Someone was given a couple of free comic books back in 1999 and they sat (probably unread) in their studio office for ages until I came along and found them and they were promptly re-gifted to me. One was Avengers #1 1/2 (a one-shot in an early '60s style including fake non comic book pages like a Sea Baboons ad on the back) X-Men The Hidden Years #1. I think they are both a lot of fun and tie in with old (now expensive) comics I've read. In other words I could understand them as they were part 11 of a 24 part story spread over five different titles or any of that. I've been picking up further issues of the Hidden Years X comic (up to #9 so far) but I would really appreciate it if anyone more in the know (I pretty much stopped buying any of what I call super comics back around 1986-87) can direct me to any more of these kinds of books. Were there any other #1 1/2 type of comics? I remember seeing some 'Flashback' special issues of things while looking but have no clue if those are more or less stand-alone like Avengers #1 1/2. Thanks for any pointers. I would like to recommend Beanworld comics/books to absolutely everyone and anyone! Never met the artist or have any stake in his sales.