A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 75
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 scene from Seven Soldiers #1!
The discussion of Seven Soldiers in the “DC Reboot” entry made me think back about how awesome Seven Soldiers was, so I figured I’d share a moment from the finale.
The Manhattan Guardian (who has, for whatever silly reason, been ignored since his mini-series – to the point where DC even went to the effort of introducing a NEW Guardian rather than just using the Manhattan Guardian) had the following shtick – he was a superhero who worked for a newspaper, so as he did his superhero thing, he would also be finding stories and the Newsboy Legion would follow him and report on the stories.
It’s a clever shtick, and in Seven Soldiers #1, an issue where artist J. H. Williams III just went absolutely NUTS in terms of clever designs, Williams decided to tell the story (which also involved Guardian’s estranged wife and mother-in-law coming to try to find him) THROUGH a newspaper!
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If I had to pick ONE “moment,” I guess it would be when he finally bursts out of the pages of the newspaper.
Later in the issue, he and his wife finally meet up again, also in classic fashion…
Man, Williams rocked this issue so freakin’ hard.