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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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Drawing Crazy Patterns – “Ach, Nein – Not ANOTHER X-Jet Destroyed!”

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’m paraphrasing Nightcrawler in the title – BC)

A couple of years ago, I did a Drawing Crazy Patterns on the Avengers and how their Quinjets kept crashing. Reader David P. thought that it was only right to a similar one for X-Men jets that they’ve crashed (reader Ross later suggested it, as well). I think I’m going to stick to just specifically the X-Men’s Blackbird jet crashing, just to make it a bit more challenging (as otherwise, I’d reach five within the first, like, 40 issues of the All-New, All-Different X-Men if you count ALL the aircraft that the X-Men have crashed).
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Drawing Crazy Patterns – The Entire Marvel Earth is Destroyed! Wait, Now It’s Back!

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.

The All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe begins this week (it is roughly the old Marvel Earth, just with some leftover vestiges of Secret Wars and Battleworld laying around). Reader Chris recently asked me about previous times that the Marvel Earth has been destroyed and then recreated. Well, here are five!
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Drawing Crazy Patterns – It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s…Some Guy!

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.

Perhaps the most iconic phrase in all of comics is “It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, It’s Superman!” It is SO iconic that it is perfect for other comics to make fun of it. Here are five examples of comics doing just that.
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Drawing Crazy Patterns – Wolverine Crying

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.

For being such a tough guy overall, Wolverine also had his sensitive side. So here are a handful of examples of Wolverine shedding a tear (as requested by Nick Marino)…
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Drawing Crazy Patterns – The Many Dead Loves of Wolverine

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.

Like Daredevil, Wolverine’s loves tend not to have long lifespans. In this piece, I’ll spotlight five loves of Wolverine that have met untimely fates. To narrow the field a bit, we’re only talking violent deaths and women Wolverine cared for deeply (I could do a whole other column, and I probably will eventually, on murdered women who Wolverine just casually hooked up with before they were killed). NOTE: The above crying Wolverine is not from the death of one of his girlfriends, but it is just an awesome shot of him crying, so I figured I’d still use it.
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Drawing Crazy Patterns – The Justice League’s Headquarters Is Destroyed!

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.

This week, based on a suggestion from reader Andy N., we take a look at the Justice League of America’s headquarters being destroyed!
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Drawing Crazy Patterns – Lesser Known Batman Impersonators

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.

This week, with Commissioner James Gordon taking over as Batman, following in the footsteps of characters like Dick Grayson, Jean-Paul Valley, Tim Drake and Jason Todd, we’re taking a look at five much lesser-known characters who have temporarily been Batman over the years (presumably much more temporary than Gordon’s tenure, of course).
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Drawing Crazy Patterns – Batman and Superman Meeting for the First Time!

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.

This week, we take a look at DC’s tradition of Batman and Superman meeting each for the first time (much more than once)!
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Drawing Crazy Patterns – Avengers Falling for the Scarlet Witch

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.

This week, in honor of her film debut later this week, we look at five times Avengers fell for their teammate, the Scarlet Witch!
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Drawing Crazy Patterns – Daredevil’s Dead Girlfriends

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.

This week, in honor of Daredevil’s new TV series, let’s take a look at Matt (Daredevil) Murdock’s dead girlfriends!
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Drawing Crazy Patterns – Jason Todd’s Memorial in the Batcave Getting Smashed

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.

This time around, based on a suggestion from reader Nick P., we take a look at times when the Jason Todd memorial in the Batcave is smashed.
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Drawing Crazy Patterns – CLAREMONTISM: “I Got Better”

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.

This is a special CLAREMONTISM edition of Drawing Crazy Patterns, honoring one of the bits that Chris Claremont frequently features in his work (especially his X-Men work). Here is the sub-archive of just Claremontisms.

Today, based on the suggestion of a number of readers, we take a look at the classic X-Men retort, “I got better.”

Enjoy!
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Drawing Crazy Patterns – Comic Creators Officiating Superhero Weddings

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.

This time around, in honor of Valentine’s Day today, we’ll go with the surprisingly common trope of comic creators officiating superhero weddings.
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Drawing Crazy Patterns – CLAREMONTISM: “I’m The Best There Is At What I Do”

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.

This is a special CLAREMONTISM edition of Drawing Crazy Patterns, honoring one of the bits that Chris Claremont frequently features in his work (especially his X-Men work). Here is the sub-archive of just Claremontisms.

Today, we take a look at the classic Wolverine boast, “I’m the best there is at what I do.”

Enjoy!
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