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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – What’s the Deal With Hawkeye’s Hearing?

In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today, we look at the surprisingly complicated story of whether Hawkeye is hearing impaired or not…
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Rearranging the deck chairs: DC Rebirth titles, Week Five!

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So this week, DC ramped things up with … two (2) official “Rebirth” titles and one (1) new #1! It’s a smorgasbord of comics!!!
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Comic Book Legends Revealed #584

Welcome to the five hundred and eighty-fourth 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, how did Kevin Smith’s Daredevil run almost stop before it ever began? See the ending of the Ghostbusters II comic book that Columbia Pictures wouldn’t let be published! And did Stephen King use the Green Goblin in Maximum Overdrive without permission from Marvel?

Let’s begin!
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The Line it is Drawn #299 – 2016 DC/Marvel Amalgams!

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 for the next Line is…

In honor of the Line it is Drawn’s 300th edition, we go 300 years into the future! Suggest a comic character (or team of characters) that you’d like to see what they’d look like 300 years from now!

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

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Amalgam, “amalgamate” a DC character and a Marvel character

Enjoy!
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Abandoned Love – How Magneto Was Saved From a Return to Villainy in the First Avengers vs. X-Men

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without retconnng away the previous story. 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.

Today, based on a suggestion by reader Bruce E., we look at how Marvel abruptly decided NOT to reveal Magneto as a bad guy during the original Avengers vs. X-Men crossover mini-series…
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Paying it Foreword with Watching Time

My pal Rich Handley has a new book that you’ll be able to order pretty soon that is an unauthorized chronology of Watchmen, using ALL of the Watchmen stories (the original comics, the roleplaying game, the mobile phone game, everything) to give a detailed timeline of everything. I wrote the foreword for the book, while Duy Tano from Comics Cube wrote an essay in the book, as well.

Read on to see the book’s cover.
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Cool Comic Thing – Bret Taylor’s Superchicks

My buddy Bret Taylor has an art show debuting tonight in Vancover. It is pin-up style drawings of badass super heroines. Read on to see the flier for the show and some of his amazing pieces (including one where he shows the process in how the piece was made)!
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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 199

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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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 198

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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Review time! with Horizon #1 and 2

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There’s a new comic coming out tomorrow, so why don’t I let you know if it’s something you might like to read? We all dig that, right?
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Comic Book Questions Answered – Which DC and Marvel Characters Have Gone the Longest Without “Dying”?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at brianc@cbr.com). Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far.

Reader David L. wanted to know, “Which character(s) at Marvel and DC have been “alive” the longest without dying? Are there *any* who have been alive since their inception? If so, who? If not, who went the longest without dying?”

Read on for my best guess at the answer!

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Sunday in Duvall

Well, we didn’t get our weekend road trip as planned but we at least stole an afternoon to drive east out towards the falls past Echo Lake and see if we could find anything interesting on the back roads around Snoqualmie.

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Top Five Batman Elseworlds Stories

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

Batman has appeared in a bunch of Elseworlds stories, some of them really quite excellent. Here are the top five!

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The Wrong Side: Spider-Man (Miles Morales) vs. Blackheart

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!

If you want to suggest a fight for future inclusion in this feature, drop me a line at brianc@cbr.com or bcronin@comicbookresources.com. Don’t suggest a fight in the comments!

Today, based on a suggestion from a number of different readers (I believe Tom A. was the first one to suggest it – I think the issue was barely out before he wrote to me about it), we take a look at Miles Morales’ recent victory over the demon Blackheart.
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Check Out These Cool Four Color Trading Cards!

Four Color trading cards are back for a second volume of public domain superhero cards, only this time they also have some MODERN creator-owned hero trading cards, including Jame O’Barr’s The Crow!

The thing is already funded, but if you’re interested in buying some, check out their Kickstarter page here.

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