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Top Five Age of Apocalypse Characters

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

The Age of Apocalypse was a famous X-Men crossover based on the somewhat basic principle of “What if Charles Xavier was killed years before he was able to form the X-Men? With the major ramifications being his friend, Magneto, formed the X-Men instead in honor of Xavier and the battle where Xavier died also woke Apocalypse up before the world had superheroes, so Apocalypse has conquered most of the world.” Therefore, since everyone grew up in a world conquered by Apocalypse, the characters were all drastically changed, personality-wise (some a lot more than others). Some of the end results were very cool characters. Here, then, are the top five Age of Apocalypse characters!
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Abandoned Love: Remember When Psylocke Had Magic Ninja Powers?

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without retconnng away the previous story. 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.

Today, we take a look at the odd point in Psylocke’s career where she had magic ninja powers (plus a magic facial tattoo, to boot!)…
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Remember to Forget – That Time Psylocke Was Sexually Assaulted by Her Brother’s “Evil Twin”

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

Today, we take a look at a weird plotline from the second volume of Captain Britain’s UK series…
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Left Unresolved – What’s the Deal With Apocalypse and the Celestials?

In this feature, I spotlight storylines that have been, well, left unresolved. Click here for an archive of all storylines featured so far.

Today, we look into what, exactly, was the deal with Apocalypse and the Celestials?
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Comic Book Legends Revealed #577

Welcome to the five hundred and seventy-seventh 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, in honor of the release of X-Men: Apocalypse this weekend, it’s an all-X-Men week! Did Deadpool nearly debut in an X-Men/G.I. Joe crossover comic? What was the shocking original ending of X-Men: Zero Tolerance? Was Banshee originally intended to be a woman?

Let’s begin!
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The Line it is Drawn #292 – Tribute to Darwyn Cooke

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).

This week is a special theme. Darwyn Cooke, one of the great comic book artists of our generation, passed away recently. In honor of Cooke, our artists will either draw a character from one of his projects or draw something in an approximation of his art style.

Enjoy!
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Talking New Space Galaxies with John Ostrander and Jan Duursema

Jan Duursema and John Ostrander are doing a Kickstarter campaign for a new graphic novel about a magic user defending the galaxy during a time of great strife called Hexer Dusk. It’s almost completely funded with over two weeks left, so you can help put it over the edge! I figured I’d have a talk with Jan and John about the comic and the campaign. They even shared an exclusive, never-before-seen piece of art from the project!

Enjoy!
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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 192

It occurs to me that it seems like many comic book covers are homages. Which is fine with me. I have no problem with it. It just made me think, though, how long could I go before I hit a week where NO new comic book was released that had a cover that was an homage to something? Let’s find out! Here is an archive of all the cover homages featured in the streak so far!

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Were There Actually SIX Original X-Men?

In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today, we look at the revelations regarding who, exactly, were the original members of Professor Xavier’s X-Men.
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I Love Ya But You’re Strange – That Time Batman and Superman Saved the Day Through…Tentacle Sex?!

Every installment of I Love Ya But You’re Strange I spotlight strange but ultimately endearing comic stories. Here is the archive of all the installments of this feature. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have a suggestion for a future installment!

Today, we look at the time that Batman and Superman saved the day through, well, tentacle sex!
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75 Bob Dylan Comic Book References

In honor of Bob Dylan’s 75th Birthday today, I decided to feature seventy-five comic book references to Bob Dylan, whether it is a story named after a song of his, him appearing in the actual comic (or the cover) or him being mentioned in the comic itself (this is basically just the same bit I did for his 70th birthday, just with 5 more references, plus I explained all of he references this time, for those of you who don’t know Dylan songs that well)!

Enjoy!

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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 191

It occurs to me that it seems like many comic book covers are homages. Which is fine with me. I have no problem with it. It just made me think, though, how long could I go before I hit a week where NO new comic book was released that had a cover that was an homage to something? Let’s find out! Here is an archive of all the cover homages featured in the streak so far!

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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 190

It occurs to me that it seems like many comic book covers are homages. Which is fine with me. I have no problem with it. It just made me think, though, how long could I go before I hit a week where NO new comic book was released that had a cover that was an homage to something? Let’s find out! Here is an archive of all the cover homages featured in the streak so far!

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Top Five What If…? Comics Where Everything Actually Turned Out Okay

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

Everyone knows that What If…? comics often end up with generally sad endings (like Spider-Man joins the Fantastic Four, but ultimately it leads to the Invisible Woman leaving the team to be with Namor or the Hulk having Bruce Banner’s intelligence that leads to the Thing ultimately becoming a mindless savage) or outright sad endings (lots of them end with pretty much the entire cast of the comic dead). But what about the ones with HAPPY endings? Check out the top five What If…? comics where everything actually turned out okay!
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Abandoned Love: That Time Green Lantern Had a Threesome With Two Superheroines

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without explaining that the previous story was retconned away. 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.

Today, we take a look at the infamous (and thus quickly discarded) plot involving Green Lantern Hal Jordan having a threesome with two superheroines.
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