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The Line It Is Drawn #71 – Comic Book Characters and Harry Potter Characters

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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. 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 9:00 AM Pacific, Wednesday, January 6th).

The topic is…

We continue the British theme with team-ups or mash-ups of comic book characters with characters from Dr. Who!

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

Team-up or mash-up comic book characters with characters from the Harry Potter books/movies!

Enjoy!

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:

College student Peter Parker meets his new ‘Chemistry’ professor… Severus Snape

Nick Perks is the artist for this sweet drawing (with a twist). Here is his website.

BigMike20X6 suggested:

Dr Doom, Jigsaw, Baron Zemo and Deadpool mock Harry’s scar

Brendan Tobin is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Dementors take over guarding Arkham Asylum

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

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Ecovore suggested:

Voldemort versus Conan

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

(click on the image to enlarge…a LOT!)

Nick Perks also took a crack at this piece, as well! Chaz was nice enough to say that we should post Nick’s piece, also. So click here to check out Nick’s drawing!

MikeMars2099 and paddyrhein7225 suggested:

Zatanna & The Scarlet Witch team up with Hermione

Steve Howard is the artist for this one. Here is his website.

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starpilotsix suggested:

Nico from Runaways using her Staff of One as a broom to play Quidditch with HP characters

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

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Thanks to all our suggestion-givers and thanks to all of the artists for the great artwork!

Hope everyone has had a good New Year so far!

Go make suggestions for next week!

32 Comments

WOw! Great job guys! Awesome Zatanna Steve!
And Nick,
“What a twist!”

Nicely done all….I love the snape / parker one though Nick. And he thought JJJ was bad? wooboy…..

Nick’s is totally freaking me out.

Nick’s is totally freaking me out.

Right? Such a good use of the effect.

If I had the power I would have mr.Howard on an x book tommorow

Nick – Right on, man. Was going for the Potter/Parker name bit ^_^ Love it
Brendan – Lesson learned. Supervillains are jerks.
Sean – I would say this pic is demented but that seems too easy.
Chaz – Conan and the Flaming C? Brilliant.
Steve – Zatanna looking sexy as ever. Perfect.
Mic? – It just seems wrong and yet right at the same time.

this was such a fun week (I don’t just mean doing the research for the three lovely ladies I drew) but I got a chance to experiment a bit more with my colouring, may try something different next week :)

great work by everyone and thanks for comments hope you all have a great new year

Steve

Brendan’s Supervillains piece is my fav this week…. if only for Harry’s man tear.

The new guys win me over again this week. Brendan’s is hilarious and of course Steve’s is obviously helped by the lovely ladies he drew

<– Idiot: Seeing the effect in Nick's piece, I thought "Gee whiz, that's neat, but what does the Chameleon have to do with all this?" ::facepalm::

These are fantastic.

And so we start our new year of the TLIID! Let’s see how it came up!

#1- Cass, you weren’t the only one who thought that was the Chameleon. Let’s face it, Voldemort may have been a great villain, but he didn’t exactly look very original. As for the pic itself, it’s Perks, what do you expect but perfection? (and for the record, I still find the animations annoying.)

#2- Why is Harry crying about being bullied about NOT BEING DEFORMED ENOUGH? He should be snickering! Other than that, pretty well drawn.

#3- If they had dementors, would Arkham be harder to escape from? And please don’t tell me The Joker can fight off those things, HE HAS NO POWERS! Otherwisethis one is the best idea this week, congratulations.

#4- …Why would Conan make a good foe for Voldemort? I know he fought evil sorcerers all the time but the wizards in his setting could barely be called Witch Doctors, Vold would just say a magic word and he’d drop dead. Still, funny, especially with the addition of the other Conan (but please, don’t use the Flaming C character too often, OK? He’s annoying.)

#4 alternate: PERKS! You evil, evil man! What did you do to Hermione??? (other than that, EPIC!)

#5- “All front?” Is that a joke about their breast size? *must check book on British Humor* Anyway this one cheats, why have two powerful sorceress guest stars only to, with no explanation, make Hermione look better? on the other hand, GORGEOUS art, on a par with Perk’s.

