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Ryudo
03-02-2010, 07:12 AM
Single issue. There can be only one! What would you say is your favorite comic book of all time? Is it classic? Is it a "modern classic?" Is it somewhere in between? Is it the first comic you received, or something that got you motivated to read comics again?

Interested in hearing everyone's answers! :)

Corey A.
03-02-2010, 07:16 AM
The Walking Dead #48

That was the one comic where my jaw hit the fucking floor with what Kirkman did to his characters.

Doug
03-02-2010, 07:17 AM
The interigation issue of Fell.

of the issue of Fell where there were killer bananas.

Matthew Brown
03-02-2010, 07:19 AM
Hitman #34, "Of Thee I Sing."

jason hissong
03-02-2010, 07:22 AM
Why limit it to single issues? Comics come in all forms, not just single issues.

Epic Conventions
03-02-2010, 07:23 AM
Avengers #164...Mom brought it home one day when I was sick and my love of comics began.

http://projectcomiccon.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/22623_20060115204224_large.jpg

I thought it was soooo cool...just look at all the Villians! Oh and who's hands were those? I couldn't wait to read it...

chazbot
03-02-2010, 07:27 AM
Humor, action, historical fiction, time travel, ghosts, nazis, aliens. Yep, this book has it all:
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1582403937.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
03-02-2010, 07:28 AM
Why limit it to single issues? Comics come in all forms, not just single issues.

I agree with Jason.

Humphrey_Lee
03-02-2010, 07:29 AM
Hellblazer #27, "Hold Me" by Gaiman and McKean. Just a great one-and-done with my favorite character in comics by two of the best in the industry.

jason hissong
03-02-2010, 07:33 AM
My favorite comic ever:

http://www.d155.org/pr/library/mother.jpg

UltimateFactor
03-02-2010, 07:34 AM
http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/harbinger/6-1.jpg

I was in Jr. High [Bendis was working at the Comic Shop I went to after school everyday around this time too! Supercity Comics. Ah, the memories] and I was SO emotionally invested in this book. This one hit me hard :cry:

Corey A.
03-02-2010, 07:35 AM
Humor, action, historical fiction, time travel, ghosts, nazis, aliens. Yep, this book has it all:
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1582403937.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

:thumb: Must read this again.

Doug
03-02-2010, 07:36 AM
Hellblazer #27, "Hold Me" by Gaiman and McKean. Just a great one-and-done with my favorite character in comics by two of the best in the industry.

That's a really good read.

Donal DeLay
03-02-2010, 07:37 AM
Amazing Screw-on Head.

And I'm so excited for the collection this fall. New stories!


Humor, action, historical fiction, time travel, ghosts, nazis, aliens. Yep, this book has it all:
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1582403937.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

I'd cut off a random crackhead's left nipple to draw a BullyPulpit story. le sigh.

Humphrey_Lee
03-02-2010, 07:41 AM
That's a really good read.


Yeah, it's a great example of those guy's talents, the strength of the character, and sums up my tastes in comics pretty well too. I'm also biased towards it because I have my issue signed by Neil as well. Makes it extra special to me.

Criden
03-02-2010, 07:47 AM
http://www.robertjpetersen.com/invisibles/one/v1_12.jpg

RickLM
03-02-2010, 07:49 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/de/Green_lantern_85.jpg/250px-Green_lantern_85.jpg

In 1978, this was going for $5 at my LCS (at a time when new comics were 30 cents) so I saved up my lawnmowing money for several weeks.

Jew Mafia
03-02-2010, 07:51 AM
http://www.acmecomics.com/files/asm_274.jpg

superskrull
03-02-2010, 07:51 AM
Astro City 1/2: The Nearness of You. It's a beautiful, amazing comic book. Still chokes me up even though I've read it more times than I know.

http://www.popimage.com/content/images/astro_half.jpg

And for sheer fanboyish beat 'em up "Holy Cow that is awesome, dude!", Incredible Hulk 316 wins.

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/marveldatabase/images/thumb/b/b5/Incredible_Hulk_316_NM.jpg/400px-Incredible_Hulk_316_NM.jpg

dasNdanger
03-02-2010, 07:52 AM
Why limit it to single issues? Comics come in all forms, not just single issues.

