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Great Comic Book SLEEPERS

Postby TONGO » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:36 pm

Over all the years and comic books, which comic book story snuck up and grabbed you, and it has to be a one shot/stand alone story. Ill list mine as examples.

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Amazing Spider-Man #248 "The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man"
This story exemplified why Spider-Man is probably the greatest superhero in comic books. His humanity. I was so taken by surprise by this issue Id have to think its why it had such a great effect on me, and might not on you if you havent read it. When Spider-Man comes to this boy in the middle of the night (in Spidey style), and just lays his heart out to the kid, and answering any question asked. The whole time youre wondering "Why is he doing this?!". Then you find out.

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Fantastic Four V1 #605 "End of Line"
A Jonathan Hickman standalone masterpiece. Reed Richards and his father Nathaniel travel into the future because Reeds in one of those "I just gotta know" type moods. To anybody that ever like The Thing / Ben Grimm, this is a must read.

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Thor V1 #362 "He stood alone at Gjallerbru"
Thor and the Asgardians have just finished invading hel (no I didnt mispell it. Thats how the Norse spell Hell), and are having to get the he..., well get out of there. This is alot easier said than done. Grab a hanky.

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Re: Great Comic Book SLEEPERS

Postby Lord Simian » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:06 pm

There was an issue of Peter Parker: Spider Man where Pete talked about his love for the Mets, and how it made him feel closer to Uncle Ben. Always loved that one.

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Re: Great Comic Book SLEEPERS

Postby HNutz » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:11 pm

Lord Simian wrote:There was an issue of Peter Parker: Spider Man where Pete talked about his love for the Mets, and how it made him feel closer to Uncle Ben. Always loved that one.


Jenkins had a few "sleepers", IIRC. I liked the one where he tried to help Mindworm, a former villain turned homeless person, and the one where Spider-Man was a troubled kid's imaginary friend.

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Re: Great Comic Book SLEEPERS

Postby Lord Simian » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:14 pm

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Jenkins had a few "sleepers", IIRC. I liked the one where he tried to help Mindworm, a former villain turned homeless person, and the one where Spider-Man was a troubled kid's imaginary friend.


Yeah, that was another really good one.

Also, I think it was an issue of Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, where Kingpin gate crashed the Superhero poker game, was another really fun one.

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Re: Great Comic Book SLEEPERS

Postby HNutz » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:20 pm

Lord Simian wrote:
Yeah, that was another really good one.

Also, I think it was an issue of Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, where Kingpin gate crashed the Superhero poker game, was another really fun one.


I love that issue!

Was that Jenkins, too?

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Re: Great Comic Book SLEEPERS

Postby fieldy snuts » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:09 am

HNutz wrote:
I love that issue!

Was that Jenkins, too?



It was Jenkins, but it wasn't in Friendly...think he was writing Spectacular then.

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Re: Great Comic Book SLEEPERS

Postby TONGO » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:13 am

Please guys it would really help if you posted the title & issues number. That way everyone can go find them to read.

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Re: Great Comic Book SLEEPERS

Postby fieldy snuts » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:38 am

Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #21

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Re: Great Comic Book SLEEPERS

Postby HNutz » Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:50 am

HNutz wrote:
Jenkins had a few "sleepers", IIRC. I liked the one where he tried to help Mindworm, a former villain turned homeless person, and the one where Spider-Man was a troubled kid's imaginary friend.


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Re: Great Comic Book SLEEPERS

Postby chap22 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:06 am

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I'll have a bunch of these eventually, but I'll start with Batman 432, "Dead Letter Office" by Jim Owsley (who would later go by Christopher Priest) and Jim Aparo. Pretty simple done-in-one about Bats investigating a missing child, but really really well done, actually showing some of Bats' detective skills, and with just a bit of added nuance as it was just 3 months after Robin was killed by the Joker.
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Re: Great Comic Book SLEEPERS

Postby TONGO » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:20 pm

Thanks guys that does help a bunch.

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Re: Great Comic Book SLEEPERS

Postby Stephen Day » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:29 pm

There have been a number of issues that this has happened to me with over the years. The two most recent though were:

Hawkeye #1
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And Black Widow #1
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Re: Great Comic Book SLEEPERS

Postby HNutz » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:54 pm

The obvious one.

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Re: Great Comic Book SLEEPERS

Postby Eli Katz » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:27 pm

Probably the best issue from a phenomenal series. The blackouts are disturbing and memorable and somehow give an otherwise beastly character a human side:
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Just a wonderful issue about heartbreak:
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Hulk encounters a pathetic monster-man who wants to die and Hulk decides, rather sinisterly but appropriately, to spare his life:
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