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May 25, 2014


FFF Results Post #380 -- The Urkel

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Characters That Grew To Greater Prominence Within Their Comic Or In Comics More Generally Than Their Initial Appearance or Appearance Might Have Suggested." This is how they responded.

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Wolverine (X-Men)
2. The Cactus (Steven)
3. Popeye (Thimble Theatre)
4. Howard The Duck (Adventure Into Fear)
5. Krazy Kat (The Dingbat Family)

*****

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Oliver Ristau

1. Harley Quinn (The Batman Adventures)
2. Deadpool (New Mutants)
3. The Punisher (The Amazing Spider-Man)
4. Donald Duck (The Adventures of Mickey Mouse)
5. Cletus Kasady / Carnage (The Amazing Spider-Man)

*****

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Buzz Dixon

1. Scrooge McDuck (Donald Duck)
2. Nancy (Fritzi Ritz)
3. Snuffy Smith (Barney Google)
4. Dagwood Bumstead (Blondie)
5. The Cockroach, all 18 variants of him (Cerebus)

*****

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Rob Salkowitz

1. Rocket Raccoon (Marvel Preview/The Hulk)
2. Henry Pym (Tales to Astonish)
3. Darkseid (Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olson)
4. Swamp Thing (House of Secrets)
5. Moon Knight (Werewolf by Night)

*****

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Mike Baehr

1. Frank (Jim)
2. Swamp Thing (House of Secrets)
3. Nancy (Fritzi Ritz)
4. Fritz (Birdland)
5. Captain Easy (Wash Tubbs)

*****

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Douglas Wolk

1. Kim Rosenthal (Doonesbury)
2. Deadpool (New Mutants)
3. Black Widow (Tales of Suspense)
4. Nancy (Fritzi Ritz)
5. Papa Smurf (Johan and Peewit)

*****

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John Vest

1. Mickey Rat (L.A. Comics)
2. Cherry Poptart (Funnybook)
3. Zippy The Pinhead (Tales Of Toad)
4. Omaha The Cat Dancer (Dope Comix)
5. Fritz The Cat (Help!)

*****

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Stergios Botzakis

1. Speedy Ortiz (Love and Rockets)
2. Fritz (Love and Rockets)
3. Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel)
4. Archie Andrews (Pep Comics)
5. Fearless Fosdick (Li’l Abner)

*****

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Des Devlin

1. Captain Archibald Haddock (The Crab with the Golden Claws)
2. Ambush Bug (DC Comics Presents)
3. Deadpool (New Mutants)
4. The Smurfs (Johann and Peewit)
5. The Addams Family (the gag cartoons of Charles Addams)

*****

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Evan Dorkin

1. Nancy (Fritzi Ritz)
2. Captain Easy (Wash Tubbs)
3. Alfred E. Neuman/Mel Haney (Mad Reader/Mad #21)
4. Henry Pym (Tales to Astonish #27)
5. The Riddler (Detective Comics #140)

*****

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John Platt

1. Machine Man (2001)
2. Shmoo (Li'l Abner)
3. John Constantine (Swamp Thing)
4. Dagwood Bumstead (Blondie)
5. Richie Rick (Little Dot)

*****

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Tom Bondurant

1. Rocket Raccoon (Incredible Hulk)
2. Guy Gardner (Green Lantern)
3. Kim Rosenthal (Doonesbury)
4. John Constantine (Saga of the Swamp Thing)
5. Beast Boy (Doom Patrol)

*****

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Joe Schwind

* Sad Sack (Yank tabloid)
* Wonder Wart-Hog (Bacchanal magazine)
* Little Iodine (They’ll Do It Every Time)
* Rat Fink (on t-shirts)
* Zippy (Real Pulp Comix)

*****

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Sean T. Collins

* Fritz (Love and Rockets)
* Roger the Homunculus (BPRD)
* Rusty Brown (The ACME Novelty Library)
* Roast Beef (Achewood)
* Kate Beaton (Kate Beaton's comics)

*****

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Stephen Harrick

1. Elektra Natchios (Daredevil)
2. John Constantine (Swamp Thing)
3. Shado (Green Arrow)
4. Jeffrey Dahmer -- Derf’s interpretation (Zero Zero)
5. Col. James Rhodes (Iron Man)

*****

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Art Baxter

1. Captain Easy (Wash Tubbs)
2. Rosalba "Fritz" Martinez (Love and Rockets)
3. Joanie Caucus (Doonesbury)
4. Janni Dakkar (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)
5. The Silver Surfer (Fantastic Four)

*****

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Sean Kleefeld

1. Ant-Man (Tales to Astonish #27)
2. Adam Warlock (Fantastic Four #65)
3. Daredevil (Silver Streak Comics #6)
4. Red Sonja (Conan the Barbarian #23)
5. Bécassine (La Semaine de Suzette #1)

*****

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Justin J. Major

1. The Legion of Superheroes (Adventure)
2. Snuffy Smith (Barney Google)
3. Nancy (Fritzi Ritz)
4. Dagwood Bumstead (Blondie)
5. Raymond Quentin Smuckles (Achewood)

*****

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Chris Duffy

1. Buddy Bradley (Neat Stuff)
2. Bullseye (Daredevil)
3. Lobo (Omega Men)
4. Deadshot (Batman)
5. Gyro Gearloose (Walt Disney Comics and Stories)

*****

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Chad Hanna

1. Snuffy Smith (Barney Google)
2. Opus (Bloom County)
3. Uncle Scrooge (Donald Duck)
4. Ray Smuckles and Roast Beef (Achewood)
5. Jeff (Mutt and Jeff)

*****

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David Roel

1. Ambush Bug (various DC comics)
2. Squirrel Girl (various Marvel comics)
3. Astoria (Cerebus)
4. Clea (Dr. Strange)
5. Rogue (X-Men)

*****

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Shannon Smith

1) Animal Man (Strange Adventures)
2) Toby Radloff (American Splendor)
3) Opus (Bloom County)
4) The Punisher (The Amazing Spider-Man)
5) Dreadstar (Epic Illustrated)

*****
*****
 
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