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The Year of Cool Comics Archive!

Here we take a look at cool comic books, whether they are a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years.

Here is the archive of all the cool comics featured so far!

1. Steve Ditko and Stan Lee’s Amazing Spider-Man

2. Jinx

3. Octopus Pie

4. Laika

5. Street Angel

6. What It Is

7. Gyakushu

8. Northlanders #1-8 “Sven the Returned”

9. Achewood

10. Chase

11. Batman Year 100

12. War Stories Volume 1

13. The Superman “Sandman Saga”

14. Planetes, Book 1

15. The Legion of Super-Heroes #290-294 “Great Darkness Saga”

16. Modesty Blaise: The Gabriel Set-Up

17. Sin City: The Hard Goodbye

18. Klezmer Book One: Tales of the Wild East

19. Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius

20. Joe the Barbarian #1

21. Ice Haven

22. Vimanarama

23. Tales Designed to Thrizzle

24. Wonderful Wizard of Oz

25. JLA Earth 2

26. Static #1-4 “Rebirth of the Cool”

27. Batman “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?”

28. Afrodisiac

29. The Order

30. Global Frequency

31. Glister

32. Doctor Thirteen: Architecture and Morality

33. Nextwave: Agents of HATE

34. Smile

35. Promethea Volumes 1 and 2

36. Craig Boldman and Rex Lindsey’s Archie’s Pal, Jughead

37. Star Wars: Legacy

38. Peter Parker: Spider-Man #30 “Day in the Life” and #33 “One Small Break”

39. Skyscrapers of the Midwest

40. Little Nothings Vols. 1 and 2

41. A Treasury of 20th Century Murder: Famous Players

42. Len Wein and Dick Dillin’s Justice League of America

43. Jim Steranko and Stan Lee’s Captain America

44. Gigantic

45. Flash #0, 95-100 “Terminal Velocity”

46. Tales From the Bully Pulpit

47. Cassidy: Blood and Whisky

48. Marvel Zombies versus Army of Darkness

49. The Professor’s Daughter

50. Fantastic Four #48-50 “The Galactus Trilogy”

51. Fantastic Four #51 “This Man, This Monster”

52. 52

53. Lost Girls

54. Tangled Web #4 “Severance Package”

55. Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s Marvel Team-Up

56. Popgun Volume 4

57. A Treasury of 20th Century Murder: The Lindbergh Child

58. Deadpool (Vol. 1) #11

59. Crossed

60. Pride of Baghdad

61. Too Cool to be Forgotten

62. Len Wein and Ross Andru’s Amazing Spider-Man

63. Y The Last Man #18-20 “Safeword”

64. Harsh Realm

65. Justice League America #38-40 “Justice League America vs. Despero”

66. Justice League of America #251-254 “JLDetroit vs. Despero”

67. Hitman #13-14 “Zombie Night at the Gotham Aquarium”

68. Justice League Europe #26-28 “JLI vs. Starro”

69. Detective Comics/Batman “Batman’s first epic battle with Ra’s Al Ghul”

70. Fantastic Four Annual #3

71. Asterios Polyp

72. Superman Annual #12 “For the Man Who Has Everything,”

73. Lucky Volume 1

74. Adam Strange “Planet Heist”

75. Alias #1-4 “Captain America’s ID storyline”

76. Killer of Demons

77. Super Human Resources

78. Tony Isabella and Eddie Newell’s Black Lightning run

79. Moresukine

80. Sardine in Outer Space

81. Archer and Armstrong/Eternal Warrior #8

82. Underground

83. Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life

84. Justice League Europe #16-21 “The Extremist Vector”

85. Strangeways: Murder Moon

86. Stagger Lee

