100 Things I Love About Comics!

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Fred started it with these two strips.

Alan then lovingly crafted his own inimitable version.

Several others also rose to the challenge. (EDIT: And here are quite a few more mighty fine Top One Hundred (give or take a few dozen or so) lists that I have doggedly tracked down across the immensely vast and far-flung digital reaches of the ever expanding comics weblogosphere, and many points beyond.)

And now, at long last, and after great deliberation: my very own list of 100 Things I Love About Comics:

1. Swamp Thing

2. Adam Strange

3. AiT/Planetlar

4. Amazing Heroes

5. American Flagg! by Howard Chaykin

6. Jim Aparo

7. Archie Comics from the ’50s & ’60s

8. Atari Force

9. Atlas Comics (the ’70s company, not the pre-Marvel one, though that’s good, too)

10. Bacchus by Eddie Campbell

11. Kyle Baker

12. Carl Barks, the Good Duck Artist

13. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns & Strikes Again by Frank Miller

14. “Batman’s Time Travel Crimes on Venus”-type stories

15. Bone by Jeff Smith

16. Chester Brown

17. The Original Captain Marvel

18. Cerebus by Dave Sim & Gerhard

19. The Comic Reader

20. The Comics Journal

21. Concrete by Paul Chadwick

22. John Costanza

23. Peter David

24. DC Comics Presents #84Superman & the Challengers of the Unknown drawn by Jack Kirby & Alex Toth

25. Detective Comics #500

26. Don Rosa

27. Doom Patrol by Arnold Drake and Bruno Premiani

28. Eightball by Dan Clowes

29. Eighty-Page Giants

30. Evan Dorkin

31. Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers by Gilbert Shelton, Paul Mavrides & Dave Sheridan

32. The Fantastic Four by Stan ‘n’ Jack

33. Matt Feazell and The Amazing Cynicalman!

34. Fin Fang Foom and other Marvel monsters

35. Flaming Carrot by Bob Burden

36. The Flash by Carmine Infantino

37. Fox and The Crow by Jim Davis (no, not the Garfield guy)

38. Ramona Fradon

39. Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez

40. George Perez

41. Nat Gertler’s About Comics (esp. Licensable Bear)

42. Gil Kane

43. Grimjack by John Ostrander, Tim Truman, and friends

44. Groo the Wanderer by Mark Evanier & Sergio Aragones

45. Hellblazer

46. Fred Hembeck!!!

47. Herbie the Fat Fury by Ogden Whitney

48. Los Bros. Hernandez

49. Hex by Michael Fleisher, Mark Texeira, & Keith Giffen

50. Howard the Duck by Steve Gerber (accept no substitutes!)

51. Tony Isabella

52. Jack Kirby’s Fourth World

53. JSA

54. Justice League of America #200

55. Legion of Super-Heroes

56. MacKenzie Queen by Bernie Mireault

57. Mad Magazine

58. Elliot S! Maggin

59. Marge’s Little Lulu & Tubby

60. Marvel/Miracleman

61. Sheldon Mayer

62. ‘Mazing Man by Bob Rozakis & Stephen DeStefano

63. Scott McCloud

64. Megaton Man by Don Simpson

65. Mike Mignola

66. Alan Moore

67. Grant Morrison

68. Mr. Monster by Michael T. Gilbert

69. Nancy by Ernie Bushmiller

70. Nexus by Mike Baron & Steve Rude

71. Not Brand Echh

72. Off-brand funny animal comics from the Golden/Silver ages

73. Bob Oksner

74. Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz

75. Planetary by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday

76. Plastic Man

77. Quasar #1 through about, say, #25, by Mark Gruenwald & others

78. Ralph Snart by Marc Hansen

79. Rudy by William Overgard

80. Scott Saavedra

81. Kurt Schaffenberger

82. Dori Seda

83. Superman-family comics from the Silver Age

84. Walt Simonson

85. Snarf

86. Spider-Man by Steve Ditko

87. Stanley and His Monster

88. The very idea of Super pets

89. Superman Annual #9 (1983) drawn by Alex Toth!

90. Superman vs. Muhammad Ali by Denny O’Neil, Neal Adams, Dick Giordano & Terry Austin

91. “Swanderson

92. Tales of the Beanworld by Larry Marder

93. Turok, Son of Stone

94. UFO Encounters and UFO Mysteries

95. Rick Veitch

96. Berni(e) Wrightson

97. Zippy the Pinhead by Bill Griffith

98. Neilalien

99. …my fellow members of the Associated Comics And Pop Culture Webloggers of Ventura County, CA And Outlying Environs (Dorian, Corey, Tom, Ian, Sean, and Fred)…

100. …and everyone else on the Comicsweblogosphere!

100 1/2. “I’m chalk!”

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