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DC/Marvel Character Tourney – Westchester Region, Final Round

The final round of voting begins now!

Simply choose which movie version of a DC/Marvel character you like better (not who you think would win in a fight). Just choose whichever one is your favorite (whether it be that you think they’re more interesting, more appealing, whatever criteria you want to use) in each of the following match-up. The voting concludes 48 hours from right now!

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DC/Marvel Character Tourney – Metropolis Region, Final Round

The final round of voting begins now!

Simply choose which movie version of a DC/Marvel character you like better (not who you think would win in a fight). Just choose whichever one is your favorite (whether it be that you think they’re more interesting, more appealing, whatever criteria you want to use) in each of the following match-up. The voting concludes 48 hours from right now!

Enjoy! Continue Reading »

DC/Marvel Character Tourney – Westchester Region, Round 3 Winners

Here are the winners for the third round of the Westchester Region!

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Top 25 Female Comic Book Writers #10-7

The countdown continues!

Here are the next four artists that you voted as your favorites of all-time. Click here for the master list of all of the creators listed so far.
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When We First Met – Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman’s First Meeting

In this feature we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore, like the first time someone said, “Avengers Assemble!” or the first appearance of Batman’s giant penny or the first appearance of Alfred Pennyworth or the first time Spider-Man’s face was shown half-Spidey/half-Peter. Stuff like that. Here is an archive of all the When We First Met features so far! Check ‘em out!

Today, based on a request from reader Tim S., we look at the first time DC’s Trinity of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman all appeared in a comic book story together!
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Top 25 Female Comic Book Artists #10-7

The countdown continues!

Here are the next four artists that you voted as your favorites of all-time. Click here for the master list of all of the creators listed so far.
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Women in Comics NYC Collective International: Women’s History Month Spotlights – Alice Meichi Li

Since Kelly and I are doing our Female Creators countdown this week, I didn’t have time to do spotlights on female-created comics like I normally like to do in March. Instead, though, I asked the nifty comic book writer Regine L. Sawyer to do some spotlights on fellow members of her Women In Comics NYC Collective. – BC

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Alice Meichi Li is a multi-talented, Detroit-born, comic book Illustrator now living in the heart of New York City. She has won a multitude of awards across a short period of time; including the Silver Award in the Graphic Novels/Comics Category by SILA Illustration West 52 in 2014. In addition, Alice is also a two time Harvey Awards Nominee and who has showcased her artwork at many an art exhibition throughout the country.
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Friday’s Special Sneak Preview

We are hip-deep in the madness that is the Emerald City Comic-Con, so I wasn’t really able to do much in the way of a column this week.

HOWEVER! I can share a sneak peek at a really cool new project of mine, since my publisher finally lifted the embargo on telling folks about it. Continue Reading »

DC/Marvel Character Tourney – Gotham City Region, Round 3

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The third round of voting continues now!

Simply choose which movie version of a DC/Marvel character you like better (not who you think would win in a fight). Just choose whichever one is your favorite (whether it be that you think they’re more interesting, more appealing, whatever criteria you want to use) in each of the following match-ups. The voting concludes 48 hours from right now!

Enjoy! Continue Reading »

DC/Marvel Character Tourney – New York City Region, Round 3

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The third round of voting continues now!

Simply choose which movie version of a DC/Marvel character you like better (not who you think would win in a fight). Just choose whichever one is your favorite (whether it be that you think they’re more interesting, more appealing, whatever criteria you want to use) in each of the following match-ups. The voting concludes 48 hours from right now!

Enjoy! Continue Reading »

Comics Should Be Good 2015 March Madness: Sweet Sixteen

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Here are the third rounds for all four regions for this year’s Comics Should Be Good March Madness.

This year, you’re picking which DC and Marvel movie superheroes are your favorite!
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Comic Book Legends Revealed #516

Welcome to the five hundred and sixteenth 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, what was the offensive first attempt by Dennis the Menace to add an African-American cast member? Plus, will George Perez never draw Vibe? Finally, what notable response did the artist on Grant Morrison’s last issue of Animal Man to Morison’s script?

Let’s begin!
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The Line it is Drawn #233 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Team-Ups!

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 is…

As DC Comics finishes their movie poster homage month (with some choice work from our own Liner Marco D’Alfonso) this week, so we’ll take over next! So suggest comic book characters in movie poster homages! Merk suggested this one.

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

In honor of the shocking death in this month’s issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (and as accidentally suggested by Nelson Flores), it is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mash-up/team-up week!

Enjoy!
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Check out Barbara Slate’s Life in Comics!

As you may or may not know by now, I am quite the fan of Barbara Slate’s comic book work (I even had a whole Barbara Slate week back in 2013), so when I heard about an exhibit going up about her comics, I just HAD to share it with you all!

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Here’s the press release:

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA – The Hillman-Jackson Gallery at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, in conjunction with the month-long Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, will present “My Life in Comics”, by comic industry trailblazer Barbara Slate. The exhibition will be on view from Tuesday, March 31 until Thursday, April 16. A gallery talk followed by a reception will take place on Tuesday, March 31 at 5:00 p.m. in the Hillman-Jackson Gallery at the Daniel Arts Center. The gallery is open to the public weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and weekends 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Barbara Slate, one of the first women to write and draw for Marvel and DC Comics – called “titanically talented” by industry legend Stan Lee – will speak about her impressive career that coincided with the growth of graphic novels from an under-the-covers cult to a well-respected genre. In a profile for the book A Century of Women Cartoonists, Slate’s career is singled out for her contribution to comics created specifically for girls in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

“My Life in Comics” will display original pages, synopses and rough sketches, demonstrating Slate’s process of illustrating a comic book or graphic novel. In addition to Marvel and DC Comics, Slate has written and drawn for Archie and Disney Comics as well as created several graphic novels such as Getting Married and other Mistakes. Slate teaches sequential art using her critically acclaimed textbook You Can Do A Graphic Novel and is a Comic Con keynote speaker

I wish I was in the area! If you happen to be in the area, you really should stop by!

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