Thursday, October 31, 2013

DR. STRANGE GIVES THEM THE BIRD!

Comic book artist and comic book guru, Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj enjoys looking over his old comics for something incredibly cool to share with the good kids at Champion City Comics. He's found something really interesting featuring Dr. Strange. 

Kav's relentless peering over old Silver Age tales has revealed a major milestone! From Strange Tales #122 comes Dr Strange using a most forbidden mystical hand gesture! That's right folks, he's FLIPPING OFF the dreaded GOLGOL! Thus banishing the poor confused creature FOREVER!!!!!

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WEBCOMIC WEDNESDAY: THE COMPLETE RED DEVIL WEBCOMIC IS AT TAPASTIC

We are pleased to announce that our action packed webcomic series titled The Red Devil has ended its first episode at Tapastic. Don't fear, faithful fans, because we have another episode in development that is just as awesome. The Red Devil is a pulp comic that is written by Tony Wright and features the artwork of Joe Haemmerle and Erik Roman. Enjoy!


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

THE MIGHTY THOR REPAIRS HIS HAMMER

Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj sent me a scanned page from Journey Into Mystery #120 which was a 1965 release by Marvel Comics.This issue was titled "With My Hammer In Hand.." and featured the classic comic book creative team of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.  Thor's mighty hammer, Mjolnir, was in need of repair, so Thor decided to go to the best place possible, which was Pittsburgh. The mighty blast furnaces of  the "Steel City" did the trick and all was well in Thor's world.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

GREETINGS FROM WEBCOMICS LAND: BULLET POINTS

Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj has a very brief but important tip for comic book artists regarding drawing bullets.

Comic book artists, don't show spent bullets still in THEIR CASINGS. Also, do not depict automatic bullets in revolvers and vice-versa. Below, I have a revolver bullet-with rim larger than case, and an automatic bullet-with rim flush with case.



Friday, October 25, 2013

A NEW WEBCOMIC PROJECT

Ryan Cairns is a comic book artist that recently proposed that I work on a webcomic series with him, which I thought was a fantastic idea. We emailed some ideas back and forth for a few days, and came up with a killer series. The working title is White Blood Cells, and it follows a group of specialists who are trying to bring down The Avignon Star, an international organization determined to rule the world. Yes, White Blood Cells definitely sounds like a G.I. Joe inspired webcomic, which is totally cool with me as a writer because I'm a fan of Larry Hama. However, we have some original idea to set this one apart from the pack. Trust me, folks.

Ryan has been emailing me some character designs, and the first character I want to share with you is named Gnarly Bones. He's a member of the White Blood Cells, and he's the wildcard/joker of the team. This writer sees a great deal of potential with this character. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

KAV & TONY BREAK IT DOWN: FANTASTIC FOUR #40

Kav & Tony Break It Down is nothing more than two lifelong comic book fans having fun reviewing pages from comic books of the Golden and Silver Age of Comics. We know these comic books were published with a young audience in mind, but we couldn't pass up the opportunity to make fun of some ridiculous plots, silly dialogue, and scientific shenanigans.

Kav sent me a page from Fantastic Four #40 which is titled "The Battle of The Baxter Building". This comic book was released in 1965 by Marvel Comics. The writer was Stan Lee, the pencils were done by Jack Kirby, the inks were done by Vince Colletta, and the lettering was done by Artie Simek. This is a classic right here, kids.

Let's take a look at a doozy of a page from this issue. Just click on the image below to read the page.

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KAV: Here we see the final page of Fantastic Four #40 titled 'The Battle of the Baxter Building', wherein Dr Doom has been defeated after trying to set off a Q bomb or whatever in New York and trying to kill the FF after they lost their powers. Reed Richards, with his incredible brain power, decides to let Doom walk because he has 'diplomatic immunity' and 'shattering his ego' so that he 'may' never have enough confidence to attack again. That's a big maybe, Brainy, since you've defeated him countless times and his ego was never 'too shattered' to attack again. In fact he seems to come back each time even more pissed off, as you should have noticed with all your amazing neural capacity. As for 'diplomatic immunity', I can assure you that if Saddam Hussein tried to set of a nuclear bomb in New York City, he wouldn't be allowed to just 'walk'. It's almost like they want him free so he can come back and attack again.

