world of comics is a very strange one as it is, but sometimes writers
have ideas that will shock even the most die-hard of fans. More often
than not, the weird and wacky concepts fall flat on their face, with
very few even making it to the book.
while editors may regret giving their writers such freedom, it's a risk
worth taking. After all, the comic book industry is all about taking
chances and pushing the boundaries in order to capture the reader's imagination.
not to say that all new ideas are good ideas. Sometimes readers end up
watching Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch forgetting they're siblings and
getting busy (thanks for the nightmare fuel, Ultimate Universe). Sometimes writers retcon iconic moments and decide it
would be funnier to have Batman wet himself (please no-one let Kevin
Smith write Batman again).
Every now and then, though, a crazy idea pays off. An out-of-character decision, a bizarre
pair-up or even the plot itself could and probably even should have fallen flat. Instead, they
gave us some of the most brilliant stories ever put to page or - in one instance - to screen.