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Sunday brunch: Links for the week of 17-23 February 2013

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Comic Book Legends Revealed #407

Welcome to the four hundred and seventh 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 six. This week, did William Marston’s boss really have to order him to reduce the amount of times Wonder Woman was tied up with chains by 50%? Did DC Comics really try to stop a cricket company from trademarking the term “Batsman”? And who was the Peanuts character who was followed around by a cloud?

Let’s begin!

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The Line it is Drawn #127 – Superheroes Break Bad!

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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 9:00 AM Pacific on Friday).

The topic is…

Every fifty installments, this will be the theme! Mash-up a comic book character and a famous music album cover!

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

In honor of Cyclops and Uncanny X-Men #1, the theme is superheroes gone bad! Pick a superhero that you’d like to see our artists depict as a villain. What would Superman look like if he was a bad guy? Or Captain America? You get the picture. If they feel like it, our artists might even draw a villain as a good guy fighting the villainous hero (if they feel like it, of course).

Enjoy!

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3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode 051

Hey! It’s our 51st Episode!3 Chicks Blue Brown Final2sized

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN, DOWNLOAD, AND/OR SUBSCRIBE TO ITUNES NOW.

Inside this episode! Reviews of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s Powers: Bureau #1 as well as DC’s Katana #1 by Ann Nocenti and Andy Sanchez. We also spend a good amount of time talking about the end of Death Of The Family (spoilers, ahoy!) as well as the (totally unrelated) Orson Scott Card situation. To cleanse our palates we then interview the delightful Terry Moore, about Rachel Rising, the 20th Anniversary of Strangers In Paradise, what digital comics have meant for indie comics, and how he came to build Abstract Studios. 

Here are the breaks:

Review of Powers: Bureau #1 – 00:53

Review of Katana #1 – 12:40

Hot Topics (Death of the Family, The Card Conundrum) – 25:00

Interview with Terry Moore! – 55:19

Hodgepodge Talk! – 1:47:45

3 Chicks Review Comics is a podcast featuring female comics lovers and bloggers Sue from DC Women Kicking Ass and Kelly Thompson from She Has No Head! Tune in to CSBG every other Monday at noon as we review comics and discuss hot topics of the week. In addition to the blogs above, you can also follow us all on twitter as well: Kelly and Sue.  Special thanks to Nik Furious for our awesome 3 Chicks theme song.

*As always beware of spoilers if you haven’t read the books in question! Advance reviews are always spoiler-free!

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Committed: The “Batman On Robin” Exhibition (Warning: Explicit Imagery, for mature readers only, NSFW, etc)

This Friday sees the opening of an exhibition of original art inspired by the relationship between Batman and Robin at Mission Comics and Art from February 6th – March 3rd. The exhibition includes original works from 30 artists, including Ed Luce, Sina Grace, Beth Dean, as well as the curators; Justin Hall and Rick Worley. I spoke with Worley and Hall about the exhibition, and they gave us a preview of art which will be included in the show (which I’ve included below the interview.)

Please note that some of the imagery is of a graphic nature and will not be appropriate for all ages.

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3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode 049

Hey! It’s our 49th episode!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN, DOWNLOAD, AND/OR SUBSCRIBE TO ITUNES NOW.

Inside this episode! It’s our annual Bests and Worsts List for 20121! Tune in for our best covers, single issues, graphic novel, ongoing series, and more. As well as best writer, artist, and the creative team we’ll now follow anywhere! If that’s not enough for you, Special guest Scott Snyder drops by for an impromptu chat about Batman, Superman, The Wake, and more!

Here are the breaks:

Bests & Worsts for 2012! – 00:59

Interview with Scott Snyder! – 60:44

3 Chicks Review Comics is a podcast featuring female comics lovers and bloggers Sue from DC Women Kicking Ass and Kelly Thompson from She Has No Head! Tune in to CSBG every other Monday at noon as we review comics and discuss hot topics of the week. In addition to the blogs above, you can also follow us all on twitter as well: Kelly and Sue.  Special thanks to Nik Furious for our awesome 3 Chicks theme song.

*As always beware of spoilers if you haven’t read the books in question! Advance reviews are always spoiler-free!

Best Cover of 2012: Kelly's pick, Sue's pick.

Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 361: Batman #426

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. As it’s now December, I will be examining the LAST pages of random comics, so watch out for SPOILERS! Today’s page is from Batman #426, which was published by DC and is cover dated December 1988. Enjoy!
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House to Astonish Episode 92

A couple of days late, but better late than never, Paul and I have got just over an hour and ten minutes of chat for you on Marvel’s latest wave of teasers, Mark Millar’s new role at Fox, the expanded line-up of the Avengers, IDW’s latest mega-crossover and David Lloyd’s Aces Weekly. We’ve also got reviews of Non-Humans, Uncanny X-Men and Detective Comics , and the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe is the new Buzz Lightyear. All this plus the Avengers’ five-a-side football tournament, boob claws and the Secret Invasion point-and-click adventure.

