Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Vote for the 75 Most Memorable Moments in DC Comics History!!

Listen to Doctor Professor Erdel! Vote for the introduction of John Jones-- the Manhunter from Mars-- as one of the most important moments in DC Comics history!

Brian Cronin at Comics Should Be Good/Comic Book Resources has compiled a list of about 100 DC comics moments he's asking fans to narrow down to the 75 greatest, which will be ordered based on the size of an individual book's response. It's kind of a terrible selection, filled with Bronze-Modern Age moments and obvious, almost token Golden-Silver nods. Batman #244, a well drawn Ra's al Ghul story, gets three spaces; and I'm pretty sure collectively more than half the list is represented by the works of Frank Miller, Denny O'Neil, Alan Moore and Grant Morrison (including two Final Crisis scenes and an All-Star G-D Batman and Robin.) It brings back memories of the inglorious heyday of Wizard Magazine, frankly.

Of interest to Martian Manhunter fans is Mongul's "Burn", John Stewart's Xanshi boo-boo, the Hyperclan reveal and the "Right Stuff" strut in DC: New Frontier. There are also a ton of moments tangentially associated with J'Onn J'Onzz, mostly through the JLA and other event gatherings, but only one genuine solo spotlight: "The Strange Experiment of Dr. Erdel". As you sift through all those Legion of Super-Heroes moments, brewing tar and plucking feathers, keep in mind that's only one less than Wonder Woman (her debut story and killing of Max Lord. Yes, it's that bad.)

I figure a solid placement for Detective Comics #225 is a lock, if only in protest to all the garbage and already poorly aging moments on the list. Still, I'd like to see this point driven deep down home. If you visit the Voting Page, you can make as many selections as you like on a virtual checklist before submission. What I'm asking is that you a) vote for J'Onn's sole moment, and b) vote for only the moments you think are truly worthy. The more moments you vote for, the less each individual vote counts for. Vote early, vote often, and for God's sake don't vote for Pantha getting her head punched off during Infinite Crisis. Even if she pooped on your lawn, she surely covered it with gravel like a good kitty.


will_in_chicago said...

I will vote and go through this carefully.

Honestly, I think after J'Onn, Wonder Woman is a contender for most abused by writers in the DC pantheon.

LissBirds said...

Okay, I didn't even see Erdel, or the JLI, on the list, becuase I just saw the first day's selections and forgot to "stop by for the next six moments." So thanks for the heads up. It was really hard to vote against Harvey Dent becoming Two-Face, but I did it anyway. I figure J'onn needs the votes more.

Diabolu Frank said...

Yeah, ah've come to the conclusion I'ma gonna haveta makes mah own list. CSBG's is just too stupid to stand on its own, and it'll be good filler material across all blogs on days when I've wrecked my schedule-- like most of this week.

LissBirds said...

Hey, I decided to make my own countdown. It has no historical significance whatsoever, just moments I like. I'm sure you could come up with a pretty definitive 75 Moments in History. If even I can realise CSBG missed the mark, then it definitely could be better. I mean, Snapper Carr betraying the League didn't even make the list, and even I know that's significant.