There’s no such thing as a perfect comic book–or really, a perfect anything. Into any production some error or weakness is going to creep. It’s inevitable, and will be so long as human beings are responsible for creative work.
But that doesn’t mean that on occasion perfection isn’t approached. Every once in a while a comic book is produced which transcends those around it, becoming a singular reading experience. These instances should be celebrated–and as most of the books I think of when ruminating on those perfect issues were produced later on in my personal history of comics, such that I will likely never get to them in the regular Brevoort History of Comics feature, this category is where I’ll put the spotlight on them.