2010 was truly the year of the geek, and what character can be thanked for that more than Scott Pilgrim? This year Scott Pilgrim was everywhere; and that is in no way a bad thing. Unfortunately, with the long running graphic novel series having come to a close this year, fans may not see much of Scott in the future. Kudos to the Scott Pilgrim, and his franchise, for being a triple hitter this year with two successful adaptations and a superb series finale!
Damian started this year in as a spoiled brat in a wheelchair and ended it by showing himself to be a shrewd businessman, Teen Titan, a representative of a global franchise of Batmen, a future Batman himself, and above all a worthy Robin. In terms of character progression this year there was none finer, and I can’t wait to see him continue to be let loose across the DCU.
Tough call this year, but Mephisto’s appearances in Thor clinched it for me. The almighty Prince of Darkness has so many of Marvel’s heroes in his pocket from his dealings with people twice and thrice removed. I’m waiting for him to call in all his favors at once.
While I am a complete sucker for the narrative styles of both Scarlet and Boba Fett, I have to give this one to Harley Quinn. Whether she’s calling Selina “Kitty”, kicking butt, or taking about Pop Tarts, I just can’t get enough of the girl.
Since he popped back up in June’s Green Lantern #55 I’ve renewed my interest in Lobo, The Main Man. In this issue he is hired to kill the Red Lantern’s leader Atrocitus. Green Lantern believes, in the end, he knows how to defeat Lobo, thinking he’s afraid of the Green Lantern, but the truth is Lobo was paid to attack Atrocitus by Atrocitus himself. How better to make Green Lantern think they are on the same side? And Lobo’s payment? A Red Ring.