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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 310

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!

Back to the moments from Darwyn Cooke’s New Frontier!!

Okay, the gist of this scene (which closes out the penultimate issue of New Frontier) is that some big bad guy is wreaking havoc on the DC Universe and at the same time, all the heroes are arguing amongst themselves. Superman decides that it is time for him to inspire people (note that the captions are from the Martian Manhunter, who has telepathic powers)…

What a set-up for the last issue!!!

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Yeah, I’m sort of annoyed I watched that animated movie before I read the series now…

The Crazed Spruce

November 7, 2009 at 4:56 am

Yeah, so am I. It was a great moment in the movie, but would’ve played out SO much better as the last page of the second-last issue.

Tom Fitzpatrick

November 7, 2009 at 7:52 am

DAAAAAAMMMMNNNNN, that Super-guy sure got his butt kicked.

The only sad thing here is that after watching so many episodes of Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, Superman getting knocked around like a rag doll,even apparently killed, didn’tt phase me like it probably should have (especially given the how Cooke does build him up as the uber powerful hero throughout the book). If I’d read it when I was younger and more informed by the movies and silver age characterization as flat out invincible, this would have been a more “Oh No!” moment for me. Still, great moment.

As a side note, it does strike me when talking to non-comic readers about Superman that the man on the street seems to understand Superman’s power of invulnerability as, well, literal. Outside of Kryptonite, people assume nothing can hurt the guy, period. This makes explaining that Doomsday killed Superman by simply punching him to death somewhat challenging.

The Slow Walk tomorrow?

i would go with that moment for the shock looks on the other heroes faces over relizing they are dealing with something that can take down super man iproves why dwayne knew what makes the dc characters tick

Speaking of shock. There’s the following scene where Lois Lane loses her composure while trying the report on the events (“I can’t do this”). It conveyed that the characters are still in shock and the graveness of the situation.

Good way to pick up where the penultimate issue left off.

Having never read this I can not help but wonder, why is Nick Fury on the scene.

The moment seemed artificial to me. I.e., a gimmick and a transparent one at that. Get Superman out of the way so the other heroes can shine–a classically lame approach found in early JLA stories.

I think the art here looks very Kirbyish.

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