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The Line it is Drawn #134 – Carmine Infantino Cover Homage Tribute

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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 2:00 PM Pacific today).

The topic is…

Draw a comic character in the style of Bruce Timm.

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

In honor of the late, great Carmine Infantino, suggest a famous Infantino-drawn comic book cover but with a different comic book character on it (Quicksilver and Hyperion racing a la Superman #199, for instance), and our artists will draw it.

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! Click on any image to enlarge it!

BFIrrera suggested:

Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl, but with Princess Leia as Batgirl

Here is the original Carmine Infantino cover.

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.

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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Star-Lord vs Xemnu the Titan on Mystery in Space 64

Here is the original Carmine Infantino cover.

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

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crtoonMike suggested:

The First Capt. Marvel (Fawcett or 60’s Mar-Vel) and the Current (fem) Capt Marvel ala Flash of two worlds.

Here is the original Carmine Infantino cover.

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

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Nick and I agreed that the image looked better without a cover logo, etc. but as a treat, he did a version with a logo and word balloons and everything! You can check it out here.

starpilotsix suggested:

Adventure Comics 479: “Dial A for Artist”

Here is the original Carmine Infantino cover.

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.

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TheHeroBiz suggested:

A modernized version of BATMAN #197

Here is the original Carmine Infantino cover.

Bill Walko drew this one. His website is here.

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therealAstrozac suggested:

Wonder Woman, She Hulk, Power Girl, Rogue, Glory on Action Comics #395

Here is the original Carmine Infantino cover.

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

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therealAstrozac suggested:

Showcase #4 with Deadpool

Here is the original Carmine Infantino cover.

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

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therealAstrozac suggested:

Batman #181 with Zatanna

Here is the original Carmine Infantino cover.

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

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Thiefofhearts suggested:

Detective Comics #364 w/ The Will and Lying Cat from Saga

Here is the original Carmine Infantino cover.

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

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Thiefofhearts suggested:

Justice League of America #56 w/ My Little Pony vs Adventure Time

Here is the original Carmine Infantino cover.

Cynthia “Thea” Rodgers drew this one. Her website is here. You can see the true colors of Amanda Rodgers shining through when you see her color the below piece. You can also check out her website here.

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Great work, everyone!

Now you readers go make suggestions now!

27 Comments

I’m a big My Little Pony fan, and that’s great work on the last one. She even made Twilight Sparkle an alicorn! (Which is the current status quo, for those who aren’t aware).

Marco FTW!

Eric T. Barcelon

April 12, 2013 at 6:05 am

Uhmmm Brian, I just noticed there’s no topic for next week for readers to suggest.

That MLP pic at the end is truly horrifying.

If by HORRIFYING, you mean AWESOME, then YES!

Thea’s MLP/AT is my fav this week, alongside Marco’s superb Deadpool piece.

I also love Xum’s tribute to Infantino’s character designs!!

These are all great. That MLP piece wins the internet this week.

Impressive work to all of the artist; especially to the MLP/AT Cover.

Wonder if the artist for the MLP/AT Cover wil create a “Variant Cover” of the same scene (let’s just say that anybody who’ve seen AT probably would understand what I’m talking about…..but JIC, here’s a hint….

Fionna & Cake. ;) )

Some good tributes. The Captain Marvel one is very effective. I wish I had thiught of it.

Uhmmm Brian, I just noticed there’s no topic for next week for readers to suggest.

I don’t know how it got dropped from the piece. It’s fixed now! Luckily, I put the topic on our twitter account, so people were still suggesting. But yes, it is fixed now!

I just played a “draw a line to their most appropriate counterparts” game with the MLP/AT cover.

Pinkie Pie = Jake
Twilight Sparkle = Princess Bubblegum
Rarity = Marceline
Applejack = Flame Princess
Rainbow Dash = Finn
Fluttershy = Lady Rainicorn

WOW! Very cool to see my suggestion on the page. Thank you to Mr. Medellin!

hehehe Brendan, you spelled his name Carmen!!!

Freelancer Comics featuring The Will with Lying Cat is the winner.

Superb tributes to a much-missed legend. Can’t say anything more than that! MLP: genius!

While I believe the man is a legend, I have to say I have never,ever,ever liked his style. But, WOW, did you guys pick some CLASSIC covers to homage. Even Adventure Comics 479. Kudos

P.S. Marco D’Alfonso is the winner.

A fine tribute to that guy, whatever his name is. I wanna say…Carmichael?

Brilliant stuff liners. Thea and Amanda’s piece is pretty rocking.

Perks– that piece is great. I spent ages just taking it all in. Wonderful.

My pleasure, @Bryan, the idea was really appealing, I hope you liked the result.

Oof. What a goof. I was in a hurry to get it in on time and I guess I’ve always pronounced “Carmine” as “Carmen” in my head. Brian, can I send in a corrected piece? Really bad to get a name wrong on a memorial piece…

Of course, Brendan.

Brendan,

My name gets mispronounced so often that I’m sure my future memorial will say “Exhume” — which will most likely confuse a number of people…

How about one more Infantino cover? The iconic Batman cover only with Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne as Batman and Robin?

Andrew Collins

April 13, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Richard Sala also did a great re-do of that Batman #197 cover-

http://richardsala.tumblr.com/post/8605534878/batman-cover-recreation

How about one more Infantino cover? The iconic Batman cover only with Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne as Batman and Robin?

That iconic cover was not actually a cover.

Right. That was a pinup. But with many of today’s comic covers looking like pinups I can understand the confusion.

Say, was that a one-page pin up or a two-page centerfold like the one in Green Lantern v2 #46?

Oh wait. Now I remember…

(“Na na na-na na na… that Batman was a centerfold!”)

Nice animations. Awesome work

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