Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Top Five Comic Books!

Today's Top Five is the top five books in comic books!

5. Webs

Webs was a book collecting all of Peter Parker's best Spider-Man photos. It made Peter a big to-do for awhile. Since it is KINDA unethical, I have it ranked lower than other books.

4. The Janus Contract

The Janus Contract was a novel that Clark Kent wrote, and was also a graphic novel that told the story of both the novel as well as Clark's exploits behind the scenes that inspired the novel.

3. Marvels

Marvels was a book of photographs put together by superhero photographer Phil Sheldon. The stories of Sheldon's career formed the basis for the classic look at the burgeoning Marvel universe that was the comic series, Marvels.

2. The Junior Woodchucks Guidebook

This is the book that Huey, Dewey and Louie use to consult whenever they are in a problem. The book almost mystically always has the right answer!

1. The Darkhold

The Darkhold was so badass that it even had its own comic book series in the early 90s!!! Not many inanimate objects can say THAT! It was written by Chton, and included the stuff that made VAMPIRES!!! Pretty tough stuff, no?

Those are my picks, anyone care to disagree?


Blogger joncormier said...

What about Penny's computer book in Inspector Gadget? I guess that was a cartoon more than a comic and it wasn't much of a book than a computer... Well I guess I answered my own question.

10/05/2005 9:53 AM  
Blogger Tom Foss said...

I've never seen "The Janus Contract" graphic novel, but it sounds a lot like "Under A Yellow Sun," another Kent novel wrapped in a GN of him writing it. Might be worth a look.

"Lex Luthor: The Unauthorized Biography" does the same sort of thing.

Another "might have been in a comic but was mostly cartoon" book that ought to get an honorable mention is Tobin's Spirit Guide, the indispensible ghost encyclopedia employed by the Ghostbusters.

10/05/2005 10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't "The Janus Contract" a Teen Titans arc?

10/05/2005 12:25 PM  
Blogger Sean Whitmore said...

Titans had the "Judas Contract", Chris. :)

10/05/2005 12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My bad.

10/05/2005 1:25 PM  
Blogger Bill D. said...

I think The Janus Contract (or was it The Janus Directive?) was a crossover between Suicide Squad and Checkmate, but I do believe they also used that as the title of one of Clark's Tom Clancy-esque novels.

Oh, also, didn't Rick Jones wrote a memoir of his various superhero-related experiences called "Sidekick"?

10/05/2005 4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about The Book with No Title from Doom Patrol, which contained the fictional city of Orqwith which tried to overwrite the real world?

10/05/2005 7:53 PM  

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