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Amazing Heroes Trading Card Set

My buddy Christopher Irving is working on a Kickstarter campaign for a new trading card set featuring the heroes from the first wave of the successful action figure campaign for figures like Captain Action, Stardust and more!
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Small Pressings: The Gut-Busting Comics of Sarah Andersen

Recently, social media has exposed me to an influx of web comics and new and wonderful artists I wouldn’t previously have found on my own.  Twitter in particular houses a gold mine of good comics, and I decided I needed a space where I could highlight some of the independent work I’ve come across and enjoyed, both in web and print form—so arrives this column I’m calling “Small Pressings.”  This first installment is dedicated to Sarah Andersen, creator of Sarah’s Scribbles.
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Wolverine, Namor and Watcher Debate the Merits of Remaining Dead

This Nick Butch piece was sent in too late to iniitally appear with this week’s Line it is Drawn, but I’ve now added it to the post, but I figured I’d share it here, too.

Based on the therealAstrozac suggestion of

Wolverine and other dead characters promise to return

, Nick drew the following…
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Line it is Drawn Star Wars Editions!

A number of times over the years, The Line it is Drawn has done a number of Star Wars-themed installments.

Check out these Line it is Drawn Star Wars-themed galleries from the past!

Line it is Drawn #270

Line it is Drawn #222

Line it is Drawn #173

Line it is Drawn #114

Line it is Drawn #81

Line it is Drawn #17

Share Your Force Awakens Viewing Plans!

Hey folks, CBR is doing this cool article where they are collecting various stories from people if they are doing something special for watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I’m sure SOME of you out there are planning SOMEthing interesting, so share your plans!

Check it out here.

Deadline to Enter to Win Fred Van Lente Day Presents!

It just occurred to me that I forgot to put a deadline on the contest where you can win cool swag from Valiant Comics just by e-mailing me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com and telling me what your favorite Valiant comic book issue written by Fred Van Lente is. Everyone who writes in will be entered to win a chance at receiving one of two prize packages. The top prize is two Archer and Armstrong hardcovers. The second-place prize is an Ivar, Timewalker trade paperback. I will just randomly select two winners from the entries. This is a really simple way for you to win some cool comics, so you really ought to give it a try! Just e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with your favorite Valiant issue written by Fred Van Lente some time before December 11th at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. I’ll draw the two winners after that.

Go Chat With Fred Van Lente Now!

The chat is now open!

Go here to chat with Fred!

BONUS Comic Book Legends Revealed – Was The Wiz Almost Made Into a Comic Book?

I meant to feature this legend last week. Since NBC is airing a live performance of The Wiz tonight, I felt that it didn’t make a ton of sense to debut this legend tomorrow, so instead, this week you’ll get FOUR legends! The regular three tomorrow plus this bonus one today (I’ll also reprint it at the end of tomorrow’s column, for those who just check in with that column).

Did DC Comics nearly make a comic book based on The Wiz? Read on to find out!
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At Least Your Mom Isn’t Patsy Walker’s Mom

One of the things that surprised me about the new Netflix series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, is how they managed to adapt a part of Patsy Walker’s (“Trish” Walker on the show, although the name Patsy plays a major role) comic book background pretty darn faithfully, namely how terrible her mother was in the comics. So, just in case anyone was bemoaning dealing with dysfunctional family members this Holiday weekend, I figured I’d show them that at least your mom isn’t Patsy Walker’s mom.
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Vote For the Greatest Captain America and Deadpool Stories!

This December, we’re doing not one, but TWO countdowns, one for Captain America’s 75th Anniversary and one for Deadpool’s 25th Anniversary. I figured it would make sense to create a centralized post where you can find the links to vote in each of the votes.

Go here to vote for your favorite Captain America stories.

Go here to vote for your favorite Deadpool stories.

The Guide to the Guide to Comics

It was the most successful fanzine in history — and also the most controversial. Wizard magazine is approaching its twenty-fifth anniversary, and G. Kendall of Not Blog X is here to examine the creator interviews, industry news, scatological humor, and twisted Mego shenanigans that defined an era.
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House to Astonish Episode 138

Plenty of juicy comics chat for you this time round, with discussion of Fox’s two new X-Men TV shows, the upcoming Power Man & Iron Fist series, AfterShock Comics’ announcement of American Monster, DC’s new Wonder Woman digital series, and all the recent comings and goings on Marvel’s movies and TV shows. We’ve also got reviews of I Hate Fairyland and Uncanny Avengers, and the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe hasn’t worked out all the bugs. All this plus Marc Alessi’s crossword solving service, the canon of the Gruffalo extended universe and the weird soapy taste of the Inhumans.

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The podcast is here, or here on Mixcloud.

Or you can just listen to it right here:

House to Astonish Episode 138 – Captain Tarzan by Housetoastonish on Mixcloud

Let us know what you think, in the comments, via email, on Twitter or on our Facebook fan page. There’s also top-flight tops available at our fabulous Redbubble store.

Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods is the Best Comic I’ve Read All Year

By which I mean Daaaaaaag. This was freaking scary.  I peed a little bit, and I am not ashamed.  This book is pee-scary .

It all starts innocently enough…

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Joe Asks For Help for His Kiddos Again.

Hey, fellow comics fans! I’m Joe. Remember me? It is kind of weird if you do. I was with this blog in the early days and I said many opinions loudly. Still loving comics …feels like a golden time, honestly; I’m reading more great stuff with more variety than ever before.

I’m also a teacher. This year, for the first time in my 13 years at my school, I’m teaching 6th grade. Dunno how much you guys know about 6th grade, but it isn’t the easiest grade to motivate to read. Therefore, I’ve started a crowdfunding project at the wonderful Donor’s Choose website.

The majority of the materials I’m asking for funding for are books, and a lot are comics. This class has gotten super into comics, much to my relief and delight, but my monthly issues I give them fall apart pretty quickly. Sixth graders are mad destructive, yo, and not even on purpose.

This all being said, if you’d like to contribute, please go to http://www.donorschoose.org/project/sixth-grade-classroom-awesome-ification/1729960/?rf=link-siteshare-2015-10-account_projects_teacher-teacher_426351&challengeid=95771 and donate any amount you can. If you use the code “SPARK” at check-out, donor’s choose will match your donation, up to 100 bucks. Anyway, back to your regularly scheduled comics talk. I didn’t get to read this week’s haul yet, but I’m super pumped.

Thanks just for taking time to read this!

What if Cloak and Dagger Retired to the Suburbs?

Nick Butch did the following piece for the most recent The Line it is Drawn, but it was too late for inclusion in that Line, so here it is on its own!
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