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October 26, 2008


FFF Results Post #139 -- Close To Your Heart

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Comics Which You Admire For Their Quality, But To Which You Also Have Another Connection -- Don't Explain It!" Here are the results.

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Sick, Sick, Sick
2. The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics
3. The Death of Speedy Ortiz
4. The Early Morning Milk Train
5. Hicksville

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Jean-Paul Jennequin

1. Transition (Phase 7 #10+11) by Alec Longstreth
2. L'Enigme de l'Atlantide by Edgar-Pierre Jacobs
3. Safere Zeiten by Ralf Konig
4. Hutch Owen is Working Hard by Tom Hart
5. Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse

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Dan Coyle

1. The Maxx by Sam Kieth and Bill Messner-Loebs
2. Cerebus #112/113: "Square One" by Dave Sim and Gerhard
3. Typhoid by Ann Nocenti and John Van Fleet
4. Weapon X by Frank Tieri and Georges Jeanty
5. A Small Killing by Alan Moore and Oscar Zarate

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Jamie S. Rich

1. Longshot
2. The Atomics
3. Dan & Larry in "Don't Do That"
4. Hectic Planet: The Bummer Trilogy
5. Booster Gold

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Marc Arsenault

1. Love & Rockets #1
2. Adventure Comics digest (various issues)
3. Bode/Schizophrenia
4. Swamp Thing 17
5. Skippy by Percy Crosby

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Russell Lissau

1. The Crow
2. Vigilante #1 (1980s series)
3. Tiny Titans
4. The Claremont/Smith Uncanny X-Men run
5. Brave and the Bold #184

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Tucker Stone

1. Sweetmeats
2. Dinosaurs for Hire # 2
3. Superman Man of Steel # 6
4. Animal Man # 79
5. Adventures of Superman Annual # 3

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Richard Pachter

* Action Comics #309
* Captain America #277
* All-Flash #14
* Thor #337
* Secret Origins Vol. 3 #1

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Will Pfeifer

1. Grendel: God and the Devil
2. Amazing Spider Man #122
3. Batman from the '30s to the '70s
4. "Starchie!" (from MAD #12)
5. The story "Human Remains" in Tapping the Vein

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Uriel A. Duran

1) Paper Biscuit #1
2) Powers Vol. 1: Who Killed Retro Girl?
3) The Sandman #74 ("Exiles")
4) Malinky Robot:Stinky Fish Blues
5) Creature Tech

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Scott Cederlund

1) Uncanny X-Men #137
2) Scott Pilgrim V3
3) Mage: The Hero Discovered #14
4) Starman #80
5) Love and Rockets X

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Sean T. Collins

* The Dark Knight Returns
* New X-Men Omnibus
* Death: The High Cost of Living
* The Last Lonely Saturday
* The ACME Novelty Library

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Mark Coale

1. Sandman
2. Castle Waiting
3. The Avengers
4. Odd Adventure Zine
5. Replacement God

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Don MacPherson

1) True Story, Swear to God
2) Slow News Day
3) Y: The Last Man
4) My Uncle Jeff
5) Crisis on Infinite Earths

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Brian Moore

1. Time2: The Epiphany
2. Grendel (Comico series)
3. Up Front
4. The Doonesbury Chronicles (1975 collection)
5. Penguin Dreams and Stranger Things (Bloom County collection)

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Alex Cox

1. Buddha, Osamu Tezuka
2. Local, Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly
3. All Star Superman, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely
4. From Hell, Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell
5. Peanuts, Charles M. Schulz

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Tom Bondurant

1. 'Mazing Man
2. Astro City's "The Nearness Of You"
3. American Flagg! #4
4. Justice League #1 (i.e., the Giffen/DeMatteis proto-JLI title)
5. New Teen Titans Annual vol. 1 #1

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Colin Panetta

* Drywall: Unzipped!
* The end of Here There Be Robots #3
* Madman: The Oddity Odyssey
* Steve Skroce's run on Gambit
* "When Lilacs Last in the Doorway Bloomed" short back-up story from Flaming Carrot Comics #31

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Roger Green

1. RAW
2. Barefootz by Howard Cruse
3. The Spirit
4. Smilin' Ed by Raoul Vezina
5. Creepshow by Wrightson

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Sean Kleefeld

1. Breathtaker
2. Tozo, the Public Servant
3. High Moon
4, Superstar: As Seen On TV
5. Agents of Atlas

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