This question has been asked (favorite comic) many times, embracing all forms of comics. But I think this is the first time I've seen it asked of a single issue - it really narrows down the field, and makes you think. That single issue could be a one ish story within an ongoing, or a one-shot, or part of an arc...could be anything. I'm going to give it some thought, but I can pretty much guarantee it'll be something Wolverine. ;)


das

jason hissong
03-02-2010, 07:53 AM
http://www.robertjpetersen.com/invisibles/one/v1_12.jpg

Great choice.

TIP
03-02-2010, 07:55 AM
One of my all-time faves:

I don't have the issue in front of me...so it's either Cerebus 150 or 151 (probably the former):

Cerebus has been sitting in front of Dino's Cafe for quite some time (still stunned from the fallout of Jaka's Story). He overhears some Cirinist guards discussing Jaka's fate. He snaps. After having spent SOOO much time (our time...not his time) just sitting there staring off into space...man...what a moment. He kills the guards and takes off with the Cirinist swarming after him. AMAZING moment.

T

Gregory
03-02-2010, 07:56 AM
Tales of the Teen Titans 50, Donna Troy's wedding. Superhero downtime with nary a fight scene. Bruce and Dick talk why Dick was never adopted, and Gar/Vic have a great reconciliation scene. It's a day in the life.

http://vu.morrissey-solo.com/moz/perez/cv/ttt50.jpg

Ryudo
03-02-2010, 07:59 AM
Mine is Amazing Spider-Man #188.

http://crazyeli.com/images/spidy188w.jpg

It was one of the first comics I'd ever received; a gift from my Uncle.

A great story about Jigsaw being coerced into action by his men, attacking Spidey in civilian form, Spidey following Jigsaw and Jigsaw being paranoid that he would get caught. Nothing but action, and suspense. It sticks in my mind even to this day.

superskrull
03-02-2010, 07:59 AM
Tales of the Teen Titans 50, Donna Troy's wedding. Superhero downtime with nary a fight scene. Bruce and Dick talk why Dick was never adopted, and Gar/Vic have a great reconciliation scene. It's a day in the life.



Fun choice. I read the cover off of that book back in the day! I always liked the random cameo by Sting.

jason hissong
03-02-2010, 07:59 AM
One of my all-time faves:

I don't have the issue in front of me...so it's either Cerebus 150 or 151 (probably the former):

Cerebus has been sitting in front of Dino's Cafe for quite some time (still stunned from the fallout of Jaka's Story). He overhears some Cirinist guards discussing Jaka's fate. He snaps. After having spent SOOO much time (our time...not his time) just sitting there staring off into space...man...what a moment. He kills the guards and takes off with the Cirinist swarming after him. AMAZING moment.

T

Will not read that spoiler. . . . will not read that spoiler.

TIP
03-02-2010, 07:59 AM
Tales of the Teen Titans 50, Donna Troy's wedding. Superhero downtime with nary a fight scene. Bruce and Dick talk why Dick was never adopted, and Gar/Vic have a great reconciliation scene. It's a day in the life.

http://vu.morrissey-solo.com/moz/perez/cv/ttt50.jpg

Nice.

I also suspect it has something to do with your affection for Terry's Perm/Beard combo.

maverick-99
03-02-2010, 08:00 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3200/3085222260_f7bd69d33b_b.jpg


West Coast Avengers #1

I read it so many times when I was a kid I got worried I would "de-value" it, so I took the issue to my mom's office and photocopied the pages so I could continue to read it over and over.

Andreas
03-02-2010, 08:03 AM
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s65/museumofman/comic-fav2010/comic-div/swamp-thing-32.jpg

Saga of the Swamp Thing #32 "Pog" (Jan 1985) by Alan Moore & Shawn McManus

Andreas

The Robot Lord of Tokyo
03-02-2010, 08:04 AM
G.I. Joe #21, the silent issue. It was one of the first comics to push my imagination and see the story telling process from a different way. That and the fact it had a crap load of ninjas.

Jef UK
03-02-2010, 08:04 AM
I have no idea. No one favorite individual issue, I guess. It's sort of like asking what is my favorite chapter in my favorite novel. Couldn't tell ya!

