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June 25, 2017


FFF Results Post #479 -- Always

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Characters From The Comics You Like In At Least Two Variations Of Their Distinct Look." This is how they responded.

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Evan Dorkin

1. The Beast (human, beast)
2. Skeezix (toddler, young boy, etc)
3. The Sandman (striped shirt and pants, gimmick costume)
4. Alec MacGarry (younger, older)
5. The Sleeper (flying Red Skull head, combined robot)

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Steve Replogle

* Superman (Siegle and Shuster's Golden Age original, Morrison's New 52 revamp)
* Conan (Barry Windsor-Smith, Buscema and Alcala)
* Jimmy Olsen (Kirby 1970, Grist 2001)
* The Spider (Cowan and Bunn 1965, Grist 2001, Albion 2005)
* Alan Moore (Cerebus #239, The Simpsons #407, ABC 64-Page Giant)

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Buzz Dixon

1. Luke Cage (Yellow Disco Shirt and Bullet-proof-black-man-in-a-hoodfie)
2. Batman (Rainbow Batman and Jungle Batman)
3. Iron Man (Roller Blading Iron Man and Hulkbuster Armor)
4. Hulk (Tuxedo Hulk and Planet Hulk)
5. Bizarro (Original look and wearing a JFK mask)

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Black Panther (The Kirby Original And The Sleek Standard From The 1970s)
2. Thing (Lumpy, Rocky)
3. Hopey Glass (Teen, Recent)
4. Hulk (Gray, Green)
5. Linus (Baby, Little Kid)

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Scott Stewart

1. Iron Man (original gray, Ditko redesign)
2. Marvel's Captain Marvel (Colan look, Starlin look)
3. Daredevil (Everett original, Wood redesign)
4. Sandman (Flessel, Simon & Kirby, Gaiman)
5. Superman (Shuster, Boring, Swan - not radical redesigns, but distinct)

... and one I hate: Adam Strange (modern version replacing classic Infantino look.

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Marc Arsenault

1. Robotman (original & Morrison Doom Patrol version, Young Animal version; and, on the Brave & The Bold as voiced by Henry Rollins)
2. Ant-Man (Original labcoat, big black circles and cyber helmet, Marvel Feature Mike Friedrich Red Shirt/White pants, MCU)
3. Steve Ditko's Captain Atom (Yellow and red & Blue/red/silver)
4. Tintin (Blue sweater, Brown Jacket)
5. Brainiac 5 (original purple coveralls, animated circles on head)

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Andy Mansell

1. Rerun (Bike passenger, underground comix artist)
2. Robotman (DP Original, Rich Case-extra weird upgrade)
3. Flexible Flynn (Tired classic, upgraded)
4. Paste Pot Pete/ The Trapster
5. Hobbes (Calvin's view/ everyone else's)

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Oliver Ristau

1. Darna (Mars Ravelo's original and Arnold Arre's 2000 version)
2. Prez (Teen-aged original by Simon & Grandenetti as well as the elder Preston Rickard by Russel & Caldwell)
3. Wildfire (The Bates/Cockrum original and Mike McKone's update)
4. Storm (Wein/Cockrum original and '80s mowhak version)
5. Punisher (the superheroish white gloves 'n boots version, also the more realistic variation established later)

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Sean Rogers

1. Buddy Bradley (slacker, junkyard owner)
2. James Corrigan (1890s, 1980s)
3. Calvin (T. rex, Spaceman Spiff)
4. Superman (Superduperman, Bizarro)
5. Waldo (Mishkin's, Jack Schick's)

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Chad Nevett

1. Thor (Kirby original costume, Dauterman unworthy Odinson look)
2. Cyclops (Regular visor, X-shaped visit/mask)
3. Superman (Eradicator Superman, Cyborg Superman)
4. Cerebus (Barbarian, dying old aardvark)
5. Vanth Dreadstar (hoodie, spandex costume)

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Roger Langridge

1. Dan Dare (original uniformed pilot, Dave Gibbons/2000AD's SF hero)
2. Jimmy Olsen (skinny bow-tied version, Jack Kirby's version)
3. Paul Kirk, Manhunter (Kirby's 1940s version, Goodwin & Simonson's ninja)
4. Hugo Tate (stick-figure, fleshed-out human)
5. Dick Briefer's Frankenstein (early WWII horror/Nazi version, later funny version)

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Mário Filipe

1. Buddy Bradley (Slacker and Suburban Sailor)
2. Hellboy (Adult, Junior)
3. Spider-Man (Classic, Black Costume)
4. Hulk (Mindless Hulk banished to The Crossroads, Joe Fixit)
5. Matthew Cable (self-destructive human in Saga of the Swamp Thing, Dream's Raven in The Sandman)


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