#6- …I would probably get this one better if I had read Runaways. or Harry Potter for that matter. still, at least it looks good.

Overall, a VERY good week, looks like we have a great year to look ahead to! :)

Nice one Chaz. I appreciate the pick (and the sneaky Conan & Conan teamup).

Sijo – Think Kulan Gath and Thoth-Amon. At least as powerful as Voldemort (they don’t even need a wand) and Conan defeated them again and again (though sometimes he had help or magic weapons).

As for the rest, great ones, I had to save them all. Nick, I had no idea what you had hidden until I saw the comments. It is creepy. And Steve, great work on the magic girls!

Where was Dr Strange? I thought that was a natural..

@sijo
Re #6 – It’s a Double Entendre with respect to breast size, yes.
“All Front” as british slang is used just as ‘facade’ would be – i.e. a pretty appearance from the front but nothing at all behind – i.e. backing it up. Thus Hermione is stating that Wanda and Zee are – at least in her world – little more than charlatans. At the same time, it also references the fact that both are well blessed with “The Most Common Superpower” (per tvtropes) giving it that second meaning.

Steve Howard’s Hermione looks like a photograph of a face on a cartoon body. Creepy, like the mouths on the old Clutch Cargo characters.

I realize how nerdy this sounds before I even write it, but as it can be argued that the Joker has no soul, the Dementors would have no effect on him. Thought that was a perfect pic.

Really loved the Runaways pic, and that the artist went with Cho instead of the obvious Harry.

It’s still lousy you can only make suggestions for this column via twitter…

Do I lose nerd cred for not having read/seen Harry Potter? That question aside, these were very good. I just have no clue who some of these people are. I’m even more screwed next week…

@Sijo Yeah I’m inclined to think Arkham would definitely have a higher retention rate if the dementors took up patrol, but sometimes the greatest powers come from within, like complete irreddemable insanity.

@jloder24 if you can’t be nerdy here, then where? But you totally got what I was thinking… prepare for Nerd-Out in 3, 2, 1…

Dementors typically siphon off “good memories,” right? Leaving only the bad and driving the afflicted into psychosis. But what if their target doesn’t have any “good,” memories just twisted black evil-ness?Dealing with a pysche as fractured and malevolent as the Joker’s I am inclined to think the dementor would be quite uncomfortable taking a dip into his mind. The rest of the inmates are pretty fair game.

Alright, now that that’s out of my system; great work all around gents! Love the British invasion for themes, can’t wait for the Daleks and Cyber-Men next week! ALONZI!!!

Good overall (man, do I miss Caanan though), but two great nuggets here.

1) The Joker laughing off and strangling Dementors.

2) “Doom scoffs at your insignificant disfigurement!”

@Ecovore- I’m pretty sure that (in MOST depictions) most of Conan’s magic users were low-level, or claimed to be very powerful but never got the chance to show it. (Kulan Gath did transform all of New York City into his personal utopia once but that was in an X-Men story and long after his physical death.) And let’s face it, most of the time Conan won because… he was the protagonist. Not exactly the most gifted hero ever, except in brutality.

@Luap: Thanks for confirming that. And while I’m willing to assume that the heroines’ powers might not work in the Potter Universe due to different laws of magic, the effect is still “I’m going to bring in two great sorceresseses and then nerf them just to make Hermione look better”. Why not have her impress them with her knowledge instead?

The Joker has no soul? Since when? Was it that time the villains were selling their souls to Neron? is that even canon anymore?

Who cares if the Joker has a soul? Isn’t it just funny that he’s strangling a Dementor? If we need to be logical though, I suppose you could argue that the Joker would likely fear very little, so he wouldn’t be very affected by them. Either way, it’s funny!

Why is Harry crying about being bullied about NOT BEING DEFORMED ENOUGH? He should be snickering! Other than that, pretty well drawn.

My impression was that Harry was crying about his scar, while the villains were mocking him for being such a wuss and being so emo when his scar is hardly anything in comparison to theirs.

I see another winner from Mic? (And great work using Nico/Sister Grimm this time.)

Plus, very humorous with Peter Parker and Prof. Snape.