TIP
03-02-2010, 08:04 AM
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s65/museumofman/comic-fav2010/comic-div/swamp-thing-32.jpg

Saga of the Swamp Thing #32 "Pog" (Jan 1985) by Alan Moore & Shawn McManus

Andreas

:heart:

God damn...I remember when that came out. Wonderful.

TIP
03-02-2010, 08:06 AM
I have no idea. No one favorite individual issue, I guess. It's sort of like asking what is my favorite chapter in my favorite novel. Couldn't tell ya!

I call shenanigans!

It's:

http://media.mycomicshop.com/iss/250w/442/264421/8285141_1.jpg

WillieLee
03-02-2010, 08:12 AM
I call shenanigans!

It's:

http://media.mycomicshop.com/iss/250w/442/264421/8285141_1.jpg

Busted!

Evan the Shaggy
03-02-2010, 08:13 AM
Going to really need to think on this one.

I'm leaning toward Ultimate Spidey #13 though.

TIP
03-02-2010, 08:15 AM
Going to really need to think on this one.

I'm leaning toward Ultimate Spidey #13 though.

And NOT that Haunted Vagina Comic?!?

DAVE
03-02-2010, 08:16 AM
Why limit it to single issues? Comics come in all forms, not just single issues.


I agree with Jason.


I have no idea. No one favorite individual issue, I guess. It's sort of like asking what is my favorite chapter in my favorite novel. Couldn't tell ya!

I'm with you guys. It's like, I couldn't tell you what my favorite Beatles song is, but I could probably give you an album. Maybe, gun to my head, I'd say either:
http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/4/31209-4207-34737-1-sandman-the_super.jpg
I read this when I was in 5th grade. I literally did not know that comics could be this way. The story was a touching tale of a delusional man dying, and it was just about the most poignant thing I'd ever read.

Or
http://www.comicrelated.com/gallery/starman/29.JPG
Which I read when I was 16 (my first Starman). I loved everything about it, and it really had a huge impact on me. From the art deco stylings, to the similar, yet distinct, retro cool styles of Bobo (don't call him that to his face) Bennetti and Jack Knight. The art was realistic, yet dynamic. The personalities were captured brilliantly. It was such a subtle comic. The temptation of Bennetti and his redemption at the end was really suspenseful.


I also really liked Deathmate: Black.

Sam Little
03-02-2010, 08:19 AM
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e189/flerksam/random%20images/dd181.jpg

Toss-up between this one and 190. This one gets the edge I guess, since Miller was still doing the pencils.

superskrull
03-02-2010, 08:35 AM
Which I read when I was 16 (my first Starman). I loved everything about it, and it really had a huge impact on me. From the art deco stylings, to the similar, yet distinct, retro cool styles of Bobo (don't call him that to his face) Bennetti and Jack Knight. The art was realistic, yet dynamic. The personalities were captured brilliantly. It was such a subtle comic. The temptation of Bennetti and his redemption at the end was really suspenseful.




This was the issue that hooked me on Starman too. The way he describes Bobo - like Sinatra, like he's Pal Joey - created a perfect image.

DAVE
03-02-2010, 08:37 AM
This was the issue that hooked me on Starman too. The way he describes Bobo - like Sinatra, like he's Pal Joey - created a perfect image.

I was a little punk, so as crazy as this sounds- that was one of my first exposures to Rat Pack cool. A comic book :)
But yhey nailed it so well, it wasn't too different than listening to a Sinatra album.

Stupendous Man
03-02-2010, 08:47 AM
Dang, this is hard. This is the first one that jumped to mind though.

http://sexualityinart.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/all-star-superman-10-frank-quitely-grant-morrison-jamie-grant-s.jpg

Yorick Brown
03-02-2010, 08:48 AM
I can't lie...it's

http://www.marketblog.com/wp-content/monkeysex-thumb.jpg

Oops, I mean

http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/powers/31-1.jpg

Evan the Shaggy
03-02-2010, 08:52 AM
And NOT that Haunted Vagina Comic?!?

It wasn't haunted enough for my tastes, if ya dig my scene *wink*.

TIP
03-02-2010, 08:57 AM
It wasn't haunted enough for my tastes, if ya dig my scene *wink*.