87. Strange Cases

88. Streets of Glory

89. Stray Bullets “Innocence of Nihilism”

90. Starman “Sins of the Father”

91. Steel (Christopher Priest and Denys Cowan’s run)

92. Starman (Roger Stern and Tom Lyle’s run)

93. Strange Girl

94. Star Wars (Walt Simonson and David Michelinie’s run)

95. Strange Adventures “Deadman’s search for the Hook”

96. Strange Tales (Steve Ditko and Stan Lee’s run on Doctor Strange)

97. Star-Spangled War Stories (“Enemy Ace”)

98. Star-Spangled War Stories (“The War That Time Forgot”)

99. Star-Spangled War Stories (Joe Kubert’s run on Unknown Soldier)

100. Stormwatch (Warren Ellis’ run)

101. Star-Spangled War Stories (Mademoiselle Marie)

102. Starman “Tales of Times Past: Thirteen Years Ago – Five Friends”

103. Starman “Sins of the Child”

104. Star Wars: Tag and Bink Are Dead

105. Strange Tales (Jack Kirby’s run on Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD)

106. Strange Tales (Jim Steranko’s run on Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD)

107. Stray Bullets “Somewhere Out West”

108. Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron: The Phantom Affair

109. Strangehaven

110. Star Wars (Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson’s comic strip run

111. Star Wars (Russ Manning’s comic strip run)

112. Starman “Talking with David ’95”

113. Strange Adventures (John Broome and Mike Sekowsky’s run on Star Hawkins)

114. Strange Adventures (“Animal Man”)

115. Strange Adventures (“Captain Comet”)

116. Strange Adventures (“The Enchantress”)

117. Strange Adventures (“The Immortal Man”)

118. Strange Adventures (“Chris KL-99″)

119. Strange Adventures (“Darwin Jones”)

120. Strange Adventures (“Faceless Creatures from Saturn”)

121. Strange Adventures (Dave Wood and Gil Kane’s run on Star Hawkins)

122. Strange Adventures (“Space Museum”)

123. Strange Adventures (“Atomic Knights”)

124. Star Trek Annual #3 “Retrospect”

125. Star Trek (Peter David’s run)

126. New Gods #7 “The Pact”

127. Punisher MAX “The Slavers”

128. Avengers “The Bride of Ultron”

129. Avengers “Avengers vs. Count Nefaria”

130. Batman #1 “The introduction of the Joker”

131. Incredible Hercules “Against the World”

132. Flash #54 “Nobody Dies”

133. Youngblood (Alan Moore and Steve Skroce’s run)

134. Orion #1-15 “The Rise and Fall of Red Orion”

135. Uncanny X-Men #169-170 “X-Men vs. the Morlocks”

136. Captain America #444

137. Avengers #273-277 “Avengers Under Siege”

138. Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #314-315 “The Trial of Ontiir”

139. Christmas With the Superheroes #2 “Should Auld Acquaintances Be Forgot”

140. Hitman #4-7 “Ten Thousand Bullets”

141. Wolverine mini-series

142. Heckler

143. Avengers #267-269 “Time and Again”

144. Tales of the Teen Titans #53-55 “Trial of the Terminator”

145. Invincible #7-13 “Eight is Enough/Perfect Strangers”

146. ‘Mazing Man

147. Magnus, Robot Fighter (Russ Manning’s run)

148. Solo (Darwyn Cooke)

149. Avengers #280 “Faithful Servant”

150. Young Avengers Presents

151. Incredible Hulk (Original Run)

152. New Teen Titans #38 “Who is Donna Troy?”

153. Green Lantern: Will World

154. Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #8-9 “Doctor Doom owes Luke Cage money”

