Cartoonist Fred Hembeck started something big when he posted two old strips (1, 2) on his wonderful blog, Fred Sez. Each details 100 things Fred loves about comic books.
Inspired, a zillion other bloggers posted their own great lists. Mike Sterling linked to a bunch of 'em. And I thought about doing one too.
But then it occured to me that a lot of the things I like about comics (the super-hero variety, anyway) no longer exist in today's books, or appear very rarely.
So I've decided to list those instead:
10. The JLA satellite.
9. Bullpen Bulletins.
6 and 7. Alliteration and hyperbole!
5. Batman's humanity.
4. Unashamed use of sound effects.
3. Multiple Earths.
2. Covers that sell the story.