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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 2

Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)!

Today we see one of the more memorable lines from Marvel Comics during the 60s…

Enjoy!

Avengers #58, by Roy Thomas and John Buscema, let us set the scene!

Vision was introduced in the previous issue, fighting the Avengers, but he broke free from his evil programming at the end of the issue, and now, in this issue, they debated whether to add him to the team. Before he could be added, the original members had to come by and see if they approved.

Finally, after some spirited tests, he gets inducted. The result of which is that he is so happy that he begins to get emotional – which leads to the last page, which tells us, in one of the more memorable lines from Marvel Comics during the 60s…

“Even An Android Can Cry!!”

One of Thomas’ best issues of Avengers.

Very cool moment.

It’s too bad Vision is not more of a major character nowadays like he was back then.

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Unfortunately, an android can only be rebuilt when he’s split in half along his horizontal axis, not his vertical one.

(Seriously, when Vision 1.0 finally gets brought back, he is going to be *pissed* at being stuck in a box in a Stark Warehouse.)

I’m with Michael, why hasn’t he been rebuilt yet? How big of a douchebag move is it for the various heroes to leave him dead, even though they could (relatively) easily bring him back to life?

Another cool comic book moment. 2 for 2 so far!

This scene was “redone” with Machine Man/Aaron Stack ( instead of Vision ) crying when he gets owned by the Celestials, in a flashback in Nextwave # 5 .

Omar Karindu, back from an Internet Thogal ritual

January 2, 2009 at 11:08 pm

“You are total ****”
“What?”
“No, really. You’re ****. We’ve taken a year of you. We’re taking you back to that orbiting trashcan you call a planet. And dumping you there. You’re turning away from us. We are Speaking to you and you’re turning away from us. This is exactly the kind of **** we were talking about here.”
“Please…don’t look…I don’t want you to believe…that even a robot can cry.”
“See what we mean? Complete and utter ****.” [The Celestial flashes the loser sign.]

I thought the Young Avengers Vision was really Vision but -um- newer and younger?

Um, yeah, wasn’t that vision in Secret Invasion getting his head blown open then fighting in Time Square with half his head missing??

I thought the Vision in Young Avengers was actually Kang’s armor or something like that. I haven’t read the title, though, so I’m not sure.

Is that George Klein or Tom Palmer on inks?

The Vision in Young Avengers was supposed to be The Vision. Iron Lad was (SPOILERS!!!!!!)

Kang as a boy.

I swear I put a lot more space in there after the spoiler warning. Sorry.

The Man skilled enough to fix the vision was Hamk pym, who was a skrull, so would no want a big hitter like vish around for the invasion, there is your explaination

what a big sissy.

It’s a shame I agree. His whole love triangle stuff with Scarlet Witch and Wonder Man.
Then again I long for the days of Wonder Man and Beast goofing around…

>I loved the whole love triangle stuff with Scarlet Witch and Wonder Man

fixed

It’s funny… I recently made fun of this panel on my own blog. One man’s treasure is another man’s trash sometimes :-)

The original Vision was programed by Ultron, using the emotional/memory emplate of Wonder man, using a sort of chronal anomaly version of the original Human Torch’s Body (go read Avengers Forever for the explanation of the body, I can’t explain it very well).

The Young Avengers Vision is the programming of the original Vision, only it has the emotional and mental template of a still young (and good) Kang while his body is a shapeshifting suit of armor belonging to said young Kang.

Why would an android have tear ducts?

One of the best panels in all of comic history

@Magic Mimi

Don’t try. It doesn’t make any sense.

WHY, oh WHY that Byrne couldn’t leave Vison alone is something I will NEVER comprehend.

Someone tell me: why CAN’T The Vison have the GA Human Torchs body? What was so WRONG with that? It was a CLASSIC series of stories (v1 #135 is a stand out).

This is one of the reasons I prefer Byrne as an art robot as opposed to script writer. For every great FF story, there’s a retconned Vison or a Generations or a Chapter One to screw with my pleasant memories of John Byrnes work.

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I believe that is George Klein on inks, yes.

The Vision is the character that got me hooked on John Buscema’s artwork. One of the best costume designs ever, as well.

An excellent issue and a historic moment for both the Avengers and the Silver Age of comics!

love this scene, total classic, and beautifully drawn. reading this in reprint sold me forever on the idea that the Avengers is the best team book ever, and that it’s true greatness lies in the core of second tier characters -Hawkeye, Vision, Wanda, Hank, Jan, Black Knight, Beast, Wonder Man, who writers had free reign to actually give life to. totally agree with kirth, byrne is amazing as an artist (though his earlier, austin inked stuff looks better and better in comparison to his later, sketcy-er stuff), and i guess pretty dynamic as a co-plotter, but when given the keys, very up-and- down

This is one of the reasons I prefer Byrne as an art robot as opposed to script writer. For every great FF story, there’s a retconned Vison or a Generations or a Chapter One to screw with my pleasant memories of John Byrnes work.

Superman ruined Byrne as a writer. “The Man of Steel” was awesome, but Byrne couldn’t make two series work. Every series he wrote after that went over-board with the massive, dramatic changes.

Roy Thomas and John Buscema were my favorite team on The Avengers. Buscema made everything look so slick and modern. Thomas has always done great character work and The Vision was a totally fresh idea.

Two nice selections in a row.

As a moment in comic history, it’s great; as a panel, it’s not up to John Buscema’s usual standard–the face looks good, but the anatomy is weird. It looks like he’s crying because his corset is twisting his spine!

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