155. Echo “Moon Lake”

156. Tales of Suspense #79-81 “Cap versus a Cosmic Cube-powered Red Skull”

157. Mouse Guard “Fall 1152″

158. Ex Machina “The First Hundred Days”

159. Kill All Parents!

160. Nightwing #25 “The Boys”

161. Other Side

162. Wolverine (Archie Goodwin and John Byrne run)

163. Adventure Comics (Jim Shooter’s Legion of Super-Heroes run)

164. Thor #355 “The Icy Hearts”

165. Batman & Captain America

166. Casanova “Luxuria”

167. Robin Annual #4 “Robin Year One”

168. Omega the Unknown (Volume 1)

169. New Mutants #45 “Just Foolin'”

170. Incredible Hulk #395-396 “Return to Vegas”

171. Nightwing #101-105 “Nightwing Year One”

172. Ambush Bug Nothing Special #1

173. Tale of One Bad Rat

174. Captain America (Roger Stern and John Byrne’s run)

175. Omega the Unknown (Volume 2)

176. Marvel Two-in-One Annual #7 “And They Shall Call Him…Champion!”

177. Incredible Hulk #390-392, X-Factor #76 “War and Pieces”

178. Captain America #445-448 “Operation Rebirth”

179. Batman #47 “The Origin of the Batman”

180. Orbiter

181. Originals

182. Kingdom: Offspring #1 “Flexibility”

183. Route 666

184. El Cazador

185. Suicide Squad #33-36 “Squad in Apokolips”

186. Ocean

187. Uncle Scrooge #285-296 “The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck”

188. Ray Annual #1

189. Captain America (Vol. 5) #1-6, 8-9, 11-14 “Winter Soldier”

190. Ex Machina #30-33 “Ex Cathedra”

191. Secret Origins #50 “Flash of Two Worlds”

192. Detective Comics #439 “Night of the Stalker”

193. Optic Nerve #6 “Hawaiian Getaway”

194. Tomb of Dracula #25 “Night of the Blood Stalker”

195. Catwoman: Selina’s Big Score

196. Optic Nerve #9-11 “Shortcomings”

197. Metamorpho (Bob Haney and Ramona Fradon’s run)

198. Fantastic Four #258 “Interlude”

199. Incredible Hulk #388 “Thicker Than Water”

200. Runaways Volume 1

201. Sandman #1-7 “Preludes and Nocturnes”

202. Thor #337-339 (Introduction of Beta Ray Bill)

203. Planetary/Batman: Night on Earth

204. Elektra: Assassin

205. R.E.B.E.L.S. (Volume 1)

206. Superman #149 “The Death of Superman”

207. OMAC (Volume 1)

208. Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD (Jim Steranko’s run)

209. Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Annual #2 “Tygers”

