The 75 Most Memorable Moments in DC Comics History – Day 12

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The 75 Most Memorable Moments in DC Comics History – Day 12

Okay, in case you didn’t see the introduction, the concept is that each day up to and including the 31st of July, I’ll be posting six of the most memorable moments from DC Comics’ 75-year history. On the 31st, you folks will get a chance to pick your Top 10 out of the 100 choices. I’ll tabulate the votes and I’ll debut the Top 75 Most Memorable Moments in DC Comics History starting on August 8th. In the meantime, feel free to post suggestions for moments you think should be featured either at our Twitter account (, our Facebook page ( or just e-mail me (!

Here’s the next six moments! And click here for the master list of all the moments posted so far!

NOTE: Each day of moments will almost certainly contain some spoilers for past comic books, plus each day might include content that originally appeared in “Mature Readers Only” comics, so be forewarned!

65. Sue Dibny is killed (Identity Crisis #1)

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Brad Meltzer and Rags Morales opened their popular mini-series, Identity Crisis, with the death of Sue Dibny, wife of the longtime Justice Leaguer, Elongated Man.

66. Batman strikes a pose (Batman #251)

From the pages of one of the most famous Denny O’Neil/Neal Adams issues of Batman, the Joker’s Five-Way Revenge, we get this full page splash of Batman racing across the beach to catch the Joker. This picture was so memorable that it was turned into a cover just a few years later for a Treasury Edition. John Cassaday later homaged it in his Planetary/Batman crossover – it’s THAT recognizable of a shot that just drawing Batman in that pose will make people realize what Adams drawing you’re talking about.

67. The “slow walk” (New Frontier #6)

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The “slow walk” is a classic in movie-making, but never was it so well translated into comics as it was in the finale of Darwyn Cooke’s classic mini-series, New Frontier.

68. Batman takes down Superman (Batman: The Dark Knight #4)

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The beginning of this fight (courtesy of Frank Miller) is also quite memorable, where Batman punches Superman, but the ending is the most memorable part of the fight.

69. Superman wrestles an angel (JLA #7)

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I think Flash says it best in the pages above (the issue, written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Howard Porter, features an evil angel coming to Earth to keep another angel from spilling his plans to attack Heaven).

70. Sue Dibny is raped (Identity Crisis #2)

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Brad Meltzer (along with artist Rags Morales) felt that they needed to have something awfully bad happen to compel the Justice League to actually mess with a supervillain’s mind. What he came up with was having Doctor Light rape Sue Dibny years ago when Elongated Man was a member of the “satellite era” of the Justice League of America.