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January 26, 2014


FFF Results Post #364 -- Dream Collections

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Collections You'd Love To See Published Containing Out Of Print Comics Or Comics-Related Material." This is how they responded.

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John Vest

1. A Dwaine Tinsley collection published by Fantagraphics
2. Collected prose pieces by Steve Ditko from 2000 to the present
3. The Complete Steve Gerber Howard The Duck newspaper strips
4. Omaha The Cat Dancer stories from Sizzle
5. Complete Trots and Bonnie

*****

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Evan Dorkin

1. The Complete Scribbly by Sheldon Mayer
2. Wired World by Phil Bond
3. Johnny Craig EC Artist's Edition
4. A book of cartoonist's artwork and comics from when they were kids/amateurs
5. The Complete Mister Oswald by Russell Johnson, with photos of his store, employees, etc.

*****

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Rob Salkowitz

1. Captain Marvel jr Archives by Mac Raboy
2. Collected Eclipse Magazine
3. Best of Star*Reach and Quack
4. Complete Baker Street by Guy Davis
5. Cerebus High Society Artist Edition

*****

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Jeet Heer

1. The Best of J.R. Williams's "Out Our Way" (designed by David Collier)
2. The Best of Gluyas Williams's panel strips (designed by Chris Ware)
3. The complete pre-Popeye "Thimble Theater" by E.C. Segar (designed by Kevin Huizenga)
4. The Complete "Dunc 'n' Loo" by John Stanley (designed by Seth -- also, really, the completion of "13 Going on 18" and the rest of the John Stanley Library).
5. The Complete "Maw Green" by Harold Gray (designed by Chester Brown)

*****

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Michael Dooley

1. The Complete Richard Guindon
2. The Complete John Held, Jr.
3. The Complete Paul Gravett: Escape
4. IDW MultiMedia Artist Editions (incl. preparatory sketches and illos) ~ Bill Sienkiewicz: Stray Toasters; David Mack: Kabuki/Metamorphosis; Dave McKean: Cages
5. R. Fiore Anthology published by Fantagraphics

*****

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Josh Leto

1. The Collected Tom Heintjes columns from the Kitchen Sink The Spirit reprints
2. A Jim Woodring Artist Edition (I once saw the original for the cover of Jim vol.1 and wish I could stare at anything like it again)
3. Ann Nocenti's Daredevil Run (either a b+w newsprint or a glossy oversized multi-volume)
4. The Complete Jim Steranko comics stories.
5. The Complete Don Martin.

*****

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Michel Fiffe

1. DC Style Guide by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
2. Mazzucchelli's Rubber Blanket & Other Short Stories
3. Blockbuster (aborted mid-80s DC weekly series)
4. The Comics Journal Library: Gil Kane
5. Muñoz/Sampayo Omnibus

*****

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Joe Schwind

* The Collected Robert Armstrong
* T.S. Sullivant: Drawings and Cartoons
* Al Ackerman: Drawings and Illustrations
* Gabby Hayes Comics
* Art of Bill Watterson, 1996-2014

*****

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Michael Grabowski

1. Big Numbers, containing the published issues + all extant artwork by either artist, surviving scripts/notes/outlines from Moore, relevant portions of the Groth-Moore interview, and Eddie Campbell's illustrated post mortem from How To Be An Artist.
2. The Complete Wildwood, by Dan Wright and Tom Spurgeon
3. The Disney Strips of Al Taliafero, including his best Donald Duck & Silly Symphonies work.
4. The Complete Trump, by Kurtzman & Company
5. The Gospels of Mark and Matthew by Chester Brown

editor's note: forgive my indulgence

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Sean Kleefeld

1. The Complete Friday Foster
2. Destroyer Duck
3. Micronauts Omnibus
4. The Complete Ronn Foss Fanzine Comics Archives
5. A collection of all those "adjective adjective adjective anthropomorphic character" knock-offs that came in the wake of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles success

*****

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Tom Bondurant

1. Complete Thriller
2. Complete 'Mazing Man
3. Batman newspaper strips from 1990-92, by Max Allan Collins, Marshall Rogers, and Carmine Infantino
4. Dick Giordano's "Meanwhile..." columns
5. Jack Kirby's 2001: A Space Odyssey adaptation and series

*****

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Frank Santoro

* Ogden Whitey romance collection
* Outland collection (rare Steranko serial)
* Fireball 500 collection (rare Jamie Hewlett serial)
* Paper Rodeo collection
* Cold Heat collection from PictureBox (RIP)

*****

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Steve Murphy

1. The Complete Works of Jaxon (Jack Jackson)
2. The Complete Corto Maltese by Hugo Pratt
3. Essential Master of Kung-Fu (Marvel)
4. The Complete Luther Arkwright by Bryan Talbot
5. A black and white omnibus of the entirety of Charlton's war comics output (or a series of Essentials-like collections of 'em)

