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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 25

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 a great moment from an instant classic issue of Marvel Adventures: Avengers by Jeff Parker!


Marvel Adventures: The Avengers #9 was written by Jeff Parker and drawn by Juan Santacruz. It has the following awesome cover by Cameron Stewart (I believe that I named this my very favorite cover of 2007!)…

As you can see from the cover, in this issue, the Avengers are all turned into versions of M.O.D.O.C. (Mental Organism Designed Only for Conquest).

However, they are still Avengers, sort of.

So when they answer the alarm to fight off an invasion of Attuma and his aquatic army and giant sea monsters, they have a slightly more…conquer-y view on matters, leading to my favorite moment of the issue.

The rest of the issue is good, too, but that was my favorite moment, so it gets to be the cool comic book moment of the day!

Good work, Jeff Parker!


And I just love Superman’s wink at the reader at the end.

Wait… Are we not doing “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” anymore?

I loled.

…at today’s comic book moment, btw.

Great moment! But my favourite Jeff Parker moment is in X-Men: First Class #2 (ish) where, with Jean, Bobby and Scott out sunbathing Prof X appears in astral form and “reminds” Bobby that his “Physiology leaves him particularly vulnerable to sunburn” or some such, then address only Scott telling him “Never say I don’t do anything for you!” leaving him alone to enjoy Jean’s company.

So many great moments in the Marvel Adventure/First Class universes!

Man, that was a great issue. And definitely one of the best covers in recent memory. Parker’s run on MA:Avengers is full of great moments.

I like the Pac-man reference on the side of the video camera

That cover is totally creeping me out. This book is for kids? Wow.

I needs to reads me some o’ this.

You know, as much as I understand that the intent is to make them for kids, the whole “no use of the world kill” is so patronizing. M.O.D.O.K. was created back when all comics were meant from kids, and it was perfectly OK for them to use the word “killing” then. Still a great moment, though. I’m really looking forward to Parker’s Exiles.

Cameron Stewart is such a great artist! He doesn’t have a flashy, attention-grabbing style or anything, but everything he does simply works.

What, nothing about the denouncement of Karl?

Love MODOC Wolverine…

So, Storm is an Avenger in the Marvel Adventures universe? Who’d’ve thunk it!

Wasnt MODOC orginally with a C anyways though? Except it stood for Computing? it was later changed to MODOK. (Killing)

Still not sure which is cooler, this or the “everyone in the Super Friends is Batman for the day” thing.

Actually, never mind: what’s cooler is that we can even have the argument. :)

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