Usually when I do a rant, it’s a way of me getting something out of my system. Once I’m done complaining, I walk away and don’t really think about it again. But the sheer amount of bullshit coming out of DC Comics as they try to put a positive spin on their ban on Batwoman’s marriage has me coming back to say, “And one more thing…”
Archive for The Question
As the Question, Renee Montoya isn’t a character who has seen a lot of costume changes, but she has gone through a lot of other developments over her time in comics. To date, she has spent more time as a police officer than a superhero, beginning as a supporting character and working her way up. This long development has also left her as one of the more interesting characters in DC Comics.
When it comes to comic adaptations, the DC Animated Universe (DCAU) is pretty much the cream of the crop. Running for over a decade, the shared universe included Batman: the Animated Series, Superman: the Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, and the various tie-in movies and comics that connected to them. While the animated series aren’t comics, I think they’re awesome enough to deserve a list of Crowning Moments of Awesome all their own.
I don’t have time to get to NaNoEdMo tonight, but I have been reminded that tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day by Sarah playing “Danny Boy,” as sung on The Muppet Show. Which reminded me of one of the more awesome moments from one of the more awesome superheroes out there, the Question. Consider this a preview of one of the items that will show up on my list when I do a “Crowning Moments of Awesome” for the Question.
Comic book deaths are a punchline these days. A few years ago when Captain America died, no one expected the death to last more than two years, even though Marvel swore up and down that it would stick (sort of like how Spider-Man unmasking during Civil War was supposed to stick and not get retconned away thanks to a deal with the Devil). Despite the fact that a comic book death currently translates into little more than a cheap sales gimmick, there have still been some really good ones over the years. Even if they didn’t stick, they were chilling, touching, or otherwise hugely influential. What follows is my totally biased opinion of the best deaths comics has had to offer.