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2014 Top 50 Comic Book Writers #6-4

Here are the next three artists that you voted as your favorites of all-time (out of roughly 1,040 ballots cast, with 10 points for first place votes, 9 points for second place votes, etc.).
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Meta-Messages – Captain America Sticks Up for France

In this feature I explore the context behind (using reader danjack’s term) “meta-messages.” A meta-message is where a comic book creator comments on/references the work of another comic book/comic book creator (or sometimes even themselves) in their comic. Each time around, I’ll give you the context behind one such “meta-message.” Here is an archive of the past installments!

Today, we look at Ed Brubaker addressing the whole Captain America/France situation in Captain America #3 by Brubaker, Steve Epting and Michael Lark…
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2014 Comics Should Be Good Advent Calendar

As with any traditional Advent Calendar, each day reveals a treat. Just click on the current day and you’ll be linked to a neat comic-related Christmas treat. This year, we’re spotlighting Silver Age Christmas, Christmas tales from the Silver Age of Comics (1956-1970)!

Nick Perks did a brand-new drawing for this year’s Advent Calendar! Thanks, Nick!

2014 Top 50 Comic Book Artists #6-4

Here are the next three artists that you voted as your favorites of all-time (out of roughly 1,040 ballots cast, with 10 points for first place votes, 9 points for second place votes, etc.).
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The Past Was Close Behind: The First Mutant Baseball Team?!

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This feature spotlights moments, exchanges, etc. from older comics that take on a brand new light when read in concert with later comic books. Here is the archive of previous installments.

Today, based on a suggestion by reader Valentijn G., we take a look at a comment by the Beast in 1969 that seems doubly (or perhaps even TRIPLY) amusing now…
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2014 Top 50 Comic Book Writers #10-7

Here are the next four writers that you voted as your favorites of all-time (out of roughly 1,040 ballots cast, with 10 points for first place votes, 9 points for second place votes, etc.).
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Comic Book Legends Revealed #502

Welcome to the five hundred and second in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous five hundred and one (by the way, no one got the joke about last week’s title!). This week is an all-Christmas legends edition! Did Marvel Comics have a ban on Christmas stories during the Silver Age? How did confusion at DC editorial lead to a classic silent Christmas story by John Byrne? And how did MARVEL editorial lead to a crazed Wolverine reaction to a mistletoe kiss between Nightcrawler and Wolverine’s girlfriend?

Let’s begin!
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2014 Comics Should Be Good Advent Calendar

As with any traditional Advent Calendar, each day reveals a treat. Just click on the current day and you’ll be linked to a neat comic-related Christmas treat. This year, we’re spotlighting Silver Age Christmas, Christmas tales from the Silver Age of Comics (1956-1970)!

Nick Perks did a brand-new drawing for this year’s Advent Calendar! Thanks, Nick!

The Line it is Drawn #220 – Happy Holidays from the Line it is Drawn!

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 next Line (which will be January 2nd, so no Line next week) is…

In honor of the Flash’s 75th anniversary, team-up comic book characters with the Scarlet Speedster!

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

It’s the Line it is Drawn’s annual Holiday Special! So suggest comic book characters for drawings inspired by Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, what have you!

Enjoy!
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2014 Top 50 Comic Book Artists #10-7

Here are the next four artists that you voted as your favorites of all-time (out of roughly 1,040 ballots cast, with 10 points for first place votes, 9 points for second place votes, etc.).
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2014 Comics Should Be Good Advent Calendar

As with any traditional Advent Calendar, each day reveals a treat. Just click on the current day and you’ll be linked to a neat comic-related Christmas treat. This year, we’re spotlighting Silver Age Christmas, Christmas tales from the Silver Age of Comics (1956-1970)!

Nick Perks did a brand-new drawing for this year’s Advent Calendar! Thanks, Nick!

2014 Top 50 Comic Book Writers #15-11

Here are the next five writers that you voted as your favorites of all-time (out of roughly 1,040 ballots cast, with 10 points for first place votes, 9 points for second place votes, etc.).
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2014 Top 50 Comic Book Artists #15-11

Here are the next five artists that you voted as your favorites of all-time (out of roughly 1,040 ballots cast, with 10 points for first place votes, 9 points for second place votes, etc.).
Continue Reading »

2014 Comics Should Be Good Advent Calendar

As with any traditional Advent Calendar, each day reveals a treat. Just click on the current day and you’ll be linked to a neat comic-related Christmas treat. This year, we’re spotlighting Silver Age Christmas, Christmas tales from the Silver Age of Comics (1956-1970)!

Nick Perks did a brand-new drawing for this year’s Advent Calendar! Thanks, Nick!

2014 Comics Should Be Good Advent Calendar

As with any traditional Advent Calendar, each day reveals a treat. Just click on the current day and you’ll be linked to a neat comic-related Christmas treat. This year, we’re spotlighting Silver Age Christmas, Christmas tales from the Silver Age of Comics (1956-1970)!

Nick Perks did a brand-new drawing for this year’s Advent Calendar! Thanks, Nick!

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