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The Line it is Drawn #298 – DC vs. Marvel!

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 the 20th anniversary of Amalgam, “amalgamate” a DC character and a Marvel character

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

In honor of the 20th anniversary of DC vs. Marvel, suggest a Marvel character vs. a DC character (hero vs. villain, hero vs. hero, villain vs. villain, whatever).

Enjoy!
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Comic Book Questions Answered – When Did Deadpool’s Face Mask Start Having a Point On It?

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 brianc@cbr.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Reader Chad W. asked when did Deadpool’s face mask first start having the point on the back of it, which you don’t see on other heroes with full face masks like Spider-Man.

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Read on for the answer!

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Abandoned Love – How Marvel Wrote Out Their Star Wars Character That George Lucas Hated

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, based on a suggestion by reader Ed B., we look at the short-lived comic book career of Jaxxon, essentially Bugs Bunny in the Star Wars universe, a character that George Lucas disliked enough that he had them remove him from the comic…
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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 197

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 Spider-Man/Wolverine Team-Ups

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

For Marvel’s two most popular characters, Spider-Man and Wolverine have had a surprisingly low amount of notable team-ups. Here are their top five (NOTE: I decided not to count the Ultimate versions of their characters).

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Comic Book Questions Answered – Who Has Stopped the Unstoppable Juggernaut?

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 brianc@cbr.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Readers Jody D. and Tim B. separately asked me this question in the last couple of weeks, so I guess it is something that is on the mind of the people. So let’s find out who has actually stopped the “unstoppable” Juggernaut over the years!
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Remember to Forget – How Civil War Gave Us One of the All-Time Worst Superheroes

In this series we spotlight comic book stories that I wish we could just forget. Here is an archive of past installments.

Today we look at the bizarre devolution of Speedball into Penance during Civil War…
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Comic Book Legends Revealed #582

Welcome to the five hundred and eighty-second 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, learn the secret origin of Deadpool’s fascination with chimichangas, discover whether Grant Morrison forgot the ending of Son of Demon or not and learn if there was a Superman comic made just in Europe!

Let’s begin!
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The Line it is Drawn #297 – Superheroes Celebrating American History for the 4th of July!

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 the 20th anniversary of DC vs. Marvel, suggest a Marvel character vs. a DC character (hero vs. villain, hero vs. hero, villain vs. villain, whatever).

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

In honor of Fourth of July weekend, have a superhero team up with a famous person from United States history. Captain America and Theodore Roosevelt, Cable and Johnny Appleseed, etc.

Enjoy!
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Abandoned Love – Remember When Jane Foster and Sif Shared a Body?

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, based on a suggestion from reader Ron F., we look at the tangled history of Jane Foster and Sif sharing a body, long before Jane Foster became Thor…
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Reason to be Excited – Biggs the Cat

In this feature I spotlight things from comics (presumably recent comics, but who knows, I might go into the past, as well) that I think are worth getting excited about.

Today we look at the awesomeness of Howard the Duck’s cat, Biggs, who is basically just 2 from We3 brought into the Marvel Universe.
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Comic Book Questions Answered – Where Did Batman Take Ra’s Al Ghul After He First Defeated Him?

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 brianc@cbr.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Reader Dan S. wrote in to ask:

After their famous sword duel in the desert, Batman slings Ra’s al Ghul over his shoulder and carries him away. Where does he take Ra’s?? (Not to Arkham Asylum or Gotham City jail, I presume.) In Ra’s al Ghul’s next appearance, whenever that was, is there any mention of where he’s been since their fight in the desert?

Interesting question, Dan, let’s take a look!
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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 196

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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How Can I Explain? – Why the Astonishing X-Men “Danger” Arc Didn’t Really Make Sense

This is the latest in a feature that spotlights unexplained comic book plot points (unexplained in the comics themselves, of course, as quite often there are outside explanations, like “the artist made a mistake,” etc.).

Today we look at how the main conceit of the Astonishing X-Men arc, “Danger,” really didn’t make sense…
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Top Five Spider-Man “What If…?” Deaths

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

Everyone knows that Marvel’s What If…? comics are filled to the brim with death. It seems like whatever decision the heroes didn’t make would have led to their deaths at every turn. Like, if Spider-Man had cereal instead of a bagel for breakfast one day, the “What if…Spider-Man had a bagel?” story would somehow end with the world destroyed. So let’s celebrate that odd trend by spotlighting the top five Spider-Man “What If…?” deaths.

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