In 2019 Shelfdust asked over a hundred comic book critics, podcasters, vloggers and commentators to pick their personal, subjective favourite ‘first’ comic book issues of all time. From their choices we counted down the top fifty entries, which you can find here! But we’re not leaving it there. Now the list is over and we know which comics made the list, we’ve invited critic and podcaster Matt Lune to host a weekly show right here on Shelfdust! Each week Matt will be sitting down with a different comic critic to look at every comic which charted into the top fifty, one issue at a time.

This week we turn to the comic which came in at 47th in our list: Daytripper #1 by Fábio Moon, Gabriel Bá, Dave Stewart and Sean Konot.

Daytripper is a complicated series as a whole, with each issue following a different path which lead character Bras de Oliva Domingos could take through life – and how each path will eventually lead to a different ending for him. It’s a heady series, and the first issue tells a taut and high-pressure story of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s a fantastic first issue, but there’s a hell of a lot to say about it. Thank goodness for The Beat’s Alex Lu, then, who joins us this week to say it all!

You can listen to the episode:

Come back next week….. as Matt will be talking to Zachary Jenkins about Secret Wars #1!


Alexander Lu is an Editor for The Beat, and the new soul of modern-day New York City. He can be found on twitter here!


Matt Lune is a critic and podcaster best known for hosting “That’s The Issue” on Multiversity. You can find him on Twitter here!


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