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COMIC ARTIST OF THE DAY

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COMIC ARTIST OF THE DAY

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COMIC ARTIST OF THE DAY

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Today's comic artist is
Ron Garney.

WORK IN PROGRESS

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Sneak Peak of the main character from a web comic by Christopher Smith & Joe Haemmerle. Coming Soon!!!

SABERTOOTH

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HI there, this is Joe Haemmerle, artist for Champion City Comics. Today I decided to post an old Sabertooth piece I did. Enjoy!

CHAMPION CITY COMICS & EDGAR RICE BURROUGH'S MONSTER MEN

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I have some exciting news to share with the fans of Champion City Comics. Erik Roman, L. Jamal Walton, and Cristian Docolomansky were part of the creative team for The Red Devil and now they have joined writer Tom Simmons to create a new webcomic strip based on Edgar Rice Burrough's Monster Men. To learn more about this upcoming strip, just click on the image below. Enjoy!


CYCLOPS BY RYAN CAIRNS

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Ryan Cairns is a comic book artist and writer. His original comic book series Clear Water Kill was posted to Champion City Comics earlier this year. Ryan has submitted some original artwork to our site in the past including Wonder Woman and Iron Fist. Today, we have a new original from Ryan Cairns and he has a cool drawing of Cyclops a Marvel super hero and member of The X-Men. Enjoy!


GILGAMESH BY VICTOR POZZI

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Victor Pozzi, the artist for Uritorco, Westwood,Naira, and The Captive, has submitted this wonderful original piece of Gilgamesh artwork that he completed for commission. Argentine comic book creator Lucho Olivera developed a science-fiction version of the epic Sumerian tale in 1969 which was titled Gilgamesh The Immortal. Enjoy!


ELEKTRA BY RYAN CAIRNS

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Ryan Cairns is a comic book artist and writer. His original comic book series Clear Water Kill was posted to Champion City Comics earlier this year. Ryan has submitted some original artwork to our site in the past including Wonder Woman and Iron Fist. Today, we have a new original from Ryan Cairns and he has a cool drawing of Elektra a Marvel super hero. Enjoy!




THE PUNISHER BY RYAN CAIRNS

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Ryan Cairns is a comic book artist and writer. His original comic book series Clear Water Kill was posted to Champion City Comics earlier this year. Ryan has submitted some original artwork to our site in the past including Wonder Woman and Iron Fist. Today, we have a new original from Ryan Cairns and he has a cool drawing of The Punisher a Marvel super hero. Enjoy!


THE RED DEVIL: A WEBCOMIC SERIES

Writer: TonyDoug Wright

Pencils: Erik Roman and Joe Haemmerle

Color: Joe Haemmerle and L. Jamal Walton

Inks: Joe Haemmerle and Cristian Docolomansky

Letters: Joe Haemmerle and Magnus

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.


The Red Devil by Tony Wright

MOON KNIGHT BY RYAN CAIRNS

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Ryan Cairns is a comic book artist and writer. His original comic book series Clear Water Kill was posted to Champion City Comics earlier this year. Ryan has submitted some original artwork to our site in the past including Wonder Woman and Iron Fist. Today, we have a new original from Ryan Cairns and he has a cool drawing of Moon Knight, a Marvel super hero. Enjoy!


STUFF MY KIDS DREW: ROLLERCOASTER FAMILY PORTRAIT

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I have some new drawings by my children to share with the faithful followers of Champion City Comics.

The first drawing is of a roller coaster, which was done by my son who is my six years old.



My three year old daughter drew a picture, which I'm certain is a picture of someone from our family at an amusement park.


GOING BACK TO THE LONGBOX: G.I. JOE

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I've decided to re-read some of my favorite comics, and I have a nice stack of G.I. Joe comics waiting at home for me to read them this week. Why do I love G.I. Joe comics? These were the comics of my youth, but this is not just nostalgia because these comics were written by the great Larry Hama. Marvel Comics decided to develop a comic book based on Hasbro's toy line, and the job was given to Hama because all of the other writers at Marvel turned down the opportunity.

Hama did an amazing job of taking what could have been a silly toy inspired comic book and turned it into an excellent series for Marvel. I'll be writing more about these comics in upcoming posts so stay tuned to Champion City Comics.


GREETINGS FROM WEBCOMICS LAND: FREE FORM COMEDY IMPROV JAZZ WEBCOMICS

I launched Champion City Comics five years ago as a way to promote my webcomics and it turned into a cool community of webcomic and comic book creators. We have produced some very cool titles, which can be found under the 'READ OUR COMICS' tab. Lately, we have hit some proverbial speedbumps and I apologize for not updating the site on a daily basis.

There have been times when I've tried to develop a weekly schedule for Champion City Comics, but I end up scrapping that idea and replacing it with a new schedule. That new schedule gets scrapped, I get frustrated with myself, so I start a new schedule. Maybe having a schedule is not the best method at this time. My mind is always racing with random thoughts and ideas, so maybe it's best that I just post random articles, reviews, essays, etc. Think of Champion City Comics as free form jazz. Don't think of us as free form jazz if you hate jazz. Think of us as improv comedy. Don't think of us as improv comedy if you …

STUFF MY KIDS DREW: CANNONBALL!

