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February 26, 2017


FFF Results Post #471 -- Broken Hearts

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Comics Characters That Either Presently Have -- Or At One Time Had -- Less Of Their Body Than They Did The First Time You Encountered Them." This is how they responded.

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Oliver Ristau

1. Namor
2. Tyr
3. Flash Thompson
4. Tony Nomade
5. almost everyone of Bloodstrike [pictured]

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Steve Harrick

1. Misty Knight
2. Cyclops
3. Raina Telgemeier (in Smile) [pictured]
4. Green Arrow
5. F (in Gregory Benton's B+F)

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1. Cerebus (ditto) [pictured]
2. The Joker (Batman)
3. Flash Thompson (Spider-Man)
4. B.D. (Doonesbury)
5. The Black Spy (MAD Magazine)

Bonus: Arm-Fall-Off-Boy (Legion of Super-Heroes; the first time I encountered him was one panel before his arm came off)

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Thor/Odinson [pictured]
2. Lightning Lad
3. Rick Grimes
4. Evey Hammond
5. Aquaman

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Dave Knott

* B.D.
* Cerebus
* Bucky Barnes
* Flash Thompson
* Atom Eve

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Marty Yohn

1. Claw the Unconquered
2. Aquaman
3. John Colby (Chew)
4. Roy Harper
5. Black Hand

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Anthony Stock

1. Tetsuo
2. Cerebus
3. Deunan Knute
4. Green Arrow (in the Dark Knight Returns)
5. KGBeast

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Daniel Kalder

1. Arcturus Rann (Leader of the Micronauts, lost a hand in Peter B. Gillis' weird/pretentious New Voyages series)
2. The Shadow (Helfer/Baker version)
3. Dr. Strange (Had an eyepatch, Peter B. Gillis again)
4. Swamp Thing (Repeatedly maimed, or reduced to a shoot)
5. Machine Man 2020

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Sean Kleefeld

1. Green Arrow
2. The Thing
3. BD
4. Tetsuo Shima
5. Cursed Pirate Girl

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John Vest

1. Ultron (in Avengers # 57)
2. Machine Man (disassembled by Madame Menace)
3. Brainiac (in Alan Moore's Superman # 423)
4. Original Human Torch (what was left of him in Ed Brubaker's Captain America)
5. Fafnir (loses arm and later life in Thomas / Windsor-Smith Conan)

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Matt Emery

1. Judge Dredd
2. Sugar Ray (1980's Dan Dare)
3. Doomlord
4. Mean Machine Angel
5. Jesse Custer

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Mike Pfefferkorn

1. Speedy/Arsenal (Roy Harper)
2. Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)
3. Anton Arcane
4. Bucky/Winter Soldier (James Buchanan Barnes)
5. Machiste

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Tim Hayes

1. Nighthawk carries his brain around in a dish in Steve Gerber's Defenders
2. Jack Frost in The Invisibles has a finger cut off and eaten
3. John Garrett in Elektra: Assassin is blown up and rebuilt
4. Odin's eye goes walkabout in Roy Thomas's Thor
5. Wonder Woman sacrifices both eyes in Greg Rucka's run

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thanks to all that participated; I skipped posting four entries that seemed not to answer the question; I'm not sure that Raina one did, either; my fault, not a great topic; I'm chopping off my typing fingers now

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February 25, 2017


The Comics Reporter Video Parade


Frank Santoro Talks About A John Byrne-Era Fantastic Four Issue


Local TV Station Visits Fantagraphics
 
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Go, Look: The Green Glob

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Go, Look: Logan Movie Imagery By Bill Sienkiewicz

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If I Were In Columbus, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In Copenhagen, I'd Go To This

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If I Were Near Destiny City Comics, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In Brussels, I'd Go To This

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Happy 17th Anniversary, NeilAlien!

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Happy 42nd Birthday, Tom Neely!

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Happy 88th Birthday, Arnold Roth!

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Happy 50th Birthday, Tim Kreider!

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Happy 71st Birthday, Rick Geary!

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February 24, 2017


Go, Look: New Ark City

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Eaten Fish Ends 19-Day Hunger Strike

The Iranian cartoonist Eaten Fish has ended a lengthy hunger strike designed to drive attention to abuses within an Australian immigration system that involves a lengthy stay on Manus Island.

It's a chilling article, as the artist admits to thoughts of more direct suicide in addition to the damage recently done his body by not eating for almost three weeks.

Eaten Fish won the 2016 CRNI award for courage for the cartoons he made during his stay in detention;

The cartoonist, whose chronicling of life in detention last year won him Cartoonist Rights Network International’s award for courage in editorial cartooning, said he was being plagued by thoughts of ending his life.
 
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Not Comics: Weird Heroes Covers

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SPACE Releases Its Prize Winners For This Year

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The Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo (SPACE) has announced through its organizer Back Porch Comics the 2016 prize-winners, which will be presented at the show on March 25. The SPACE Prizes are given to work that was featured at the previous year's show.

SPACE will be held March 25-26 at the Northland Performing Arts Center in Columbus, Ohio. It is the nation's comics convention closest to my house.

Winners by category:

GRAPHIC NOVEL
1st Place: Persia Blues Volume Two: Love & War, Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman
2nd Place: Amiculus Volume II: Flagellum Dei, Travis Horseman and Giancarlo Caracuzzo
3rd Place: Love & Monsters, Cynthia Lee (Editor)

GENERAL
1st Place: Woodstalk #6, Bruce Worden
2nd Place: Phillip Fox Band, Craig Bogart
3rd Place: Prizefighter, M.S. Harkness

MINI-COMIC/SHORT STORY
1st Place (Tie): Dive, Sean Dempsey
1st Place (Tie): Far Tune Terry Eisele and Brent Bowman
3rd Place Ask Bud!, Pam Bliss

JUNIOR
* Ant and the Zombie SpidersParts 1 & 2, Harrison Worden
* Starcatcher's Quest, Althea Seilhan

Congratulations to all the winners and hope to see most if not all at SPACE 2017.
 
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OTBP: The Nincompoop #1

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Assembled, Zipped, Transferred And Downloaded: News From Digital

By Tom Spurgeon
 
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If I Were In The Bay Area, I'd Go To This

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If I Were Near Atlanta Airport, I'd Go To This

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Go, Look: Active Comics #2

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Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Sean Gaffney on One Piece Vol. 81. Rachel Davies on Soft City. Robert Kirby on Spanish Fever.

* I didn't really understand this story when it was presented to me by the PR people involved, and I'm hoping PW can make a better go at it. It seems like there are two stories here: the funding and the model, with the model being basically big-gulp style streaming of the kind that has settled in on Netflix and Amazon.com. I'm not sure that works without a surpassing amount of money to be made, but the content/window-for-content bases are similar, I suppose.

* you've got until the end of the weekend to get a discount on the Santoro course.

* finally, how Jack Kirby fought fascism.
 
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Happy 63rd Birthday, Jim Borgman!

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Happy 63rd Birthday, Greg LaRocque!

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