If I had to only pick one, it would be Amazing Spider-Man #300 because it had Venom’s origin and that’s also when McFarlane busted out his crazy style that he didn’t really use in 298 and 299. I’m not as big a fan of McFarlane as I was back then after I started learning more about anatomy, but the big eyes, the crazy webs, Mary Jane stripping for Peter Parker, well it really blew my young mind away. I’ve read the issue so many times and I didn’t really take good care of comics back then so it’s in pretty crappy condition, but it brings back a lot of memories.
Amazing Spider-Man 269 if I could pick more than one or so since it’s the first comic I ever paid money for. Written by Peter David, who would in turn become my favorite comic book writer. A fact I didn’t learn until years later after he was my favorite writer, hey when you’re a kid you just don’t remember writer’s name much. Oh, it’s also in pretty crappy condition.
Other than that I have X-Men 1, 2 and 3 signed by both Jim Lee and Chris Claremont a piece. Those I have in really good condition.
I also have all of Shuma-Gorath’s physical appearances in Marvel comics. It took quite some time looking for some of the Marvel Premier comics and Conan ones, so I’m quite proud of that. :lovin:
I’m quite fond of JMS’ Amazing Spider-Man 9/11 issue. A big reason is because I work 10 minutes away from the World Trade Center and was at work the day the towers fell. So it was special seeing my good old Marvel friends react to a situation that affected myself and lots of people that I knew at work that had family working at the towers.
I can probably come up with more stuff but I literally have 1,000s of comics, it’s hard enough to narrow things down oooh…
My brother has the original Dark Knight Returns books and the Batman Year One comics, along with the 80s Marvel Universe comics. He has a lot of the X-Men Claremont books, like from Dark Phoenix all the way to Inferno which I would read all of the time when he wasn’t around. Also Secret Wars I, and the not so good Secret Wars II lol! I hold all of his comics for him so I guess they are not my trophy comics but pretty special to me, and I’m just not going to let him sell them to anyone else but me anyway. Some of the above I have in trades so I don’t go and reread his comics all of the time.