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CBR’s Top 100 Comics of 2013

Comic Book Resources’ annual countdown of the best comic books of the year is finished.

Here is the entire list, from #100-76, 75-51, 50-26, 25-11 and finally, 10-1.

A number of us Comics Should Be Good writers contributed blurbs to the comics on the list.

“The King and I” A Tale of a Fan’s Interaction with Jack Kirby

Jack-Kirby-and-MY-Captain-America-art

Our pal P-Tor (of Sanctum Sanctorum fame) has an amazing story to tell about how a piece of artwork of his ended up standing in for Jack Kirby’s own work during a publicity photo of the King!

Read the whole tale here.

The South Park Cast as the Rainbow Lantern Corps!

My pal Jason has been collecting sketches of South Park characters as members of the various colored Lantern Corps that befit each of their respective personalities. He was nice enough to suggest that I feature them here, so enjoy!
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The Watcher Harshes People’s Christmas Buzz

Chaz already had two pieces in last week’s Holiday-themed edition of The Line it is Drawn, so I figured I could hold off on his take on anaustincampion‘s suggestion of

taking The Watcher to task for not intervening during the crucifixion

until today…
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The Will Celebrates Christmas

Sean McFarland was too late for last week’s Holiday-themed edition of The Line it is Drawn, but you can now enjoy his take on rodtownsend‘s suggestion of

Saga’s The Will=Santa, Lying Cat determines truth about being naughty/nice. Child=Little Prince Robot


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Scrooge Gets a Visit From a Special Ghost

Nelson Flores already did this topic for last week’s Holiday-themed edition of The Line it is Drawn, so I held off on Nick Perks’ take on the same topic until now. So enjoy his take on Thiefofhearts‘ suggestion of

Scrooge being visited by Ghost Rider


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I’ve Picked the New Line it is Drawn Artists!

Thanks to all of the artists who tried out. Holy crap, you are all so freakin’ talented that it killed me to sort through them. “This one. Shit, wait, how about this one? Shit, wait, how about this one? How about this one?” Soooo many good artists. But I’ve made my picks. So if I haven’t e-mailed you by now, that I am sorry, but that means that I did not pick you.

Next week you readers will get to meet the new additions! Very cool stuff.

CSBG’s Complete Celebration of the Avengers and X-Men 50th Anniversary

Earlier this year, we celebrated the 50th anniversaries of the Avengers and the X-Men with a few features that I’m collecting here before the year ends (as Marvel is also celebrating the anniversary one last time with Avengers #24 this week with a series of Avengers and X-Men comic book cover homages).

Read on for our list of the Greatest Avenger and X-Men Stories of all-time, as well as a series of Cool Comic Book Moments involving the Avengers and the X-Men and a series of Top Five Lists involving both teams!
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Best Search Result That Sent People to This Blog Ever

As time goes by, Google is encrypting more and more searches so that websites don’t get as much information about how people got to their site through Google. However, a few un-encrypted searches still sneak by. And earlier tonight we received perhaps the best Google search result ever.

It is kind of messed up, so I’ll hide it after the break. So read on to see what it is!
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Last Reminder for the Line it is Drawn Call for Artists!

The deadline on this is the 22nd, so if you’re interested in trying this out, now is about the time you’d have to start, so I figured I’d throw up one last reminder.

I am looking to add a couple of new Line it is Drawn artists. So if you’re interested, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with two pin-ups attached (in jpeg format) by December 22nd. One pin-up should feature an inter-company crossover of your choosing (like Atomic Robo teaming up with Batman) and the other one should feature a comic book cover homage of your choosing (like Tony Chu holding his sister and crying a la the cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #7).

I will pick two or three of my favorites and they’ll be the newest members of the Line it is Drawn gallery in the New Year.

The pieces don’t have to be in color, but I’d probably recommend coloring them. Of all the people who have tried out for the Line it is Drawn over the years, I think I’ve only taken one or possibly two artists whose try-out pieces weren’t colored.

Feel free to include a link to your website, as well.

Line it is Drawn Call for Artists

I wrote about this on Friday, but I figured it made sense to post this again at the beginning of the week.

I am looking to add a couple of new Line it is Drawn artists. So if you’re interested, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with two pin-ups attached (in jpeg format) by December 22nd. One pin-up should feature an inter-company crossover of your choosing (like Atomic Robo teaming up with Batman) and the other one should feature a comic book cover homage of your choosing (like Tony Chu holding his sister and crying a la the cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #7).

I will pick two or three of my favorites and they’ll be the newest members of the Line it is Drawn gallery in the New Year.

The pieces don’t have to be in color, but I’d probably recommend coloring them. Of all the people who have tried out for the Line it is Drawn over the years, I think I’ve only taken one or possibly two artists whose try-out pieces weren’t colored.

Feel free to include a link to your website, as well.

Call for Line it is Drawn Artists

I have been meaning to add a couple of new Line it is Drawn artists for a while now. So if you’re interested, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with two pin-ups attached (in jpeg format) by December 22nd. One pin-up should feature an inter-company crossover of your choosing (like Atomic Robo teaming up with Batman) and the other one should feature a comic book cover homage of your choosing (like Tony Chu holding his sister and crying a la the cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #7).

I will pick two or three of my favorites and they’ll be the newest members of the Line it is Drawn gallery in the New Year.

For Friday’s Fred Van Lente Chat…

Okay, I am going to try to have it on Mibbit.com this year (thanks to Jake on Twitter for the suggestion).

I’ll give you all the channel on Friday. But before you can chat, you have to sign up with Mibbit. It’s free, but you do have to sign up (User name, e-mail address and password). I know that’s a bit annoying, but it’s better than the 10 chatter limit that Chatzy has.

EDITED TO ADD: Never mind, I’m trying something else instead.

Come Celebrate Fred Van Lente Day With a Fred Van Lente Chat on Friday at 2pm!

This Friday is Fred Van Lente Day! The man himself, Fred Van Lente, will be on hand for a reader chat at 2pm Eastern Time.

So just stop by the blog at 2pm and I’ll have a link to the chat room where the chat will be.

Deadline Extension for Greatest Christmas Stories Ever Told Voting!

I figure I’ll just put it up late tomorrow, so you have until noon (Pacific time) tomorrow to vote! I’ll just count the votes I have so far and then add in the late additions tomorrow before I reveal the choices!

You vote by sending your top ten choices to bcronin@comicbookresources.com (make the subject heading clear that it is about The Greatest Christmas Stories Ever Told Voting) by that time (you send your votes by e-mail, not in the comments to this piece). If you legitimately don’t think you can think of ten stories, I’ll still allow the ballot if you can think of at least six stories.

Please use your best judgment on what qualifies as a Christmas comic book story, but I think that it’s likely pretty evident. One note – for holiday anthologies, vote for the individual stories within the anthology not the anthology itself (so don’t vote for the 1991 Marvel Holiday Special or whatever).

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