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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 330

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!

Today we look at a DC superhero Thanksgiving by Geoff Johns and Don Kramer…

In JSA #54, the gist of the story is that the JLA and the JSA are getting together to share Thanksgiving dinner as a group.

The whole time, Batman keeps telling Mr. Terrific that these types of events always get interrupted by super-villains, so they shouldn’t bother relaxing. And Terrific keeps telling Batman not to worry.

Finally, we get to dinner time and there’s been no ruckus!!

Click on the first spread to enlarge (it’s a double-page dinner spread, ba dum bum!).

What would you pick as “the” moment in the scene? The dinner spread? The reaction shot of the heroes splattered in food? The big group shot? Or Batman telling Mr. Terrific “I told you so?”


I’ve never seen Batman smilling in so much panels!

The moment here for me is the shot of the heroes covered in food. You don’t need to see the fight to know what’s coming next :)
Also, I have never heard of this artist but he is quite good. I like the clean, crisp style of his work.

I think the moment is when the reader realises this is nothing but a minor interruption which would be the page with the heroes all covered in food.
Nice little bit, too bad my thanks giving was over a month ago!
now it’s your turn to get your books a day late! muahahahaha!
ah the simple pleasures of life!

Nice art by the way. What else has this guy done?

Hey, I’m not sure if this has been included before, but… I was re-reading Forever People #1, and I think those first three pages should definitely be somewhere in this list. Maybe the ending, too.

Good God, that was truly cringeworthy

Wasn’t the top 100 storylines suppose to start today? I’m eager as hell!

So, which one of the heroes is a vegetarian? Or was that just a random detail made up by Johns? Being a veggie myself it would be fun to know.

The Crazed Spruce

November 27, 2009 at 11:37 am

Y’know, I had a feeling we’d be getting this moment today.

Actually, that’s a lie. I had a feeling we’d be getting it yesterday…. :)

I love Don Kramer’s art. Especially his recent stuff on JSA Vs. Kobra.

Somehow he seems to capture PowerGirl’s look in a way that she looks more heroic than “cheesecake-y”…


Wasn’t the top 100 storylines suppose to start today? I’m eager as hell!

It will.

Later today. ;)

So, which one of the heroes is a vegetarian?

Tuomas, I believe Wonder Woman is a vegeterian.

Batman could use a shave there

Y’know, seeing Power Girl with her abnormally and unusually larger than triple DDD cup silicone-implanted breasts and a bowl over her head, seems wrong in sooooo many ways than I can count.

Then seeing the not-so Wonderful Wonder Woman looking not herself besides PG, seems absolutely right.

I love this issue! Kramer’s art is very reminiscent of Kevin Maguire’s JLI. The facial expressions are great. And it also reminds me of the classic JLA/JSA crossovers of yore. The only downside is that most of these characters are no longer with us, as is par the course for comics nowadays.

Though it’s not really a moment, I also liked the first time the two teams get together for Thanksgiving. Batman won’t leave monitor duty to join the others for dinner, and instead of futilely trying to convince him, Mr. Terrific just brings him a plate of food.

It just reminded me of Giffen & McGuire’s Justice League so very much, and that’s not a criticism as I enjoyed it immensely when it came out and still enjoy rereading it today. So I’d view this as both one big moment and a homage as well. But if I had to pick one moment that stood out Superman cracking his knuckles was eloquent beyond words.

I know that Dr Midnight stated he was the vegetarian when he went out on a date in an earlier issue.

I was under the impression J’onn is a vegetarian also. I might have made that up in my head though.

Citizen Scribbler

November 28, 2009 at 3:19 pm

J’onn said he was a vegetarian during the JLI “Breakdowns” storyline. He scolds L-Ron for disturbing the ducks in the pond behind the cabin he’s residing in and, when L-Ron points out that he was merely procruing some supper for his greenness, J’onn reacts in disgust at the very notion as he is a vegetarian.

And yeah, I had to check to see that it wasn’t McGuire. And I also would love to see more of his work.

-Citizen Scribbler

i would go for the looks on klarnak and the warlocks face when they figure out that maybe they should not have crashed the party with all those hero’s ready to eat . that and also love bat man going i told you so cracking a smile.

The villians reaction when they find a far bigger group of heroes gathered than they were anticipating. “Maybe we should excuse ourselves. They WERE sitting down to eat.” Hillarious!

With at least three vegetarians present, you’d think they’d order more than one vegetarian pizza.

C’mon, look at the shape these people are in. Nobody’s eating more than a slice.

Citizen Scribbler

November 30, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Perhaps a good number of the vegetarian side dishes were spared from destruction. And I don’t believe dessert had been laid out yet either. I think they were good to go.

-Citizen Scribbler

Besides, between the Flash, Super-man, and Powergirl, they could’ve whipped up some new dishes in no time…


January 1, 2010 at 8:49 pm

If J’onn is a vegetarian, then nobody better tell him that all those Oreos he wolfed down in the 80’s were made with lard (pork fat)!

BTW, in JLA #85(?), J’onn was grilling steaks…

Citizen Scribbler

January 9, 2010 at 1:36 am

Lots of vegetarians have no problem cooking and preparing meat dishes for their loved ones. So, grilling steaks means nothing. And I’m sure he was aware of the lard, but he isn’t THAT strict of a vegetarian.

-Citizen Scribbler

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