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COMICS FROM THE EDGE #46

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Comic by Bob Toben

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #45

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Comic by Bob Toben

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #44

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Comic by Bob Toben

ARTIST A. KAVIRAJ SHOWS OFF HIS WORK

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For over two years, A. Kaviraj has worked on projects such as Dr Death vs The Vampire, Dr Death vs The Zombie, Rapid City, Tales From The Futureand The End of Paradise. He recently took an image of his stack of artwork and his artistic implements. Enjoy.



COMICS FROM THE EDGE #43

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Comic by Bob Toben

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #42

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Comic By Bob Toben

WEBCOMIC WEDNESDAY: UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012

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We have been very busy at Champion City Comics with some comic book projects, and hopefully I will have some exciting news to share with everyone in the upcoming weeks. In the meantime you should enjoy the new look to our webcomic, The Red Devil. For you faithful followers, this is a departure from the strip format. The creative team is the same and we hope you like the new look to The Red Devil.

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.

Ch…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #41

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Comic by Bob Toben
Concept by TonyDoug Wright

Bob and I have been talking ideas for Comics From The Edge and he really liked this idea. Also, I hope you enjoy our comic because we are going to make Comics From The Edge a DAILY strip.

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #40

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Comic by Bob Toben
Concept by TonyDoug Wright

Bob likes it when I send him ideas for Comics From The Edge. This was something that popped into my head two weeks ago.

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #39

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Comic by Bob Toben

2012 SUPERHERO DRAFT SELECTIONS #21 TO #25

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Selection #21 - Nashville, Tennessee



Superhero drafted: Bishop

What the experts predicted: Banshee

Overview: Banshee might love country music and he was discovered in Nashville, but this city needs someone who can squash violent crime not only as a superhero but also as a detective. 



Selection #22 - Kansas City, Missouri



Superhero drafted: Storm

What our experts predicted: The Flash (Barry Allen)

Overview: Kansas City has a violent crime problem, but the city is oh-so-close to tornado alley. Let's go with Storm on this pick.



Selection #23 - Miami, Florida



Superhero drafted: Thor

What our experts predicted: Zatanna

Overview: Miami is for the beautiful people. This one is tough, so we'll give Thor the nod.  



Selection #24 - Lansing, Michigan



Superhero drafted: Cyclops

What our experts predicted: The cast of 300

Overview:  I've been to Lansing many times and I've been bored to tears every time. Cyclops is boring, but if you get him drunk, he'll help the Michigan State…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #38

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Comic by Bob Toben

THE 2012 SUPERHERO DRAFT: SELECTIONS #16 TO #20

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Welcome to part three of the 2012 Superhero Draft. I love comics and the NFL draft, so I decided to combine the two by  choosing a hero to defend the most dangerous cities in the United  States. Information was taken from the 2011 twenty-five worst cities for crime in the United States. If you missed part one then click here, if you missed part two then click here, and if you missed part three then click here to get caught up. 

Remember, I am selecting a superhero than can put an end to crime in  their city and can also be a major asset as their alter ego. The right  person has to be drafted and all decisions are based on a variety of  factors including geographical location, overall crime  issues, education, specific social problems, the history of the city,  and any interesting pop culture facts. Enjoy.

Selection #16 - Springfield, Illinois



Superhero drafted: The Flash (Wally West)

What the experts predicted: Ghost Rider

Overview: The Flash is a great selection for the state capita…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #37

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Comic by Bob Toben

THE 2012 SUPERHERO DRAFT: SELECTIONS #11 TO #15

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Welcome to part three of the 2012 Superhero Draft. I love comics and the NFL draft, so I decided to combine the two by choosing a hero to defend the most dangerous cities in the United States. Information was taken from the 2011 twenty-five worst cities for crime in the United States. If you missed part one then click here and if you missed part two then click here.

Remember, I am selecting a superhero than can put an end to crime in their city and can also be a major asset as their alter ego. The right person has to be drafted and all decisions are based on a variety of factors including geographical location, overall crime issues, education, specific social problems, the history of the city, and any interesting pop culture facts. Enjoy.

Selection #11 - Buffalo, New York



Superhero drafted: Professor X - Charles Xavier

What our experts predicted: Wolverine

Overview: Buffalo's major industries are health care and education, and since his Xavier Institute for Higher Learni…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #36

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Comic by Bob Toben

THE 2012 SUPERHERO DRAFT: SELECTIONS 6 TO 10

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Welcome to part two of the 2012 draft. We are now going to review selections #6 to #10, and if you missed part one of the draft, then go here and see our first five selections.

