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  • Posted: July 5, 2019 9:49:41 am
  • Thought this might make for an interesting discussion. What's the worst comic or series you've ever read?

    For me, it's All Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder by ironically Frank Miller and Jim Lee.
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  • Posted: July 5, 2019 4:26:05 pm
  • lol Cheesasaurus Rex...Horrible..lmao...not saying i didnt expect it to be bad, but it was horrible lol...
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  • Posted: July 5, 2019 4:30:55 pm
  • Yeah I've heard those were pretty horrible. Probably why I haven't read them, and never will lol. Hopefully this thread will save others from wasting money.

    I just remembered another one that had me cringing: The Dark Knight Strikes Again, also by Frank Miller.
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  • Posted: July 5, 2019 5:33:03 pm
  • i'd continue to buy the cheesasaurus rex comics...they are valuable lol...but the stories are junk lol
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  • Posted: July 5, 2019 6:20:55 pm
  • Moon Knight Volume 8 (last series) #200.
    I was along for the ride for the series, and the last issue was really just meh.
    Pretty disappointing, almost like they did a hurry up, finish the series quick type story.
    Hoping he is resurrected in a much better fashion in the future.
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  • Posted: July 6, 2019 12:52:43 pm
  • This is a very interesting post. I have read a lot of comic books in the past 30 years. Some of them were stinkers. Most were fine reads. A very few selection of them were surprise stinkers:

    1) The Dark Knight Strikes Again was an utter waste of time.
    2) Batman - Odyssey was the longest mini-series that really went nowhere. Yuck!
    3) Final Crisis mini-series made me want to give up reading DC comic books.
    4) Hulk/Thing: Hard Knocks mini, this series had some of the best action covers of Hulk and Thing EVER, and all they did was talk for four issues. Double yuck!

    Last edited July 6, 2019 12:53:31 pm
  • Posted: July 6, 2019 10:12:38 pm
  • As a dedicated Conn-O-Sewer of Longbox Junk, I've pulled a LOT of bad with a capital B comics from the bargain bins over the years, but there's only been ONE series that's come close to breaking me. ONE series that almost made me abandon a Longbox Junk review with it being only halfway done.

    If my humble opinion means ANYTHING to anyone reading this, then trust me when I say that Marvel's 12 issue trainwreck called "America" IS the absolute worst comic series I have ever read. . .and trust me son, I've read some BAD comics.

    It's the kind of thing you have to see to believe, and then when you DO believe, you just have to wonder WHY. It's hard to explain, but reading and reviewing America made me question the reality of a world where this was actually on the stands with the editorial approval of a major publisher.

    Here. It won't give you the full, sickening America "experience", but here's a little taste:

    https://comicbookrealm.com/atom/blog/1627/longbox-junk-america-part-1

    https://comicbookrealm.com/atom/blog/1638/longbox-junk-america-part-2

    Marvel's America. . .worst series ever. Fight me.
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  • Posted: July 6, 2019 10:55:49 pm
  • Atom thanks for sharing the links. Just read your reviews on America by Gabby Rivera, and man you hit it on the nail. I think that series topped the worst of the worst. Still cannot believe Marvel published it. What complete garbage.
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  • Posted: July 10, 2019 2:05:13 pm
  • Spector said:
    Moon Knight Volume 8 (last series) #200.
    I was along for the ride for the series, and the last issue was really just meh.
    Pretty disappointing, almost like they did a hurry up, finish the series quick type story.
    Hoping he is resurrected in a much better fashion in the future.


    Spector, I completely agree on that last Moon Knight issue. The last few sort of went off the rails for me.
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  • Posted: July 10, 2019 2:07:31 pm
  • Atom, I remember reading those America editions of the always entertaining Longbox Junk. And you know what? I'm glad you read them, because if you hadn't, we would have missed out on a couple amazingly entertaining blogs by you!
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  • Posted: July 10, 2019 4:41:04 pm
  • I'm a big Moon Knight fan, most of you know that already. I read the most recent MK run (Volume 8 ) and I agree that #200 was not a good read (why in the hell did I buy two?). But the worst comic book you ever read? Not even close. There are tonnes of books out there that are not very worthy, trust me, I probably read them and when done, sighed very loudly in disgust.

    Last edited July 10, 2019 4:43:04 pm
  • Posted: July 17, 2019 6:00:32 pm
  • Punisher after he went demonic or something.

    And Spider-Man during the clone saga stuff. Killed reading Spiderman forever for me.
  • Posted: July 18, 2019 10:36:49 am
  • I forgot about the Punisher "dying" and becoming an angel at the end of the '90s. That was horrid!!
  • Posted: July 18, 2019 1:35:19 pm
  • I would like to include some fairly new comic books. I read my buddy's copies of Defenders: Best Defense. Technically it was four one-shots of Dr. Strange, Hulk, Namor and Silver Surfer, then a Defenders one-shot book to connect them altogether.
    Each book was worse than the one before it. They made no sense and the Silver Surfer book didn't have the title character show up until halfway through!! The Defenders book was the best of the lot, but I was not very happy once I finally got there.
    These books are less than 10 months old and should be avoided at all costs, whether you like The Defenders or not.
  • Posted: July 18, 2019 10:37:47 pm
  • Brucifer, I have not read the other Best Defense books, but the Hulk book was pretty decent. I would not have bought it, but got my first glimpse of the "Green Door" cover Immortal Hulk book then. I was NOT a Hulk fan, but the cover seduced me. I spoke with the LCS manager about it, and he recommended the Best Defense Hulk book as a stepping on point to get acclimated with the series better. Those 2 books got me into the whole series...including Immortal Hulk #21 picked up today.
    Anyways...different strokes I know, but I didn't think the Best Defense Hulk book was bad at all.
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  • Posted: July 19, 2019 1:42:51 am
  • brucifer said:
    The Defenders book was the best of the lot. . .


    I did a review a while back of the Defenders issue that tied up the one shots (without realizing it was part of a series) and if that was the GOOD one, then I'm glad I didn't buy the rest. . .

    Last edited July 19, 2019 1:45:10 am
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  • Posted: August 4, 2019 3:25:08 am
  • Atom, I won't fight you on "America" as I have never read it and almost certainly never will, but the title of the post refers to the worst comic I have ever read. In the first runner up position I will name a series that was so bad I had nearly forgotten it until Maverickrtm mentioned the awful Clone Saga through all the Spider-Man books. Dreadful.
    On top of the pedestal for me, however, is a book from an artist/writer who while he managed to create a couple of pretty memorable characters who have gone on to some fame and fortune including on the silver screen, also gave those of us unfortunate enough to have read it, and indescribable mess. I am referring of course to Rob Liefeld and his earliest creation for Image Comics, the absolutely worst comic book stories I have ever forced myself to read - Youngblood.
    If you are not familiar with them, do yourself a favor and do not seek them out!! Longbox Junk status is too high an honor for those comics.
    Tenzil
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