Asking us to choose ONE favorite issue from this stellar collection suggests that, despite your pleasant on-line demeanor, you are a cruel and evil man. You relish imagining how we are going to obsess and squirm and twitch as we struggle to answer this question, don't you? I commend your sadistic tendencies. You're my kind of guy.
After much tearful deliberation, I hereby announce that my favorite issue was the April, Dr. Hooker issue. It beat the Zarrow issue by a very thin margin.
While the Zarrow issue illuminated and informed me, the Hooker issue challenged and astonished me. Not knowing always intrigues me more than knowing. I love to be astonished. That's why we got into this tenuous art in the first place, right?
Not knowing forces me to think, and it hopefully provides the momentum to propel my creative process forward, in ways I am yet to discover.