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Comic Theme Time Month – Best Female Adoption of a Male Superhero/Supervillain Name

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 example of a female superhero/supervillain adopting the name of a male superhero/supervillain?”

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

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Comic Theme Time Month – Best Non-Fiction Comics

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 (partially in honor of Fred Van Lente Day) is “What do you think are the best non-fiction comics?”

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

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Comic Theme Time Month – Best Cross-Title Storyline

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 cross-title storyline?”

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

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Comic Theme Time Month – Best Superhero Origin

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 superhero origin out there?”

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

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Comic Theme Time Month – Worst Logo Change on a Long-Running Title

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 worst logo change on a long-running 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 Time Month – Most Egregious Interference by the Watcher

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 most egregious example of Uatu the Watcher “I can’t interfere!”) interfering with events?”

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

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Comic Theme Time Month – Most Dramatic Creative Shift on a Title

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 most dramatic creative shift on a comic book title?”

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

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Comic Theme Time – Unresolved Comic Book Plot Threads

As always, Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me giving a topic and then listing my top five choices, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.

Here, we’re discussing unresolved comic book plot threads. So list some notable examples of unresolved comic book plot threads!

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Comic Theme Time – Bad Plots In Great Creator Runs!

I was thinking the other day about Friday Night Lights. It is a very good show, and yet, during Season 2, they had one of the dumbest plots that you could imagine. Luckily, the show quickly resolved it and then pretended like it never happened (which was for the best) and I think it all turned out okay. So that made me think of this, the latest Comic Theme Time! If you don’t recall what Comic Theme Time is, it is when I ask you good people to think of as many examples as you can think of that fit the topic (unlike Top Five, where I give you examples that fit the topic).

So the topic/challenge is – name the worst plots you can think of during runs that you thought were very good!

Comic Theme Time – Characters That I Don’t Feel Safe Showing Up Again (Plus Others That I Do)

Again, the concept for this bit is that there are certain topics that I’ve considered for Top Fives that when I go to narrow it down, it strikes me that there are just way too many good ones for me to truly narrow it down to five, so rather than miss out on highlighting these bits, I figure I will instead throw it open to you good folks to name as many examples that fit this theme as you can think of!

Going even FURTHER, I’ve decided to make this a DUAL Theme Time (rather than making two separate entries)!

The list topic is in honor of my pal, Matt Bib, who celebrates his birthday today. Matt is the biggest Monica Rambeau fan that I know, and thinking about Monica (who I like as a character a lot), I was thinking about how, especially nowadays, there are certain obscure characters that you almost DON’T want to see show up in a comic, or you at least don’t feel SAFE seeing them show up in a comic, because they make perfectly good cannon fodder for writers (again, especially nowadays).

However, all these characters (I say “all” like it’s easy – it is definitely NOT easy) need is for someone to come around and do something with the character to make other writers not want to lose him/her. For awhile there, I definitely began to worry that Monica was in the first category, but then Warren Ellis “saved” her by using her in Nextwave, and now she’s likely completely safe from being killed. A good example of this is when Tabitha from Nextwave was “killed” in an issue of X-Force. Normally, I would totally buy an obscure character currently in limbo being killed off, but since Tabby was a member of Nextwave I knew there was no way that she was actually going to be killed off – and sure enough, through the miracles of time travel, she was saved at the end of the arc.

So your challenge this time around is to come up with two lists…

1. Characters you like that aren’t currently appearing in any comic that you would not feel safe about if they suddenly DID show up in a comic (for me, Banshee was like this for a few years, and with good reason, as ultimately they DID kill him off)

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2. Characters that you like that you were once worried about like above, but now you feel safe about (Jack Flag is another good example of this – before Ellis revamped him in Thunderbolts, I never would have expected him to live past his next appearance – heck, I half expected him to be killed off off-panel, like Maxi-Man from the Conglomerate)

Comic Theme Time – Odd Abilities/Attributes of Superheroes

Again, the concept for this bit is that there are certain topics that I’ve considered for Top Fives that when I go to narrow it down, it strikes me that there are just way too many good ones for me to truly narrow it down to five, so rather than miss out on highlighting these bits, I figure I will instead throw it open to you good folks to name as many examples that fit this theme as you can think of!

Here, I’m asking for powers, abilities and attributes that writers have come up for their heroes that are a bit…odd. The sort of stuff that you don’t know exactly why they felt it was a good/feasible idea to give the character that power/ability/attribute.

I’ll start you off with a few (so you know what I’m basically looking for), then you supply as many more as you can!

1. Rachel Summers/Grey/What-have-you is the only version of her in the entire Multiverse. If you see a Rachel in, say, a What If? issue, that is not actually Rachel, but just someone with the same name that looks like her. Rachel Summers is a unique being in the Multiverse.

2. Mutants are immune to AIDS.

3. Storm’s ability to use her weather powers to turn regular clothing into her X-Men costume.

Okay, now your turn!

And hopefully something non-X-Men related, because all of my examples are X-Men related!

Comic Theme Time – Geoff Johns’ “Returns”

Again, the concept for this bit is that there are certain topics that I’ve considered for Top Fives that when I go to narrow it down, it strikes me that there are just way too many good ones for me to truly narrow it down to five, so rather than miss out on highlighting these bits, I figure I will instead throw it open to you good folks to name as many examples that fit this theme as you can think of!

I’ll start you off with ten (so you know what I’m basically looking for), then you supply as many more as you can!

So here are ten examples of something that has become a bit of a trademark for Geoff Johns in his career at DC, where he “fixes” characters. By fix, I mean that he does changes that return characters (or approximations of such) to a familiar state, a state that Johns likely thinks is better – so in his mind (and I’m sure a lot of readers, as well), he’s not so much reverting characters as he is returning good characters that had been lost due to various decisions in the past. Continue Reading »

Comic Theme Time – If Only The Internet Had Been Invented…

Again, the concept for this bit is that there are certain topics that I’ve considered for Top Fives that when I go to narrow it down, it strikes me that there are just way too many good ones for me to truly narrow it down to five, so rather than miss out on highlighting these bits, I figure I will instead throw it open to you good folks to name as many examples that fit this theme as you can think of!\

I’ll start you off with five (so you know what I’m basically looking for), then you supply as many more as you can!

So here are five examples of events that, had they happened during the days of the internet, would cause people to flip the heck out on-line, a la One More Day (I’m using 1990 as my cut-off point, only because it is not so much fun talking about 90s stuff for this game – 1994 was the first internet freak-out I ever saw – the H.E.A.T. stuff, although 1996 was probably the first REAL one, as H.E.A.T. was in the print media a lot, while the 1996 Heroes Reborn freak-out was mostly on the ‘net). Continue Reading »

Comic Theme Time – The Boldest Retcons Ever

I’ve done Theme Time for Snark Free Corner, but now it is graduating to its own bit! The concept is basically that there are certain topics that I’ve considered for Top Fives that when I go to narrow it down, it strikes me that there are just way too many good ones for me to truly narrow it down to five, so rather than miss out on highlighting these bits, I figure I will instead throw it open to you good folks to name as many examples that fit this theme as you can think of!

I’ll start you off with five (so you know what I’m basically looking for), then you supply as many more as you can!

So here are five examples of particularly bold retcons, the kind that make you think, “Wow, did they really just try to explain away ____ with _____? Wow, that’s brassy.” Continue Reading »

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