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August 31, 2014


FFF Results Post #392 -- Summer Reads

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Comics That You Think Of As A Summer Read." This is how they responded.

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Tom Spurgeon

1. The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics: the comics work of summer when I was a kid.
2. Petty Theft: one of several books perfect for summer afternoon reading released by Drawn and Quarterly this year.
3. Avengers Annual #7.
4. Thompson Is In Trouble, Charlie Brown.
5. Love And Rockets: New Stories #4.

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Michael Buntag

1. The Shadow Hero.
2. You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack.
3. Hark! A Vagrant.
4. The Complete Calvin and Hobbes.
5. RASL Hardcover.

*****

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Michael Dooley

1. EC Picto Fiction Library Complete Box Set
2. The Complete Cul-de-Sac
3. The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker
4. Genius Collected: Alex Toth Slipcase Set
5. The Complete Zap Comix Boxed Set

*****

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Michael Grabowski

1. Cerebus (first volume)
2. Doing The Islands With Bacchus
3. July Diary, 2014
4. Fun With Milk and Cheese
5. Mickey Outwits The Phantom Blot

*****

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Tom Bondurant

1. Seconds, by Bryan Lee O'Malley
2. DC: The New Frontier, by Darwyn Cooke
3. JLA: Earth 2, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely
4. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1, by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill
5. Marvels, by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross

*****

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Sean T. Collins

* This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki
* Palomar by Gilbert Hernandez
* July Diary by Gabrielle Bell
* Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man by John Porcellino
* The Diary of a Teenage Girl by Phoebe Gloeckner

*****

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Chris Arrant

1. Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley
2. Garfield: His 9 Lives by Jim Davis, et al.
3. The Planetary Omnibus by Warren Ellis, John Cassaday
4. Tekkonkinkreet by Taiyo Matsumoto
5. Wonton Soup by James Stokoe

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James Moore

1. Teenagers from Mars
2. The Authority vol1 #1-12
3. Carnet de Voyage
4. Maison Ikkoku
5. Seconds

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Patrick Dean

1. Any Batman comic from the summer of 1989. The Tim Burton movie was out in theaters, my mom had cancer, and reading Batman comics from any era kept me distracted. I still think about sickly summers in Rome, Georgia anytime I see an old Batman comic.
2. Yotsuba&! by Kiyohiko Azuma
3. The Cowboy Wally Show by Kyle Baker
4. A dogeared stack of Epic era Groo The Wanderer, by Aragones, Evanier, Sakai, & Luth
5. (book from 2014) "How to be Happy" by Eleanor Davis. I live in the same sweltering humid Georgia college town in as Eleanor, so I figure some of it was drawn during sweltering humid summer days. I bought this book on a warm August day in Athens and walked seven blocks to a small bookstore to watch her give a slideshow and talk about her book. The bookstore was packed and its air conditioner and ceiling fans were on high, battling out the heat. The book is wonderful and crushing like summers in Georgia.

*****

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Andrew Mansell

1. Batman #223 80 Page Giant....Batman&Robin face danger around the world
2. Justice League of America #100. JSA/Seven Soldiers of Victory....yes!!
3. Dennis the Menace goes to Camp....those poor teenage counselors....
4. Tales of Asgard #1, I read it 20 times as our family of six(!) drove from Chicago to Orlando for vacation
5. Watchmen #10.......Defcon 2

*****

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Oliver Ristau

1. Heat from hell in this year's "Hotel Hades" by Katharina Greve (link)
2. The big summer fun that is "The Toon Treasury Of Classic Children’s Comics" by Art Spiegelman & Francoise Mouly (link)
3. The refreshing trauma at the beach in Superboy #194: "The Super-Merman of the Sea" by Leo Dorfman, Bob Brown & Murphy Anderson (link)
4. The Spirit Archives #23, especially because of the Spirit's dry knock-out in "Heat" by Jules Feiffer, Will Eisner & Jim Dixon (link)
5. Deep sea diving into s! #10 "Sea Stories" by various contributors (link)

*****

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Buzz Dixon

#1 -- T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1-6 (discovered at summer camp)
#2 -- Fantastic Four #48-50 (discovered at summer camp)
#3 -- Superboy #98 (remember reading this in a pile of comics a friend had)
#4 -- Help! #24 (found this one while visiting our cousins; warped me for life and for that I am eternally grateful)
#5 -- Archie 1000 Page Comics Explosion (July 2014)

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