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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 295

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 the lead-in to the memorable Ant-Man/Vision scene from Avengers #93 (by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams)…

The Kree/Skrull War really got started here, in Avengers #93, by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams, when four “cows” shot Vision down…

“The” moment is clearly that ending, which you can click to enlarge!

Such amazingly dynamic artwork by Adams!


Heh….if that story was written today what you’ve posted here would be stretched out to be an entire issue.

these avengers are so alien too me :)
but nonthless good moment

The sequence inside the Vision looks superb when reprinted in b&w in Essential Avengers

One of the best Avengers issues ever. Beautiful Neal Adams art. This is a great comic.

Great art but why would this be a ‘cool’ moment? It is pure recap and update, with nothing really going on.

Now what is COMING is cool.

Matthew Johnson

October 23, 2009 at 5:53 am

I love how Iron Man can take someone’s pulse through those heavy metal gloves.

Great art but why would this be a ‘cool’ moment?

As noted, Ant-Man crawling into Vision’s mouth in a double-page Neal Adams page is the cool moment.

The rest of the pages are just bonus pages for your enjoyment!

good pick for the look of shock on ant man’s face when he finds what makes up the Visions guts is priceless though now a days marvel would proably black out such things to be pc.


as a youngster this comic made me dig ant-man and hank pym for a long time, and made me wonder why he wasn’t around more often… even if only in the lab at avengers mansion

btw, it was 3 cows not 4…

Tom Fitzpatrick

October 23, 2009 at 7:00 am

Mr. B.C., I was wondering, did you ever do that second cool moment of the Garth Ennis’ Hellblazer war story?

If memory serves me right, you postponed that second part to showcase something else.

this is cool… I first read this in the Kree-Skrull War 2-issue reprints from the early 90’s… LOVED the story, and this scene was always one of my favorites. I, however, totally dug Vision flinging the doors open… I can feel movement in that panel… fantastic!

Hank Pym as Ant-Man=Cool.

I had nominated this scene for the iconic Marvel moments that were posted on this website about 2 months ago. I remember clearly being at a flea market when I was about 7 or 8, and this guy was selling comic books. I was already a fan of Captain America and the Avengers, but really did not know much about them, just that they had the coolest costumes. The seller had Avengers #93 for 65 cents (can you imagine that today? I wish I could go back in time and see what else he had!), and I had to borrow some change from my Dad to complete the purchase. Neal Adams’ artwork did it for me. I was hooked, even though I did not know the full story, but there was Cap, Thor, Iron Man, the Vision, and they are fighting the Fantastic Four (yeah, I know they were Skrulls, but it still looked cool!) and then there was Captain Marvel, who I just discovered in this issue. Awesome! I still look back at that time, and it is the one pinpoint I can see where I started to enjoy the artwork in comics.

I have a question: does the Vision breathe? That comment by Iron Man (“There’s no breath”) seems odd.

In the same vein, did they really need to give the Vision tonsils?

It is a great moment, but I think the next sequences¿ (the whole journey of Ant-man inside Vision) is even better.

I hope you can feature it.

I’ve never read this story– it’s out of my price range, and I haven’t ever come across any reprints– but I have heard about it often. Reading these comments makes me really desperate to find out what’s inside. I can’t figure what could possibly have been in there that would be blacked out nowadays for being politically incorrect. (Or was Chad just kidding around when he said that?)

So Iron Man expresses wonder by paraphrasing James Taylor?
And Hank named his ants Crosby, Stills, and Nash…. I guess he must’ve left Young back at the lab.

I’d say this sequence tends to get lost because it proceeds the Ant-man’s “fantastic voyage”.

But now that I think about it, this setup has several images that I remember: Vision’s entrance,
Ant-man’s entrance followed by, uh, Ant-man’s entrance.

Mary Warner: I hope $3.16 for a used copy isn’t beyond your budget!


As Philip Ayres notes above, it’s also available in an Essentials volume…but I’d argue it’s best seen in color.

I love how blase and cold Thor and Iron Man are about a teammates death.

“He’s dead?”


It is gorgeous looking, and while some may argue that it may not have a cool moment, it does set things up nicely. And I agree, today, this whole sequence would take a whole issue or 2 (they’d probably have at least 1 or 2 pages, each with 3 or 4 panels, of the Vision falling to the ground, with no dialogue from any of the other characters, of course).

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