TONY: Diplomatic immunity for Doctor Doom? Let's return the evil dictator back to his homeland so he can develop some more devious plans for world domination. Let's forget all his past transgressions, especially the fact that he just tried blowing up New York City which would have resulted in the deaths of millions of innocent people. On top of that he has a bruised ego. He will never do anything bad ever again because he has finally learned his lesson. ARE YOU F'ING KIDDING ME?! You're killing me, Stan Lee. YOU ARE KILLING ME. Look, I understand that the Comics Code Authority sucked all the fun out of comics in 1954, but the Fantastic Four should have placed Doom in jail so he could be tried for terrorism. If I were on the Marvel staff back in '65, I'd have written a story with Doom in jail but have Mole Man bust him out of the big house. That would have been followed by an epic battle featuring the Fantastic Four with Doom and Mole Man narrowly escaping. That's some good Silver Age stuff right there, kids.

It was fun reviewing this classic page from the team of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. However, Kav has sent me another Fantastic Four comic book to review, so sit tight and get ready for more Kav and Tony!

Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj is a comic book artist, a comic book writer, and a comic book guru. His works include Doctor Death vs The Vampire and Rapid City.

Tony Wright is a comic book writer and the owner of Champion City Comics. His works include The Red Devil, Day 165, and Dr Death vs The Zombie

Friday, October 18, 2013

DOCTOR DEATH RETURNS!

I am pleased to announce that I am working on a new Doctor Death project with Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj. The next story is in development, but it will be a 22 to 24 page thriller. Please enjoy the first Doctor Death story titled Doctor Death vs The Vampire. The comic book below was originally a short story by Aaron Schutz, but was developed into a comic book by Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj. Enjoy.



Wednesday, October 16, 2013

BANE BY BASE BASVIC

Base Basvic is a friend of Champion City Comics and he has submitted some cool artwork to us in the past. Today, I want to share with you his drawings of Bane, one of my favorite Batman villains because Bane broke Batman's back in Batman #497. Enjoy.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

GREETINGS FROM WEBCOMICS LAND: WE ALMOST LOST IT ALL

Last week was quite possibly the most stressful week I have had as the owner of Champion City Comics. It was more stressful than the time Scribd went from Flash to HTML5 and all of our embedded webcomics looked blurry. Anyway, last week we lost our domain name because our domain provider claimed I did not successfully update my credit card information. That was a surprise to me because it had been updated one month earlier.

Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj, my right hand man, discovered that www.championcitycomics.com no longer existed and emailed me about the situation. I checked my account and everything was properly updated regarding my credit card. Losing www.championcitycomics.com was a major blow because we lost a site built on four years of hard work which earned us 260,000 page views.

Yes, we use Blogger and could have reverted back to the www.championcitycomics.blogspot.com address, but our four years of work could be found on search engines under the www.championcitycomics.com address and not the Blogspot address. Also, I love the ease of www.championcitycomics.com as our domain name.

The problem was getting in touch with Google because they own Blogger. It seemed that Kav and me had to jump through hoop after hoop until a very helpful representative named Allan fixed our issue. It was four very stressful days, but we are back in business.

I didn't expect our fourth anniversary to be filled with such drama. Now that we are back, I want to thank our followers for sticking around. No more drama for now. I promise.



Tony Wright is the owner and head writer at Champion City Comics.

Monday, October 7, 2013

CAN CAPTAIN AMERICA'S SHIELD BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED?

Champion City Comics artists, writer, and comic book guru, Anand Kaviraj, has made an important discovery!

"Can Captain America's shield be damaged or destroyed? Yes. In Thor #118 the Destroyer easily sliced Mjolnir in two. Thor's hammer once dented Cap's shield, so the Destroyer could easily destroy Cap's shield. The question which has tormented fans for decades has now been answered, here at Champion City Comics!!!!"

The Destroyer slices the hammer!

Thor dents Cap's shield 


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

CHAMPION CITY COMICS IS CELEBRATING FOUR YEARS OF WEBCOMICS!

Champion City Comics is pleased to announce that we are celebrating our fourth anniversary as a webcomics community!

What started off as a project for a webcomic titled The Champion City Fire has turned into a webcomics community that has published over twenty webcomics for fans of all genres. We have had over twenty-four writers, artists, reviewers, and assistants help us become a fantastic webcomics community. Thank you to everyone that has made Champion City Comics a success.

October 2014 will be a month dedicated to all things Champion City Comics. Enjoy!