Remember, I am selecting a superhero than can put an end to crime in their city and can also be a major asset as their alter ego. The right person has to be drafted and all decisions are based on a variety of factors including geographical location, overall crime issues, education, specific social problems, the history of the city, and any interesting pop culture facts. Enjoy.

Selection #6 - Oakland, California



Superhero drafted: Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)

What the draft experts predicted: Aquaman

Overview: Citizens of Oakland, you should be pleased to know that I am making a great draft selection for your city that has a crime rate per 100,000 that is nearly triple the national average. If Al Davis were still alive then he'd draft The Flash purely based on his 40-yard dash time at the combine. If Billy…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #35

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Comic by Bob Toben

THE 2012 SUPERHERO DRAFT: SELECTIONS #1 TO #5

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Welcome to the 2012 Superhero Draft! I love comics and the NFL draft, so I decided to combine the two by choosing a hero to defend the most dangerous cities in the United States. Information was taken from the 2011 twenty-five worst cities for crime in the United States. My decisions are based on choosing the superhero along with their alter ego to do the best work in each city. Decisions were also made on a variety of factors including geographical location, overall crime issues, education, specific social problems, the history of the city, and any interesting pop culture facts. Enjoy.  

Today, we will review my first five picks in the draft. 

Selection #1 - Flint, Michigan 



Superhero drafted: Daredevil

What the draft experts predicted: Superman

Overview: Michigan has three picks in this draft and I was determined to make the best selections for their troubled cities. They are going to need a superhero in every city that is a one-two punch to fight crime. Flint has a homicide rate …

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #34

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STAR WARS ACCORDING TO A THREE YEAR OLD

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THE TRAILER PARK: THE RAVEN

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John Cusak plays Edgar Allen Poe, and the famed American writer, who must aid a Baltimore detective to solve a series of murders based on the works of Poe. Will this be awesome or will it suck? Discuss below in the comments section.

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #33

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Comic by Bob Toben

BATMAN: A SELF-RIGHTEOUS PRICK?

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I was asked to name my favorite superhero and my reply was Batman. For years, I have enjoyed the adventures of the 'Caped Crusader' as he battles crime in Gotham. Batman is a detective, a vigilante, a father-figure, and a hero. He is willing to put himself in harm's way to have right win in the end over evil. Batman has battled the worst of the worst and always finds a way to defeat his enemies despite the odds. Batman is a fascinating character and when a friend of mine labeled Batman as a "self-righteous prick", I did not disagree.

Of course Batman is a self-righteous prick. Does anyone disagree? If so then calm down and take a deep breath. Just follow the article below as I have a conversation in my head about The Dark Knight and why I agree that my favorite superhero is a self-righteous prick. 

Bruce Wayne's parents were murdered right in front of him, so he has every right to seek revenge as a crime fighting hero. 

This is a somewhat valid point, but …

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #32

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Comic by Bob Toben

WEBCOMIC WEDNESDAY: UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012

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We have an update to report to our faithful followers. Bob Toben, the artist for Comics From The Edge, sent me more pages for his alternative comic, Am I An A-Hole Or Is It Everybody Else? If you want to read Bob's comic, just click here.

Red Devil fans, we will have an update for you next week, but in the meantime you should check out a couple of wonderful images. First, we have a pin-up featuring the pencils of Erik Roman and color by Joe Haemmerle. Second, we have a variant cover designed by A. Kaviraj. Enjoy!


COMICS FROM THE EDGE #31

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Comic by Bob Toben

COVERS PROJECT: G.I. JOE #26

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By TonyDoug Wright
When I was reading comics in the 1980s I was interested in war themed titles like Fightin' Army, The 'Nam, and G.I. Joe. This was also an era when Marvel was generating comics for toys and G.I. Joe was part of that line-up with ROM, Transformers, and Micronauts. For some, these titles were nothing more than Marvel shamelessly peddling toys, but in my opinion, comics like G.I. Joe were well written stories with characters that had a great deal of depth.
The success of G.I. Joe was due to the creative output of lead writer, Larry Hama. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, an artist, and a student of martial arts. Hama's knowledge turned G.I. Joe into a legitimate title and he was involved with the comic for a twelve year span that included 155 issues. One of my favorite issues was G.I. Joe #26 which provided readers with a background of the enigmatic commando, Snake Eyes.  
This cover is wonderful because it shows the classified dossier for Snake Eyes fe…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #30

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Comic by Bob Toben