May 18, 2008
FFF Results Post #120—Hey, Publishers!
On Friday afternoon, participating CR
readers were asked to "Name Five Archival/Translation Projects That Aren't Happening Right Now (As Far As You Know) That You'd Love To See." Here are the results.
1. A New Complete Wash Tubbs
2. Complete Franklin Fibbs
3. Complete Odd Bodkins
4. Complete Adele Blanc-Sec
5. A Complete Paul Ollswang Art Book And Comics Collection
1. Complete King Aroo
2. Marvel Essentials Not Brand Echh!
3. Complete Trots and Bonnie
4. Mad's Big Book of Marginal Thinking
5. The Cloggies Full Set (Bill Tidy)
1) Complete Corto Maltese by Hugo Pratt -- I'd love to see a complete, coherent program with good translations. Hell, get Pratt fans like Paul Pope or Frank Miller to script a volume from a raw translation to help sell the series into the market. It's a crime this doesn't exist.
2) American Visuals: The Commercial Comics of Will Eisner -- There really should be a profusely illustrated 300 page history of Eisner's commercial work. 1/2 comics, 1/2 history, explaining the business, functional, and creative dynamics of this under-explored, but most prolific portion of Eisner's career.
3) Peplum by Blutch, English translation -- Hopefully a jumping off point for a series of Blutch translations, with Mitchum as the follow-up. Plus, my copy was stolen years ago and I haven't been able to replace it so I need a copy.
4) The History of Mini Comics, edited by David Lasky, Tom Devlin & Tom Spurgeon -- 1/2 history book, 1/2 anthology of the best minis from the earliest examples to the present. Someone needs to do this, and soon. I mean, do the kids at Stumptown have any idea how fucking cool Rick Geary's micro comics were?
5) (Barely Comics) Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children collected -- I haven't read them since I was a kid, but I loved this series of quirky illustrated stories. They were like Joe Frank radio shows illustrated by Ralph Steadman on anti-depressants. I think two 500 page collections would work in the current publishing atmosphere.
1. The Complete Barnaby by Crockett Johnson.
2. The Complete Hakaba Kitaro/GeGeGe No Kitaro by Shigeru Mizuki
3. The Complete Mister Oswald by Russell Johnson
4. The Complete Works of Yves Chaland
5. The Complete Little King by Otto Soglow
Complete, complete, complete. Everyone go broke for my sake, please.
1. The Complete King Aroo
2. The Complete Dirty Duck
3. The Complete Nervous Rex
4. The Complete Roger Brand
5. The Complete George Pichard
1) Complete Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
2) Complete Trots and Bonnie (National Lampoon)
3) DC Showcase -- PLOP
4) Complete Mad Sergio Aragones (like the Don Martin slipcase)
5) CarTOONS collections
1. Complete V.T. Hamlin Alley Oop
2. Complete Ernie Bushmiller Nancy
3. Complete Dick Moore Gasoline Alley
4. Complete Steve Gerber/Gene Colan Howard The Duck newspaper strip collection
5. A Shary Flenniken retrospective including the Trots and Bonnie comic strips
1. Mike Kaluta's DC covers
2. Complete Ditko Marvel mystery/ monster stories
3. Single volume complete Tales of Asgard
4. Complete Whiteboy
5. Artist-centric EC collections
1. Complete Dennis The Menace comics written by Fred Toole and drawn by Al Wiseman, with special emphasis on the travel and holiday specials
2. Complete Little Archie stories written and drawn by Bob Bolling
3. Complete Nancy and Sluggo stories written by John Stanley, with special emphasis on the summer camp specials and the Oona Goosepimple stories
4. Complete Ghost Stories written by John Stanley (and bless D&Q for scooping me and scheduling virtually all the other great, non-Little Lulu John Stanley material still out there--best news I've heard in a LOOONG time!...)
5. DC Simon and Kirby Archives: all the forties era Manhunter, Newsboy Legion, Sandman, and Boy Commandos stories done by the team
* Complete Dan de Carlo's Josie (especially pre-Pussycats)
* C Comics (Joe Brainard et al.)
* the comics of bp nichol
* Complete comics (so far) of Martin Vaughn-James (including printing in English for the first time the ones that only came out in French)
* Complete (or at least a selection) of Epinal comic broadsheets, ca. 1840-1900
1. The Complete Barnaby
2. The Complete B. Kliban
3. The Complete Barney Google
4. The Complete Ambush Bug
5. The Complete Replacement God (A '90s comic series that as far as I know was never finished. I was really curious to see where it was going.)
