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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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2015 31 Days of Comics – Great Plot Twist

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 13, which is a Great Plot Twist.

Read on for my pick and then you can share yours!
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2015 31 Days of Comics – Great Holiday Comic

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 12, which is a Great Holiday Comic.

Read on for my pick and then you can share yours!
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Silver Age Sunday – The Long-Awaited Debut of Batman Jones!

Every Sunday, I will spotlight a cool Silver Age comic book story. Here is the archive of the Silver Age stories spotlighted already (I did a month’s worth of them back in 2011, so I’ll just pick up from where I left off then).

Today we look at the introduction of one of the greatest Batman supporting characters of all-time, Batman Jones, the kid named after Batman!
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2015 31 Days of Comics – Old Comic You Love

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 11, which is an Old Comic You Love.

Read on for my pick and then you can share yours!
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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 120

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 – The Most Beautiful Scene in Any Comic

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 10, which is The Most Beautiful Scene in Any Comic.

Read on for my pick and then you can share yours!
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Xemnu the Titan Versus Chewbacca!

Brendan Tobin got this in a bit late for this week’s Line, so while I will also edit it into the Line, I’ll also give it its own spotlight entry. As suggested by Ecovore, let’s take a look at Xemnu the Titan versus Chewbacca!
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Comic Book Questions Answered – Stan Lee and the Mystery of Amazing Spider-Man #200

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 Chris S.:

(Have you ever dealt here or elsewhere with the single page of Amazing Spider-Man #200 that Stan Lee scripted? It was alluded to in the letter’s page of the issue, but I don’t know if the exact page number was ever revealed. It’s one of the abiding mysteries of my childhood.

Read on for the answer, Chris!
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2015 31 Days of Comics – A Comic That Totally Blew Your Mind

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 9, which is A Comic That Totally Blew Your Mind

Read on for my pick and then you can share yours!
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Comic Book Legends Revealed #505

Welcome to the five hundred and fifth 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, it’s an all Spider-Man edition! Does Marvel allow the University of Richmond to use “Spidey” as its mascot? Did the famous jazz musician Charles Mingus play on the theme song to the 1960s Spider-Man animated series? What major aspect of Spider-Man’s history didn’t actually show up until over a year into Spidey’s existence?

Let’s begin!
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The Line it is Drawn #222 – Star Wars Team-Ups and Mash-Ups!

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, 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”

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

In honor of Star Wars #1 coming out this month, team-up or mash-up comic book characters with Star Wars characters!

Enjoy!
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