A Year of Cool Comics – Day 139
Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today we take a look at a story by Alan Brennert and the late, great Dick Giordano, from Christmas with the Superheroes #2, which was ranked number ONE on the Greatest Supergirl Stories Ever Told list!
The story is a Deadman tale, showing how Deadman spends the holidays…
He tries to take a piece of other people’s holidays, but he realizes that that is pretty wrong of him, so he goes off by himself and decides to wallow in some self-pity…
Beautiful, just beautiful.
Talk about capturing the spirit of a character in just a few simple pages.
Wonderful work by Brennert, who we really ought to convince to write some more comic books. Forget those popular novels you write, Brennert! Why be content to have one of the Best Books of 2009 (according to the Washington Post) with your latest, Honolulu (read reviews of it here) when you could be writing comic books to please me?!?
And, naturally, the art by Giordano is strong, as always.