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Tea Party: Chapter 2, Page 1

Line it is Drawn artists Thea Sousa and her daughter Amanda are doing a new webcomic with writer Sam Machado. It is called Tea Party and it is about the earliest days of the American Revolution. Click here to read the first chapter/issue. Read on to read the first page of the second chapter/issue (every day this week I’ll feature another page from Chapter 2).
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Heroic Skeletor in “Draped in Goodness”

Brendan Tobin returned to the Line it is Drawn for the first time in a couple of months with a piece that was a bit late for inclusion in the original entry of this week’s “Heroes become villains and Villains become heroes” theme. I’ve edited it into the Line, but I thought it was too neat to pass up giving it a little spotlight.

So here, based on a suggestion by reader B_Granderson, is heroic Skeletor in “Draped in Goodness”
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A Chronological Look at the 75 Most Memorable Moments in Marvel Comics History Countdown

My pal Corey Blake sent me a a fun chronological listing of the moments in the 75 Most Memorable Moments in Marvel Comics History countdown, if you ever wanted to read the entire countdown in the order that it was released.

You can check it out on Google docs here.

Or here it is a giant image:

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R.I.P. Stan Goldberg

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The great Stan Goldberg passed away last night.

There are basically two major areas of comic book history where Stan Goldberg’s name will be forever linked. One, he was the main colorist for Marvel in the early days of the Marvel Age. Two, after Dan DeCarlo left Marvel Comics in the 1950s, Stan Goldberg took over most of DeCarlo’s humor titles at Marvel. It was here that Goldberg began drawing in the famed DeCarlo style (which is now known as the Archie house style). Goldberg then followed DeCarlo to Archie. Among the many strong artists of that era who drew in DeCarlo’s style, I feel that Goldberg was the best of the bunch. DeCarlo is DeCarlo, of course, one of the greatest comic book artists of all-time, but Goldberg was excellent in his own right. He had a strong sense of storytelling (which was very important in the Archie Sunday comic strip that he drew for years) and always had a knack for bold figure work that really drew you in as a reader. Goldberg drew the Archie sequences in the classic Archie Meets Punisher comic. After DeCarlo stopped drawing for Archie, Goldberg was the main artist on the flagship Archie comic title throughout most of the 1990s and well into the 2000s, ending his tenure with the famous recent storyline where Archie marries Veronica and Betty in two alternate futures.

My condolences to his friends and family.

Read on for a classic Goldberg story from 1996…
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Amazing Heroes: Daredevil

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This is the last in a series of essays on the classic characters that are being made into action figures via the Amazing Heroes Kickstarter campaign by Fresh Monkey Fiction. The figures are Stardust, Captain Action, Black Terror, the Golden Age Dare-Devil, Champion of Mars, and Silver Streak. Historian Christopher Irving (Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics and Graphic NYC) kicks it off with a look at Fletcher Hanks’ surreal hero Stardust the Super-Wizard. – BC

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When Daredevil first fought crime—he was a man of no words.
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Howard the Duck Legends Revealed

With Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik’s classic creation, Howard the Duck, suddenly getting a lot more attention than he has received in years (likely not since George Lucas’ ill-fated Howard the Duck film in 1986) we thought it would make sense to spotlight the various installments of Comic Book Legends Revealed that featured Howard over the years.

Enjoy!
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CSBG’s Complete Celebration of Batman’s 75th Anniversary!

The last few months we have celebrated the 75th anniversary of Batman with a variety of polls. I thought it would be nice to collect the master lists from each of the polls here for easy access.

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Birthday Contribution to the Line it is Drawn’s #200!

John Trumbull’s birthday is the same day that the Line turned 200.

Read on for John’s contribution to the anniversary event!
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Amazing Heroes: Black Terror

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This is the second in a series of essays on the classic characters that are being made into action figures via the Amazing Heroes Kickstarter campaign by Fresh Monkey Fiction. The figures are Stardust, Captain Action, Black Terror, the Golden Age Dare-Devil, Champion of Mars, and Silver Streak. Historian Christopher Irving (Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics and Graphic NYC) kicks it off with a look at Fletcher Hanks’ surreal hero Stardust the Super-Wizard. – BC

It’s 1942. Superman is huge, having already gone to the big screen in the Fleischer Brothers cartoons and dominating the airwaves with the Bud Collyer radio show.

And then, there’s Batman—the dark avenger fighting crime with his colorful kid sidekick.

And then, there’s Black Terror, who falls in between the two of them. While he never took off quite like the Man of Steel or Dark Knight, he still keeps turning up as the superhero who can never die.
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Gal Gadot is a Badass Looking Wonder Woman

As I noted a while back, I was pumped about Gal Gadot’s casting as Wonder Woman, and now we have our first visual evidence that she can pull the roll off.

CBR has the photo, but you can just look at it here, too:

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Congratulations to Comic Book Resources On Their Eisner Win!

CBR just won the Eisner Award for Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism!

Awesome!

Congrats to Jonah and the gang! And, I guess us? Kind of, sort of?

By the way, how is Tom Spurgeon not at least nominated, like, every year for that award? Not saying he should win it all the time, but that guy should at least be nominated every year (I feel the same way about CBR, but that’s sort of a biased opinion, ya know?).

Come See Axel Medellin at the San Diego Comic Con!

Longtime Line it is Drawn artist Axel Medellin will be at San Diego Comic Con again this year at the Comicraft/Elephantmen booth (#2106) starting tonight. He’ll be there all the way through Saturday. He begins his sketching schedule tonight at 7-9 pm Pacific time. From that point on, just go to the booth where they’ll have a schedule posted where he’ll be there doing sketches.

As he told me, Line it is Drawn fans get the best sketches, so come and show your support for a great artist!

Brendan Tobin’s Art Show is TONIGHT, People!

Be forewarned! The awesome longtime Line it is Drawn artist Brendan Tobin is having an art show in Brooklyn tonight.

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You’ll get to see cool stuff like Blitz Randall, Man of Action…

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If you’re in the Brooklyn area tonight, be sure to check it out!

Congrats to Kelly on Her Movie Deal!

Kelly’s book, The Girl Who Would Be King, has been optioned as a film!

What awesome news!

Congrats, Kelly!

2 Days Until Brendan Tobin’s Art Show!

Longtime Line it is Drawn artist Brendan Tobin has an art show this Saturday in Brooklyn!

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One of the pieces he’ll be showing is Paging Dr. Bigfoot…

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If you’re in the area, be sure to check it out!

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