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In superhero comics, great work can be a marathon (the hundreds of issues Stan Lee and Jack Kirby labored over to create the Marvel Universe) or a brilliant flash (the four issues of a The Dark Knight Returns Frank Miller used to transform the medium).
This week, thousands of comic book fans will descend upon New York Comic Con for a glimpse of greatness, and in honor of that, The Hollywood Reporter and iconic creators are looking back at 100 classic runs of superhero comic books that went on to become fan favorites and define the genre.
Below, Lee looks back on Jack Kirby's finest work, Miller recalls how he cracked the big problem that was Batman defeating Superman, Todd McFarlane details his battles with Marvel over Spider-Man, Grant Morrison shares the most nerve-wracking moments from All-Star Superman, Kurt Busiek speculates that Marvels only worked because no one thought it would be a hit, former Marvel Editor in Chief Roy Thomas reflects on the wild influences of the "Kree-Skrull War" and Marv Wolfman remembers the moment he dreamed up Crisis on Infinite Earths.
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