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February 23, 2014


FFF Results Special -- Snow Comics

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Comics Or Parts Of Comics You Like With Snow In Them." This is how they responded.

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Tintin In Tibet
2. Whenever Dan Wright Would Draw Snow In Wildwood
3. Whenever James Kochalka Would Draw Snow In His Diary Comics
4. Winsor McCay Draws Jack Frost
5. Calvin's snowmen

*****

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Tom Bondurant

1. Snoopy and the killer icicle
2. Tales of the Teen Titans #42
3. Batman '66 #28
4. Amazing Spider-Man #166
5. Zonker bringing springtime briefly to snowbound Walden Pond

*****

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Tim Hayes

1. Alex Raymond draws The Ice Kingdom of Mongo
2. George Tuska draws Luke Cage making out in the snow
3. John Buscema draws Ymir
4. John Romita draws The Schemer in his car under a snowdrift
5. Justice League Antarctica

*****

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Matthew Craig

1. Spider-Man vs. Blackie Drago & Influenza (Amazing Spider-Man 48-49)
2. Tulip hits Jesse with an anti-self-pity snowball (Preacher)
3. Spider Jerusalem Leaves The Children A Present (Transmetropolitan)
4. Lieber/Rucka's Whiteout
5. Spider-Man versus Adrian Toomes & The Catholic Guilt Of Aunt May Parker (Peter Parker: Spider-Man)

(There's also a really lovely prose short in the mid-90s Ultimate Spider-Man anthology where Spidey exploits the strength and brief life-span of his webbing to create an overnight ice shelter for a homeless man. Author Greg Cox.)

*****

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Richard Bruton

* Summit of the Gods - By Yumemakura Baku and JirĂ´ Taniguchi - the best mountain climbing comic there has ever been. Which, I realise isn't exactly a big field, but seriously, this is one of the most thrilling comics I've EVER read.
* Tintin In Tibet by Herge
* Bone by Jeff Smith
* Because I didn't realise in my youth that it was John Byrne pulling a fast one and instead thought it damn clever... Alpha Flight # 6, 1984, the Snowblind issue. Actually, thinking about it, seeing as he got paid in full for pencilling and inking the whole issue when at least 5 pages were completely white it IS damn clever.
* Peanuts by Schulz

*****

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Sean Kleefeld

1. Summit of the Gods
2. Justice Leagure of America #110
3. Any/all snowball fights in the Peanuts-verse
4. The Punk Hazard storyline from One Piece
5. Calvin & Hobbes snowmen (semi-obligatory response)

*****

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Oliver Ristau

1. J. H. Williams III, Dan Curtis Johnson, Seth Fisher "Batman: Snow"
2. Enki Bilal "Partie de Chasse"
3. Howard Chaykin "The Blizzard Of '32" (American Flagg #7)
4. Simon Schwartz "Packeis"
5. Brett Lewis, John Paul Leon "The Winter Men"

*****

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Steven Stwalley

1. Donald Duck in Luck of the North by Carl Barks
2. Far Arden and Crater XV by Kevin Cannon
3. George Sprott by Seth
4. Cleveland by Harvey Pekar and Joseph Remnant
5. Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware

*****

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Chris Arrant

1. Uncanny X-Men #25 by Chris Claremont & Barry Windsor-Smith
2. Calvin & Hobbes, "The Torment of Existence Weighed Against thre Horror of Nonbeing" by Bill Watterson
3. What If? #34 (1982), "The Silver Surfer, White Tiger, Night Rider, Iceman and Moon Knight teamed up during a snowstorm to battle Wendigo" by TTom DeFalco
4. Blankets by Craig Thompson
5. Whiteout by Greg Rucka & Steve Lieber

*****

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Zainab Akhtar

* Batman: Snow by J. H. Williams, Dan Curtis Johnson and Seth Fisher
* Black Blizzard by Yoshihiro Tatsumi
* Blacksad Arctic Nation by Juanjo Guranido and Juan Diaz Canales
* Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles book 4 (Penguin coloured editions) by Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird and Steve Lavigne
* Tintin in Tibet by Herge
* Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson (various strips, but can't mention snow in comics and leave Calvin and Hobbes off the list)

*****

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John Vest

1. Doctor Strange and Clea at Times Square on snowy New Years Eve, in Doctor Strange #180 illustrated by Gene Colan
2. R Crumb's Frosty The Snowman in Arcade #4
3. Harvey Pekar and R Crumb in the snow on the cover of Comics Journal #97
4. Waldo and Santa's snowy adventure in Kim Deitch's "Blue But True," from Laugh In the Dark #1
5. Peanuts wintertime strips set in the snow

*****

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Buzz Dixon

1. Donald Duck in A Christmas For Shack Town
2. Stan Lynde's Hipshot Percussion on Christmas
3. Flash Gordon in Frigia
4. Any Superman story involving that great big key and the Fortress of Solitutde
5. Serenity in Snow Biz (full disclosure: This is one I published)

*****
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