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The Line it is Drawn #124 – A Punderful Tribute to Peter David

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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 9:00 AM Pacific on Friday).

The topic is…

Pick a comic character (or two) and have them replace a member(s) of a famous band. Spider-Man as the lead singer of the Rolling Stones, etc.

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

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!


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:

yin and yang

Cynthia “Thea” Rodgers drew this one. Her website is here. Colors by the colorist with the mostest, Amanda Rodgers (her website is here)

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crtoonMike suggested:

a swordsman named Djinn Souix

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.

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Falinor_tweets suggested:


Sean McFarland is the artist for this one. Here is his website. If folks wish to come up with a back story for Snowclone, Sean will gladly edit his favorite backstory into the piece!

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KeithAlanMorgan suggested:

Supermanx, a superpowered tailless cat crusader.

Josh Gowdy drew this one. His website is here.

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TheCountingTree suggested:

Anne Droyd – Raunchy Robot

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.

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TheCountingTree suggested:

Seymour Teets – The Man with the X-ray Eyes! Magneto’s illegitimate daughter – Dinah Moe!;
Plastic-man’s daughter – Polly Esther! Walter Wall-Mayhem! Rex E. Tall!

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

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TheCountingTree suggested:

Helen Highwater – Adventuress! Mae Daye – Damsel in distress!

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

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TheCountingTree suggested:

Adam Bomb – The Nuclear Man!

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

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themikecross suggested:

Abra Kadaver

Bill Walko drew this one. His website is here.

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therealAstrozac suggested:

Boo T. Licker

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

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therealAstrozac suggested:

The Sand Witch Doctor

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

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therealAstrozac suggested:

The Pug-Nacious One

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

Thiefofhearts suggested:

Philip K. O. B1, the mystical boxing noir android!

Chaz is the artist for this one.

Thiefofhearts suggested:

Rick O’Shae and the Gun Bunnies.


B_2quared suggested:

More Man – a Morman with the power to duplicate

Phillip Sevy drew this one. Here is his website.

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Great work, everyone!

Get well soon, Peter!

Now everyone, go tweet us suggestions for next week!


Nice Job Everyone

and Get well Soon mister PAD

@philip there is a belgian comics called Ric Hochet (first story published in 64, in tintin Magazine) by Tibet (penciller / writer on other books) and AP Duchateau , Tibet did create another hero called Chick Bill , with one of the recuring chartacters called Kid Ordinn (qui dort dine, who sleeps, dines)

You DO know that there was, for many years, a syndicated “Rick O’ Shay” daily comic strip, right? Created by the brilliant Stan Lynde, it was, as you might expect, a western and featured the title character, Sheriff Rick O’Shay; his best friend, gunslinger Hipshot Percussion; the owner of the local saloon and dancehall, Miss Gaye Abandon; Doc Basil Metabolism; banker Mort Gage, and all of the other colorful characters in the town of Conniption, somewhere in the frontier west. A lot of the strips have been collected and are available at http://stanlynde.net/cartoons_289.html, or through your LCS. Great writing, beautiful art and puntastic character names… What more could you want?

I actually snorted laughing at many of these. Good job! :)

I would read the vast majority of these comics.


Loved these! Axel, very risqué, Chaz, that looks awesome! Always love to see what you all come up with.

Did the Powerpuff Girls fight an “Abra-Cadaver”?

Also, may Peter David get well soon–and may da Schwartz be wit’ him!

For Pete’s sake, it’s “Mormon”, not “Morman”. Funny concept, though. Wish I’d thought of it, being Mormon and all.

My personal winner is The Pug-Nacious One. Just beautiful work, there.

Oh, and yes, get well soon Peter David. I’ve loved you since you were writing the adventures of young Worf and have loved you ever since. No one balances serious with silly quite as well as you, and it’ll be a dark day for fiction when you’re gone. So. . .don’t be gone. Okay?

Excellent work from everyone involved! Pugnacious-1 and the Sand Witch Doctor were my personal favorites. Lol, wasn’t Abra Cadaver a Powerpuff Girls villain as well?

Get well soon, PAD.

Next week sounds really fun. I won’t personally be able to post suggestions on Twitter so if anyone is interested pick any from the following- Robin Ramones, X-Spice Girls and the Spidey Gang (Peter, Gwen, MJ, Harry) from the 60s’ Lee/Romita run as The Archies, singing “Sugar, Sugar”.

Yes, the Powerpuff Girls did in fact fight an “Abra-Cadaver”. I remember that episode well. Here’s a picture of him from the episode: http://1-media-cdn.foolz.us/ffuuka/board/tg/image/1351/35/1351350626757.png

Yin and Yang reminded a lot of the similarly-named twin fighters from the recent Shaw Brothers-homage movie “Man With the Iron Fists”. They were actually my favorite characters, and I was sad they didn’t get much screen time.

I know I sound like a broken record, but so much good stuff this week, guys! And get well soon, PAD!

Gouda work, everyone! :-)

Helen Highwater is a winner!


February 1, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Abner Cadaver is my favorite pun comic book villain who used to show up in Savage Dragon (not sure if he still does). Lots of SD bad guys had awesome names.

Kudos to Xum for all the puns in the movie credits. Nice!

But see, I hate puns to a degree, if they’re ones I just don’t get. I’m not getting Djinn Sioux. Or that Phil KO B one. Why am I so dum?

Nick’s group is obviously the new Inferior 5, right? But with a punny name. That I just can’t come up with right now.

Snowclone: Fell into a radioactive sno-cone machine (based on his bare chest, obviously in the ’70s), and discovered that not only was he delicious (he’s purple flavored!), but he could make snowman clones of superheroes that would bow, BOW to his command! Usually beaten up by Aqualad, who douses him with warm water, which melts him enough that he’s out of commission. Makes Aqualad the happiest little boy in the world, because finally one of the Aqua- family isn’t completely worthless to his team. Other foes include Krypto, who makes yellow Snowclone out of him.

Djinn Soux is a play on Ginzu knives. Phillip K.O. B1 is a triple blending name, like “BabyBoomerangatang”. Phillip K Dick, KO, and Obi-Wan. The hint is in the profile: A mystical boxing noir android.

Thanks Mike. I still find them annoying, but at least I get ‘em now.

GINSU was actually pronounced with a hard G and not a J sound… but I rolled with it.

Oh, and it is not an actual Japanese word… it just sounds like one.

And yes, puns can be annoying… that’s part of the fun.

For example, one clever Twitterer came up with a daring duo named Kill and Tyme. I almost picked that one, and “tonight’s episode” of Kill ‘n Tyme would have involved Tyme giving a present to his pal. In other words: “Tyme to Kill.”

Now aren’t you glad I went with Djinn Sioux?

Favorites this time are Yin and Yang, Djinn Sioux, Supermanx, and Pugnacious-1.

Philip K.O. B1 reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode ‘Steel’, about boxing robots (and the inspiration for the movie ‘Real Steel’)

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