372. Interlude: A Bird in the Hand (Batman Inc. #11)
  373. Batman: Gates of Gotham (April 2016)
  374. A Contract With God
  375. Batman: Death and the Maidens
  376. Amazing Spider-Man #655-656: No One Dies
  377. Amazing Spider-Man #559-561
  378. Blood Feud (Uncanny X-Men Annual #6)
  379. Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (April 2016)
  380. Sandman: The Kindly Ones
  381. Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle (Jan. 2016)
  382. Batman: Officer Down (Sept. 2015)
  383. Sensational Spider-Man Annual #1 (May 2016)
  384. Understanding Comics
  385. Transformers: Robots in Disguise Vol. 1
  386. Legion of Monsters (Dennis Hopeless/Juan Doe)
  387. New X-Men: Imperial
  388. Crisis on Infinite Earths (229)
  389. The Case of the Chemical Syndicate (Detective Comics #27)
  390. OMAC v. 3 (DiDio/Giffen) (203)
  391. The Flash #92-94: Reckless Youth
  392. Spider-Man: Big Time
  393. Superman: Red Son (203)
  394. Flash #182: Absolute Zero
  395. Phoenix Rising/Leprechauns (Uncanny X-Men #101-103)
  396. Fantastic Four #39-40: A Blind Man Shall Lead Them
  397. Daredevil: Yellow
  398. Batman Adventures v2 #17 (Joe Chill)
  399. Punisher #14: Social Studies
  400. Punisher: Kitchen Irish
  401. Wolverine: “Mean Man”/Brotherhood
  402. Fear Agent v. 1 (Nov. 2015)
  403. Bruce Wayne: Agent of SHIELD
  404. Marvel Apes (Oct. 2015)
  405. Superman: Strange Visitor (May 2016)
  406. Amazing Spider-Man #96-98
  407. Spider-Man: Acts of Vengeance
  408. Spider-Man’s Tangled Web: The Thousand (Nov. 2015)
  409. What If Vol. 1 #24 (225)
  410. Irredeemable (193)
  411. Power Pack: Thor and the Warriors Four (194)
  412. Afterlife with Archie #6
  413. Pride of Baghdad (217)
  414. Avengers Annual #10 (219)
  415. Batman: A Death in the Family (March 2016)
  416. Superman: Up, Up and Away (May 2016)
  417. Kingdom Come (221)
  418. Amazing Spider-Man #217-218 (Spider-Man vs. Mud-Thing)
  419. Dark Dungeons
  420. Garfield: Alone (226)
  421. The Maxx #1-13
  422. Marvel Two-in-One #8
  423. The Eltingville Club
  424. Beowulf #6
  425. JSA: The Liberty Files (April 2016)
  426. Gunshow: The Anime Club
  427. The Death of Captain Marvel (June 2016)
  428. Green Arrow: Quiver (June 2016)
  429. Green Lantern/Green Arrow
  430. Hulk #5 (Red Hulk)
  431. Fantastic Four 1 2 3 4
  432. Thor (J. Michael Straczynski run) (March 2016)
  433. Aquaman: Time and Tide (April 2016)
  434. Batman: Under the Red Hood (Feb. 2016)
  435. Spider-Man: The Death of Jean DeWolff
  436. Fantastic Four #196-200
  437. Superman’s Girlfriend, Lois Lane #106 (I am Curious (Black)) (Feb. 2016)
  438. DC Comics Presents #67 (Superman and Santa Claus)
  439. Punisher #8-9: Insider Trading
  440. Punisher: Year One
  441. Punisher v. 6 #6 – Do Not Fall in New York City (Nov. 2015)
