Overview: This new title takes a look at some of the greatest moments dealing with some of the most adored heroines from the DC Universe.
Analysis: Following his Justice League: 100 Greatest Moments book, Robert Greenberger has written another stunning book perfect for DC Fans’ coffee tables. This time the focus is on the heroines from DC Comics and one hundred of the greatest moments they have dealt with.
With the help of fans from different Facebook pages and much of his own research, Greenberger has put together the greatest collection of events in DC comics you will be hungering to hunt down and read for yourself. You will want to take your time with this book as you read each character biography and the events that go with the said character. From Amanda Waller to Zatanna you don’t miss any of some of the most important issues in comics history.
The comic page selection for each event are perfect examples, from Artemis replacing Diana as Wonder Woman all the way to Mia Dearden’s Speedy stepping forward and discussing her HIV diagnosis with a high school and beyond. Greenberger truly shows his love for these Super Heroines with his descriptions of each character and his break down of each event. Also talking about both the Pre-New 52 and the Post-New 52 character timelines, shows it isn’t all about one generation or the other in this book. It’s an all-encompassing book of the superheroine universe in DC Comics.
Some of my favorite parts of this book are about characters I personally only knew about in passing and now I desperately need and want to read. Amethyst, Artemis, Bumblebee, Fire & Ice, and Gypsy, just to name a few, have been added to my read list just because of this book.
There is one odd part that might throw readers off. The numbering of the one hundred moments is in alphabetic order starting with Amanda Waller’s “The Wall Versus The Bat” being the first moment and the book ends with an event dealing with Zatanna as number one hundred. Reading this shows that is is going by alphabetic order, but the title implies that it might be a countdown. It is an easy thing to overlook once you dive into the book. Deciding to just enjoy a wonderful book about some of the most fascinating characters in DC Comics history is really the highlight anyway.
I hope Greenberger continues to write more of these 100 Greatest Moments books for more subjects in DC Comics because they are really great for new and old fans alike.
Final Thoughts: You can proudly display this coffee table book anywhere in your home (well maybe not the kitchen, as you don’t want to ruin it) and use it to show non-comic book readers that comic books aren’t all about men in tights and capes.
Editor’s Note: The Quarto Group provided TBU with a review copy of this title. You can purchase your own copy by heading over to Amazon.