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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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Hulk 2099 vs. Batman Beyond and The Contest of Champions Cover Homages!

The CBR mail server went down earlier today so I was unable to access my CBR mail for a while, so I missed out on adding Fernando Pinto’s piece until way late, so I figured I’d give it his own post, along with Brendan Tobin’s late piece!

Enjoy!
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What Did You Think About the Flash Promo Spot?

Towards the end of Wednesday night’s fun finale of the Arrow, the CW debuted their promo for the new Flash series that is coming to the CW on Tuesday nights this Fall.

I really liked it. I love how they are making Barry Allen a joyful character. It is a smart choice and it is very impressive to see how they’re willing to avoid using the same tone for all of their series. Where Arrow can successfully pull off the darker vibe (although, as this season shows, he can also pull off the heroic vibe, as well), that’s not Barry Allen – not even with his new, darker origins courtesy of Flash Rebirth. And the producers are not going that route, which is great. Plus, isn’t it nice to see someone ENJOYING having superpowers? It really captures the unique appeal of HAVING powers like the Flash’s if the hero himself is pumped about his powers.

And the costume looks okay so far!

Barbie Was Ahead of the Selfie Game…

Barbie was ahead of the game when it came to taking selfies, as shown by this 1995 issue of her self-titled comic book…

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Matt Kindt Has a Thing About Paper

Reading last week’s books, I found an amusing bit in two comics released last week from writer Matt Kindt.

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