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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!

Comic Book Six Degrees: ‘Mazing Man to Amazing Joy Buzzards

I name two comic book characters. You then have to connect the two using only shared appearances in comic books (official appearances in comics only – no cameos like Terry Austin sneaking Popeye into the background of a panel and no outside comic book appearances, like cartoons and the like). You have to do so using less than six comics total. Covers and pin-ups do not count – only actual appearances in the same comic book story (so it doesn’t count if they each appeared in separate stories inside the same anthology). Mythological characters, public domain characters (other than public domain comic book characters, they’re free game) and real people (by the way, unless a fake name is used for a real person, like Ronald Raygun or whatever, you can use the person even if they are not officially named in the comic) are unique to their own comic book appearances (so DC’s Thor is different than Marvel’s Thor, DC’s Ronald Reagan is different from Marvel’s Ronald Reagan, etc.). But a licensed character is the same in all of their various comic book companies (so the Marvel Red Sonja is the same as the Dynamite Red Sonja) and approved appearances by a real person can go across comic book companies, as well (so, for instance, you can use Marv Wolfman from his Teen Titans appearance to connect with Marv Wolfman in his Fantastic Four appearance – you just can’t use modern appearances by Jack Kirby from one company to connect to Jack Kirby appearances from Marvel Comics, since obviously Kirby can no longer give approval for his appearance). Approval tends to be the key.

Every week, whoever connects the two characters in the least amount of turns gets to pick the next week’s match (in the event of a tie, the winner is chosen randomly among the people who sent in challenges for next week). Last time was Jonny Double to Johnny Dynamite. Daryl M. was one of three people to get it in four moves, all using a classic Six Degrees connective issue. Here is how Daryl connected the two…

NOTE: Before I begin, let me again request that when you folks send in your answers to please include your suggestion for next week if your answer is chosen. Oh, and it would be nice if you demonstrate that it IS possible to connect your two suggested choices. Thanks!

Jonny Double was in Crisis on Infinite Earths #11 with Blue Beetle
Blue Beetle was in Ghost Manor #21 with E-Man (that’s the classic connective issue I mentioned earlier – I believe Rob Means was the first one to come up with it)
E-Man was in The P.I.’s: Michael Mauser and Ms. Tree #1 with Ms. Tree
Ms. Tree was with Johnny Dynamite in Ms. Tree #36

Daryl’s challenge is…

‘Mazing Man to Amazing Joy Buzzards

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 comics gets to pick the connection for next time around (I’ll pick a random winner in the event of a tie)!

Remember, only authorized appearances in comic books count (for instance, all the Marvel characters in Savage Dragon/Destroyer Duck do not count)!

NOTE: A reader asked me if a character appears in a comic but as a voice only, does that count? What do you all think? Vote in the comments – I’ll accept whatever the majority says.

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!

Amazing Heroes: Stardust

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This is the first 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

In the Golden Age of comic book history, when teenagers were scrawling out primitively-drawn comic book heroes for mostly unscrupulous publishers with shady backgrounds and questionable connections, one artist destroyed New York City over, and over, and over…
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It’s Not Easy Being Green….Lantern

Tsubasa Yozora’s piece was too late to make the initial posting for this week’s Disney-themed Line it is Drawn, so I figured I’d share it with you here (it’s also in the Line now, as well).

Based on a KeithAlanMorgan suggestion of

Kermit singing, “It’s not easy being Green Lantern”

This one was drawn by Tsubasa Yozora. Here is his website.

Read on for the drawing!
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In Space, No One Can Hear Deadpool Scream

Uncle Woofie missed out on the alien-themed week of The Line it is Drawn a few weeks back, but he recently finished the piece he planned on doing then, so I’ll just post it now, along with his piece for this week’s Line (technical issues delayed his entry, so I didn’t get to add it until late in the day so I imagine many people missed it).
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Die Alone, Unmourned, and Unloved: Reflections upon Reading Cerebus

Last Sunday, I finished reading Cerebus. I bought all 16 phonebooks collecting the series last year (I already had the zero issue and World Tour book from backing the digital High Society Kickstarter, so no gaps there either) and, prompted by Andrew Hickey deciding to write about the series over at Mindless Ones, I dove in. Two months later, give or take, I have finished and have spent the last week thinking about the series, wondering if I have anything to say about it. I believe I do.

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Best Wishes to Yukinori Xum

Our longtime Line it is Drawn artist, Yukinori Xum, has been away from home for some time now due to some business he had to take care of overseas. He has finally returned, so we’ll be missing him for a few weeks while he has a well-deserved reunion with his family. Anyhow, Xum passed along a piece he did to commemorate the occasion and I figured I’d post it for him.

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Again, our best wishes, Xum!

Spotlight on Apocalypse at the Main Site

In honor of the upcoming X-Men Apocalypse film, I did a write-up on Apocalypse’s history on the main CBR page. Check it out here.

No, Seriously, the X-Men Can’t Get AIDS

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Last week, I discussed the rather odd (in a bad way) idea that mutants cannot contract AIDS (nor, naturally enough, HIV). I thought that the notion first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #427 by Chuck Austen, Steve Kim and a number of inkers. As it turns out, commenter Mikhail pointed out that Austen actually debuted the notion six issues earlier, in Uncanny X-Men #421 by Austen, Ron Garney and Mark Morales.

Read on to see how it was introduced!
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CBR’s 2010 Top 50 X-Men

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The forums at Comic Book Resources were closed recently, which is fair enough, but I thought it would be worthwhile to re-post a countdown I did back in 2010 based on votes by the CBR X-Men forum members of their favorite X-Men. This way I can save the list for posterity. I should perhaps update this list some day, as it is almost four years out of date at this point.

Anyhow, from 2010, here are CBR’s Top 50 X-Men…
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