A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 302
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!
We continue our few days look at cool moments from Darwyn Cooke’s New Frontier!
Hal Jordan is fighting in the Korean War as a pilot with an odd affectation – he refuses to use lethal force against enemy combatants. He instead does maneuvers where he draws the enemy into traps where his fellow American pilots then destroy the enemy planes, but he refuses to shoot them himself.
In any event, Jordan and his squad commander, Ace Morgan, went up for one last patrol a few hours after the Armistice had been signed.
Well, it appears that not all of the Koreans on the fron tline KNEW about the Armistice, because someone shoots Hal’s plane.
He parachutes to the ground, but ends up in a foxhole with another fellow who doesn’t seem to know that the war is over (Lois Lane, meanwhile, is there as a front line war correspondent)…
Pretty brutal ending for the first issue, eh?
What’s amazing to me is how many awesomely cool moments from this first issue that I did not get a chance to share with you! There are a bunch of great bits from Dinosaur Island plus a very cool bit where Ace Morgan ejects from his plane to save Hal (whose parachute did not automatically deploy).
New Frontier is packed to the brim with cool moments!