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Provide Some Answers – What Was Gambit and Sabretooth’s Sinister Shared Past?

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.

Today we take a look at the five year wait it took to reveal what Gambit and Sabretooth’s sinister shared past was!
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The Wrong Side: Daredevil vs. the Avengers

In this feature, I examine comic book fights that were particularly notable in the wrong side winning (or at least that the fight wasn’t won the “right” way). This really isn’t a big deal, of course, as it doesn’t really matter if the “wrong” person won a fight. But it’s fun to talk about!

If you want to suggest a fight for future inclusion in this feature, drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com. Don’t suggest a fight in the comments!

Today, based on a suggestion from David P., we take a look at Daredevil taking out the Avengers…
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Comic Book Questions Answered – When Did Groot and Rocket Raccoon Become Best Friends?

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 bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Today’s question comes from Chris E. and it is a surprisingly good one (I don’t mean this as a shot at Chris, just that I was surprised by how the answer is really not as simple as I first thought):

I really like Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, both the comics and the movie. I was recently reading the trades of the Abnett & Lanning run, and I started wonder:Exactly when did the Rocket & Groot friendship become a big part of their characterization? Now their friendship is a big part of their characterization, everyone associates them with each other, and they even share a series. But in the Abnett & Lanning run, they interact very little. Rocket seems to be closer with Star-Lord than anyone else, really. Is this something that originated with the movie, or are there some issues I’m missing?

Read on for the answer!
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Meta-Messages: “Will Anyone Remember Our Justice League?”

In this feature I explore the context behind (using reader danjack’s term) “meta-messages.” A meta-message is where a comic book creator comments on/references the work of another comic book/comic book creator (or sometimes even themselves) in their comic. Each time around, I’ll give you the context behind one such “meta-message.” Here is an archive of the past installments!

This time around, based on a suggestion from readers Jonathan S. and Sergio S., we take a look at how James Robinson had his characters treat their farewell from continuity right before New 52 in the final issue of Justice League of America…
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Comic Book Questions Answered – What is a Baldy Award?

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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 bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

This time around, the question comes courtesy of Brodie, who asked in the comments section of our recent piece on the history of the No-Prize Award:

I just want to know what a Baldy Award was.

Read on to find out!

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #562

Welcome to the five hundred and sixty-second 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, we have a very special edition of CBLR. You’ll notice it as we go along. Anyhow, this week we ask – was Deadpool based on Deathstroke the Terminator? Did Mark Waid try to get out of writing the second Deadpool mini-series after learning who Deadpool was? And does Alan Moore really not like any adaptations of his work?

Let’s begin!
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The Line it is Drawn #277 – Deadpool Goes to the Movies!

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…

Every fifty installments, this will be the theme! Mash-up a comic book character and a famous music album cover! The hardest thing is me remembering when we’ve hit fifty installments. It was just happenstance this time around.

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

With Deadpool’s film debuting today, the theme is “Deadpool Goes to the Movies!” Just mash-up Deapdool with any movie. You can just name the movie or you can give a suggestion as to HOW you’d like to see Deadpool mashed up with the movie.

Enjoy!
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Knowledge Waits: The History of Marvel’s No-Prize

This is the latest in a feature where I just share some bit of comic book history that interests me. Here is a collection of all of the installments in the feature so far.

Today, we look at the history of Marvel’s No-Prize.
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Knowledge Waits: George Perez Batman Illustrations

This is the latest in a feature where I just share some bit of comic book history that interests me. Here is a collection of all of the installments in the feature so far.

Back in 1990, George Perez did a portfolio of Batman illustrations. Most of them were covers he did for Batman and New Titans for first Batman: Year Three and then Lonely Place of Dying (the introduction of Tim Drake as Robin). However, three of the illustrations were never published otherwise. Read on to see these gorgeous pieces!
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When We First Met – The Cast of Deadpool

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!

With Deadpool’s new movie debuting this weekend, I thought it would be fun to show you all the first comic book appearances of the various characters in the film…
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Comic Book Questions Answered – Just How Many Toes Does the Hulk Have?

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 bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

This time around, the question comes courtesy of Cully, who asks about the depiction of the Hulk’s toes. Cully mentioned it because Marvel recently released some promotional images from the upcoming Jim Starlin/Alan Davis Infinity Entity mini-series and in a flashback to the early days of the Avengers, Davis draws Hulk with three toes.

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Cully wanted to know when did Hulk first have five toes? Let’s find out!
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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 176

It occurs to me that it seems like many comic book covers are homages. Which is fine with me. I have no problem with it. It just made me think, though, how long could I go before I hit a week where NO new comic book was released that had a cover that was an homage to something? Let’s find out! Here is an archive of all the cover homages featured in the streak so far!

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I Saw It Advertised One Day – One Out of Three Isn’t Bad…Okay, It Kind of is

This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of pieces looking at advertisements in comic books over the decades that amused me for whatever reason. Here is an archive of all installments of this feature.

Today we look at the final issue of Marvel’s Godzilla comic book from 1979 and the three ads within the comic that featured famous athletes endorsing products. Two of the three have since become…well…let’s just say not as well-admired as they were in 1979…heck, even the third had his issues…
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Review time! with some small-press comics!

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I’ve been meaning to review these for quite some time, so I better get on it, oughtn’t I?
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