1. The Complete Ub Iwerks Mickey Mouse
2. The Complete Al Taliafero Donald Duck
3. The Complete Jack Kirby mid-70s Captain America
4. A nice hardcover book of Mario Hernandez's work
5. The Amazing Spider-man newspaper strip (Essentials style)
1) The complete comic strip work of Al Williamson
2) Jim Starlin's Adam Warlock
3) Eclipse comics The Prowler by Tim Truman and J.K. Snyder
4) Alex Raymond's Rip Kirby
5) Alex Toth's Hot Wheels
1. No. 5 by Taiyo Matsumoto (the first quarter of it that Viz did publish set their sales record...the negative one)
2. Kami no Shizuki ("The Drops of God") by Tadashi Agi
3. Some kind of comprehensive Brendan McCarthy collection
4. Boy's Ranch by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby
5. The Complete Ogden Whitney
1. Complete Meat Cake
2. Complete Sally Bananas
3. Complete Torchy Brown
4. Complete Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
5. Complete Maxwell the Magic Cat
* The Complete Venus
* The Jerry Grandenetti Career Omnibus
* The Complete Bill Everett in the 40's-50's (Yeah, I know it would make #1 unnecessary)
* The Complete Mighty Atom and the Pixies
* The Bob Hope Collection
1. The Complete SKIPPY by Percy Crosby
2. The Complete Virgil "VIP" Partch
3. The New Yorker Cartoonists Do Newspaper Strips (WHITE BOY by Price, THE SMYTHES by Irvin)
4. WHERE'S NEMO? The "Other" Dream Strips (NIBSY THE NEWS BOY by McManus, MR. TWEE-DEEDLE by Gruelle, THE NAPS OF POLLY SLEEPYHEAD by Newell, etc.)
5. The Complete J.W. Taylor (a great unsung British gag cartoonist for PUNCH)
I heard rumblings of a collection of THE SMYTHES a while ago. And I have heard the same of Skippy. I save my $$$ and wait!
1. Journals I - IV - Fabrice Neaud
2. The Complete Ralf Konig (or ANYTHING Ralf Konig besides the 3 slim volumes which have made it to English)
3. The Complete Alec Sinner - Munoz/Sampayo
4. The Complete Corto Maltese
5. The Complete (non-Maus) RAW - Spiegelman/Mouly
1. The Complete Doonesbury, preferably with annotations
2. Jack Kirby's 2001: A Space Odyssey (Omnibus Edition)
3. The Complete Miracleman
4. 'Mazing Man (Omnibus Edition)
5. Flex Mentallo
1. Best of Crime Does Not Pay
2. Best of Steve Ditko's Charlton Work
3. Complete The Comics Journal on DVD (searchable of course)
4. Complete Spire/New Barbour Al Hartley work
5. The Nam
1. Danger Trail (the 1950s King Faraday book)
2. 1950s Phantom Stranger
3. Fu Manchu strips from Detective Comics
4. James Robinson's Firearm
5. Complete Bloom County
* Complete Arcade
* Collected Toonerville Trolley
* Collected Smokey Stover
* Collected Moon Mullins
* Complete Dick Briefer's Frankenstein
Andrew J. Mansell
1. Complete King Aroo
2. Complete Gordo
3. Complete VIP (including Big George)
4. Jack Cole Playboy work
5. Continue Prince Valiant past Vol 50
1 - Complete Vaughn Bode in nice deluxe hardcovers.
2 - Complete Torpedo 1936, in English.
3 - Complete Alack Sinner, in English.
4 - A collection of the Johnny Craig's Warren magazine stories in their own volume.
5 - A collection of Toth's Warren stories in their own volume.
This was a tough one!
1. Jungle Emperor
2. The Complete Avengers from TV Comic
3. The Complete Daily Star Judge Dredd
4. The World's Greatest Superheroes
5. Urusei Yatsura
1- "EC Artists"- reprints broken out by artist. (I want the Kurtzman and Davis volumes.)
2- "The ROMnibus"
3- "Mort Cinder"- Breccia and Osterheld
4- "The Complete Yoshiharu Tsuge"
5- "Johnny Hazard"- Frank Robbins
1. Kirby and Simon's Sandman
2. The Mystery In Space Archives
3. The Complete Smilin' Jack
4. Barney Google, with Billy De Beck's "Bunky" topper on the Sunday pages
5. Lee Falk's Mandrake the Magician
1. Complete Wash Tubbs
2. Complete King Aroo
3. Complete Barney Google
4. Complete Scribbly by S. Mayer
5. Complete Sugar and Spike by S. Mayer
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