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The Line it is Drawn #122 – Classic Marvel Moments from the Silver Age

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I update 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. In addition, I post new content on the blog’s Twitter account.

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 9:00 AM Pacific on Friday).

The topic is…

Since 2012 was supposed to have been the end of the world, let’s get into the post-apocalyptic spirit by picking a comic character and our artists will draw them in a post-apocalyptic scenario.

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

To celebrate Stan Lee’s recent 90th birthday, name a memorable moment from a Stan Lee-written comic book and our artists will provide their interpretation of the scene. Spidey catching the burglar? The Fantastic Four meeting Galactus? There are plenty of legendary moments to go around!

Enjoy!

I’ll put them in alphabetical order based on the name of the Twitter user who made the suggestion (although I made one slight change to split up back-to-back Spidey drawings).

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

B_2quared and olokinprime suggested:

“This Man, This Monster!”

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

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B_Granderson suggested:

namor blows up like a blowfish

Chaz is the artist for this one.

B_Granderson suggested:

thing as blackbeard

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

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B_Granderson suggested:

gwen stacy showing mary jane up by dancing up a storm as everyone goes gaga over her

Bill Walko drew this one. His website is here.

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B_Granderson suggested:

reed threatening galactus with the ultimate nullifier

Sean McFarland is the artist for a pair of takes on this idea. Here is his website.

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B_Granderson suggested:

spider-man realizes that the murderer of uncle ben was the guy he let go by him

Paul Hostetler did the art for this one. Here is his website.

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B_Granderson and and olokinprime suggested:

the thing and the hulk fight for the first time

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.

BigMike20X6 suggested:

Silver Surfer arrives on earth

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

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

The Fantastic Four meet the Impossible Man

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.

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Mitch_Crane suggested:

Spider-Man No More

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

JaronHataway suggested:

Bruce Banner’s first transformation into the Hulk

Phillip Sevy drew this one. Here is his website.

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tako1337 and TheHeroBiz suggested:

Mary Jane’s first full appearance – “Face it, Tiger… you just hit the jackpot!”

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

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Great stuff, everyone!

Now all you readers make suggestions for next week! Tweet away!

24 Comments

Love the pics!

Spidey No More was a treat though :)

Excellent all around. Comments: love the S-M costume pile. I think I have some of that card set Xum took the pic from. Missed a good opportunity to slip a comment about tossing Gwen off a bridge in that Gwen pic.

Love the uncle Ben’s killer reveal. Kinda glib yet grim.

Yeah, it was one of those “WHAT IF– BMB wrote the Death of Uncle Ben?”

LOVED Thea’s Silver Surfer image! And the “Spider-Man No More!” tribute made me giggle.

Marco D’Alfonso wins – the overflowing bin of costumes and the art itself are both fantastic.

Xum, glad to see you included the caption. :)

Great work all around. Gotta say Pete’s bag-man costume has always been a favorite.
Love thea’s Surfer so much.

I adore all of these each week. We would love it you all would do some Banner/Page/Logo art for our Podcast Called The Never Gets Old Podcast at youtube.com/macwjack
Look for us on FaceBook too. We will feature any and all art you do for us especially if it features the two hosts:) Contact us ASAP plz:)

Absolutely loved that Spider-Man No More one.

Awesome, the first time I put in a suggestion it gets picked! :-) “Spider Man No More” exceeded expectations.

I personally loved the Gwen a-go-go because you know, Gwen.

And I think a “What if X writer wrote this famous comic moment” is a very good idea… did you do it already? Like, what if Neil Gaiman wrote Action Comics 1? or what if Grant Morrison wrote the Dark Pheonix Saga?

Missed a good opportunity to slip a comment about tossing Gwen off a bridge in that Gwen pic.

No that would have been terrible. This need to always work in bridges and death whenever discussing Gwen is as tiresome as the need ppl have to always refer to wifebeating with Hank and Jan and alcoholism with Tony Stark. The piece retains a really nice old school sense of innocence that a bridge comment would have ruined.

Speaking of the Gwen piece, is Bill Walko homaging a specific 1960s poster or did he come up with that concept from scratch. Because if its the latter, WOW, that’s some great design right there. I’d love to see you do some Men men promo art along those same lines

That is so cool!!

Normally I have a favorite or two but this time I can’t pick one. All of these are awesome.

The Gwen one was really great. So was the Reed Ultimate Nullifier

“Missed a good opportunity to slip a comment about tossing Gwen off a bridge in that Gwen pic.” Actually, every bit of dialogue is from the actual comic! No, really! :D

“Speaking of the Gwen piece, is Bill Walko homaging a specific 1960s poster or did he come up with that concept from scratch. Because if its the latter, WOW, that’s some great design right there. ” Thanks, but I can’t take full credit. I was inspired by a cover of Tippy Teen I’ve admired…. but then I took it to some new places; So part inspiration and part Walko.

Great work from EVERYONE this week– loving Thea’s Silver Surfer and Marco’s “Spidey No More!”

Awesome work from everyone as usual but I loved the Spidey stuff the best. Wow. I love 60s’ motifs so damn much. And the “Spidey Gang” from back then were amazing. Thanks Bill. Also, Steve Howard draws a terrific Mary Jane! “Spider-Man No More” was creative and funny, though I wish Marco had worked in Peter’s wedding suit somewhere in there as well. And then you have Paul’s stark rendering of Spider-Man finding out the identity of his uncle’s burglar. I thought it was going to be a spoof but Paul managed to capture the sense of hopelessness and despair of the moment perfectly!

‘Spider-Man No More’ made my day o_O

Yeah, loving Spider-Man No More, but the design in Gwen piece is wonderful too (and yeah, I noticed the text was lifted from the actual comic).

But another great round from everyone (that Namor is nightmare fuel).

These are some really talented people.

These are all great, but I really have to mention here that Nick Perks does the best painted Ben Grimm I’ve seen since Earl Norem…and Norem did the best FF other than Kirby and Sinnott, so that’s good company to be in.

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