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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
What prolific or personal favorite single issues do you consider essential for a comic book library?

Not full runs. Great stand alone stories.

I'll start with this cool later Miller Daredevil story.


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If there's a batman single issue story to own (that everyone can own), this is it.
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Collector helsabot private msg quote post Address this user
I really enjoy this early Brubaker tale.
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Collector X51 private msg quote post Address this user
No must haves, but Hulk #1 was a long time goal. I acquired a low grade copy and now I'm content.
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Collector Nuffsaid111 private msg quote post Address this user
Silver Surfer #4 - epic Lee/Buscema story and art
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Collector ZosoRocks private msg quote post Address this user
"The Vengeance of Bane"

"The Crow" TPB
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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
This refinement of Swamp Thing's origin is spectacular.

If/when they reboot the film franchise, this should be the first half hour.


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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
Some great, self-contained stories








Some other issues, part of larger stories but stand up well on their own.



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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
I really enjoyed this issue of Daredevil.


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Collector BigRedOne1944 private msg quote post Address this user
There are many, many great storylines to choose from as has been exhibited by the previous entrees. Heaven forbid I'd ever have to start over from scratch, but if I did the Steven Grant/Mike Zeck Punisher mini series would be the first book added to a new collection.


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Tracking monitors ON!

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If I think of anymore I'll get back at you

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Collector Gabriel85301 private msg quote post Address this user
I remember once having a two hour conversation about this book.


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Collector BabaLament private msg quote post Address this user
"Joker" by Brian Azzarello.

"Arkham Asylum" by Grant Morrison.

"Aliens Predator: Deadliest of the Species" by Chris Claremont.




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Another Daredevil entry. A beautiful, down to earth story that was an unusual break from the super-villain fare. I first read it when I was 8 years old and still go back to it as one of my favorites, with a greater appreciation for the story each time I read it.

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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
This was the kind of "Team-Up" I could only dream about back in my
radio days.



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Collector BigRedOne1944 private msg quote post Address this user
More outstanding Stories indeed!

Im particularly fond of the Captain America #300.


In addition to the Grant/Zeck Punisher Book, the next book that would be a required addition to the library would be Grim Jack #5




The rise of the comic book media to more mature story telling can be traced back to the mid-eighties to the many Independent books of that time. While many of those Independent Titles are long gone I credit them with bringing me back into the world of comic books by pushing the envelope to more adult style storylines. Grim Jack #5 was THE book that re-engaged my interest in comic books. John Ostrander's highly intriguing futuristic storyline and Tim Truman's detailed "gritty" Artwork were instant attention getters. The book still stands the test of time and will always be a "Must Have" top tier book in my collection.


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Collector Gabriel85301 private msg quote post Address this user
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More outstanding Stories indeed!

Im particularly fond of the Captain America #300.


I have my regular LCS, but I walked in to another LCS and saw he had a fresh dollar bin box to pick from.. boom I saw it and grabbed it (along with "What if Elektra had not died". I am not a fan of Captain America but for a buck it should be a good read. The owner asked if I had read either and I told him no, he was like, "read it and come back and let's talk about those two books.


He then said, "these kids to this day do not realize how impactful those two books are.."

Glad I got them.
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Collector 50AE_DE private msg quote post Address this user
Two classics






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Not necessarily the 1938 first printing, but a nice reprint...preferably without modern advertisements! But it should be one you read over and over again, and be willing to share. I slabbed mine...need to pick up a reader copy.
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Collector thelastbard private msg quote post Address this user
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YES!!!!
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I remember once having a two hour conversation about this book.




Claremont did the best character "filler" issues, didn't he? This was a great one! Helps push forward the relationship of some of the X-Men, we see a different side of Juggy, and it's a great knock down, drag out... Love it.
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Collector thelastbard private msg quote post Address this user
Recent addition has to be Batman Annual 2. Just an amazing self-contained story out of time. SO well-written and drawn. This one will stand up, I think. I keep snagging copies, just because I want to be able to hand them to friends, so they can read them (less concerned about condition with the extra copies). I think I have six or seven at the moment, but only three are in high grade shape, methinks.


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Collector 00slim private msg quote post Address this user
This technology isn't a single issue, but when I found out about this reprint I had to have it for my library.

It reprints Spidey 121 & 122 in one issue. It's very cool to have the death of Gwen Stacey & the follow-up death of Green Goblin in a single issue.

And isn't that cover cool?
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
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This technology isn't a single issue, but when I found out about this reprint I had to have it for my library.

It reprints Spidey 121 & 122 in one issue. It's very cool to have the death of Gwen Stacey & the follow-up death of Green Goblin in a single issue.

And isn't that cover cool?


That looks familiar.

My copy is beat to hell because I've probably read it 15 times over the years. Excellent recommendation.


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