As the holidays arrive and the year comes to a close, we thought we’d take a look back at 2013 and commemorate some of the moments that really stood out in the world of DC Entertainment in a two-week DCComics.com series we’re calling “Ten Moments that Mattered.” Some of these moments were happy. Some were sad. They played out in the pages of our comics, on the big and small screen and in the halls of our office. However, all of them made a profound difference in the world of DC Comics and in the hearts and minds of our fans.
Every legendary hero has an opposite number. The other side of the coin. The darkness to their light. These reflections of evil, death and menace bring out the best in our champions – if they can survive the experience.
But none compare to The Joker – the deadliest, most frightening villain ever to grace the comic book page.
SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read FOREVER EVIL #1 yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).
For months now, we’ve teased that the jaw-dropping events of FOREVER EVIL will have an enormous and significantly game-changing impact on the DC Universe. And this week, when the miniseries launched, readers got their first taste of what we meant.
As most of you know, in the pages of NIGHTWING #19, Dick Grayson (a.k.a. Nightwing) has recently moved to Chicago. In the latest issue, NIGHTWING #20, written by Kyle Higgins and illustrated by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund, on shelves now, Nightwing returns to the apartment he’s subletting in the Windy City for some well earned rest following his explosive encounter with the Chicago Police Department.
Given the harrowing events of “Death of the Family” and the tragic death of Damian Wayne (a.k.a Robin), 2013 has already been an incredibly rough and difficult year for the Bat-family.
Please ignore the raggedness and puffy eyes. It’s... it’s been a rough 24 hours following the events of yesterday’s BATMAN INCORPORATED #8. For those of you who missed it, we suggest you check it out immediately. We’ll wait right here.
Back? Cool. Here are some tissues and ice cream, and yes, that is REM’s “Everybody Hurts” playing in the background.
February 14th is now a full week behind us. The flowers are starting to droop, the chocolates have begun to harden, and the expensive candlelit dinner is now a fading memory. Only the love remains. Well, that and the blasted toothache we got from eating so many candy hearts. (You know who really learns how much we love him in February—our dentist.)