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LADY CAP: KAV'S VERSION OF CAPTAIN AMERICA

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Kav and I were discussing some Champion City Comics projects on Sunday, and we started talking about ideas for posting some different takes on superheroes. The idea of a female Captain America was brought up and within a few hours, Kav sent me his idea of a female Captain America. Kav named her 'Lady Cap' and I think she looks great. I also love Kav's title of 'Champion City's Battlin' Femmes!'


COMICS FROM THE EDGE #90

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Comic by Bob Toben

WEBCOMICOGRAPHY: THE END OF PARADISE PAGES 6 TO 10

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The End of Paradise

Writer: TonyDoug Wright

Pencils, Inks, and Lettering: A. 'Kav' Kaviraj

Synopsis: Nick Hamilton, a former small-time criminal, is on a serious revenge mission to kill Frankie Paradise, a notorious mob boss responsible for the death of an innocent man and his family. Joining Nick on his mission is Marshall Jackson, a weapons dealer, and The Kid, a teenage prophet and gun for hire. Nick, Marshall, and The Kid must take out Paradise's henchmen in order to get to their main target, Frankie Paradise.
Webcomicography is a weekly article from Champion City Comics that goes behind the scenes of our webcomics to give you the complete story. This week we are starting part two of our series for The End of Paradise, a crime noir tale of revenge. Did you miss part one and two of the story? Click here to read party one and click here to read part two.

OK, pages one to five established the characters of Nick Hamilton and Marshall Jackson. Nick is buying we…

VICTOR POZZI

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Victor Pozzi is the artist for Westwood, Naira, Naira 2, and The Captive. Victor recently sent me this picture of himself working on a project titled "Gárgola" (Gargoyle) at a Comics and Magna event in Olavrria, Argentina.


COMICS FROM THE EDGE #89

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Comic by Bob Toben

FRANK FROM BIG BROTHER 14 AS THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO

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Champion City Comics artist and resident guru, A. 'Kav' Kaviraj, loves Big Brother, so every Thursday he sends me a drawing of a cast member as a superhero. This week he has selected Frank.

This is what Kav has to say about Frank as The Greatest American Hero: "This week its Frank drawn as the Greatest American Hero-cause of the hair. I think Frank made a mistake this week-he and Mike Boogie wanted Joe-the veto winner-to work with them. Then when Joe wanted them to save his ally Jojo, Frank blew him off. DUDE! Now Joe has no reason to honor YOUR request if he wins Head Of Household, DUDE! I really hope it happens.

MAN OF STEEL 2013 TRAILER

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We deserve a good Superman movie and Man of Steel (2013) appears to be the movie that will wipe out the disappointments known as Superman Returns, Superman III and Superman IV. I'm doing my best not to go off on a rant, so let's stick to the Man of Steel trailer.

I was a little bit worried when I saw the trailer for the first time because I thought I was watching some sort of coming-of-age movie that blended The Deadliest Catch with Into the Wild. When I saw Superman flying then everything returned to normal. I really want to see this movie and we have many positives involved in the process. The first positive is that Christopher Nolan and David S.Goyer are involved with the story and those two have done a nice job with the Batman franchise. I don't know much about Henry Cavill (Clark Kent/Superman) but the rest of the cast is pretty solid: Kevin Coster and Diane Lane (the Kent's), Russel Crow (Jor-El),  Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Laurence  Fishburne (Perry White), and Mi…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #88

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Comic by Bob Toben

WEBCOMICOGRAPHY - THE END OF PARADISE - PAGES 1 to 5

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The End of Paradise

Writer: TonyDoug Wright

Pencils, Inks, and Lettering: A. 'Kav' Kaviraj

Synopsis: Nick Hamilton, a former small-time criminal, is on a serious revenge mission to kill Frankie Paradise, a notorious mob boss responsible for the death of an innocent man and his family. Joining Nick on his mission is Marshall Jackson, a weapons dealer, and The Kid, a teenage prophet and gun for hire. Nick, Marshall, and The Kid must take out Paradise's henchmen in order to get to their main target, Frankie Paradise.
Webcomicography is a weekly article from Champion City Comics that goes behind the scenes of our webcomics to give you the complete story. This week we are starting part two of our series for The End of Paradise, a crime noir tale of revenge. Did you miss part one of the story? Click here to read.

