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The Line it is Drawn #152 – Muppet Superhero Mash-Ups!

Welcome to our weekly gallery of amazing art by our great collection of artistic talent, all working from YOUR suggestions!

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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 3pm Pacific Friday).

The topic is…

Anthropomorphize ‘em! Name a comic book character and an animal that you’d like to see them anthropomorphized as (a la Spider-Ham being Spider-Man anthropomorphized as a pig)

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

Team-ups or mash-ups of comic book characters and Muppets!


I’ll put them in alphabetical order based on the name of the Twitter user who made the suggestion.

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BeccaDannysWife suggested:

Even Tony Chu can’t figure out what the Swedish Chef has cooked.

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


BeccaDannysWife suggested:

Janis embraces her inner Red Sonja Elektra and gives a whole new meaning to “Electric Mayhem”

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.


BigMike20X6, happysorceress, shurwitt and TheHeroBiz suggested:

Animal as Wolverine

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


EclecticLeeS suggested:

Miss Piggy meets Spider-Ham.

Cynthia “Thea” Rodgers drew this one. Her website is here. Why are there so many songs about rainbows and what’s on the other side? Rainbows are visions, but only illusions, and rainbows have nothing to hide. So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it. Amanda knows they’re wrong, wait and see. Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection. The lovers, the dreamers and Amanda Rodgers. Amanda colors with all of the colors of the rainbow. Be sure to check out her website here).



Conan in the world of the Dark Crystal

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


Ecovore and hundbot suggested:

Bert/Ernie and Blue Beetle/Booster Gold

Bill Walko drew this one. His website is here.


hundbot suggested:

Gonzo as Nightcrawler.

Nelson Flores did the art for this one.


hundbot suggested:

A gamma radiation experiment goes wrong, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew pushes Beeker out of harms way and turns into The Hulk.


Thiefofhearts suggested:

Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker in a issue of EC comics Weird Science

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


hundbot suggested:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Kermits.

Chaz is the artist for this one.


notwedge suggested:

Sam Eagle and Captain America

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


ozmendoza suggested:

The Muppet Show with guest star Alan Moore

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.


ozmendoza suggested:

“Pigs in Space” meet Galactus

John Trumbull drew this one. Here is his website.


TheHeroBiz suggested:

Statler and Waldorf as grumpy comic book fans

Josh Gowdy drew this one. His website is here.


TheHeroBiz suggested:

Hulk, Beast Boy, Kermit, She Hulk (green characters) “It’s not easy being green”

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


Very great week by our talented artists.

Okay, folks, now go tweet us ideas for anthropomorphic superheroes!



Great job, everyone! We should make this a recurring theme.

Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING is great this week. Statler and Waldorf was pitch perfect, but I think my favourite was either Spider-Ham and Piggy, Conan in the Dark Crystal or Pigs in Space Vs. Galactus.

So much Muppet epicness!!!

Xum — so crafty. I see what you did there. ; )
Marco’s Animal and Thea’s Spider Kiss — beautifully rendered, both!
Brendan’s Sam — Great joke, and nicely drawn to boot!
Axel’s Alan Moore is too funny.
Trumbull’s Pigs In Space is a clever mash-up in all regards.
Steve’s Green Piece is fantastic, with an unexpected joke about Red Beat Boy; The coloring hits this one out of the part — everything is greens, except Beast Boy…

Josh’s “Statler and Waldorf as grumpy comic book fans” is funny and nicely drawn, love that they are working at a comics shop and have the clothing to match! The jokes are also done in the “voice” of the characters… probably my fav of the week.

Hey — three of my suggestions made the cut! I’m like Big Mike now! ; )

Great work as usual. Have a fondness for the Muppets which I got from my dad (What would have been his 68th birthday was earlier this week)
I too suggested a Swedish Chef/Chew mashup as well as a Muppets Watchmen idea
Nice to see a Dark Crystal nod this week too…

Surprising number of Super Grover cameos. I’m okay with this.

Drat..should have had Muppet Babies meets Lil’ Gotham on here.
They were all very good though.

Booster/Beetle FTW. Must. Have. T-shirt.

