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Every day in November we will reveal the greatest stories ever told starring a particular character or written/drawn by a particular creator (and throughout the month, you’ll get daily chances to vote for NEXT week’s lists). These lists are voted on by YOU, the reader!
Here is the list of characters/creators featured so far (along with the rules on how to vote).
Today’s list is the Greatest Gardner Fox Stories Ever Told!
10. Showcase #55 “Solomon Grundy Goes on a Rampage!”
This classic tale brought was the first story in the Silver Age to star just the Golden Age DC heroes. It was the first Silver Age tale to star Hourman, Dr. Fate and Solomon Grundy.
9. Detective Comics #29-30 “Batman versus Doctor Death”
This was the first attempt to give Batman a recurring supervillain (or a supervillain at all, really). Batman fights a mysterious mad scientist who uses deadly chemicals.
8. Justice League of America #9 “The Origin of the Justice League”
Well into the series run, Fox finally revealed the origin of the League.
7. Mystery in Space #75 “The Planet That Came to a Standstill!”
In this acclaimed tale, Fox shows how Adam Strange first met the Justice League. They fight against Kanjar Ro.
6. Justice League of America #9-10 “Fantastic Fingers of Felix Faust/One Hour to Doomsday”
This is the introduction of Felix Faust, who tries to gain power by using the Demons Three (also making their first appearance).
5. Detective Comics #31-32 “Batman Versus the Vampire”
This awesome tale shows Batman kicking vampire ass and handing out silver bullet death to a evil bad vampire bad guy known as the Monk. The Monk later showed up in a great Matt Wagner mini-series. And wow – that cover!!
4. Justice League of America #21-22 “Crisis on Two Earths”
The first Justice League/Justice Society crossover!
3. Hawkman #4, Atom #19, Green Lantern #42, Detective Comics #355 and
Justice League of America #51 “Zatanna’s Search”
Fox was way ahead of his time with this multi-title crossover where Fox’s new creation, Zatanna, is searching for her father, Zatarra (and old character from the Golden Age). She appears in a number of titles until her story comes to a conclusion in the pages of Justice League of America.
2. Justice League of America #29-30 “Crisis on Earth 3″
The introduction of the novel idea, the anti-Justice League, the Crime Syndicate! This is the second Justice League/Justice Society crossover.
1. Flash #123 “Flash of Two Worlds”
This historic tale was the introduction of the Earth-2 concept as the Silver Age Flash meets the Golden Age Flash. It is a great comic book, not just a historic one!
That’s the list! Agree? Disagree? Let me know!
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