25. Batman of Zurr-En-Arrh
Okay, I’ll admit that one of the main reasons I picked this one is the ridiculous outfit. But, I also love this version for being an example of a writer taking decades-old continuity and incorporating it logically into current storylines. In the 1950s, the Batman of Zurr-En-Arrh was an extraterrestrial Batman who looked exactly like Bruce Wayne, but wore the brightly colored outfit you see here. In his famed “Batman RIP: run, writer Grant Morrison called back to those goofy Silver Age tales and reimagined the Batman of Zurr-En-Arrh as a backup personality of Batman that would activate once Batman’s mind determined it was not in control of itself any more. It’s a little silly, but that’s comics for ya!
Writers: Nick Spencer Artists: CAFU, Bit, Mike Grell & Nick Dragotta
These panels were meant to be serious and underscore the gravity of the situation within the context of the story, but I couldn’t help but chuckle at how flippantly she discusses the notion of matricide.
10. Deadpool Vol. 1 #65
Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Udon
This one is more Nostradamus than fourth wall break as when this was published, “Wolverine: Origins” and the “Deadpool” movie had yet to be announced, let alone have Reynolds’ name attached to it.
10. Superman #711
Writers: J. Michael Straczynski & Chris Roberson Artist: Eddy Barrows
This panel isn’t really funny in itself, but it’s hilarious when you consider that just two weeks ago, Superman was throwing a tantrum about how people conflate his actions with U.S. foreign policy. But don’t worry, he’s cool with America now.
Writer: Simon Furman & John Freeman Artists: John Higgins & Lee Sullivan
I love that he has to run away in order to warn himself.