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The Wrong Side: Green Arrow vs. Solomon Grundy

In this feature, I examine comic book fights that were particularly notable in the wrong side winning (or at least that the fight wasn’t won the “right” way). This really isn’t a big deal, of course, as it doesn’t really matter if the “wrong” person won a fight. But it’s fun to talk about!

Today, based on a suggestion by reader Brad P., we take a look at Green Arrow’s unlikely/”wrong” victory over Solomon Grundy.
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Drawing Crazy Patterns – The Many Dead Loves of Wolverine

In this feature, I spotlight five scenes/moments from within comic book stories that fit under a specific theme (basically, stuff that happens frequently in comics). Here is an archive of all the patterns we’ve spotlighted so far.

Like Daredevil, Wolverine’s loves tend not to have long lifespans. In this piece, I’ll spotlight five loves of Wolverine that have met untimely fates. To narrow the field a bit, we’re only talking violent deaths and women Wolverine cared for deeply (I could do a whole other column, and I probably will eventually, on murdered women who Wolverine just casually hooked up with before they were killed). NOTE: The above crying Wolverine is not from the death of one of his girlfriends, but it is just an awesome shot of him crying, so I figured I’d still use it.
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75 Greatest Joker Stories: #25-21

In honor of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Joker, we’re doing a countdown of your favorite Joker stories of all-time.

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 75 Greatest Joker Stories! Click here for a master list of all 75 stories.

Enjoy!
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Top Five X-Men/Fantastic Four Crossovers

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve one over the years.

As the rumors build that Fox might actually do an X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover in the future, I figured I’d spotlight the five best X-Men/Fantastic Four comic book crossovers over the years…

Enjoy!
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75 Greatest Joker Stories: #35-26

In honor of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Joker, we’re doing a countdown of your favorite Joker stories of all-time.

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 75 Greatest Joker Stories! Click here for a master list of all 75 stories.

Enjoy!
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Comic Book Legends Revealed #533

Welcome to the five hundred and thirty-third in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the first five hundred (I actually haven’t been able to update it in a while). This week, did the Beyonder really create the New Universe? Learn the strange origin of a classic Joker comic book story! Plus, discover the amusing prank that Bill Gaines pulled on the New Yorker!

Let’s begin!
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The Line it is Drawn #250 – Crossed Over Crossovers

Welcome to our weekly gallery of amazing art by our great collection of artistic talent, all working from YOUR suggestions!

Go follow Comics Should Be Good on Twitter (if you have Twitter, that is – if you don’t, you can go sign up). Here is our Twitter page… http://twitter.com/csbg. And here are the Comics Should Be Good writers who are on Twitter (the links go to the person’s Twitter account) – myself, Greg Hatcher, Chad Nevett, Kelly Thompson, Bill Reed, Greg Burgas and Sonia Harris

I update the blog’s Twitter account updates whenever a new post is put up on the blog, so it’s an easy way to keep up with the blog. In addition, I post new content on the blog’s Twitter account.

Now on to the bit!

So every week, I ask a question here. You reply to it on our Twitter page (just write @csbg with your reply) and our artists will each pick one of your suggestions and I will post their drawings based on your suggestions here every week. So every week you will have a new question and you will see the choices picked from the previous week. Here is an archive of all the previous editions of The Line It Is Drawn!

To qualify, you have to be following us when you reply – so go follow us and then give your answer to the following question/challenge (All suggestions due by 3pm Pacific Friday).

The topic is…

In honor of the current Star Trek/Green Lantern mini-series, team-up comic book characters with Star Trek characters!

Read on for the drawings that came about courtesy of the last question/challenge!

Crossed over crossovers! Name a famous comic book storyline and then name a comic book character from a different comic book company to star in that famous storyline! Darkseid in Infinity Gauntlet, Daredevil in Knightfall, stuff like that.

Enjoy!
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75 Greatest Joker Stories: #45-36

In honor of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Joker, we’re doing a countdown of your favorite Joker stories of all-time.

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 75 Greatest Joker Stories! Click here for a master list of all 75 stories.

Enjoy!
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Abandoned Love: The Death and Life of Cassie Lang, Ant-Man’s Daughter

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer while still acknowledging that the abandoned story DID still happen. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

This time around, we look at the death (and life) of Cassie Lang, the daughter of the second Ant-Man.
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75 Greatest Joker Stories: #55-46

In honor of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Joker, we’re doing a countdown of your favorite Joker stories of all-time.

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 75 Greatest Joker Stories! Click here for a master list of all 75 stories.

Enjoy!

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My comic book shoppe – Excalibur Comics

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Okay, so I visited Excalibur in September, when I was in Portland for the Rose City Comic Con. So yeah, this is a little bit late. That’s just the way it is!
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Abandoned Love: The Death and Life of Scott Lang, Ant-Man

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer while still acknowledging that the abandoned story DID still happen. Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of Abandoned Love. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

This time around, we look at the death (and life) of Scott Lang, the second Ant-Man.
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75 Greatest Joker Stories: #65-56

In honor of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Joker, we’re doing a countdown of your favorite Joker stories of all-time.

You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 75 Greatest Joker Stories! Click here for a master list of all 75 stories.

Enjoy!

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Review time! with Millennium

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“When I woke up this morning could have sworn it was Judgment Day”
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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 147

It occurs to me that it seems like many comic book covers are homages. Which is fine with me. I have no problem with it. It just made me think, though, how long could I go before I hit a week where NO new comic book was released that had a cover that was an homage to something? Let’s find out! Here is an archive of all the cover homages featured in the streak so far!

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