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Comic Theme Time Month – Best Retroactive Insertion Character

All December long, I will be doing daily installments of Comic Theme Time. Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.

Today’s topic is “who is the best retroactive insertion character?”

A retroactive insertion character is when a new character is inserted into continuity as though they have always been part of the continuity of the comic, just never mentioned until this point. One of the most famous examples of this is Matt Murdock’s first major love, the assassin Elektra. Matt just never mentioned the enormous impact this woman had on his life until she showed up again well into his career as Daredevil. Murdock’s teacher, Stick, also fits this pattern.

What’s your pick?

Comic Theme Time Month – Best Ragtag Bunch of Misfits

All December long, I will be doing daily installments of Comic Theme Time. Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.

Today’s topic is “what was the best ragtag bunch of misfits in comics?”

Ragtag groups are a popular device used for the formation of groups. To be a ragtag group, it has to be a disparate group of characters with no real formal relation to each other and no formal structure in the formation of their group. Some groups that don’t count, then, would be the Doom Patrol, as while they were certainly misfits, they were brought together in a quite calculated fashion by Niles Caulder (the same could be said for Professor X and his X-Men). Now when Jean Grey had to put together a team of X-Men during Eve of Destruction, THAT was a ragtag bunch of misfits.

What’s your pick?

Comic Theme Time Month – Best Superhero Crossover

All December long, I will be doing daily installments of Comic Theme Time. Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.

Today’s topic is “was the best company-wide superhero crossover?”

Some examples include…well…you know, there’s one every year!

What’s your pick?

Comic Theme Time Month – Best Superhero Name That’s a Pun

All December long, I will be doing daily installments of Comic Theme Time. Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.

Today’s topic is “what is the best superhero/supervillain/superhero team/supervillain team that has a pun for a name?”

Some examples include Atom Eve, Major Disaster, Force of July and Cloak and Dagger.

What’s your pick?

Comic Theme Time Month – Worst Major Superhero Costume Change

All December long, I will be doing daily installments of Comic Theme Time. Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.

Today’s topic is a follow-up to the last one – “what is the worst costume change that a major superhero has made?” Again, “major” is being defined here by any superhero to have his/her own title for at least 100 cumulative issues (so Doctor Strange would count, Aquaman would count, Martian Manhunter would not, etc.)

Some notable examples would be Daredevil’s armored look, Superman’s electric blue costume and Captain America’s Nomad costume (if that should even count).

What would be your picks?

Comic Theme Time Month – Best Superhero Costume Change

All December long, I will be doing daily installments of Comic Theme Time. Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.

Today’s topic is “what is the best costume change that a superhero has made?”

Some examples of good costume changes include Quicksilver’s move from green to light blue, Nightwing’s move away from the “disco era” costume, Black Widow’s move from whatever the heck she used to wear in Tales of Suspense to the sleek cat-suit John Romita designed for her and the Angel’s move from the multi-colored suspenders look to the sleek number that Magneto designed for him in the Savage Land (without the parts of the costume that drained his powers, of course).

What are your top picks?

Comic Theme Time Month – Which Major Superhero Has the Worst Supporting Cast?

All December long, I will be doing daily installments of Comic Theme Time. Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.

Today’s topic is “which major superhero has the worst supporting cast?” “Major” in this case is defined as “at least 100 issues of his or her own comic book series, counting all volumes of his/her series (so, say, Aquaman would count, since while no one series ever hit 100, combined they all lasted well over 100 issues, but Quasar would not)

Is it Aquaman? Barry Allen? Hal Jordan (would you count the Corps as supporting cast members?)? Green Arrow? She-Hulk?

What’s your pick?

Comic Theme Time Month – Best Superhero Friendship

All December long, I will be doing daily installments of Comic Theme Time. Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.

Today’s topic is “what do you think is the best friendship between two superheroes?”

Some examples include Beast and Wonder Man, Flash and Green Lantern, She-Hulk and Wasp, Beast Boy and Cyborg, Red Robin and Superboy and Batman and Superman.

What’s your pick?

Comic Theme Month – Best Comic Book Near-Romances

All December long, I will be doing daily installments of Comic Theme Time. Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.

Today’s topic is “what do you think was the best comic book romance that was teased in the comics but never actually came to pass?”

Some examples include Storm and Cable, Captain America and the Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye and the Scarlet Witch, Flash (Barry Allen) and Zatanna and Flash (Wally West) and Power Girl.

What’s your pick?

Comic Theme Month – Best Comic Book Wedding

All December long, I will be doing daily installments of Comic Theme Time. Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.

Today’s topic is “what do you think was the best comic book wedding?”

Reed and Sue Richards? Donna Troy and Terry Long? Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson?

What’s your pick?

Comic Theme Month – Best Image Comic Book Series Ever

All December long, I will be doing daily installments of Comic Theme Time. Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.

Today’s topic is “what do you think is the best comic book series that Image Comics ever produced?”

You really don’t need samples for this, do you? Just in case you do, some popular ones over the years have been Savage Dragon, Walking Dead, Invincible, Torso, Chew, Fell, Wanted, Codename: Stryke Force, Jinx, Nightly News, Morning Glories, Noble Causes, Powers, Phonogram, Proof, Stormwatch, Severed.

That’s just a sampling. Which one do you think was the best?

Comic Theme Month – Who Would Draw Your Composite Avengers?

All December long, I will be doing daily installments of Comic Theme Time. Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.

Today’s topic is a “Working with an Avengers lineup of, let’s say, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Vision, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Wasp and Hank Pym (whatever identity) – who would be the most iconic artist for each of those eight characters?”

Read on to see what I’m looking for specifically, along with some examples to get you started…

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Comic Theme Month – Best Cover Artist of the 1940s

All December long, I will be doing daily installments of Comic Theme Time. Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.

Today’s topic is a “Who do you think was the best cover artist of the 1940s?”

Read on to see what I’m looking for specifically, along with some examples to get you started…

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Comic Theme Month – Best Resolution In a Comic Series of a Plot From a Canceled Series

All December long, I will be doing daily installments of Comic Theme Time. Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.

Today’s topic is a “What do you think is the best instance of a comic book series taking the time out to feature the resolution to a plot from a canceled comic book series?”

Read on to see what I’m looking for specifically, along with some examples to get you started…

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Comic Theme Month – Best Comic Hero Turned Villain

All December long, I will be doing daily installments of Comic Theme Time. Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.

Today’s topic is a follow-up to the last topic “What do you think is the best comic book hero-turned-villain?”

Read on to see what I’m looking for specifically, along with some examples to get you started…

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