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WEBCOMIC WEDNESDAY: UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012

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Happy Leap Year! Today, we have a new panel for The Red Devil and two new pages for The Hell Fighters.  

As always, you can read our comicsin their entirety by clicking on the titles below.

THE RED DEVIL

Writer: TonyDoug Wright

Pencils, Ink, Color, and Lettering: Erik Roman & Joe Haemmerle

Synopsis: Dublin O'Darby (The Red Devil) is an international crime-fighter who works for Sebastian Coronado, the director of an organization dedicated to combating cartels of evil. Joining The Red Devil is teenage sidekick Charlotte Murphy (Kid Diablo). In the exciting first issue, Red Devil and Kid Diablo track down a dangerous ninja, Silent Noise, who has stolen a mysterious ring which once belonged to a diabolical group of demon worshipers known as the Order of Methalius.

Check out our latest panel where Red Devil and Kid Diablo decide to check out the stolen ring more closely.

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THE HELL FIGHTERS
Writer: TonyDoug Wright

Art & Lettering: Victor Poz…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #5 - METER MAID

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Art by Bob Toben
Ramblings by TonyDoug Wright
Parking enforcement: Angering people for over sixty years.

Read Comics from the Edge #4
Read Comics from the Edge #3

Read Comics from the Edge #2

Read Comics from the Edge #1 

KAV & TONY BREAK IT DOWN: ACTION COMICS #321 (PART II: PAGES 8 - 14)

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Kav & Tony Break it Down is nothing more than two long-time comic book readers making fun of the Golden and Silver Age Superman comics. We understand that these books were written for a juvenile audience but we could not resist reviewing these classics. Please note that no comic books were hurt during the review.

Tuesday means it's time for Kav and Tony to break down your favorite Superman comic books. This week, we continue our review of Action Comics #321 'Superman - The Weakest Man in the World'. This was published in 1965 and the writer was Edmond Hamilton, pencils were done by Curt Swan, and the inker was George Klein.

Did you miss part one of this feature? Click here to read.

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KAV: Chick says, 'We can be happy here in the LEAD MOUNTAINS'. Sounds like paradise. Brilliant.

TONY: Superman has a plan, an endless supply of lead, and a subordinate female sidekick who is stronger than Superman on this planet.This is the f…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #4 - BONZO

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Art by Bob Toben
Ramblings by TonyDoug Wright
The man with the organ grinder with the small monkey is a common image of the old-time street performer or busker. Bob Toben put a twist on the image by replacing the small monkey with a giant, menacing gorilla named Bonzo. Instead of the "Aw, that's sweet" image we have the "Tip us or get pummeled" image. Brilliant.

Read Comics from the Edge #3

Read Comics from the Edge #2

Read Comics from the Edge #1 

SUNDAY SONG SELECTION FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012: 'MY GENERATION' BY THE WHO

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'My Generation' is a classic in the world of rock music. My favorite performance of 'My Generation' comes from the 1967 set The Who did on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. If you know nothing about The Who and 'My Generation; then what you should know is that the band would end the song with some instrument destruction. The fans loved it and The Who decided to add some smoke and flashes to the routine for a more awe-inspiring moment. For this performance, Keith Moon, the band's legendary drummer, added explosives to his drum kit and the result landed the band in rock and roll infamy. This is fantastic stuff, folks. Enjoy.

KAV'S DVD REVIEW: ILLEGAL TENDER

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WHAT A SUCKFEST!

Should have known-it was done by the guys who brought us the ridiculous 'Hustle and Flow' about the hooker who becomes a pop star.

I can't even talk much about this movie-it damaged me so bad-but I will say they try SO DAMN HARD to be noir-but it all falls so flat. Some lady and her son, Wilson, are evading the people who killed her husband, Wilson's father. It seems like half the lady's lines are her yelling, 'WILSON!". Lame

Sigh-at the end they go and go to the bad guy's mansion and just shoot him. Why she didn't just do this instead of running for TWENTY YEARS is a mystery. Also there's this ridiculous scene where the bad guys come to kill WILSON and his girlfriend, who are hiding in the basement. Chick keeps screaming, "WILSON! WHY ARE THEY HERE? WHY ARE THEY SHOOTING AT US?!!!" Remember they are HIDING. Screaming and hiding don't go together numbnuts screenwriters. God it's stupid. DO NOT watch thi…

THE TRAILER PARK: THE HUNGER GAMES (2012)

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Welcome to the Champion City Comics Trailer Park. Every Saturday we will review a trailer of interest and give our take on the good and the bad.

