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    Default Perfect first issues

    Here are mine:

    • The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 by Eastman & Laird from Mirage Comics
    • Tom Strong by Alan Moore and Chris Sprouse from America's Best Comics.


    What are yours?
    Keep in mind that you have about as much chance of changing my mind as I do of changing yours.

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    If limited series count, then my choice would be...

    The Punisher
    (1986)

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    First issue of Sandman was really good.
    Thunderbolts of course had an iconic ending.
    Slava Ukraini!
    Truth and love must prevail over lies and hatred

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    Warlands by Image comics. Such a good first issue. "If we all die in this place, it will not be for nothing." Then it just went downhill.
    I think restorative nostalgia is the number one issue with comic book fans.
    A fine distinction between two types of Nostalgia:

    Reflective Nostalgia allows us to savor our memories but accepts that they are in the past
    Restorative Nostalgia pushes back against the here and now, keeping us stuck trying to relive our glory days.

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    Definitely, my next choice would be...

    Moon Knight
    (2014)


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    Miracleman #1 (it goes down gradually)
    Ultimate Comics Ultimates #1 (although #2 was even better, clearly goes down after #4)
    The Dark Knight Returns #1 (and 2, and 3 and 4)

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    Definitely, my next choice would be Heroes Return: Thor (1998)

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    For me, it would be:



    The story, the pace, the artwork… it was perfect.
    “Strength is the lot of but a few privileged men; but austere perseverance, harsh and continuous, may be employed by the smallest of us and rarely fails of its purpose, for its silent power grows irresistibly greater with time.” Goethe

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    Definitely, my next choice would be...

    Punisher WarZone
    (1992)


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    BACKLASH No. 1


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    Definitely, my next choice would be...

    Punisher War Journal
    (1988)


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    My perfect first issue is Batman #1 (1940). I do not own the original but I do have the Famous First Edition.

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    Definitely, my next choice would be...

    Thor: The Mighty Avenger
    (2010)

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    Not really a first issue, but the Spider-Man segment in Amazing Fantasy #15 is one of the most perfect comics ever made. Lee and Ditko managed to tell a complete story with motivations, background information, conflict and resolution in the span of 14 pages.
    It's made all the more better by Ditko's art and pacing.

    But otherwise, Ultimate Spider-Man #1 is great for the opposite reasons, it fleshes it out while being a perfect example of a "Pilot comic", one that establishes the rules of the Universe while also crafting a new and unique take on the mythos.

    The Walking Dead #1 is one of my all time favourite single issues, it can basically be read as a standalone, one off issue and you'll still get enough of it. I consider that whole first arc to be one of the best in comics (made all the more better with the recent deluxe editions).

    Sandman #1 is a perfect comic, again for the same reasons as Walking Dead #1, while also planting seeds for future issues...

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    Definitely, my next choice would be...

    Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance
    (1992)


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