Everyone who wears a monocle is automatically EVIL!!!!

We’re looking for your input too – let us know what you think of any of the things we’ve talked about on this podcast, including (but certainly not limited to):

  • Who are your hopes for the unannounced remaining members of the Avengers? Who should return, and who should get their first shot at the big leagues?
  • What have been the high points of the New 52 for you, a year into the relaunch? What books have surprised you, either by being better than they sounded on paper or by being disappointments?
  • What creators do you think have made big improvements in their output over the years, getting better from a shaky start (or recovering from a quality dip)?

The podcast is here, or on Mixcloud here. You can also find us on iTunes or via Stitcher.com (or their free iOS or Android apps).

Or you can listen to it right here:

Let us know what you think, either in the comments below, on Twitter, via email or through our Facebook fan page.

She Has No Head! – The Good, The Bad, and the Very Hilarious in Superhero Halloween Costumes

If you've got a cool $4,5000.00 you can have this replica Wonder Woman costume.

I’m exhausted and I love October, let’s do something fun!

What did I find when I started hunting for superhero Halloween costumes? Right out of the gate I’ll tell you I’m going to mostly avoid talking about the bizarre “super sexy superhero” thing because it’s just too easy, and also other’s have already done it before and better.  Although this new “sexy Robin” is almost as good as some of those we’ve seen in recent years – like “Sassy Ninja Turtles” and “Sexy Spider-Girl.”

Let’s start with something that’s actually kinda good.  You know there are bound to be a few Black Widow’s roaming around this year, and while many of the Black Widow costumes out there are complete shit, this one, which is a bit more pricey, actually looks pretty good:

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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 240: Batman #458

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be looking at four writer/artist duos, as voted on by you, the readers! This week features Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle! Today’s page is from Batman #458, which was published by DC and is cover dated January 1991. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 221: Batman #251

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be looking at four writer/artist duos, as voted on by you, the readers! This week features Dennis O’Neil and Neal Adams! Today’s page is from Batman #251, which was published by DC and is cover dated September 1973. This scan is from The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told, which was released in 1988. Enjoy!
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Committed: Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect of Metropolis?

In too many superhero books, architecture can be pretty low on the importance level for a lot of comic book creators. Naturally it depends a lot on the interests of the specific writer or artist, and once in a while, the environment looms large and becomes an intrinsic part of the story. More than context, a well-crafted architecture can become another character in the story, lending substance and weight to the superheroes world.

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Committed: Industrial design and the batmobile

The current Batmobile as a simple product design is representative of many aspects of our society. The way any product created for mass production and use is designed tells us a great deal about the manufacturing techniques, natural resources, fashions, aesthetics, politics, values, hopes, and fears of a society. Good fictional product design in films can do so to an even greater level, since it doesn’t actually need to be functional in the real world. If fictional products don’t emulate these values they risk becoming incongruous and ruining the context of a film.

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3 Chicks Review Comics – Episode 041

Hey! It’s our 41st episode!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN, DOWNLOAD, AND/OR SUBSCRIBE TO ITUNES NOW.

Inside this episode! We review Damon Lindelof and Jeff Lemire’s digital release Legends of The Dark Knight #1 and Brian Wood and James Harren’s Conan The Barbarian #5. We then have an awesome interview with Brian Wood – who had a crazy four title debut last week (The Massive #1, Conan The Barbarian #5, X-Men #30, and Ultimate X-Men #13). We talk about all of his books and lots of other great stuff. For Chick of the Week this week Sue chose fantastic cover artist Jenny Frison and I take the opportunity to make everything about Buffy The Vampire Slayer. We also talk about a special project I’ve got coming up which I know you’ll ALL want to hear about. :)

Apologies for the sound inconsistencies toward the end. There were some problems with my audio and I had to edit in post…but it’s not so wonderful.

Links! Mara Mini-Series, Ryan Kelly, Becky Cloonan, Fiona Staples, Rebekah Isaacs, Ming Doyle, James Harren, Ghost #0 Cover Art Process, The Girl Who Would Be King!

Here are the breaks:

Legends of The Dark Knight #1 – 00:45

Conan The Barbarian #5 – 13:22

Brian Wood Interview – 22:40

Chick of the Week (and more!) – 100:00

3 Chicks Review Comics is a podcast featuring female comics lovers and bloggers Sue from DC Women Kicking Ass and Kelly Thompson from She Has No Head! Tune in to CSBG every other Monday at noon as we review comics and discuss hot topics of the week. In addition to the blogs above, you can also follow us all on twitter as well: Kelly and Sue.  Special thanks to Nik Furious for our awesome 3 Chicks theme song.

*As always beware of spoilers if you haven’t read the books in question!

Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 165: Batman #110

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. This month I will be doing theme weeks, with each week devoted to comics from one decade. This week’s decade: the 1950s! Today’s page is from Batman #110, which was published by DC and is cover dated September 1957. This scan is from The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (the first printing), which I bought right when I started reading comics! Enjoy!
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