210. Omega Flight

211. Watchmen

212. Robin #57 “Date Night”

213. I Am Legion

214. Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans

215. Enemy Ace: War in Heaven

216. Mister Majestic (Joe Casey, Ed McGuinness and Brian Holguin’s run)

217. Elongated Man

218. Blammo #6

219. Yummy Fur

220. Superman #141 “Superman’s Return to Krypton”

221. JLA Classified #1-3 “Where is the Justice League?”

222. Deadshot (Volume 1)

223. Sage of Swamp Thing #21 “The Anatomy Lesson”

224. Three #1

225. Green Lantern (Volume 2) #76 “Evil Shall Escape My Sight”

226. JLA/Hitman

227. Solo #3 (Paul Pope)

228. Archie #587-591 “Freshman Year”

229. Justice League America Annual #4 “Justice League Antarctica”

230. Losers Weepers #2

231. Detective Comics #643 “Library of Souls”

232. Marvel Knights: Double Shot #2 “Nick’s World”

233. Life Sucks

234. Impulse #3 “How to Win Friends and Influence People”

235. Powers #7 “Ride Along”

236. Gotham Central #11 “Daydreams and Believers”

237. DMZ #35-36 “The Island”

238. Archie & Friends #140-144 “Freshman Year: The Missing Chapters”

239. Silver Surfer (Volume 1) #4 “The Good, the Bad and the Uncanny”

240. Amazing Spider-Man #578-579 “Unscheduled Stop”

241. The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings

242. Polly and the Pirates

243. Barnum

244. Pounded

245. Adventures in the Rifle Brigade

246. Top 10: The Forty-Niners

247. Automatic Kafka

248. Avengers #23-24 (Vol. 1) “Avengers vs. Kang in the Future”

249. Adventure Comics #312 “The Super-Sacrifice of the Legionnaires”

250. Uncanny X-Men Annual #6 “Blood Feud”

251. Spider-Man’s Tangled Web #11 “Open All Night”

252. Action Comics #252 “The Supergirl from Krypton!”

253. Amazing Spider-Man #238 “Shadow of Evils Past

254. Suicide Squad #22 “Final Round”

255. The Last Avengers Story

256. Batman: Holy Terror

257. Daredevil #7 (Volume 1) “In Mortal Combat…with Sub-Mariner!”

258. Daredevil King-Size Annual #4 “The Name of the Game is…Death!”

259. Squadron Supreme Volume 1

260. Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe

261. Fantastic Four #44-48 “Introduction of the Inhumans”

262. Fantastic Four #52-53 “Introduction of the Black Panther”

263. Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things

264. Justice League Quarterly #5 “Be Careful What You Wish For”

265. Web of Spider-Man #8-10 “Spider-Man versus the Extremist”

266. Son of the Demon

267. Gotham Central “Soft Targets”

268. Heartland

269. Batman #465 “Debut”

270. Cat Burglar Black

271. Love Fights

272. Batman Plus Arsenal

273. Three Shadows

274. The Broadcast

275. Incredible Hulk #420 “In The Shadow of AIDS”

276. Detective Comics #449 “The Mystery Man Who Walked On Air”

277. Spectacular Spider-Man #107-110 “The Death of Jean DeWolff”

278. A Home for Mr. Easter

279. Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters

280. Inbound 4: A Comic-Book History of Boston

281. Ultimates #7-13 “Homeland Security”

282. Tales of Suspense #75-76 “The Gladiator, the Girl and the Glory”

283. West Coast Avengers #17-23 “Lost in Space Time”

284. Scalped #21-24 “The Gravel In Your Guts”

285. New Mutants Special Edition #1/Uncanny X-Men Annual #9 “X-Men in Asgard”

286. Adventure Comics #431-440 “Wrath of the Spectre”

287. Amazing Spider-Man #248 “The Kid Who Collected Spider-Man”

288. Justice League International #13/Suicide Squad #13 “JLI vs. Suicide Squad”

289. Scene of the Crime

290. Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall

291. Captain America #454 “Sanctuary”

292. Hellboy Junior Halloween Special #1

293. Death Jr. Halloween Ashcan Special #1

294. The Tick Big Halloween Special #1

295. DC Universe Halloween Special ’09 #1

296. The Perhapanauts Halloween Spooktacular #1

297. Batman #237 “Night of the Reaper”

298. House of Mystery Halloween Annual #2

299. Vampirella Halloween Special 2006 #1

300. Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror #1

301. Infinite Halloween Special #1

302. House of Mystery Halloween Annual #1

303. Spider-Man: The Short Halloween #1

304. The Upturned Stone

305. Brave and the Bold #197 “The Autobiography of Bruce Wayne”

306. Maus: A Survivor’s Tale

307. Huntress: Cry for Blood

308. Northwest Passage

309. Action Comics Annual #1

310. The Goon: Noir

311. Scalped #13-17 “Dead Mothers

312. DC Comics Presents: Mystery in Space #1

313. Nightwing/Huntress

314. Fantastic Four (Vol. 1) #57-60 “Doom Steals the Power Cosmic”

315. Flash (Vol. 2) #53 “Fast Friends”

316. Four Color Comics #456 “Back to the Klondike”

317. G.I. Joe Cobra (Vol. 1)

318. Superman (Vol. 2) #185 “Second Landing”

319. Justice League Quarterly #1 “Corporate Maneuvers (and leveraged buyouts)

320. Hitman #1,000,000 “To Hell With the Future”

321. The Spectre #52-56 “The Haunting of Jim Corrigan”

322. Birds of Prey #8 “On Wings”

323. Arsenal

324. Avengers #281-285 “The Olympus War”

325. Brave Old World

326. Fantastic Four #350 and 352 “The Return of Doom and a Battle Through Time!”

327. Blood Syndicate #1-4

328. Flash (Vol. 2) #182 “Absolute Zero”

329. JSA #54 “Virtue, Vice and Pumpkin Pie”

330. Green Lantern/Superman: Legend of the Green Flame

331. Planetary #7 “To be in England…in the Summertime”

332. Avengers (Vol. 1) #57 and 58 “Behold…the Vision”/”Even an Android Can Cry”

333. Legionnaires 3

334. Secret Six (Vol. 2)

335. Spider-Man: Tangled Web #21 “‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas”

336. Hitman #22 “The Santa Contract”

337. Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #10 “Twas the Night Before Christmas”

338. Walt Disney’s Christmas Parade “Dinner at Grandma’s”

339. Batman and Robin Adventures #3 “Christmas Riddle”

340. DC Universe Holiday Special #1 “The Reason for the Season”

341. Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #7 “Jingle Bombs”

