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Comic Book Legends Revealed #586

Welcome to the five hundred and eighty-sixth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the first five hundred (I actually haven’t been able to update it in a while). This week, why did Wolverine REALLY stab his own teammate, Rachel? Was Magneto originally going to die in the first X-Men vs. Avengers mini-series? Was Peter David’s first Star Trek: The Next Generation novel originally a story for the Star Trek comic book series?

Let’s begin!
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The Line it is Drawn #301 – Gender-Reverse a Film!

Welcome to our weekly gallery of amazing art by our great collection of artistic talent, all working from YOUR suggestions!

Go follow Comics Should Be Good on Twitter (if you have Twitter, that is – if you don’t, you can go sign up). Here is our Twitter page… http://twitter.com/csbg. And here are the Comics Should Be Good writers who are on Twitter (the links go to the person’s Twitter account) – myself, Greg Hatcher, Chad Nevett, Kelly Thompson, Bill Reed, Greg Burgas and Sonia Harris

I update the blog’s Twitter account updates whenever a new post is put up on the blog, so it’s an easy way to keep up with the blog. In addition, I post new content on the blog’s Twitter account.

Now on to the bit!

So every week, I ask a question here. You reply to it on our Twitter page (just write @csbg with your reply) and our artists will each pick one of your suggestions and I will post their drawings based on your suggestions here every week. So every week you will have a new question and you will see the choices picked from the previous week. Here is an archive of all the previous editions of The Line It Is Drawn!

To qualify, you have to be following us when you reply – so go follow us and then give your answer to the following question/challenge (All suggestions due by 3pm Pacific Friday).

The topic for the next Line is…

As suggested by Nick Perks, just like how DC has Earth-3, with evil versions of the Justice League, come up with an Earth-3 equivalent for other superheroes, like an evil version of Spider-Man, Iron Man, etc.

Read on for the drawings that came about courtesy of the last question/challenge!

In honor of the new Ghostbusters, gender reverse a film’s cast!

Enjoy!
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Rearranging the deck chairs: DC Rebirth titles, Week Seven!

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This week: More weird editorially-driven comics from DC, as we get one new #1 and one “Rebirth” comic. Guess which one does a better job at telling a story?!?!?!?
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Figuring Out How Fast the Flash Is in the Justice League Trailer

One of the coolest sequences in the just-released Justice League trailer/sizzle reel was when Bruce Wayne proves Barry Allen is the Flash by throwing a batarang at his head…

The website, The Science Of, decided to figure out just HOW fast the Flash was in the trailer. It’s a very interesting look at the question. You can read it here.

Winds of Change – Apocalypse Should Have Been Behind Weapon X

This is the debut of a new feature where I spotlight comic book retcons that I think should be introduced.

We begin with the implementation of Chris Claremont’s original (well, by “original,” I mean “at one point it was his plan to do this”) plan for Apocalypse to be behind Weapon X and Wolverine gaining his adamantium…
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Adventure(s) Time: Harley and Ivy and the Forgotten Follow-up

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“Harley and Ivy” is undeniably a pivotal episode of Batman: The Animated Series. “Pivotal” possibly doesn’t even do the episode justice; it’s one of the most influential episodes of the series’ entire run.  But how many people know about its sequel in the pages of Batman & Robin Adventures?

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The Guide to the Guide to Comics – WIZARD #83 (July 1998)

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The Superbabes are ranked, the Greatest American Hero is revealed, and Wizard fantasizes about a Deadpool film…in 1998!  All in the Guide to the Guide to Comics!

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Our Trekkie Weekend

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Top Five Wolverine/Hulk Fights

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve done over the years.

After talking about Wolverine and Hulk fighting last week, I figured it’d be fun to look at the top five Wolverine/Hulk fights!
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Travis sez: There’s Treasury in Them Thar Comics Stores!

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Travis is back with some reviews of comics, because Travis likes writing about comics and I’m foolish enough to let him! Enjoy!
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If I Pass This Way Again – Did Magneto Seriously Intentionally Let His Daughter Die?

Every installment of this feature is about odd comic book plot points that were rarely (sometimes NEVER!) mentioned again after they were first introduced.

Today we look at a very odd Magneto moment, from his brief return to outright villainy in the late 1980s…

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Comic Book Questions Answered – How Many People Has Superman Killed?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at brianc@cbr.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

After reading my Movie Legends Revealed column about whether Batman actually killed anyone in the comic ic book that Zack Snyder used as the basis for Batman killing people in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, reader David R. wrote to me to ask a similar question about Superman, namely that he heard people talk about Superman’s history of killing people and wanted to know what was the comic book basis for that. Interesting question, David! Read on for what i could come up with! (NOTE: I won’t be counting alternate universes like Injustice: Gods Among Us or Imaginary Stories like Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow…although, to be fair, all comic book stories are imaginary, wocka wocka).

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Provide Some Answers – When Did We Learn That Wolverine Had Memory Implants?

This feature is basically a counterpart to our Left Unresolved feature. That feature is for plotlines that were, well, left unresolved. In this one, though, we spotlight examples of long unresolved stories that WERE ultimately resolved by later writers. The only rule is that at least four years have to pass between the plot point being introduced and it being resolved.

One of the most famous things about Wolverine, and something that played a major role in his characterization in the popular X-Men films, is the fact that he had trouble remembering his past for years. However, did you know that that was not the case for the first DECADE of his existence? So when did he first have a memory gap? And how long did it take to confirm what caused that memory gap? Read on to find out!
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Comic Book Legends Revealed #585

Welcome to the five hundred and eighty-fifth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the first five hundred (I actually haven’t been able to update it in a while). This week, was The Killing Joke originally meant to be out of continuity? Was the 1991 X-Men comic first intended to be part of a single bi-weekly X-Men team? Did Wally West’s friend Chunk nearly have his own series?

Let’s begin!
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The Line it is Drawn #300 – Comic Book Characters 300 Years in the Future!

Welcome to our weekly gallery of amazing art by our great collection of artistic talent, all working from YOUR suggestions!

Go follow Comics Should Be Good on Twitter (if you have Twitter, that is – if you don’t, you can go sign up). Here is our Twitter page… http://twitter.com/csbg. And here are the Comics Should Be Good writers who are on Twitter (the links go to the person’s Twitter account) – myself, Greg Hatcher, Chad Nevett, Kelly Thompson, Bill Reed, Greg Burgas and Sonia Harris

I update the blog’s Twitter account updates whenever a new post is put up on the blog, so it’s an easy way to keep up with the blog. In addition, I post new content on the blog’s Twitter account.

Now on to the bit!

So every week, I ask a question here. You reply to it on our Twitter page (just write @csbg with your reply) and our artists will each pick one of your suggestions and I will post their drawings based on your suggestions here every week. So every week you will have a new question and you will see the choices picked from the previous week. Here is an archive of all the previous editions of The Line It Is Drawn!

To qualify, you have to be following us when you reply – so go follow us and then give your answer to the following question/challenge (All suggestions due by 3pm Pacific Friday).

The topic for the next Line is…

In honor of Ghostbusters, suggest a movie and our artists will reverse the genders of the main characters of the film and either draw a movie poster for said movie or a scene from the movie

Read on for the drawings that came about courtesy of the last question/challenge!

In honor of the Line it is Drawn’s 300th edition, we go 300 years into the future! Suggest a comic character (or team of characters) that you’d like to see what they’d look like 300 years from now!

Enjoy!
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