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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!
With the year almost over, we’re going to spend five days on finales of long-running comic books. Spoilers are most certainly ahead!
We continue with the last issue of Hitman…
In Hitman #60, by writer Garth Ennis and artist John McCrea, lots of things were going on, but, using a typical Ennis theme, the underlying theme was the bond that exists between two friends.
The situation in Hitman #60 is dire. Tommy Monaghan is facing some terrible odds. Almost all his friends have been killed (Tommy recently had a dream about all his dead friends). He is trying to protect a woman from an organization with two hundred armed guards trying to kill her (led by this old bald doctor named Truman). A Gotham cop named Connolly tried to get Tommy out of it all by kidnapping him earlier in the series, but that didn’t work (Connolly owed a favor to Sean, the fellow who ran the bar that Tommy hung out at, and who had been murdered recently, like most of Tommy’s friends). Now Connolly (and the rest of the Gotham police department) have been ordered to keep out of the situation, as the CIA has a deal with Truman. So all Connolly can do is watch as the carnage unfolds.
The only assistance that Tommy and his best friend Natt have in getting the woman (Maggie) to safety is one female agent named McCallister, who was able to get a helicopter to take the two men and Maggie to safety. They’ll have to leave the country, but they’ll be safe, at least.
Meanwhile, Tommy finally split with his on again/off again girlfriend, Tiegel, gave her all of his money he’s earned off killing people and sent her out of town. He knows that if they stay together, she WILL be killed.
Okay, so their escape did not go so well. A sniper has blown one of Tommy’s hands to smithereens and Natt has been shot in the chest. Tommy and Maggie make the helicopter, but Natt does not. Tommy, naturally, can not leave his friend behind…
Can’t go wrong with the sight of the two best friends lying on the ground together, content.
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