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The Line it is Drawn #204 – Modern Day Superdickery!

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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…

With all of the hubbub over the Milo Manera Spider-Woman variant cover, let’s do similar covers starring male comic book characters. So suggest a male superhero and our artists will draw an equivalent “sexy” variant cover featuring that character.

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

A famous cover motif from DC’s Silver Age was so-called “Superdickery,” where it would seem like Superman was doing something cruel for no good reason (inside the comic you’d realize that it was all for a good reason – he was attacking Jimmy Olsen because Jimmy was secretly a bad guy disguised as Jimmy, stuff like that). There’s a whole site devoted to the concept. This week’s theme is doing MODERN version of Superdickery covers. For example, Lois Lane aghast at Superman, who is on his iPad “Why did you unfriend me on Facebook, Superman? Why?!?”

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!

BigBearSpeaks suggested

Superman’s idea of the ice bucket challenge involves dropping a glacier on someone.

Chaz drew this one.

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BigBearSpeaks , Ecovore and TheOmegaBox suggested

Superman is that friend who keeps inviting you to Candy Crush Saga.

Superman typing LOL! on his iphone while watching disasters and accidents

Superman makes a facebook account and accepts everyone’s friend request except Jimmy’s. Refuses to update relationship status w/Lois

respectively.

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

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BigMike20X6 suggested

To save the Daily Planet Superman changes the font to Comic Sans

This one was drawn by Tsubasa Yozora. Here is his website.

Tsubasa is doing a “Go Fund Me” project to raise money for a new tablet. Check it out here. He is offering a lot of great art deals to funders.

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Ecovore suggested

Superman posting a photo of Bruce Wayne put on his Batman costume

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

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Nick has a timeline of the events of the image:

Batman is alarmed to discover that Superman has made his most extraordinary mistake yet, posting Batman’s secret identity on his Facebook page.

This is merely the latest in a number of ‘slips’ the increasingly eccentric Superman has made in the last 24 hours.

In fact, Batman has been fully occupied in undoing the damage Superman has caused, preventing any possible fall-out, and restoring the status quo.

It is with a feeling of some concern that Batman finally returns to the Batcave, worried about one of his closest friends. Indeed, Batman is so lost in thought as he enters his headquarters he is totally unprepared for…
SURPRISE!

Robin, Batwoman, Batgirl, Commissioner Gordon, Chief O’Hara, Vicki Vale, the Justice League, the Batmen of All Nations and many others who Batman had befriended in his career were waiting there. Even Alfred (his appearance disguised from the others) was in attendance. And arriving last of all, Superman.

Superman quickly explains that he had been deliberately keeping Batman occupied while the others prepared the surprise party in his absence. Batman is still confused – it isn’t his birthday so…? Robin reminds him that this is the anniversary of his first appearance as Batman years before, the start of a career which had encouraged and inspired so many. As Batwoman passes him a piece of cake it’s all the caped crusader can do to hold back a tear!

KeithAlanMorgan suggested

Superman was behind placing a webcam in the Justice League showers.

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.

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KeithAlanMorgan suggested

Lois learns Superman had the Line It Is Drawn artists draw her in a number of embarrassing transformations.

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website. Joining Xum on this piece are Nick Perks, Axel Medellin, Sean McFarland and David Branstetter.

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David did a detail of his contribution…

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Nick Perks did a BONUS Lois transformation!

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TheOmegaBox suggested

Superman cosplays as himself just to mock the other cosplayers’ costumes and make them look terrible by comparison.

Nelson Flores is the artist on this one.

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Thiefofhearts suggested

Superman really liked the Hunger Games. Now forces the Teen Titans to do it for real!

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

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Thanks, everyone! Super week!

Okay, folks, go make suggestions for next week!

25 Comments

Get Nick Perks on an actual Superman book, pronto.

I really want to see the story behind “Lois Ln.”; is she like Danny the Street? Also “Lois Lichtenstein” is amazing.

If Louis Lane is Rule 63, I fear what happens when someone draws Luscious Fox.

Oh, well done, Nick.

“Lois Lichtenstein” should have been an actual Silver Age story. Probably would have gone above the intended audience’s head, though.

I feel like only a few of these really capture the Silver Age Super dick feel.

The Batman surprise party one is like ripped right out of the Silver Age though

Nick, you MUST draw this full-length story. I don’t care if you do it with SUPREME-style stand-ins for Superman & Batman, but this story MUST BE BROUGHT INTO THE WORLD.