*****

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James Moore

1. Essential Master of Kung-Fu
2. Madge the Magician's Daughter
3. A complete library of Leiji Matsumoto's Harlock/Emeraldas/Galaxy Express 999 universe material
4. Grant Morrisons character revamp notebooks.
5.Ninja by Brian Chippendale

*****

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Alan David Doane

1. The Complete Steve Ditko and Stan Lee Doctor Strange
2. Peanuts: The Miss Othmar Affair
3. The Comics Journal Interviews Omnibus
4. Miracleman: The Complete Alan Moore Saga With No Filler or Backmatter
5. The Complete EC Stories of Bernard Krigstein

*****

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Alex Cox

1. HELP!
2. THE HECKLER (by Kieth Giffen, an odd little 1990's DC treasure)
3. 1984 (warren publishing)
4. ALIEN WORLDS (Pacific)
5. SWORD OF SORCERY (DC Comics)

There's a few more I didn't include, like TRUMP, because there' allegedly a collection coming, and 1963, because that seems impossible (and the issues are readily available), but man, it reminds me what a beautiful age we live in when there's multiple hardcover volumes of KAMANDI and FLEX MENTALLO and HUMBUG and BARNABY and all sorts of other books that seemed very unlikely only ten years or so ago....

*****

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Mike Baehr

1. Helfer/Sienkiewicz/Baker's DC run on The Shadow
2. The Dell/Western Peanuts comics
3. Charlton's Hercules by Sam Glanzman
4. Charlton romance by Enrique Nieto
5. The Adventures of B.O.C. by Thomas Perry, James Pustorino & Paul Martin

*****

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John Porcellino

1. Complete Trots and Bonnie
2. ALLEY OOP!
3. Fantastic Four "Galactus Trilogy" Artists' Edition (Scans of original art)
4. The Complete Jack Kirby Monster Comics 1959-1962
5. Best of the National Lampoon Funny Pages, 1970's and 1980's (Two volume set)

*****

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William Burns

1. Sally Bananas newspaper strip by Barsotti collected edition
2. Humor Adventure Gaming strips from 80s and 90s-- Finieous Fingers, Wormy etc.
3. Uncollected Bob Levin comics journalism
4. The two Tomorrow Stories Specials that closed out ABC Comics
5. The complete Kyle Baker run on Plastic Man

*****

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Buzz Dixon

1. 'Mazing Man by Bob Rozakis and Stephen DeStefano
2. Wordsmith by Dave Darrigo and R.G. Taylor
3. Kona, Monarch Of Monster Isle by Sam Glanzman
4. Franklin Fibbs / Little Fibbs by Hollis Brown and Wes Hargis
5. Complete Trots and Bonnie by Shirley Flenniken (Yeah! Sign me up for that, too!)

*****

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Oliver Ristau

1. Fleisher/Giarrano's Haywire Omnibus
2. An affordable and complete reprint of Bill Tidy's The Fosdyke Saga
3. Complete Collection of Julio und Jimmy/Jimmy das Gummipferd/Julios abenteuerliche Reisen by Roland Kohlsaat
4. A reprint of Atomos -- Bande Dessinees Pour Adultes
5. Fantagraphics should do a reprint of Saga de Xam by Jean Rollin & Nicolas Devil like they did with Jodelle

*****

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Matthew Craig

1. Barry Kitson, Mark Farmer & Mike Collins: Spider-Man UK (Spidey visits Birmingham; hilarious carnage ensues)
2. Starblazer: DC Thomson sci-fi novella series (64pg A5 B&W format)
3. The Complete Oink! (1980s UK children's comic, more anarchic than The Beano/Dandy)
4. The Complete Doomlord (photostrip then traditional sci-fi-horror from the 1980's Eagle)
5. The Collected Wildcat (post-ecoapocalyptic sci-fi comic set on and off an interstellar ark)

*****

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Steve Replogle

1. Carson of Venus by Michael Kaluta
2. Machine Man by Barry Windsor-Smith
3. Master of Kung Fu Omnibus by Moench, Gulacy, Zeck, Day and others
4. Complete Den by Richard Corben
5. Outland by Jim Steranko

*****

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Steve Replogle (Again)

1. The Complete Michael Kaluta Shadow stories
2. Paradoxman by Barry Windsor-Smith
3. Aztec Ace by Moench, Day and others
4. Collected Fantagor & Grimwit by Rochard Corben
5. Artwork, Comics & Experimental Pieces from Supergraphics by Jim Steranko

