July 29, 2017
FFF Results Post #484—Forever Summer
On Friday, CR
readers were asked to "Five Giant-Size Or Annual Or Super-Spectacular Comics Or Any Other Bigger Than Usual Comics You Relate To Summer Comics Reading." This is how they responded.
1. Finnish Comics Annual 2012
2. Saga de Xam
3. Der beste Horror aller Zeiten
4. Erich Ohser/ e.o. plauen
5. U-Comix Sonderband 30: Carlos Giménez
1. Creepy 1968 Yearbook
2. Archie Classics: Betty & Veronica Summer Fun
3. Walt Disney's Summer Fun #2
4. 80 Page Giant Superman #187
5. Giant Size Man-Thing #1
When I was a kid, I would go to Greece for a month to visit family and go to the beach (tough break, I know), and I would set aside a few comic books I felt would be optimal to read (and re-read) while I was away. Also, I remember seeing large treasury edition comics in airport newsstands, which kind of blows my mind now. I had not thought of those days in a while, so thanks for that stroll down memory lane. Hereâ€™s my list:
1. Superman Vs. Muhammed Ali
2. New Mutants Annual #3
3. Avengers Annual #16
4. Fantasy Sports #1
5. MAD Super Summer Special '83
1) Limited Collectors Edition #C-22 -- Tarzan of the Apes.
The entire origin of Tarzan by Joe Kubert. I read this (and the second one) a dozen times.
2) Limited Collectors Edition #C-52 -- The Best of DC.
A terrific Neal Adams story, creepy Aparo short, one of my favorite Toth stories, The Dirty job (read it here first), Kubert Firehair, and a great extended Swam Superman story. Perfect reading experience.
3) DC Special Series #15 -- Batman. Marshall Rogers, Michael Golden, Mike Nasser, all new.
4) Detective Comics #439 -- This issue has my favorite Batman story, written by Steve Englehart and drawn by Sal Amendolaâ€¦ Night of the Stalker. Some nice Golden Age reprints but the capper is the third chapter of Goodwin and Simonsonâ€™s Manhunter series. This is as good as comics get.
5) All-New Collectorsâ€™ Edition #C-56 -- Superman vs. Muhammad Ali. Yeah, itâ€™s crazy, but holy crap did I love this book!
1. DC Special #29 -- The Origin of the Justice Society
2. Marvel Treasury Special, Holiday Grab Bag
3. Marvel Special Edition #1, The Spectacular Spider-Man
4. DC Special #19 -- War Against the Giants
5. DC Special Series #1 -- 5 Star Super Hero Spectacular
1. Avengers Annual 7
2. The Smithsonian Collection Of Newspaper Comics
3. Wonder Woman #211
4. Kramers Ergot 4
5. Giant Size Avengers 2
1. Avengers Annual 2
2. DC 100 pages Super Spectacular #6
3. Batman #223 (Dangers Around the World!)
4. DC Treasury Edition #21 Shazam
5. Master of Kung Fu #100
1. Fantastic Four Annual #14
2. 2000AD Annual 1984
3. Dan Dare Annual 1979
4. Star Wars Treasury Edition
5. Eagle Holiday Special 1983
1. New Mutants Annual #9
2. Batman Annual #14
3. The Batman Adventures Annual #2
4. Mad XL #1
5. Skyscrapers of the Midwest #1 & 2
1. Ad Reinhardt: How to Look
2. Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream (Locust Moon)
3. Society is Nix: Gleeful Anarchy of the Dawn of the American Comic Strip 1895-1915 (Sunday Press)
4. Best of EC: Artistâ€™s Edition, Volume 2 (IDW)
5. Frank Millerâ€™s Sin City: The Hard Goodbye, Curatorâ€™s Collection (Dark Horse)
1. Avengers Annual #10
2. Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume
3. Action Comics #500
4. The Uncanny X-Men and the New Teen Titans #1
5. DC Special Series #15 (Batman Spectacular)
1. Fantastic Four Annual #17
2. "Days of Future Present" -- Fantastic Four Annual #23/New Mutants Annual #6/X-Factor Annual #5/Uncanny X-Men Annual #14
3. Giant-Size Invaders #1
4. Groo the Wanderer Special #1
5. DC 100-Page Super Spectacular #14
thanks to all that participated; remember that if you cheat slightly, that's up to you, but many weekends I'll bounce you to save myself time on the results post.
posted 4:00 pm PST
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