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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 139

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 look at beginning of the Seven Soldiers series of mini-series by Grant Morrison and J.H. Williams III.

Enjoy!

Seven Soldiers #0 shows the formation of a new team of “Seven Soldiers” (although only six show up) by the Golden Age Vigilante, as he puts together a team to take down the “Buffalo Spider.”

The current Whip is a reporter who is becoming a superhero as part of an article she is writing. However, she is soon right smack into the middle of things with the other modern (i.e. low rent) heroes of the group.

Then, well, the twist comes in…

Click on the last page to enlarge.

That, of course, is “the” moment for this scene.

The harrowing is as horrific as it is supposed to be.

What a crazy opener for this series of mini-series.

12 Comments

Trippy stuff =) Loved this mini that I forgot there’s Final Crisis LOL!

Tom Fitzpatrick

May 20, 2009 at 5:21 am

Ask not for whom the bells tolls for ….

Loved this series. This issue really set up the threat well. Vigilante was great in this issue!

One cool thing about the “Western” chapter in Seven Soldiers #0 is that Williams quite clearly pays an artistic tribute to Jean Giraud’s (aka Moebius) art in the French Western comic “Blueberry”. This is most evident in the opening pages of the chapter, where Vigilante and Whip ride through the desert… The art those pages could be almost directly lifted from a Blueberry book. Williams’ ability to do a hundred different art styles, and make them all look good too, is pretty amazing.

the scene proved why Grant’s work is cool but ahead of its time and also leaves one wondering if grant is smoking something to come up with this stuff

Couldn’t muster up the interest to ever force myself to finish reading the rest of the series, but this was indeed a cool moment. Great choice. If you can show enough cool moments from later in the series as well it may convince me to give it another try.

Seven Soldiers was brilliant– all of it. Especially this. And then especially the other bits. Etc.

Also, JH Williams continues to prove why he’s comics’ best artist.

Morrison pulled off a very difficult trick here. He created six characters that you actually cared about and shocked the reader when he bumped them off.

You could probably do a whole month just of cool moments from Seven Soldiers, Brian.

JH Williams is amazing. He reminds me of Kirby and Steranko rolled into one. DC should work out a way to get him on all of their books. Every month. I’m buying the new Batwoman just because of him.

that interior monologue abt “how do you know when you’ve become a superhero” is just the best, at once silver-age whacked AND totally grim n’ gritty psychologically-real. It’s got nothing to do with real life but feels completely real. “When you ride your first giant spider?” THAT’s why I loves me some george michael.

more S7 please

JH Williams…I need to track down more of his work.

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