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The Line it is Drawn #123 – Post-Apocalyptic Comic Book Characters

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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…

Comic book great Peter David recently suffered a stroke. As a tribute to David, we want you folks to suggest names for new comic book superheroes and supervillains based on puns. Like David’s own Fite ‘n’ Maad or Sachs and Violins or Speedfreak. Our artists will then design said hero or villain. Let’s see how creative you folks can be!

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

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.

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_2quared suggested:

Harley and Ivy

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Post-apocalyptic Squirrel Girl, in the style of Tank Girl

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

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Optimus Prime, Road Warrior

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

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BrendanRome1 suggested:

Ultron

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

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caanan suggested:

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World and The World won

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

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Futabakun suggested:

The Post-Apocalyptic Powerpuff Girls.

Phillip Sevy drew this one. Here is his website.

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happysorceress suggested:

Superman and Wolverine

John Trumbull drew this one. Here is his website.

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KeithAlanMorgan suggested:

Peanuts

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

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rodlig suggested:

Ambush Bug!

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

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rodtownsend suggested:

Wally West, Donna Troy, Stephanie Brown (and anyone similarly deNUded) hanging out at the end of the world.

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.

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snakebitcat suggested:

Herbie the Fat Fury: Last Boy On Earth

Chaz is the artist for this one.

starpilotsix suggested:

A Post-Legend of Korra, Post-Apocalyptic concept for the next “Avatar” incarnation

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

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TheHeroBiz suggested:

the TEAM Titans (remember them?)

Bill Walko drew this one. His website is here.

Great stuff, everyone!!

Now all you readers out there tweet your suggestions!

33 Comments

Crisis on Castoff Earth took the cake this week. Who is the mysterious villain?

Ambush Bug was pitch-perfect, and Crisis on Castoff Earth was amazing. But yes: who IS the mystery villain?

Ecovore asked, “Crisis on Castoff Earth took the cake this week. Who is the mysterious villain?”

Dan Didio?

Dan DiDio, I’m pretty sure.

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I once had an idea for a post-apocalyptic Batman story, where basically it wasn’t Bruce Wayne… it was some random survivor who, on the run after his community is terrorized by raiders, stumbled upon an underground shelter from a survivalist who must have died before he had a chance to use any of it… full of supplies, weaponry, and also stacks and stacks of old Batman comics.

The survivor decides to make himself into Batman, using it as his Batcave, and bring back justice into the anarchy and take out the warlords who’ve risen up in civilization’s place.

I’m not going anywhere with this, it’s just the topic reminded me of it and it’s not like I’m ever liable to do it so I might as well share the concept.

The Peanuts one is just sad. Perfect, but sad.

Great pun for Optimus Prime.

Loved the Crisis on Castoff Earth, and had the same thought as Paul O’Neal as to the identity of the mystery villain.

Nice Fallout 3 reference in the Peanuts one as well.

D-Dan Didio. Definitely Dan Didio.

Very good ones this time around….The “Crisis” one’s a definite winner, although the PA-PPG really surprized me there..!!

PS…Very humorous with the Ultron one…!!

Took me ten seconds to figure out Harley was saying “Puddin’” (whole image hasn’t opened up). That last apostrophe is a bit close.

I’m saying Geoff Johns is the main villain on the Crisis cover. Is the little girl in the Impulse costume supposed to be Wally’s daughter? Anyway, that’s my second fav cover; top honors goes to the Powerpuff Girls entry. Oh, to be the last man on that Earth…

“War Never Changes, Charlie Brown!” is brought to you by Nuka Cola and Fancy Lad Snack Cakes. :)

Took me ten seconds to figure out Harley was saying “Puddin’” (whole image hasn’t opened up). That last apostrophe is a bit close.

I was reading it as “puddirt”. :)

Should have the theme be the world of “Limbo” where all the characters not being written about lives. With everyone from Steph Brown to Wally West…it could be a fun series of left handed slaps to the face of those who got rid of them.

Great pieces by everyone – loved the remnants of Scott’s “Sword of Love” in Paul Hostetler’s piece (wonder if it was suggested by longtime TLIID contributor Caanan Grail?).

And a grownup Buttercup and the rest of the PPGs? DAAAAAAAMN!!!

Oh yeah, nice, um, placement of the flower on Mr. J’s corpse (further proving Ivy’s point).

Those Avatar designs are really cool (especially the Earth and Air avatars), the actual show could use them if they ever do a new series after Korra.

I want to read Crisis on Castoff Earth! That’s an awesome set of characters.

I miss Wally, Donna, Stephanie, Cassandra and the Doom Patrol. It’s such a shame that there’s “no room” for them at DC.

Rich Curran-Kelley

January 24, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Loved the Peanuts- see Weapon brown for the real story.

Crisis on Castoff Earth is a must do.

Trivia fact: The graffito on the wall in the background is also tattooed on Tank Squirrel’s right bum-cheek.
And I guess now we know who Rom ‘s parents are ^_^

Nick Perks’ cracked me up.

Glad to see I wasn’t the only one who read it as “puddirt”. That was awesome, gave me a chuckle.

Peanuts and Castoff Characters took the cake for me. I miss Cass, Wally, and Steph.

The Peanuts piece is amazing.

Great work by everybody, but I gotta give it up to Xum Yukinori for working in COIE (my fav DC crossoever) into a cover featuring a bunch of characters I love from the pre-Nu52. Plus, it’s drawn really well, which doesn’t hurt lol

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That Powerpuff Girls one was. . .inappropriate, to say the least. I hope nothing like that ever appears here again.

The Peanuts one, however, was excellent, and is my winner for the week. Congratulations, whoever drew that! You won a meaningless award!

Calm down, Charlie. They were appropriately up-aged, and this is all in fun.

Great work as always, guys. I honestly can’t pick a favorite.

What in my comment was uncalm, “TJCoolguy”? Nothing, that’s what. Kindly refrain from speaking to me until you learn to—at the very least—make sense while doing so.

But seriously, “up-aged” or not (must be some fetishists’ term I’m unfamiliar with) no one else found that Powerpuff Girls one to be just a LITTLE bit icky? And on the site that features “She Has No Head!”, even? Really? I’m alone on this? Yeesh, I hope not.

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