  442. Action Comics #592-593 (Barda/Superman/Sleez story) (Feb. 2016)
  443. Punisher v. 6 #16-17 (June 2016)
  444. Robin: A Lonely Place of Dying (Sept. 2015)
  445. Green Arrow: The Archer’s Quest (192)
  446. Punisher: The Cell
  447. Wolverine #32
  448. Ultimates v. 1 (213)
  449. Spider-Man: Identity Crisis (193)
  450. Bruce Wayne: Murderer and Fugitive (Sept. 2015)
  451. Batman/Captain America (John Byrne)
  452. Prodigal (Sept. 2015)
  453. Desolation Jones (Nov. 2015)
  454. Batman/Daredevil: King of New York (March 2016)
  455. Avengers #213 (Hank Pym hits Janet) (Feb. 2016)
  456. Iron Man: Armor Wars II (Jan. 2016)
  457. Final Night (May 2016)
  458. Spider-Man 2099 (189)
  459. Battle Chasers (April 2015)
  460. Batman: Year Two (191)
  461. 52 (192)
  462. Green Lantern: Emerald Twilight (204)
  463. Legends (221)
  464. Lee/Kirby X-Men (192)
  465. Marvel Zombies vol. 1 (214)
  466. Bloodstone (225)
  467. Wolverine: Origin (March 2016)
  468. Danger Girl (April 2015)
  469. World’s Finest #289 (Superman and Batman’s Night Together)
  470. Amazon (Amalgam)
  471. New Avengers: Breakout
  472. Batman #598 (Santa Klaus)
  473. Avengers Forever (229)
  474. X-Men: Onslaught (Dec. 2015)
  475. Spider-Man v. 2 #31-35 (Nov. 2015)
  476. Punisher #60-62
  477. Spectacular Spider-Man: You Better Watch Out
  478. The Cold Land (Punisher Holiday Special #3)
  479. Venom: Lethal Protector (Dec. 2015)
  480. Emperor Joker
  481. Batman: Seduction of the Gun (211)
  482. Wildcats 3.0 (212)
  483. Wolverine: Old Man Logan (203)
  484. Batman: The Long Halloween (227)
  485. JLA #90
  486. Batman: The Doom that Came to Gotham (Feb. 2016)
  487. The Sentry (193)
  488. Earth X (214)
  489. Battle Scars
  490. Spider-Man: Changes
  491. Avengers: The Children’s Crusade
  492. X-Tinction Agenda (191)
  493. The Pro (April 2015)
  494. Maximum Carnage (189)
  495. Thor: Vikings (June 2016)
  496. OMAC v. 2 (John Byrne) (203)
  497. Batman & Dracula: Red Rain (225)
  498. 1602 (214)
  499. Secret Wars II
  500. Miracleman (Gaiman/Buckingham)
  501. Batman: The Killing Joke (Feb. 2016)
  502. Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters
  503. Zero Hour: Crisis in Time (May 2016)
  504. Batman: Bloodstorm
  505. Batman: Crimson Mist
  506. Blackest Night (227)
  507. Superman: What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way?
  508. Ultimate Galactus trilogy (196)
  509. House of M (204)
  510. Civil War (189)
  511. Flash Rebirth (208)
  512. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
  513. Avengers Disassembled
  514. New Avengers Vol. 2: Sentry
  515. Amazons Attack! (April 2016)
  516. Superman/Wonder Woman: Sacrifice (June 2016)
  517. Civil War: Frontline (193)
