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mainpage Books of the Day: April 1 theme of April Fools Day, comedy, etc

Postby EarthFurst » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:37 pm

I think the Books of the Day on April 1 (April Fools Day) should all be comedy (or comedy-flavored) covers.

So the Books of the Day on April 1, 2015 were:

  1. recent Indy: World's Worst Comics Awards (1990) #1
  2. past Indy: Laugh (Comics) (1946) #400
  3. Peter Porker, The Spectacular Spider-Ham (1985) #10
  4. Past IDW/Image/Dark Horse: Fawcett's Funny Animals (1942) #38 {publisher: Fawcett}
  5. Recent DC/MarveL: What The--?! (1988) #26
  6. Past DC/Marvel: Son of Ambush Bug (1986) #1
  7. Recent TPB/Hardcover: Frazetta-Funny Stuff (2012) HC
  8. Past TPB/Hardcover: The Cartoon Guide to the Environment (1996) OGN SC

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Re: mainpage Books of the Day: April 1 theme of April Fools Day, comedy, etc

Postby EarthFurst » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:52 pm

Moved from viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1484&hilit=april+fool&start=30#p19299

Some suggestions (off the top of my head) for this year's (2015) April Fool's Day covers of the day for April 1

think one (or more) should be a teen humor cover
(wikipedia doesn't have comedy comics article, but does have https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teen_humor_comics )
(teen humor comic suggestion below of Laugh #400)

think one (or more) should be a "funny animal" cover ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funny_animal )
(funny animal suggestion below of Fawcett's Funny Animals #38)


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Recent Indy Book of the Day
Past Indy Book of the Day

World's Worst Comics Awards (1990) - #1 {November 1990 ; publisher: Kitchen Sink Comix} (edit: forgot link -> http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=60326 )
A very funny comic book. I wish new issues would get published at least once a decade.
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for teen humor ... how about an issue of Laugh published by Archie?

Laugh (Comics) (1946) - #400 {April 1987; Archie Comics} http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=133931
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( Was going to suggest March Hare #1, but larger scan of cover not uploaded for either the original NOR the reprint )



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Recent IDW/Image/Dark Horse Book of the Day
Past IDW/Image/Dark Horse Book of the Day

(i know these aren't published by IDW, Image or DarkHorse ... but too many funny comics by indy publishers and Marvel)

Spider-Ham is a funny character,
how about cover Peter Porker, The Spectacular Spider-Ham - #10 {September 1986; Star Comics (Marvel)} http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=32383
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Fawcett's Funny Animals (1942) - #38 { May 1946 ;Fawcett} http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=163695
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Recent DC/Marvel Book of the Day
Past DC/Marvel Book of the Day

Any issue of What The--?! or Not Brand Echh. How about:
What The--?! - #26 {Winter 1993 ; Marvel} http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=78213
or
Not Brand Echh - #8 {June 1968; Marvel} http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=85424
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and maybe
Of the Ambush Bug covers I looked at, the thumbail that seemed the funniest to me was:
Son of Ambush Bug (1986) - #1 {July 1986 ;DC Comics} http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=30675
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(cover of Shame Itself (2012) - #1 doesn't look funny enough to me)


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Recent TPB/Hardcover of the Day
Past TPB/Hardcover of the Day


Frazetta-Funny Stuff - HC { March 2012 ;IDW} http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=247762
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The Cartoon Guide to the Environment - OGN {1996; HarperCollins} http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=94039
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Re: mainpage Books of the Day: April 1 theme of April Fools Day, comedy, etc

Postby EarthFurst » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:53 pm

{{ moved FROM viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1484&p=19299#p19300
So posts 2 and this post were originally posted in 2015. (moved from original thread of "Re: comicbookdb mainpage: theme covers of the Day?" }}

OK, am now satisfied with the eight (or so) suggestions I made in post above. (after a lot of re-editing)

(( to do of "Cartoon Introduction" books moved to thread Re: What can you do? Things to do in the site. ))
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Re: mainpage Books of the Day: April 1 theme of April Fools Day, comedy, etc

Postby EarthFurst » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:04 pm

Possible candidates for 2017 April 1:

In terms of comics with "April Fool" in the title we have
  1. Franklin Richards: April Fools (2009) (Marvel)
  2. Grimm Fairy Tales: April Fools' Edition (2009) (Zenescope Entertainment) {so indy}
  3. Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad April Fools' Special (2016) (DC Comics)
  4. Zen Intergalactic Ninja April Fool's Special (1994) (Parody Press) {so indy}

(put the Franklin, and Grimm comics in later post for future years)


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(a candidate for) recent Indy Book of the Day

(Want to include a funny animal cover ... how about Furrlough #191 since it says "Your funny animal anthology" on cover)

Furrlough #191 (cover date: September 2011)
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=237772
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(a candidate for) past Indy Book of the Day

Zen Intergalactic Ninja April Fool's Special (1994) - #1 { publisher: Parody Press }
(not exited about the cover, but title does include "April Fool's")
http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=134539
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(a candidate for) Recent IDW/Image/Dark Horse Book of the Day

What Fools These Mortals Be!: The Story of Puck Magazine (2014) - HC {pub: ... IDW Publishing)}
(because it has Fool in the title and Puck was a humor magazine)
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=315782
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(a candidate for) Past IDW/Image/Dark Horse Book of the Day

