Comics Should Be Good Top 50 Countdown! - #10

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Tomb of Dracula #10

I have no problem considering the first appearance of Blade as a very notable issue, but what strikes me as rather odd is how slim the pickings were at this number.

Besides the first appearance of Rogue in Avengers Annual #10 (which was a great issue that reader Ajit reminded me of! Claremont writing and Michael Golden drawing), does Blade have any real competitors? And should Rogue's first appearance outweigh Blade's?

I mean, you have the first part of the Doll's House in Sandman #10.

You have the first appearance Fancy Dan and the Enforcers in Amazing Spider-Man.

You have a classic Doom/Reed fight in Fantastic Four #10 (guest-starring Stan and Jack!).

You have the first appearance of Felix Faust in Justice League of America #10.

And then you have...I dunno...what else?

You'd think #10 would be early enough in a series for some notable stuff, right?

Anyhow, the first appearance of Blade in Tomb of Dracula #10 is not only notable for the first appearance of Blade, but for being a good comic by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan, early in their tenure on the book!

Some other notable #10s readers have mentioned (and one I thought of)...

Sam reminded me that Promethea #10 was the famous "sex issue."

Wolverine #10 was a big deal for a few years, as it was an untold tale of Sabretooth and Wolverine's perhaps first meeting. Back in the "everything was hot" days of the early 90s, this was a pricey comic.

Ajit also noted that Defenders #10 was a notable part of the Avengers/Defenders War and that Ka-Zar made his Silver Age debut in X-Men #10.

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