Friday, March 16, 2012

30 Day Comic Book Challenge: Day 9

Day 09 - Most touching comic book/comic book scene.

There's a lot of Booster stuff but I'm not going to list anything with Ted because that has been done to death (no pun intended.) I'm going to cheat a little and list one for the runner up spot. When Rip Hunter reveals to the audience he's Boosters' son proving that Booster is destined for greatness. (Although that's tied with a scene in the same issue where Batman gives Booster his support. It's my list I can cheat if I wanna.)

But for the number one spot? The one that got the biggest emotional reaction from me: Jason Todds' most cherished memory (plus the knowledge that he willingly gave it away.)It's a simple scene but it's rather powerful and if you know the character you know why it's important. Because Bruce showed he cared about Jason and actively chose him over the mission even if it was something non-threatening as being sick. Sadly it's one of the only times (if not the only time) Bruce choses him.


  1. Boy, this is a tough one. I do love the scene where Booster has rescued Jaime from the Reach ship just before it explodes, and his whole family rushes over to hug him.

    Also, the Orpheus scene from the Justice League book, when Bea turns around, and she and Guy burst into tears.

  2. I don't want to give anything away so here is a best attempt at a spoiler free post...

    I teared up 4 or 5 times in Starman Omnibus vol. 6. I couldn't help it. The things Jack goes through and the changes he makes in his life are touching. I can't stop recommending this book to people.

  3. Sally: I do miss that Jaime and wish it was kept in canon.

    Jimmy: Every once in awhile I get Starman books. The cost is what keeps me from getting the rest at the moment.

  4. I understand. I got them from the university's library. Working at a major college has its benefits. I would have never read them, but as I was looking for something to read during my travel season I picked it up and ran with it.

    I will try to keep my spoilers to a minimum knowing that you haven't read all the way to the end.

  5. The end of Spectacular Spider-Man #200. Harry Osborn's gone back to being the Green Goblin, he's drugged Spidey, and he's going blow them both up. But MJ's come there to try and talk to harry, and oh yeah, Harry's son was staying over, too. Harry saves them both, then rushes back in and saves Peter, then collapses because the experimental serum he took to get super-strength wore out his heart.

    The last page especially, when Pete and Harry hold hands for a minute before the paramedics whisk harry away, leaving Spidey standing alone in the middle of the street, that one always chokes me up a little. It was so great to see Harry triumph over his father's demons and save his best friend.