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WEBCOMICOGRAPHY: THE CHAMPION CITY FIRE PAGES 6 to 8

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Webcomicography is a weekly article from Champion City Comics that goes behind the scenes of our webcomics to give you the complete story. The Champion City Fire is the first title we published and is the first to be examined in this series. If you missed part one then click here to read and click here to read part two.

Denny O'Shea is dead and now it is time for the police to investigate. Page six, which is posted below, gives us the first glimpse into the world of the New Ravenwood Police Department. Detective Al Savinni, the guy doing all the talking in the fourth panel, is the veteran detective and seated next to Savinni is Detective Ryan Foley, his partner. I like to mention food in some of my stories and a local Chinese restaurant was serving some great empress chicken when I was writing this story. I'm pleased to say that they still are, so I hope I didn't jinx myself.

The detectives are introduced and it is time for them to get to business. Page seven, which is p…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #80

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Comic by Bob Toben

KAV'S DVD REVIEW OF THE GREY

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A. 'Kav' Kaviraj is our resident artist and comic book guru at Champion City Comics. He loves to watch movies, and when they make him mad, he writes some of the best movie reviews ever.  


Ok so it's the guys who survived a plane crash trying to survive against wolf attack. Now, this should have been NO PROBLEM WHATSOEVER if they just armed themselves with jagged shards of the plane, stayed in the fuselage and picked the wolves off as they came in but NO! Instead their plan is to arm themselves with NOTHING and traipse off into the wilderness where of course they get picked off one by one. Then they make a line and go over a cliff to some trees. Unfortunately these are apparently flying wolves, as they are waiting for them at the bottom. We are also treated to the great realistic depiction of them being in the frozen wilderness but their breath is not fogged! Why is this so difficult for Hollywood to compute? It's obviously a sound stage they're on.

Then t…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #79

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Comic by Bob Toben

KAV & TONY BREAK IT DOWN: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #146 - PART II - PAGES 5 TO 8

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Kav and 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.

Last week, we started our review of World's Finest Comics #146, which features the story 'Batman, Son of Krypton'. This comic was published in 1964 and the writer was Edmond Hamilton and the pencils were done by Curt Swan while the inks were done by Sheldon Moldoff. If you missed part one then go here to read.

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KAV: These people are weird. Bruce and Dr Ellison speak like one sentence to each other then Dr Ellison invites Bruce to spend the night-then leaves! Some host. I hope Bruce was at least able to scrounge up some dinner. Then luckily for Bruce Dr Ellis is prone to expositional dialogue so he learns that this f**** destroyed Krypton!

TONY:…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #78

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Comic by Bob Toben

WEBCOMICOGRAPHY: THE CHAMPION CITY FIRE - PAGES TWO TO FIVE

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Webcomicography is a weekly article from Champion City Comics that goes behind the scenes of our webcomics to give you the complete story. The Champion City Fire is the first title we published and is the first to be examined in this series. If you missed part one then click here to read.

Page one introduced Donovan Page, a time traveling member of a group known as The Disruptors, and Denny O'Shea, a disgraced football player with a lengthy criminal record. Donovan Page has been assigned to kill Denny O'Shea because The Disruptors believe that they can create a better future by eliminating some notorious criminals of the past. The problem for the time travelers is that their technology is faulty and they can only travel to certain areas during a certain time. Page one set up both characters, and the purpose of the second page was to make the reader not like O'Shea.

Let's take a look at the original page two below.

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The page sets up O'Shea as a tot…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #77

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Comic by Bob Toben

CHAMPION CITY COMICS RETURNS JUNE 22, 2012

It has been a busy week for yours truly, and I'll be spending the next few days traveling. Champion City Comics will be updated on Friday, June 22, 2012. Thanks for your patience. See you Friday.

DOCTOR DEATH VS THE ZOMBIE - PAGE SIX PREVIEW IN COLOR

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Last week we showed you a preview of page six from the new version of Dr Death vs The Zombie. This week, we are showing an updated version in color. Joe Haemmerle did a great job.


