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The Line It Is Drawn #52 – Spider-Men, Spider-Men, Doing Whatever Spiders Can…

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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 6:00 AM Pacific, Friday, August 12th).

Next week’s theme is…

“I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now” Choose a character that you’d like to see at a different age, either younger or older. The Peanuts gang as college students? The Archie gang as adults? Hellboy as Hellbaby? Wonder Woman as Wonder Tot? Age (or de-age) away!

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

Come up with a scenario – ANY scenario – that involves one of the non-Peter Parker Spider-Men that we have seen over the years.


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!

No Daniel today, so Sean will fill in!

dailymario suggested:

I want to see Spidey 2099 in a comic that actually costs $20.99…so a comic from 2015.

George Zapata is the artist for this one. Here is his website. Congrats to George on his new comic book reaching its goal via KickStarter! I backed the issue and I’m pleased that it made its goal.

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JonShanks suggested:

The Amazing Spider-Monkey (from Marvel Apes) & Tarzan versus Kraven the Hunter

Sean McFarland is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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From here on out, ALL the suggestions are by therealAstrozac

First, he suggested:

Miles Morales in a boy band

Michael “Mic?” Magtanong is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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Next, he suggested:

Spider Man 2099 meeting up with Keith Richards who is still around in 2099

Chaz Folgar is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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Then he suggested:

Ultimate Spider Ham

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

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Finally, he suggested:

Ben Reilly meeting the 1990s Superboy

Nick Perks is the artist for this one, too. Here is his website.

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Thanks to all of our suggestion givers and, of course, our awesome artists!

Now go make suggestions for next week!


My affection for Caanan’s work grows a little more every day.


I had to stifle my laughter at 2 in the morning. XD


Ok, had to laugh at the boy band, but Ultimate Spider Ham won, hands down.

Who’s the kid with glasses? “New Static”

I love the work on Ben/Connor. I think I’m one of the few who enjoyed the Scarlett Spider.

new power man not new static

I really would have liked to see my suggestion of the Amazing Spider-Ham trying out for Captain Carrot’s Amazing Zoo Crew :(

@Comedian – great suggestion.

The Ultimate Spider-Ham one is the best concept to art. A clear winner.

Ben Reilly HAS meet Conner before. It was in the DC vs. Marvel crossover. Ben was Spider-Man at the time and Superboy had that terrible haircut and leather jacket. Oh, and Ben kicked his butt.

Ultimate Spider-Man…….LOL……..Great one from Caanan Grall

Plus, Mic? created another winner again.

I don’t get the $20.99 joke. That seemed pretty stupid to me.

I don’t get the Ultimate Spider-Ham joke, but the art was so good I don’t care.

Good job all around.

Caanan, I could actually see you as an artist on Ultimate Spider-Man. That is fantastic.

And who’s the guy without a costume in the boy band one?

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’d consider my legacy secure were I to posthumously grace the packaging of processed meat with my likeness. You know what? I’m gonna pop that in my will…


Thank you for the clarification.

@The Livewire:

That’s the new Powerman slick. He’s Marvel

The guy without a costume is Amadeus Cho, frmer ally to the Hulk and Hercules and current “Prince of Power,” CEO of the Olympus Group, and former champion of Athena. The suit and techno-mace are from his Prince of Power mini and Chaos War.

Keith Richards snorting his own finger – brilliant!

Man, funny stuff fellas. Chaz, you nailed that Keith likeness so well! And somehow I don’t doubt he’ll be around in 2099.

Mic, so bright and cheery! Perfect as always, and eerily believable.

George solid cover. Don’t know if I’d drop 20.99 on a book, but if you drew it, just maybe! Congrats on the greenlight for your kickstarter project man, keep us posted.

Nick, I love the expression on Supes Jr. The inclusion of the pigeons was a very nice touch as well. Very damn lovely.

And Caanan. I did not know where you were going with that suggestion… but man. Too damn funny. Love all the Easter Eggs…. Chaz I didn’t know you have your own Chili?!?! I’m sure it is delicious.

Seriously, can someone explain the Spider-Ham thing to me. Not the punchline, but the whole dialogue leading up to it…what is she talking about when she says “only a few left now”?