:lol:

superskrull
03-02-2010, 09:02 AM
I was a little punk, so as crazy as this sounds- that was one of my first exposures to Rat Pack cool. A comic book :)
But yhey nailed it so well, it wasn't too different than listening to a Sinatra album.

That is awesome!

information
03-02-2010, 09:03 AM
Amazing Screw-On Head.

Patch
03-02-2010, 09:36 AM
Today, I'll say:

Giant-Size X-Men #3
Collected several of the Neal Adams & Roy Thomas X-Men stories.

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss343/ZPatch/xmengiant3-1.jpg

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss343/ZPatch/xmen57page1.jpg

Neal Adams blew my mind with this. I wore out my copy reading and re-reading it when I was a kid.

Taxman
03-02-2010, 09:51 AM
Avengers #164...Mom brought it home one day when I was sick and my love of comics began.

http://projectcomiccon.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/22623_20060115204224_large.jpg

I thought it was soooo cool...just look at all the Villians! Oh and who's hands were those? I couldn't wait to read it...




And for sheer fanboyish beat 'em up "Holy Cow that is awesome, dude!", Incredible Hulk 316 wins.

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/marveldatabase/images/thumb/b/b5/Incredible_Hulk_316_NM.jpg/400px-Incredible_Hulk_316_NM.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3200/3085222260_f7bd69d33b_b.jpg


West Coast Avengers #1

I read it so many times when I was a kid I got worried I would "de-value" it, so I took the issue to my mom's office and photocopied the pages so I could continue to read it over and over.How the hell did this thread end up with three different issues featuring Wonder Man? :lol:

The Hodag
03-02-2010, 09:53 AM
Today I'm going with...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_IVuxkTDh_cc/RnoRjGhJGmI/AAAAAAAAAFs/nS18puzWqJI/s400/UncannyX-Men137.jpg

DirtyHarrington
03-02-2010, 10:00 AM
Scalped #9, A Thunder Being Nation I Am. (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1277/632855299_b97f3eb991.jpg)

I wish I could burn this comic into my corneas.

costello
03-02-2010, 10:16 AM
http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/uncanny-x-men/229-1.jpg

PeterSparker
03-02-2010, 10:44 AM
Yeah, it's too tough to pick just one, but I will say this was the first one that popped in to my mind:



http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y97/ssazz/101451.jpg

jamestolliver
03-02-2010, 10:51 AM
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s65/museumofman/comic-fav2010/comic-div/swamp-thing-32.jpg

Saga of the Swamp Thing #32 "Pog" (Jan 1985) by Alan Moore & Shawn McManus

Andreas

:cry: :heart:

Jew Mafia
03-02-2010, 10:56 AM
http://www.acmecomics.com/files/asm_274.jpg

An this is why...

http://img2.pict.com/a3/11/cc/2203348/0/amazingspiderman27425.jpg

http://img2.pict.com/54/d5/fc/2203343/0/amazingspiderman27426.jpg

That's quintessential Spider-Man.

AndrewG
03-02-2010, 11:09 AM
There are two that I reread on a pretty constant basis.

Detective Comics #526, by Gerry Conway and Don Newton

King Croc is trying to kill Batman and the Joker assembles all of Batman's greatest enemies to beat Croc and kill Batman first. Robin and Batgirl team up to help Batman. Pre crisis Jason Todd dons a costume for the first time to come to his rescue as well. Pure win from cover to cover.

http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/detective-comics/526-1.jpg

Amazing Spider-Man #249 by Roger Stern and John Romita Jr

It's the height of the original Hobgoblin saga and the mysterious villain is blackmailing many of Spidey's cast including Jonah (for creating the Scorpion) and Harry (for his crazy father's exploits). A confrontation occurs between Hobby and his potential victims and Spider-Man comes to the rescue but loses his Spider-sense and must be rescued by the Kingpin. Classic Spidey.

http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/amazing-spider-man/249-1.jpg

Zac Goyette
03-02-2010, 12:25 PM
http://i.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/content/st/1190769007.9044_full.jpg

Big Poot!
03-02-2010, 12:50 PM
Amazing Fantasy #15.

McGill
03-02-2010, 12:54 PM
The 9/11 issue of The Amazing Spiderman

ManOfMiracles
03-02-2010, 01:59 PM
Saga Of The Swamp Thing #28 (tie) Daredevil #191