A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 299
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!
For the benefit of Mr. Rice, here’s a cool moment from the conclusion to the Quiet Darkness Saga…
Okay, the gist of the Quiet Darkness Saga (which was written by Al Gordon and drawn by Keith Giffen). The daughter of a scientist is on the run and Darkseid is sending people after her, including a seemingly ancient Lobo (but is that the REAL Lobo?), because it turns out that she’s part of a sort of experiment her father was doing with her and her twin brother.
Darkseid, meanwhile, is depressed – he’s sick of the so-called “Quiet Darkness” he has been living in, where he has no peers and no real goals in life, so he’s just sitting around depressed.
The little girl (Aria) is aided by “Furball,” who is actually former Legionnaire Brin Londo (Timberwolf) mutated to the point where he’s basically a devolved furry monster.
So eventually, while some of the Legion get involved (Brainiac, Ultra Boy and Kent Shakespeare), Aria is captured and seemingly “merged” with her brother, and, well, we get the following…
“The” moment is almost certainly the point where we realize that Darkseid has done all of these machinations simply to create a creature that could kill him, as he finally goes into the “quiet darkness” that he EMBRACES, rather than fears.
Great work by Gordon, and Giffen’s art is quite nice, as well.
What I don’t get is – isn’t Giffen working for DC exclusively? Couldn’t they have worked out some sort of royalty agreement where DC would release these great Legion stories in trades?