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LIID Week 99: Spidey and The Goblin! by johntrumbull LIID Week 99: Spidey and The Goblin! by johntrumbull
The Line It Is Drawn 99 for 7/19/12: The theme this week was "Era-Displaced Comic Book Characters."

The suggestion I chose was, "1965 green goblin in 2012 being kind of creeped out by all the stuff he did 'Really? Gwen? The girl who went to high school w/ Harry?'" I picked it mainly because it gave me a chance to mock the idiotic "Sins Past" storyline by J. Michael Straczynski, where it's "revealed" that Peter Parker's girlfriend Gwen Stacy secretly had babies fathered by Norman Osborn, even though it made NO sense and was light-years out of character for both of them. And because it's comics, the twins of course rapidly aged and became supervillains themselves. It almost makes the Spider-Clone look good...

Check out all the other great entries of the week here: [link]
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ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do what I do, Norman: pretend it never happened
tokyofox200 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
I knew someday I'd hear something that made the clone nonsense sound good but this is a new low...
LithographicDan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They actually had that as a plot?  Dang.  Glad I'm pretty much over superhero comics (reading Hellboy, Rocketeer, Usagi Yojimbo and KotDT at the moment).  I thought they couldn't top the clone madness for shear stupidity.
Toadman005 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God yes, that storyline was like insultingly bad fan fiction put to print....
BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow!  That's really telling how things are rolling these days ...

:heart::heart::heart:Awesome work!:heart::heart::heart:
steel-worker Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
To me,Straczynski is the worst writer in Spiderman history,I'd simply threw away all the Spidey comics written by him."The other"is perhaps even more stupid than"Sins past"I do think that his take on Thor was more decent,but he is so,so bad,that he was unable to make a interesting adaptation of that easy,almost foolish novel World War Z.
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
He seems to be one of those writers who runs very hot & cold.  I was a HUGE fan of Babylon 5 in the 90s, but I don't care for most of his comic book work.
steel-worker Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Well,I do respect the last part,and,I do admit that I don't know Babylon 5,maybe I should.But I'm still that if he cant make something sense full from a novel with such very easy theme,he just sucks.
FreakyComics Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Really funny and true nice work!
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
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