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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Joe Kubert, and the issues are All-New Comics #10 and Black Cat #2, which were published by Harvey and are cover dated September 1944 and August/September 1946, respectively; Hollywood Confessions #2 and Son of Sinbad #1, which were published by St. John and are cover dated December 1949 and February 1950, respectively; The Hawk #2, which was published by Ziff-Davis and is cover dated Summer 1952; and Three Stooges #1 and Meet Miss Pepper #5, which were published by St. John and are cover dated September 1953 and April 1954, respectively. All of these scans are from Weird Horrors and Daring Adventures: The Joe Kubert Archives volume 1, which was published by Fantagraphics in 2012. Enjoy!
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Just an hour before my column about the ladies of the Marvel Studio movies went up, a column that in part lamented our lack of announcements on female-led films, we got an announcement about a female-led superhero film being developed.
But that announcement came not from Marvel Studios but Sony.
MUCH MORE RESTRAINED JOY.
It’s not rocket science. While Marvel Studios have been killing it with their films – and they seem to be getting better and better – The Avengers (2012), Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014), and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) are their three best films (except perhaps Iron Man (2008) which set us off on this incredible superhero resurgence in the first place) – Sony has been kind of the opposite of killing it.
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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!
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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).
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