Post by Batflunkie on May 10, 2022 15:01:13 GMT -5
Was thinking about this while re-reading Thor #162. The idea of Balder going insane from lust over Karnilla just really made me uneasy
What are some moments in comics, big or small, that really grabbed your attention?
"I trust that a certain knowledge of popular culture will provide a reassuring familiarity in an otherwise strange and hostile environment."~ Charlie, The Last American #1 "Only by studying the past will I learn why the present is, to me, so totally unendurable."~ Norrin Radd, Silver Surfer, V1, #1
When I was small, around 8-9 I came across 2 Flash comics....his wife Iris died and he went crazy and attacked his mates in the JLA. That was the first time I ever read a 'death' story and I felt sorry for him.
Those were the day I'd sit on the pavement and open the comic out on the road....lol
Post by codystarbuck on May 11, 2022 0:04:43 GMT -5
Alan Brennert summed up true heroism perfectly in this one panel.....
and then he gave us a Christmas gift, for a few fleeting moments....
I cry, every time I read it, because Brennert just captures the emotion well, including the anguish Boston Brand has, because he cannot touch humanity, except by possessing someone and he laments that people don't know what he has done to help others. Then, a lovely young woman speaks to him and he realizes she can see him, when no one else can. She explains to him why a hero does what they do and wipes away his mask, revealing Boston Brand's true face. She reminds him that the deed is its own reward, not the acclaim for having done it. She is then revealed as the long lost Supergirl, of the Silver Age, who sacrificed her life to save a universe and her cousin. Supergirl had been wasted, for a while, in mediocre stories and a bad costume revamp and a so-so movie; but, in Crisis, she was a true hero, leading the fight from the front, because someone had to and a hero is just someone who steps up to do what needs to be done, because it is in front of them and they can. Batgirl spoke to her of her fear, that it was all to big for her and Kara inspired her to reach beyond the fear and do what she could.
That whole comic is filled with great moments. Superman stops to help a stranded motorist and give them a reason to live, when they were ready to end their life, because of pain and anguish. Superman listens to him and talks to him, after he had vainly tried to flag down help. He directs him to a nearby farm, where there are people who can help him, while he needs it and he ends up at the Kent Farm. Wonder Woman and a minister share a crisis of faith and fine new strength to carry on their missions. John Byrne does a silent story (Silent Night) as hans Von Hammer lands near an Allied hospital, where he delivers food. he is about to leave and is invited to stay. He sees a squadron listing of those lost and salutes the men, then faces a young man, with a pistol, who wants to kill an enemy, until an older soldier stops him, after earlier berating the young man for drawing Von hammer's plane and exalting him.
One moment that always hits me is the second "Talking with David", in Starman #19. Jack Knight, once again, meats up with the ghost of his dead brother and they share a pirate adventure. It's filled with Howard Pyle-inspired fun. However, it is the very end that just gets me right in the heart, as david delivers Jack, a very special birthday present....
I've mentioned this before elsewhere, but the death of Aunt May from TASM #400.
Now I feel my anti-Byrne sentiment flaring up again. Genetically engineered actress, you goddamn hack!? Why, I oughtta take a hardcover copy of Marvel Universe by John Byrne and
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"I still regard Jesus Christ today as the chief focus of my perspective on God but not to the exclusion of other religious perspectives. God's reality is not bound by one manifestation of the divine in Jesus but can be found wherever people are being empowered to fight for freedom. Life-giving power for the poor and the oppressed is the primary criterion that we must use to judge the adequacy of our theology, not abstract concepts."
I can't put the panels up, but there's a moment at the end of the "Under Siege" storyline in the Stern-Buscema-Palmer run of Avengers that still brings me to tears. Cap discovers that Zemo broke into his old Army footlocker and tore up the only existing photo of Steve's mom. It's powerful and absolutely heartbreaking and, thanks to Stern's understated dialogue, feels real, not like "comic book" emoting. It genuinely moves me. Every. Damn. Time.