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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 294

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’s a memorable issue of Tangled Web by Greg Rucka and Eduardo Risso…

Okay, so the issue (Tangled Web #4 – “Severance Package”) opens with a man, Tom Cochrane, getting ready for bed with his wife. He sees, however, that Spider-Man has stopped some criminal occurrence that night. Cochrane realizes that the heist was his responsibility (Tom works for the Kingpin), so he is basically a dead man walking.

His wife wants him to run, but he knows he can’t. That was not part of his agreeement.

He is brought to Wilson Fisk (the Kingpin)’s offices by a driver, Ritchie, but Tom changes things up a bit…

What will happen, then, when he sees the Kingpin?

Well handled stuff by Rucka and Risso.

I suppose the bit where Kingpin saves Tom’s family would be “the” moment.

23 Comments

Mauricio Castro

October 22, 2009 at 5:14 am

Great moment… but it was written by Greg Rucka.

That’s like Don Rickles telling the story of how Sinatra once “saved” Shecky Greene’s life.

Man, I hated organized crime.

But great story and art, nonetheless. Better than the post – “One More Day” stuff.

Thanks, Mauricio – silly mistake. Corrected now!

As far as I’m concerned, a hydrochloric acid high colonic is better than One more day and everything thereafter.

I stand by my belief that most people who bag on WHAT FOLLOWED One More Day didn’t actually read it.

OMD was a collosal mess.

BND was good comics (and continues to be so).

Yeah, this is the good stuff. One of only a few Tangled Web issues I bought, but easily the best of the entire run.

I agree with Rusty Priske.

As a lifelong fan of Spider-Man I felt insulted by OMD and regard it as the worst comics I’ve ever experienced, but I kept on reading ASM and even though I think the quality on BND varies more than I would like, it’s still very entertaining in the majority of times.

badspock opines:
As far as I’m concerned, a hydrochloric acid high colonic is better than One more day and everything thereafter.
What molarity?

Also, what a messed up moment. Very cool, though.

Any hope of Joe Kelly’s Deadpool 25 at this point? How many of the remaining cool moments do you already know, Brian?

i would have go with that for it showed the kingpin repays his loyalty . even after he killed tom. plus the king pin might have some compassion. for a big man of crime.

Rusty, I like my comics to have a bit of continuity.

I like looking back 3-4 years, and seeing the organic build, the little hint, or the fun twist that I missed to make the new comics all tie in together.

I like the idea of “With great power comes great responsibility”, and Brand New Day stands in direct opposition to that. It just sits there, saying “…comes great responsibility or a demonc deus ex machina.”

I don’t like my comic stories to be disposable, and after OMD, I don’t trust Marvel to give me that in Spider-Man books. Every argument I’ve heard for BND doesn’t address the concern I have that Marvel won’t just ‘cheat’ and erase the blackboard and start over if they care to.

How many of the remaining cool moments do you already know, Brian?

About 10-20, I’d say.

The Crazed Spruce

October 22, 2009 at 7:12 am

Just wondering, are we gonna be getting any moments from The Walking Dead any time soon? ‘Cause even though I’ve only read the first couple of trade paperbacks, and read them both over a year ago, I can think of at least half a dozen cool moments just off the top of my head. And next week would be one heck of an appropirate time to run ‘em.

That was written by Rucka? Wow, I think that’s probably the best superhero-related thing of his I’ve read (I’m not giving him very much credit for his work on Gotham Central, as his standalone stuff on that title seemed much weaker than the stuff with Brubaker, and I always give Bru all the credit for everything, even stuff he never wrote).

Tom Fitzpatrick

October 22, 2009 at 7:20 am

When I read some of the Tangled Web series, this particular issue remained one of my favorites to date.

Tangled Web was hit-or-miss, but when it hit, it was a goddamn bullseye.

The best thing about post OMD has been Michele (Michelle? Editors need to get on that.), IMHO. Too bad they’d never let her and Pete be a couple.

That was written by Rucka? Wow, I think that’s probably the best superhero-related thing of his I’ve read (I’m not giving him very much credit for his work on Gotham Central, as his standalone stuff on that title seemed much weaker than the stuff with Brubaker, and I always give Bru all the credit for everything, even stuff he never wrote).

I agree with the surprise at how good this is for Rucka. I too have never been impressed by his DC work and found his Gotham Central issues painful to force myself through.

My theory is that he has this writing fetish of a certain type of Mary Sue (really strong tough as nail female who can hold her own with the fellas) and when he gets to writing that Mary Sue he puts all his energy into that aspect of the story to the detriment of everything else. Because those types of characters (Sasha Bordeaux, Montoya and others) seem to be the common thread in all the Rucka stories I hate. Also I personally feel a vast majority of writers just seem to produce far better work under Jemas-Quesada-Buckley regimes than under the Levitz-Didio regimes.

Great issue.

For my part, I bought Brand New Day for the first few months, but it didn’t impress me. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t worth shelling out for three issues a month.

I am not feeling this one.

I like giant Fisk.

The moment for me was the panel of Kingpin leaning over his desk. He makes it look like a bench.

“Better than the post – “One More Day” stuff.”

Read all the arcs by Mark Waid, Dan Slott, Zeb Wells and Joe Kelly and get back to me.

You’ll be glad to know you were mistaken.

Uh, it looked like it was for a Daredevil story *shrugs*

=P

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