342. JLA #60 “Merry Christmas, Justice League – Now Die!”

343. Hellboy Christmas Special #1

344. 1996 Marvel Holiday Special #1

345. 2006 Marvel Holiday Special #1

346. Marvel Two-in-One #8 “Silent Night…Deadly Night!”

347. Batman #239 “Silent Night…Deadly Night!”

348. Pinky and the Brain Christmas Special #1

349. DC Infinite Holiday Special #1 “Yes, Tyrone, There Is a Santa Claus!”

350. Captain America #292 “An American Christmas”

351. Flash (Vol. 2) #73 “The Perfect Gift”

352. Batman #219 “The Silent Night of the Batman”

353. Clerks: The Holiday Special #1

354. Marvel Holiday Special 1991 “A Christmas Coda”

355. Marvel Holiday Special 2005 #1

356. Batman Adventure Holiday Special #1

357. Marvel Team-Up #1 “Have Yourself a Sandman Little Christmas”

358. Uncanny X-Men #143 “Demons”

359. The Brave and the Bold #148 “The Night the Mob Stole X-Mas”

360. Alpha Flight (Vol. 1) #6 “Snowblind”

361. Y the Last Man #16-17 “Comedy and Tragedy”

362. Superman: Secret Identity

363. Superman/Batman: Generations

364. Human Target (1999 mini-series)

365. Stan Lee and John Romita’s Amazing Spider-Man

21 Comments

[…] featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here’s the archive of the moments posted so […]

Elfquest, issues 1-21.

Look at “The Adventurers” (Adventure Publications) 1986

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[…] featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here’s the archive of the moments posted so […]

A quarter of the way in and I’m still waiting for Gotham Central to show up. I’m hoping it does show up because it didn’t in a Year of Cool Comic Book Moments.

GoodQuestion

May 3, 2010 at 9:51 am

The tiny thumbnail for the overall series of articles is of the Golden Age Starman. Which of these reviewed arcs include him? thanks

GoodQuestion

May 3, 2010 at 9:52 am

..ugh, sorry see it now. Two Starman series.

thanks

The last 38 entries have all began with the letter S.

Coincidence or conspiracy? YOU MAKE THE CALL!

Brian, geez, Cerebus #26-50, “High Society”. Sheesh, already! :)

GI Joe Cobra? anyone?

I really haven’t followed the list as faithfully as I should have. I have to say reading the posting of Green Lanter #225 blew me away! I used to own a copy of that issue. The run with Green Lantern/Green Arrow had a very strong impact with me. Although I am white, I still felt kinship with the civilians in this issue. I knew in my heart that racism was wrong. As a kid, although Batman was my favorite, Green Lantern came in at a strong second. Seeing this again really touched me, almost to tears,(I’m serious!) Thank you DC, you’ve made a 49 year old man very happy, and thank you CBR.

Why didn’t Chronos make this list? That was one of my favorite series back in the day around the same time as Chase.

Brian, a huge THANK YOU for this most enjoyable column and the enormous effort you have put into it!

randypan the goat boy

May 24, 2011 at 5:00 pm

no preacher…blasphemy

Certainly Roy Thomas’ s All-Star Squadron run would merit consideration?

The homepage mentioned an article about the first death of Superman. I click through and get some list of 365 different articles.

Seriously, why do you people keep doing this? It’s just annoying. Really, really, really annoying.

Why not keep the promise of the home page link — take me directly to the article I think I’m clicking to read — and include a header paragraph that says there are tons more like this I can read at an archive page that lists the other 364 articles.

Can someone PLEASE collect any and all stories that involved a Bucky imposter being used to trick Cap? I’ve heard these old stories referenced but never seen one.

I agree with Confused. Deliberate mis-linking is pretty much an internet no-no. Properly direct the home page links, please.

I really hate clicking on a front page link and being taken to this index page. I can’t even see the article I wanted to read in this list. I’m sure I’d find it if I really took the time to look for it, but the mere fact that CBR is making me do this is turning me off to the article, and the site itself.

The big thing right now is User Experience, and this is a major fail on that front. Hire a UX guy and he’ll tell you what a no-no this is.

This is a highly enjoyable and addictive archive! Is it possible to include the year and the inker? I am especially interested as to why Byrne’s non-X-Men work looks so different. Thanks.

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