The powers that be have decided to disable embedding the trailer, but you can watch it here
Synopsis from IMDB: Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match. 
Release date: March 23, 2012
Director: Gary Ross (Seabiscuit)
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: First Class), Josh Hutcherson (Journey 2), Elizabeth Banks (Man on a Ledge), and Woody Harrelson (Zombieland)
The Good: The trailer looks solid and The Hunger Games series was wildly popular, so this film will crush the competition at the box office. I'm reading The Hunger Games and after viewing the trailers, I am very impressed with the visuals and casting.  Also, I have read the the cast and director have signe…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #3

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Art by Bob Toben
Ramblings by TonyDoug Wright
Bob sent me this comic from his archives and it reminded me of the small black and white TV I had in my room when I was a teenager. Like the TV in the comic, it had the same shape and the same antenna. Ah, the days when you did not need cable or a silly digital TV converter box.   
This comic also reminded me of the ZZ Top video for 'TV Dinners'. Remember that video? 

FRIDAY FORUM: BRIAN CEE'S COMIC BOOK PICKS

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A trip through the aisles of my local hip library system, the one in which one branch in particular is helmed by comic-loving folk like me, landed me a freshly minted copy of Avatar’s Captain Swing & The Electrical Pirates of Cindery Island and the latest (and perhaps the last) trade of DC-Vertigo’s Scalped.

This here serves as your official review, or rather why you should purchase each of these two books with your hard-earned pay/ allowance/court settlement pay-out.

Right off the bat let me admit my fandom of Captain writer Warren Ellis: of all the 80s Brit icon comics writers, he’s my top dog. I may joke that I look like Morrison, and I’m game for some Gaiman, but Warren, all 7 foot-9 inches of him, is my guy: I picture him in some dank pub, double-fisting shots of Beefeater as he pours his cantankerous spirit all over the pages of Captain, a soft-cover collection of the mini-series of the same name. Not quite steam-punk, we’re in late 19th Century London where in real life t…

AN INTERVIEW WITH MATTHEW BOGART

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Article by TonyDoug Wright

It was sometime during the month of January when Pop Candy posted a link to Matthew Bogart's webcomic, The Chairs' Hiatus. This rock and roll webcomic caught my attention immediately because I love rock music and comics. The story follows the life of Mary Sozer, a has-been rock star who is trying to get her life together following the painful break-up of her band, The Chairs. Mary's recovery period comes to a halt when her former band mate, Nel, comes to visit.

I wrote a review of The Chairs' Hiatus and decided to see if Matthew Bogart wanted to do an interview for Champion City Comics. He agreed and I am very thankful. Please enjoy the interview.

Matt, please introduce yourself to all the good kids at Champion City Comics.

I’m a cartoonist living in Portland Oregon. Last year I published a digital / print graphic novel called The Chairs’ Hiatus (it’s a free read on my website).

I’ve been away from comics for a long time and I’m super excite…

WEBCOMIC WEDNESDAY: UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012

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Happy Wednesday! Today, we have a new panel for The Red Devil. 

As always, you can read The Red Devil in its entirety by clicking on the title below.

THE RED DEVIL

Writer: TonyDoug Wright

Pencils, Ink, Color, and Lettering: Erik Roman & Joe Haemmerle

Synopsis: Dublin O'Darby (The Red Devil) is an international crime-fighter who works for Sebastian Coronado, the director of an organization dedicated to combating cartels of evil. Joining The Red Devil is teenage sidekick Charlotte Murphy (Kid Diablo). In the exciting first issue, Red Devil and Kid Diablo track down a dangerous ninja, Silent Noise, who has stolen a mysterious ring which once belonged to a diabolical group of demon worshipers known as the Order of Methalius.

Check out our latest panel where Red Devil checks in with the boss, Sebastian Coronado.

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COMICS FROM THE EDGE #2

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Comic by Bob Toben


Ramblings by TonyDoug Wright
When I saw this comic from Bob Toben, I immediately thought of my son because he enjoys having my wife or I read stories to him by Dr. Seuss like The Cat in the Hat and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. As a parent, it is nice to see your children enjoying the stories you read as a child. I grew up reading the works of Dr. Seuss, Charles Schultz, and Shel Silverstein. I don't know if you can list a better trio. Man, those guys were great. I don't know if I could list a contemporary trio on the same level. Can you? If so, then leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

KAV & TONY BREAK IT DOWN: ACTION COMICS #321 (PART I: PAGES 1 to 7)

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Kav & Tony Break it Down is nothing more than two long-time comic book readers making fun of the Golden and Silver Age Superman comics. We understand that these books were written for a juvenile audience but we could not resist reviewing these classics. Please note that no comic books were hurt during the review.

