- Posted by Johanna on June 28, 2014 at 10:34 am
- Category: Comic News
There’s a downside to commemorating the 75th anniversary of something, which is that you risk that something seeming old and out-of-date. So I shouldn’t be surprised that when DC named the “Top Ten Super Superman Moments”, they’re mostly from years beginning with a 20. The exceptions are Alan Moore’s story from 1985, making it in at #7, and the 1993 Death of Superman, showing the irony of naming the character’s destruction as one of his “most super moments”. (Yet that’s the “fan favorite” moment, silly fans.)
They’re emphasizing power and heroism, not stories, which may be why there are no credits given, as though these ideas and events self-generated. Or you can click through to the digital comic “buy book” links, to see who wrote and drew them.
All-Star Superman makes it in twice, thank you Grant Morrison, but I can’t see naming Infinite Crisis to a list of the best of anything. Clearly, I’m out of touch with the modern DC Entertainment. Here’s the rundown, on video, with the list after.
- SUPERMAN TSUNAMI FREEZE (from Superman Unchained #2, 2013)
- COSMIC FETCH WITH KRYPTO (from All-Star Superman #6, 2007)
- ALONE AGAINST AN ARMY (from Superman: Birthright #11, 2004)
- KAL TURNS HIS BACK ON PARADISE (from Superman Annual #11: “For the Man Who Has Everything”, 1985)
- INFINITE CRISIS SUPER-PUNCH (from Infinite Crisis #7, 2006)
- NUCLEAR SUBMARINE SPECIAL DELIVERY (from Superman: For All Seasons #2, 1998)
- BIG BANG BOOM TUBE (from Action Comics #782, 2001)
- THE MAN OF STEEL RETURNS (from Kingdom Come #1, 1996)
- DOOMSDAY BEATDOWN (from Superman #75: The Death of Superman, 1993)
- EVERYONE’S SUPERHERO (from All-Star Superman #10, 2008)
What’s your “most super” Superman moment?