Hey, T. There was a whole second page to my entry but I didn’t get time to finish it. It would have explained further that it’s not even been a month since Spidey died, so they’re just talking about reporters hanging around looking for a tell-all from the girl who loved Spider-Man. And also to see if he’s really dead, etc.

I can see Aunt May being interviewed and giving her story about Pete, to inspire the world and make sure his legacy is unsullied… especially if JJJ came to her, told her that he knew who Peter was and how he was astonished by his heroism, etc. I can see that. But I can’t see MJ talking to anybody about anything. That’s why they’re still hounding her.

I’m a big fan of Ultimate Spidey. I don’t read all of Bendis’s stuff, but on this book, he kills it all the time. I’m looking forward to seeing Miles, and the old supporting cast too. Books like this that stay helmed by one writer for such a long time are awesome. Really cohesive. I only wish they could somehow make it work for every comic.

Anyway, thanks for all the comments, people! And great art as always, guys… Chaz, you made me laugh. :D

Zapata caught the essence of Miguel really well here…

Sean has me really wanting to see a Kraven – SpiderMonkey matchup

Mic?, “New Kids on the Block” indeed… imagine the groupies?

Chaz, Richards is cool but creepy… and this reflects that

Canaan totally reflects the pain of MJ being shown in Ultimate Fallout here….and her frustration..

Nick, thanks for this one…I love the Scarlet Spider outfit and you caught the “Johns” Superboy angst perfectly.

Great job all around guys!

4 out of the 6 based on my suggestions? Thanks guys and great work. I’m proudest of the Keith Richards in 2099 suggestion and Chaz delivered with the humor. And Caanan gets a special shout out, taking a plain suggestion and turning it into a very creative direction. A unique version of Ultimate Peter Porker…

All of them are good, but I hate to nitpic, Nick’s was to have 1990s Superboy, it would’ve been the Tom Grummett drawn look with the jacket and sunglasses not current Conner. Aside from that, it was well done.

One of my favorite things on CSBG.

[…] Diferentes Spiderman en diferentes situaciones 12 agosto, 2011 The Leff Un colaborador de CBR tiene en marcha una iniciativa por la cual lanzan una pregunta en Twitter y los seguidores […]

The Peanuts gang as college students? Oh dear.

Mad mangazine did that in the 70’s…


Awesome work you guys!

George: That’s one sweet cover, dude. I love the design for it! And congrats on reaching your KickStarter goal!!!

Sean: That Kraven is BADASS! The colors are real nice, too — they’re perfect!

Mic?: You always deliver the goods, man! Adding Robin, Cho, Blue Beetle, and Power Man was a great choice!

Caanan: HILARIOUS, man!!! Top-notch work! The buildup to the reveal and MJ’s accompanying expressions to the whole thing are SOLID. Plus, you weaved in some spectacular easter eggs! I feel honored to be a part of the piece!!!! Heck, I might just get in the chili game!

Nick: Great composition! I really like that flush of light you worked, as well!

Glad you guys dug my piece! That was a damn fine suggestion, Astrozac! THANK YOU!

Once again, Caanan shows how he can come up with the most unexpected, funny twists on the week’s concepts. And having my name inserted as “Easter Egg” made me crack up!! Definitely my favorite piece this week! :D

…And the award for the most… WTF one I guess… goes to the Spider Man 2099 with Keith Richards snorting himself… I mean, wow. O_o

PS: Are you sure that’s the new Power Man in the Boy Band piece? I heard he was White.

Glad y’all are feelin’ my piece, Pax, Sean, and Chaz!

Good look on the character IDs, y’all! Thanks!

Daryll: Ha! Fo real… it starts off w/ Gorgon Amazons and gets crazier from there.

Congrats to George for hittin’ his Kickstarter goal!

Sean whipped up yet another beaut. Spider-Monkey pops nicely against the warm yellow and orange scenery.

Chaz & Caanan knocked me out w/ a one-two punch of hilarity.

So happy to see Nick’s Superboy, one of my favorite characters.


Thanks guys, just starting on the 36 this week!

haha Hangin Tough

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