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#15 (tie)
Secret Origins of the Super DC Heroes

An indispensible collection of the origin stories of all the DC big guns, in both their Golden Age and Silver Age versions: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, The Atom, Green Arrow, plus the Golden Age origins of Plastic Man and Captain Marvel. Probably the most important single DC superhero collection.

-- James Friel

Neal Adams gorgeous cover highlights my favorite collection of origin stories as a kid.

-- James Connell

#13 (tie)
Amazing Spider-Man Masterworks Vol. 2

The bedrock foundation of everything that was and is important to this series is found in the first fifty issues of this title, Lee and Ditko produce non-stop magic in the 38 issues and two annuals they did together and establish the characters, storyline and Rogues Gallery of incredible villains month after month with no let-up!

-- Rob Maisch

Horror Comics of the 1950s

Despite the title, it's a carefully selected sampler of the various EC genres.

-- James Friel

Paved the way for the Russ Cochran hardcover reprints, contains a variety of stories from comic's great era including a previously unreprinted gem from the 50s.

-- Silveragemarvelman

Fantastic Four Masterworks Vol. 6

The peak of the Lee-Kirby run on Fantastic Four was in many people's opinion the issues between #40 and #60.
Heres's the second half of that run, featuring characters introduced in the previous ten issues: The Inhumans, the Black Panther, and the Silver Surfer. Lee, Kirby, and Sinnott at their peaks on the comic that best embodied the early Marvel Age.

-- James Friel

The Kirby/Lee team defined the FF and they were at their peak form in this volume. Some spotty reproduction in
places but I was willing to overlook it.

-- JJJ


Kingdom Come

DC's version of Marvels - a great book.

-- Christy2002

More beautiful art by Ross. Great story of the twightlight of the superheroes.

-- Alex Johnson

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