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The Line it is Drawn #168 – Real Life Female Heroes as Superheroes

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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…

Our own Nick Perks felt bad that we missed out on the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who. But it is not too late! So this week’s theme is to team-up or mash-up comic book characters with Doctor Who characters!

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

The theme is REAL-LIFE female superheroes! Name a famous woman that you admire and a superhero that you’d like to see them depicted as.


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

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BigMike20X6 suggested

Jackie Kennedy as Wonder Woman, Marilyn Monore as Cheetah

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.


brantwjones suggested

Susan B. Anthony as Big Barda

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


ForgotYouTalked suggested

Audrey Hepburn as the Wasp

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


hundbot suggested

Sofia Vergara as Starfire.

Cynthia “Thea” Rodgers drew this one. Her website is here. Did you ever know that Amanda’s my hero? And everything I would like to be? I can fly higher than an eagle, for Amanda is the wind beneath my wings. Check out Amanda’s website here.


JohnnyUnusual suggested

Amelia Earhart as the Rocketeer

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


JohnnyUnusual suggested

Pussy Riot as Kaneda’s Biker Gang from Akira

Chaz is the artist on this one.


littlebritchit suggested

Amanda Palmer as Black Canary

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


p_keely suggested

Rosie the Riveter as Iron Man

Nelson Flores did the art for this one.

Rosie the Riveter as Ironman-page-001

StephenMuses suggested

Ada Lovelace! Victorian Science Adventures!

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


Thiefofhearts suggested

Dr. Mae Jamison, as a Green Lantern

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.


Great stuff, everyone!

Okay, folks, go make suggestions for our Doctor Who theme next week!


That Amanda Palmer

Man, me and Chaz must be on a similar wavelength or something. Awesome job! Also really liked Nick Perks’ Rocketeer. A great week, but if I had to pick a favourite, it is either Xum Yukinori (who always does fantastic and fun work) and ‘Alex Medellin.

This is kind of a loaded topic. Some of these women’s status(es) as “heroes” would be debated by some/many.

Black Canary one is going to give me nightmares.

Amelia Earhart as the Rocketeer is perfect!

I’m with dekko, Rocketeer Amelia Earhart is all kinds of awesome – now I want to read a book about her secret superhero adventures…

Thanks for the brilliant Ada Lovelace piece Sean. It’s perfect.

Roquefort Raider

December 6, 2013 at 8:32 am

Mae Jemison as a Green Lantern? PERFECT !!!

Go, go, Jackie-O! Though, Marylin Monroe as the Cheetah….rowr.


December 6, 2013 at 9:18 am

I finally got one in, awesome! The Wonder Woman piece is just great, too.

Bob from Accounting

December 6, 2013 at 9:30 am

The Amelia Earhart and Ada Lovelace ones are absolutely brilliant.

Jackie Kennedy’s “pill box tiara” is awesome, as are Amanda Palmer’s “Black Canary eyebrows!”

Guess Kyle was still in the fight enough where she didn’t feel the need to mention him.


I presume you are talking about my piece. If so, that Lantern at the bottom of the cover is in a completely different scene and story. I was harkening back to the days when DC Comics justified their 10-cent price increase by adding an 8-page back-up feature to several of their titles (and just 8 more pages of story in others). They were usually promoted on the cover in more of a dynamic pose than in an actual scene from the story (though they have done that a few times when space allowed).

Oh, and that isn’t Kyle, either, it’s Hideaki Isamu, the Kid Lantern, from 63 weeks ago…


(A.K.A. a self-serving Easter egg added purely for my enjoyment.)

Great work as usual.
And Xum, I totally got the Kid Lantern ref :D Self serving injokes are the best injokes.

Johnny Sarcastic

December 6, 2013 at 4:21 pm

@Edo Bosnar

I can’t imagine she’d fly a rocket pack any better than an airplane, so look forward to “The Mystery of Where the Rocketeer Crashed!”

Susan B. Anthony, Audrey Hepburn, Amelia Earhart, Rosie, Ada Lovelace and Mae Jemison are the winners this time. And Jackie/Marilyn is hilarious!

I hope this idea gets revisited again sometime. There are so many real-life female heroes that could be featured…Malala Yousufzai (spelling?) comes to mind. (as Raven, perhaps? Making her attacker feel her suffering? *evil grin*)

Hepburn’s still stunning even in the Wasp suit!

I agree. One of my favorite ‘Heroes’, Grace Hopper was recognized by Google on her birthday yesterday.

I like wonder woman…and she is one of my favorite comic stars..

This really rocks! Especially Dr Mae Jemison!! Thank you for that!!

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