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January 25, 2009


FFF Results Post #148 -- Scattered

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Your Five Favorite Marvel or DC Comics Single Issues, Nothing From The Same Series Twice." This is how they responded.

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Frank Santoro

* Dark Knight #3
* Watchmen #11
* New Gods #7
* 2001 #5
* Tales to Astonish #82

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Mister Miracle #16
2. Kamandi #10
3. Hulk #182
4. X-Men #128
5. Thor #130

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Jason Michelitch

* Ambush Bug Nothing Special #1
* Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21
* The Batman Adventures: Mad Love
* Marvel Tales #1 (I promise this isn't just a cop-out reprint of multiple issues...this was one of the first comics I ever had, and I read it literally to pieces)
* Captain America #250

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Uriel A. Duran

1) Justice League -- The New Frontier Special #1
2) Hitman #21
3) What If? #114
4) The Avengers #1 1/2
5) Legends Of The DC Universe #14

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Johnny Bacardi

1. Amazing Spider-Man #16
2. Strange Tales #131
3. Bat Lash #2
4. Amazing Adventures feat. War of the Worlds #28
5. The Shadow #2

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Michael Grabowski

* Amazing Adventures "featuring War of the Worlds" #39
* The Avengers #93
* Captain America #208
* Daredevil #177
* Saga of the Swamp Thing #21

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Leif Jones

* Batman #404
* Uncanny X-Men Annual #10
* All Star Superman #5
* Hellblazer #27
* Watchmen #1

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Tom Bondurant

1. Justice League of America Vol. 1 #144
2. New Teen Titans Vol. 1 #39
3. Detective Comics #500
4. 'Mazing Man #1
5. Green Lantern Vol. 2 #79

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Michael Aushenker

* Marvel Double Feature #11 -- First comic book I ever read: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby on "Captain America"; Lee and Gene Colan on "Iron Man." 'Nuff said!
* Amazing Fantasy #15 -- May not technically be one of the best Spider-Man stories, but it's definitely the most memorable.
* Ghost Rider #35 -- Creepy, chilling, haunting like a "Twilight Zone." Ghost Rider vs. The Grim Reaper! Had writer/artist Jim Starlin and inker Steve Leialoha stayed on the book, this may have been one of the greatest series from the 1970s, not just a B-level trashy pleasure.
* The Human Fly #8 - In which artist Frank Robbins goes to town, pitting the Fly against Copperhead at the Metropolitan Museum, and rendering the White Tiger in his inimitable style. Hey, how do you save a bunch of elementary kids in rising sewer water? You get them all into a rare giant vase and you surf it to safety, you idiot!
* Combat Kelly and the Deadly Dozen #9 -- What a finale! I've never, ever seen a series go out like this. Totally bad-ass. And one of the most brutal, twisted, sadistic issues ever to bear the Comics Code stamp of approval. Boy, were they asleep at the wheel on this one! Even though much of it was implied or off panel, I still can't believe what they got away with. Forget Combat Kelly: writer Gary Freidrich should've got a medal!

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Matthew Wave

1) DC Comic Presents #66*
2) Marvel Premiere #28**
3) Marvel Team-Up #74***
4) Wonder Woman Annual #2****
5) All Star Superman #3*****

* The only comic book to ever make me cry, totally divorced from its content (storyline/subject matter/theme), but instead merely from the sheer beauty of the art
**The Legion of Monsters!
***Spider-Man and The-Not-Ready-For-Prime-Time Players!
****Not many comic books feature both of my second-favorite cartoonists -- Ramona Fradon and Trina Robbins
*****Maayyybeee? Because it's my favorite issue of this great series?

