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August 10, 2014


FFF Results Post #389 -- Birth Year

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Comics You Enjoy That Came Out The Year You Were Born." This is how they responded.

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Tom Spurgeon

1. "Bull Tales," Garry Trudeau
2. Fantastic Four #72, Jack Kirby and Stan Lee
3. Feds 'N' Heads #1, Gilbert Shelton
4. Flight 714, Hergé
5. His Name Is... Savage, Gil Kane

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Philippe Leblanc

Thinking back on books published on my birth year, I was drawn not only to the books published then, but also books in my first language. I am from Quebec and French is my first language. I learned English as a second language because of comics, but when I first dicsovered sequential art, it was through French comics. I didn't read those as a kid except #5, but those are still to this day classics.

1- In search of Shirley, by Cosey (Originally published as :Le voyage en Italie, Tome 1)
2- La route d'armillia, by Benoit Peeters & Francois Schuiten
3- Batman: The Killing Joke, By the Original Writer & Brian Bolland
4- Jimbo in Paradise, by Gary Panter
5- Yakari: Le vol des Corbeaux, by Job & Derib (Not yet released in English, Yakari's title are coming at a snail's pace to the english market

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Bob Temuka

1. Uncanny X-Men #94
2. Battle Picture Weekly #1
3. The first Footrot Flats comic strips
4. The Joker #2
5. Strange Tales #181

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Don MacPherson

1. Batman #232
2. Amazing Spider-Man #100
3. Green Lantern #85
4. World's Finest Comics #208
5. Flash #205

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Andrew Mansell

1. The Flash of Both Worlds
2. Fantastic Four # 1
3. Walt Disney Comics and Stories #252
4. Dennis the Menace Giant #9 Dennis Goes to Camp
5. Peanuts June 4th... a gem that became an indispensable bit in CB X-mas

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Mark Mayerson

* The Pogo Stepmother Goose, Walt Kelly
* More Peanuts, Charles M. Schulz
* Mad #12, Harvey Kurtzman
* Uncle Scrooge #6, Carl Barks
* Fighting American #2, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby

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Randy Clark

* Showcase #8
* Brave and Bold #10
* Detective Comics #241
* Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #26
* House of Mystery #60

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Jamie Coville

1. Amazing Spider-Man #150
2. Giant-Size X-Men #1
3. Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #61
4. Son of Satan #1
5. Famous First Edition F-7

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Sean Kleefeld

1. Avengers #97, Roy Thomas & John Buscema
2. Batman #244, Denny O'Neil & Neal Adams
3. Detective Comics #428, Frank Robbins & Bob Brown
4. Fantastic Four #119, Roy Thomas & John Buscema
5. Justice League of America #102, Len Wein & Dick Dillin

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Dave Knott

* Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #133 - Jack Kirby
* Doonesbury - Garry Trudeau
* Green Lantern / Green Arrow #76 - Denny O'Neil & Neal Adams
* Western Circus - Morris & Goscinny
* Slow Death Funnies #1 - R. Crumb, Greg Irons, Rory Hayes, Gilbert Shelton, Jaxon, Kim Deitch, & a crapload of other underground greats

plus... strictly speaking, it is not comics, but Steranko published the first volume of his History Of Comics in that year, a book that later fascinated me with its stories of the early years of the American comics business

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Mike Baehr

1. The Forever People #1, Jack Kirby
2. Mister Miracle #6, Jack Kirby
3. Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #141, Jack Kirby
4. The New Gods #1, Jack Kirby
5. Fantagor #1, Richard Corben

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Tom Bondurant

1. Fantastic Four #89
2. Captain America #117
3. Teen Titans #24
4. Batman #217
5. Detective Comics #395

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Buzz Dixon

1. Weird Fantasy #21 (Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Joe Orlando, Jack Kamen, Bill Elder, John Severin)
2. Weird Science #20, (Wally Wood, Jack Kamen, Joe Orlando, Al Williamson)
3. Mad #3, (Harvey Kurtzman and the usual gang of idiots)
4. Four Color Comics #456 a.k.a.Scrooge McDuck, (Carl Barks)
5. Li'l Abner, (Al Capp)

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Chris Duffy

1. Fatman the Human Flying Saucer #1 by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck
2. Fantastic Four #68 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
3. Zap Comics #0 by Robert Crumb
4. Magnus Robot Fighter 4000 AD #17 by Herb Kastle and Russ Manning.
5. Strange Tales #157 by Jim Steranko, Marie Severin, and Stan Lee.

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Will Pfeifer

1. Mad Magazine 115 (Star Blecch!)
2. Not Brand Echh #1
3. Teen Titans #13 (The Swingin’ Christmas Carol!)
4. Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #105 (World of 1,000 Olsens!)
5. Doom Patrol #115

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Joe Schwind

* Four Color 265: King of the Royal Mounted, Gary
* Four Color 268: Mickey Mouse, Gottfredson
* Four Color 275: Donald Duck, Barks
* Gabby Hayes Western 16
* Weird Fantasy 14, Feldstein, Wood, Kamen, Kurtzman

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Marc Sobel

1. Amazing Spider-Man #121 (Death of Gwen Stacy)
2. Swamp Thing #7
3. Zap Comix #6
4. The Shadow #1
5. Plop! #1

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Matt Emery

1. Giant Size X-Men #1
2. Battle (IPC Weekly)
3. Tor
4. The Invaders
5. Arcade

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Marc-Oliver Frisch

1. Lucky Luke Nr. 21: Vetternwirtschaft
2. Asterix bei den Belgiern
3. Die Spinne Nr. 127
4. Die Spinne Comic-Taschenbuch Nr. 3
5. Die Fantastischen Vier Comic-Taschenbuch Nr. 1

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John Platt

1. Adventure Comics #379, Jim Shooter and Jack Abel
2. Anthro #5 by Howie Post
3. House of Mystery #179 by lots of people
4. Mad Magazine #126 by the Usual Gang of Idiots
5. The Phantom #31 by Dick Wood and Jim Aparo

(I actually narrowed these down to the month I was born.)

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John Vest

1. Fantastic Four #1, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
2. Konga #4, Steve Ditko
3. Gorgo #3, Steve Ditko and Joe Gill
4. Sea Devils #1, Bob Haney, Robert Kanigher, and Russ Heath
5. Superman #149, Jerry Siegel and Curt Swan

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Chad Nevett

1. Dreadstar #2, Jim Starlin
2. Cerebus #50, Dave Sim
3. Nexus #1, Mike Baron and Steve Rude
4. What If...? #40, Peter B. Gillis and Jackson Guice
5. Ronin #1, Frank Miller and Lynn Varley

*****

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Michael Dooley

1. Crimefighters
2. Funnyman
3. Lana
4. Lawbreakers Always Lose!
5. Pogo (newspaper strip)

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James Langdell

1. Uncle Pogo's So-So Stories - Walt Kelly
2. Mad #4 (Superduperman! and Robin Hood)
3. Uncle Scrooge #2 (Back to the Klondike) - Carl Barks
4. Weird Science #17 (There Will Come Soft Rains) - Bradbury, Feldstein, Wood
5. The Maestro - Gerard Hoffnung

*****

I deleted two that I received because there was no name on them, only an e-mail address; I deleted one because I couldn't tell the year -- they picked series rather than individual issues -- so I couldn't figure out the appropriate art

if you want to send again with a name or a year, I'll add; sorry about that

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modified from a suggestion by Sean Kleefeld; thanks, Sean

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