Ship of Fools (1997) - #0 {pub: Image}
(because it has Fool in the title) http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=179851
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(candidates for)
Recent DC/Marvel Book of the Day
Past DC/Marvel Book of the Day

Slapstick (2017) - #4
http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=392749 {publisher: Marvel}
{a dog-version of G.I.Joe ... it made me laugh anyway}
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Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad April Fools' Special (2016) (publisher: DC Comics)
http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=359412
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(candidates for) Recent TPB/Hardcover of the Day

maybe...
I am Jim Henson (2017) - OGN HC
(because Jim was a funny guy)
http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=389113
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OR
Poorcraft: The Funnybook Fundamentals of Living Well on Less (2012) - OGN SC
(because "funny" in the title)
http://www.comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=390662
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(a candidate for) Past TPB/Hardcover of the Day

Portfoolio (1985) - Portfoolio 1988 (publisher: Eden Press)
(because "fool" in Portfoolio)
"The Year in Canadian Caricature"
http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=351713
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Re: mainpage Books of the Day: April 1 theme of April Fools Day, comedy, etc

Postby EarthFurst » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:13 pm

I was looking around the internet for funny comic books and came across two that are not in the comicbookDB yet.

1) Misunderstanding Comics
2) How Not to Draw Manga

edit: And I was going to suggest one of the Gutters collections, but http://comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=50431 (The Gutters) only lists the webcomic pages.

(added all three as to dos at viewtopic.php?f=1&t=963&p=19804#p19804 )
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for AFTER 2017?? (Re: mainpage Books of the Day: April 1 theme of April Fools Day, comedy, etc

Postby EarthFurst » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:08 pm

maybe in a future year

*** indy books

Grimm Fairy Tales: April Fools' Edition (2009) (Zenescope) {so indy}
Perhaps, Grimm Fairy Tales: April Fools' Edition (2009) - #2 with the bears on cover might be ok for mainpage
http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=212200

Or The Comic Book Digest (2004) - #1 {publisher: Lamp Post Publications }
http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=174897
(Only slightly amusing cover ... in terms of there being teddy-bear-ish guard ... mainly I just LOVE The Comic Book Digest and wish it was still being published.}
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*** DC/Marvel books

Franklin Richards: April Fools (2009) (Marvel)
http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=166240
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Marvel Assistant-Sized Spectacular (2009) - #1 {publisher: Marvel}
http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=166142

Slapstick (1992) - #1 {publisher: Marvel}
http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=50131
(looked at the four covers of 1992, and #1 cover seem funniest)


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(as of 2017 March 19): List of titles (in comicbookdb) with "funny" in name:

  • 101 Funny Things About Global Warming (2008) (Bloomsbury) (as of 2017Mar19: NO cover scan, I was indexing the content but had to return the book to the library.)
  • 3D Funny Movies (1953) (Comic Media)
  • All Funny Comics (1943) (DC Comics)
  • Amelia Rules!: Funny Story (2006) (Renaissance Press)
  • Badger: Zen Pop Funny-Animal Version (1994) (Dark Horse Comics)
  • The Comics Magazine [Funny Pages] (1936) (Comics Magazine Co.)
  • Fawcett's Funny Animals (1942) (Fawcett)
  • Fox Bunny Funny (2007) (Top Shelf Productions)
  • Frazetta-Funny Stuff (2012) (IDW Publishing)
  • Funny (1996) (Discovery Comics)
  • Funny Aminals (1972) (Apex Novelties)
  • Funny Animals (1984) (Charlton) {as of 2017Mar19: the series seems insufficiently indexed}
  • Funny Book (2005) (Fantagraphics Books)
  • Funny Cuts (1890) (KG Murray)
  • Funny Folks (1874) (KG Murray)
  • Funny Folks (1946) (DC Comics)
  • Funny Frolics (1945) (Marvel) {as of 2017Mar19: the series seems insufficiently indexed}
  • Funny Misshapen Body: A Memoir (2009) (Simon & Schuster)
  • Funny Pages (1936) (Comics Magazine Co.)
  • Funny Papers: Behind the Scenes of the Comics (1993) (Morrow Junior Books)
  • Funny Picture Stories (1936) (Comics Magazine Co.)
  • Funny Stuff (1944) (DC Comics)
  • Funny Stuff Stocking Stuffer (1985) (DC Comics)
  • Funny Tunes (1944) (Marvel)
  • Funny Tunes (1953) (Avon Periodicals)
  • Funny-Classics im Feest-Verlag (1989) (Reiner-Feest-Verlag)
  • Funnyman (1948) (Magazine Enterprises)
  • Funnyworld (1966) (Self-published)
  • Hollywood Funny Folks (1950) (DC Comics)
  • Not Funny Ha-Ha (2015) (Fantagraphics Books)
  • Poorcraft: The Funnybook Fundamentals of Living Well on Less (2012) (Iron Circus Comics)
  • Richard Corben's Funny Book (1976) (Nickelodeon Press)
  • Sad Sack's Funny Friends (1955) (Harvey Comics)
  • Siegel and Shuster's Funnyman (2010) (Feral House)
  • Terry Moore's How to Draw Funny (2012) (Abstract Studio)
  • The Unfunny X-Cons (1992) (Parody Press)
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