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Christopher Duffy

* Mister Miracle #9
* Spider-Man #19
* Secret Origins #10
* Lobo #21
* Strange Tales #179

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John Vest

1. Fantastic Four #27 -- Some of the funniest dialogue from the Thing. The Sub-Mariner always worked great as a guest star in the early Fantastic Four issues.
2. Avengers #56 -- Cap finally comes to terms with Bucky's death.
3. Daredevil #92 -- I liked the Daredevil issues with the Black Widow as co-star, illustrated by Gene Colan.
4. The Amazing Spider-Man #25
5. Savage Tales #2 -- Beautiful artwork by Barry Windsor-Smith

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Douglas Wolk

* Watchmen #5
* Warlock (1975) #11
* Legion of Super-Heroes (1989) #1
* All Star Superman #10
* Thriller #4

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Sean Kleefeld

1. Fantastic Four #254
2. Batman #237
3. The New Mutants #45
4. The Flash #211
5. Action Comics #421

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Mike Lynch

* Daredevil Special #1 (1967) "Electro and His Emissaries of Evil"
* Justice League of America #100 -- JLA/JSA team up
* Shazam #1
* DC Special #15 -- Jack Cole's Plastic Man reprints!
* 100-Page Super Spectacular DC #18 (1973) which reprinted "The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue"

A great topic and makes me want to pull all these out of their boxes and go back down memory lane.

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Russell Lissau

1. Uncanny X-Men #173
2. Astonishing X-Men #1
3. Batman #404
4. Vigilante #1 (1980s series)
5. Batman: The Long Halloween #1

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Sean T. Collins

* The Dark Knight Returns #4
* Seven Soldiers of Victory #1
* New Gods #6
* Legends of the Dark Knight #29
* New X-Men #114

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Mark Coale

1. Animal Man #5
2. Justice League of America #195
3. Avengers #224
4. Flash #179
5. Legion of Substitute Heroes Special #1

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Scott Cederlund

1) Avengers #200
2) Legion of Super-Heroes #297
3) Fantastic Four #236
4) Watchmen #5
5) Sandman #21

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Gil Roth

* Fantastic Four #176
* Daredevil #181
* X-Men #141
* Watchmen #6
* All-Star Superman #6

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Keith Feltis

* Batman #393
* Daredevil #282
* Blade #2 (Guggenheim and Chaykin series)
* Wolverine #2 (Claremont and Miller series)
* Star Wars #38

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Will Pfeifer

1. Heckler #4 -- the Wile E. Coyote issue, as I like to call it
2. Flex Mentallo #4 -- Morrison and Quitely
3. All-Star Superman #10 -- More Morrison and Quitely
4. Daredevil #230 -- Matt Murdock gets up off the mat in the "Born Again" storyline
5. Superman Annual #11 -- "For the Man Who Has Everything" by Moore and Gibbons

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Andrew J. Mansell

1. Fantastic Four #77
2. Tales of Asgard #1
3. New Gods #7
4. Justice League of America #83 -- Best JLA/JSA team-up!
5. Batman #217 -- Frank Robbins sends Robin to college and ushers in a new era and freaks me out!!!

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Michael Ryan

* Metal Men # 3 -- the robots battle a mutant egg from space.
* Adventure #340 -- One of Triplicate Girl’s bodies is disintegrated by Computo.
* X-Men #10 -- Ka-Zar reappears in the Silver Age along with the coolest sabre-toothed tiger ever, ever: Zabu!
* Stalker #1 -- Steve Ditko & Wally Wood do Sword & Sorcery.
* Not Brand Echh! #6 -- if only for Marie Severin's drawing of "The Wisp" at the end of the Spider-man parody.

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James Langdell

1. Ambush Bug #2
2. Daredevil #227
3. Detective #559
4. Squadron Supreme #12 of 12
5. Strange Adventures #215

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Fred Hembeck

1. Amazing Spider-Man #25
2. Fantastic Four #34
3. Superman #149
4. Detective Comics #327
5. Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #3

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Marc Mason

* Avengers #223
* Justice League International #8
* Hitman #37
* Fantastic Four #244
* Amazing Spider-Man #248

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