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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 173

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 concludes a multi-part look at perhaps the most classic Hitman story ever.


Okay, so when last we left our friends/assassins in Hitman #14 (by Garth Ennis and John McCrea), a zombie shark had just taken a big bite out of the mad scientist who had turned all of the sea life in Gotham Aquarium into zombies.

The boys are in a bit of a pickle. Enjoy!

And, as a little post script at the end of the book..

“The” moment has to be the appearance of the scientist with most of his body missing, as that panel’s practically iconic – but damned if the panel filled with “blam”s doesn’t come close. In the end, though, you can’t look at these pages and not be struck most by the half-eaten scientist, so he “wins” for today’s moment.


Tom Fitzpatrick

June 23, 2009 at 3:01 am

Awww, look at the wittle cute penguins!

Don’t you wish you could hug them? ;-)

Nah, the coolest moment for me was the two panels of cute little zombie penguis getting blown away. Because I’m a terrible, terrible person.

I love how everything but the penguin’s eyes gets shot away.

i would go with the half eaten scientists and tommy asking how does it feel that and making a joke about donating his share of the bounty to green peace before he is too sober to care.

It’s the postscript that does it for me!

Love Hitman!

Didn’t the scientist say you could only become a zombie with some gas? Was he exposed to it? I never read the story, but it doesn’t seem to make sense based on the 3 days of cool moments.


June 23, 2009 at 6:44 pm

The scientist?

No way – it’s the blaming page all the way!

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