Wednesday, May 23, 2007

30 THINGS I LOVE (platonically!) ABOUT DC

Let's get right to it:

30. American Virgin - I'm not alone!

29. Damien - Because Green Arrow shouldn't corner the market on bastard children.

28. Blue Beetle - Just classic comic fun that has really been rare in recent superhero books.

27. Countdown - Because despite my earlier reservations, ELASTI-LAD!!!

26. Fables - I don't know why I picked up the first trade, but here I am with every issue since.

25. Legacy heroes - There are two Catwomen, two Wildcats, two Green Arrows, two Hourmen, two Flashes, multiple Green Lanterns, and various gender-representatives of different heroes. I like that DC heroes have no problem sharing their codenames and it feels like a family get-together. All Marvel has is She-Hulk.

24. Birds of Prey - A superhero version of Charlie's Angels, without the sexist overtones. Great showcase for female superheroes who would usually have to had to wait for a crossover for an appearance.

23. Animal Man - Superhero family man.

22. Lex Luthor - He's evil.

21. Supergirl & Boomer - Maybe those crazy kids can work it out.

20. Gotham City - Proof people will live anywhere.

19. Zatanna - Fishnets!

18. The Trials of Shazam! - I like Freddie Freeman. I can't help it.

17. Uncle Sam & The Freedom Fighters - Deserve their own series.

16. Checkmate - Political intrigue and superpowers, a deadly combination!

15. Booster Gold and Supernova - It's in the blood.

14. The Return of Mon-El -

13. Guy Gardner - THE Green Lantern.

12. Catwoman - Consistently well written.

11. The Brave And The Bold - It's the best Justice League title out.

10. No name necessary!

09. Powergirl - I'm a man, dammit!

08. Robin - Bats' second favorite is the best Robin ever and Beechen may just be the best Robin writer around.

07. Dick Grayson - Nightwing, Red Robin...Just keep him around.

06. Justice Society of America - The heroes of the past teaching the heroes of the future - today!

05. - The inspiration.

04. Wonder Woman - Frankly, it's mostly because I just like the character and Gail Simone is on the way to make everything okay again. Oh, for the Dodsons, too.

03. Superman - If I have to tell you why, you don't like superhero comics.

02. Grant Morrison - Until Marvel gets its shit together and begs him back.

01. Greatest. Character. Ever.


Sherin said...

Good stuff!

Batmanisgrim said...

I was hoping Batman would be #1.

Jon Hex said...

How could he not be?

John Foley said...

Did Alex Ross realize that he was painting Atom-Smasher instead of Damage? That's been bugging me ever since I saw that cover. Damage is supposed to be just a regular-sized guy, even if he has taken to wearing an Atom-Smasher type costume

Jon Hex said...

Maybe it was a throw off, or you just have to take your chances when you ask Ross to paint a modern character.