  518. Age of Ultron (March 2015)
  519. Heroes Reborn (189)
  520. Ultimates 2 (214)
  521. Spectacular Spider-Man: Ace/Ace II
  522. Batman: Odyssey (April 2016)
  523. Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose #53 (Jan. 2015)
  524. Superman and Batman: Generations III (209)
  525. Punisher #52: Maternity War
  526. Batman: The Joker’s Last Laugh (Sept. 2015)
  527. Superman: Grounded (228)
  528. Justice (Alex Ross/Jim Kreuger) (221)
  529. Batman: Arkham Asylum (203)
  530. Eternals written by Neil Gaiman (April 2015)
  531. Daredevil: Guardian Devil (Aug. 2015)
  532. Ultimate X-Men #42
  533. Amazing Spider-Man #36 (Post-9/11 Issue) (Feb. 2016)
  534. Punisher: The End
  535. Spider-Man: The Other (Nov. 2015)
  536. Marvel Knights: Punisher Vol. 1 (Angel Punisher) (Sept. 2015)
  537. Uncanny X-Men: She Lies With Angels
  538. New 52 Shazam (Johns/Frank) (March 2016)
  539. Forever Evil (229)
  540. Batman: War Games (196)
  541. X-Cutioner’s Song (191)
  542. Batman: The Cult (221)
  543. Anita Blake: Guilty Pleasures (Oct. 2015)
  544. Spider-Man and Power Pack PSA Comic (Feb. 2016)
  545. Ruins (Feb. 2015)
  546. Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader
  547. Death of the New Gods
  548. DC Universe: Decisions
  549. Spider-Man: Reign (March 2016)
  550. The Last Avengers Story (April 2016)
  551. Wolverine #186
  552. Trinity War
  553. Flashpoint (228)
  554. Spider-Man: One More Day (204)
  555. Supreme Power (195)
  556. Suicide Squad (New 52) (190)
  557. Spawn/WildC.A.T.S.: Devil Day (203)
  558. All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder (202)
  559. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: 2009 (Dec. 2015)
  560. The Dark Knight Strikes Again (222)
  561. Spider-Man: Chapter One (209)
  562. Green Lantern #54 – 55 (219)
  563. Ultimates 3 (222)
  564. Rising Stars (195)
  565. Maximum Clonage (189)
  566. Hush (201)
  567. Batman: Earth One Vol. 1 (Aug. 2015)
  568. Superman: Earth One Vol. 1 (Aug. 2015)
  569. Superman: Kal (June 2016)
  570. Uncanny X-Men: Holy War
  571. Infinite Crisis (229)
  572. Kick-Ass (203)
  573. Wanted
  574. Justice League: The Lightning Saga (Dec. 2015)
  575. Justice League: The Tornado’s Path
  576. The Rise of Arsenal (197)
  577. Spider-Man/Black Cat: The Evil that Men Do
  578. Batman: The Widening Gyre (197)
  579. Trouble (213)
  580. Rawhide Kid (Zimmerman and Severin) (June 2016)
  581. Ultimate Adventures (May 2016)
  582. Justice League: Cry For Justice (213)
  583. Nemesis (Dec. 2015)
  584. Countdown to Final Crisis (228)
  585. Ultimatum (212)
  586. Spider-Man: Sins Past (195)
  587. X-Men: The Draco (206)
  588. Avengers #200 (219)
  589. Mr. A (Dec. 2015)
  590. Marville (197)
  591. Holy Terror
  592. Identity Crisis (189)

