The 75 Most Memorable Moments in DC Comics History – Day 5

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The 75 Most Memorable Moments in DC Comics History – Day 5

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!

Today, as a special challenge, I picked six moments that did not involve death in any way!

23. Wonder Woman wins the contest to go to Man’s World! (All-Star Comics #8)

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William Moulton Marston and H.G. Peter deliver the iconic origin of Wonder Woman.

24. Batman – ladies’ man (Batman #244)

Perhaps the perfect representation of what Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams saw as their take on Batman, international man of mystery.

25. Silk Spectre and Nite-Owl discover the power of costumes (Watchmen #7)

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In one of the most notable sequences in Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen, Nite-Owl and Silk Spectre find that while they were unable to have sex when they were in their secret identities, after a night of superheroing, well…things went differently…

26. Barry Allen has a little accident (Showcase #4)

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Robert Kanigher, Julie Schwartz and Carmine Infantino deliver one of the most famous origins of the Silver Age. So famous that John Broome later just re-used it for Kid Flash’s origin!

27. Batman fights the Mutant gang leader for the first time (Batman: The Dark Knight #2)

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Batman attacks the Mutants in his Batmobile/tank, but he can’t help but want to get in there and fight man to man, and this beautiful slash page by Frank Miller captures that feeling perfectly.

28. Morpheus and a demon have a contest (Sandman #4)

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In this early issue of Sandman, Neil Gaiman (and artists Mike Dringenberg and Sam Kieth) has Morpheus go around and re-collect his magical items he had lost in his years of imprisonment. To regain one of his items, he has a contest with a demon from hell. This exchange was so famous that it was even turned into an online political ad in 2008 (with Obama taking Morpheus’ lines and Hillary Clinton taking the demon’s lines).