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Sunday, December 10

#6 Ralph Dibny, the Elongated Man


Ralph Dibny, the Elongated Man, has come to the forefront of DC comics in recent years, and I couldn't be enjoying his arcs more. He was one of the first Silver Age comic characters to reveal his true identity, and also married Sue Dibny.

His first appearance was The Flash (vol. 2) #112 (May 12, 1960). He was partially created by Julius Schwartz, who noted he only created the character because he didn't realize DC Comics had acquired Plastic Man in 1956.

In Alex Ross' new series Justice, there are some amusing Plastic Man and Elonganted Man moments where Plastic ribs Ralph.


Ralph Dibny in the current 52 series is still reeling from the the murder of his wife, Sue Dibny in the Meltzer/Morales series Identity Crisis in 2004. I'm sentimental about the part where he talks about being in the room with the superstar heroes of the past, Flash and Superman, but Sue still choosing him.

Dibny is a real adult in the sometimes juvenile world of comics. His detective skills, marriage and respect for his wife, and the wise but still volatile interactions.

He and his wife Sue Dibny became effectively partners, solving mysteries and participating in Justice League adventures as equals. They were also notable in having a stable, happy, and relatively trouble-free marriage — an anomaly in the soap operatic annals of comic books.




Despite being a Justice League member, Dibny has not been a high profile character, at least in terms of JL members the average fan could rattle off.

The character has appeared in a few episodes of the Justice League Unlimited animated series, voiced by Jeremy Piven. This is the first television series in which he has made an appearance


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2 Comments:

At 1:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The character has appeared in a few episodes of the Justice League Unlimited animated series, voiced by Jeremy Piven. This is the first television series in which he has made an appearance"

Yet never once did he turn 'round to Booster Gold, throw his arms up and say "hug it out, bitch". What's up with that?

 
At 3:44 PM, Anonymous Redhead Fangirl's #1 Fan said...

I'm getting worried my pick won't make your list. I have a feeling I know who your #1 and #2 are. That only leaves a few more spots open. Maybe you will surprise me.

 

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