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Review time! with Dixie Vixens: A Lit Cigarette volume 1


“But it’s a matter of time ’til you get yours, and I get mine; it might not be me but you’re gonna answer to somebody”
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Vote For the Greatest Captain America and Deadpool Stories!

This December, we’re doing not one, but TWO countdowns, one for Captain America’s 75th Anniversary and one for Deadpool’s 25th Anniversary. I figured it would make sense to create a centralized post where you can find the links to vote in each of the votes.

Go here to vote for your favorite Captain America stories.

Go here to vote for your favorite Deadpool stories.

Review time! with First Man: Reimagining Matthew Henson


“There must be one place left in the world where the water’s real and clean”
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Review time! with The Dharma Punks


“I’m all tied up and my eyes are shut, and these chains I’ve made they’re too tough to cut”
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Abandoned Love: So is Apocalypse Immortal or What?

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer while still acknowledging that the abandoned story DID still happen. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

This time around, based on a suggestion by reader Andrew L., we take a look at how Apocalypse’s immortality has been handled over the years…
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The Wrong Side? – Daredevil vs. Wolverine

In this feature, I examine comic book fights that were particularly notable in the wrong side winning (or at least that the fight wasn’t won the “right” way). This really isn’t a big deal, of course, as it doesn’t really matter if the “wrong” person won a fight. But it’s fun to talk about!

If you want to suggest a fight for future inclusion in this feature, drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com. Don’t suggest a fight in the comments!

Today, I’m going to try something a little bit different. A few months back I got a bunch of different e-mails suggesting a certain Daredevil/Wolverine fight from the Enemy of the State Wolverine storyline. I suspected that it was being argued somewhere, and I looked around and saw that this fight has been a major bone of contention on a few different web forums, with different factions supporting each side. Anyhow, reader John C. then suggested it this week and I figured, as a change of pace, let me try one week where I post a fight that I honestly am not sure where I side myself and see what you folks think – in this case, the great Wolverine/Deadpool dumbbell debate…
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Review time! with Virgil


“Down on earth, he held her tight, she held her tight, he held him tight; it was morning, and they’d cried all night”
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Top Five Oddest X-Men Secondary Mutations

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve one over the years.

Based on a request from Nick Marino, here are the top five oddest secondary mutations from the pages of the X-Men comics (secondary mutations are just like what they sound, it is when mutants develop a second mutation later in their life. Sometimes they’re just extensions of their existing mutations and sometimes they’re completely out of left field).
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Remember to Forget – That Time Steve Trevor Made Diana Prince Pretend to be Wonder Woman for Him

In this series we spotlight comic book stories that are likely best left forgotten. Here is an archive of past installments.

Today, based on a suggestion from reader Fraser, we look at the time that Steve Trevor made Diana Prince pretend to be Wonder Woman for him…
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When We First Met – The Cast of Jessica Jones

In this feature we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore, like the first time someone said, “Avengers Assemble!” or the first appearance of Batman’s giant penny or the first appearance of Alfred Pennyworth or the first time Spider-Man’s face was shown half-Spidey/half-Peter. Stuff like that. Here is an archive of all the When We First Met features so far! Check ‘em out!

With Jessica Jones debuting this weekend on Netflix, I thought it would be fun to show you all the first comic book appearances of the various characters on the show…
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Two Quick Friday Links For You

The real column will come later this weekend, I hope, but in the meantime, here’s a couple of things you might enjoy. Continue Reading »

Review time! with High Crimes


“Soldiers of armies, storm empty fields in a traveler’s trance, on the way to the high frontier”
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Comic Book Legends Revealed #550

Welcome to the five hundred and fiftieth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the first five hundred (I actually haven’t been able to update it in a while). This week, did we almost see the Summers School of Mutants? Did Charles Schulz send secret messages to his mistress in Peanuts comic strips? And did the famous Spirit femme fatale Sand Seref almost debut in another comic strip entirely?

Let’s begin!
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The Line it is Drawn #267 – Comic Book “What If…?”s!

Welcome to our weekly gallery of amazing art by our great collection of artistic talent, all working from YOUR suggestions!

Go follow Comics Should Be Good on Twitter (if you have Twitter, that is – if you don’t, you can go sign up). Here is our Twitter page… http://twitter.com/csbg. And here are the Comics Should Be Good writers who are on Twitter (the links go to the person’s Twitter account) – myself, Greg Hatcher, Chad Nevett, Kelly Thompson, Bill Reed, Greg Burgas and Sonia Harris

I update the blog’s Twitter account updates whenever a new post is put up on the blog, so it’s an easy way to keep up with the blog. In addition, I post new content on the blog’s Twitter account.

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 artists will each pick one of your suggestions and I will post their drawings based on your suggestions 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 for the Line in two weeks (next week is our annual Thanksgiving edition) is…

Celebrate Deadpool’s 25th anniversary by having Deadpool team-up with famous comic characters, fight famous comic characters or mash-up with famous comic characters!

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

I just noticed we haven’t done this one in a couple of years. So it’s “What If…?” time!! You come up with the description for an issue of What If…? (whatever comic book company you’d like) and our artists will come up with what they think the end result of that What If…? would be.

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