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January 16, 2016


FFF Results Post #444—Old But Good

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Favorite Publications That Feature Reprints But That Aren't Necessarily Formal Bookstore Archival Collections." This is how they responded.

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Michael G. Pfefferkorn

1. Superman 252/DC 100-Page Super Spectacular #DC-13 (DC, 1972)
2. Wanted -- The World's Most Dangerous Villains 4 (DC, 1972)
3. The Spirit 1 (Harvey, 1966)
4. Miracleman 2 (Eclipse, 1985) (pictured)
5. Spacehawk 1 (Dark Horse, 1989)

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Andrew Mansell

1. FCBD Nexus' Greatest Hits
2. SHAZAM DC Treasury Edition #21
3. Marvel Treasury Edition #10 (Thor)
4. DC 100 Page Super Spectacular #6 (Best cover ever!!) (pictured)
5. Mickey Mouse #219

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Buzz Dixon

1. The Menomonee Falls Gazette
2. Rex Havoc / Raiders Of The Fantastic (collected version of Rex Havoc And His Asskickers Of The Fantastic)
3. EC Classics #12 Weird Science
4. Archie's Pals 'n' Gals #100
5. Hard John's Nuclear Hit Parade (pictured)

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Scott Dunbier

1) Marvel Treasury Edition #4 -- Conan the Barbarian
Reprints Red Nails by Roy Thomas (adapted by the REH story) and illustrated by Barry Windsor-Smith. Not only is this gorgeous story reproduced oversized, but Windsor-Smith did an amazing job of coloring it for this edition. Superb!

2) Showcase Presents Jonah Hex
Two books, collecting tons of Jonah Hex stories by lots of great artist’s, but the standout here is the great Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, and in glorious black and white.

3) Showcase Presents Sgt. Rock
Okay, I don’t like to repeat myself in the same FFF, but damn, Joe Kubert! All are good but especially volumes 3 and 4 -- Kubert was at the peak of his game. Lots of other notable artists in these as well, and also in B/W.

4) EC Classic Reprint
East Coast Comix published 12 reprints of EC comic books in 1973. I don’t remember which one I got first but it was my gateway drug to EC, arguably the finest comics line ever produced.

5) Doonesbury -- Call Me When You Find America (pictured)
This was the first Doonesbury paperback I read. Fell in love with the strip by the time I was 20 pages in.

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Oliver Ristau

1. Wrath Of The Spectre #4
2. Das sagte Nuff! #8 (pictured)
3. Astonishing Tales #21
4. Marvel Romance Redux: Love Is A Four Letter Word
5. Green Lantern/Green Arrow #5

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Douglas Wolk

1. The Spirit (1974) #13
2. Adventure Comics #500
3. Cerebus World Tour Book 1995
4. Doctor Strange Classics #3
5. The Best of 2000 AD Monthly #18 (pictured)

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Chris Duffy

1. NEW GODS (1984 reprint series) number 4
2. Bumper edition of first few issues of COPRA.
3. Dennis the Menace and His Friends (Ruff) #23 (1970s)
4. The Carl Barks Library of Gyro Gearloose Comics and Fillers in Color #4 (1993)
5. Marvel Tales #14, 1968 (pictured)

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John Vest

1. Marvel Treasury Edition #4
2. Tales Of Asgard #1 (the 1960's comic) (pictured)
3. Fantastic Four Annual #7
4. Shazam #8
5. The Life And Loves Of Cleopatra (Rip Off edition)

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Sean Kleefeld

1. Marvel's Greatest Comics #34 (pictured)
2. Marvel Super Action #19
3. DC 100-Page Super Spectacular #14
4. Marvel Tales #16
5. Batman #255

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Jamie Coville

1. The Sensational Spider-Man: Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut (2-issue collection reprinting Roger Stern's famous story)
2. Magneto: The Twisting of a Soul #0 (various Magneto stories) (pictured)
3. Essential Sandman #1 (reprinted Neil Gaiman's Sandman #1)
4. Marvel Tales #194 (Reprint of Marvel Team-Up #60 and The Amazing Spider-Man #8)
5. Action Comics #1 1992 reprint (Superman Story only)

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Dave Knott

* National Lampoon Special Edition #7: National Lampoon Comics
* Marvel Treasury Edition #6: Doctor Strange
* Warlock (1982) #6
* MAD Super Special #28 (pictured)
* Fantasy Masterpieces (1979) #4

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idea and examples provided by John Vest; thanks, John!

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