*****

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Chris Duffy

1. Complete collection of Scott Cunningham's "Alien Metaphor"
2. The complete James Stevenson "Grandpa" books (These are the sweetest books in the world, told in hybrid story/comic format.)
3. The complete "Hey Look!" by Harvey Kurtzman. (Out of print for way too long.)
4. The complete Don Martin paperback-original material.
5. The complete Steve Mellor Marvel ComicsInline image 1

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John Platt

1. The early 20th century cartoons of F.G. Cooper
2. The complete short stories of Rick Geary
3. "The Strange World of Mr. Mum" by Irving Phillips
4. The best magazine cartoons of Tom Cheney
5. "Crossfire" by Mark Evanier and Dan Spiegel

*****

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Mark Mayerson

* Dennis the Menace comics by Owen Fitzgerald
* The complete Gil Kane interviews from The Comics Journal and Amazing Heroes
* The complete Conchy by James Childress
* The Unpublished Jack Kirby (Dingbats of Danger Street #2, #3, Soul Love, etc.)
* Midnight by Jack Cole

*****

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Danny Ceballos

1. Artist Edition of John Porcellino's KING-CAT COMICS & STORIES #'s 1-10
2. The Complete Gabrielle Bell's BOOK OF...
3. George Carlson's illustrated novel ALEC IN FUMBLELAND
4. The Complete Lynda Barry's EROTIC SPACES
5. Best of Steve Ditko's Splash Pages

*****

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David Robertson

* Sweatshop by Peter Bagge
* Fleener by Mary Fleener.
* Rubber Blanket by David Mazzucchelli
* Dan Dare (1982-) by Pat Mills et al.
* 1963 by Alan Moore et al.

*****

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David Baillie

* Grant Morrison's Starblazers (I only have one of them)
* Toxic! (Pat Mills' '90s UK Anthology)
* Outbreak of Violets -- Alan Moore's set of cards for an MTV bash (illustrated by Jamie Hewlett, I think)
* Rubber Blanket
* The 80s Spider-Man UK comics drawn by Mike Collins and Barry Kitson in which Spider-Man comes to London and meets a villain called Thunderclap.

*****

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Johnny Bacardi

* A Jerry Grandenetti horror collection
* Complete Trots and Bonnie, most definitely
* Thriller 1-8, no more no less.
* Adventures of Bob Hope featuring Super-Hip
* Complete (to date, anyway) Tex Arcana by John Findlay

*****

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Jeff Flowers

1. Elementals by Bill Willingham
2. Clara de Noche (Clara After Dark) by Jordi Bernet
3. Twisted Tales/Alien Worlds by Bruce Jones
4. Den and other creator owned works by Richard Corben
5. Trots And Bonnie by Shary Flenniken

*****

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Nat Gertler

1. The Complete Trots & Bonnie
2. Jim Steranko's adaptation of Outland
3. Steve Gerber & Jack Kirby's Destroyer Duck
4. Alan Moore's NightRaven prose stories
5. 'Mazing Man

Caveat: As a publisher of reprints, I have filtered out things that I would like to see reprinted where I have some reasonable hope of getting the rights.

*****

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Jim Engel

* COMPLETE BARNEY GOOGLE by Billy DeBeck
* COMPLETE RED BARRY by Will Gould
* COMPLETE 8th MAN (in English) by Jiro Kuwata
* COMPLETE JOSE CARIOCA newspaper strip by Paul Murry
* COMPLETE BULLWINKLE newspaper strip by Al Kilgore

*****

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Frank Young

1. a well-chosen (by me) collection of John Stanley's funny-animal comics from the 1940s. A licensing nightmare, but it could be done.
2. a complete reprinting of Gene Ahern's Sunday-only strip "The Squirrel Cage"
3. a book of Dick Briefer's non-"Frankenstein" material
4. The eight-issue run of John Stanley's "Dunc 'n' Loo," with the two issues of "Kookie" for good measure
5. a big hardcover anthology of comics drawn by children -- the loopier, the better

*****

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Trevor Ashfield

1. Trots and Bonnie
2. Best of John Severin's comics and covers from "Cracked"
3. The Complete "Raw" magazine
4. "Thriller" Trade Paperback (DC)
5. Complete Steve Englehart "West Coast Avengers"

*****

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M. Emery

1. A. S. Paterson's daily humour strips for The Dominion 1925 - 1950
2. John McNamara's run on newspaper strip Paul Temple
3. A complete collection of Moira Bertram's comics and illustrations.
4. Complete collections of Super Detective Library from Amalgamated Press
5. Complete collection of Kathleen O'Brien's Wanda the War Girl

*****

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Rich Tommaso

1. Wash Tubbs And Captain Easy dailies Roy Crane
2. Cerebus Book One Dave Sim
3. Groo Pacific and early Marvel Comics Sergio Aragonés
4. Richard Corben Full-color Den
5. Sam & Max Collection Steve Purcell

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topic suggested and examples provided by John Vest; thanks, John

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