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November 18, 2012


FFF Results Post #316 -- All About The Number Five

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Things In Comics That Have 'Five' In Them That Are Of Interest To You." This is how they responded.

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Chris Duffy

1. Fantastic Five (from What If #1)
2. 5 from Peanuts
3. FF #5 "Prisoner of Doctor Doom"
4. Fatal Five from Legion of Superheroes
5. Moon Knight's 5 identities (Moon Knight, Fist of Konshu, Steven Grant, Marc Spector, Jake Lockley)

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Justin Colussy-Estes

* 5 fists of science
* Inferior 5
* 5 volumes of Paradise Kiss by Ai Yazawa
* 5 card Nancy
* The fact that the fifth volume of Planetes is labelled "vol. 4 1/2"

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John Vest

1. The Inferior Five
2. Avengers in 1969, when the 5 team members were Yellowjacket, Wasp, Goliath (Clint Barton), Black Panther, and Vision
3. Mineshaft #5 - first issue with R Crumb
4. Nick Fury Agent Of Shield #5 ("What Ever Happened To Scorpio?")
5. Robert E Howard's Savage Sword # 5, with the new King Conan story by Howard Chaykin

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Buzz Dixon

1. Inferior 5
2. Brainiac 5
3. Original X-Men
4. Steve Zodiac and Fireball XL5 (Gold Key 1963)
5. Ducks adventuring (Donald, Scrooge, Huey, Dewy, & Louie)

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Don MacPherson

1) Justice League #5 -- "One punch!"
2) The Five Fists of Science by Fraction & Sanders
3) The Inferior Five
4) The New York Five by Wood & Kelly
5) The Fearsome Five (Titans villains)

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Dave Knott

* Five Card Nancy
* No. 5, by Taiyo Matsumoto
* Anibal Cinq, by Alexandro Jodorowsky and Georges Bess
* The Inferior Five
* Five For Friday

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Tom Bondurant

1. "The Joker's Five-Way Revenge!" from Batman #251 (September 1973)
2. "Crisis Times Five!" in JLA #s 28-31 (April-July 1999)
3. The five Robins (Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, Damian Wayne)
4. Crisis On Infinite Earths' five-Earth patchwork (Earth-One, Earth-Two, Earth-Four, Earth-S, Earth-X; first seen in issue #5)
5. "Five Billion Years" in Green Lantern #200 (May 1986)

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Chad Nevett

1. The original Avengers
2. The Boys
3. Aknaton's group (from the Metamorphosis Odyssey)
4. The $tranger$
5. Stan Lee's JLA

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Rodrigo Baeza

1. 5 por Infinito
2. Five Master of Kung Fu artists = Jim Starlin, Paul Gulacy, Jim Craig, Mike Zeck, Gene Day
3. Five Jerry Siegel/Joe Shuster creations = Superman, Slam Bradley, Spy, Doctor Occult, Radio Squad
4. The five artists from MAD #1 = Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, Wally Wood, Bill Elder, John Severin
5. V for Vendetta

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Sean Kleefeld

1. Batman #251, "The Joker's Five-Way Revenge!" (My second-favorite Batman story of all time)
2. The Five Fists of Science
3. Kirby Five-Oh!
4. Fantastic Four #238 (Frankie Raye gets super powers and Mr. Fantastic suggests he call up Marvel to change the title of their comic to the "Fantastic Five". Very nicely written bit of dialogue.)
5. Super Team Science Five (from Atomic Robo)

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Jamie S. Rich

1. Speed Racer's Mach 5
2. Red 5, the artistic of the Red clones, and the one who tells the story in Michael Allred's Red Rocket 7
3. The five guns leading up to The Sixth Gun
4. The Counterfifth Detective in 100 Bullets
5. Five volumes of Scott Morse's Soulwind

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M. Emery

1. Five, the typical age cadets start training at the Academy of Law to become Judges.
2. Bucking the trend of four issue limited series, the five issue 1986 Punisher limited series from Steve Grant, Mike Zeck and Mike Vosburg, despite being billed as four issues most of the time.
3. Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck and Huey, Dewey and Louie, Barks quintet of ducks.
4. 2000AD Prog 5, first cover to feature Judge Dredd by Barrie Mitchell.
5. 5 volumes of the complete Torpedo stories by Bernet, Sanchez Abuli and Toth.

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Christopher Keels

1. The Five Swell Guys (Promethea)
2. V, the man from Room V (V for Vendetta)
3. Legion of Super-Heroes... Five Years Later
4. League of Five Planets (villains from "Star Hawkins" series)
5. "Challenge of the Faceless Five" (Cary Bates story from "Strange Sports" that I read in a digest reprint as a kid)

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Oliver Ristau

1.) Bloodstrike #5 "Haywire" (One of the worst and goriest comics of all time wherein the five team members get brutally attacked by Supreme.)
2.) Brainiac 5 from Legion of Superheroes (His high five buddies just call him Brainy.)
3.) Inferior Five (From DC's 'Showcase', the last issue of their run in Showcase was #65 before they received their own title.)
4.) 'Death of Comic Book Guy' Mini-Series in 5 Parts (Issue #4 shows Lisa at the funeral playing the notes D, A, B, D & A on her saxophone. Standing for Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance they represent the '5 Stages Of Grief Model' by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.)
5.) 'Kirby Five-Oh!: Celebrating 50 Years Of The "King" Of Comics' by John Morrow (It's all about the 50 in this book, best 50 stories, 50 people influenced by Kirby and also a gallery over 50 pages, obviously.)

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John Platt

1. Any Ditko-drawn Dr. Strange hand
2. The Inferior Five # 1
3. Milk & Cheese's First 2nd issue (their fifth issue by that point)
4. Bloom County Babylon: Five Years of Basic Naughtiness
5. "Fifth week" events

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Niel Jacoby

1. Jimmy Olsen, Mister Miracle, New Gods, Forever People, and Hunger Dogs -- The 5 pieces of Jack Kirby's Fourth World
2. Iron Man, Ant-Man, Wasp, Thor, and Hulk -- The original Avengers
3. The fifth issue of Christian Ward and Nick Spencer's Infinite Vacation, which I swear I've been waiting a year or so for.
4. Five Fists of Science by Matt Fraction and Steve Sanders
5. Iron Man 2.0 issue 5, where it tied into Fear Itself and I lost interest. Thankfully, that was right where it started dropping off and Ariel Olivetti was put on art.

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topic suggested and examples provided by Chris Duffy; thanks, Chris

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