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November 20, 2010


FFF Results Post #236—2011

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Comics Or Comics-Related Projects That Aren't Movies You're Looking Forward To Seeing In 2011." This is how they responded.

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Tom Spurgeon

1. The Man Who Grew His Beard, Olivier Schrauwen (Fantagraphics)
2. Congress Of The Animals, Jim Woodring (Fantagraphics)
3. Small Favors Omnibus, Colleen Coover And Paul Tobin (Top Shelf)
4. The Cardboard Valise, Ben Katchor (Pantheon)
5. Paying For It, Chester Brown (D+Q)

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Buzz Dixon

1. Jack Kirby, Mark Evanier (Abrams)
2. Yotsuba&! vol. 9, Kiyohiko Azuma (Yen)
3. Magnus, Robot Fighter, Russ Manning, et al (Dark Horse)
4. Small Favors Omnibus, Colleen Coover (Top Shelf)
5. Scott Pilgrim 6-inch Action Figure Set, Bryan Lee O'Malley (Mezco Toyz)

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Michael Grabowski

1. Mickey Mouse vol. 1, Floyd Gottfredson (Fantagraphics)
2. Big Questions, Anders Nilsen (D & Q)
3. The Comics Journal #301, ed. by Groth & Valenti (Fantagraphics)
4. Berlin #18-24, Jason Lutes (D + Q)
5. Stray Bullets #41, David Lapham (El Capitan) (I hope/wish)

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Marc Arsenault

1. Red Tide, Jim Steranko (Dark Horse)
2. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969, Alan Moore & Kevin O-Neill (Knockabout/Top Shelf)
3. Mister Wonderful: A Love Story, Dan Clowes (Pantheon)
4. Captain America Omnibus, Jack Kirby (Marvel)
5. Stigmata, Lorenzo Mattotti & Claudio Piersanti (Fantagraphics)

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Jeet Heer

* The Klondik by Zach Worton
* Mid-Life by Joe Ollmann
* Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse: "Race to Death Valley" (Volume 1) by Floyd Gottfredson
* Congress of Animals by Jim Woodring.

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Mike Lynch

1. Polly and Her Pals: Complete Sunday Comics 1925-1927, Cliff Sterrett (IDW Publishing)
2. Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune: The Complete Sunday Newspaper Strips 1936-1937 Volume 2, Roy Crane (Fantagraphics)
3. Walt and Skeezix: Book Five: 1929-1930, Frank King (Drawn & Quarterly)
4. Roy Crane's Buz Sawyer: The War in the Pacific, Roy Crane (Fantagraphics)
5. Paying For It, Chester Brown (D+Q)

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Grant Goggans

1. The new series of Flesh by Pat Mills and James McKay (2000 AD)
2. The new series of Indigo Prime by John Smith and Edmund Bagwell (2000 AD)
3. Pogo reprints (Fantagraphics)
4. Proper, sequential reprints of Hellblazer at last (DC)
5. Whatever D&Q are doing next in The John Stanley Library

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Deb Aoki

* The Strange Tale of Panorama Island by Suehiro Maruo / Edogawa Rampo from Last Gasp (pushed to 2011 release) gorgeous and grotesque horror!
* Wandering Son by Takako Shimura from Fantagraphics - quite possibly the first manga about a transgendered boy and his friendship with a transgendered girl that is fanservice free.
* NonNonBa by Shigeru Mizuki from Drawn and Quarterly - From Japan's master of yokai manga comes an semi-autobiographical story about an old woman who told him ghost stories when he was a child.
* Cigarette Girl by Masahiko Matsumoto from Top Shelf - the first work published in English by a gekiga master mentioned in A Drifting Life. Also an Angouleme award nominee for 2011.
* No Longer Human by Usamaru Furuya from Vertical - a young man from a good family heads down a road to destruction. based on a novel that is about as popular and influential in Japan as Catcher in the Rye is for N. American readers

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Rodrigo Baeza

* Vapor, Max (Fantagraphics)
* The Raven, Lou Reed & Lorenzo Mattotti (Fantagraphics)
* Howard Chaykin: Conversations, Brannon Costello (editor) (University Press of Mississippi)
* Nuts, Gahan Wilson (Fantagraphics)
* Mickey Mouse: Race to Death Valley, Floyd Gottfredson (Fantagraphics)

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John Vest

1. Love From The Shadows, Gilbert Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
2. Krazy & Ignatz 1919-1921: "A Kind, Benevolent and Amiable Brick", George Herriman (Fantagraphics)
3. The Comics Journal #301, Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)
4. Mineshaft #26, Everett Rand and Gioia Palmieri (Everett Rand and Gioia Palmieri)
5. Freeway, Mark Kalesniko (Fantagraphics)

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David Welsh

* The Strange Tale of Panorama Island, by Suehiro Maruo and Ranpo Edogwa, Last Gasp
* La Quinta Camera, by Natsume Ono, Viz
* Cigarette Girl, by Masahiko Matsumoto, Top Shelf
* Lychee Light Club, by Usumaru Furuya, Vertical
* Wandering Son, by Takako Shimura, Fantagraphics

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Danny Ceballos

1. Cold Heat 9/10, Frank Santoro (PictureBox)
2. King-Cat Comics & Stories #72, John Porcellino (Spit and a Half)
3. The Hidden, Richard Sala (Fantagraphics)
4. anything from Gabrielle Bell
5. Wind Hater, Lynda Barry (D+Q)

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Joe Keatinge

1. The Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse Collection (Fantagraphics)
2. Immortal Sergeant, JM Ken Niimura and Joe Kelly (Image Comics)
3. The Manara Library (Dark Horse)
4. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Century Part 2: 1969, Kevin O'Neill and Alan Moore, (Top Shelf)
5. Witchdoctor, Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner (Image Comics)

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Eric Newsom

1. Whatever is going to be here (Paul Grist)
2. Genius, Isolated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth (IDW)
3. Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot (Fantagraphics)
4. Roy Crane's Buz Sawyer: The War in the Pacific (Fantagraphics)
5. Daytripper paperback (Vertigo/DC)

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