Tuesday means it's time for Kav and Tony to break down your favorite Superman comic books. This week, we continue a review of Action Comics #321 'Superman - The Weakest Man in the World'. This was published in 1965 and the writer was Edmond Hamilton, pencils were done by Curt Swan, and the inker was George Klein

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KAV: In this premise splash we see Superman thinking how humiliating it is to be tossed by kids. Why he gets humiliated by the actions of others is odd-I only get humiliated when I do something dumb. He needs to read some Epictetus, man.

TONY: I'm sure the kids in this panel will one day reminisce abo…

WEBCOMIC REVIEWERS NEEDED

We are looking for writers to submit webcomic reviews on a weekly basis. Individuals that are interested should email TonyDoug Wright with a writing sample attached to the email. If you do not have a sample then write up a mock review for us to examine. We'll review your work and get back with you in 24 to 48 hours.

What you need to know:

1. We do not pay writers for their work because we do not have the funds available.

2. All submissions must be sent as a DOC attachment.

3. We have 300 to 1,000 visitors to our site daily.

I can answer any additional questions and thanks for your interest.

Sincerely,

TonyDoug Wright
Owner and Editor at Champion City Comics

CHAMPION CITY COMICS - COMICS FROM THE EDGE

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Bob Toben has sent Champion City Comics some single-panel comics for us to use and we are pleased to announce that we'll have Bob's comics posted three times a week.




Commentary by TonyDoug Wright
This was the first comic Bob sent to me and it immediately reminded me of the problems I've had with solicitors in the past. I am willing to help out the less fortunate, but it's frustrating when someone sticks a can in my face and asks for a donation because it's a lose-lose situation. If you put money in their can then they expect double or triple the amount. If you don't put money in their can then they give you the death stare or yell at you. 

I used to live in a neighborhood where door-to-door soliciting was a major problem. My wife and I placed a NO SOLICITING sign on the door and they still knocked. When we pointed out the sign they claimed they were not soliciting but were informing people of a new business. If that's the case then put a pamphlet or a flyer …

SUNDAY SONG SELECTION FOR FEBRUARY 19, 2012: 'PEACHES' BY THE PRESIDENTS OF THE USA

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Tomorrow is Presidents' Day in the USA and to celebrate, our Sunday Song Selection is 'Peaches' by The Presidents of the United States of America.



THE TRAILER PARK: ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER

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Welcome to the Champion City Comics Trailer Park. Every Saturday we will review a trailer of interest and give our take on the good and the bad.

This week, we are reviewing Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter trailer.



Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Release date June 22, 2012)

Overview from IMDB: President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers. 

Director: Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted)


Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead (The Thing), Dominic Cooper (Captain America), and Benjamin Walker (The War Boys).

The Good: I'll give novelist Seth Grahame-Smith an "A" for coming up with this concept. Hollywood jumped all over this novel when it was published in 2010 and within two years of the publication, we have ourselves a movie that's produced by Tim Burton. People love vampires and the Civil War. I consider these fans as the 'Trekkies' of the horror and history communities.…

WEBCOMIC WEDNESDAY: UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012

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Happy Wednesday! Today, we have two new panels for The Red Devil and stay tuned to Champion City Comics tomorrow and Friday for two new webcomics to debut! You won't be disappointed.

As always, you can read The Red Devil in its entirety by clicking on the title below.

THE RED DEVIL

Writer: TonyDoug Wright

Pencils, Ink, Color, and Lettering: Erik Roman & Joe Haemmerle

Synopsis: Dublin O'Darby (The Red Devil) is an international crime-fighter who works for Sebastian Coronado, the director of an organization dedicated to combating cartels of evil. Joining The Red Devil is teenage sidekick Charlotte Murphy (Kid Diablo). In the exciting first issue, Red Devil and Kid Diablo track down a dangerous ninja, Silent Noise, who has stolen a mysterious ring which once belonged to a diabolical group of demon worshipers known as the Order of Methalius.

Check out our latest panels as Silent Noise and Red Devil part ways...for now.

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KAV & TONY BREAK IT DOWN: SUPERMAN #194 'THE DEATH OF LOIS LANE' (PAGES 9 TO 14)

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Kav & Tony Break it Down is nothing more than two long-time comic book readers making fun of the Golden and Silver Age Superman comics. We understand that these books were written for a juvenile audience but we could not resist reviewing these classics. Please note that no comic books were hurt during the review.