I had landed A. 'Kav' Kaviraj an artist for The End of Paradise and I sent him ten pages of script. When Iw rote the script, I was watching The Wir…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #88

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Comic by Bob Toben

JANELLE PIERZINA FROM BIG BROTHER AS SHE-HULK

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Champion City Comics artist, A. Kaviraj, is a huge fan of Big Brother. He's decided to draw the season 14 cast as superheroes and this week, he has selected Janelle. Why? Kav says, "This week I drew Janelle as She-Hulk. Reason? She's powerful, man! And, unlike the Hulk, who is basically a special ed kid on steroids, Janelle has a brain. She outwitted Mike Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy-he thought his strongest player was safe and the look on his face when Head Of Household Willie nominated the dude was priceless. Don't f*** with She-Hulk!"

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #87

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WOLVERINE AND BATMAN BY BASE BASVIC

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Last week, we posted Base Basvic's drawing of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and this week, he has given us his drawings of Wolverine and Batman. Check them out and enjoy.



COMICS FROM THE EDGE #86

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Comic by Bob Toben

WEBCOMICOGRAPHY: THE END OF PARADISE - THE SEARCH FOR AN ARTIST

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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. This week is the beginning of our series for The End of Paradise, a crime noir tale of revenge. TonyDoug Wright was the writer and A. 'Kav' Kaviraj did the pencils, inks, and lettering. To date, The End of Paradise has been our most ambitious project, and at this time, it is an unfinished webcomic that will be completed in the future or completely revised. What was to be a simple revenge story turned into a 138 page epic adventure into the criminal underground of New Ravenwood, Ohio.

When Champion City Comics launched during October 2009, we had one title, The Champion City Fire. The first Webcomicography series covered The Champion City Fire and you can click here to read the history of that webcomic. By the end of 2009, it was apparent that The Champion City Fire was dead in the water because Joe's work schedule kept him very busy.…

WILLIE HANTZ AS GREEN LANTERN

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Champion City Comics artist A. 'Kav' Kaviraj is a huge fan of Big Brother and has decided to draw some of the cast members of the show as superheroes. His first selection is Willie Hantz. Why did Kav draw Willie as the Green Lantern? This is what Kav had to say: "I drew him as Green Lantern because of his hairdo. He's trying to lie and say he's not related to Russel-haven't these guys learned??? Lies in the Big Brother house last about a week-then you're known as a liar. Criminy. The other guests are alreadyon to him! He looks exactly like Russel!"

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #85

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Comic by Bob Toben

WONDER WOMAN AND BLACK WIDOW

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Recently, we had a poll for fans to vote on what characters they wanted A. Kaviraj, the artist for Dr. Death vs The Zombie and Dr. Death vs The Vampire, to draw. The selections were Wonder Woman, Batman, Black Widow, and Captain America. Wonder Woman won the most votes with Black Widow coming in second.

Let's take a look at his drawings for Wonder Woman and Black Widow. 


I really like this drawing by A. Kaviraj because it is not the typical warrior pose we see with many professional and fan drawings. In this drawing, we have a view of Wonder Woman from behind while fixing her hair in the mirror, which shows a very feminine and human side to the mighty Amazon.

Baby got back. I'm a fan of how A. Kaviraj gives superheroes an alternative underground look as opposed to the typical tiny waist and giant bosoms. Kaviraj goes for the realistic look and I appreciate his takes on Wonder Woman and Black Widow.