43 thoughts on “Every Story Ever”

  1. New Mutants:
    -Chris Claremont New Mutants
    -Louise Simonson New Mutants
    -Zeb Wells New Mutants

    or

    New Mutant Spin-offs:
    -Fallen Angels
    -X-Terminators
    -Firestar

  2. Just FYI, for those who might not have caught it yet, Matt mentioned that he doesn’t take submissions from the comments for this page – if you email a submission, make sure to include “Every Story Ever” in the subject!

  3. Gentlemen,

    I’m hip-deep in a discussion over on wikipedia about whether this list qualifies as a reliable source. Essentially, because this page isn’t self explanatory it’s not up to their standards. Therefore, I’m asking you to put an explanation at the top of the page of what the ESE list is and how it came to be. I know, but I listen to the show every week – even the wrestling parts. If you all do this we might be able to cite this as an example of how some people regard Identity Crisis as the worst comic book of all time – until something is added to list that’s (shudder) even worse. Thanks, love the show.

  4. Astonishing X-Men – the Joss Whedon run
    or just “Dangerous” (1-6)

    Planetary

    Authority vol. 1 (1-2)

    Supreme “The Story of the Year”

    Runaways Vol. 1

  5. The Jeph Loeb and Yim Sale comics
    Spiderman blue
    Daredevil yellow
    Hulk grey
    Batman the long Halloween
    Batman dark victory

  6. Young avengers (Heinberg Cheung original series)

    Young avengers The Children’s Crusade (c’mon lower than the Draco!)

    Young Avengers 2013 (Gillen McKelvie run)

    Bonus Round: Young Loki Series (journey into mystery 622-645)

  7. We3
    The Infinity Watch
    The Boys
    Annihilation
    X-Statix
    The Death of Captain Marvel
    Secret Wars II
    Fell
    Sex Criminals Vol. 1
    Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest

  8. Here are some of my favorite comics. Where would you place them on the list?
    Spiderman versus Wolverine #1
    Mutant Massacre ( Basically X-men 210-213, X Factor 9-11)
    Spiderman: Kraven’s Last Hunt (Fearful Symmetry)

  9. How has nobody thrown on Akira yet? Talk about groundbreaking influential series that tell one long-form story. Lots of good well-known manga to get on there – Lone Wolf, Drifting Classroom, the first series of Battle Angel Alita, Nausicaa, Uzumaki. Plenty of other great X-Men stories too – Inferno, Mutant Massacre, etc.

    Secret Wars II would definitely be a good for the bottom 10.

  10. The Shadow vs. Grendel
    Supergod
    Sebastian 0
    My Friend Dahmer
    Judge Dredd: Origins
    Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.
    Metropol
    Marvel Boy (the Grant Morrison one)

    Thanks!

  11. My theme is ” the books that kept me coming back for more” AKA introductions to creators I still follow to this day

    Death: The High Cost of Living. Gaiman, Bachalo,Buckingham.

    THB. Paul Pope.

    The Superman Madman Hullabaloo. Mike & Laura Allred.

  12. Well, that’s annoying. Now there are two lists when you search through the page to find comics, and one will immediately be out of date, AND you have at least one error in there.

  13. My favorite thing to do with ESE is to find a story I love near the bottom of the list, go seek out the episode number and then listen while gnashing my teeth as Matt and Chris discuss why they don’t love it as much as I do. Why do I hate myself so much?

  14. I was looking through the doc and What if Vol. 2 #4: What If the Alien Costume Had Possessed Spider-Man? Isn’t on the list, it was ranked between Spider-Man v. 2 #31-35 and Punisher #60-62

  15. If anyone wants the episodes some of these were discussed on

    March 2015: From Hell, “The Doomsday Book,” Detective Comics, Tomb of Dracula #22-24, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1-7, Usagi Yojimbo: Grasscutter, Trinity War, Avengers: The Children’s Crusade,

    April 2015: Taskmaster: Unthinkable

    May 2015: Achewood: The Great Outdoor Fight, Phonogram vol. 2: The Singles Club, Wanted, Deadshot #1-4, Captain Marvel Vol. 1 (DeConnick), Fear Itself, Invincible Iron Man Annual #1, Casanova Vol. 1 Luxuria

    June 2015: Scott Pilgrim, Atomic Robo Vol. 1, Rom: Space Knight 1-25, Ghost Rider #20-35 (Jason Aaron and Tan Eng Huat), Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser, Amazing Spider-Man #229-230: Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut, The Last Days of Superman, Thor #360-362: Into the Valley of Death

    July 2015: Daredevil 191 (Roulette), Daredevil #284-290: The Man Without Mercy, Daredevil vol. 3 #24-28, Avengers: Under Siege, Web of Spider-Man #13, G.I. Joe #21: Silent Interlude, Batman: Dark Knight, Dark City, Hellblazer: Dangerous habits

