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February 3, 2013


FFF Results Post #322 -- Why? I Don't Know Why!

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Comics Or Kinds Of Comics You'll Buy Whenever You Come Across Them That You Can't Quite Explain Why You're Buying Them." This is how they responded.

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Kiel Phegley

1. The 1977-78 Black Lightning series
2. Teen Titans comics written by Bob Rozakis
3. Any American comics adaptation of a classic anime like Captain Harlock
4. Early '90s Harvey Classics
5. Craig Yoe issues of Big Boy Magazine

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Craig Fischer

* Chick Publications Crusaders comics (1974-81);
* Issues of National Lampoon edited by Henry Beard and Doug Kinney (1970-1975);
* King's Popeye Career Comics (such as Popeye And Marketing And Distribution Careers [1972] and Popeye And Agri-Business-Natural Resources Careers [1973]);
* Pfaum's Treasure Chest Catholic comic book (1946-1972); and
* Any low-fi minicomics I find in comic shops in cities I'm visiting for the first time.

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Tuck

1) Super-Team Family, DC Super-Villain Team-Up or anything with Captain Comet
2) Frank Robbins' 70s work: Particular weaknesses for The Shadow (even tho I've bought those issues dozens of times), Ghost Rider, and Captain America
3) Random 80s/90s B/W Glut Books (Roachmill, Strange Attractors, etc. ... I'm pretty sure i have multiples of some issues, and (still) missing others)
4) DC's various attempts at reviving Captain Marvel (aka "Shazam")(except this most recent iteration. Enough's enough.)
5) Pre-1990 Deathlok appearances

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Jack Chick Crusaders Comics
2. Random Spire Christian Comics
3. Random Charlton Comics From My Youth
4. Richie Rich Digest-Sized Comics
5. Anything 1970s Kirby For $2 Or Less, Even If I Know I Have It

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Iestyn Pettigrew

1. All Atlas comics -- the originals not the recently revived versions. The Phoenix with art by Sal Amendola and Destructor I have multiple copies of.
2. Any published by Adventure and Eternity -- Kid Cannibal being a fave.
3. The Defenders written by David Anthony Kraft.
4. Magazines about comics -- particularly interview based ones -- Comics Interview being the best. I think I might have about four copies of the one with Paul Chadwick despite not owning any Concrete comics.
5. "Dial H for Hero" in Action Comics where they were using characters sent in by readers.

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Chris Duffy

1. Gold Key comics by Don Glut
2. Charlton horror
3. Issues of the original run of Nova
4. Non-Conan sword and sorcery comics from the 70s.
5. Any comic with the U-Foes.

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Marc Arsenault

1. Ka-Zar
2. Bad parody or fantasy comics like Mighty Morphing Rump Rangers or Sprocket Man
3. The Comics Reader
4. non-translated manga -- often actually in Chinese
5. 70s Popeye Comics

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M. Emery

1. Any English humour/adventure comic for a $1 or less.
2. The Phantom by Australian publisher Frew, I've read the Phantom for over thirty years, can't stop now.
3. Harvey Comics digests, Richie Rich, Casper etc
4. High end reprints of golden age comics and newspaper strips. They're piling up faster than I can read them through a fear the golden age of reprints will end and they'll go out of print.
5. English Hardcover comic annuals. My poor cataloging skills has resulted in the purchase of many multiple copies.

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Buzz Dixon

1. Sleazy horror comics from Eerie Publications
2. 1960s/70s underground comics
3. Anything with dinosaurs (the goofier the better)
4. 1960s paperback comics collections
5. Movie tie-ins (particularly when the artist has no visual references to the movie in question)

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Sterg Botzakis

1. Any issue of Marvel Two-in-One
2. Comics drawn by Wally Wood
3. Any version of the Red Circle superheroes
4. Digest sized comics of any ilk
5. Random issues of What If?

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JE Cole

1. Any Whilce Portacio drawn Wetworks issues.
2. Wintermen by Brett Lewis and John Paul Leon
3. Any Eternity Comics Robotech issues
4. Anything by Posy Simmonds
5. Anything by Tsutomu Nihei

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John Platt

1. Late Eighties, early Nineties b/w indy comics
2. Cartoon books about cats
3. Sad Sack comics
4. Anything from Eclipse Comics
5. Those weird Neal Adams Continuity Studios books

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Sean Kleefeld

1. Adaptations of 20000 Leagues Under the Sea
2. Adaptations of Journey to the West/Stories about the Monkey King
3. Pirates!
4. Cheap, promotional comics licensed from big publishers (e.g. Superman in Victory by Computer)
5. Infinity War crossovers

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Douglas Wolk

1. The issue of "Batman: Gotham Adventures" (#56) whose plot revolves around Batman never having seen "In the Realm of the Senses"
2. Any early-'70s comic whose cover mentions or alludes to "women's lib"
3. Translations of "Asterix the Gladiator" into languages in which I don't yet own it
4. Recent Big Two "custom" superhero comics (like the AAFES/military New Avengers comics)
5. Brendan McCarthy comics I already own several times over

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John Siuntres

1. Silver and Bronze Age DC War Comics
2. Dell/Gold Key TV Tie In Comics
3. Obscure Marvel Westerns
4. Any Non Action Hero Charlton Comics
5. Old Issues of TCJ, Amazing Heroes, Comics Interview etc.

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Bob Temuka

1. Black-and-white Australian reprints of superhero and horror comics I already own in their original form
2. Post-Kirby Kamandi comics
3. The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (Deluxe Edition)
4. Comics where they reprint old pre-Silver Age stories with "hilarious" new modern dialogue
5. Marvel's What The-!? series

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Shannon Smith

1. Any comic I see published by Continuity Comics.
2. Any Bill Mantlo comic I see.
3. Any 70s or 80s movie or TV adaption.
4. Any Treasury sized comic. (Whitman, Marvel, DC etc.)
5. Marvel's Barbie comics.

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suggestion and samples provided by Kiel Phegley; thanks, Kiel

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