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What the hell, I still have some time left in 1/11/11, so let’s take a look at the top #111 issues of all-time!
Fantastic Four #111, Amazing Spider-Man #111, Superman #111 (Volume 1), Superman #111 (Volume 2), Action Comics #111, Detective Comics #111, Justice League America #111, Defenders #111, Superman: Man of Steel #111, Web of Spider-Man #111, Alpha Flight #111, Police Comics #111, Swamp Thing #111, Wonder Woman #111 (Volume 1), Wonder Woman #111 (Volume 2), World’s Finest Comics #111, Walt Disney Comics and Stories #111, Wolverine #111, Green Lantern #111 (Hal), Green Lantern (Kyle) #111, Sgt. Fury #111, Silver Surfer #111, Superman’s Girlfriend, Lois Lane #111 (cool cover), Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen #111 (great cover) and Whiz Comics #111 were all fair enough issues (well, most of them, at least), but nothing really to get excited about.
This updated “Hard Travelin’ Heroes” story was good, and oh man, Rodolfo Damaggio is ay-MAY-zing.
Another classic Kanigher/Kubert Sgt. Rock story!
A really good trio of war stories!
This was in the midst of a compelling string of stories by Jim Owsley.
It would be ranked higher if it wasn’t a Secret Wars II tie-in (and co-starring the Puma!), but Peter David did a great job with this issue.
One of the few early Broome/Infantino Flash issues that really wasn’t a classic.
A strong Paul Jenkins/Sean Phillips issue.
This was an impressive ending to the offbeat Mr. Glum saga.
Dead Heat was not one of the best Waid Flash crossovers, but it was still pretty darn good.
The introduction of the Silver Samurai! Strong Gerber-penned issue.
OH MAN!!! JACK FLAGG WAS MADE COOL!!! One of the most amazing feats you’ll ever see, courtesy of Warren Ellis.
Classic Lee/Kirby Thor story (including a classic Tales of Asgard story).
The second Doctor Strange story. Good stuff, but not the classic stories that would come later.
A really strong Joker story by Bob Haney and Jim Aparo.
A Claremont/Byrne/Austin classic.
The introduction of Libra. A legendary Len Wein issue!
The conclusion to Dave Sim’s epic Church and State!
This Jim Steranko issue is one of the most famous issues PERIOD, so it’s a cinch for #1!
That’s the list! Agree? Disagree? Let me kn…wait, do I really need to tell you that?
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