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The Line it is Drawn #1, 8/3/10

Let’s get the standard stuff out of the way.

You should 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, Chad Nevett, Kelly Thompson, Sonia Harris Danielle Leigh, Melinda Beasi and Michelle Smith!

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. Plus, if we reach 2,000 followers, I’ll do an extra edition of Comic Book Legends Revealed the week we hit 2,000. At 3,000 followers, I will do another Month of Greatest Stories Ever Told!

Now on to the bit!

So every week, I will ask a question here. You reply to it on our Twitter page (just write @csbg with your reply) and our SIX blog sketch artists will each pick one of your sugestions and I will post them here every week. So every week you will have a new question and you will see the top six choices from the previous week.

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 11:59 PM Eastern on Thursday, August 5th):

These were all the rage when it was first announced that Walt Disney was buying Marvel Comics, and now you get another chance (feel free to re-use one if you came up with a cool one of these back then) – come up with a cool combination of a Marvel Comics property with a Walt Disney property. Be creative! No Spider-Mouse, please!

Read on for the six sketches that came about courtesy of the last question/challenge:

What would be your dream crossover between characters from two different comic book companies (that hasn’t already taken place, that is)?

Enjoy!

I’ll put them in alphabetical order based on the name of the Twitter user who made the suggestion. Note, I screwed up and accidentally two separate artists both selected the same sketch idea. I will avoid that in the future. My apologies. So it’s six sketches of five suggestions! Sorry about that, folks!

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darthkiks suggested:

I’d like to see an Invincible crossover with Spider-Man. Spidey could give him some pointers on how to be a teenage superhero.

Daniel Irizarri is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

j_bacardi suggested:

Hellboy and the Demon Etrigan.

Brad Millette is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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kylewhite26 suggested:

I want: Batman & Spider-Man fight each other’s villains

George Zapata is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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MarkKirwan was the lucky one whose suggestion got used TWICE. He suggested:

Atomic Robo & the Fantastic Four, Marvel’s foremost action scientists! He can talk science with Reed and punch stuff with Ben.

First, here’s a piece from Caanan Grall. Here is his website.

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and next, here is a piece from Erich Owen. Here is his website.

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Sorry for the mix-up, Canaan and Erich!

Finally, MechanisticMoth suggested:

Dream Crossover: Mirage Universe Ninja Turtles with The Walking Dead. Why? TMNT fighting side by side with Rick Grimes, oh yeah.

Rafael Desquitado is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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Pretty cool stuff, huh?

Thanks so much to the artists and the suggestion-givers! Now everyone head off to Twitter and give them some good options for next week!

40 Comments

All of these are excellent works, but my favorite is Rafael Desquitado’s. I’m not even a Walking Dead reader, but ninja turtles vs. zombies is so awesome I can barely wrap my mind around it.

Damn. I’ve got a great idea, but I don’t use Twitter.

Oh, and darthkiks, pick up issue 14 of the 2004 Marvel Team-Up series for a genuine Spidey/Invincible crossover by Kirkman and Walker.

all are good works but the FF and AtomicRobo’s and Spiderman and Invincible standout . Maybe because of the color in two of them.

Oz the Malefic

August 3, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Caanan Grall did a great job with Atomic Robo getting the humour in there

The perspective on that TMNT one is awesome.

Thanks, Oz! I just couldn’t do Atomic Robo without a witty one-liner.

I’m honoured to be amongst some amazing talent here. This is going to be one fun exercise.

Awesome. Hopefully someone gets noticed and gets some work on a book (if that is your goal), possibly by Warren Ellis, he’s always up to something.

It’s really humbling to be in such great company!

Such cool drawings. I am happy to see my suggestion (Invinci + Spidey) on here. I made a twitter account just to follow Comics Should be Good, so I am glad it had a good outcome.

Thanks everybody!

What a great group to be a part of, I’ll tell ya. This is going to be fun!

Remind me to steal some of these guys for my own nefarious purposes sometime.

Oh, my brain only just kicked in now, but did someone tell darthkiks that Spidey and Invincible had a team up in Marvel Team Up #14? It was pretty funny.

Another Dylan quote!

I don’t do Twitter, but someone who does should suggest a combination Disney/Marvel Hercules.

Wow! These are all so excellent. I’m tempted to join Twitter, just to keep up with this.

We’ll see.

@Enrique, you probably weren’t aware, but the Invincible/Spidey crossover has actually been done within each character’s continuity, back when Kirkman was writing the last short-lived volume of Marvel Team-Up. Basically, Invincible went through one of Levi Angstrom’s portals in his own title and ended up in the Marvel U. Then he portaled back to his own title at the issue’s end. Or something like that. It was a looong time ago. Relatively speaking.

