A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 170
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 begins a multi-part look at perhaps the most classic Hitman story ever.
In Hitman #13 (by Garth Ennis and John McCrea) we learn that our “hero,” Tommy Monaghan and his friend Natt have been hired to kill this mad scientist who is testing out a process that involves re-animating dead things (there’s a great line where Tommy explains that he usually gets hired by scientist groups and chemical plants, because they’re always having SOMEone get doused with chemicals and turning into a superhero – so they hire Tommy before she/he can start a superhero career – maximum deniability). They discover that their friend Ringo has ALSO been hired to kill the mad scientist.
They track the guy to the Gotham Aquarium, where the mad scientist has turned the temperature up in all the tanks to boiling. Note that their OTHER assassin friend, the incompetent Hacken, has not shown up yet. Stress yet.
“The” moment is definitely that last page cliffhanger by John McCrea.
He might never have done as good of a job on this series as he did on this two-parter.