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February 28, 2016


FFF Results Post #450 -- License To Draw

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Favorite Comics You've Enjoyed By Specific Comics-Makers Featuring Licensed Properties." This is how they responded.

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Jamie Coville

1. The Destroyer (Marvel) by Will Murray and various artists
2. X-Files (Topps Comics) byStefan Petrucha and Charles Adlard
3. GI Joe (Marvel) by Larry Hama and various artist
4. Revolution on the Planet of the Apes (Mr. Comics) by Joe O'Brien, Ty Templeton and other various writers and artists
5. Star Trek: The Next Generation (DC Comics) Michael Jan Friedman and various artists.

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Stephen Harrick

1. Jonny Quest, William Messner-Loebs, Marc Hempel and Mark Wheatley
2. Sesame Street, Jay Fosgitt
3. G.I. Joe, Larry Hama
4. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Archie Goodwin, Al Williamson, Carlos Garzón, Ron Frenz and Tom Palmer
5. Popeye, Roger Langridge and Tom Neely

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Antranik Tchalekian

1. The Shadow by Andy Helfer & Bill Sienkiewicz
2. Darth Vader by Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larrocca & Edgar Delgado
3. The Shadow by Howard Chaykin
4. Star Wars by Jason Aaron, Stuart Immonen & Wade von Grawbadger
5. The Shadow by Andy Helfer & Kyle Baker

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Randy Clark

1. The Shadow, Andrew Helfer and Kyle Baker
2. Captain Action, Gil Kane
3. The Lone Ranger, Brett Matthews and John Cassaday
4. Micronauts, Bill Mantlo and Michael Golden
5. The Prisoner, Dean Motter

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Marty Yohn

1. Tarzan -- Joe Kubert
2. Doc Savage (1987) -- Denny O'Neill, Adam and Andy Kubert
3. Batman vs Predator -- Dave Gibbons and Andy Kubert
4. The Shadow -- Denny O’Neill and Mike Kaluta
5. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born -- Peter David, Jae Lee, and Richard Isanove

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Ali T. Kokmen

1. Star Trek by Mike W. Barr and Tom Sutton. DC Comics' mid-1980s run was the first, best way a die-hard Trek fan could get an ongoing fix of their favorite franchise, especially between the cliff-hangery movies.
2. Star Wars: Dark Empire by Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy. Similarly, before the Star Wars movie prequels were more than a pipe dream, this comic book series was demonstrated that there was yet potential in Star Wars storytelling.
3. Green Hornet by Ron Fortier and Jeff Butler. Having only been vaguely aware of the Green Hornet character from the 1960s TV series, I never really "got" what made the character popular until NOW Comics did their stories, clearly with great affection.
4. The Hobbit by Chuck Dixon and David Wenzel. Eclipse Comics' adaptation of Tolkein's story has deservedly stood the test of time.
5. Muppet Show by Roger Langridge. Because all right-thinking people appreciate Kermit the Frog

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Michael Buntag

1. Adventure Time, Ryan North
2. Godzilla: The Half-Century War, James Stokoe
3. The Empire Strikes Back, Archie Goodwin, Al Williamson & Carlos Garzon
4. Avatar: The Last Airbender, Gene Luen Yang & Gurihiru
5. Neon Genesis Evangelion, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

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Tom Bondurant

1. Star Trek, Mike W. Barr & Tom Sutton (DC)
2. Star Wars: Dark Empire, Tom Veitch & Cam Kennedy (Dark Horse)
3. Transformers Vs. G.I. Joe, Tom Scioli & John Barber (IDW)
4. Godzilla, Doug Moench & Herb Trimpe (Marvel)
5. The X Files, Joe Harris & Michael Walsh (IDW)

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Anthony Stock

1. Justice Inc. by Kyle Baker & Andrew Helfer
2. The Shadow by Kyle Baker & Andrew Helfer
3. Dick Tracy by Kyle Baker, John Moore & Len Wein
4. Hot Wheels by Alex Toth
5. Transformers vs G.I. Joe by Tom Scioli & John Barber

