A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 275
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 Warren Ellis and Ben Templesmith’s series, Fell…
The concept behind Fell is that Detective Richard Fell has been transferred to Snowtown. Snowtown is basically the worst inner city imaginable – imagine Hill Street, but 10 times worse.
His only guide on this journey is Mayko, a bartender that only Fell can see and hear (okay, so can everyone else, as she owns a bar – but bear with me here!). In the first issue, Mayko actually BRANDS Fell with a “protective symbol.”
In any event, he forgives her for the branding and they eventually become good friends.
In Fell #6, they’re spending Fell’s day off together, and Fell is naturally bemoaning how messed up his life (and the city) is.
He gets roped into checking out a domestic disturbance, and Mayko comes along – the problem is a mother is trying to get to her daughter, who is being held by her father. The woman is a drug addict who had lost custody of the child. Well, the daughter is clearly sick, but while the father says she is diabetic and he is giving her insulin shots, Fell knows he is lying, so Fell pays a neighborhood kid to throw some rocks through the man’s windows to give Fell the chance to sneak in and free the daughter.
Then this follows…
As Ellis notes in the back of the book, this story is based on an actual incident where a parent was doing exactly that with their child.
In any event, “the” moment is definitely the photo, where we see how Fell is able to literally rise above the shit he is surrounded.
Great stuff (while, of course, quite twisted as well).