Tuesday means it's time for Kav and Tony to break down your favorite Superman comic books. This week, we continue a review of Superman #194 'The Death of Lois Lane'. This was published in 1967 and the writer was Otto Binder, pencils were done by Curt Swan, and the inker was George Klein. Did you miss part one and part two of this review? Click here to read part one. Click here to read part two.


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KAV: Check out Luthor's closet numbering system. Is this Luthor or Bizzaro Luthor??? His plan kicks into high gear with the most complicated twisted scenario ever scripted- but Luthor is the Orson Welles of acting and pulls it off easily.

TONY: I love how …

WEBCOMIC REVIEW: THE CHAIRS' HIATUS BY MATTHEW BOGART

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I love webcomics and indie rock. When I discovered The Chairs' Hiatus by Matthew Bogart, I was very pleased to see something that combined my two loves. It was like the moment when the universe came together at the right moment and put the peanut butter and chocolate together. 

The Chairs' Hiatus follows a young lady named Mary Sozer who was one-half of a successful indie rock duo. Instead of living the successful indie rocker hipster lifestyle in Brooklyn, Mary is making a living selling t-shirts out of her apartment and slowly coming to terms with her status as a "has been". Her life changes when her former band mate, Nel, shows up with their 'Pete Best' original drummer, Jen, for a reunion of sorts. The reader soon discovers what drove The Chairs apart and how a reunion between Mary and Nel is very complicated.

The Chairs' Hiatus by Matthew Bogart is a great webcomic for fans looking for a "slice of life" story with a little bit of rock and …

SUNDAY SONG SELECTION FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012 'I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE' BY ROKY ERICKSON

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Sunday is a day of rest at Champion City Comics but every Sunday we feature a song selection for our dedicated readers. Today's selection is 'I Walked With A Zombie' by Roky Erickson. Why? The Walking Dead returns tonight on AMC so this will get you in the mood.

THE TRAILER PARK: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2012)

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Welcome to the Champion City Comics Trailer Park. Every Saturday we will review a trailer of interest and give our take on the good and the bad.

This week, we are reviewing TheAmazing Spider-Man trailer.



The Amazing Spider-Man (Release date - July 3, 2012)

Overview from IMBD: Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner.

Director: Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer)

Starring: Emma Stone (Easy A), Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), Martin Sheen (Spawn - That's right! I will never forget that god awful movie),  Rhys Ifans (Anonymous), Dennis Leary (The guy who stole Bill Hicks' routine), and Sally Field (Smokey and The Bandit).

The Good: Joel Schumacher and Michael Bay are not affiliated with this project. The cast looks pretty good and we have a fairly decent choice in director with Marc Webb.

The Bad: This is one of tho…

AN INTERVIEW WITH DAN DOMINGUEZ & JIM LOVEALL - THE CREATORS OF CELEBRITIES!!

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Interview by TonyDoug Wright

Dan Dominguez, Jim Loveall, and Joe Gressis are the creators of the zany webcomic, Celebrities!Their webcomic pokes fun at those wonderful thespians who live and play in La-La Land (aka Hollywood). They update their site weekly and I highly recommend this webcomic for fans of pop culture and offbeat humor.

Dan and Jim were kind enough to answer some questions via email. Apparently, Joe was too cool for school or locked up abroad.  

Tell the good kids at Champion City Comics a little about yourselves.

Dan: My name is Dan. Hey everyone. I was sad in middle school then funny in high school then sad in college and now I'm happy. I write a bunch of stuff. I've got a web series coming out in April on YouTube, one of their new original programming channels, where I make jokes about Gossip Girl. It's way anime, a hybrid show like Roger Rabbit live action and cartoon. Way stoked about it. I live in Los Angeles. We have a lot of air pollution. It will…

WEBCOMIC WEDNESDAY: UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 8, 2012

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Greetings! This week, we have updates for Dr Death vs The Zombie, Red Devil, and The Burning Blade. Once again, you'll notice that when you click the title of the webcomics below that some titles have an option for reading them at Drunk Duck. 

We're glad you enjoy our titles and be sure to stop by our site daily for news, reviews, webcomic reviews, and much more.

Click on the titles to read the webcomics in their entirety.


DOCTOR DEATH VS THE ZOMBIE

Writer: TonyDoug Wright

Artist and Letterer: A. Kaviraj

Dr. Death character based on the story Dr Death vs The Vampire by Aaron Schutz

Champion City Comics is pleased to present the exciting conclusion to Dr Death vs The Vampire. Dr. Death has taken refuge in Las Vegas following a brutal encounter with a vampire clan. However, his refuge is short-lived due to the presence of a zombie that is terrorizing the city.

This week, Dr. Death, Shade, and Phreaker decide what to do following their victory. 






THE RE…