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Meta-Messages – Spawn Tries to Save Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Wolverine and More

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, based on a suggestion by Stephen M, we take a look at a famous meta-message by Dave Sim and Todd McFarlane in Spawn #10…
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2015 31 Days of Comics – Comic That Deserves a Soundtrack

Our pal Seth Hahne, of GoodOKBad fame, came up with this 31 Days of Comics challenge, one of those things where each day of the month you’re given a different category that you then make a choice of a comic to fill that category. We did it last year and I figured it would be a fun bit to do again, so here we are! Click here to see each of the categories so far!

We continue with Day 18, which is a Comic That Deserves a Soundtrack.

Read on for my pick and then you can share yours!
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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 121

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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2015 31 Days of Comics – A Comic That Reminds You of Someone

Our pal Seth Hahne, of GoodOKBad fame, came up with this 31 Days of Comics challenge, one of those things where each day of the month you’re given a different category that you then make a choice of a comic to fill that category. We did it last year and I figured it would be a fun bit to do again, so here we are! Click here to see each of the categories so far!

We continue with Day 17, which is A Comic That Reminds You of Someone.

Read on for my pick and then you can share yours!
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I Love Ya But You’re Strange – That Time Captain America Had to Dress as a Woman to Save the Day

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, based on a suggestion from reader Ben H., we take a look at the time Cap had to dress up like a woman to save the day.
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2015 31 Days of Comics – A Comic That Makes You Cry

Our pal Seth Hahne, of GoodOKBad fame, came up with this 31 Days of Comics challenge, one of those things where each day of the month you’re given a different category that you then make a choice of a comic to fill that category. We did it last year and I figured it would be a fun bit to do again, so here we are! Click here to see each of the categories so far!

We continue with Day 16, which is A Comic That Makes You Cry.

Read on for my pick and then you can share yours!
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Deadpool Takes Over the Funny Pages!

Nick Butch bit off JUST a bit more than he could chew this week, doing such an elaborate Line it is Drawn piece that he didn’t have it ready for the Line going up. I’ve edited it into the Line this week, but since so many people have already read the Line and might not give it a re-read, I figured I’d spotlight Nick’s pieces here, too.

These are based on a bunch of different suggestions involving Deadpool.

Enjoy!
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Comic Book Legends Revealed #506

Welcome to the five hundred and sixth 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 Marvel kill off a character earlier this week because they didn’t have the movie rights to the character? Was Wolverine re-drawn as STORM in an issue of X-Men? And did Invisible Woman nearly have her own series thirty years ago?

NOTE: THIS WEEK’S COLUMN INVOLVES SPOILERS FOR A CHARACTER’S DEATH THIS WEEK. BE FOREWARNED! You can just skip to page 2 to avoid the spoilers!

Let’s begin!
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The Line it is Drawn #223 – The Line Goes to the Funny Pages!

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 is…

Comic book characters in famous music videos!

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

Comic book characters, comic strip style! Our artists will draw comic book characters in comic strips based on the style of a famous comic strip. So you pick a comic book character and then name the comic strip style you’d like to see the character drawn like. Example: “Spider-Man, Peanuts style”

Enjoy!
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2015 31 Days of Comics – A Comic That Makes You Smile

Our pal Seth Hahne, of GoodOKBad fame, came up with this 31 Days of Comics challenge, one of those things where each day of the month you’re given a different category that you then make a choice of a comic to fill that category. We did it last year and I figured it would be a fun bit to do again, so here we are! Click here to see each of the categories so far!

We continue with Day 15, which is A Comic That Makes You Smile.

Read on for my pick and then you can share yours!
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Comic Book Questions Answered – Iron Man Numbering Snafu

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Today we look at a question from reader Zach R:

I have a question for you, if you already haven’t answered it – back in Volume 3 of Iron Man (89 Issues) issues 065 and 066 have the same numbers (410) when the old numbering system is applied which they had started doing again at this point, so both sets of numbers are on the cover. It is plain as day and I have never seen a reason of why this is. Because of this wouldn’t the whole chronological order be off when they got to issue 500??

Read on for the answer!
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Left Unresolved – The Identity of the Spider-Man villain, F.A.C.A.D.E.

In this new feature, I spotlight storylines that have been, well, left unresolved.

We begin with the identity of the Spider-Man villain, F.A.C.A.D.E.!
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2015 31 Days of Comics – Comic That You Love That You’ll Never Read Again

Our pal Seth Hahne, of GoodOKBad fame, came up with this 31 Days of Comics challenge, one of those things where each day of the month you’re given a different category that you then make a choice of a comic to fill that category. We did it last year and I figured it would be a fun bit to do again, so here we are! Click here to see each of the categories so far!

We continue with Day 14, which is a Comic That You Love That You’ll Never Read Again

Read on for my pick and then you can share yours!
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I Love Ya But You’re Strange – How The Flash Has One of the Silliest Superhero Origins of All-Time

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, in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Flash, we look at just how silly Jay Garrick’s origin was!
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Went to Tell Everybody – This One Summer

In this feature, I ask comic creators that I like a lot to recommend a great comic that they’d like to see spotlighted. They pick the comic and then I write a review of the comic (of course, this runs the risk of them picking a comic that I don’t like, but there’s so many great comics out there to pick from that I find it hard to believe that that will ever actually happen).

Today’s creator is Jackson “Butch” Guice, awesome longtime comic book artist who has been working as a top comic book artist for roughly thirty years now, drawing top books for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, CrossGen, Valiant and more (just a quick sampling – he was the regular artist for Micronauts, New Mutants, Iron Man, X-Factor, Action Comics, Resurrection Man, Captain America and Ruse). Jackson recommends Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki’s 2014 graphic novel, This One Summer.
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