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The Line it is Drawn #99 – Era-Displaced Comic Book 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 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 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 6:00 AM Pacific this Friday).

The topic for #100, which will be out TWO weeks from now instead of next week (I Figured it would be nice to give our artists a break before we hit triple digits) is…

Very simply, tell us your favorite mash-ups, team-ups and re-imagined characters from our first 99 installments of The Line it is Drawn that you’d like to see given another spin! Boba Fett/Deadpool, the Muppet Lantern Corps, Captain America in Caitlin Fairchild’s outfit, etc. Here is the archive of the first 99 installments to give you some inspiration.

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

Era-displaced comic book characters!! Imagine if the Superman from 1938 replaced 2012 Superman. Or 2012 Superman replacing 1938 Superman. Or 1939 Batman replacing 2012 Batman. Or 1955 Batman replacing 2012 Batman. Give us ideas for era-displaced comic book characters. What if 2010 Roy Harper replaced the Roy Harper in a 1966 Teen Titans story? What if 2012 Iron Man replaced the Iron Man from a 1963 Avengers comic? Or 1963 Iron Man replacing Iron Man in a 2012 Avengers comic? And so on and so forth!

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!

B_Granderson suggested:

bucky barnes feeling very much at home in 1942 shooting axis members with a machine gun

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

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B_Granderson suggested:

1965 green goblin in 2012 being kind of creeped out by all the stuff he did “Really? Gwen? The girl who went to high school w/ Harry?”

John Trumbull drew this one. Here is his website.

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B_Granderson suggested:

1942 archie shows up and can’t believe what the girls are wearing

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

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B_Granderson suggested:

2012 deathstroke against the 1980 teen titans….it would not be pretty.

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.

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B_Granderson suggested:

1950s charlie brown in 2012

Josh Gowdy drew this one. His website is here.

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Dark Knight Returns era Batman replaces Adam West Batman

Marco D’Alfonso drew this one. Here is his website.

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DJStinky suggested:

Current Glory (Ross Campbell) in the Liefeld-era.

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

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starpilotsix suggested:

Red Hood Jason Todd replaces Robin Jason Todd before a Death in the Family.

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

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Tako1337 suggested:

1990s (epic beard/hook hand) Aquaman replacing Aquaman’s appearance in New 52 JLA #3

Cynthia “Thea” Rodgers drew this one. Her website is here.

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Great stuff, everyone!

Okay, all you readers out there, make suggestions for #100 now!

30 Comments

Travis Pelkie

July 19, 2012 at 3:10 am

Man, just cuz I’m loving that caption in Steve’s, I’m gonna have to pull a Sijo.

Bucky — loving that Quantum Leap reference! And the drawing is great too.

Trumbull’s Goblin and Spidey are sweet. I’m totally hearing the Monarch (from Venture Bros) as the voice of the Goblin there.

Archie’s popped milkshake is disturbing! YAY!

Another great Xum piece with the logo and everything. Nice look to all the Titans.

Charlie Brown getting browbeaten looks nice. Did he marry Lucy? Oh noes!

Marco’s DKR is damn good.

My only issue with Sean’s Glory is that Avengelyne in the bg is wearing too much clothes. HA!

Nick’s Red Hood one is nicely brutal. Damn, that animated movie based on Under the Red Hood opens pretty brutally, too.

Thea makes Aquaman into the worst puppeteer ever :) Nicely drawn.

I hope I didn’t miss anyone.

I hope Bill is rested up for 100.

Damn, has it really been about 2 years? I feel old!

Travis Pelkie

July 19, 2012 at 3:14 am

OK, I’m confused about the topic for 100. Are we just picking the best images from the last 99, or are we saying what ones we like so that the current Line artists can do their own takes on them?

And when I say “we”, I mean the people who actually make the suggestions on the Twitter. My luddite ways limit me to after the fact “you shoulda done” suggestions. Which I should be smacked around for doing.

OK, I’m confused about the topic for 100. Are we just picking the best images from the last 99, or are we saying what ones we like so that the current Line artists can do their own takes on them?

It’s always about making suggestions for the artists, so the latter. But I added a bit to make that clearer, in case it was confusing to others, as well.

