On this day, 4 February 1978: Misty
On this day, 4 February 1978 ... nearly two years before it was merged into Tammy, Misty appeared for the first time. It was launched as a 'mystery' comic rather than with the 'horror' or 'supernatural' tags with which it is commonly remembered (although they were a significant part of the mix).
Four serials began in this launch issue - The Cult of the Cat, The Sentinels, Paint it Black and Moonchild - each with a fantastic, single-image opening page. The three standalone stories - Moodstone, Nightmare: Roots and Beasts: Red Knee White Terror - are all also superbly designed, and it is the artwork as much as the stories that make this issue so re-readable.