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My Own Worst Enemy

~Deadpool #48 (Released Dec. 28, 2012)

If you haven't been reading Deadpool, you're missing out on one zany adventure. Of course, just about every chapter is filled with comedy, but in his recent issues he's facing an evil clone of himself; a version that has regenerated from his blown up parts. In this panel the humor starts to reach a boiling point; here's Wade, arguing with his mentally challenged brain. The strangeness continues.

DC Ice-Master #1: Captain Cold

If you're thinking you have to be born with ice-causing powers, the ability to manipulate freezing torrents of snow, or the consummate need to drain all warmth from life around you - if that's what you think it takes to be the best at the wintery chill, then you're wrong! There's one villain who's made freezing temperatures his theme and the irony is that he has to wear a thick, insulated costume to keep himself safe. Read More.

Captain Cold is #1 on DC's Top 10 Masters of Ice, a countdown provided by The Superheroes List showing you that there are, at least this many cold-users out there, ranking them in order of power and popularity. This is a wintery-themed event for those of you feeling the bite of December's chill. If you like this sort of thing and want more, Check out the List!

A Woman Scorned...

~Wonder Woman #4 (Released Dec. 21, 2011)

Diana returns to Themyscira to find the Amazons changed to snakes and her mother turned to stone. It all happened when the goddess, Hippolyta, learned that Wonder Woman was actually a product of her husband and the Amazon Queen.

Osborn: "We Have A Man On The Inside"

If you've been following The New Avengers since the Fear Itself event, then you learned about Norman Osborn's escape from The Raft. Luke Cage and team were transferring the former Director of HAMMER when loyalists secured him away.

Yes, it was an unfortunate situation, but more importantly, it didn't make sense. Everything was in place and they even used Dr. Strange as a decoy. As the reader continues through the series, we then learned there's a mole within the team. Norman Osborn, in New Avengers #19 (2012) said so himself when he stated "We have a man on the inside."

Now lets be honest, the natural inclination is to join with Spidey in his suspicion of Victoria Hand. If you think she's the one Stormin' Norman is referring to, you can't be blamed; she was working for him back in the days of his Dark Reign.

But here's something you may have missed. Observe the following panels:

In New Avengers #16.1 (2011), Ms. Marvel cuts off  the Southwest Loading Dock, but is then, surprisingly, seen...with nothing.

In New Avengers #17 (2011), a miniaturized rocket carrying a sample of Wolverine's DNA flies off and Ms. Marvel is called on to go after it. She fails. Once again, Norman's plans succeed with a little luck.

Or was it luck at all?

This is obviously for a little entertainment and hyperbole, but Ms. Marvel seems to be the consistent weak link. Do you think Osborn could have turned her? Or is it her at all? Victoria Hand may be the obvious scapegoat or could just as easily be Dr. Washingon; I'm just telling you to keep an eye on the blonde in the skimpy outfit.

This information is currently be cataloged in the Shattered Heroes event. Head on over if you need a Reading Order or some new material.

And Now, The Latest In Fashion...

~Avengers #20 (Released Dec. 21, 2011)

Norman, Norman, Norman. You're one to talk with that weird hairstyle that's plagued you for decades. On the other hand, it's not often a woman wears an octopus on her head...

DC Ice-Master #2: Mr. Freeze

First appearing in Batman #121 (1959), Dr. Victor Fries has been one of the hallmark super-villains in the world of ice and cold. Although he mostly fought the caped crusader, he was solo among the frost-themed users, wielding a "cold" gun that could surround and immerse his victims in an icy tomb. Back in the day, his appearance was typically fraught with humorous anecdotes and a comical backdrop. Read More...

Victor Fries, the coldly-remembered, Mr. Freeze, is #2 on DC's Top 10 Masters of Ice, a countdown provided by The Superheroes List. This article takes a look at all those cold-wielding good and bad guys of DC Comics and presents them in an order of popularity. If you like this concept, Check out the List!

