Since we posted Our Top Ten Favorite Single Issues in October, 2011, our fan-blogging obsessions brought many more printed treasures to our attention. One by one, we added them to Mars Will Send No More until today’s post can link you to every one of them for in-depth exploration.
Well, nine out of ten at least. Close enough for this summer! Qualifications for inclusion on this list are simple: The issue cannot be from a series already covered in our original Top Ten, and it must be brain-stunningly awesome. Six of them are black and white books, and we had only read three of them before we started this site in 2011. Allow us to present, in no particular order, Ten More of Our All-Time Favorite Single Issues. Click their titles to learn more about each one!
Armadillo Comics #2 by Jim Franklin; 1971, Rip Off Press
Man from Utopia #0 by Rick Griffin; 1972
Lone Wolf & Cub #28; First Publishing
Devil Dinosaur #1 by Jack Kirby; Marvel, 1978
Cartoon History of the Universe #1 by Larry Gonick; 1978, Rip Off Press
Anarchy Comics #1; 1978, Last Gasp
Silver Surfer #1; Marvel, 1968
Super Villain Classics #1; Marvel, 1983
World Around Us #15: Prehistoric Animals; Gilberton, 1959
Spectacular Spider-man #21; Marvel, 2003.
But what about…?
Several noteworthy series have not made it into our Top 20 single issues. This includes works like DMZ, Clan Apis, Frank, 100 Bullets, and Sin City, where the entire series as a work of art outweighs any single issue. We will rectify this with future lists!