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Top Five Justice League Battles

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

The Justice League has had a number of great fights over the years. Here’s their top five battles.
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Knowledge Waits: Original Designs of 12 Famous Superheroes

This is the latest in a feature where I just share some bit of comic book history that interests me. Here is a collection of all of the installments in the feature so far.

Today we take a look at a dozen original designs of notable superheroes, from the 1940s through the very early 1990s…

Enjoy!
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Black Panther #1 Review

This week saw the debut of Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze and Laura Martin’s new Black Panther series, a bold new addition to the Black Panther mythos that both embraces the history of the character while taking a unique approach to that history. Stelfreeze’s design work is exemplary, as he strikes that balance that many Black Panther artists have to work between making Wakanda embraces its past but while still looking futuristic. In a lot of ways, Stelfreeze’s design work is like Coates’ writing – honoring the past while looking forward at the same time. Martin is one of the best colorists in the business, so you better believe that she added a striking lushness to Stelfreeze’s art.

Read on for some more detailed thoughts on the issue…
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The Wrong Side: Iron Man vs. She-Hulk

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, based on a suggestion from reader Brian M., we take a look at the time Iron Man took She-Hulk out with a single repulsor blast…
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Drawing Crazy Patterns – Mind Control Causes Batman and Superman to Fight

In this feature, I spotlight five scenes/moments from within comic book stories that fit under a specific theme (basically, stuff that happens frequently in comics). Here is an archive of all the patterns we’ve spotlighted so far.

I did an article for the main site the other week about all the various reasons that Batman and Superman fight each other, so I thought I’d do a spotlight on the most common reason for them fighting – mind control!
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Check Out These Sample Pages of a Gods of Egypt Comic Book Adaptation

A while back, Alex Proyas (director of The Crow, Dark City, I, Robot, Knowing and Gods of Egypt) posted the first few pages of a sample Gods of Egypt comic book adaptation that former Line it is Drawn artist Daniel Cox (who worked on Gods of Egypt as a concept artist) drew (with inks by Jason Paulos). I wasn’t sure if he was going to post the rest of the pages, but since it’s now been a few months, I guess now’s as good a time as any to show the rest of the pages, so read on for all of the pages that Daniel and Jason did of this sample adaptation!

Enjoy!
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Comic Book Legends Revealed #570

Welcome to the five hundred and seventieth 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, how close did we come to seeing the Black Panther debut in his own solo series FIFTY years ago? Did Nightwing almost get his own movie in the late 1990s? And did DC Comics prevent James Robinson from fulfilling the Hawkman prophecy in Starman?

Let’s begin!
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The Line it is Drawn #285 – Fools of April: Comedians as Superheroes

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 is…

In honor of DC Comics’ new Rebirth, come up with a DC character that you’d be surprised to see get their own Rebirth title.

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

April Fools! Suggest a notable comedian to be drawn as a superhero! Feel free to choose which superhero yourself!

Enjoy!
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Knowledge Waits: Rejected Spider-Man Covers

This is the latest in a feature where I just share some bit of comic book history that interests me. Here is a collection of all of the installments in the feature so far.

Today we take a look at some rejected Spider-Man covers.

Enjoy!
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If Her Hair Was Still Red: Amazing Spider-Man #43

In this feature (of indefinite regularity) I take a look at all of Mary Jane Watson’s comic book appearances in chronological order (by date of publication). Mary Jane’s progression as a character fascinates me.

We continue with 1966’s Amazing Spider-Man #43 by Stan Lee and John Romita, featuring what happened AFTER Peter Parker “hit the jackpot”…
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Comic Book Easter Eggs – iZombie Brain Recipe Puns

In this feature, I share with you comic book related “easter eggs.” An easter egg is a joke/visual gag/in-joke that a comic book creator (typically the artist) has hidden in the pages of the comic for readers to find (just like an easter egg). They range from the not-so-obscure to the really obscure. So come check ‘em all out and enjoy! Also, click here for an archive of all the easter eggs featured so far! If you want to suggest an easter egg for a future column, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com (do not post your suggestion in the comments section!).

On the CW show, iZombie, based on the Chris Roberson and Mike Allred comic book series by the same name, the main character, Olivia “Liv” Moore (who happens to be a zombie), eats a different murdered person’s brain every week. She then gets visions of their life and helps solve their murder. She also takes on their strongest personality traits. Brains, as you might imagine, do not taste that good, so Liv prepares them differently each week to mask their taste.

Well, in Season 2 especially (but I bet even in Season 1, to some extent), the brain recipes she uses tie into the person whose brain she is eating, in funny, often pun-driven ways.

Of the 17 episodes so far, I’m sure every one of them has SOME pun connected to the brains, but some of them are fairly light in the pun department (like for the episode where she eats a frat bro’s brain, she prepares it in nachos) and some of them I just don’t understand (I can’t piece together how a brain omelet ties in to a basketball coach). Here, then, are eight ones that I liked and that I know for sure were intended as puns…
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Comics Should Be Good 2016 March Madness: And the Winner Is…

Who won this year’s DC/Marvel TV Superhero Tournament? Adam West’s Batman or Grant Gustin’s Flash?

Read on to find out!
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Comics Should Be Good 2016 March Madness: Final Round

Here is the finals for this year’s Comics Should Be Good March Madness.

This year, you’re picking which DC and Marvel TV superheroes are your favorite!
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Remember to Forget – That Time Batman Made Robin’s Girlfriend the New Robin to Make Robin Jealous

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 Stephanie Brown’s short-lived career as Robin…
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The Wrong Side: Punisher vs. Spider-Man, Daredevil and 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, based on a suggestion from a whole bunch of readers, we look at the time that the Punisher made Spider-Man, Daredevil and Wolverine look like a confederacy of dunces…
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