* ''Comicbook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'' begins and ends in the same setting where Scrooge is introduced- in the timeframe where "Christmas On Bear Mountain" takes place.
* Part of the opening scene of ''{{Bone}}'' has Smiley Bone unexpectedly charging Phoney Bone a dollar for a random tattered map he found on the ground. Phoney's angry reluctance to pay this impromptu fee causes Fone Bone to chide him that they're lost in the middle of the desert, so he should cough up the dollar. The very last scene repeats this occurrence, with the map replaced by one of their food rations.
* In the first set of ''ElfQuest'', there's a book end that occurs within the main storyline while Cutter and Leetah have been struck by "Recognition", a biological imperative that's trying to force them to mate and have kids. In one scene [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/OQ/OQ03/DisplayOQ03.html?page=12 Cutter knocks on the window of Leetah's hut]] to demand why she's continuing to resist, and she angrily rebuffs him. It's probably not a spoiler-worthy surprise that she eventually gives in, and the scene is bookended by [[http://www.elfquest.com/gallery/OnlineComics/OQ/OQ05/DisplayOQ05.html?page=28 Cutter knocking at her window again]], only this time it's to invite her to make love under the stars. Aaaah.
** The first time we see Leetah in the ''Siege at Blue Mountain'' arc, just before the plot hits the fan, she's enjoying an uninhibited [[LesYay nude dance]] with her friend Nightfall. At the end of the story she's naked again, only now looking very vulnerable as she contemplates the future.
* ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' begins and ends with a red-stained smiley. (And every chapter ends with a panel visually reminiscent of the first panel of the chapter.)
** Also by Alan Moore, Franchise/{{Batman}}'s ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', which begins and ends with a shot of rain hitting the ground, and the joke which is starting in the beginning is completed at the conclusion.
** The first and last chapter of ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' also feature the death of a main character.
*** Chapter I: [[PosthumousCharacter The Comedian]].
*** Chapter XII: [[spoiler:Rorschach]].
* ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', more subtly than most examples, begins and ends on the words "wake up".
* ''ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool'' begins with {{Deadpool}} sitting alone in his shitty apartment, watching TV and lusting after Creator/BeaArthur. The scene is revisited in panel-for-panel recreations a couple of times throughout the series, and then the final issue ends with Deadpool sitting alone in his shitty apartment, watching TV... and then being joined by his friends.
* A one-issue set of bookends happened in the first part of The Phantom Affair, in the XWingSeries comics. [[http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/8814/blz02ps6.jpg "When you are a child]], the world is full of wonders. [[http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/7556/blz03ws7.jpg When you grow up]], though, wonders tend to have more mundane explanations." [[http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/5400/blz25fd4.jpg "The world is]] full of wonders when you're a child. But sometimes, just sometimes, even a grown-up can meet with one."
* ''Titans'' (as in grown-up Comicbook/TeenTitans) #15 has [[http://g.imagehost.org/view/0920/01_7 this]] example of Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} at the start of the book, an outcast of his people, leading Atlantis, and [[http://g.imagehost.org/view/0207/22_2 Tempest]], Aquaman's former sidekick Aqualad, as an outcast of his people, leading Atlantis.
* The ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' story "In Dreams" starts and ends with Samaritan dreaming about flying.
* ''ComicBook/RisingStars'' begins with a burst of energy hitting a small town, giving unborn children super powers. By the end of the series, the last surviving member of The Specials (who now has all the energy of all the deceased specials combined) has built a spacecraft, and uses it to find another inhabited world and crashes down like a fireball, starting the whole process over again.
* The most recent ''{{Punisher}}: War Journal''[='=]s first issue involved Frank killing Stilt-Man. The last issue was about Frank deciding not to kill the Stilt-Man gang.
* {{Transmetropolitan}}: The first issue is Spider driving down from the mountain, the last issue is Royce driving up the mountain. Some of the panels are staged almost identically, with Royce in Spider's place. Additionally, it incorporates an off panel BrickJoke involving a beating Spider promised to a [[AssholeVictim tollbooth attendant]] in issue 1.
* MarvelZombies begins with the Zombie Sentry going into Earth-2149 from his dimension. Marvel Zombies Return ends with him [[StableTimeLoop leaving his dimension to Earth-2149.]]
* YTheLastMan begins with Yorick in a straitjacket (practicing to be an escape artist) while on the phone to his girlfriend, asking her if she knew that Elvis had a stillborn twin brother. In the last issue, he poses the same question to [[spoiler: one of his clones, who doesn't even know who Elvis is]]. He's in a straitjacket again, this time because [[spoiler: he's been placed on suicide watch]].
* Starling Gates started and ended (for now -- hopefully) his run on {{Supergirl}} by using a Cat Grant news piece.
* In-story example in Creator/EdwardGorey's illustrated short ''The Unstrung Harp; or, Mr Earbrass Writes a Novel.'' The titular author, C(lavius) F(rederick) Earbrass, begins the first draft of the manuscript for ''The Unstrung Harp'' with "It had begun to snow" and finishes with "It was still snowing."
* ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' begins and ends with [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/File:52_1.jpg similar]] [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/File:52_52.jpg covers]] (emphasizing Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}, and WonderWoman's absence during the TimeSkip that took place after InfiniteCrisis).
** Issue one ends with TheQuestion removing the bat decal from the Bat-signal, and replacing it with a question mark. He then shines it on Renee Montoya's apartment (who has elected as his successor), and asks "Are you ready?". Issue 52 ends with Renee Montoya, now The Question, removing the question mark and putting the bat decal back on the signal. She then shines it on the apartment of Kate Kane's, who is both her girlfriend and Batwoman. "Are you ready?".
* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}} and the Picaros'' uses two very similar panels to show that despite [[spoiler:Alcazar's regime replacing Tapioca's]], nothing has changed for the ordinary people.
* ''BlackestNight'' begins and ends with [[Comicbook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] and [[TheFlash Barry Allen]] talking in front of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s grave. Likewise, the [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090716030736/marvel_dc/images/1/18/Blackest_Night_Vol_1_1.jpg cover]] for ''Blackest Night'' #1 is the Batman clone's skull spewing Black Lantern Rings, while [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110428213736/marvel_dc/images/8/81/Brightest_Day_24_Variant.jpg one of the covers]] for ''BrightestDay'' #24 is a similar image of [[spoiler:Comicbook/SwampThing]] spewing White Lantern Rings.
* The first and last issues of ''StrangersInParadise'' have nearly the same covers; the first showing Francine and Katchoo as younger, and the last issue showing them as more mature.
* The ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' story "Tygers" has a prologue and epilogue depicting [[DeathByOriginStory Abin Sur's plummet into Earth]]. Both begin with the words, "Years later, he died," and both end with the words, "He fell...and all the way down, in his mind, he could hear them laughing."
* In the short story in ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries'' Issue #3 [[spoiler:Hayseed's face at being heartbroken after initially meeting Rarity is matched at the end when Spike claims Rarity's taken.]]
* The second run of ''ComicBook/SheHulk'' (basically Creator/JohnByrne's run) has the first cover telling readers that if they don't buy her comic, she's coming over to their house and ripping up their ''Franchise/XMen'' comics. The final issue's cover has her telling them to hand them over.
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