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Stuff My Kids Drewis a new weekly series where I share the artwork of my children who are ages six and three.  
This is an original by my daughter who is three. I don't remember if she explained the picture to me, but there is a good chance that this is a picture of a kitty cat or perhaps a princess. 


This is an original by my son who is six. His drawing is of two pirate ships battling on the high seas. Cannonballs are being fired, one of the ships is hit, and the impact is shown by the BONK caption. 



Go ahead and enjoy The Breeders since we are on the subject of cannonballs.

CLEAR WATER KILL - AN ORIGINAL WEBCOMIC SERIES

Please enjoy this original webcomic series from Champion City Comics!

Clear Water Kill

Writer and Artist: Ryan Cairns

Letters: Magnus

When his father is murdered by his own brother, Red Arrow must dig deep and discover what it truly means to be alive, what it takes to survive, and just what is worth dying for. Get front row seats to this brutal and unforgiving story about courage, betrayal, and the forging of a legacy.

Clear Water Kill by Tony Wright

STAR WARS OF OZ BY JOE HAEMMERLE

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Joe Haemmerle is the artist for The Red Devil and The Champion City Fire. Today, I am sharing this very cool design he did which is titled The Star Wars of Oz. Very cool!


KAV'S COMIC DISCOVERIES: A JACK KIRBY BIO

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Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj is the master of Silver Age Comics. He finds some strange and wonderful things in those old school comics. Today he has discovered a nice bio of Jack Kirby.

Here is a special treat for Jack Kirby Fans! From the Kamandi #32 "Giant" issue comes an awesome bio of THE KING! The name 'Kamandi' comes from where he was raised-the underground bunker 'Command D'. Kamandi is probably my favorite of Kirby's 'Fourth World' bronze age works. The stories are so lively and imaginative and the characters so memorable, while the art is some of the best. I highly recommend Kamandi for those who haven't read it, but stick with the Kirby books, not the later stuff. The Demon and Eternals are my second favorites. Better collect this stuff now because prices on Ebay are steadily climbing. Same with his Thor books-a very good investment as they are starting to spike. The Fantastic Four is already pretty well valued so you won't see m…

KAV'S COMIC DISCOVERIES: DR DOOM AND THE DUMB ALIENS

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Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj is the master of Silver Age Comics. He finds some strange and wonderful things in those old school comics. Today he has discovered a very bad trade in Fantastic Four #16.

Ok this is a weird one from Fantastic Four #16. Dr Doom is trading the Fantastic Four to an alien race and apparently it is worth it to them to have a guy who can become a bridge, some dude to pound rocks, a human torch because they aren't advanced enough to develop flame throwers even though they have advanced beam weapons etc., and YIKES....a scullery maid! Sue Storm definitely needs a celebrity makeover! For this they trade world-conquering technology to Doom. They're like those little kids that you can trade a 'big' nickel for a 'small' dime. They must have got off the short spaceship I guess.


KAV'S COMIC DISCOVERIES: SUPERMAN THE MERMAN?

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Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj is the master of Silver Age Comics. He finds some strange and wonderful things in those old school comics. Today he has some beef with Silver Age Superman comics.

In my opinion, Silver Age Superman is kinda slow on the draw, and this cover helps confirm it. Supes says he 'changed himself into a Merman so he could join Lori Lemaris under the sea'. Uh, dude, you are SUPERMAN, so you didn't have to turn yourself into anything to go live under the sea. Ok, if you go to the desert do you have to turn yourself into a Camel-Man? THINK people THINK!

KAV'S COMIC DISCOVERIES: AN UNFORTUNATE PANEL

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Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj is the master of Silver Age Comics. He finds some strange and wonderful things in those old school comics. Today he has discovered an interesting panel from Kamandi #13.

I love Jack Kirby, but here's an unfortunately drawn panel from Kamandi #13. Ouch.

KAV'S COMIC DISCOVERIES: FLASHING EYES

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Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj is the master of Silver Age Comics. He finds some strange and wonderful things in those old school comics. Today he has a confession about the 'flashing eyes' ad from old school comic books.

For anyone who's ever wondered about the 'flashing eyes' ad in comic books- I ordered it and it had instructions saying glue small triangles of aluminum foil on your eyelids because when you're onstage the lights will make your eyes flash when you blink them. These guys were very mean to kids, man.


KAV'S COMIC DISCOVERIES: SUE STORM THE MORALE BUILDER

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Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj is the master of Silver Age Comics. He finds some strange and wonderful things in those old school comics. Today he has discovered that ol' Thunderbolt Ross thinks a woman's role is to look pretty in Fantastic Four #12.

Ok, here we have a scene from Fantastic Four #12 which is typical of the way Sue storm was treated as a useless female. Never mind the fact that she controls a force-field, but apparently all she's good for is 'keeping the men's morale up' like a friggin' CHEERLEADER. Yeah Thunderbolt Ross, maybe she could bake some cookies while the boys tackle the Hulk.


