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Total Nerd The Biggest Events in Comics 2016  

Stephan Roget
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List Rules Vote up the events that had the biggest impact on comics in 2016.

The new Golden Age of comic books, which arguably began with the 2008 release of Iron Man in theaters, continued right through 2016 and shows no sign of slowing down as we enter 2017. While much of the media focus is on the film adaptations of Marvel and DC’s comic universes, the published adventures of each company have also earned an increase in attention through association. And in 2016, they crafted some shocking comics storylines.

Comic book events are mainstream news like never before, and publishers obviously try to capitalize on exposure by throwing as many twists and turns at readers as possible. 2016 was no exception; some truly massive events had far-reaching impacts throughout their respective fictional universes. Vote for your favorites to help determine which 2016 comic events were the most important.

It shouldn't even need to be mentioned, but there are MAJOR SPOILERS for all sorts of different comics published in 2016 in this list!

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DC Rebirth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
DC Rebirth

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Watchmen Characters in the DC ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
Watchmen Characters in the DC Universe?

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Captain America: HYDRA is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
Captain America: HYDRA

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Three Jokers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
Three Jokers

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The Return of the Pre-52 Super... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
The Return of the Pre-52 Superman and Lois Lane

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Old Man Logan Joins the Mainst... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
Old Man Logan Joins the Mainstream Marvel Universe

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Bruce Wayne Returns as Batman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
Bruce Wayne Returns as Batman

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The Death of Cyclops is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
The Death of Cyclops

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The Justice League/Suicide Squ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
The Justice League/Suicide Squad Crossover

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The Death of the Hulk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
The Death of the Hulk

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Two New Iron Men is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
Two New Iron Men

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The Champions Are Formed is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
The Champions Are Formed

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Inhumans vs. X-Men is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
Inhumans vs. X-Men

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The Disappearance of Tim Drake is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
The Disappearance of Tim Drake

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Guardians of the Galaxy Maroon... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
Guardians of the Galaxy Marooned on Earth

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Deadpool: Rich Avenger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
Deadpool: Rich Avenger

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The Death of War Machine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
The Death of War Machine

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Vader Down is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
Vader Down

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Avengers: Standoff! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
Avengers: Standoff!

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Secret Wars Concludes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
Secret Wars Concludes

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The Death of the New 52 Superm... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
The Death of the New 52 Superman and Lois Lane

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Clone Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
Clone Conspiracy

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The Whisperer War is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
The Whisperer War

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Saga Returns with the War for ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
Saga Returns with the War for Phang

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Civil War II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
Civil War II

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The Death of Captain Boomerang is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Biggest Events in Comics 2016
The Death of Captain Boomerang