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The Line it is Drawn #109 – Comic Book Characters and the Works of Shakespeare!

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Now on to the bit!

So every week, I ask a question here. You reply to it on our Twitter page (just write @csbg with your reply) and our blog sketch artists will each pick one of your suggestions and I will post them here every week. So every week you will have a new question and you will see the choices picked from the previous week. Here is an archive of all the previous editions of The Line It Is Drawn!

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The topic is…

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of Batman: The Animated Series, suggest comic book characters that you’d like to see come to Gotham and be drawn in the B:TAS style.

Read on for the sketches that came about courtesy of the last question/challenge!

Based on a suggestion from Thea, mash-up comic book characters with the plays of William Shakespeare. Batman as Hamlet, Luke Cage as Othello, etc.

Enjoy!

I’ll put them in alphabetical order based on the name of the Twitter user who made the suggestion.

All copyright and trademarks of the following characters are held by their respective owners!

First off, though, let me note a fond farewell to Jason “Gonzo” Gonzalez. Jason’s a really busy guy and has had to take a few months off in the past, but this time around he just doesn’t see himself being able to get back into the swing of things in the future, so he decided to withdraw from contributing. We’ll miss you, Jason! You were awesome. Be sure to keep track of his awesomeness at his website here. Nature, of course, abhors a vacuum, so at the end of today’s installment you’ll meet Gonzo’s replacement.

B_2quared suggested:

Zatara and Zatanna as Prospero and Miranda

Nick Perks is the artist for this one. Here is his website.


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BeccaBlast suggested:

Deadpool and Deathstroke cause a Comedy of Errors when they keep getting mistaken for each other.

Marco D’Alfonso drew this one. Here is his website.


BeccaBlast suggested:

Spider-Man/Hamlet — should he kill Norman, or not? With Gwen as Ophelia, Harry/Laertes, and Uncle Ben as the Ghost of course

Sean McFarland is the artist for this one. Here is his website.


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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Ghost Rider as Yorick’s skull in Hamlet

Phillip Sevy drew this one. Here is his website.


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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Peter Porker, Spider-Hamlet.

John Trumbull drew this one. Here is his website.


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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Jack Kirby presents: Julius Caesar in the Fourth World

Cynthia “Thea” Rodgers drew this one. Her website is here.


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kevinchiat suggested:

Batman as Oberon and Robin as Puck.

Chaz Folgar is the artist for this one. Here is his website.


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kevinsmithj suggested:

Volstagg as Falstaff, from “Henry IV”, with Thor as Prince Hal and Odin as Henry IV himself.

Brendan Tobin is the artist for this one. Here is his website.


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olokinprime suggested:

Superman and Wonder Woman as Romeo and Juliet

Steve Howard is the artist for this one. Here is his website.


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tauriqmoosa suggested:

POSION IVY as HIPPOLYTA

Daniel Cox drew this one. Here is his website.


thefarlander suggested:

MacBeth cannot be slain by man of woman born- this poses little concern to wonderwoman

Nick Perks is also the artist for this one. Here is his website.


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therealAstrozac suggested:

Batman and Catwoman as Romeo and Juliet

Axel Medellin drew this one. His website is here.


therealAstrozac suggested:

Luthor and Superman as the Two Gentlemen of Metropolis

Xum Yukinori drew this one. Here is his website.


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BigMike20X6 suggested:

Prospero’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Ariel, Caliban, Orlando et al) meet the heroes of Marvel 1602

Welcome our newest Line it is Drawn contributor, Paul Hostetler! You can check out Paul’s work at his blog here.


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Great stuff, everyone! Welcome, Paul!

Go make suggestions, folks!