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The Line it is Drawn #285 – Fools of April: Comedians as Superheroes

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 DC Comics’ new Rebirth, come up with a DC character that you’d be surprised to see get their own Rebirth title.

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

April Fools! Suggest a notable comedian to be drawn as a superhero! Feel free to choose which superhero yourself!

Enjoy!
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Knowledge Waits: Rejected Spider-Man Covers

This is the latest in a feature where I just share some bit of comic book history that interests me. Here is a collection of all of the installments in the feature so far.

Today we take a look at some rejected Spider-Man covers.

Enjoy!
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If Her Hair Was Still Red: Amazing Spider-Man #43

In this feature (of indefinite regularity) I take a look at all of Mary Jane Watson’s comic book appearances in chronological order (by date of publication). Mary Jane’s progression as a character fascinates me.

We continue with 1966’s Amazing Spider-Man #43 by Stan Lee and John Romita, featuring what happened AFTER Peter Parker “hit the jackpot”…
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Comic Book Easter Eggs – iZombie Brain Recipe Puns

In this feature, I share with you comic book related “easter eggs.” An easter egg is a joke/visual gag/in-joke that a comic book creator (typically the artist) has hidden in the pages of the comic for readers to find (just like an easter egg). They range from the not-so-obscure to the really obscure. So come check ‘em all out and enjoy! Also, click here for an archive of all the easter eggs featured so far! If you want to suggest an easter egg for a future column, e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com (do not post your suggestion in the comments section!).

On the CW show, iZombie, based on the Chris Roberson and Mike Allred comic book series by the same name, the main character, Olivia “Liv” Moore (who happens to be a zombie), eats a different murdered person’s brain every week. She then gets visions of their life and helps solve their murder. She also takes on their strongest personality traits. Brains, as you might imagine, do not taste that good, so Liv prepares them differently each week to mask their taste.

Well, in Season 2 especially (but I bet even in Season 1, to some extent), the brain recipes she uses tie into the person whose brain she is eating, in funny, often pun-driven ways.

Of the 17 episodes so far, I’m sure every one of them has SOME pun connected to the brains, but some of them are fairly light in the pun department (like for the episode where she eats a frat bro’s brain, she prepares it in nachos) and some of them I just don’t understand (I can’t piece together how a brain omelet ties in to a basketball coach). Here, then, are eight ones that I liked and that I know for sure were intended as puns…
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Flippin’ through Previews – April 2016

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It’s time to check out Previews #331, if you can handle it!!!! (And by “it” I mean Travis’s annoying commentary!!!!)
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Comics Should Be Good 2016 March Madness: And the Winner Is…

Who won this year’s DC/Marvel TV Superhero Tournament? Adam West’s Batman or Grant Gustin’s Flash?

Read on to find out!
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The Guide to the Guide to Comics – WIZARD #59 (July 1996)

 

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How did Superman avoid the long hair on his ‘90s animated series?  Who wears more clothes — Dawn or Wonder Woman?  What if Iron Man starred in a videogame and no one remembered?  Answers and more in this week’s Guide to the Guide to Comics!

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Comics Should Be Good 2016 March Madness: Final Round

Here is the finals for this year’s Comics Should Be Good March Madness.

This year, you’re picking which DC and Marvel TV superheroes are your favorite!
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Remember to Forget – That Time Batman Made Robin’s Girlfriend the New Robin to Make Robin Jealous

In this series we spotlight comic book stories that are likely best left forgotten. Here is an archive of past installments.

Today, we take a look at Stephanie Brown’s short-lived career as Robin…
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The Wrong Side: Punisher vs. Spider-Man, Daredevil and Wolverine

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 bcronin@comicbookresources.com. Don’t suggest a fight in the comments!

Today, based on a suggestion from a whole bunch of readers, we look at the time that the Punisher made Spider-Man, Daredevil and Wolverine look like a confederacy of dunces…
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Spring Exhibition!

As is traditional when the big Emerald City Con is approaching, I usually give this space over to my 6th and 7th grade Cartooning students to preview some of the pages of the comic they’ll be rolling out at the show. Continue Reading »

Abandoned Love: Daredevil is Matt Murdock! No, He Isn’t! Wait, Yes He Is! No, Wait, No He Isn’t!

Every installment of Abandoned Love we will be examining comic book stories, plots and ideas that were abandoned by a later writer without explaining that the previous story was retconned away. 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, we take a look at the roller coaster ride that is Daredevil’s secret identity!
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The Past Was Close Behind: The Illuminati’s Trial Run for Planet Hulk?

This feature spotlights moments, exchanges, etc. from older comics that take on a brand new light when read in concert with later comic books. Here is the archive of previous installments.

Today, based on a suggestion from reader Mark H., which he made years ago, before I even started doing this bit, we take a look at what might be considered a trial run by the Illuminati for Planet Hulk.
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Comic Book Legends Revealed #569

Welcome to the five hundred and sixty-ninth 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, was Mary Jane Watson almost UGLY? Was Peter Parker from the 1990s Spider-Man animated series based on Nicholas Hammond from the 1970s Spider-Man TV series? And how did the “Marvel Method” lead to Marvel having multi-part stories?

Let’s begin!
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The Line it is Drawn #284 – Celebrities as M.O.D.O.K.s!

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…

April Fools! Suggest a notable comedian to be drawn as a superhero! Feel free to choose which superhero yourself!

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

It’s still time enough for March MODOK Madness, so that’s the theme! Note that the official NCAA March Madness ends in early April, so so too does March MODOK Madness end in early April! This year, it’s suggest celebrities that you’d like to see drawn as MODOKs!

Enjoy!
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