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Robert Bradley
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Tony - the female Yellowjacket has been brought back recently in the "Dead Avengers" mini-series.

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Don't worry JB - your Nefaria trilogy in Avengers 164-166 doesn't take a
backseat to anybody!
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I can't believe I've never read this.
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Oh, Wallace, you need to read that story! Great comic book fun!
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I can't believe it either, Wallace!
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I was going to start a "5 comics you'd want with you on a desert island" type of thread, but this looks like a good place for that info.

My favorites are:

            

Of course there are so many more, but I'll keep it down to five.

 

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Brian Kelly
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.... to stick with the thread topic, my favorite comic would be Fantastic Four #243.  It's got it all!

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Vinny Valenti
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FF#243 and #260 were the only 2 issues out of JB's run that I owned when I was a kid (I was on an X-Men kick back then, when they were "underground", and books like FF were too "mainstream" for me). I had traded other comics for those two, because they were just too cool to pass up!

(And man, remember when kids _traded_ comics? That probably went out with the speculator boom in the '90s).

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Jon Stafford
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It's hard to narrow it down, but along with several already mentioned I would add:



and


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Marcus Hiltz
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I think the issue of Eightball I picked did just that.

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Definitely! It's a very funny story; plus it tells the story in a way that's unique to the comic form! I've heard people say that movies can do anything you can do in a comic but I think much of Clowes's work argues against that.

And the Batman & Captain American comic is one of the best superhero comics you're going to find! An absolute favorite of mine.

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Tony Midyett
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The Stern/Byrne Cap run is just amazing.  Every issue is just perfect.  I want to live in a parallel universe where they did a 100-issue run on that title.
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Stephen Robinson
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I would define "Favorite Single Issue" strictly as a single, done-in-one issue. I wouldn't consider the final chapter in an ongoing storyline as a "single issue" as much of the emotional pay-off is based on having read previous stories.

So (by character):

1) Superman: I like "The Death of Superman" but Superman dies! I would nominate the wild card "Superman Under a Green Sun" as it so defines who Superman is.

2) Batman: "The Joker's 5-Way Revenge." This shows us a Batman who is both infallible (when the thug tries unsuccessfully to lose him) and fallible (the same thug catches him flatfooted and knocks him out)and a homicidal but very sane Joker (his plan is basic vengeance -- no Ceser Romero over-the-topness).


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Peter Martin
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Can't argue with anyone who's said FF #236 and #285. 

Although not anywhere near as self-contained, I'd also throw in this little gem:


I've always been hugely fond of this annual:


And I recently read this and found it as good as ever. A true classic:

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