Sijo,
From here: http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/thotha.htm

“Powers: Thoth-Amon was reputed to be the most powerful sorcerer of the Hyborian era. However, for a number of reasons his powers waxed and waned. At times HE HAS POSSESSED VIRTUALLY LIMITLESS POWER and at others he could only manage a few simple tricks. Apparently, with time and preparation, he can amass large amounts of power. He has been shown to transfer his mind into that of lesser creatures, project his essence across great distances to contact others, project bolts of magical force and form shields, levitate objects, animate inanimate objects, mentally manipulate others, teleport, and summon and control demonic creatures. A large degree of his powers were dependent on his Serpent Ring, a power source apparently tied to Set.”

Sounds as badass as Voldemort, though, like Voldemort, many of Thoth-Amon’s powers were tied to a single mystical object (contrary to what I said earlier).

And Kulan Gath’s entry says ‘Kulan Gath possessed the ability to tap into and manipulate magic on a level approaching that of the Earth dimension’s most powerful mage Doctor Strange…’, so again pretty powerful (and not just vs the X-Men). And no, I did not write any of these entries. I am just saying that Conan’s villains could not be considered ‘Witch Doctors’ as you said. Some were very powerful.

What, no Timothy Hunter? ;D

Are the tryouts for the new artists this week as well?

Are the tryouts for the new artists this week as well?

Nope, they will be the next three Thursdays. I wanted to give them all as much time as possible for their try-out pieces (with the holidays being right smack in the middle of it and all).

DAMN! Really impressive stuff all around!

Nick – The animation worked beautifully (scary, too!), and your Conan drawing RULES! I knew you’d kick ass on that one!

Brendan – Man, I’m awed by your drawing style — it’s awesome and hilarious. The tear seals the deal, and that Jigsaw is great. I want a yellow and purple jump suit.

Sean – Your drawing is fun as hell! Killer Croc in the fetal position is perfect, and the Ventriloquist — HELL YES!

Steve – That’s a damn good drawing and a great joke, too! The coloring came out really great.

mic? – Dude, you keep getting better every week — and you were already great to begin with! Your drawings always have a real nice quality to them.

Alrighty. Should be a great year. If you liked mine — THANK YOU!

Nobody mentioned Tim Hunter?

“I’m pretty sure that (in MOST depictions) most of Conan’s magic users were low-level, or claimed to be very powerful but never got the chance to show it.

Magic in Conan is polarised: either it’s very subtle or massively powerful. On the subtle side, you have hypnosis, divination, wards and whatnot: on the powerful side, you range from weather manipulation to earthquakes, to altering reality on a continental level.

There are certainly many massively powerful magic users in the Hyborian Age. Xaltotun in “The Hour of the Dragon” caused an earthquake that wiped out half an army’s cavalry, raised storms and floods, and planned on reshaping the entire continent to how it was 3,000 years ago. Thugra Khotan killed hundreds of charging knights with a fire spell. Yara of “The Tower of the Elephant” could change size at will, floated instead of walked everywhere, could enslave immensely powerful alien beings, and could transmogrify people into spiders of varying sizes. The mere acolytes of Yimsha could cast exploding balls of smoke that incinerated humans.

“And let’s face it, most of the time Conan won because… he was the protagonist. Not exactly the most gifted hero ever, except in brutality.”"

Presumably you mean apart from the times he won due to his wits, ingenuity or knowledge. There are plenty of times when Conan saved his life because he knew a bit of local knowledge, or decided *not* to use his sword.

Much as I love Hermione, all Zatanna needs is to mutter “enogeb dnaw” to remove almost all her magical powers. Or The Scarlet Witch could easily hex it into an inert twig.

A far better team-up would be the Hermione of the final two books teaming up with Zatanna and/or The Scarlet Witch along the same lines as The Batman teaming up with Superman. Although Zatanna and The Scarlet Witch outpower Hermione almost as much as Superman outpowers The Batman, the older Hermione’s cunning, intelligence, and powers of discernment surpass our favorite DC and Marvel sorceresses even more than Batman’s surpasses Supes. I suspect such a team-up would give even Dormammu or Wotan pause!

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