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LIID 100: Ditko League of America! by johntrumbull LIID 100: Ditko League of America! by johntrumbull
It's two milestones in one! My piece for The Line It Is Drawn #100 for 8/2/12, and, coincidentally enough, the last piece of art I drew in my 30s (I turned 40 on August 1st).

For this Anniversary piece, we did the 100th issues of previous LIID pieces. I chose Nick Perks' :iconnick-perks: great Steve Ditko tribute from LIID #50: [link]

I wanted to add in even MORE Steve Ditko characters (Since most superhero groups have added more members by issue #100), so I stuck in Captain Atom, The Question, Speedball, Hawk & Dove, Staman and Shade the Changing Man! This made the piece even more meaningful for me, since Captain Atom & the Blue Beetle were both in my first regular contribution to TLIID back in Week 77:

The layout is an homage to Nick Cardy's terrific cover for Justice League of America #102, seen here: [link]
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:iconvaleyard-vince:
Valeyard-Vince Featured By Owner Edited Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
lol, I love how everyone is freaking out over the "one of us must die" speech while Ted Kord is looking at Speedball like "well, I know who I'm voting for!"
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johntrumbull Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
That's more about me emulating Batman's pose on the original cover to JLA #103 than anything else. :)
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:iconiceblueflare:
iceblueflare Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
You forgot Squirel Girl... On second thought, the others would probably feel a little supérfluos...
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Not so much "forgot" as "intentionally didn't use." :)
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:iconlion-o-vs-he-man:
Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Awesome
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconagentcanada:
AgentCanada Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Now that is just all kinds of awesome. :)
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlolth2112:
lolth2112 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Nice omage to a legend of comics.
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:iconname-already-chosen:
name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Coolness!
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:iconwilcox660:
Wilcox660 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
I colored some of Steve's work on Speedball! You've done a great job here!
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:iconvizjerai:
Vizjerai Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Dr. Strange is "THE MAN" AWESOME...Master Of the Mystic Arts, Sorcerer Supreme Again!!!!!!!!
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:iconlion-o-vs-he-man:
Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Hah, funny
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:iconultimatemegadeath:
ULTIMATEMEGADEATH Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I vote speedball!
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:iconmikealanf:
MikeAlanF Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
TOO COOL!!!
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:iconkirbykalibak:
kirbykalibak Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
AWESOME!!
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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gerryt10 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Beautiful! Would love to see it without watermark
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Here you go, Gerry: [link] :)
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gerryt10 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
wow ! many thnaks, its a beauty !
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
If you want to buy a print of it and you're in the New York-New Jersey area, I'll have some on sale at the Asbury Park Comic Con on March 30th! :)
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gerryt10 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Beautiful " would love to see it without watermark
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:iconjavierhernandez:
javierhernandez Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Artist
This is jaw-dropping awesomeness! I love Steve Ditko's work, and you've created a fantastic tribute here, John!
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I had fun doing it!
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:iconshamusmac:
Shamusmac Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Now if only someone would do the inside. I would love to read this comic.[link]
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Who knows? Maybe it'll happen someday! :)
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:iconarak-8:
Arak-8 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Wow,great pic and cool idea man,I get it plenty! Ditko characters unite for they so rock!
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed they do!
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:iconthegenelantern:
TheGeneLantern Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
I would *SO* buy this comic!
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlostonwallace:
LostonWallace Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
God, I hope it's MR. A. ;)
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
HA! "Mr. A, you are the weakest link. Goodbye."
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:iconlostonwallace:
LostonWallace Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
It turned out well, buddy!
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Loston!
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dalgoda7 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fecking awesome!
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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singularanomaly Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
This is brilliant!! Ditko is the master!!
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! No arguments from me!
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:iconlesimmons:
LESimmons Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
:iconspideyplz:Why are you looking at me, Doc...?
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
"Spidey, we've decided that the one with the highest sales figures and the most adaptations in outside media should be the one to sacrifice himself. Been nice knowin' ya."
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LESimmons Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
:iconspidermanplz:Screw that! I'll just make another deal with the devil and erase this storyline from existence! How's that tickle ya, fancy pants?
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
"I hate you, Web Head. You're worse than Superman with his whole turning-time-backwards thing."
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DeadDog2007 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oddly enuf, as a teenager and up til i turned 25..steve wasn't my cup of tea as far as artwork went... but after noticing how awesome of a designer he is.... i grew to friggin love his work. i can't imagine spidey,speedball or the creeper etc looking any kooler than what steve created! great homage piece!
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, he really is a unique talent, one that I appreciate more and more as I get older. Ain't no one that draws like Ditko!
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:icondeaddog2007:
DeadDog2007 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, you sure came as close to his style as someone can actually get. lol
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icondeaddog2007:
DeadDog2007 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yw,sir!
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mpz28 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
love the pic :)

also i know it's late but well done on making it to 40, hope you had a great day :)
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I had a very good celebration with a bunch of my friends. :)
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seikopatek Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
I don't comment that much aside from marking down my favorite works but, for this I'd like to say great job on squeezing in as much Ditko-created (or co-created) characters and I like the homage as well
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