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The Line it is Drawn #175 – Comic Book Characters/Hanna-Barbera Characters

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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…

Here’s a good one we haven’t done in quite a while (and in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever phrased it exactly like this before) – mash-up comic book characters with notable video games!

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

Courtesy of a suggestion from our own Daniel Cox, mash-up and/or team-up comic book characters with Hanna-Barbera characters! Here is a list of Hanna-Barbera characters if you’re unfamiliar which cartoons they did.


I’ll put them in alphabetical order based on the name of the Twitter user who made the suggestion (although I moved one piece out of order this week).

All copyright and trademarks of the following characters are held by their respective owners! Click on any image to enlarge it!

caio_sad suggested

Powerpuff Girls and the Avengers

This one was drawn by Rachel Ordway. Here is her website.

dc2omniverse suggested

Hong Kong Phooey and Power Man

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.


dc2omniverse, JohnnyUnusual, KeithAlanMorgan and Thiefofhearts suggested

Quick Draw McGraw and Jonah Hex

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


Ecovore suggested

Speed Buggy teams up with Spiderman in his Spider-mobile

This one was drawn by Fernando Pinto. Here is his website.


joshschr suggested

Josie meets the new Pussycats, Tigra, Black Cat & Sabretooth!

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


joshschr suggested

Hanna Barbara characters are the Walking Dead!

This one was drawn by Derek Langille. Here is his website.



BatTom & Joker Jerry

Nelson Flores did the art for this one.


TheHeroBiz suggested

Penelope Pitstop and Batwoman

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


Thiefofhearts suggested

Attack on Titan + Grape Ape or Apache Chief

Chaz is the artist on this one.


Thiefofhearts suggested

Aku hires Deadpool to hunt Samurai Jack

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


Thiefofhearts suggested

Dungeons and the Savage Dragon.

This one was drawn by David Branstetter. Here is his website.


Ecovore suggested

Kraven hunts Yogi Bear

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

Great stuff, folks!

Okay, readers, go tweet us suggestions for next week!


You gotta switch two of the images (Spider-Man and The New Pussycats).

some stupid japanese name

January 31, 2014 at 8:23 am

Spidey-buggy and the Pussycats images are switched.
Props to Brendan Tobin! Just the sound of the gunshots took me back to Saturday mornings.

A full 20% of my tweets were suggestions for this week, and you picked 3 of my favorites! Awesome work, everyone!

Also, the image for Ecovore and I are switched around.

My girls would love the Powerpuff Avengers (we have 3 and each identifies as one of the PPG). well done!

Those Power Puff Girls aren’t old enough, sexy enough, or wearing enough latex.

I loved Rachel’s Powerpuff/Avengers mash-up.

Those Power Puff Girls aren’t old enough, sexy enough, or wearing enough latex.

I had suggested PPG meet the Birds of Prey.

Great stuff from Thea and Xum as always and I really liked Nick’s piece this week too

How about a Mirror Universe, Street Fighter/Mortal Kombat and/or even reversed origins theme?

Great stuff as usual, but I’m extremely disappointed in the lack of El Kabong.

whoa… everyone brought it this week!
awesome stuff!
especially love bubbles and thor… GOLD!

The gender swapped theme from last week had great art as usual, but the subject matter got repetitive really quickly. This topic was way better, and it stayed fresh in my opinion the whole way through. In fact, I wouldn’t have minded if it went on twice as long. I can imagine so many more good ideas coming out of it.

One nitpick: Dungeons and Dragons wasn’t a Hanna Barbera show. It was done by Marvel Productions (who did GI Joe and Transformers cartoons) with animation provided by famed anime studio Toei (they animated Dragonball Z).

@ T. I realized that after the fact. We had a list of over 100 choices. It was pretty difficult to narrow down what to pick from. When I read the D&D suggestion I got pretty excited and I thought the suggestion would fit my style. After that every other suggestion didn’t excite me as much as that one, even though my gut told me it wasn’t Hanna Barbera. With so many suggestions I assumed that only ones that fit the criteria would be suggested. This morning I looked over the list and found it missing. I won’t be making the same mistake again.

Deadpool and Samurai Jack…is there nothing that Deadpool can’t crossover to that wouldn’t make it even more awesome?

Deadpool and Samurai Jack…is there nothing that Deadpool can’t crossover to that wouldn’t make it even more awesome?

