A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 154
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 what happens when an Irresistible Force (the Juggernaut) meets an Immovable Object (Spider-Man’s great responsibility).
Okay, so the Juggernaut and Black Tom Cassidy have come to New York City to try to kidnap Madame Web, because they heard she had precognitive abilities (which would be useful to them). The Juggernaut leaves their ship (they were traveling by sea) and headed into the city by himself. All throughout Amazing Spider-Man #229 (by writer Roger Stern and artist John Romita, Jr.), Spider-Man fought against Juggernaut but basically could do nothing to stop him.
In Amazing Spider-Man #230, Spider-Man tries again. He uses all he can think of, and finally decides to commandeer a oil tanker and drive it at the Juggernaut, leaping out just before the truck hits the Juggernaut.
Here’s what happens…
I’m torn over what “the” moment is – the actual defeat of Juggernaut or the explosion? Romita really went nuts with that explosion – he drew it phenomenally, but I suppose Spider-Man’s refusal to give up may just be “the” moment in this instance.