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    Default Favorite single issue stories

    I'll start: Tom Strong #1-2 and DV8 #3 written by Warren Ellils.
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    Superman: For the Animals was a 16 page PSA comic that is about Superman reading a letter from a kid who stands up to another kid who kills animals because he was inspired by Superman who only appears in 3 pages.

    The Marvel UK Transformers series toward the end had a series of stories collectively called as Earthforce which featured a lot of single stories (some good, some stupid, and some just plain awful) as well as some 2-4 part stories, I guess my favorite would be "The Bad Guy's Ball" which has the Decepticons factions (they had split into factions one led by Megatron and Shockwave who fought each other and the Autobot Earthforce) trying to have a party to reunite the Decepticons and the Autobots have to secretly crashing the party.
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    Captain America vol. 3 #18 - After repeatedly being killed by Korvac, Captain America inspires Korvac's aid Primax to rebel
    Batman Adventures vol. 2 #5 - Batman battles Deadshot in a fun action romp
    Manhattan Guardian #3 - Guardian is dropped into a Jurassic Park satire on the real world
    Star Wars Republic #78 - The series in a nutshell where an Imperial soldier is forced to choose between the system and family
    Tom Strong #21 - The whole Tom Stone arc is excellent and I like the formation of Stone's version of the Justice League
    Batman/Superman Generations vol. 2 #2 - Dick Grayson's ghost is trapped by his past
    Batman Incorporated #7 - Batman meets his Native American counterparts and their struggles on a reservation

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    My choice would be...

    "This Man... This Monster!"
    (Fantastic Four, Vol.1 #51)
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    Not saying these are "THE BEST"... but some that pop out in my head without doing too much research:

    -Batman: Shadow of the Bat #5 (1992). Focuses on the Black-Spider in what was (for awhile) his last appearance.

    -G.I. Joe #155 (1994). Last issue of the Marvel series and a quality way to once again touch on the recurring theme of battlefield comaraderie.

    -Captain America (vol. 1) #280- a decent story with Cap and the Scarecrow

    -Jonah Hex, the 2005-ish series, had a lot of self-contained single-issue stories. Most ended with a little twist that involved someone croaking.

    -If you want a quick, fun, read, usually a random issue of the various 70's/80's team-up titles work. Marvel Team-up, Marvel Two-in-One, DC Comics Presents or Brave & The Bold.

    -This is cheating, but I consider Amazing Fantasy #15 (Spidey's origin) to be the best single comic story of all-time. It has everything you need. Action, drama, pathos and is surprisingly realistic. If my nerdy teenaged self suddenly got super-powers, I would've absolutely wanted to be a wrestler, be on TV, and make loads of cash. Screw the rest of the world.

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    100 Bullets #27 - "Idol Chatter"
    Animal Man #6 - "The Coyote Gospel"
    Cable & Deadpool #19 - "Why, When I Was Your Age..."
    Captain America vol. 5 #7 - "The Lonesome Death of Jack Monroe"
    Captain Marvel vol. 8 #15 - "The Next Right Thing"
    Ex Machina #50 - "Vice"
    Grayson: Futures End #1 - "Only a Place For Dying"
    Immortal Hulk #25 - "Breaker of Worlds"
    Incredible Hulk #335 - "The Evil That Men Do"
    John Constantine: Hellblazer #6 - "Quiet"
    The Manhattan Projects #11
    The Multiversity: Pax Americana
    Saga of the Swamp Thing #21 - "The Anatomy Lesson"
    Sensational Spider-Man vol. 2 Annual #1 - "To Have and to Hold"
    Sheriff of Babylon #5 - "From the Cradle"
    Superman Annual #11 - "For the Man Who Has Everything"
    Swamp Thing vol. 2 #60 - "Loving the Alien"
    Sweet Tooth #40 - "Home Sweet Home"
    X-Men Legacy vol. 2 #9 - "Judgment of Diana"
    Y: The Last Man #60 - "Alas..."
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    Fantastic Four #236.
    Terror in a Tiny Town.
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    WOUNDED WOLF was one of my favorite X-Men issues of that period. I even think that the origin of Jubilee lies in this
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    There was a pretty memorable anniversary issue of the Barry Allen Flash run (EDIT: Flash #300) where Abra Kadabra tried to make Barry think there was no Flash and it'd all been in his head, with the bonus of him being horribly burned by the lightning bolt. He nearly succeeded at it until he brought up the Reverse-Flash, who couldn't exist if there was no Flash to begin with. The ish was basically a recap of Barry's memorable moments and rogues, with a fun fight at the end and a cool twist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Option38 View Post
    G.I. Joe #155 (1994). Last issue of the Marvel series and a quality way to once again touch on the recurring theme of battlefield comaraderie.
    Excellent choice! But if we're talking about the Marvel version of G.I. Joe, then my all-time favorite is...

    G.I. Joe #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by K7P5V View Post
    Excellent choice! But if we're talking about the Marvel version of G.I. Joe, then my all-time favorite is...

    G.I. Joe #21

    I remember reading that issue as a kid and being blown away at the end.
    Also, my choice:
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    Quote Originally Posted by csmith25 View Post
    I remember reading that issue as a kid and being blown away at the end.
    I know, right?! Totally came out of nowhere!

    Quote Originally Posted by csmith25 View Post
    And I like your choice from the Perez/Wolfman run of NTT! My favorite would be the introduction of Slade!!

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    I foolishly forgot my all-time favorite, so I'll give it its own post.

    Stray Bullets vol. 1 #4, "Bonnie and Clyde", June, 1995.

    Absolutely jaw-dropping in every way, and 300% perfect comics. The re-read value is absurd.

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    Amazing Fantasy #15.
    The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man, TASM #248.
    Confessions, USM #13.
    Finale, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #310.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman Begins 2005 View Post
    Amazing Fantasy #15.
    The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man, TASM #248.
    Confessions, USM #13.
    Finale, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #310.
    I applaud all of these choices. To that, I add:

    Perchance to Dream (Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man #12)
    To Have and to Hold (Sensational Spider-Man Annual #1)
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