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

I come to CSBG for the columns, but I stay for Omar’s comments. I mean, seriously lmao.

I should have included Hellcat in place of Sabretooth, but the novelty was too hard to pass up.

Thanks for including Darryl in the Walking Dead piece! Is he in the comics yet? I trade wait, but I figure it’s a matter of time.

@joshschr – an iteration of Darryl is, but he’s not the one we know from TV.

I love the line is draw, but this one was really spectacular. As pointed out, there was so much variety in choices that I could easily see this being done another few times and still not getting stale. Add in that every single piece was a plus piece and you have one of the best Line is Drawns (which is quite a compliment as this is probably one of the posts I look most forward to.)

Hard to pick even a top five from this selection. Some have a tendency to stand out more because of the storytelling style of the art than anything else, like the Power Puff one, but all of them were excellent.

And agree with Joshua and joshchr….omar had the LMAO comment of the week.

sabertooth playing the french horn is killing me

Haha. That Penelope Pitstop one made me laugh.

Man, Kraven’s a bad shot.

Kraven’s Laff Hunt

HA! I just noticed in Nick’s piece, he deliberately modeled the Hooded Claw after his voice actor, the late, great Paul Lynde!

Acer: Yeah, I love that detail. too.

@Acer – WOW – I did not think anyone would notice. You get 10 bonus points!

Thanks! Funny thing, at the time the show aired, Lynde wasn’t even credited for the role.

Fantastic stuff this week! :-)

Loved how happy Thor looked in the Powerpuff piece.

Loved Hex’s reaction to QuickDraw.

Speed Buggy & Spidey look so happy to have caused a fatal injury to Shocker. ;-)

The new Pussycats… bwahahahahaha!

Walking Dead toons… No! My childhood!!! ;-)

BatTom & Jerry Joker – YES!!! :-D

Yogi just tried to steal the wrong pic-a-nic basket. ;-)

Xum, Nick, Chazz, Thea & David – Good jobs!

Cue the spinning star getting squashed by the capital haych-bee…

Rachel: The look and characterization is spot on. I especially like how the Avengers look in the PPG style. And the Thor panel is priceless. I’m sending a link to Namiko to print it out for Aika.

Note from self: I must give credit to the writer of Rosemary’s line, which I lifted via memory from an old Hong Kong Phooey episode… I’m not sure which one… or was it a comic book story? Well, it was a Hong Kong Phooey story writer, not me, that came up with that brilliant line. Not sure which one, especially since many are uncredited, though there are good odds it was most likely Mark Evanier…In any case, my thanks to you.

Sean: Like Jonah’s body language here. I take it they are teaming up to bring in… “El Kabong” (“cuh-shooong!”)

Fernando: Shocking indeed! And funny.

Paul: The treatment for Sabertooth is great!

Derek: Oh man, this is also just inappropriately hilarious. Watch out for Baba Looey!

Nelson: Great action, but I think this was posted sideways…

Nick: “Oh Mah!” Indeed. This was fun to read out loud! And slipping in “Uncle Arthur” was brilliant!

Chaz: What a ginchy juxtaposition of “Shingeki no Kyojin” and “Inuk-chuk” and… “I don’t know what…”

Thea: This is so spot on! I want to see this episode.

David: I’m willing to pretend this was an HB toon just so I can see this.

Brendan: That darn BSnP…

Nice work everyone!

Jeri Nighttraveller

January 31, 2014 at 8:02 pm

A better crossover would’ve been the Justice Friends from Dexter’s Lab, with Marvel characters.

Great week.

Apropos of nothing, looking at Sean McFarland’s contribution this week, I just realized that Two-Face and Jonah Hex are scarred on opposite sides. Mind blown. Has this ever been exploited in a comic book?

Incredible week!

PPG/Avengers is a riot! Love the way Thor is grinning, and Tony’s reaction to the suggestion. :-D

Deadpool–too funny!

Surprised no one did a Scooby-Doo mashup. Ah, well….

Oh my god, I was so sad that I wasn’t chosen as a new member of TLIID, but seeing this AWESOME display of talents by all of the guys, I can only marvel at it. Great job!

Paul Lynde is one of those voice actors you hardly even need to credit, because it’s immediately obvious whose voice it is.

If you’re 100.

If you’re younger than 100, I’m not sure that even counts as sentience.

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