Doug: So I'm in my comic room a couple of days ago, gathering material for an upcoming post, when I spy Thor Annual #5 still sitting atop some longboxes. Lest you think I'm an unorganized procrastinator in terms of storing my collection... ah, who am I kidding? Yes, I really need to spend some time putting things back in order. Anyway, I am pretty positive that when Karen and I reviewed that book earlier, I stated my unabashed love for it. I really think it is my favorite story among the Giant-Size and Annual genre that was so unequivocally awesome in the Bronze Age.
Doug: Today we're asking you to trip through your memory banks and put your finger on that singular big book that is your favorite among favorites. And for the heck of it, how about a runner-up choice? For me, I think my second book, and I truly have read this one many, many times, is Giant-Size Avengers #3. It's smack in the middle of my favorite Avengers arc, the "Celestial Madonna" epic. I loved the scenes when the team was in limbo, held captive by Immortus as part of Kang's machinations. Guesting the Frankenstein Monster, the original Human Torch, the original Baron Zemo, and with art by Dave Cockrum -- well, you should get the picture. Love it...
Doug: So let us have it -- make some recommendations, shout praises to the sky, and all that. Thanks in advance!
1984 #7 - Alex Nino art
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