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    Default Best #1s of all time

    Wanted to start a thread to discuss #1s. Potentially one of the hardest issues to bring out. It has to set up what comes next and show you what the creative team can do.

    What are some of your favourite #1s?

    Iíll start with who I think is a MASTER at first issues: Brian K Vaughan.

    Ex Machina, Runaways, Y: The Last Man and of course Saga have brilliant opening issues. Heís never wrote anything that hasnít made me want to at least check out issue 2.

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    Thunderbolts #1 by Kurt Busiek and Al Bagley I'll at least never forget.

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    There came a time when the Old Gods died! The Brave died with the Cunning! The Noble perished locked in battle with unleashed Evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainEurope View Post
    Thunderbolts #1 by Kurt Busiek and Al Bagley I'll at least never forget.
    agreed if the purpose of a #1 is to hook you for the rest of the series Thunderbolts #1 was amazing.
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    THE TICK #1 1981

    From the intriguing first page...


    ...to the slap sticky yet clever middle...


    ...to the can’t wait to see more last page...


    ...this was a really special book.

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    Maybe not the greatest of all time. But Superior Spiderman Vol 1 number one for me ranks up there for me. it was the start of my favorite Spiderman story line of all time.
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    The Walking Dead #1. A great first issue that really has so much heart and potential. Who knew it would grow into such a huge franchise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainEurope View Post
    Thunderbolts #1 by Kurt Busiek and Al Bagley I'll at least never forget.
    Totally agree, CaptainEurope. This goes without saying, but I LOVE this era:





    T-Bolts was the precursor for the greatness to come:




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    I owe my undying love of comics to X-Men #1 by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee.

    I had read comics before that issue, but from what I recall, all of them were middle entries to ongoing stories. X-Men #1 was the very first comic, IIRC, where I started reading from the first issue and kept reading the next issues for a while.

    Obviously, with Jim Lee leaving for Image, I jumped shift from the X-Men after issue 13, I think. Started reading more Image comics, but the impression X-Men #1 left on me has yet to fade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K7P5V View Post
    T-Bolts was the precursor for the greatness to come:

    You have EXCELLENT Taste!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainEurope View Post
    Thunderbolts #1 by Kurt Busiek and Al Bagley I'll at least never forget.
    It did have a great surprise at the end. But I have to correct you. The artist's name is Mark Bagley. I had the privilege of getting his autograph & sketch at C2E2 in Chicago some years back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by your_name_here View Post
    The Walking Dead #1. A great first issue that really has so much heart and potential. Who knew it would grow into such a huge franchise.
    This. I appreciated how packed the issue was with set up and story. Very compressed in an age of decompression.
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    The Spectre #1 by Ostrander/Mandrake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJStriker View Post
    You have EXCELLENT Taste!
    Thanks, CJStriker. Heroes Return left quite the impression on me. Still haven't recovered yet, TBH.

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    Runaways #1. Following suit with The Thunderbolts twist, Vaughan sets up another great premise

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