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Rocket Raccoon’s Long, Strange Journey From a Joke Character to a Movie Star

I wrote an article for the main site about Rocket Raccoon’s nearly forty year journey from a one-off joke character in a Marvel black and white character to now being part of a major motion picture.

Check it out here.

Congrats to Kelly on Her Kickstarter Getting Funded!

And we even got it up over the last stretch goal at the last moment! Huzzah!

Congrats, Kelly!

Today’s the Last Day to Support Kelly’s Kickstarter!

I have not done a whole lot of promotion of Kelly’s awesome new Kickstarter project on the blog, if only because I figure that if you’re a reader of this blog, you’re already a fan of Kelly, so you don’t really need me to tell you to go support her Storykiller project, but just in case some of you haven’t done so yet, today’s the last day!

The project has already raised over $50,000, which is awesome. Let’s see if we can’t get it up to $57,000 (which is the next stretch goal)!

Here is her Kickstarter page.

Comic Book Six Degrees: Multi-Paul to Multiple Man

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). Last time was Glob to Globe. Robert E. was one of roughly six or seven people who got the connection in three moves. Here is how Robert connected the two…

Glob (Marvel) was in She-Hulk #17 with Batroc the Leaper
Batroc was in Avengers/JLA #4 with Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders)
Hawkgirl was in JSA #64 with Glob (DC)

Robert’s challenge is…

Multi-Paul to The Multiple Man

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)!

“Here, Yoo-man, Let Me Show You These Cool X-Men Cat Videos”

Wolverine Cat

Cyclops Cat

I think I dig Cyclops Cat the most.

Thanks to Rich Johnston for the head’s up!

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


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.


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