JUSTIN’S PICK :: SILVER SURFER BY STAN LEE AND MOEBIUS #01: Out of all the icons co-created by Stan Lee, the Surfer is clearly a mouthpiece. Rescued from throwaway background status, Mr. Lee used the character to voice his own personal concerns and philosophies, acutely so in the story collected here. Illustrated by the late and esteemed cartoonist Moebius, this is an affordable alternative to the costlier (and soon out-of-print, I’d expect) hardcover collection, Parable. And let’s be honest…who doesn’t love a good, old fashioned reprint book?
Honorable mention: Before Watchmen: Dollar Bill. ‘Cause Steve Rude drew it.