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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!
I was going to do a week of moments from this run, but I just noticed today that that would take me past #100, and it seems kinda silly to not use #100 for something other than the middle of a theme week. So instead, I’ll do five moments in a row from the run.
That mystery run?
Mark Waid and Ron Garney’s Captain America run!
Waid and Garney’s Captain America run, interestingly enough, didn’t feature Captain America in the first issue at all! At the time of his first issue, Captain America was missing and presumed dead. The problem was that a bunch of terrorists had taken hostages and their only demand? You guessed it, Captain America.
A snide government official worked with the Avengers on figuring out how to stop the bad guys, and meanwhile, he got lessons from the various Avengers in how cool Captain America was (the official was fairly dismissive towards Cap, figuring “what’s the big deal?”). I particularly love the job Ron Garney does on this panel, with the Avengers all mad at him…
He is lame enough that he even thinks he can send a FAKE Cap in – the bad guys are not impressed.
All hope seems lost, until the Avengers (inspired by Cap’s memory, of course) take the fight to the bad guys, and are doing well – until a mistake lands Quicksilver in deep trouble. However, out of nowhere….
Pretty darn cool.
Even the little “after-moment” bit is neat…
Great first issue by Waid and Garney!
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