My favorite’s the Robo/FF one. This is a pretty amazing idea, and can’t wait to see more!

[…] This week, I have begun joining in the fun with Comic Should Be Good’s sketch off feature. You can see my first attempt, a team up between the FF and Atomic Robo, at the site now. Here’s the link! […]

Invincible Spidey has happened, yes, but so has Batman Spidey, with the Joker and Carnage as villains.(I believe it is Venom in this pick but close enough.

Sorry, I forgot to add… very good work everyone.

haha it Started out as venom but it is a bit of a combination of the gargan venom and carnage. It was a lot of fun to do and I can’t wait to get started on the next sketch

link to my commentary on the spiderman/batman venom/joker sketch http://fav.me/d2vkij6

Thanks to those that pointed out Marvel Team-Up 14. It wasn’t as good a crossover as I would have hoped, but it wasn’t bad. Using Angstrom Levy was a clever way of making it work. My favorite part of the issue is when Invincible tries to guess the names of the Avengers extrapolating from Spider-Man: Robot Man (Iron Man), Claw Man (Wolverine), Flag Man (Captain America), Fabio Man (Sentry), Bat Woman (Spider Woman) and Black Man (Luke Cage). Fabio Man was my favorite.

Thanks for the link GZapata, I thought your sketch was great. I didn’t understand that the bottom part was Venom until someone pointed it out, I was guessing Sand Man (but Venom makes more sense). I think you did a great job with Spidey and Batman.

@Enrique- thanks, I think if I had colored it, it would’ve came out more obvious but live and learn.

I love how all the other sketches turned out and I’m really excited to continue working with all you guys

Ooh, I love that first FF/Atomic Robo one.

Cool, I suggested the Robo/FF one, and they both look brilliant!
Caanan’s one feels like it’s straight out of an actual Robo comic.
Having read Brian Clevinger’s take on the FF in the World War Hulks tie-in last week, I want to see this happen even more.

I’m another one who has suggestions but doesn’t use twitter. Is there any chance you might set up an alternate method of sending art ideas?

No Twitter for me, either, but a meeting of Milo’s team from the criminally underrated Atlantis: The Lost Empire and the Sub-Mariner seems obvious.

Has anybody done Bambi as the Punisher yet?

Her family cruelly murdered in front of her, Bambi became a symbol for unstoppable vigilante justice.

Probably too late for the idea and I don’t have a Twitter account, but here would be my idea:

They were the greatest toys of their generation:

Woody Woo: The spy mentally regressed back into a cowboy.
Lightyear Boy: The Uranian space ranger.
Jessira: Atlantean dolphin wrangler.
Mr. Gorillahead: Cursed explorer.
Lil Bo Venus: Goddess of love and sheep
M-11, the Dinosaur Robot: Would be a killer except for his useless tiny forearms.

Together, they are…the Agents of Andy

Jweissenburger

August 6, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-ham and Darkwing Duck.

Marvel and Disney,

Make.

It.

Happen.

Great ideas and *wonderful art* overall. Plus reeking of just plain fun. Remember when most comics used to be like that? Sigh.

Btw, something just occurred to me: there’s never been a Batman/Wolverine crossover, has there? The closest I can think of was when they were part of the Justice League/X-Men fight in the Access miniseries. You’d think being THE most popular characters of both companies it would have been a no-brainer. (I’m not counting the Dark Claw Amalgam comic here.)

Also: Ambush Bug getting mad at Deadpool for stealing his crazy I-know-I’m-in-a-comic-book shtick. :D

Great Stuff everyone.

Love the Erick Owen pic.

Its only a matter of time before we get a Spidey/Disney crossover comic. 2011 for sure.

Savage Dragon / Gold Digger

Dream Crossover? Dennis the Menace (USA) and Dennis the Menace (UK)

Wait, if Atomic Robo is part of the Fantastic Four, who gets kicked out? Just wondering.

Crossover Time: Inspired by Ron’s gravatar there, The Dream Lord / Batman. He’s already basically a Batman villain, but one that wears a smoking jacket. Awesome.

Ehh, sorry. Didn’t read the instructions carefully enough. Never mind.

I’ve never seen Thing drawn with a bellybutton before. That’s…weird.

Spider-man and Invincible teamed-up in a crossover issue and it was the storyline where Invincible was chasing one of his arch foes through a portal from one universe into another then he landed in the Marvel universe. Great story.

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