The first issue got me hooked, but by the end of the run I can't say I was so impressed. It seemed shocking for the sake of being shocking and maybe too clever for it's own good. Of course, the book looks beautiful and it was entertaining. I just didn't like it as much as some of Millar's other stuff is all I'm saying.
Since reading Top Ten, I've dipped into a few other series, trying to get a replacement fix for my journeys to and from work. The first thing I read immediately after was Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' highly-acclaimed Incognito:
It's about a supervillain relocated as part of a witness protection programme, who manages to blow his own cover. On the run and under threat from all sides, he begins to unearth all kinds of secrets about his past. If you're a fan of pulp heroes, or even film noir, you owe it to yourself to check this one out.
After Incognito, I read Mark Millar's Superman: Red Son:
Millar's obsessed with alternative realisations of well-known characters, set in alternative universes. Red Son is therefore the sort of thing you would expect from him, as it's set in a world where Superman's spacecraft landed in Soviet Russia. As "What If?" stories go, this is one of the best, although in my opinion not quite so rewarding as his Old Man Logan or The Ultimates.
Finally, more recently I've started reading Joss Whedon's take on the X-Men in The Astonishing X-Men:
The X-Men can be so frustrating, simply because the writers tend to try a bit too hard to appeal to teens and partly because the continuity is such a mess. I read Grant Morrison's New X-Men run, which had its moments, but seemed a bit detached from the X-Men legacy. Consequently I was hesitant to check Whedon's run out initially, but decided I should give it a go after hearing nothing but praise.
I have to admit it's pretty damn good so far. Whedon's writing is very well-suited to comic book storytelling and superhero teams of this nature. I'm actually a bit more optimistic about the upcoming Avengers movie now.