A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 9
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)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today is the first of surely a bunch of Grant Morrison-penned moments on the list, this time from his first Zenith storyline!
The first Zenith storyline by Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell involved the fight against the “Many-Angled Ones,” demons who were trying to find host bodies on our world.
The main host body was the Nazi super-villain, Masterman, who became a host body at the end of the war. After confronting Masterman, Peter St. John (a former superhero from the 60s who quit superheroing to become a Member of Parliament for the Conservative Party – when he was a superhero he was known as Mandala, and had the ability to manipulate people’s minds with his telepathy – often through planting suggestions in their heads) roped Zenith into fighting Masterman.
Zenith was a young media darling superhero who was not really much of a, well, you know, superhero.
St. John was a friend to Zenith’s parents, who also were superheroes during the 1960s. The storyline began in 1987′s 2000 A.D. #535, but by 2000 A.D. #549, things weren’t looking good for Zenith and Peter St. John
The two were trapped in the bad guy’s dimension, where his actual body exists. In this dimension, Zenith and St. John did not have access to their powers, so the bad guy was spending his time taunting them before he would kill them.
But WERE they powerless?
After which, the bad guy blows up!