KAV'S COMIC DISCOVERIES: DR. STRANGE

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Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj is the master of Silver Age Comics. He finds some strange and wonderful things in those old school comics. Today he has discovered a Dr. Strange that's not the Dr. Strange we all know and love.

Ok here's an odd one from Tales of Suspense #41 wherewe see 'Dr Strange' who is some weird villain. I guess Stan Lee forgot he used that name already when he went to create the Dr Strange we know later on.


KAV'S COMIC DISCOVERIES: CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE FALCON

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Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj is the master of Silver Age Comics. He finds some strange and wonderful things in those old school comics. Today he explores Jack Kirby's knowledge of Spanish from an issue of Captain America & The Falcon.

I love Jack Kirby, but he really should have stayed away from dialects and here we see him writing 'Spanglish'. The bad guy says, "Santiago will take him apart with 'mucho gusto'', which is literally translated as "Santiago will take him apart with I like much".


KAV'S COMIC DISCOVERIES: TALES OF ASGARD

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Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj is the master of Silver Age Comics. He finds some strange and wonderful things in those old school comics. Today he is sharing four cool panels from the reprint of an annual Tales of Asgard #1.

Here's a special treat from an early Journey Into Mystery issue which is possibly around issue number 85 titled 'Tales of Asgard'. Stan Lee was scripting direct from Norse mythology where we see a young Thor and Loki in action against some giants. We see Loki's propensity for evil, but we see Thor slowly being able to lift Uru higher each time he completes a heroic feat. Awesome stuff!





KAV'S COMIC DISCOVERIES: THE FANTASTIC FOUR

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Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj is the master of Silver Age Comics. He finds some strange and wonderful things in those old school comics. Today he has found another only used once superpower for The Fantastic Four.

One thing about the early Fantastic Four comics was that the powers of the foursome fluctuated wildly from Mr. Fantastic turning himself into a human chain with SEPARATE links to this panel. The Human Torch can apparently make running flame figures of himself!!! WTF? This is even worse than when The Flash made his costume perambulate to fight crime.

PS Johnny-they can easily figure out the real Human Torch is because he's THE ONE TALKING!!!!!!


KAV'S COMIC DISCOVERIES: KAMANDI #26

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Anand 'Kav' Kaviraj is the master of Silver Age Comics. When Kav finds a mistake in his Silver Age collection, he likes to share it with the faithful followers of Champion City Comics. Today, he has found an error in Kamandi #26, which was published in 1975 by DC Comics. Jack Kirby was the writer and the artist.

Jack Kirby was the MASTER, but he was awful at two things: using quotation marks incorrectly and science. Here's a bad science example from from Kamandi #26 the 'Last Boy on Earth' spots an 'insect skull' (note correct use of quote marks, bro). Note to Kirby: INSECTS HAVE EXOSKELETONS NOT SKULLS!!


CHAMPION CITY COMICS RULES!

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A special thanks to David Phifer from Mod City Media for submitting an amazing drawing just for Champion City Comics. I met David at GrandCon 2013 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and he has joined the ranks of Champion City Comics. I plan on showing more of David's work at Champion City Comics. Enjoy.


ORIGIN OF LEGEND: AN ORIGINAL COMIC BOOK

Danos Philopoulos submitted a great creator owned comic book to Champion City Comics titled Origin of Legend. Origin of Legend is a dramatic retelling of the life of the Greek mythical creature Cyclops presented as a misunderstood and feared creature. The story has been published in past in the anthology Uncanny Adventures by 8th Wonder Press.

Writer and Artist: Danos Philopoulos

Origin of Legend

RED DEVIL NEWS!

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There are some personnel changes for The Red Devil, our original webcomic series. Artist Erik Roman is taking time off from the story, but is being replaced by Joe Haemmerle who has been our artist in the past. L. Jamal Walton is now handling the color work for our story. Cristian Docolomansky will continue to do the inking while Magnus is our letterer.

I would like to share with you an upcoming panel that was pencilled by Joe Haemmerle and inked by Cristian Docolomansky. Enjoy!


CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE COMIC BOOK SERIES FROZEN IN ICE

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Superman and Batman had no break in their comic run from the Golden Age of Comics to the present. Not so for other super heroes. Golden Age Flash and Green Lantern stopped printing and were reworked and re-introduced during the Silver Age of Comics. Captain America has the strangest history because he's the only Golden Age hero, besides arguably Namor (The Sub-Mariner), to have their series ended and then reintroduced as the same character during the Silver Age.



Issues #74 and #75 were published right after issue #73, in 1949, but they were called Captain America's Weird Adventure Tales. Issues #76 thru #78 were published in 1954, 5 years later. Showcase #4 (the first Flash appearance) which many consider to be the start of the Silver Age of Comics didn't appear until 1956.



To further complicate things after Captain America appeared in Avengers #4 Marvel claimed that the man in #76 thru #78 was not Steve Rogers, but a different man. Thus some consider #73 to be the las…

HAPPY NEW YEAR

I would like to wish everyone a happy new year. 2014 will be the fifth year that Champion City Comics has been in the webcomics business. Enjoy your day!