Thursday, November 30, 2006

What was the best superhero break-up?

Often, when superheroes break up with their significant others, it is because the characters are needed somewhere else (or some other editorial fiat), so the break-up comes out of nowhere.

Sometimes, though, the break-ups work well.

What do you think were the best superhero break-ups?

I think Kitty Pryde and Colossus had a well-done break-up. They both reacted quite normally, I think. Very natural.

How about you folks?

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Most Serious Superhero - Batman

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

2nd Most Serious Superhero - Silver Surfer

Monday, November 27, 2006

3rd Most Serious Superhero - Mr. Terrific

Sunday, November 26, 2006

4th Most Serious Superhero - Black Widow

Saturday, November 25, 2006

5th Most Serious Superhero - Bishop

Friday, November 24, 2006

6th Most Serious Superhero - Dr. Fate

Thursday, November 23, 2006

7th Most Serious Superhero - Ikaris

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

8th Most Serious Superhero - Adam Warlock

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

9th Most Serious Superhero - Hawkman

Monday, November 20, 2006

10th Most Serious Superhero - Captain Marvel II

Sunday, November 19, 2006

11th Most Serious Superhero - Colossus

Saturday, November 18, 2006

12th Most Serious Superhero - Talisman

Friday, November 17, 2006

13th Most Serious Superhero - Black Panther

Thursday, November 16, 2006

14th Most Serious Superhero - Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell)

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

15th Most Serious Superhero - Manhunter

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

16th Most Serious Superhero - Cable

Monday, November 13, 2006

17th Most Serious Superhero - Big Barda

Sunday, November 12, 2006

18th Most Serious Superhero - Starman (Ted Knight)

Saturday, November 11, 2006

19th Most Serious Superhero - The Huntress

Friday, November 10, 2006

20th Most Serious Superhero - The Atom (Ray Palmer)

Thursday, November 09, 2006

21st Most Serious Superhero - The Spectre

He's be higher, but I think his sense of humor, while morbid, does show up a lot.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

22nd Most Serious Superhero - Dani Moonstar

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

23rd Most Serious Superhero - Green Lantern (Alan Scott)

Monday, November 06, 2006

24th Most Serious Superhero - Flash (Jay Garrick)

Sunday, November 05, 2006

25th Most Serious Superhero - Flash (Barry Allen)

Twenty-Five Most Serious Superheroes

There's not much to say, commentary-wise, here. I think the rankings are the commentary themselves, really.


Saturday, November 04, 2006

Funniest Comic Book - Ambush Bug

Unlike pretty much any other title on this list, Ambush Bug, by Keith Giffen and Robert Loren Fleming, was never designed to do anything BUT tell jokes - which was a truly freeing experience, especially for a mind as creative as Giffen's.

The end result was manic, hilarious, almost frightening, but I would posit the funniest comic book series ever made.

Friday, November 03, 2006

2nd Funniest Comic Book - Justice League/Justice League International/Justice League America

This is probably the most successful book to go through THREE different titles over the course of the run, but Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis' Justice League always WAS a little different than others.

In any event, the idea of turning DC's foremost superhero team into, essentially, a superhero sitcom, was a brilliant move (and like many brilliant moves, one made of desperation, as Giffen was turned down the use of the characters he WANTED, so had to find out how to handle the ones he was GIVEN).

The result was sixty issues of hilarious dialogue, slapstick, schtick and schemes.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

3rd Funniest Comic Book - Pogo

The only reason Walt Kelly's Pogo comic book series is not higher on the list is because he really perfected his brilliant humor style with Pogo on the Pogo comic strip, not so much the comic book.

But even here, the hilarity (and Kelly's genius) is evident.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

4th Funniest Comic Book - Acme Novelty Library

Chris Ware's Acme Novelty Library may be a bit of an odd choice for a funniest list, with its often depressing tales, but I think, ultimately, his brilliant work is very often amusing, just amusing in a totally different way than, say, the work of John Stanley or Keith Giffen.