COMICS FROM THE EDGE #76

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Comic by Bob Toben

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #75

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Comic by Bob Toben

DOCTOR DEATH VS THE ZOMBIE PREVIEW OF PAGE 6

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The creative team behind the re-launch of Dr. Death vs The Zombie has been working hard to deliver new pages. Page six has been posted, and if you read the original Dr. Death vs. The Zombie, then you'll recall that this page was the first page of the original series. The pencils and inks were done by A. Kaviraj, the artist for the original story, and he always does a great job, especially with details. Look at all three panels and you'll see why he is one of the best. Joe Haemmerle is working on the color and MaGnUs will add digital lettering.

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #74

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Comic by Bob Toben

KAV & TONY BREAK IT DOWN: WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #146 - PART I - PAGES 1 TO 4

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Kav and 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.

Kav has selected World's Finest Comics #146, which features 'Batman, Son of Krypton'. This comic was published in 1964 and the writer was Edmond Hamilton and the pencils were done by Curt Swan while the inks were done by Sheldon Moldoff.

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KAV: We see the splash-setting up the premise-as if the cover didn't already do that. Keep in mind back then DC would come up with a cover idea, then write a story around it-which may explain some of the incredible plot points they came up with...

TONY: Bruce-El? I can't wait to read how this craptacular tale unfolds.

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KAV: Superman has to leave an 'important experiment' with Batman to go observe 5…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #73

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Comic by Bob Toben

WEBCOMICOGRAPHY: THE CHAMPION CITY FIRE - THE FIRST PAGE

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Our third anniversary at Champion City Comics is approaching, so I've decided to share with our readers the story behind our webcomics. This will be a weekly segment where I review a page or set of pages from our body of work, so we hope you enjoy Webcomicography. Our first selection is the comic book project that launched this site, The Champion City Fire. I (TonyDoug Wright) was the writer and the pencils, inks, lettering, and color was done by Joe Haemmerle.
Eight years ago, I started working on my first comic book script. I had been inspired by some unknown force to develop a story and submit it to Marvel or DC to become the next big thing in comic book writing. Eight years later, I have worked on eight titles that are in comic book and webcomic format. I'm not the next big thing in comic book writing, but am very pleased to have been on this journey.

When I started my first comic book project, I wanted to write a crime noir tale that blended everything I loved about Bat…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #72

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Comic by Bob Toben

KAV'S SILVER AGE PARODIES - MORE FUN!

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Champion City Comics artist, A. Kaviraj, has plenty of Silver Age parodies to share with our readers.

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WEBCOMIC WEDNESDAY: UPDATE FOR JUNE 6, 2012

Champion City Comics is pleased to present another alternative comics selection from A. Kaviraj. This week, he presents Yucky Cur, a parody of Chester Brown's Yummy Fur.

Pencils and Script: Don Reynolds

Inks and Lettering: A. Kaviraj

Yucky Cur (Adult Language)

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #71

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Comic by Bob Toben

KAV & TONY BREAK IT DOWN: ACTION COMICS #295 'SUPERMAN GOES WILD' PART III

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Kav and 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.

This week, we are finishing our review of Action Comics #295 titled 'Superman Goes Wild'. Did you miss part one and two of this series? Click here to read part one and click here to read part two.

Action Comics #295 was published December, 1962. The writer was Henry Boltinoff, the pencils were by Curt Swan, and the inks were by George Klein.

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Kav: Superman usually flies around but whenever he's been a bad boy he walks the sidewalk so people can more easily shun him.

Tony: Wow, it's so convenient that Perry keeps green kryptonite chains in a secret vault in the basement. I'm amazed that Clark or S…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #70

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Comic by Bob Toben

THE CRIMSON MASK

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A. Kaviraj has been working as the artist for various comic books and one is a comic book version of the movie, The Crimson Mask. If you would like to see some sample pages you can go here to view A. Kaviraj's work. I've included a couple of images here at Champion City Comics, so click on each image to enlarge.



COMICS FROM THE EDGE #69

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Comic by Bob Toben