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November 23, 2014


If I Were In Bologna, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In Grand Rapids, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In Milwaukee, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In Denver, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In Richmond, I'd Go To This

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Happy 53rd Birthday, Masamune Shirow!

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Happy 43rd Birthday, Jonah Weiland!

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FFF Results Post #401 -- Howard, The Lists

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Things About Howard The Duck That Can Be Organized Into A Cohesive List." This is how they responded.

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Val Mayerik
2. Frank Brunner
3. Gene Colan
4. Juan Bobillo
5. Joe Quinones

* Five Artists Affiliated With The Howard The Duck Character

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Oliver Ristau

1. Comic Book
2. Magazine
3. Newspaper comic strip
4. Trade Paperback
5. Hardcover

* Five publishing formats which featured stories of Howard the Duck.

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Sean Kleefeld

1. Daydreamers #1
2. Generation X #20
3. Spider-Man Team-Up #5
4. Marvel Team-Up #96
5. Howard the Duck: The Movie #1

* Five Comics Howard The Duck Appeared In But Shouldn't Have

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John Platt

1. Comic book
2. Comic strip
3. Treasury
4. Magazine
5. Omnibus

* Five formats of Howard the Duck publications

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Tim Hayes

1. The concept of a write-in candidate.
2. The correct use of the word bong.
3. Who Anita Bryant is.
4. That Gene Colan's art was scrumptious in black and white.
5. The existence of The Comics Journal via issue 41

* Things I learned about America via Howard the Duck from more than three thousand miles away.

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Justin Crouse

1. Sun Myung Moon
2. Lester Bangs
3. Anita Bryant
4. Justin Timberlake
5. Oprah Winfrey

* five public figures satirized by Steve Gerber in Howard the Duck.

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Tom Bondurant

1. A barbarian (issue #1, January 1976)
2. A human (issue #19, Dec. 1977)
3. A rat (2002 miniseries)
4. Sorcerer Supreme (Marvel Treasury Edition #12, 1976)
5. Iron Duck (issues #30-31, March-May 1979)

* Five alternate identities assumed by Howard the Duck

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Rob Salkowitz

1. (Adventures into) Fear
2. Giant-Size Man-Thing
3. Howard the Duck
4. Marvel Treasury Edition
5. Howard the Duck Magazine

* comics in which HTD appeared.

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Buzz Dixon

1. Turnip
2. Cow
3. Cookie
4. An egg
5. A glove

* Edible items featured on Howard The Duck covers

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Sean Rogers

1. A timely focal point for conversations about work-for-hire contracts
2. A long-moribund corporate property
3. Stewart the Rat
4. Destroyer Duck
5. A disquieting husk

* Five things that Howard the Duck became after Steve Gerber and Marvel had their falling out

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Dave Knott

* Colour comic book
* Newspaper comic strip
* Live action film
* Black-and-white comic magazine
* Video game

* Five media in which Howard The Duck starred in a namesake title

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November 22, 2014


The Comics Reporter Video Parade


The Art Of Richard Thompson



Two Promotional Videos From The Great Publisher Canicola


Jim Borgman In 2007 Talking About His Creative Process


Profile Of Harry Bliss


Zunar: Cartoonists Are Not Criminals


Never Posted This: Stan Lee's New Heroes Sketch From Key & Peele
 
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CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from November 15 to November 21, 2014:

1. The Malaysian cartoonist Zunar was detained and questioned by police about his new book, which they investigating under three different criminal charges.

2. Jillian Tamaki wins the Governor General's Award for her work on This One Summer, throwing a spotlight on both that awards program lack of interest in graphic novels for older readers (it's actually in the rules that these works are disqualified from consideration) and the difficulty with splitting creators with overlapping duties from consideration when it comes to making comics. Hopefully, this can be resolved.

3. ICAF, Short Run and Thought Bubble all ending last weekend throws a spotlight on the crush of shows throughout the calendar year. There's one weekend in April 2015 that has four prominent or at least well-known shows.

Winner Of The Week
Tamaki

Losers Of The Week
The Authories Bothering Zunar

Quote Of The Week
"[Johnny Hart] and his fabulous wife, Bobby, had bought a beautiful estate in Binghamton. He had a wonderful home and he built this gorgeous studio next to it, all on his property. One day, Bobby noticed that these sightseeing buses were pulling up to [the] entrance of their home, and people were getting out and taking pictures. She told Johnny that this was happening on a regular basis. Johnny thought it would be a good idea to pass out little signed copies of B.C. and Wizard of Id to give to these sightseers. So Johnny made up the cartoons and signed them and Bobby cooked cookies.

"So the next day, a sightseeing bus pulled up. ... Bobby would pass out the cookies and cartoons, tell them a little about [Hart's strips] and thanked them for coming. The people seemed very appreciative but a little puzzled and asked, 'What's B.C. and Wizard of Id?'

"What Bobby and Johnny later found out was that the hill they bought was the same hill [where] Joseph Smith [the founder of Mormonism] had received his golden plates that eventually became the Book of Mormon, And people still come today."-- Mike Peters
 
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If I Were In Bologna, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In Grand Rapids, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In Milwaukee, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In San Francisco, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In Richmond, I'd Go To This

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Happy 44th Birthday, Jason Turner!

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Happy 64th Birthday, David Wenzel!

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Happy 74th Birthday, Roy Thomas!

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Happy 58th Birthday, Ron Randall!

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Happy 74th Birthday, Terry Gilliam!

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Happy 40th Birthday, Ethan Persoff!

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November 21, 2014


Go, Look: Radio Wire

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Forthcoming Extra: Billy Ireland Announces KFS Exhibit, Opening

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The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library And Museum has announced its big 100 Years Of King Features Syndicate show. Some of you are probably hugely tired of me taking this rhetorical tack by now, but holy crap, we live in an astounding age for comics shows and exhibitions where this kind of thing can be put out there without widespread commentary. That's a line-up for that one-day of free events to match most comics shows, and the exhibit itself is the kind of thing that would have melted minds 10-20 years ago.
 
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Go, Look: Howard The Duck Original Art, All Eras

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