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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 best moments in David Lapham’s excellent series, Stray Bullets.
Stray Bullets #4, written and drawn by David Lapham, tells the story of Ginny Applejack, a young girl with a pretty rough life (she was introduced in issue #2 where we see her living situation). In this issue, she runs away from home and is picked up by a stranger named Paul Barrow (who tells her of how he is a descendant of Clyde Barrow, of Bonnie and Clyde).
Throughout their ride together, Ginny and Paul strike up a bond, but Paul also seems to look at her quite lecherously (a waitress at a diner looks at him disapprovingly). He also warns her not to look in his glove compartment. What could possibly be in the glove compartment?
After a few stops (including what appeared to be a robbery of a convenience store), we reach the end of the story where Paul finally allows Ginny to open the glove compartment and this is what she sees…
Paul is running for Congress and as he tells Ginny – “Christ, Ginny, do you know how many people vote in these things? Like, nobody. Publicity like this – they won’t even know who else is running! Fucking seniors’ll eat this up!”
Great moment showing how Lapham was ready to challenge his readers’ expectations constantly.
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