Remember the 80s? What was the best MARVEL mini Series?
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Can’t remember if these are any good. First Wolverine limited series has to win gold for Marvel. 
 

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I'll second the vote for Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1982-3), and give honorable mention to Hawkeye (1983).

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Wolverine for me. That series was one of the comics that started me into collecting. Hercules, Cloak and Dagger and Vision and Scarlet Witch I also remember being good.

Loved Camelot 3000 and Frank Millers Ronin on the DC side.

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13 hours ago, Morganmi said:

Wolverine for me. That series was one of the comics that started me into collecting. Hercules, Cloak and Dagger and Vision and Scarlet Witch I also remember being good.

Loved Camelot 3000 and Frank Millers Ronin on the DC side.

The Wolverine mini-series is hands-down the best Marvel mini of the 1980s.

Terrific synergy of Claremont and Miller on the character.

 

Loved the Hercules mini series (both). Hilarious stuff.

 

And also enjoyed the Cloak and Dagger & Vision/SW series as well (both).

 

Machine Man was enjoyable, which kills me to say it, since Tom DeFalco was co-writing/plotting.
But BWS was a visual powerhouse on the series.

 

The Punisher mini was pretty good. Squadron Supreme was good.

I also liked: Magik, Longshot, West Coast Avengers, Kitty/Wolverine, Hawkeye, Gargoyle, and X-Men/Micronauts!

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1 hour ago, HighVoltage said:

Machine Man was enjoyable, which kills me to say it, since Tom DeFalco was co-writing/plotting.
But BWS was a visual powerhouse on the series.

Oh yea! Can't believe I forgot Machine Man. Probably my second favorite series behind Wolverine. BWS was my favorite artist at the time and I thought he really out did himself on that series.

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On 4/8/2020 at 6:54 PM, Ken Aldred said:

Squadron Supreme by Mark Gruenwald was very good.

That's a great choice.

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On 4/8/2020 at 11:40 PM, fastballspecial said:

I am going to have to 2nd this.

While I loved Secret Wars and Wolverine.

Mark G wrote a masterpiece. I miss his writing.

 

 

His Cap run is underrated.

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As a Marvel Zombie-kin, the only one I don't think I've ever read is the Black Dragon one. I'll have to keep an eye out for it. Wolverine and Punisher minis would be tops on my list!

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The two that came first to mind were Secret Wars and Squadron Supreme.  Thinking back I read lot of Mini Series in the early to mid 1980's.

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Personal preference wise, I would have to say the Elektra series.  Not as popular as some mentioned, but I thought it was excellent.

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I don't know how anyone could read the Miller Wolverine series and not think it was simply amazing,In many ways it redefined the character for the next 4 decades . in both comics and movies. 

 

"The most lasting impression that the series made on Wolverine’s character, and probably the single smartest connection that it makes with regards to his character, is entwining Wolverine within Japanese culture."

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I think people are conflating “best” with “favorite.” A handful of Marvel minis got actual grown-up acclaim. Moonshadow comes to mind.

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16 hours ago, mrwoogieman said:

As a Marvel Zombie-kin, the only one I don't think I've ever read is the Black Dragon one. I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

I haven’t read it since it first came out, but I remember it for gorgeous art and a reasonably good (but not outstanding) story.

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18 hours ago, I am not Glenda said:

I don't know how anyone could read the Miller Wolverine series and not think it was simply amazing,In many ways it redefined the character for the next 4 decades . in both comics and movies. 

 

"The most lasting impression that the series made on Wolverine’s character, and probably the single smartest connection that it makes with regards to his character, is entwining Wolverine within Japanese culture."

And to think the entire storyline was plotted in a car dive in California!

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19 hours ago, I am not Glenda said:

I don't know how anyone could read the Miller Wolverine series and not think it was simply amazing,In many ways it redefined the character for the next 4 decades . in both comics and movies. 

 

"The most lasting impression that the series made on Wolverine’s character, and probably the single smartest connection that it makes with regards to his character, is entwining Wolverine within Japanese culture."

I’ve never read it.

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Wolverine would be my choice for best/fave mini but I also enjoyed Cloak and Dagger, Elektra Assassin and Machine Man (not my copies - pic grabbed from Ebay)

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While perhaps not the best, the one that was most interesting for me was The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.  Back when PC's weren't readily available and you didn't have a lot of cash for back issues, this 12 issue treasure chest of character bio's, 1st appearances, team affiliations, etc. was a goldmine for understanding the Marvel Universe.

Additionally, some of the industry's top artists along with future super-stars contributed character pinups to one or more issues.  And last but not least, when you put all 12 covers together, they formed one large, interwoven image of all of the characters presented within the Handbook. (thumbsu

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The series was so popular that it spawned numerous similar series:

Official Marvel Handbook of the ASM Universe, Marvel Teamup Universe, FF Universe, Conan Universe, etc.

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