Ewing's "Ultimates" Stand Guard Against Alien Empires & Cosmic Entities
Here’s #3! Click here for the master list!
All Star Comics #3
This is a tough break for poor Otto Octavius, as he made his first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #3, and he is a pretty darn important comic book character, but all said and done, I think it is pretty clear that when you think the number three (which is a magic number, don’t you know), you think of All Star Comics #3, the creation of the first comic book “all star” superhero team, the Justice Society of America!
Are they the first superhero team PERIOD? I forget.
Anyhow, in this issue, Gardner Fox turned a bunch of solo adventures (All Star Comics was an anthology featuring stories from National Comics as well as All-American Comics) into the debut of a new superhero TEAM, all through the use of a clever framing device!!
So this definitely stands out at the definitive #3.
But there have been plenty of notable #3s over the years!
Here are some (I am sure you all will have more to share)!!
X-Men #3 debuted the Blob!
X-Men #3 (1991) was the last issue of Chris Claremont’s SEVENTEEN YEAR run on the X-Men!
Fantastic Four #3 was the first appearance of the Fantastic Four’s costumes (and their Fantasticar!).
We3 #3 was the last issue of that awesome mini-series, and it was AMAZING! “No de-com-mish We3.”
Quasar #3 pitted Quasar and the Human Torch against the dreaded ANGLER!!!
Marvel Premiere #3 was the beginning of Doctor Strange’s second shot at a series (which soon became Englehart and Brunner’s classic run)!
That’s alls I gots!
Feel free to name some more!!
Comics Should Be Good accepts review copies. Anything sent to us will (for better or for worse) end up reviewed on the blog. See where to send the review copies.