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COMICS FROM THE EDGE #137

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Here is another great comic strip by Bob Toben. Car humor is always appreciated at Champion City Comics.

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #136

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After a long absence, Bob Toben has returned with another delightful addition to Comics From The Edge.

BLACK CANARY PIN UP BY A. KAVIRAJ

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Our resident artist and comic book guru, A. Kaviraj, has delivered yet another great piece of artwork. This pin-up of Black Canary is fun and all I can say is, "Baby got back".

SWITCHBLADE GUNSMITH AT KICKSTARTER

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Johnny Jaye is a friend at Champion City Comics and his Switchblade Gunsmith is currently looking for backers at Kickstarter. Click here to view their page. For those of you not familiar with Kickstarter, it is a site where comic book creators pitch their stories to the public and earn donations for their projects.


THE ABSURDITY OF SUPERHERO COSTUMES

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Ok let's talk about some absurd superhero costumes. We are supposed to believe that Superman is unidentifiable because he wears glasses, and Green Lantern as well because he has on an eye mask. Supergirl wore a wig, so does this mean that if Superman had a band aid on his face he would be unrecognizable?

'Hello Lois.'

'Who are you???'

'I'm sorry-let me take off this band aid'.

'Oh! Superman! I didn't recognize you with that band aid!'

People in the comics world seem to be suffering from some kind of facial recognition brain disorder. The worst is Wonder Woman. She looks the exact same as Diana Prince but no one knows she's Wonder Woman? WTF?

A really absurd costume is Yellow Jacket's:

 Why someone would block his peripheral vision with a getup like that and go fight crime is a mystery.

Another absurdity is why superhero chicks find it necessary to stick out their butt when they fight. The men don't do that.





What if th…

PERSPECTIVE (ADULT LANGUAGE AND VIOLENCE)

Writer: Darrin O'Toole

Pencils and Ink: A. Kaviraj

Lettering: Magnus

Check out the latest noir thriller!

Perspective

COVERS PROJECT: DETECTIVE COMICS #371

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Our resident artist and comics guru, A. Kaviraj, likes to send me comic book covers for posting. Last week he sent me Detective Comics #371 from 1968 which features Batman fighting a group of thugs while Batgirl faces a major problem of her own. I think it is good to post this cover because Gail Simone, the writer of Batgirl, was recently notified via e-mail that she was no longer working on the title. Ouch!

A GREAT REVIEW OF THE AMAZING MISTER X

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The Amazing Mister X is an anthology of stories inspired by the 1940s superhero. Darrin O'Toole and our very own A. Kaviraj and Magnus won second prize for a competition that resulted in this anthology. The Amazing Mister X is getting some good press and Down The Tubes has a great review. 

Here is an excerpt: The book then goes on to publish the strip by the Dundee Comics Prize winner, Steve Marchant, which Chris says "undercuts the tome of the usual superhero story with a playful satire on the mythology of the superhero". Personally I prefer the Darren O'Toole written and A Kaviraj illustrated runner-up strip (above) which sets the scene for a potential ongoing series that the actual winner did not, while the other runner-up, Gavin Boyle, presents an amusing Scottish themed tongue-in-cheek version of the character. A further 11 stories from the competition cover a multitude of styles and ideas, some rather more interesting than others, giving a total of 14 new strip…

JEFFREY BROWN AND TALES FROM THE VOID

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Jeffrey Brown is a comic book artist and writer. His works include The Incredible Change-Bots and Darth Vader & Son. Jeffrey sent A. Kaviraj, the artist for Tales From The Void, a sketch this week that was inspired by Tales From The Void. This is fantastic!


ORDER YOUR COPY OF THE AMAZING MISTER X

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The Amazing Mister X has been printed and you need to pick up a copy of this fantastic comic book. Back in October we posted a story about how Kav, Darrin O'Toole, and Magnus won second place with this comic, we'd love for you to grab a copy, so click this link to order The Amazing Mister X .

A COMICBOOK MESSAGE FROM STAN LEE

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COMICS FROM THE EDGE #135

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COMIC BY BOB TOBEN


Here is a little Christmas humor from our very own Bob Toben.

COVERS PROJECT: JIMMY OLSEN #79

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Our resident artist and comic book guru, A. 'Kav' Kaviraj, sends me images of comic book covers for posting, and his most recent selection is the 1964 release Jimmy Olsen #79. Titled 'The Red-Headed Beatle of 1000 BC', we see Jimmy playing some sort of horn to a crowd of Dorthy Hamill clones. Awesome.


MEGAMAN BY JOE HAEMMERLE

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I'm showcasing the work of Champion City Comics artists, and today we have Megaman by Joe Hammerle.


A URITORCO PREVIEW BY VICTOR POZZI

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Champion City Comics artist and writer, Victor Pozzi, has submitted another preview of his upcoming webcomic titled Uritorco. If you missed the first pages he submitted then click here to view. Enjoy.


WHY WE CREATE

I met a girl recently who saw one of my drawings and said, “Wow, you must have a lot of free time.” I took offense to this, not because it implies I’m just sitting around with nothing to do and think to myself "Maybe I’ll draw a picture". I took offense to the logic of it. All time is free time. This is your life, you only get one, and you decide what you do with it. After you’ve satisfied the human needs for food and shelter, and companionship and belonging and blah blah blah, the rest of your day is up to you. You can choose to follow national sports, be a bird watcher, have a huge family, or watch television. Some people choose art and, specifically, to create comic books. Why is that?

“One night I lay in bed, and I hear Momma and Papa talking. I hear Papa tell Mama, ‘Let that boy boogie woogie. Because it’s in him, and it’s got to come out.” – John Lee Hooker 
Artists draw because they can’t not draw. They draw on napkins, grocery lists, homework sheets, steamy …