The first page of any comic is an important one; whether you go for the slow build or the big moment, your first page has to be something that the reader will see and think “What? I have to see more!” for whatever reason. With that in mind, I humbly present my choice for the greatest first page in comics ever:
Yeah, I know; everyone loves Kirby, right…? But there is so much to love about the opening of OMAC #1, whether it’s the bizarro body horror of the image of Lila the Build-A-Friend, the creepiness of her dialogue (made all the more wonderful by the “Lila… LILA!” from an off-panel OMAC, although you don’t know who he is, just yet) or the melodramatic splendor of Kirby’s narration. It’s eye-catching, pleasingly ugly, and the kind of thing that dares you to read on. Comics awesome? It’s this.