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The Line it is Drawn #248 – Modern Day Superhero Hostess Comic Book Ads

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…

If Ant-Man can have his own movie starring Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, what Marvel character COULDN’T? Name a lesser-known Marvel character that you’d like to see get their own movie, along with who you’d like to see star as that character!

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

Name a comic book character and our artists will draw a modern day Hostess Pie ad for them!

Enjoy!
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Top Five Most Awkward Aunt May Moments

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

As the comics world reacts to the news of the casting for the new Aunt May in the Spider-Man films, I thought it would be fun to spotlight the top five most awkward Aunt May comic book moments (only the “regular” Marvel Universe, so no What If..?s, alternate universe Aunt Mays or Ultimate Aunt May)!

Enjoy!
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Top Five Times Peter Parker Decided That He Was “Spider-Man…No More”

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

An almost iconic aspect of Spider-Man’s history is that being Spider-Man is a burden that Peter Parker is not always thrilled with having foisted upon him. He understands that with great power, comes great responsibility, but sometimes that responsibility is too much for him and he quits. Here are the top five instances of Peter Parker quitting as Spider-Man…
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Archie #1 Review

Archie2015_01-0 Tomorrow sees the release of the first Archie #1 in over seventy years, as Mark Waid and Fiona Staples reboot the franchise. As you might have expected with creators like Waid and Staples, the end result is a thoughtful, entertaining debut with excellent artwork. If you are going to reboot a franchise, there are few creators that you would be better off with trusting with the exercise. What is particularly impressive with the first issue is how it manages to be a throwback to the early days of Archie without allowing the nostalgic aspect of the book to become a distraction with the actual story itself. In other words, this is a book that pays tribute to its forebears with only the slightest of nods and spends the majority of the tale updating the main characters in such a fashion that it would fit in with an Archie tale from nearly any year while still working primarily as an Archie tale for the year 2015. No one got an update for the sake of getting an update. Characters are just given considerate re-envisionings. It’s a great first issue.
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The Past Was Close Behind: Commissioner Gordon as Batman!?

This feature spotlights moments, exchanges, etc. from older comics that take on a brand new light when read in concert with later comic books. Here is the archive of previous installments.

Based on a suggestion by reader Bill K, we take a look at the FIRST time that Commissioner Gordon took over as Batman in Detective Comics #225…
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Comic Book Six Degrees: Flint Henry to Henry Flint

As suggested by Jenos Idanian #13, the idea behind this game is to connect two comic creators to each other through artists/writers that they have jointly worked together with, in as few links as possible.

For instance, take connecting John Byrne and John Buscema.

Byrne drew Captain America with writer Roger Stern
Roger Stern wrote Avengers with artist John Buscema.

That’s a simple one, but presumably there are more difficult ones out there.

I’ll try to keep the ground rules brief.
1. We’re only using writers and pencilers for this game. No offense to inkers, colorists and letterers, but it makes this too easy if we count them.
2. Plotting counts as writing and breakdowns/layouts count for penciling. Finishes SHOULD count, but I’m not counting them for the same basic reason of #1.
3. Alterations by another penciler don’t count as a connection to the first penciler. Basically, you’re never going to connect an artist with another artist. You can connect writers with each other, though, if they co-wrote (or plotted/scripted) a story. And obviously if an artist wrote a story, you can connect an artist with another artist in that fashion (like John Byrne can connect with Jerry Ordway from Byrne writing stories Ordway penciled).
4. Only comic book stories count. No pin-ups.
5. If a comic story contains multiple writers and artists, it’s up to you to prove that the given writer actually wrote the page in the comic that the artist drew.

Every installment, whoever connects the two creators in the least amount of turns gets to pick the next match (in the event of a tie, the winner is chosen randomly among the people who sent in challenges for the next match.

NOTE: When you folks send in your answers, please include your suggestion for the next match in the event that your answer is chosen. And demonstrate that it IS possible to connect your two suggested choices within six moves. Thanks!

