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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 265

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!

Here we meet Johnny Hiro!!!

In Fred Chao’s Johnny Hiro #1, we basically get to see the creation of a hero, all in the instinctual response Johnny has when his girlfriend is kidnapped by Gozadilla, a revenge-seeking monster from Japan (his girlfriend’s mother used to be part of a science action team that fought Gozadilla in the late 1970s)….

“The” moment is that last double-page spread (you can enlarge all the double-page spreads by clicking on them) when Johnny just instinctively leaps from the building to attack the monster with his bare hands, knowing in his heart that he can’t really hurt the monster but he’ll be damned if he is going to let the monster get away with his girlfriend!

Fred Chao rocks!

17 Comments

As much as I loved the superhero stuff you’ve done, these indie ones are even better because they give me new books to sample.

Bunny slippers for the win. :)

And you’re right, that two page spread is great. I must find this.

Great looking book. Thanks for the look at it!

There is so much good indie stuff out there. I’m glad Brian is giving it a bit of a spotlight.

I think my favourite is the “Even though it is impossible” panel. But, yeah, the bunny slippers may just edge it..

I didn’t have enough space for it, but his girlfriend acknowledges the bunny slippers in the next page – she’s concerned that he will stretch them out.

I love the expression on Hiro’s face when he realizes he’s jumping onto a giant lizard. Is this available in a trade? I need to know what happens!

AdHouse put out a trade of the entire series with several neat bonus features/extra strips etc. Well worth a purchase. Absolutely one of the best books to come out in the last five years or so.

Two thoughts:

1. All this emphasis on instinct and action without thought yet he not only puts on pants, he finds *both* bunny slippers?

2. No one sleeps with his head next to the window in Brooklyn.

That was awesome.

So this is Johnny Hiro? Now I see what all the fuss is about!

that moment is cool for proves how powerfull love it and it indeed makes someone do crazy thing like hiro is doing to rescue his girlfriend espically from godzilla

So his plan is what, exactly? Slow down the monster till the JLA can show up and take it down?

That’s how I would have written it.

Righteous! Now that’s what I’m talking about!

I like the title’s homage to “The Dead Milkmen” Call me stuck in the eighties but I still love that band.

I didn’t quite laugh, wwk5d, but I certainly smirked. Good one.

This looks very cool Brian. It’s always appreciated (except by my bank balance) when cool new stuff is brought to my attention.

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