(A) Rocco Mastroserio & Various
Courtesy of the Traveler's creator, Steve Ditko, this title beat pretty much everything else on the creaking metal comic book spinners. What it may have lacked in the comicbook equivalent of $100M FX budgets, the Mysterious Traveler made up for it with sheer class, style and out 'n out pizzazz and charm. A clear inspiration to the hugely popular Amazing Adult Fantasy, the Mysterious Traveler is surely the original "adult" comic and the one that's still, with these sumptuous hardcover four-color volumes, worth a deep read. Collects Tales of the Mysterious Traveler #1-5 (August 1956 to January 1957).