A winner has been declared and the most memorable moments series is over. I want to to take a minute to thank each of the people who took time out of their schedules to write such wonderful posts for the series.
When I first conceived this event, I thought I’d have a couple of guest posters and write the rest myself. But I am so happy that I changed my mind and had guests for all the posts. And I am amazed at all the great people who agreed to participate. I really believe that within these 30 posts there is some great writing and thinking about women in comics.
So thank you to (in order of their posts):
Bluefall (who contributed three posts)
Nevermore/Adventures in Comic Book Girl
Greg Rucka (who contributed two posts)
Gail Simone (who contributed three posts)
Bryan Q. Miller
Jennifer K. Stuller (who contributed two posts)
Maddy/Full of Whoa
Sailor Libra/I’d Rather Be Lois Lane
Each was an absolute delight to work with and I am so appreciative that they were willing to share their thoughts about these 30 moments that helped shape DC Comic’s history and showcase their strong female characters.
I hope if you enjoyed the series that you will join me in saying thanks.
Thanks to everyone who voted. There were just more than 1500 votes between here and Comicvine. The winning moment had 13% of the vote.
Time to decide the most memorable moment. You may vote for two moments in the poll. But, you may vote only once in each poll. If you vote more than once or for more than two nominees, your vote will be eliminated. (If you have two computers and one IP in the same house, let me know). Voting is open until noon tomorrow. SCROLL DOWN THERE ARE 30 NOMINEES in Two Polls! You can find the write-ups of all the moments here.
Here’s the full list of nominees and links to their “showcasing.” VOTE HERE. As a reminder, this list was developed out of a series of ballots consisting of 130 moments submitted by readers and participants in comics forums and sites. Those moment were voted on in a series of ballots. The winners in pollwere named as the 30 nominees. The only caveat for the moment is that the female character(s) had to have agency.
The last nominee to be showcased features my favorite character in my favorite book. I’m once again thrilled to have the writer of the moment, Gail Simone, here to write about it.
This moment is part of one of my favorite story arcs in one of my favorite comic runs. I’m happy to have as my guest poster Mizzelle who writes about comics on Tumblr and on her blog Retconned Fangirl. She’s writes about a certain Amazon quite a bit, so this moment seemed a good fit for her.
This moment features one of my favorite DCU females. She is fearless and places fears in the heart of those who stupidly choose to cross her. My guest poster for this moment is the awesome Evie Nagy. Evie is a journalist with Billboard and a co-host of the comics podcast "Awesomed by Comics." If you aren’t listening to ABC you are missing one of the best comics podcasts there is.
The first time a couple gets together is always memorable. Especially when they create the magic that these two do. My guest poster for this moment is the delightful Pseudicide of the blog Girls Read Comics, too.
When I started soliciting moments for this series, this one came up more than any other moment. To write about it, I am once again pleased to have as my guest poster the gifted and knowledgeable Wonder Woman writer Bluefall. And the moment? I’ll give you just one word and I’ll bet you’ll guess. Snap.
This moment has special meaning to me because it was one of the first things I posted about when getting into comic culture. And, plus, it is awesome. I am very happy to have Vanessa Gabriel of the terrific blog Girls Gone Geek as my guest poster for this moment.
I’m sure it won’t surprise you to learn that one character had more memorable moments that any other. And it makes sense that Wonder Woman would as she’s the longest running female superhero in the DCU having been in print for over 600 issues. Today’s moment is one of the character’s first and I’m delighted to have back as my guest poster to write about it Jennifer K. Stuller, the author of "Inked-Stained Amazons."
This moment is not only memorable but visually striking and, in my mind, iconic. It was also part of the start of a great relationship between a writer and a character. Once again, I am incredibly lucky to have the writer of this moment here to discuss it, the very talented Greg Rucka.
One of things cover on this blog is how minority groups are treated in DC comics. Today’s guest blogger Neo-prodigy writes about minorities and comics regularly on his blog and elsewhere where he gives sexism, racism and homophobia, in any form, absolutely no mercy. Today he’s writing about a memorable moment for a great character, a WoC, who has not been treated very well by DC Comics in the past few years.
What I’ve enjoyed about this series, other than the fantastic writing and insight, is having people who have a love for certain characters write about them. One of things I love about comics is the personal connection people have with characters. Where I have been able, I’ve invited guest posters to write about characters that I know they have an affinity for. Today’s guest poster is the talented Jill Pantozzi, “the Nerdy Bird” who writes for her own blog, Has Boobs, Reads Comics as well as the column “Hey that’s my cape!” for Newsarama as well as several other comics sites. Jill and I share a love for the same character. Can you guess who she is writing about?