    October 2015: Hellboy: Seed of Destruction

    November 2015: Miracleman (Gaiman/Buckingham)

    June 2016: Batman and Robin: Batman and Robin must die

    July 2016: JLA: Rock of Ages, JLA: Tower of Babel, JLA: World War III, Adventures of Superman: Only Child (Marz/Shaner), Convergence: Shazam, Flash Gordon #1-8 (Parker/Shaner/Bellaire), Spider-Man: The Death of Jean DeWolff, Fantastic Four #196-200, The Autobiography of Bruce Wayne (BatB #197), Wolverine #32, Punisher: The Cell, Swamp Thing: The Anatomy Lesson, Ultimate X-Men #42, Batman Adventures v2 #17 (Joe Chill), Animal Man #5: The Coyote Gospel, Southern Bastards v1, Sandman: The Kindly Ones, Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader,

    August 2016: Spider-Man: Acts of Vengeance, Atomic Robo: Why Atomic Robo Hates Dr. Dinosaur, etc., Atomic Robo: The National Science Fair, World War Hulk, Battle Scars, Hulk #5 (Red Hulk), Super-Villain Team-Up: MODOK’s 11, Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl, The Fade Out, Transformers: Chaos Theory,Skrull Kill Krew, Fantastic Four 1 2 3 4, Marvel Boy, Powers v1, The Adventures of Dr. McNinja: I Told You That Story…/Spooky Stuff/Punch Dracula, Gunshow: The Anime Club, Dark Dungeons

    September 2016:Phoenix Rising/Leprechauns (Uncanny X-Men #101-103), Amazing Spider-Man #217-218 (Spider-Man vs. Mud-Thing), Fun Home, Understanding Comics, A Contract With God, Superior Spider-Man, Punisher: Valley Forge, Valley Forge, Transformers: Dying of the Light, Beowulf #6, Secret Wars (2015), Superman vs. Muhammad Ali, Archie vs. Predator, Dr. Strange: The Oath, Afterlife with Archie #6, JSA #1-4, Formerly Known as the Justice League

    October 2016: Luthor Fights for Good (Action 510-512), The Secret Revealed (Superman v2 #2), How Much Can One Man Hate? (Superman Adventures #27), Where Soars the Silver Surfer (Tomb of Dracula #50), Akira v. 1-2, Hellboy: The Corpse, Secret War, Afterlife With Archie v1, Locke & Key v1: Welcome to Lovecraft, The Demon v1 #1-8, Hellblazer #50, Blood Feud (Uncanny X-Men Annual #6), Batman: Haunted Knight, Batman: Bloodstorm, Batman: Crimson Mist, Tales From The Bullypulpit, Marvel Two-in-One #8

    November 2016: DC Comics Presents #67 (Superman and Santa Claus),

    Batman #598 (Santa Klaus), The Cold Land (Punisher Holiday Special #3), Batman: The Player on the Other Side, Superman: What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way?, Seven Soldiers, Saga Vol. 1, Scalped, Daredevil #181, He’ll Never Make Me Cry (Uncanny X-Men #183), Mjolnir’s Song (Thor #389), Manhunter (Kate Spencer), She-Hulk (Slott/Bobillo), Spider-Man/Black Cat: The Evil that Men Do, The Coming of Superman (Action Comics #1), The Case of the Chemical Syndicate (Detective Comics #27), Introducing Wonder Woman (All-Star Comics #8)

    December 2016: World’s Finest #289 (Superman and Batman’s Night Together), Godzilla vs. Barkley, Punisher #60-62, DC Universe: Decisions, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Captain America #250, Amazing Spider-Man #559-561, Amazing Spider-Man #578-579, Amazing Spider-Man #655-656: No One Dies, Fantastic Four #39-40: A Blind Man Shall Lead Them, Fantastic Four #48-50: The Coming of Galactus, Fantastic Four: The Peril and the Power, Justice League: The Tornado’s Path, Death of the New Gods

