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The 75 Most Memorable Moments in DC Comics History – Day 6

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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 (twitter.com/csbg), our Facebook page (facebook.com/comicsshouldbegood) or just e-mail me (bcronin@comicbookresources.com)!

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!

29. Abin Sur finds a replacement (Showcase #22)



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John Broome and Gil Kane deliver the iconic origin of Hal Jordan of Earth, the new Green Lantern of Sector 2814!

30. Animal Man meets his maker (Animal Man #25)



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In this cliffhanger at the end of the penultimate issue of Grant Morrison’s Animal Man run, Animal Man comes face to face with Morrison himself! Chas Truog drew the comic.

31. Blue Beetle is defiant in the face of death (Countdown to Infinite Crisis #1)



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Countdown to Infinite Crisis was written by Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka and Judd Winick. It was drawn by a number of artists, with Phil Jimenez being the one who drew this final confrontation between Blue Beetle and Maxwell Lord, where Beetle discovers Lord’s plans before anyone else, including Batman. Sadly, Beetle pays for his discover with his life, but at least he went down heroically.

32. Lex Luthor reacts poorly to bad news (Adventure Comics #271)



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Jerry Siegel gave the most famous origin to Lex Luthor in this issue, drawn by Al Plastino (isn’t it amazing how good of an expressionist Plastino was?).

33. The first woman in a refrigerator (Green Lantern v3 #54)



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Ron Marz and Darryl Banks had just introduced the new Green Lantern, Kyle Rayner, when his girlfriend, Alex DeWitt, was viciously murdered by a villain sent to retrieve Kyle’s ring.

34. Dick Grayson loses one relationship, gain a new, unhealthy one (Detective Comics #38)



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In Detective Comics #38, Bill Finger, Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson followed up the origin of Batman a few issues earlier with the origin of Batman’s new partner, Dick Grayson, or Robin, the Boy Wonder!