A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 176
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 a cute moment involving the Dibnys!
Justice League Quarterly #6 has some of the earliest Mark Waid writing for DC Comics, with this engaging tale (with art by Eduardo Barretto) of one of Ralph Dibny’s “birthday mysteries” that his wife Sue comes up with every year – but this time around, IS it one of Sue’s mysteries or not?!!?
Sue disappears and this is how Ralph reacts…
The rest of the extra-long story involves a great deal of twists and turns until we learn that it IS an elaborate ruse, involving the Martian Manhunter pretending to first be Sue (and then “disappear” by turning invisible) and then the villain behind the “kidnapping” and also having Sue pretend to be Ice.
So here’s the wrap up, which involves a great conclusion to the bit and just makes me miss the Dibnys a bit more than usual (whenever I read a good Dibny story I get a pit irked when I finish the story)….
What is “the” moment? The revelation that Ralph knew the whole time (and Waid wrote that into the script nicely)? Or Sue’s look at the end?
I lean towards the former but the latter is good, too.