    January 2017: Wolverine #1-4 (Claremont/Miller), Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, Astro City: The Dark Age, Shazam: The Monster Society of Evil, Formerly Known as the Justice League, Daredevil: Yellow, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe, Legion of Superheroes #1-6 (Waid/Kitson Threeboot), Legion of Monsters (Dennis Hopeless/Juan Doe), The Legion of Losers (Spectacular Spider-Man #246), The Death of Archie, What if Captain America Were Revived Today? (What If #44), Final Frontier (Tom Scioli), Transformers vs. G.I. Joe (Tom Scioli and John Barber),

    February 2017: Holy Terror, Fantastic Four: Acts of Vengeance, Fantastic Four: Into the Timestream, Fantastic Four #350/352 (Simonson Time Fight), 100 Bullets: First Shot, Last Call, Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile, Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes, Titans: Scissors Paper Stone, Gen13: Magical Drama Queen Roxy, Gen13: Grunge: The Movie

    March 2017: Break the Chain, Flash: Terminal Velocity, Flash: The Human Race, Flash: Chain Lightning, Hickman’s Fantastic Four/FF, Spider-Man: Big Time, Punisher: Acts of Vengeance, Punisher #14: Social Studies, Punisher #8-9: Insider Trading, What if Vol. 2 #4: What If the Alien Costume Had Possessed Spider-Man?,Batman/Captain America (John Byrne), Green Lantern/Green Arrow, Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters, Green Arrow Year One, Amazing Spider-Man #96-98,

    April 2017: Spider-Man: Changes, Uncanny X-Men: Holy War, Uncanny X-Men: She Lies With Angels, Wolverine #186, X-Men: The Mutant Massacre, Secret Wars II, Sin City: The Hard Goodbye, Wolverine: “Mean Man”/Brotherhood, Punisher: Kitchen Irish, Invasion!, Inhumans (Jenkins/Lee), Flash: Dead Heat, The Invisibles, Punisher #52: Maternity War, Spectacular Spider-Man: Ace/Ace II, Spectacular Spider-Man: You Better Watch Out

    May 2017: Criminal Vol. 2: Lawless, Captain America #110-114 (Lee/Kirby/Steranko), Black Panther #1-7 (Kirby), Interlude: A Bird in the Hand (Batman Inc. #11), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Northhampton, TMNT Villains Microseries: Bebop and Rocksteady, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #50 (IDW), Avengers Disassembled, New Avengers: Breakout, New Avengers Vol. 2: Sentry, Batman: The Court of Owls, Daredevil #170-172, Amazing Spider-Man #41-43: Horns of Rhino, Transformers: More than Meets the Eye Vol. 1, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Vol. 1, Batman: Death and the Maidens, The Flash #92-94: Reckless Youth, Flash #112-118: Race Against Time, Flash #152-159: The Dark Flash Saga,

    June 2017: New X-Men: Imperial, Alias, Vol. 2: Come Home, Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite: World’s Funniest, Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites, The Eltingville Club, The Maxx #1-13, Sweet Tooth, Peter Parker: Spider Man #35, Heroes Don’t Cry, Doctor Thirteen: Architecture and Morality, Bruce Wayne: Agent of SHIELD, Spider-Boy Team-Up, Amazon (Amalgam),

    July 2017: Hawkeye 11, Iron Man #249-250: Recurring Knightmare, Power Man and Iron Fist #79: Day of the Dredlox, Tomb of Dracula #44/Doctor Strange #14, Flash #30: Shot in the Dark, Flash #91, Flash #182: Absolute Zero, Punisher: Year One, Punisher: The End, Punisher: Homeless, Detriot Metal City, Aztek: The Ultimate Man, Batman: Gotham Adventures #13, Amazing Spider-Man #130-131: My Uncle, My Enemy, JLA #90, Sex Criminals Vol. 1: One Weird Trick, Sabertooth Swordsman, Swamp Thing #51-53, Defenders by Fraction/Dodsons, Agents of Atlas

