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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!
Today we take a three-part look at three notable cool moments from the Wonder Woman graphic novel by Greg Rucka and JG Jones titled Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia
The Hiketeia is an ancient Greek ritual where a person completely offers themselves up to another person for protection, and in turn, that person MUST give protection to the person making the request.
In this original graphic novel, a woman commits a series of homicides in Gotham City. Batman is tracking her down but the woman manages to escape to the Themyscirian embassy where she invokes the Hiketeia to Wonder Woman.
This leads to the following awesome scene where you have the dogged pursuit of Batman countered by the dogged adherence to her customs of Wonder Woman.
What happens when an irresistible force such as Batman’s pursuit of justice meets an immovable object such as Wonder Woman’s convictions?
Something like this…
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Stunning artwork by Jones mixed with an intriguing concept by Rucka make this an awesome moment. I’m debating between the punch or Batman actually leaving as “the” moment. I guess the punch just stands out too much NOT to have that be “the” moment.
Part 2 tomorrow!
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