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The Line it is Drawn #4 – Comic Characters and Saturday Morning Cartoon Characters

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

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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 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 suggestions 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 26th):

Either I came up with this one or my friend Justin Davis. Either way, the topic is – put a comic book character into a time period other than their own (think Return of Bruce Wayne, with Batman as a pirate, Batman as a caveman, etc.)

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

Comic book characters mashed up with Saturday morning cartoon characters…Snorks meet Aquaman, stuff like that


I’ll put them in alphabetical order based on the name of the Twitter user who made the suggestion.

All copyright and trademarks of the following characters are held by their respective owners!

BigMike20X6 suggested:

Mark Millar’s Nemesis vs Super Hero Squad

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

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BigMike20X6 also suggested:

X-Babies meet Muppet Babies

Caanan Grall is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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hanselthelost suggested:

biker mice from mars and lobo team up seems logical.

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

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MagnerTK suggested:

The Punisher and Freakazoid

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

MagnerTK also suggested:

The Vulture and Darkwing Duck

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

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NoMoreDucks suggested:

Captain America meets Captain CAAAAAVE-MAAAAAN

Erich Owen is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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Great work, guys!

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!


Captain America vs. Captain Cave-man is both hilarious and gorgeous.

I love the Captain Cave-man/Captain America crossover, and ANYTHING with Darkwing Duck is a winner in my book, but, man, those X-Babies/Muppet Babies drawing takes the cake. SO. BEAUTIFUL.

I loooove the X-Babies/Muppet Babies.
Also, it’s cool that someone suggested Biker Mice from Mars. I was never a fan of the show, but they had cool toys and the racing game for the SNES was second only to Mario Kart.

Cap/Captain Caveman FTW … and that Muppet Babies is just pure awesome sauce!

Much props to all you guys who take the time to do the artwork – they’re all winners!

Hah these are always good.

All great this week, but Captains America and Caveman are just sublime.

Great work guys! This was a lot of fun to do. Can’t for next weeks assignment.

Cap & Cap and the X-Babies are my favorites. Really excellent work all around.

Wow, I can’t believe I got a Two-fer this week! Both are epic and I also love that Captain Cavemerica pic.

Never heard of Captain Cave man, but I loved that piece.

The X-Babies/Muppet Babies was really cute, but the Captain America/Captain Caveman was pure genius (and the art was great, too).

You guys are immensely talented. A huge round of applause for every artist involved.

All of them were great. This column is a lot of fun.

WOEHOE! I got picked!
Fantastic work Eric. That is so much better than it looked in my head :)

That X-Babies one is absolutely goddamn incredible.

Good lord, I actually attempted to use twitter…..

Excellent word Caanan and Erich

This might be the best batch yet, and I’ve really liked them all. But man, the “Babies” and “Captain” teamups are both amazing.

Am I the only one that really enjoyed the Freakazoid/Punisher one? Really great work all around.

No you’re not, Angie. I really like that one too. There’s great personality and expression in the Freakazoid pic.

Thanks for all the comments, everyone! And keep those awesome suggestions coming via twitter. (Yes, I know. Ugh…) A great pic comes from a great suggestion! :)

Great work from everybody this week! I loved drawing for this topic.

poke poke….

All great entries.
My favorites were Cap and Cap and X-babies vs Muppet babies.

I like the SHS vs Nemesis, nice to see Millar (or at least his creations) get their comeuppance. The Freakazoid/Punisher crossover is funny to see. But the top two on my list are the X-Babies/Muppet Babies (any sweeter and I’ll die of insulin shock) and the team up of Captain America and CAPTAIN… CAAAAAAAAAAVE MAAAAAAAAAAN!!!! My inner child is smiling. =D

Mr. Q

Thanks, everyone, for the awesome comments!! Especially you, NoMoreDucks!

Muppet Babies and X-Babies needs to actually happen.

Great work as ever, Caanan Grall and Erich Owen!

Although I’m sad we didn’t get a bonus for Brian’s Snorks/Aquaman.

All were good.
But X-babies meet the Muppet babies certainly takes the cake. Though I’ve got to give props to Freakazoid/Punisher and the shear genuis that is Captain America/Caveman.

This really does give me something to look forward to, this is fantastic work from everyone! can’t wait to hear next-week’s suggestions!

Caanan’s muppet and x-babies just blew me away! such a fun piece!

my god, that freakazoid one made my day.

If this feature, with so many kickass contributions, were to be released as a book for charity, I would buy it.

Erich Owen powns!

Another batch of well-thought out and well drawn ideas.

The X-Babies/Muppet Babies is sheer cuteness, but the Cap-and-Cap wins for the switch-their-costumes idea. Both were WONDERFULLY drawn tho! :)

My favorite was X-BABIES/MUPPET BABIES, just awesome!

I would totally buy a Captain America/Cap’t Caveman miniseries….. and X-Babies vs Muppet Babies would be too crazy for words….

I got a print of the X-Babies/Muppet Babies one from Canaan at FanExpo just this weekend! Beautiful print!

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