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The Line it is Drawn #206 – Superheroes Doing Commercials!

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…

Superhero-themed television shows seem to be taking over the airwaves, with a new superhero TV show seemingly announced every week. What if that were the ACTUAL case, though? What if EVERY TV show became superhero-based? Just in time for the new fall TV season, name a current TV show that you’d like to see our artists redo as a superhero-themed show. Cast of Big Bang Theory as superheroes, cast of Scandal as superheroes, etc.

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

Comic Book Character Spokespersons! You simply pick a product and the comic book character you’d like to see as a spokesperson for that product. Green Lantern/Energizer Bunny, Flash/Nike, Spider-Man/Papermate Erasers, you get the drift


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

An anti drug PSA featuring…1990s Bane?

Nelson Flores did the art for this one.


BigBearSpeaks suggested

Captain America in a Charles Atlas ad.

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


BigMike20X6 suggested

Howard the Duck as the new AFLAC spokesbird

Cynthia “Thea” Sousa drew this one. Her website is here. Amanda can make it here in hunger city
Nothing’s gonna stop her. I know she’ll survive. She can take it here in hunger city. If YOU manage to survive Hunger City, be sure to take the time to look at Amanda’s website here to see her work!

The above strip was written by Sam Machado. You can check out the webcomic he is writing here (it happens to be drawn by a talented artist you might be familiar with).

Aflac Letters

Cassius335 suggested

G1 Galvatron endorsing Coca-Cola


KeithAlanMorgan suggested

Aquaman for Mrs. Paul’s fishticks

Xum Yukinori drew these two. Here is his website.


Ecovore suggested

Power Girl: Wonder Bra

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.


KeithAlanMorgan suggested

Iron Man for Jim Beam

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


KeithAlanMorgan suggested

Dr. Manhattan for Pierre Cardin suits

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


KeithAlanMorgan suggested

Jimmy Olsen for Timex

This one was drawn by Rob Peters. Here is Rob’s site.


KeithAlanMorgan suggested

Thor for Craftsman hammers

Chaz drew this one.


originaldayfan suggested

Matt Murdock and Scott Summers for Ray Bans

Paul Hostetler did the art for both of those suggestions. Here is his website.



thejavey suggested

Wolverine for Band-Aid

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


therealAstrozac suggested

Professor X for Gillette

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


Great work, everyone! I’m convinced to buy all of these products!

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


I think it would be interesting seeing a rendition of the series Justified as superheroes.

“Do you know a red head in need of guidance?” LMAO Well done guys as usual

Very nice wonderbra ad lol. Really hammers home how ridiculous her costume is.

They were all great except for the Bane one. It seems to be informed by the atrocious depiction of Bane in the Schumacher abortion that was “Batman and Robin” and not by the comic book character. That always makes me a bit sad as Bane is (when written the way he was originally introduced) one of Batman’s most dangerous rogues both physically and mentally. Bane is super intelligent and is a master strategist.

All GREAT ideas! All GREAT execution! BEST Line It Is Drawn EVER!!!

I think it would be interesting seeing a rendition of the series Justified as superheroes.

Then you should go tweet that suggestion.

Uh, Bane was also a steroid monster in the comics, so it’s not totally incorrect.

I really enjoyed the Cap one and am happy to see someone draw his costume as chain mail.

Since I’m the sort who’s anal enough to read the small print in Xum’s piece, I’ll say, nice job on the gags hidden there, Zum!

Aquaman is a friend to all sea creatures. He would never eat them. It makes me sad to see Aquaman portrayed as if would eat fish. It’s almost as if this is not being taken completely seriously, like all things involving comic book characters rightly should be handled.

I think the Bane one was informed on “The Dark Knight Rises” depiction of Bane’s speech troubles, not “Batman and Robin”‘s depiction of him as a buffoon

Love how Nick Perks uses Yul Brynner as Professor Javier

You won’t get fully clean unless you are zestfully clean.


Ha! It’s like Jimmy Olsen meets Peggy Olson! Fun! Great job!

Of course Aquaman eats fish. He lives in the ocean. Is he a vegetarian? I think he just doesn’t like cooked fish.

I’m pretty sure Aquaman has been on a vegan all sea weed diet for years.

Aflac The Duck PRICELESS

At least as far as the New 52 is concerned, Aquaman DOES eat fish. Indeed, he orders fish at a restaurant in the first issue.

Your implying that Mrs Paul is ‘real’ fish….

