Here, then, is the complete master list of the Top Fifty Countdown of the most notable issue numbers in comic book history! From Amazing Spider-Man #50 to Action Comics #1, and all the issues in between! Click on the cover of the issue in question and it will take you to a piece on that specific issue (and other notable issues with that same number).
The issues are judged on the following sliding scale of “notability”…
1. Is that specific issue well-known enough that it comes to mind when people say that particular number (like Detective Comics #27 comes to mind when you hear the number #27)?
If the answer is no, then…
2. Is the issue “important”?
If the answer is yes, then I just compare the issues and choose which one I think is most notable, whether it be the first appearance of a character or the first issue of a famous creator run, etc.
Thanks to David Frankel for the idea!