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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 345

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!

We3 moments continue!

Okay, so the doctor in charge of We3 (the cybernetic trio of assassins made up by a dog, a cat and a rabbit) is distressed that there are going to be “de-commissioned” (euphemism for killed), so, well, she takes action, which writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely depict via security cameras…

Brilliant sequence, especially that double-page spread, which would be “the” moment here.


This may be the moment of the series for me…I’ve never enjoyed Quitely’s art as much as I did in these few pages. The compression and release going from the security cam view to the double page spread is absolutely joyous.

To be honest, the recreation here doesn’t do it justice…

I’m gonna have to read this again…

The web really doesn’t do this sequence justice. I entreat everyone reading this to go and check out the print collection.

Okay, I know I said the other day I couldn’t read this but I think I’m actually going to work up the balls and look this up for purchase at my shop.

The more and more I see of this, the concept is increasingly far too intriguing for me to ignore and just spoil on the web for myself even if Morrison is going to end up ripping my heart strings off.

i would also go with how the security guard is watching the codes activating the we3 being saved and not figuring out all hades is about to break lose

Ok, possibly I am really stupid but I don’t get it?

Yeah, the first half of the security camera sequence is a bit unclear.

The doctor in charge of the animals did not do the actual the “click on SAVE”. Had she done so, it would have locked down the restraints.

As a result, the animals was able to take off when they saw the needles.

If only every comic book DC published could be up to the standard of We3.

Fucking awesome. Hell, if HALF the comics DC published were up to half the standard of WE3, we’d be in a goddamn golden age.

The worst thing about this comic is it has an ending. :( You can’t make anymore We3.

I’d rather have one very good and very finite story than a longer story that is more likely to have boring or lousy parts. One of the miraculous things about We3 is that there’s no wasted page or panel I can recall– everything about it is tight and immediate.

Gotta love the doctors sense of morals. Can’t let 3 cute animals be killed, but never mind all the humans who might’ve been killed. Oh well, they were experimenting on animals, so they probably deserved it…

Uhm… to treat animals as unconscious beings with no phenomenal or intellectual sense and therefore deserving of treatment no better than expendable objects (in spite of the overwhelming evidence in this case to the contrary) is morally vacuous.

So is placing animals above human life. Not going to apologize for that.

In context, the conflict in this scene is the doctor realizing that she had granted We3 sentience in the course of increasing their intelligence, making them more self-aware than ordinary animals and essentially human-like. Her superiors still expected her to treat them as if they were ordinary animals, even though she knows (perhaps better than anyone) that We3 are now self-aware individuals. I read her actions as essentially being motivated by a desire to recognize and respect We3’s new sentience.

Hmm, I wonder if anyone would’ve attributed the doctor’s actions to mere sympathy for “cuteness” if she had been written as a male character?

Thanks lynxara. And sadly, I don’t think they would have.

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