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #84

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Comic by Bob Toben

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES BY BASE BASVIC

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Amateur and pro MMA fighter, Base Basvic, contacted me recently about submitting some of his artwork to Champion City Comics. Base had originally contacted me a year ago about working on a webcomic project, but sadly it never came to be due to a variety of issues. However, Base is back and he wants to share his work with the Champion City Comics Community. His first submission is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Enjoy.

KAV'S DVD REVIEW OF ACT OF VALOR

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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.  
This movie should be used in film school as an example of why movies using non-actors will always suck. The producers et al thought, 'Hey! Let's do a movie about the Navy Seals but we'll use REAL Navy SEALs! Genius!' The thought, 'Hey! Navy SEALs can't act' never entered their craniums. So there's bad acting in this one-LOTS of bad acting.

The dialogue is stiff and about what you would expect when non-actors make a movie. There are no natural pauses in the dialogue-just rapid fire delivery like they're reading a teleprompter. Even one acting class would have brought them up to speed on this but no, they didn't need acting classes, they're NAVY SEALS! It's also loaded up on the expositional dialogue and the voice over explanations t…

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #83

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Comic by Bob Toben

WEBCOMICOGRAPHY: THE CHAMPION CITY FIRE PAGES 9 TO 12

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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, click here to read part two, and click here to read part three.

Let's jump right in and read page nine posted below.

The Denny O'Shea crime scene was something that detectives Savinni and Foley did not expect because the murder took place in skid row, an area known for a high number of vagrant deaths. They were expecting some no-name bum and they could just send the body somewhere to be cremated because nobody would report the victim missing. Savinni and Foley are gathering evidence for the crime lab, but Foley makes an interesting discovery. A capsule is in O'Shea's mouth and that is going to be a major breakthrough for the detectives. I've been working on this comic for eight …

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #82

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Comic by Bob Toben

MORE OF KAV'S RULES FOR MOVIES AND COMICS

Champion City Comics artist, A. Kaviraj, knows all the rules for creating movies and comics. Today, he shares some more tips on what you'll usually find in your favorite comics and movies. 

You can always find a chainsaw when you need one.

Any lock can be picked by a credit card or paper clip in seconds-unless its a door to a burning building with a child trapped inside.

Television news bulletins usually contain a story that affects you personally at the precise time you are watching.

If you need to pass yourself off as a German officer, it will not be necessary to speak German. A German accent will do.

If the town is threatened by an imminent natural disaster or wild beast, the mayor's first concern will be the tourist trade.

The Eiffel Tower can be seen from any room in Paris.

When paying for a taxi, no one ever looks at their wallet, they just pull out a bill at random and stuff it at the driver.

When a car crashes it will immediately explode. I checked with the highway …

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

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Champion City Comics is having a cookout and enjoying some fireworks this July 4th. We will return tomorrow with more awesomeness.


A NEW POLL

Look over to the right side of the screen and you will see a new poll for Champion City Comics. A. Kaviraj, the artist for Dr. Death vs The Vampire, Dr. Death vs The Zombie, andRapid City needs your votes. What comic book character do you want him to draw? VOTE!

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BATMAN

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Champion City Comics artist, Victor Pozzi, asked readers what comic book characters you wanted him to draw and the end result was a tie between Captain America and Batman. Every week, we will ask readers what they want a Champion City Comics artist to draw and the poll will be placed on the right side of the page.

Here are Victor Pozzi's drawings of Captain America and Batman. I've added some comments and feel free to share your comments in the comments section. Enjoy! 

I like Victor's drawing of Captain America because he gave Cap a pistol. A great superhero needs a good offense and a good defense to be successful. I'm not saying that Cap has to be the Punisher and put a bullet in everyone's head, but sometimes a superhero has to show his enemies that he or she means business. Captain America is a soldier not a pacifist.

I like how Batman is slightly turned with a "You got a problem?" look on his face. Fantastic.

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #81

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Comic by Bob Toben