Last week’s match-up was Jack Kirby to Will Eisner. Erich was one of two people who connected the two in three moves. Erich and the other fellow (Matt) used the same exact combination. Erich won the coin toss between the pair. Here is how Erich connected the two:

Jack Kirby penciled Fantastic Four #1 with writer Stan Lee.
Stan Lee wrote the “Tales of the Watcher” back-up story in Tales of Suspense #58 with artist George Tuska.
George Tuska penciled “King Killer’s Kingdom” (among other stories) in Uncle Sam Quarterly #3 with writer Will Eisner.

Erich’s challenge is…

Flint Henry to Henry Flint

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E-mail me your answers at bcronin@comicbookresources.com. Do NOT post your answers in the comments section!

Whoever connects the two characters in the least amount of creators gets to pick the connection for next time around (I’ll pick a random winner in the event of a tie)!

The Wrong Side: Luke Cage vs. Doctor Doom

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!

This week we feature a fight that I think someone suggested but I can’t find their name anywhere (so if you suggested this fight, be sure to pop in in the comments section to get your credit!). In any event, the fight is the famous (infamous?) Luke Cage/Doctor Doom “Where’s my money, honey?” fight.
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Knowledge Waits: Original Designs for the All-New, All-Different X-Men

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 the original designs for the All-New, All-Different X-Men by John Romita and Dave Cockrum.
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Knowledge Waits : Batman Travels To Each State in the United States

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, in honor of Independence Day in the United States, we take a look at Batman’s visits to each and every one of the 50 States in the Union over the last 75 years!
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Comic Theme Time: The Most Absurd Page Turn Reveals of All-Time

Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.

I presume you’re all familiar with the concept of “page turn reveals,” right? Those are reveals written into a comic book story that are designed to be surprises, because you literally can’t see what happens until you turn the page (in other words, these reveals are almost never on the opposite side of a two-page spread). This time around, I’d like to hear you folks make suggestions for some of the most outlandish, absurd page turn reveals that you can think of.

If you read on, I’ll share the one that I was thinking of that inspired me to open up this theme…
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Abandoned Love: So is Wasp a Mutated Wasp-Like Creature or What?

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer while still acknowledging that the abandoned story DID still happen. 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.

This time around, we look at the Wasp’s short-lived stint as a mutated wasp-like creature.
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The Greatest Comic Book Fights That Never Were

Nick Butch did the following piece for last week’s The Line it is Drawn. It ran afoul of some nudity complaints, though, so I temporarily pulled it. I put it back (with one page altered by Nick and one page black barred by me), but since I pulled it so quickly, I don’t think enough people got a chance to see it, so I figured I’d post it again on its own. So enjoy!
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Comic Book Legends Revealed #530

Welcome to the five hundred and thirtieth 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 create the Spider-Mobile because they had a deal with a toy company to make a Spider-Mobile toy? Did Walter Simonson have feathers on Velociraptors before scientists proved that they actually DID have feathers? Did the same comic that got sued for ripping off Superman also get sued for ripping off the title of a pulp magazine?

Let’s begin!
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The Line it is Drawn #247 – Superheroes Celebrating Marriage Equality!

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 is a special edition of the Line it is Drawn. Our artists already made their selections based on your suggestions for next week’s theme, Hostess Comic Book Ads. This week, they’re going off on their own to each do a special piece celebrating the Supreme Court’s ruling last Friday (the ruling came in after I had sent the theme suggestion out, so it was too late to change it for last week) establishing marriage equality in the United States.

Enjoy!
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Follow the Path – Gotham City’s Skyline

In this feature I spotlight changes made to comic book characters that are based on outside media. I’m sure you can think of other examples, so feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you want to suggest some other examples for future installments.

Today, based on a suggestion by Dave H., we look at how DC actually had a storyline to explain how Gotham City’s skyline in the comics matched the skyline in the Tim Burton Batman films.
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