The Top 100 Books of the Silver Age !!! This is gonna be fun!
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roulette44   
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Okay ladies and germs....let's kick this "top books concept" up a notch!! Can we produce and agree on what the top 100 books of the silver age are to own?!?

 

Lemme set the :rulez: why?! because it's my thread!! :makepoint::acclaim:

 

Rules -

1) Marvel and DC are allowed (too bad if you don't like both!)

2) we'll use perceived value as the yardstick....so, based on your experience and perspective, what are the top books (of course dollar value typically plays a role)

3) I assume 99% of us will agree on the top 10-15, 75% will agree on top 25......but how many will agree on top 50, 75, 100? :insane: so to control the data a bit, the rule is just post your opinion in the following format (just copy, paste and fill in this following template.....I'll try to tally the responses in a coherent way)

 

These books belong in the top 100

- X

- Y

- Z

- A

 

These books don't belong in the top 100

- X

- Y

- Z

- A

 

I'll start with the list and (gimme a couple minutes) hm hm and let the games begin!!!

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roulette44   
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1) Amazing Fantasy 15

2) Fantastic Four 1

3) Incredible Hulk 1

4) Amazing Spider-man 1

5) Showcase 4

6) Tales of Suspense 39

7) Journey into Mystery 83

8) Green Lantern 1

9) Showcase 22

10) X-men 1

11) Tales to Astonish 27

12) Avengers 1

13) Brave and Bold 28

14) Justice League of America 1

15) Fantastic Four 5

16) Action 242

17) Fantastic Four 2

18) Flash 105

19) Adventure 247

20) Amazing Spider-man 2

21) Our Army At War 81

22) Our Army At War 83

23) Showcase 8

24) Sgt. Fury 1

25) Daredevil 1

26) Amazing Spider-man 3

27) Fantastic Four 12

28) Fantastic Four 4

29) Showcase 9

30) Showcase 14

31) Tales to Astonish 35

32) Amazing Spider-man 4

33) Action 252

34) Adventure 210

35) Avengers 4

36) Challengers of the Unknown 1

37) Journey Into Mystery 85

38) Strange Tales 110

39) Journey Into Mystery 84

40) Amazing Spider-man 6

41) Daredevil 7

42) Tales to Astonish 36

43) Showcase 13

44) Brave and Bold 34

45) Tales of Suspense 40

46) Amazing Spider-man 9

47) Amazing Spider-man 20

48) Green Lantern 7

49) Incredible Hulk 2

50) Showcase 23

51) Showcase 6

52) Amazing Spider-man 14

53) Brave and Bold 30

54) Hawkman 1

55) Tales to Astonish 44

56) Batman 121

57) Avengers 2

58) Brave and Bold 29

59) X-men 3

60) Journey Into Mystery 89

61) Rip Hunter, Time Master 1

62) X-men 94

63) Strange Tales 101

64) Aquaman 1

65) Showcase 24

66) Tales to Astonish 59

67) Showcase 34

68) Amazing Spider-man 28

69) Amazing Spider-man 50

70) Atom 1

71) Tales of Suspense 48

72) X-men 10

73) X-men 12

74) Showcase 17

75) Showcase 20

76) Amazing Spider-man 39

77) Flash 123

78) Iron Man 1

79) Avengers 57

80) Detective Comics 359

81) G. I. Combat 87

82) Sgt. Fury 13

83) Showcase 27

84) Tales of Suspense 57

85) Tales of Suspense 65

86) Showcase 37

87) Green Lantern 40

88) Strange Tales 114

89) Strange Tales 135

90) Iron Man and Submariner 1

91) Strange Tales 115

92) Superman 146

93) Batman 200

94) Captain America 100

95) Hulk 102

96) Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD 1

97) Sea Devils 1

98) Showcase 30

99) Submariner 1

100) Superman 200

 

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oakman29   
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You looking at my collection today? lol

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ChicksCosmiComics   
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Way too much work involved...Your list looks fine by me except for that DC drek

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I'd put #22 in first place! :insane:

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Gatsby77   
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Additions: GI Combat 68, Magnus Robot Fighter 1, Millie the Model Annual 1, Brave and Bold 54, Star Trek 1.

 

Deletions: Showcase 24, Showcase 20, Superman 200, Tales of Suspense 65, Rip Hunter 1.

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Maccai3   
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Way too much work involved...Your list looks fine by me except for that DC drek

 

(tsk) now now

 

i agree though its alot of work to participate but you seem to have the biggies in there, maybe a top 10 would be easier to do?

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Foxtrot70   
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hist value or $$$ n Cents? I am sure I am the minority, but TOS 39 should out rank ASM 1 .... hmmm I might even put FF1 over AF15... no Stan Lee and FF1 maybe no silverage (Showcase 4 is overrated)

 

 

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Kevin.J   
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The last time we did one of these lists I needed 2 issues on it, this one I need 5.

For that reason these would be top for me.

 

5) Showcase 4

19) Adventure 247

34) Adventure 210

43) Showcase 13

51) Showcase 6

 

I should have bought those Showcase Flash books years ago when I had the chance.

Adventure 247 is my grail target for 2012.

I have been the underbidder on the Krypto Adventure a few times lately also.

 

I cant really argue with the list as it stands except

X-men #94 out and Secret Origins Annual #1 in.

Mystery in Space should be represented with #53 and I would have it in the top 50 Adam Strange is one of my all time favorite characters..

 

Great list. :cloud9:

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47) Amazing Spider-man 20

 

Why is this book so high? First Scorpion, while cool doesn't even come close to 14 first Green Goblin.

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roulette44   
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62) X-men 94 isn't a silver age book

 

Thanks for the catch I started with a list of silver and bronze keys, but forgot to drop one last bronze.

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roulette44   
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I have nothing to contribute, just wanted to say your new sig (@ Roulette) is off da hook!! (worship)

 

:headbang:

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Sal   
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No love for MGA 80? :screwy:

 

I wouldn't even have Challs 1 on there. Tough book, but the Showcase ish is probably enough

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roulette44   
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I'm going to do the top 20 and will post them here...probably some reshuffling :)
:baiting: top 100

 

 

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If Adventure 210 is fair game, then add Jimmy Olsen #1, and Detective #225. (Lois Lane #1, too!)

 

Don't forget the annuals! Strange Tales annual #2 is the 4th app. of Spider-Man, and certainly cooler than Supes #200. ASM annual #1, Fantastic Four annual #1, Superman annual #1...

 

Challengers #1 a higher ranking book than Showcase #6? I'll give you the BOTD and assume oversight on that one.

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