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Almost Hidden – “Nobody Dies. It’s a Rule.”

Even with this large amount of comic books that have been collected in trade paperbacks, there are still a number of great comic books that have never been reprinted (I’d say roughly 60% of them are DC Comics from the 1980s through the mid-1990s). So every day this month I will spotlight a different cool comic book that is only available as a back issue. Here is an archive of the comic books featured so far.

I want you folks to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with your suggestions for comics that I should feature this month. I’d like to see what you all would like to see get more attention.

Today, Bill K. suggested that I feature another back issue that I have given quite a bit of love to on this here blog over the years, William Messner-Loebs, Greg LaRocque and Jose Marzan’s Flash #54, where the title quote comes from. Sure thing, Bill!

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Almost Hidden – Guy and Ice Go to the Ice Capists

We live in an age of nearly total access. Our own Greg Hatcher wrote a great article on the topic here, about how so many of the comics of his youth are available in trade paperback collections. Even with this large amount of available comic books, there are still a number of great comic books that have never been collected into trade paperback (I’d say roughly 60% of them are DC Comics from the 1980s through the mid-1990s). So every day this month I will spotlight a different cool comic book that is only available as a back issue. Here is an archive of the comic books featured so far.

I want you folks to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with your suggestions for comics that I should feature this month. I’d like to see what you all would like to see get more attention. But for day one, I’ll be featuring one of my favorite single comic book issues (well, at least among those that have never been reprinted), Justice League America #45 (which I write about here a lot, since I like it so much), which details a date between Guy Gardner and Tora Olafsdotter (Green Lantern and Ice of the JLI, respectively) that does not go the way Guy expected.

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Almost Hidden Archive

Here are write-ups on some notable comic book stories that have never been reprinted in print:

1. “Nobody Dies. It’s a Rule.” (Flash #54)

2. The Children’s Crusade 1993-94 Vertigo Crossover

3. Chester Williams, American Cop (Swamp Thing #165)

4. Guy and Ice Go to the Ice Capists (Justice League America #45)

5. The Haunting of Jim Corrigan (Spectre #52-56)

6. The Pied Piper Comes Out of the Closet (Flash #53)

7. The Heckler #1-6

8. The Suicide Squad Travels to Apokolips! (Suicide Squad #33-36)

9. Tales From the Bully Pulpit

10. Keith Giffen’s PunX (PunX #1-3)

11. Christopher Priest and Denys Cowan’s run on Steel (Steel #34-52)

12. Kyle Baker’s You Are Here

13. The Extremist Vector (Justice League Europe #15-19)

14. Justice League International vs. Starro! (Justice League Europe #26-28)

15. Justice League America vs. Despero! (Justice League America #38-40)

16. Tony Isabella and Eddy Newell’s Black Lightning run (Black Lightning (Volume 2) #1-8)

17. Stig’s Inferno

18. Roger Stern and Tom Lyle’s Starman run (Starman (Volume 1) #1-25)

19. The Rise and Fall of Red Orion (Orion #1-15)

20. Wally West’s “Perfect Gift” (Flash #73)

21. The Introduction of the Blood Syndicate (Blood Syndicate #1-4)

22. Grant Morrison and JH Williams Pay Tribute to Julie Schwartz (DC Comics Presents: Mystery in Space #1)

23. Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson go on a Date (Birds of Prey #8)

24. James Hudnall and Andrew Paquette’s Harsh RealmHarsh Realm #1-6

25. The Trial of the Terminator (Tales of the Teen Titans #53-55)

26. ‘Mazing Man #1-12

27. The Doom That Came to Gotham

BONUS: Greg Hatcher did a piece about some uncollected comics he’d like to see collected. Here are the ones he listed. Click on any of the titles to see Greg’s article:

Tales of the Marvels

Code of Honor

Star Hunters

Superman: The Hidden Years

Superman: The Phantom Zone

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