A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 53
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!
In honor of our friend, AERose, this begins a special “Moments from Uncanny X-Men” theme week! This one’s for you, buddy!
We start with one of the coolest Wolverine scenes ever, courtesy of Chris Claremont and John Byrne.
To set the scene up, the X-Men are investigating a group that popped up on their radar when a member from the club, known as the Hellfire Club, tried to kidnap some of the X-Men in Uncanny X-Men #131. In #132, after learning that their friend, Warren Worthington (the Angel) is actually a member of the Club, the X-Men attempt to surreptitiously infiltrate the group at one of their galas.
Things go badly, and most of the team is captured except for Wolverine, who is seemingly killed as one of the Hellfire Club members increases his mass to the point where he collapses through the building the party was being housed in, all the way to the sewers where he is seemingly swept away to his death.
While the Hellfire Club gloats, we cut to the sewer, where a very much alive Wolverine climbs out of the muck and the mire to deliver a very cool line, made all the more cooler by John Byrne’s brilliant framing of the scene…
Byrne really played such a major role in Wolverine becoming such a major success as a character.