Great Comic Moments #6 Metron
As far as Great Comic Moments go, you would never expect Metron. Being both lame and obscure, Metron has been under and misused by modern writers. Even in the old days he wasn’t amazing, but he had some credibility. This scene showed Metron getting mad and driving home an important plot point. The New Gods will never die in DC, and their heroism will last in the universe forever. Now if only someone could turn them into something people would read in the modern age.
Great Comic Moments #5 Darkseid
Nearly all of his modern stories are undeniably lamer for having him as the villain. Even his most significant moment in recent memory, Final Crisis, was hokey and boring. But once upon a time he was the “tiger force” and something to be feared. He played vital roles in many storylines, even showing depth by helping stop the Anti-Monitor. This quote calls us back to a time when Darkseid was Darkseid, instead of Apocalypse from Marvel.
Great Comic Moments #4 Deadpool-
Well come on, who is lamer right now than Deadpool? No one! However this moment marks a poignant view into Deadpool’s inner character, one most writers throw out the window along with humor. I say this because this needs to change, as he has had some excellent comics. While he has certainly become over-exposed and poorly written as of late, there’s still hope for him someday.
Great Comic Moments #3 The Riddler
This character has become infinitely lame recently. Now he kills people, gets plastic surgery and is abused by the Gotham Sirens. There was a time when he was a big name, and let’s not forget Frank Gorshin’s famous Riddler. This quote was both an outcry towards cookie cutter villains with violence, and one of the Riddler’s finest moments.
Great Comic Moments #2 Baron Zemo
A terribly boring cliche of a character was given new life with the Thunderbolts. He became a man of depth, someone you would actually be interested in. This quote shows both the amazing turnaround and how far this new character had come. A shame it didn’t last.
Great Comic Moments #1 The Penguin
On and off, off and on, very few writers can figure out what to do with the penguin. Is he scary? Is he awkward? Why do we care? But this Arkham Asylum story is likely the greatest Penguin story ever told. He finds love, loses love and the audience realizes he’s not awkward or funny. He’s a monster.