Man, and I thought I had a winner with Superman replacing all the food in Metropolis with gluten-free variants or vice-versa.

“Lois the Bat-Woman”
Superman is visiting Lois in her apartment prior to leaving for a mission in outer space.
Lois is soon to give evidence at the trial of notorious mobster Ronnie ‘Spats’ Gaiters and Superman is concerned that criminals may try to silence her.
Since Lois has recently been praising the work of Batwoman (Kathy Kane) he offers her a ring he acquired on the planet Vespertilio, said to turn the wearer into a batwoman.
Lois readily dons the ring only to find herself transforming into a bat-like monster.
To her dismay, Superman coolly informs her that the effect should wear off in a few days (roughly coinciding with his return to earth) but until then there is no cure. With that he leaves for his space mission, looking oddly pleased.
Lois’ natural vanity compels her to call in sick and spend the next days confined to her apartment, shunning all contact with her colleagues. When Jimmy Olsen calls to deliver some sporting memorabilia for the upcoming Daily Planet charity auction, he is puzzled to find Lois insists on hiding in her bedroom while he is in the apartment. Offers to visit from her sister Lucy and Lana Lang are quickly rebuffed.
For two days Lois works as best she can from her apartment, trying not to go stir-crazy. However, on the next day, as Superman had feared, events take a lethal turn. “The Blackout Gang”, a group of hired killers break into Lois’ apartment in the dead of night. Their distinctive M.O. which has given them their name is to fuse all lights in the victim’s building and use infra-red goggles to stalk their helpless prey.
To their surprise, Lois’ unnaturally acute hearing detects their hushed entry, and she is ready. The sonar power which is the product of her mutated form enables her to track her would-be killers as easily as their infra-red goggles do her. Meanwhile the powerful claws which enable a bat to hang upside down for hours on end prove to be a decisive weapon in the ensuing struggle. Lois has disposed of three of the four attackers when – disaster: The effect of the ring begins to wear off. Lois rapidly reverts to human form, losing her enhanced strength and sonar as she does so. With only the memory of her final assailants position in the room, Lois grabs the nearest object within her reach and swings it in a might arc. The attacker is poleaxed, joining his accomplices in an unconscious heap upon the floor.
The following day in the office of Perry White, Lois shows Perry, Jimmy and Clark the object which floored the last of the killers – a baseball bat which had been left by Jimmy earlier.
“No one can say I wasn’t a real bat-woman!” quips Lois, and the newsroom bursts into laughter!

That 80-page Giant cover is excellent!

Xum Yukinori nailed it.

All of these are good, but man, Nick Perks hit it out of the park. So excellent.

Again, never fail to have the same experience with this week in and week out. Glad to see something is consistent in this changing world.

Nick, I agree with Mr. Trumbull. Just replace the character names with “S-Da Man”, “Bad-S Man”, and “Tanya T. Target” to make these stories more viable…

And a big thanks to you and David and Axel and Sean for devoting some of your “Line Time” to pitch in for my piece.

And Black Doug, the “Lois Ln.” cover concept would indeed show Lois transformed into a block-long strip of street asphalt, bemoaning the fact that in her new form she is unable to call to the overhead-flying Superman for help as two construction workers start talking about how they “have to tear up this street” to install some underground utility lines…

Great! I love Super-Dickery, there haven’t been enough of it lately!

NICK PERKS’ SILVER AGE SHENANIGANS. Let’s get this in Previews, on a monthly schedule, start a Kickstarter, or SOMETHING. These stories are things that need to exist.

@shadowtag

Well, you accidentally giving him a porn star name doesn’t help :)

I assumed that was very intentional.

These are all great, but Nick Perks plots take things to a hilarious level.

I see what you did there, David B. Not cool! But hilarious!

These were great. I especially love the last one and read that with a Captain Hero voice in my head.

Good shit.

Lots of great ones this time around. It was a great topic idea!

My favorite is the 80-page Giant, mostly because I’m a huge fan of those covers. I’ve even been commissioning a series of them, based on Supergirl being exposed to Red-K (click on my name to go to the CAF gallery).

Super job everyone! :-)

Nick Perks is my winner.

It’s interesting that in a week where everyone is rightly pointing out the objectification of woman in a Spider-Woman cover that we have naked underboob Wonder Woman and thong and tape wearing Steampunk Lois Lane with nary a peep.

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