Villainous Moments: His Father's Son

~Batman and Robin #4 (Dec. 14, 2011)

A figure from the past has surfaced, assuming the name "Nobody". Now he has his sights set on Damian, Bruce Wayne's son.

Super-Funnies: It's Hard To Be A Good Guy

~Suicide Squad #4 (Released Dec. 14, 2011)

No, their not good guys, per se, but Deadshot and the rest of the team have successfully completed their mission for Amanda Waller. And like any good lapdog, you'd think she could deactivate the nanite bombs from blowing their heads off.

DC Ice-Master #3: Ice

One of the premiere superheroes to wear the mantle of mastery in the world of snow and freezing temperatures is none other than Ice, Tora Olafsdotter; most fans of the DC Universe know this pretty, young do-gooder through her affiliations with the Justice League, Global Guardians, Cabre, and her recent crossover into the New 52 with Justice League International. Read More...

"Ice" is number 3 on DC's Top 10 Masters of Ice, a countdown provided by The Superheroes List for those good and bad guys who somehow use snowstorms, frozen popsicles, and chilling mystique as part of their power sets. If you like this list, check out some of the others! 

Villainous Moments: Building His Criminal Empire

~Villains For Hire #01 (Dec 2011)

The Purple Man is assembling his underworld kingdom with deadly pieces. Who can stop this diabolical mastermind from bringing his plans to fruition?

Event #1: Fear Itself

Leading the Comic Book Events in one of the most highly anticipated storylines of the year, Fear Itself, from Marvel Comics, led their readers across over a hundred issues and a mass wealth of crossovers. From deep within the oceans, the Odin's brother, Cur, the one true All-Father of the Norse Pantheon, has been freed. Now bent on reclaiming his dominion over the nine realms, he unleashes his Worthy to spread terror and hopelessness as he takes over. Read More...

Interested in Fear itself? Check out the Marvel Fear Itself Catalog.

Fear Itself is number one on The Top 5 Comic Book Events of 2011, a countdown provided by The Superheroes List of those massive crossovers and earth-altering moments of the year. If you enjoyed this countdown, check out the others!

DC Ice-Master #4: Icicle

Rarely does the mantle of super-villain pass to the next generation; it takes a unique psychological profile for the son to fall into the patterns of the father. Not so, for Cameron Mahkent, though, and his parent, Joar. Read More...

Joar and Cameron Mahkent take the number 4 spot in DC's Top 10 Masters of Ice, a countdown provided by The Superheroes List for the chilling months of the year. If you like superheroes, super-villains, and themes which show off their powers, Check out this List!

Villainous Moments: Louisiana Lovin'

~Ghost Rider #6 (Nov. 2011)

Searching the swamplands of the Bayou, Alejandra finds a supernatural border of murderers and cutthroats within. The witch, in her vengeful curse, has imprisoned them eternally.

Event #2: Flashpoint

The real excitement (and anxiety) that challenged DC readers started on Free Comic Book Day in the month of May; before The New 52 was even a whisper, we were preparing for a super-sized shakeup hinging upon The Flash. Geoff Johns, the brainchild behind many of their stories, was spearheading the event and our only clue was that everything we knew would be forever changed.Read More...

Recommended Reading: Flashpoint

This Flashpoint title is the backbone of the event. Barry Allen wakes up and finds himself in a world where he's no longer The Flash. To make things worse Captain Cold is a hero and Bruce Wayne is no longer Batman. Follow this series to find out how our Scarlet Speedster uncovers the truth and tries to save reality as he knew it.

(Book Description) Not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It's a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war - but where are Earth's Greatest Heroes to stop it? It's a place where America's last hope is Cyborg, who hopes to gather the forces of The Outsider, The Secret 7, S!H!A!Z!A!M!, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar-yetaltered faces! It's a world that could be running out of time, if The Flash can't find the villain who altered the time line!

Flashpoint is #2 on the Top 5 Comic Book Events of 2011, a countdown provided by The Superheroes List. This year was highly eventful; if you want to know what really powered the comic book worlds, Check out the List!