CBR is presently having readers vote on top moments in the history of DC comics, with a list that’s fun to read for the stroll down memory lane it provides. It got me to thinking of some of the perhaps lesser, but nevertheless significant moments.
1. Wondertot is evasive with her mother – Wonder Woman #130, 1962 by Robert Kanigher, art by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito
2. Wendy, Marvin and Wonderdog meet Zan, Jayna and Gleek – Superfriends #7, 1977, by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Ramona Fradon and Bob Smith
3. Superbaby almost kills a guy – Superboy #124, 1965 Writer: Otto Binder Artist: George Papp
Long before comics turned dark, we almost saw a superpowered baby kill a dude. That would’ve been pretty dark, never mind Wonder Woman and Maxwell Lord decades later, that’s kid’s stuff. Considering this is also the issue where Lana Lang becomes Insect Queen, Superboy #124 is key, baby.
4. Reveal why Cynthia not turned on by Scooter – Swing With Scooter #1, 1966 Written by Barbara Friedlander and Jack Miller, Art by Joe Orlando
Who could forget the one girl on the cover of Scooter’s inaugural issue not totally into the Brit import? The shocking revelation behind “Zippsville” comes at the end of the issue, and it’s a humdinger.
5. Sugar and Spike realize they can understand each other – Sugar and Spike #1, 1956, Written and Drawn by Sheldon Mayer
Ouch! That’ll learn ‘im!
8. Stanley’s Monster dresses like Superman – Stanley and His Monster #111, Written by Arnold Drake, Art by Winslow Mortimer
9. Brother Power gets a makeover – Brother Power the Geek #1 Writer Joe Simon, Artist…uncertain, most say Al Bare and Bill Draut
Well, he gets his hair combed, that’s something anyway. I dunno, to me Bro-Po’s look actually anticipated a few later rock stars, I won’t say which ones.
10. Lois goes black – Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane # 106, 1970 – writer, Robert Kanigher Artists: Werner Roth and Vince Colletta, Cover Artist: Curt Swan
The girl reporter takes a bold stride into the seventies with this classic issue and cover, years before Nick Fury did it.
Runner-up: Batgirl gets a run in her tights. Detective Comics # 371, 1968 Writer: Gardner Fox, Artist: Gil Kane and Sid Greene
Batgirl finds a way to distract thugs during a fight, with her pulchritude, though Batman and Robin are presumably too focused to be distracted.
Bonus Moment: Brother Power decides the lazy ways of the hippies are not for him…
…but I decide the lazy ways of getting two moments from one issue are for me! And we see our logo on the bottom the page, so it’s time to sign off for now! Goombye please!