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#1 Edited by Pperspectiveandreality (1931 posts) - - Show Bio

In my opinion a great issue #1 needs five things:

-interesting characters

-great pacing

-some sort of action

-interesting story

-some sort of mystery

So with that being said here are a few examples of the very best issue #1's I've ever read.

1.

I don't think anyone in comics does a better issue #1 than Brian K. Vaughan

2.

So many interesting characters and so many questions left unanswered. This was near flawless in my opinion.

3.

I'd never read a Superman comic before this and in just one issue Grant Morrison made him my all time favorite character.

So there are a few of mine. What are some of your favorite issue #1's?

#2 Posted by Pperspectiveandreality (1931 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump.

#3 Posted by HumanRocket (8224 posts) - - Show Bio

That I've read?

#4 Posted by Blackdog2009 (1836 posts) - - Show Bio

Crisis on Infinite Earths #1 ... hooked on DC comics ever since.

#5 Edited by DarthAznable (7004 posts) - - Show Bio

Most recently...

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#6 Posted by Lena_Dante (2368 posts) - - Show Bio

Saga, Y: The Last Man, Hawkeye, Lazarus, Catwoman (Brubaker). I'm sure there are others, but those are the favorites that come to mind.

#7 Edited by DarthAznable (7004 posts) - - Show Bio

@blackdog2009: Crisis on Infinite Earths kind of bored me honestly.

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#8 Posted by The Stegman (24499 posts) - - Show Bio

Y: The Last Man

Saga

Snyder's Batman

The current Black Widow run

Identity Crisis

Velvet

Fables

Secret Six

#9 Posted by Zmasonite (1004 posts) - - Show Bio

Most recently I really enjoyed Inhuman #1. Prob not the best #1 I've read, but the best I've read this year.

#10 Posted by Pperspectiveandreality (1931 posts) - - Show Bio

bump

#11 Posted by Pperspectiveandreality (1931 posts) - - Show Bio

Anymore?

#12 Edited by waezi2 (7636 posts) - - Show Bio

#13 Edited by Jake Fury (18678 posts) - - Show Bio

This is the best #1 issue I've read recently. Others that come to mind: Animal Man (original Vertigo series and New 52 are top notch), Fables, New Avengers (original series by Bendis) East of West, Saga and The Nightly News.

#14 Posted by _Goliath_ (725 posts) - - Show Bio
#15 Edited by Manwhohaseverything (1910 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay, I read in a TBP, but it was great. And the series, at least up through the first 40 issues, keeps getting better.

#16 Edited by waezi2 (7636 posts) - - Show Bio

@_goliath_: Dude, you have a problem with my favorite super-team? XD

#17 Edited by QueenCorp15 (1034 posts) - - Show Bio

BY FAR the new Moon Knight #1 by warren ellis, i thought it was flawless from dialogue to pacing to story to art, it was all perfect

Also All Star Superman #1 was AMAZING from superman learning that hes dieing to him telling lois that hes superman

#18 Posted by _Goliath_ (725 posts) - - Show Bio

@waezi2: *throws burning tomatoes*

#19 Posted by waezi2 (7636 posts) - - Show Bio
#20 Posted by _Goliath_ (725 posts) - - Show Bio

@waezi2: Don't act like you don't remember the tomatoes, pig.

#21 Edited by waezi2 (7636 posts) - - Show Bio
#22 Posted by _Goliath_ (725 posts) - - Show Bio
#23 Posted by waezi2 (7636 posts) - - Show Bio
#24 Edited by Laughingstock (1519 posts) - - Show Bio
#25 Posted by _Goliath_ (725 posts) - - Show Bio

@waezi2: Why aren't you Godzilla?

#26 Edited by dagmar_merrill (8735 posts) - - Show Bio

#27 Posted by CaptainHoopla (1038 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Science, Southern Bastards, Lazarus, Velvet, Rat Queens. All new Image books, all outstanding #1's.

#28 Posted by Kazuma_Bushi (838 posts) - - Show Bio

Ms. Marvel (2014), Power Girl

#29 Edited by GreatCaesarsGhost (2797 posts) - - Show Bio

#30 Edited by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (11159 posts) - - Show Bio

For me

#31 Edited by Extremis (3350 posts) - - Show Bio

Jonathan Hickman's Fantastic Four #1

Geoff Johns' Rebirth #1

Duane Swierczynski's Bloodshot #1

#32 Edited by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

One of my favorites:

Issue One

#33 Posted by MrTummyTumms (558 posts) - - Show Bio

For me JL 3000, Snyder's Batman, Moon Knight, and Future's End.

#34 Posted by Akindoodle (1021 posts) - - Show Bio

Fables, Fairest, Velvet, Rat Queens, Saga, (ANMN) Elektra, ANMN She-Hulk, Lazarus, Hawkeye, Next Wave: Agents of HATE, Secret Six (the longer run), Winter Soldier, American Vampire, Fatale, Demon Knights, Journey into Mystery (Sif and Loki's runs respectively), Demeter, Gail Simone's first issue on Birds of Prey (which is I think #36 so I don't know if it counts)

Some are recent, some are not. I also think that my tastes can be sufficiently inferred from this list.

#35 Posted by TheFirstLantern (1506 posts) - - Show Bio

Iron Fist Living Weapon, Moon Knight and recently Batman Eternal

#36 Posted by Pperspectiveandreality (1931 posts) - - Show Bio

bump

#37 Posted by Wardishy (717 posts) - - Show Bio

Funnily enough I love Snyder's Batman but his issue 1 didn't totally grab me. It took me a couple of issues to be 100% on board his current run.

I think one of the best #1s I've read in a while was Deadly Class.

#38 Edited by Figgs216 (76 posts) - - Show Bio

Everyone should read this.

#39 Edited by ShadowSwordmaster (14590 posts) - - Show Bio

Well other then the ones that are mention here like All Star Superman and New Avengers but other then that, I would have to say.

#40 Edited by Darling_Luna (4140 posts) - - Show Bio

#41 Posted by Xwraith (18372 posts) - - Show Bio

Uncanny X-Force (vol.1)

Unity

Brubaker's Captain America

#42 Posted by LyraFay (2527 posts) - - Show Bio

Fables, Saga, Rat Queens, Aquaman (new 52), Wonder Woman (New 52) and Brubaker's Catwoman!

#43 Posted by MaccyD (4081 posts) - - Show Bio

Loving the image and valiant love on this thread.

#44 Posted by Thor_Parker82 (924 posts) - - Show Bio

New Avengers #1 by Bendis

#45 Edited by Figgs216 (76 posts) - - Show Bio

Also X-O Manowars

#46 Edited by BeaconofStrength (5529 posts) - - Show Bio

Superior Foes of Spider-Man had an amazing first issue.

It's the best #1 I've read.

#47 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21893 posts) - - Show Bio

IDW Tmnt issue 1 was great.

New 52 Nightwing issue 1 was great.

Earth 2 issue 1 was great.

#48 Edited by SOG7dc (7256 posts) - - Show Bio
#49 Posted by EyeDCyou (1760 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman #1 new 52.

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#50 Edited by The_Tree (7493 posts) - - Show Bio