Recent Dorkiness

Frank Quitely

Dork Awards: The 25 Greatest Super-Villains of All Time, Part Four

September 19, 2013 // 3 Comments

Super-Bastards. Top 25. Countin’ ’em down. Part One.   Part Two.   Part Three. And now here we are at Part Four. I was planning on a short entry tonight, just three villains. But it’s turning out even shorter than I thought. Because two of these bastards just work, and even though the third doesn’t work as well as he should… Well, you’ll see. You’ll see right now, in fact, because he’s next… 8. Lex Luthor Being Superman’s [...]

Dork Awards: The 25 Greatest Super-Villains of All Time, Part One

September 9, 2013 // 6 Comments

So I decided the other night, during a bout of insomnia, to follow up my list of the 25 Greatest Super Heroes with a companion list of the 25 Greatest Super Villains. Here in the clear light of day, I can see that idea was clearly insane. I mean, I love my Super-Bastards as much as the next guy, but that super hero list just about killed me. So much writing, so much research, so many pictures to find… But I’ve already spent a sleep-deprived evening just making the list out, and [...]

Pretty, Sexy, Sad and Topical: the Funnybooks of July

July 9, 2013 // 1 Comment

New funnybooks! Old funnybooks! So many funnybooks! Batman Inc 12, by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham Poignancy. That’s not a word I expected to apply to a comic featuring Batmanbat… …in final battle with Talia Al Ghul, her squad of ninja manbats, and genetically-enhanced Super-Damian. But when Talia sees Our Hero flying toward her and asks “Why won’t he stop?” I sense genuine sorrow and regret in her voice. And not just for herself, but for Batman, too. For Batman, [...]

Dork Awards: The 25 Greatest Super Heroes of All Time (Part Three)

June 27, 2013 // 2 Comments

Continuing our countdown of the 25 Greatest Super Heroes of All Time! Part One can be found here, with Part Two here. Go back to get caught up, or dive in below… We’re down to the top five now, and that seems like something of a watershed moment to me. The tension I’ve felt throughout the list between quality of story, quality of concept, and historical importance really ramped up with these characters, and I struggled with what order to put them in. One of them wasn’t [...]