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Buzz Dixon

1. King Kong (Gold Key 1968), art by Alberto Giolitti, cover by George Wilson, writer unknown
2. Gorgo (Charlton), Steve Ditko & Joe Gill
3. King Kong (Fantagraphics 1991), Don Simpson
4. Godzilla: Rulers Of Earth (IDW), Matt Frank & Chris Mowry
5. Godzilla, King Of The Monsters (Marvel), Herb Trimpe & Doug Moench

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Sean Kleefeld

1. Star Wars, Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin
2. Micronauts, Bill Mantlo and Mike Golden
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark, Walt Simonson and John Buscema
4. Battle of the Planets, Munier Sharrieff and Wilson Tortosa
5. G.I. Joe, Larry Hama and Herb Trimpe

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John Vest

1. Conan The Barbarian, Roy Thomas & Barry Windsor-Smith
2. Korg 70,000 BC, Pat Boyette
3. Konga, Steve Ditko & Joe Gill
4. Alien, Archie Goodwin & Walt Simonson
5. 2001, Jack Kirby

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Gavin Lees

1. The Muppet Show -- Roger Langridge
2. Transformers vs GI Joe -- Tom Scioli and John Barber
3. "Second Sunrise Over New Mombasa" -- Moebius
4. The Prisoner - Jack Kirby
5. "George R. Binks" - Tony Millionaire

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Douglas Wolk

1. Atari Force, Gerry Conway & Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
2. Master of Kung Fu, Doug Moench & Gene Day (the licensed property was Fu Manchu!)
3. Mad-Dog, Ty Templeton
4. A Wrinkle In Time, Hope Larson
5. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens: Incubus, John Wagner, Andy Diggle & Henry Flint

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Jeff Flowers

1. Micronauts by Bill Mantlo and Michael Golden
2. Rom by Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema
3. Shogun Warriors by Doug Moench and Herb Trimpe
4. Elric: While The Gods Laugh by Roy Thomas and P. Craig Russell
5. Almuric by Roy Thomas and Tim Conrad

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Oliver Ristau

1. Star Trek: Debt of Honor by Chris Claremont, Adam Hughes & Karl Story
2. Parker: Slayground by Darwyn Cooke
3. Planet Of The Apes by Doug Moench and Alfredo Alcala
4. NHK ni Y0koso! by Tatsuhiko Takimoto and Kendi Oiwa
5. The Shadow by Andy Helfer and Kyle Baker

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Michael May

1. Flash Gordon, Jeff Parker and Evan "Doc" Shaner
2. Red Sonja, Roy Thomas, Clara Noto, and Frank Thorne
3. Star Wars, Archie Goodwin and Carmine Infantino
4. Tarzan, Joe Kubert
5. Godzilla, Doug Moench and Herb Trimpe

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Chris Arrant

1. Hot Wheels by Alex Toth
2. Bram Stoker's Dracula by Mike Mignola
3. Stormwatch/Aliens crossover by Warren Ellis & Tom Raney
4. Bill & Ted's by Evan Dorkin
5. The Muppets by Roger Langridge

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Patrick Watson

1. Godzilla by Moench and Trimpe (loved it so much I own a page)
2. Space Ghost by Evanier and Rude
3. Micronauts by Mantlo and Golden. shoutouts for Pat Broderick and Gil Kane.
4. The Empire Strikes Back by Goodwin and Williamson
5. John Carter, Warlord of Mars by Wolfman and Kane.

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Andrew Mansell

1. Master of Kung Fu -- Doug Moench and Gene Day
2. Terror on the Planet of the Apes -- Moench and Gene Day
3. Tarzan -- Russ Manning
4. Space Ghost -- Mark Evanier and Steve Rude
5. Jonny Quest -- William Messner-Loebs

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idea and examples provided by John Vest; thanks, John!

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