Top 75 Most Memorable Moments in DC Comics History: #5-1

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We provided a series of memorable DC moments for you to vote for, we also gave you the chance to nominate other moments (which you then also voted on to get them on to the “ballot”) and then you came out in droves to vote for them all! I think it was our biggest turnout yet (as it turns out, more people will vote if they just have to click buttons to vote). So now, we begin the countdown of the Top 75 most memorable moments in the 75-year history of DC Comics!!! Do note that spoilers will almost certainly be present in these moments, and some of them could have come from comics that were intended for mature audiences only. So be forewarned!

Here is a link to #75-66. Here is a link to #65-56. Here is a link to #55-46. Here is a link to 45-36! Here is a link to #35-26. Here is a link to #25-16. Here is a link to #15-6.

And now, here is #5-1!


5. Death of Supergirl (Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 by Marv Wolfman, George Perez, Dick Giordano and Jerry Ordway)

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Superman’s cousin received an extremely heroic, heartfelt send-off in this touching moment from Crisis on Infinite Earths.

4. Baby Superman speeds away from his dying home planet in a rocket ship (Action Comics #1 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster)

One of the most iconic visuals in comic book history, courtesy of Superman’s creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

3. Barry Allen makes the ultimate sacrifice to save the Multiverse (Crisis on Infinite Earths #8 by Marv Wolfman, George Perez and Jerry Ordway)

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As dramatic as the death of Supergirl was, to kill off the superhero who more or less got the Silver Age started was even more dramatic. And to have him go out by RUNNING HIMSELF TO DEATH TO SAVE THE UNIVERSE!?!?! That’s awesome.

2. Superman dies (Superman Vol. 2 #75 by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding)

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Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding provide one of the most dramatic images of the 1990s in comics in one of the highest-selling comics of all-time (and certainly one that gained some of the largest mainstream attention ever).

1. Joker shoots Barbara Gordon (Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland)

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You don’t get much more shocking than the sight of the former heroine known as Batgirl getting shot in the gut by the Joker in front of her father, Commissioner Gordon. You don’t have to LIKE the scene to appreciate that it has become etched in the memories of fans everywhere.

Okay, that’s the list! I hope you had fun voting Congratulations to DC on a great 75 years filled with memorable moments! Here’s to another great 75 years!!