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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 223

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 a memorable moment from Incredible Hercules…

To set up the plot of Incredible Hercules #122 (by writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente and artist Clayton Henry), Amazons have kidnapped Hercules’ traveling buddy, Amadeus Cho, to use his super smarts to help decode some stuff. Meanwhile, they have seemingly kidnapped Poseidon, which has brought Namor and Namora out to join forced with Hercules. Hercules heads off to talk to the Amazons, as he has a certain relationship with their leader, Hippolyta.

“The” moment, of course, is Hercules taking a break from all the fighting to give Amadeus Cho that goofy thumb’s up. Henry really nailed that panel, no?

Oh, just for the heck of it, here’s the next panel…

Spooky, huh?

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The thumbs up was awesome. A close second HAS to be Herc fleeing the Amazons with the strategically-placed caption box. (They did something similar in #126 when they showed Hera breastfeeing an infant Herc.)

I love that thumbs up panel. It’s one of the funniest in Marvel I’ve ever seen, I think…

This whole series has been fantastic. When the title switched from The Incredible Hulk to The Incredible Herc my LCS kept pulling it for me, and man am I glad.

I guess sticking with the myth and making one of their heroes a rapist probably wasn’t in Marvel’s best interests, huh? The Wonder Woman version of this is, obviously, quite different. In fact that difference was played up in an exchange during Busiek’s JLA/Avengers mini.

Actually, forget my previous comment. This IS one version of the myth. Of course the ending where Herc kills her has been dropped.

My bad.

Love me some Clayton Henry. I’ve been a fan since his work on Exiles.

Great moment.

It is weird, since both the setting (Themiscyra, Atlantis) and the style are things I associate far more with DC than Marvel. The jokey asides are straight out of the Giffen-DeMatties “Justice League”. The dialog contradicted by flashback was first seen in “Watchmen”, but it was all over various DC books prior to the DiDio regime. The protagonist as rogue is a really Chuck Jones animation deal. Add in a “Big 7″ member of the JLA as a Deus Ex Machina at the end and it is almost the DC Comics house style.

I agree with you, Dean.

I was reading, and honestly thought “Herc made it with Wonder Woman’s Mother? Weird. I bet Wildcat’d be jealous.”

That “Thumbs Up” panel is so awesome that Kirk Warren from the Weekly Crisis put it up as the display banner.

http://www.weeklycrisis.com/

Another favorite scene from this series is when Ares attacks Wonder Man from behind, while shouting ” Oh no, enemy fire has brought down ally Wonder Man” or something along those lines.

loved the thumbs up and also the look cho gives herc saying not cool. for that was priceless. though Herc finding the head on the pole is creepy.

Yeah, Henry nailed it. Priceless.

I love this series, and it never lets me down. Some issues are better than others, but I’m never disappointed.

On another note, does anyone know when Comic Book Comics is finishing? It’s still on my pull list, right after Fell.

The thumbs up panel is great. The immediately following, not so much. It should be two panels, one with Cho angry, and then one with him talking to Artume again. As it is, he looks angry, but doesn’t talk angry. It’s an odd read.

The thumbs up is great, though. Absolutely hilarious.

As it is, he looks angry, but doesn’t talk angry.

Well, he’s speaking to whatsherface, whereas he’s looking at Herc. Two different audiences, two different actions. I like it.

Incredible Herc is my favorite comic month in and month out, and the thumbs up panel is my favorite panel from the run.Hell, I’d nominate it for the Iconic Panel showdown, even.

Can I vote for Herc’s thumbs up for one of the 70 Iconic Marvel panels?

cool story bro!

I assumed while reading it that Amadeus was talking with his teeth gritted and Artume just wasn’t paying enough attention to notice.

Poida, I thought the same exact thing when I saw this was being featured.

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/cool-story-bro

lol…memes

Never had much interest in this title but I’m going to have to pick this one up. It’s funny with good art, Namor, and somehow pulls off a creepy moment like that.

I was reading, and honestly thought “Herc made it with Wonder Woman’s Mother? Weird. I bet Wildcat’d be jealous.”

There was a great moment in JLA/Avengers where Wonder Woman meets Marvel’s Herc and immediately starts beating the crap out of him as the “despoiler of Hippolyta.”

“I would not use those words myself—-but I did have the honor of . . .”

(WHAM! — commence the clobbering)

Was Hercules always a horny frat boy and I just never noticed?

Still, I would have to disagree with Brian…for me, the moment is that last panel. After all that build up, she’s dead? WTF?

Was Hercules always a horny frat boy and I just never noticed?

While I can’t speak to your noticing skills, “a horny frat boy” is basically how Hercules has been written in his Marvel Comics history, yeah.

Cool story, bro. Sup /b/

that was a cool story

damn this story was so cool, bro

Cool story, bro.

Thanks for the post. ^^

Cool story, bro.

O. Vernon Townsend

July 14, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Cool story, bro!

Thanks for the context.

Cool story, bro

cool story bro!

Cool story, bro.

cool story, bro

This story is based off a THESEUS myth. FAKE AS BUTT Theseus is the actual hero in this story.

This story is based off a THESEUS myth. FAKE AS BUTT Theseus is the actual hero in this story.

@ Anonymouse

Cool story, bro.

Brool story co.

Riveting tale, chap!

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Glorious exposition, comrade!

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