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Review time! with Miss: Better Living Through Crime


“They headed down south and they’re still running today”
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Comic Book Legends Revealed #549

Welcome to the five hundred and forty-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 Nightcrawler nearly Jewish? Was Nightcrawler nearly an Avenger? Finally, was Nightcrawler nearly Sabretooth’s son?

Let’s begin!
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The Line it is Drawn #266 – Characters Going Through Red Kryptonite Transformations!

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…

I just noticed we haven’t done this one in a couple of years. So it’s “What If…?” time!! You come up with the description for an issue of What If…? (whatever comic book company you’d like) and our artists will come up with what they think the end result of that What If…? would be.

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

Based on a suggestion from our own Xum, Bizarro Red Kryptonite has spread to the Multiverse! Bizarro Red Kryptonite works like standard Red Kryptonite, only it can transform ANYone, not just someone from Krypton! So suggest comic book characters that you’d like to see our artists come up with a bizarre transformation for! You can suggest a transformation yourself, if you’d like, as well.

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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – That Time Thor Talked to Captain America’s Spirit When Captain America Wasn’t Dead

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, based on a suggestion by Manuel V., we look at the time Thor talked to the spirit of Captain America when Captain America wasn’t actually dead…
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Follow the Path – Nick Fury Jr. and Agent Coulson

In this feature I spotlight changes made to comic book characters that are based on outside media. I’m sure you can think of other examples, so feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you want to suggest some other examples for future installments.

Today, based on a bunch of different requests from readers, I’ll feature who Agent Coulson and the African-American Nick Fury made their way from the movies into the comics…
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Review time! with Russian Olive to Red King


“Just help me through this moment after everything I told you, how the weight of their loss is like the weight of the sun”
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Review time! with Rexodus


“Wrap my leg around the table, I’ll make the trip when I’m more stable”
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Review time! with Silver volume 1


“Stick them in a casket next to mine, then we will see who is alive”
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Eight Dollars?! The Guide to the Guide to Comics

Are your trading cards worth fifteen cents or a full quarter?  Is your copy of Youngblood #1 properly bagged and boarded?  Will Ghost Rider ever receive his own action figure?  Find out in the latest edition of The Guide to the Guide to Comics. Continue Reading »

Review time! with Mike’s Place


“When people know they have no future, can we blame them if we cannot tame them?”
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Dreadstar December 2 or Another View 3?

I posed this question via a poll on Twitter (below), but I am considering doing another month-long daily posting series and wanted to see what people were more interested in. The two options are a second Dreadstar December about Peter David’s run on the title (with the first day being a longer post on Starlin’s final year on the title where he just wrote it since David only wrote 30 issues of the title total and December is 31 days long) or a third Another View about… well, I don’t know yet. Suggestions are welcome if you’d like to see me write about the same comic every day during January. So, vote in the Twitter poll, comment… and we’ll see which one I do.

Back in The (Sick) Day

Been under the weather this week, so we’ve been doing very little other than the bare minimum. Work, mostly. The coping mechanism for this has not changed in four decades… All I want to do when I get home is crawl under a quilt on the couch and read old comics. Mug of soup and toasted-cheese sandwich optional. Continue Reading »

Review time! with Louise Brooks: Detective


“I don’t know how much more of this I can take; she’s filing her nails while they’re dragging the lake”
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2015 Top 100 DC and Marvel Comic Book Characters Master List

You all voted (over 1,200 ballots cast! Wow!) and here are the complete results of your votes for the Top 100 DC and Marvel Comic Book Characters. Click on any character for a write-up on that character!
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Left Unresolved – That Time Kitty Pryde Went Missing and No One Seemed to Care That Much

In this feature, I spotlight storylines that have been, well, left unresolved. Click here for an archive of all storylines featured so far.

Today, we take a look at how Kitty Pryde disappeared in an issue of X-Men and was never actually “Found”…
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