The 100 Best Single Issues Since You Were Born

001 – Top Ten 8 (“The Overview”)
002 – Sandman 8 (“The Sound of Her Wings”)
003 – Batman Special (“The Killing Joke”)
004 – Superman Annual 11 (“For the Man Who Has Everything”)
005 – Ultimate Spider-Man 12 (“Battle Royal”)
006 – Astro City 0.5 (“The Nearness of You”)
007 – Saga of the Swamp Thing 21 (“The Anatomy Lesson”)
008 – Ultimate Spider-Man 28 (“Sidetracked”)
009 – Elseworlds: Batman (“Gotham by Gaslight”)
010 – Daredevil 191 (“Roulette”)
011 – 100 Bullets 27 (“Idol Chatter”)
012 – Superman 9 (“To Laugh and Die in Metropolis”)
013 – Planetary 3 (“Dead Gunfighters”)
014 – Starman 11 (“13 Years Ago Five Friends”)
015 – Uncanny X-Men 159 (“Night Screams”)
016 – Amazing Spider-Man 239 (“Now Strikes the Hobgoblin”)
017 – Fantastic Four 245 (“Childhood’s End”)
018 – Justice League – 1 (“Born Again”)
019 – Spider-Man Versus Wolverine (“High Tide”)
020 – Planetary 13 (“Century”)
021 – Action Comics 775 (“What’s So Funny About Truth Justice and the American Way?”)
022 – Flash 182 (“Absolute Zero”)
023 – Ultimate Spider-Man Annual 1
024 – Incredible Hulk 341 (“The Savage Bull Doth Bear the Yoke”)
025 – Elseworlds: Batman (“Holy Terror”)
026 – Incredible Hulk 420 (“Lest Darkness Come”)
027 – Preacher 18 (“Texas and the Spaceman”)
028 – Batman 424 (“The Diplomat’s Son”)
029 – Green Lantern 188 (“Mogo Doesnt Socialize”)
030 – Avengers 189 (“Slings and Arrows”)
031 – Tangled Web 4 (“Severance Package”)
032 – Incredible Hulk 340 (“Vicious Circle”)
033 – Lex Luthor Special (“The Unauthorized Biography”)
034 – Birds of Prey 8 (“On Wings”)
035 – Omega Men 26 (“Brief Lives”)
036 – Amazing Spider-Man Annual 15 (“Spider-Man: Threat or Menace”)
037 – Fables Special (“The Last Castle”)
038 – Spectre 5 (“A Rage in Hell”)
039 – Captain America 7 (“The Lonesome Death of Jack Monroe”)
040 – X-Factor 87 (“X-Aminations”)
041 – Iron Man 128 (“Demon in a Bottle”)
042 – New Teen Titans 38 (“Who Is Donna Troy?”)
043 – H-E-R-O 11 (“The Great Leap Forward”)
044 – GI Joe 21 (“Silent Interlude”)
045 – Sandman 18 (“A Dream of a Thousand Cats”)
046 – Hitman 34 (“Of Thee I Sing”)
047 – Flinch 1 (“Rocket-Man”)
048 – What If 4 (“The Alien Costume Had Possessed Spider-Man”)
049 – Ghost Rider Annual 2 (“Wish for Pain”)
050 – Iron Man 237 (“Star Hunter”)
051 – Classic X-Men 25 (“Just Don’t Look in its Eyes”)
052 – 100 Bullets – 11 (“Heartbreak, Sunnyside Up”)
053 – Hellblazer 63 (“Forty”)
054 – Secret Origins Special 1 (“Original Sins”, “The Killing Peck”, “When Is A Door”)
055 – Legion of Super-Heroes 13 (“If You Think Khunds Are Cuddy, You’ll Love the Lythyls”)
056 – Animal Man 7 (“The Death of the Red Mask”)
057 – Dark Horse Presents 1 (“Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”)
058 – Dr. Strange 56 (“A Mystic Reborn”)
059 – The Thing 2 (“For Beauty Passed Away”)
060 – Sandman 50 (“Ramadan”)
061 – Incredible Hulk 393 (“The Closing Circle”)
062 – Batman Black and White 1 (“Two of a Kind”)
063 – Avengers 217 (“Double-Cross”)
064 – Sandman 40 (“The Parliament of Rooks”)
065 – Avengers Annual 10 (“By Friends Betrayed”)
066 – Adventure Comics 466 (“Never Say Die”)
067 – Nightwing 25 (“The Boys”)
068 – Gotham Knights 8
069 – Sandman 17 (“Calliope”)
070 – Planetary Special (“Night on Earth”)
071 – New Teen Titans 20 (“Dear Mom and Dad”)
072 – Preacher Special (“Tall in the Saddle”)
073 – Justice League Annual 1 (“Germ Warfare”)
074 – Batman Black and White 4 (“An Innocent Guy”)
075 – American Century 9 (“Route 66″)
076 – Batman Adventures Annual 1 (“Laughter After Midnight”)
077 – Web Of Spider-Man 1 (“Til Death Do Us Part”)
078 – Fantastic Four 3 (“Happy New Year, Reed Richards… Now Die!”)
079 – Astro City 1 (“In Dreams”)
080 – Preacher 50 (“The Land of Bad Things”)
081 – Legion of Super-Heroes 296 (“What Do You Do on the Day After Doomsday?”)
082 – Adventures of Superman 474 (“Face to Face With Yesterday”)
083 – Conan the Barbarian 100 (“Death on the Black Coast”)
084 – Amazing Spider-Man 248 (“The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man”)
085 – Robin 46 (“Dark at Dawn”)
086 – Tales of the New Teen Titans 1 (“Cyborg”)
087 – Fantastic Four 60 (“Inside Out”)
088 – Semper Fi 1 (“Reunion”)
089 – Preacher Special (“Blood & Whiskey”)
090 – Batman: Underworld Unleashed (“Devil’s Asylum”)
091 – Exiles 16 (“Nocturne and Evensong”)
092 – Legion of Superheroes Annual 1 (“Who Shot Laurel Kent?”)
093 – Hitman 22 (“The Santa Contract”)
094 – Demo 3 (“Bad Blood”)
095 – Animal Man 15 (“The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”)
096 – Legion Of Super-Heroes 3
097 – Uncanny X-Men 268 (“Madripoor Knights”)
098 – Punisher 10 (“The Creep”)
099 – Alias 10
100 – Ghost Rider 68 (“The Curse of Jonathan Blaze”)

I’ve been working my way through this list compiled by Wizard magazine (having downloaded the lot via bit torrent). It makes for a fun read, but I’m finding myself quibbling with a few of the choices. I think I might try to put together some sort of list of my own.

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