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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 274

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 is a cool moment from Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly’s Local…

Each issue of Local takes us to a new location.

In Local #8, we’re in Chicago where our heroine, Megan, is working as a waitress in a restaurant where she’s having quickies with one of the cooks in the supply room. She’s sick of this situation and wants him to bring her to his home, which he has been avoiding. Well, when they’re there, she realizes why, because he lives a ridiculously man-child-esque existence with some slimy roommates. Megan can’t handle it and leaves him. Meanwhile, some well-to-do regular at the restaurant has been attempting to woo her, and finally, she lets herself go out with him (all the while she’s ducking calls from her erstwhile boyfriend). She has a date with the rich guy, and she admits to a friend that it’s nice to not be with someone she constantly feels she has to excuse herself for being with.

Then, she finally “spends the night” with the rich guy…

“The” moment is definitely the bit with her boyfriend at the end – Wood and Kelly absolutely NAIL it.

10 Comments

The Crazed Spruce

October 2, 2009 at 6:03 am

Interesting choice. Definitely a change of pace from the big action scenes that usually show up on this list. Definitely a great moment, though, even if you CAN see it coming a mile away.

loved that momement for shows Megan figured out who is the perfect macch for her and she loves her boyfriend enough to go running from a rich guy and to him though also due to her guilt for sleeping with the guy also

I guess this only really means something if you’ve read this before. Not that it’s a bad moment, it just really does nothing for me. Even the intro mentions like 4 guys, so I really have no idea what’s going on here.

I’ve heard nothing but good stuff about this series, so I’m sure it’s good. This one just does nothing for me. Love the art though!

Daniel O' Dreams

October 2, 2009 at 11:09 am

I’ve never read this (or even heard of it actually) but I think the cook and the erstwhile boyfriend are the same guy. That would be two guys. One is rich, one loves her or at least cares about her. Classic decision.

Nice moment. I love the “It never is” bit before the rich guy tells her that the doorman knows the drill. It was a nice tip that no one was a stereo-typical jerk. Both characters want the same thing, just not from each other.

This is not a cool moment. The only way this would be a cool moment to me is if the “boyfriend” finds out and kicks her to the curb. Sorry but I just see this gal as a bitch, and the guy as some poor innocent schlub who has a “girlfriend” is on the lookout for someone better but who will stick around in lieu of not finding that someone yet.

Megan’s kind of a bitch through the whole series. This is one of her worse moments.

Yeah. I thought the same thing too. And she didn’t even go home to clean up before heading to he boyfriend’s place. Skanky.

Sorry, I can’t check this or read the comments as I’m reading the hard cover right now and haven’t reached that point yet… I’m enjoying it so far… Just one thing, though, is bothering me a bit. I’m at the 5th issue I think and she’s been hopping around the whole time (one city in every issue) but there’s no link whatsoever and we don’t know why she travels around like that… I kinda feel like reading Demo with the only difference being they kept the same heroin for the whole run.

So it is only two guys because the way Brian wrote it I thought there was three of them?

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