Hey sorry if the Bane caused confusion. I’ve seen Bane in both movies, and hated one obviously.
The task was 90s bane but even knowing how different he is in the comics, that mask still must be impossible to speak. Sorry again. I’ll try harder next week

Ah, a theme close to my heart!

Great job guys!

Having noticed the actual Ray Ban “Never Hide” ads over the years, I really love the Scott Summers and Matt Murdock additions.

No superheroes in Underoos?

Great week, though!

I’m sorry, but the Iron Man/Jim Beam one was really horrible. No, not the artwork, but the very idea.

Or have we all decided to retcon the fact that Tony Stark is an alcoholic?

See, folks, let’s all just imagine some real-world celeb who’s just gotten out of rehab for a drinking problem being selected as a spokesperson for Budweiser or Dos Equis. What would you think about the product being advertised? Let’s all imagine Robert Downey Jr or Mel Gibson in a print ad for Jim Beam, shall we? Does that image make you feel good?

The Bane one is similarly offensive–just think of Charlie Sheen being used in an anti-drug PSA. (Now, if the picture had been an image of Bane being beaten senseless by Batman with “This is what happens to you when you do drugs” below it, that would’ve worked.)

beep boop what is joke

Nick Perks takes the cake for me with his Gillette/Xavier ad, if only because he clearly modeled Xavier after Yule Brenner.

Agree with Saul…it couldn’t be done, but in my casting any actor from any time X-Men movie, it’s always Yul Brenner I picture as Xavier.

Do they really have Aquaman as a vegetarian now? All that yummy fish, and he’s survived his whole live on seaweed? All of Atlantis has? Because I the rest of them don’t have that problem with talking to and asking favors from their next potential dinner. Fish are friends, not food.

I hardly see the Bane one as offensive. In the 80’s there were a lot of anti drug PSA’s featuring wrestlers and since then it has come out that they were doing a lot more than just ‘venom’.

@JosephW – surely I do not need to explain how irony works?

Also people, Bane is wearing a full mask. So mumble mumble…

Thank you Nelson and Nick, I love what you did with my suggestions! Nick gets extra points. Because like a billion hours of work there!

Scott and Matt took it home with those Ray Ban. “Never Hide” is brilliant!

I say it a lot but there’s so much joy seeing artists take suggestions and run with them to great, wonderful, hilarious places.

I think the idea that superheroes who can communicate with animals is STUPID. Animals eat other animals all the time, and while I don’t expect Aquaman eat dolphins, being the most intelligent creatures in the sea, I don’t see Aquaman avoiding tuna or sea life of that level or below.

Fantastic work everyone! :-D

JosephW – “I’m sorry, but the Iron Man/Jim Beam one was really horrible. No, not the artwork, but the very idea.
Or have we all decided to retcon the fact that Tony Stark is an alcoholic?”

No, that’s actually the point of the joke.

JosephW – “See, folks, let’s all just imagine some real-world celeb who’s just gotten out of rehab for a drinking problem being selected as a spokesperson for Budweiser or Dos Equis. Let’s all imagine Robert Downey Jr or Mel Gibson in a print ad for Jim Beam, shall we? just think of Charlie Sheen being used in an anti-drug PSA”

Clearly you’ve never watched TV programs like Saturday Night Live, or read magazines like Mad or National Lampoon, where those sorts of situations would be the basis for jokes.

The Wonderbra one is truly a great ad.

Xum’s and Axel’s take the cake for me, they’re too funny!

The Wolverine Band-Aid ad cracks me up! :-D

Great job, Nelson! You have nothing to apologize for.

Some of us just can’t take a joke, that’s all.

I liked the Iron Man one, choosing to see it as some sort of mocked-up ad proposal presented to Tony between the first two movies. Or before “Demon in a Bottle” in an alternate world where his identity was public much sooner..

@Nelson @Big Bear
People on full-face luchador mask can speak clearly, for example

Youtube: /watch?v=4E0PJdG5l8c

Kiefer Sutherland is a documemted alchoholic currentlly starring in Jose Cuervo ads. In real life. The Iron Man ad isn’t much of a stretch.

Wow, some of the commenters here really need a long walk on the beach.

Gotta say, the Iron Man one made me cringe.

Some of the humorlessness in the comments is surreal.

T., as a recovering comedian i find your comment to be in very poor taste

For real! Take the the stick out guys.

@Nelson – don’t feel bad, some people will go to just about any length to be offended.

I think that’s your best piece yet. Great work!

These are great, but one question lingers in my mind: Why don’t more artists base Professor X on Yul Brynner? He’s got an even more perfect look for the character than Patrick Stewart!

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