    August 2017: Dirty Cops, Princess Calabretta, Super Pro K.O., Klaus, Multiversity: Pax Americana, Multiversity: Society Of Superheroes, Criminal The Last Of The Innocent, Flash Vol. 2 130-132: Emergency Stop, Thor 341-343 The Last Viking, Tails Of The Pet Avengers, New52 Dial H For Hero, Batman/TMNT, Batman/Elmer Fudd, Achewood: Mr. Band, Achewood: The Todd Show, Philippe Entrepreneur/Philippe’s Journey Home, X-Men: God Loves Man Kills, New X-Men: Riot At Xavier’s, Ragnarok Vol. 1, Punisher War Journal #17-19:, New X-Men: Murder At The Mansion, Daredevil #252: Ground Zero, Uncanny X-Men #172, 173 Scarlett and Glory/To Have and Have Not, Spider-Man/Human Torch

    September 2017: US War Machine 2.0, Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid On Earth, Acts of Vengance: Daredevil #275 – 276, Yes, Virginia there is a Santron, Avengers #19-22: Ultron Unlimited, Batman and Robin Eternal, Midnighter Vol. 1: Out, Batman #41-50: Superheavy, Chase #1-9, Hourman #1-25, Marvel Comics: Fastlane, Amazing Spider-Man #259: All My Pasts Remembered, Amazing Spider-Man #248: The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man, Kill Your Boyfriend, Unknown Soldier, Fantastic Four #1, Spawn #1

    October 2017: Multiversity: Thunderworld Adventures, Multiversity: Ultra Comics, Multiversity: The Just, Jimmy Olsen The Giant Turtle Man!, Jimmy Olsen 139, 141, Jimmy Olsen 142-143, The Demon Annual 2, Batman Chronicles 4, Usagi Yojimbo: Duel at Kitanoji, Secret Warriors, Doom Patrol 19-23: Crawling From The Wreckage, Doom Patrol 42-44, Batman Adventures Holiday Special 1, Batman Adventures 28, Batman Adventures 33, Legend of Zelda: A link To The Past, Super Mario Adventures

    November 2017: BPRD: The Universal Machine, Sandman Mystery Theatre: Phantom At The Fair, Avengers: The Crossing, X-Men: Onslaught, Power Man and Iron Fist #1-5: The Comedy of Death, Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine, Contest of Champions, Superman #149: The Death of Superman, Superman #164: The Showdown of Superman and Lex Luthor, Superman Vol. 2 #9: Metropolis 900 Miles, Hush Returns, Heart of Hush, Hush Money, Gravity, Avengers the Initiative

    December 2017: Hellboy: Pancakes, There’s a Monster at the End of the Book, Mysterious Suspense 1, Night Business, Terror Assaulter O.M.W.O.T., Blades and lasers, Silent Night of Batman, The Sandman: THE SEAL-MEN’S WAR ON SANTA CLAUS, Klaus Crisis in Xmasville, Arana the Heart of the Spider, New Mutants: Back to School, Sentinel: 1-12, JLA Obsidian Age, FF: New Departures, Amazing Spider-Man: The Sinister Secret of Spider-Man’s New Costume

    January 2018: WHITEOUT, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: THE RETURN OF THE SINISTER SIX, THE KREE-SKRULL WAR, THE LAST CALVIN AND HOBBES STRIP, MILLENIUM, JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA ANNUAL #4 (JUSTICE LEAGUE ANTARCTICA), X-23 VOL. 1: INNOCENCE LOST, X-23: TARGET X, NYX, DARK AVENGERS: ARES, HECTOR PLASM, BATMAN ADVENTURES ANNUAL #2: DEMONS , SPAWN #10, JUGHEAD #200, FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #3: THE WEDDING OF REED AND SUE

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