A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 17
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 we look at another great Alan Moore moment – this time from a classic Superman Annual.
Superman Annual #11 is about the celebration of Superman’s birthday, it’s titled “For the Man who has Everything,” and it features artwork by Dave Gibbons to go along with Moore’s writing.
The conceit is that Mongul has trapped Superman within Superman’s own mind courtesy of the dreaded “Black Mercy” plant which attaches to people and trap them within their happiest fantasy.
In Superman’s case, it is a life on an unexploded Krypton. Of course, Superman being Superman, he is fighting off the effects of the plant by making this perfect fantasy a bit of a sad state, as he is an ineffectual bureaucrat on Krypton.
Eventually, visiting friends Batman, Wonder Woman and Robin (in perhaps the best comic Jason Todd ever appeared in) save Superman, and, well, let’s just say Superman is none too pleased with the torture Mongul just put him through.
Observe today’s cool comic book moment, which really boils down to one word – “burn”-
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