Animal Weapon X is a VERY close 2nd.

Statler and Waldorf as grumpy comic book fans wins for me.

The Waldof and Statler one absolutely nailed it.

Okay, Bill’s, Josh’s, and Steve’s take the cake for me! The Statler and Waldorf bit is especially hilarious.

Great all around, but that Captain Sam the Eagle one is so perfectly written. Sounds exactly like stuff he’d say!

How funny to see one of my suggestions show up this week–but one from a long time ago, (I was the one who originally suggested the Muppet Elektra.)

These should all be t-shirts.

Not enough Cookie Monster. Otherwise, good.

My favorite part is the rod holding up Kermit’s arm to let you know the puppeteer is hiding behind the Hulk.

I can’t pick a favorite. They’re all great. So rather than making a list of why I love each one, I’ll just say I’ve been a huge Muppets fan since I can remember, and these are all worthy tributes. Also, nice Super Grover cameos.

Muppets make everything better! Excellent stuff. My favorites are Pigs In Space, The Alan Moore Show (Fozzie the Comedian is perfect, Rowlf is spot-on), and Statler and Waldorf, but really, good work all around.

Several years ago at Heroes Con, I got Roger Langridge (who was working on Boom’s Muppet comics at the time) to do a sketch of Miss Piggy as Wonder Woman. I just thought it was a good fit.

Oh man — while scrolling down I had to do a double take on the Spider-Ham, Miss Piggy image.

Love the Animal/Weapon X mash-up and Marley Bros nod!!

Sam the Eagle as Captain America is kind of perfect.

These are all great. Especially the Alan Moore one and the grumpy fans.

Walko killed it with Blue and Gold. Lots of awesome work, but I love me some Bert and Ernie and JLI references. Bwa-ha-ha ftw! lol


[…]   – Do you like comics? Since you’re reading this blog, I’d say you do. Do you like the  Muppets? Of course you do. They you’ll love these Muppet/comic mash-ups. (CBR) […]

Brian from Canada

August 16, 2013 at 4:39 pm

You can never have too much Super Grover.

(Yah, you heard me Disney: license a Super Grover comic for kids — YESTERDAY!)


C’mon! A panicky Galactus pounding on the window… you just made my day! Too funny, Mr. Trumbull.

Definitely one of the best weeks. All are great, so great. And a good suggestion to make this a recurring theme. I’m sure there were many good ideas that weren’t even picked.

And Steve, let me be the first to say, I noticed Swamp Thing. Nicely done. Now that would be a good theme song for the early Swamp Thing comics (as well as the Hulk show in the 70s).

I love the Bunsen and Beaker Hulk but, God, as usual you all kick ass!!

Not nearly enough DC :( That HULK origin is NICE! LOL!!! Love it!

Only criticism is that Dr. Honeydew would never push Beaker _out_ of harm’s way.

Animal X, Gonzo as Nightcrawler, and Statler and Waldorf were the best ones!

Only criticism is that Dr. Honeydew would never push Beaker _out_ of harm’s way.

I thought the exact same thing when I first read that suggestion on our list, Eric. But hey, isn’t Nick drawing great? :)

Without a doubt the best “The Line Is Drawn” yet. All so great, all so clever, but the Waldorf and Statler is too perfect for words. Great job guys.

Why do I get the feeling that Beeker wasn’t so much pushed out of harm’s way as Dr. Honeydew knew it was a chance to join The Avengers and thus spy on Tony Stark’s scientific gadgetry?

Sam the Eagle, Bert & Ernie, All things Green, Old guys….perfect.

A closer watch of Dark Crystal would reveal that Jen is the one that is in need of carrying, not Kira.

LOL! Best The Line is Drawn in ages. Love the Animal Weapon X and Beaker and Honeydew a la Hulk. The last one is cute too.

Very, very well done.

This is probably the greatest line is drawn ever

Great, now Walko is going to have to marry me. (Or just draw me an Ernie and Bert: you doing commissions, sir?)

[…] invariably catching it months later when someone links to something on Deviant Art or Tumblr… hence this from last year… Alan Moore on the Muppets by Axel […]

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