Comic Theme Time Month – Best Identity Reveal

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Comic Theme Time Month – Best Identity Reveal

All December long, I will be doing daily installments of Comic Theme Time. Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.

Today’s topic is “what was the best identity reveal in comics?”

We all tend to dwell on the bad reveals to comic book identity mysteries, like Jean Loring in Identity Crisis, so what do you think was the BEST reveal to an identity mystery in comics history? Did you like the revelation of who Sensor Girl was? Was Supernova’s reveal a good one? The Red Hulk? The Red She-Hulk? Walter West? The Red Skull being Dell Rusk?

What is your pick?

NOTE: I loved the reveal from Thunderbolts #1 (who didn’t?), but here I’m talking more about things where the identity of a character (typically a villain) is the key to the storyline. The great thing about Thunderbolts was that the identity of the heroes was NOT presented as a mystery, but rather as a tremendous shock.