Another 100 Things I Love About Comics.

§ February 14th, 2007 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off on Another 100 Things I Love About Comics.

It’s that time of year again, when love is all around, delighting most of us and sickening the rest…which means it’s also time for another 100 things I love about comics! (Previous installments: 1 & 2)

1. Adventures of Superman starring George Reeves

2. All-New Atom by Gail Simone and assorted parties

3. Archie as Pureheart the Powerful

4. Bat Lash

5. Cary “Mr. Surprise” Bates

6. Batman and Robin travelling through time via hypnosis, courtesy Professor Nichols

7. Batman-related videos on YouTube

8. Bat-Mite

9. Steve Bissette

10. Bizarro #1

11. The Boys by Garth Ennis & Darick Robertson

12. The results of Brandon’s occasional Photoshop challenges

13. Brainiac, particularly when he was accompanied by Koko, his pet space-monkey

14. Charles Burns

15. The Calculator — not the new, modern “master crime planner” version, but the guy with a freaking keypad on his chest who could make items just materialize out of his helmet

16. Bully’s Colorforms post

17. Comic book ads that don’t even try to disguise the fact that they’re scams

18. The SimpsonsComic Book Guy

19. Dalgoda by Jan Strnad & Dennis Fujitake

20. Daredevil Battles Hitler

21. The Death of Captain Marvel

22. Decoder cards for secret messages in modern comics

23. Destroy! by Scott McCloud

24. Dial H for Hero

25. Diesel Sweeties by R. Stevens

26. Dr. Watchstop by Ken Macklin

27. Ego, the Living Planet

28. Fables by Bill Willingham & others

29. Fanguish

30. Fantastic Four Vs. The X-Men by Chris Claremont & Jon Bogdanove

31. The Fatal Five

32. The Fighting Fetus

33. Firestorm, The Nuclear Man

34. Flippity and Flop

35. The fact that issue #666 of Four Color Comics is “Santa Claus Funnies”

36. Foxtrot by Bill Amend


38. Glow-in-the-dark covers (the one cover enhancement I really happen to enjoy)

39. Gumby comics (old and new)

40. Halo Jones by Alan Moore & Ian Gibson

41. Hero Squared

42. Hoppy the Marvel Bunny

43. Incredibly inappropriate horror-themed covers for ’70s superhero comics

44. The Incal by Moebius

45. This Joker GIF I made. It’s practically hypnotic.

46. Journalista

47. Justice League of America #123 (1975), in which comic writers Elliot S! Maggin and Cary Bates travel from Earth-Prime into the DC superhero multiverse…Bates becomes a villain, Maggin must warn the heroes…it’s a real “what the heck” kind of comic.

48. The bottle city of Kandor

49. Chris Karath’s frequent comic book action figure photo galleries

50. The Kryptonian Thought-Beast

51. Lloyd Llewellyn

52. The Lobo Convention Special

53. Marshal Law by Pat Mills & Kevin O’Neill

54. Marvel Adventures: The Avengers

55. Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars — yeah, so? Wanna make somethin’ of it?

56. Art Suydam’s Marvel Zombies covers

57. Shawn McManus


59. “Mr. and Mrs. Superman”

60. Mr. Mind, the World’s Wickedest Worm

61. Neil the Horse by Arn Saba

62. Nextwave by Warren Ellis & Stuart Immonen

63. Odd Bodkins by Dan O’Neill

64. Novelizations of comic book events…I know these aren’t good for me, but I can’t help myself

65. Omniverse, edited by Mark Gruenwald

66. The One by Rick Veitch

67. Palookaville by Seth

68. “Planet Hulk”

69. Popeye by E.C. Segar

70. Puma Blues by Steve Murphy and Michael Zulli

71. The Queen of the Runners

72. The Rack by Benjamin Birdie & Kevin Church

73. Reagan’s Raiders

74. Red Kryptonite

75. Runaway Comic by Mark Martin

76. John Severin

77. Shazam: The Monster Society of Evil by Jeff Smith

78. Sinestro

79. The all-too infrequent times on Smallville when it actually kinda/sorta feels like a superhero comic (Clark is particularly superhero-y, Lex is in full-on villain mode, etc.)

80. Spidey Super Stories

81. The Spirit by Darwyn Cooke

82. Stickboy by Dennis Worden

83. The Super Powers comics drawn by Jack Kirby

84. Whenever one of the Superman supporting characters gained super powers

85. The second, and far superior, Superman/Spider-Man crossover

86. The Supermobile

87. Appearances of swamp creatures from other comic book companies in Swamp Thing

88. Stealth appearances of Swamp Thing in the regular DC Universe (in All-New Atom and in Infinite Crisis, among others)

89. Thor’s Jukebox

90. The 3 Geeks by Rich Koslowski

91. Tomb of Dracula by Marv Wolfman & Gene Colan

92. Tor Love Betty

93. Treasury edition comics

94. Tug & Buster by Marc Hempel

95. Len Wein

96. Weird War Tales

97. White Boy Goes to Hell

98. J.R. Williams

99. Xenozoic Tales by Mark Schultz

100. …And, of course, all of my readers and fellow comicsweblogospherians. Thanks for reading!

100 1/2. Swamp Thing slippers

Bill at Trusty Plinko Stick has got the love, too, so go check out his list! (I see he also took the brave stand of loving Secret Wars….)

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