2012 Memorable Moment: The Joker Returns

Owls, schmowls. The real horror story in Gotham arrived in Batman #13 with an eerie cackle and a face hanging off its hinges. Writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo brought the world’s scariest jester back in a big way, and the story rattled me so much that I was suspicious of every creaking floorboard... Continue Reading →

2012 Memorable Moment: Azzarello’s Amazons

For better or worse, comic fans knew that DC's relaunch would bring changes to beloved characters. As Brian Azzarello took on the daunting task of writing Diana of Themyscira, Princess of the Amazons, he had a devoted fan base to appeal to. At first, he was fairly successful. I was sold. In my defense, the beauty of... Continue Reading →

2012 Memorable Moment: Lamia

As much as I love Fables, Fairest wasn't doing it for me ... until issue #7. The wonderfully drawn-but-painfully-slow first arc of Fairest was followed by an unexpectedly fantastic one-shot about Beauty and the Beast. The issue is set in 1946 Los Angeles and drawn in a cheeky noir style by Shawn McManus. We see... Continue Reading →

2012 Memorable Moment: No Gurlz Allowed

Ladies, prepare to show ID. You’ll need it to get past the self-appointed guardians of geek culture who think you’ve got some nerve showing up at cons and wearing Star Wars T-shirts when you obviously don’t know Dantooine from Dagobah. And if you’re in a “provocative” costume, they might label you a troublemaking minx who... Continue Reading →

2011 Memorable Moment: Olive Branch

If you have not had the pleasure of reading Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly's New York Four and New York Five, I would highly recommend them both. It is not quite a coming of age story, but more like a snapshot into the lives of four girls attending college in Manhattan. NYU is about the... Continue Reading →

2011 Memorable Moment: Damian Goes Dark

It’s easy to dismiss Bruce Wayne’s son as an annoying brat, but I think that’s a shallow criticism. There’s a struggle within Damian that is fascinating, and his killer instinct has always been dangerously close to the surface. (Remember last year’s memorable moment, when he bashed the Joker’s head in with a crowbar?) Illustrator Patrick... Continue Reading →

2010 Memorable Moment: Darla the DJ

I've not been at all shy about my affinity for Miss Darla Danberry. She is, hands down, my favorite character of 2010. Naturally, one of my favorite moments would include her. Her journey from Jersey to The City to make it to the last Forgetless party ever is filled with drama and angst. Ultimately, Darla... Continue Reading →

2010 Memorable Moment: 7 Days Rocks Top Cow

7 Days from Hell, the excellent Top Cow Pilot Season contender, was straight-up robbed. Despite being head and shoulders above the more formulaic winner, 39 Minutes, this stylish, thrilling book came up short at the finish line. We went into more detail here, and if you haven't read Bryan Edward Hill and Rob Levin's entry,... Continue Reading →

2010 Memorable Moment: Hurts So Good

Damian  had a lot of big moments in 2010, but when the kid rearranged the Joker's face with a crowbar in Batman and Robin #14, he took it to a whole new level. He's overconfident, infuriatingly superior and rude, and he tends to pummel before thinking a situation through. Damian's got a lot to learn,... Continue Reading →

2010 Memorable Moment: Daramount!

Miss Daramount, the headmistress of Morning Glory Academy, is the sexy librarian from hell. And from the moment she appears in Morning Glories #1, you can't look away. Miss D. is the perfect 21st Century villain. Even as she sanctions (or carries out) the torture of her students, she insists that it's for their own... Continue Reading →

Five Swoon-Worthy Comic Book Moments

Valentine's Day is over, but we're spreading the love for one more day. Today's post is dedicated to some  romantic comic book moments that sorely tested our smudge-proof mascara. Barry and Iris Allen's Final Crisis reunion Final Crisis had a surplus of WTF-ery, but Barry (the Flash) and Iris Allen's reunion in issue #4 was... Continue Reading →

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