This week my favorite entry is by Chaz, and I started to wonder about other shocks waiting for 1942 Archie…like. what will he think when “beat off three other guys” cover has turned into a meme?

Oh God, I’m still laughing hysterically at Marco’s Batman/Dark Knight mashup… That might be my favorite thing I’ve ever seen on LIID. Well done, sir!!!

Trumbull’s Goblin and Spidey are sweet. I’m totally hearing the Monarch (from Venture Bros) as the voice of the Goblin there.

I’m totally cool with that. I LOVE The Venture Bros! Hey, Brian — can we do a Venture Bros. theme week? Pretty please?

I’m also loving how “pulling a Sijo” has become our term for commenting on everyone’s piece… :)

Charlie Brown and Batman are awesome.

Hell yeah Marco! Brilliant.

Excellent work by everyone, as always… I can’t pick a favorite! Sorry for not having joined the party this week, SDCC’s shadow looms a bit still…

Is Bucky’s “Uncle Eddie” the Comedian, by any chance? The resemblance had never struck me until now…

So much well-rendered snark. Great work everyone!

Bri, for the Twitter suggestion, do we need to specify the artist and topic or just the subject of the piece?

If you could put the number of the installment, that’d be helpful, but if not, it is not a biggie.

Chaz’s best work! That was an inspired piece.

Kudos John Trumbull.. That summed up in one drawing what is wrong with Marvel Comics these days..

Kudos John Trumbull.. That summed up in one drawing what is wrong with Marvel Comics these days..

That would require a maxi-series, IMO. But hey, at least they’ve got Mark Waid writing Daredevil now. That’s a start. :)

This was the best theme of the past 99 Line It It Drawns, possibly because the works were all canonically plausible.

So many good ones today!!! I can’t pick just one favorite :D

these are all great but i’m partial to the Glory one, of course! awesome!! :D

Not quite sure the Charlie Brown artist “got” the suggestion. I can’t speak for the requester, but when reading the suggestion, I expected the original Charlie Brown design to be put in (and look out of place) with the more modern character designs.

Weird… I just sat down and read “The Judas Contract” the other day, and then today Xum puts up an awesome Wolfman/Perez-style Titans piece. Dead on, by the way, Xum.

Squashua – Josh’s Charlie Brown was far more deep and clever than that potential misinterpretation.

Great stuff!

And the Goblin/Spidey one should be stapled to JMS’s forehead!

“Squashua – Josh’s Charlie Brown was far more deep and clever than that potential misinterpretation.”

You’re wonderful Sky Shadow. :)

It was 50 / 50 “didn’t get it” and “got it but naughtily ignored it becuase the piece went somewhere else”.

I believe we should be expected to deliver the unexpected. Regarding the suggestion I selected, the obvious route would be to have the 2012 Terminator to put the 1980 Titans through a slaughterhouse of dismembered gore. Instead, I decided to have the 1980 Titans comic affect the 2012 Terminator by restricting his actions under the Comics Code Authority. This was mainly because I am not really big on drawing blood and gore (though I did deliver on a dismemberment — which would be Code-approved since it involved a robotic limb). I’d still like to think my piece got the point across about “how times have changed.”

Xum

Great work everybody! I really dig Josh’s Charlie Brown, Xum’s Teen Titans, and Sean’s Glory (that is one pulverized face, dude!).

And thanks for the kind words Travis, AS, and MarkBlack! Glad you all liked it! I’ve always wanted to draw Archie and that suggestion was the perfect opportunity.

This was the best theme of the past 99 Line It It Drawns, possibly because the works were all canonically plausible.

Spider-Man sitting down for a friendly lunch and shooting the breeze with the man who murdered his girlfriend is “canonically plausible”? Your volumes of ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN must be VERY different from mine, Sky Shadow.

Well… it’s canonically plausible in a Deadpool/She-Hulk/Squirrel Girl manner. I suppose I enjoyed this TLIID so much because it didn’t include impossible/improbable/incomprehensible cross-universe pollination.

Well, to each his own, but I find the crossovers to be sheer FUN, from both a drawing & a reading standpoint.

And superhero comics are supposed to be ALL ABOUT fun, aren’t they? :)

Funny The Dark knight thing.And I really liked what happened to the Joker in the Red Hood story.

I wanna jump in.

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