A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 102
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 cool scene from an early storyline in Garth Ennis and John McCrea’s Hitman.
The storyline “10,000 Bullets” took place over issues #4-7 of Hitman, and was notable in the way that it really turned the title on its ear only four issues into the book!
The basic gist of the plot is that Johnny Navarone, perhaps the world’s greatest hitman, is hired to take out the hero of the book, Tommy Monaghan (the titular hitman in the comic).
Ennis makes sure to demonstrate just how badly Tommy is mismatched here. Navarone is a specialty killer – he only kills other hitmen, and he’s just phenomenal.
Navarone cuts a swath through Tommy’s life, until finally, the showdown that the whole arc has been building to takes place in Hitman #7, and it doesn’t go down the way you expect…
What an offbeat way to end a showdown by Ennis, who seems to love going for the zig when everyone expects the zag.
McCrea depicted it as awesome as ever!