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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 267

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 notable scene from Daniel Clowes’ Ghost World…

In this scene, Enid and Rebecca go to a 50s diner for the sole purpose of mocking the diner for its lameness. Enid and Rebecca are not always very nice people.

While there, they look through the personal scenes and we get one of the most memorable scenes from Ghost World…

There’s something extremely satisfying about seeing these paragons of ironic detachment have a personal reaction to their actions.


For e the moment is the 5th panel on the 5th page. That shot of Rebecca trying to back at the guy (by not looking at him) and the camera is right behind his head, sums up how pathetic and hurtful their actions were.
Great choice today Brian, time to reread “Ghost World” again!

Yeah, that panel is great, and even in this short extract there are lots of other moments – particularly the last one – sweeping the petals from the flower into the coffee cup.. You can see why it got adapted, it’s practically storyboarded already.

Another nice little touch is Enid talking about the creepy guy with the tattoo, when she’s really only repeating something she saw on a tv show. Kind of fitting, given the girls’ interest in popular and niche cultures without having much experience in their own lives.

Damn that man can tell a story.

was wondering if ghost world would make the list and loved how the gang wound up so guilty for their mean actions they left a nice tip to the waitress .

Damn, what a pair of bitches.

Still, it is nicely put together. How close is the movie version to the comic?

And this is why hipsters should be shot on sight.

How close is the movie version to the comic?

It starts of very similar, but the plot of the movie goes off in a bit of a different direction. It’s still very faithful in tone and I think it’s actually slightly better than the comic.

The movie’s got a very different storyline as I remember it, or at least a lot of plot points are different; but in tone, it’s right on.

Great touch having Becky playing with her sleeves like that.

Good spot Jimbo – that’s one of the things I love about this feature – even in comics I’ve read, other people will point out something I’ve never seen before.

Gripping stuff. Also, disturbingly familiar.

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