Who's #1? The Best #1s in Comics

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Not every comic series starts out great. Like the heroes they follow, some of them only become great. However, there are #1s in the history of comics that are game-changing works of brilliance, and today we celebrate them.

As always, thanks to the folks at 8th Dimension Comics for their input in this area.


Fantastic Four #1

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In addition to hosting one of the most iconic covers of all time, Fantastic Four #1 set the tone of the entire Marvel Universe. It's a place where there are real-world issues and the heroes often have deep flaws such as egotism, emotional distance and being Reed Richards.


Identity Crisis #1

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For better or for worse, Identity Crisis changed the DC world forever by rebooting their universe as a place that is undeniably full of dark secrets, rape and a plethora of hideous things. There's been no going back.


Captain America #1

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Cap was the first superhero to debut in his own book, as opposed to just appearing in other anthology series like Spider-Man and Superman. Let's face it, when the cover involves punching Hitler, you definitely name the book after that guy.


Starman #1

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All right, fine. You guys win. We'll go buy the stupid Starman trades. Happy now? Jeez. According to our friends at 8th Dimension, Starman trumps Sandman in scope and created world, so it ends up on this list even though we haven't read it because we bow to their superior expertise. It had better pay off, though, because we have no problem writing an article called "Top 10 Ways Starman is Overhyped."

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