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The 75 Most Memorable Moments in DC Comics History – Day 14

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Okay, in case you didn’t see the introduction, the concept is that up until the 31st of July, I’ll post a list of 100 of the most memorable moments in DC history (in no particular order). 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 (twitter.com/csbg), our Facebook page (facebook.com/comicsshouldbegood) or just e-mail me (bcronin@comicbookresources.com)!

I’m mixing things up a bit. Just five today and I’ll let you know soon what I’ll be doing for the last X moments. 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!

77. “One Punch!” (Justice League #5)



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For the first few issues of the Justice League relaunch by Keith Giffen, JM DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire, Guy Gardner had been giving Batman a hard time. In this famous scene, Gardner finally gets what’s coming to him.

78. Jason Todd is beaten nearly to death by the Joker (Batman #427)



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This is one depressing moment, courtesy of Jim Starlin and Jim Aparo. Jason Todd is looking for his mother, but she sells him out and he is beaten nearly to death by the Joker. His mother is then betrayed by the Joker and left with the nearly dead Jason. He manages to awake and struggle to get them both to safety, but the bomb goes off before they can make their escape.

79. The Justice League and the Justice Society meet for the first time! (Justice League of America Volume 1 #21)



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In this famous issue, by Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky, the two famous DC superhero teams meet for the first time!

80. Bane breaks Batman’s back (Batman #497)



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Doug Moench and Jim Aparo deliver what is effectively the climax of Knightfall in this tragic tale.

81. Batman accepts a new Robin (Batman #442)


Tim Drake made his debut in the Lonely Place of Dying and quickly stood out from the previous Robin, Jason Todd. This Robin, Tim Drake, was clever, intelligent and very respectful to not only Batman, but to Dick Grayson, as well. So when Batman concedes the point that maybe he DOES need a Robin above, Dick’s smile says it all.