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Review time! with some self-published comics!

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Yep, I have some comics to review, from people just out there doing their things. Comics are awesome, people!
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Year of the Artist, Day 104: Jae Lee, Part 1 – Namor the Sub-Mariner #26

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Jae Lee, and the issue is Namor the Sub-Mariner #26, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated May 1992. Enjoy!
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Gimmick or Good? – Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #1-5

In this column, Mark Ginocchio (from Chasing Amazing) takes a look at the gimmick covers from the 1990s and gives his take on whether the comic in question was just a gimmick or whether the comic within the gimmick cover was good. Hence “Gimmick or Good?” Here is an archive of all the comics featured so far. We continue with the red foil covers for Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #1-5…

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Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #1-5 (published October 1993 to February 1994) – script by Frank Miller, pencils by John Romita Jr., inks by Al Williamson

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the first appearance of Daredevil this month, Gimmick or Good? will take a look at the five-part miniseries that reimagined ‘Ol Hornhead’s origins. The Man Without Fear marked Frank Miller’s return to the character he revolutionized after a six-year absence. In commemoration of this special event, each issue in the series sported a red foil embossed cover.

But what about inside the comics?
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…And the Superhuman Review – Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #4

Chad Nevett and I will be reviewing every issue of Before Watchmen through a discussion with each other. We continue with Ozymandias #4 by Len Wein (writer), Jae Lee (art) and June Chung (colors).

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Year of the Artist, Day 103: Mahmud Asrar, Part 5 – Indestructible Hulk Annual #1

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Mahmud Asrar, and the issue is Indestructible Hulk Annual #1, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated February 2014. Enjoy!
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Things That Turned Out Bad – That Time Captain America Fought a Villain Driven Mad By an Evil Black Man’s Hand

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In this column, I will spotlight plotlines by writers that probably weren’t a good idea at the time and have only become more problematic in retrospect. I’ll try to stick with stuff that’s more ill-conceived than flat-out offensive (like racist stereotypes of characters during the 1940s).

Today we look at the very poorly-conceived origin of Captain America’s Golden Age foe, the Black Talon.
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Interesting Survey About Sexual Harassment in the World of Comics

Janelle Asselin is doing a sexual harassment in comics survey. I recommend filling it out – the more responses she receives the better! She’s already received some fascinating information.

Here it is.

Year of the Artist, Day 102: Mahmud Asrar, Part 4 – Supergirl #1

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Mahmud Asrar, and the issue is Supergirl #1, which was published by DC and is cover dated November 2011. Enjoy!
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Abandoned Love: Remember That Time That Captain America Died For a Whole Issue?

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 Captain America’s extremely short-lived death from 2001…
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Year of the Artist, Day 101: Mahmud Asrar, Part 3 – She-Hulk: Cosmic Collision

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Mahmud Asrar, and the issue is She-Hulk: Cosmic Collision, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated February 2009. Enjoy!
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Comic Book Legends Revealed #466

Welcome to the four hundred and sixty-sixth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous four hundred and sixty-five. This week, did DC Comics really nearly have Jimmy Olsen die of AIDS? Did Hydra really appear in a Marvel comic years before either SHIELD OR Nick Fury? Finally, did Jim Davis really have a Garfield comic strip that was somehow offensive to veterans?

Let’s begin!

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The Line it is Drawn #185 – Muppet Mash-Ups!

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, Sonia Harris, Melissa K. and Ken H.

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 blog sketch artists will each pick one of your suggestions and I will post them 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 tribute to the passing of the Ultimate Warrior, team-up a comic book character with a famous professional wrestler. It doesn’t have to be the Warrior himself, but I’d imagine that it would be nice if he could appear a few times next week at the very least.

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

To celebrate their recent film, team-up or mash-up Muppets with comic book characters!

Enjoy!
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…And the Superhuman Review – Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #4

Chad Nevett and I will be reviewing every issue of Before Watchmen through a discussion with each other. We pick up following Chad’s year-long break from comic book blogging with Silk Spectre #4, by writer Darwyn Cooke and artists Amanda Conner and Paul Mounts.

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Enjoy!

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You Decide – Who Was the Best Silver Surfer Writer?

With the recent release of Dan Slott and Mike Allred’s Silver Surfer, we thought it’d be interesting to see which writer you feel has had the best run on Silver Surfer.

Read on for the choices!
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