I hit another milestone with my comic collection recently. I did finish reading all 152 issues of the original Marvel series. The ending was OK….and unlike a lot of cancelled books it actually DID have an ending. I think over all I prefer the following writers work on the book and probably in this order:
Steve Gerber – #20-29, 31-41 (1975-1976)
David Anthony Kraft – #45-56, 58-68 (1977-1979) -this includes one of my favorite arcs in the series “Xenogenesis: Day of the Demons” in #58-60
J. M. DeMatteis – #92-118, 120-131 (1981-1984)
As for characters – of course I prefer the classic trio: Dr. Strange, Hulk and Sub-Mariner. But I also really like the following as members:
Nighthawk, Hellcat, Valkyrie, Silver Surfer, Gargoyle, Devil-Slayer & of course Moondragon.