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The Line it is Drawn #199 – Celebrating Batman’s 75th Birthday!

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…

We’re taking a week off, as I wanted to give the artists time to get a piece ready for Week 200, as well as it seemed silly to have Week 200 fall right in the middle of Comic-Con. The theme is a revisit of one of my all-time favorite topics, Week 50’s “Super Team.” Make up your own super-team consisting of 1 Marvel character, 1 DC character, 1 character from an independent comic book company and 2 characters from any other form of fiction (novels, movies, whatever).

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


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

Golden Age Batman & Robin meet the Minutemen (Watchmen)

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


BigMike20X6 suggested

Batman & Bluntman

This one was drawn by Mathieu Parent. Here is his website.


ComicBookCity1 suggested

I have always wanted to see a young Batman up against a young Dr. Doom.

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




ErisWheels suggested

Batman teamed up with – or having to fight – Kabuki from David Mack’s Kabuki

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


JohnnyUnusual , SpastickMunkey and therealAstrozac suggested

Batman and Moon Knight

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


Joncarrollwrite , Thiefofhearts and zerodreamidea suggested

Batman vs the Cthulhu mythos

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


KeithAlanMorgan suggested

Batman & Garfield

Cynthia “Thea” Sousa drew this one. Her website is here. Tell me why? Amanda doesn’t like Mondays. Tell me why? Amanda doesn’t like Mondays. Tell me why? Amanda doesn’t like Mondays. She wants to shoot the whole day down. What she doesn’t want to shoot down is her coloring work! Check out Amanda’s website here to see her work!.


KeithAlanMorgan suggested

Batman & Astro Boy the robot boy wonder

This one was drawn by Uncle Woofie.


KeithAlanMorgan suggested

Batman & Professor Xum

The returned Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.


notwedge and Thiefofhearts suggested

Batman and Disney’s Gargoyles

Nelson Flores did the art for this one.


therealAstrozac suggested

Batman and Indiana Jones

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.


therealAstrozac suggested

Batman and the Dukes of Hazzard

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


Great work, everybody!

Okay, folks, go make your suggestions for the big two-oh-oh!


I think the idea of a Batman/Gargoyles crossover has made my 14 year old self scream in joy within me.

The Batman/Doom strip is great.

If Batman’s driving the General Lee … who’s driving the Batmobile!? Holy Daisy Duke and Uncle Jessie!

Does Alfred now have to Butle for Boss Hog?

Batman v.s Doom is rather wonderful, and the Garfield one made me laugh out loud in the middle of the office…

Uncle Woofie made me feel a little bad for the Joker. Guess Astro Boy wanted to make sure that was one crowbar that wouldn’t be used on a Robin.

The picture with “Proffesor Xum” is pretty tacky. “Happy birthday Batman, here’s a drawing of my nobody character punching you in the face”. The other pics on the other hand are great!

Love the look on Robin’s face in the Watchmen pic. Think clean thoughts, chum.

The “Watchmen” and “Moon Knight” ones are my favorites.

And the one with Professor Xum just reminds me how much I miss snagging the latest issue of the old “The Brave and The Bold” comic off the drugstore spinner each month!


July 18, 2014 at 9:40 am


Geez dude, lighten up.

He contributes lot’s of cool pics to TLIID. A little indulgence for all his hard work doesn’t seem like too much to ask.

Will we have TLIID #199.1 next week, showing how all the past continuity fits together?

I like the Kabuki one–would love to see a book full of that!

Will we have TLIID #199.1 next week, showing how all the past continuity fits together?

Ha! I actually was considering doing some sort of Line thing next week, but I wasn’t sure how to do it, your .1 idea might actually happen!

Batman meets Doom is such a great idea (and fitting) I’m surprised it hasn’t actually happened in a cross company crossover. And to get that much content for the feature….it was more than art, it was a mini-comic. Love it.

:) I would have never thought of putting the Dukes of Hazard with Batman. That made my Friday.

The picture with “Proffesor Xum” is pretty tacky. “Happy birthday Batman, here’s a drawing of my nobody character punching you in the face”.

Meh, I think it is nice to finally see the poor Professor where he isn’t getting blasted by lasers or punches.

Besides, as we all know, as per the rules of superhero team-ups, the cover is depicting the events of the-fight-that-must-occur-but-it-was-all-a-huge-misunderstanding-now-we-will-team-up-to-fight-the-real-bad-guy.


Someone asked for Batman and Professor Xum! What was he supposed to draw?

Also, that cover is awesome.

Bat-tastic work everyone! :-D

*gets beaten up by pun-haters*

All the Batman/Dukes of Hazard drawing needs is him saying “This would be a fine death…”. ;)

Batman/Moon Knight is my favorite. It has a moody atmosphere to it.
Batman/Professor Xum is dynamic.
Batman/Indiy Jones is different and humorous.
Batman driving the General Lee is hilarious! His expression in the inset is the icing on the cake. :-)

Speaking of Batman and Professor Xum, who is behind them in their picture? Psimon?

Nelson Flores

July 18, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Xum awesome as usual

capt usa (jim)

July 18, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Liked most of these, Astro Boy one was the winner, and I think Xum’s covers are one of the things that I look forward to every time. No Chaz this time, I understand some people not liking his work, but his take is always interesting.

Gold goes to Uncle Woofie
Silver to Sean McFarland
Bronze to Cynthia “Thea” Sousa and Amanda…

But I liked pretty much all of them, the look on Batman’s face in the General Lee is great, Robin in the Watchmen one is interesting, Bluntman one is well done, Indiana was pretty good etc… The line is drawn is one of the best features on the web, Period.

Travis Pelkie

July 18, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Some good stuff here, as usual, everybody. I like in the Watchmen one Captain Manhattan (was that his name? the dude on the left) checking out Batman’s ass, and Hooded Justice getting jealous. Batman/Doom was fun, the Kabuki one looks great but might be too easy to follow visually for Kabuki ;) Batman/Moon Knight was nicely atmospheric.

As I said, they’re all fun. And remember everyone, this is just an exhibition, please, no wagering. (As Dave would say for Stupid Pet/Human Tricks)

Travis, it’s Captain Metropolis.

The Dukes one is hilarious!

@Mike: You might want to work on your reading comprehension because Xum included a pretty big hint that the drawing’s not to be taken seriously.

I couldn’t help but hear the “Dukes” announcer in my head as I looked at that crossover piece: “How are the Bat-boys gonna get out of this one??”

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