Archive for the ‘Crowning Moments of Awesome’ Category

Crowning Moments of Awesome – Part 4: Cobra Commander

2014/07/11

To all the writers of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero who thought that writing Cobra Commander like Yosemite Sam was preferable to writing him like Adolf Hitler…this one’s for you.

Shit just got real, people.

Damn. Things just got real, people.

The new and improved Cobra Commander has been brought to you by G.I. Joe: Resolute – Episode 4 (April 20, 2009).

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Crowning Moments of Awesome – Part 3: Superman

2013/07/31

“For the contingent out there who sneer at heroes like Superman and Wonder Woman and Captain America, those icons who still, at their core, represent selfless sacrifice for the greater good, and who justify their contempt by saying, oh, it’s so unrealistic, no one would ever be so noble… grow up. Seriously. Cynicism is not maturity, do not mistake the one for the other. If you truly cannot accept a story where someone does the right thing because it’s the right thing to do, that says far more about who you are than these characters.” – Greg Rucka

Given what happens in the movie Man of Steel, I think it’s time that someone reminded the world about why Superman doesn’t kill and making him grim and gritty is probably the greatest betrayal of everything the character’s come to stand for over the past 75 years. And I know of no better way to do that than the following scene from Action Comics #775 (March 2001) by Joe Kelly, Doug Mahnke, Lee Bermejo, Tom Nguyen, Dexter Vines, Jim Royal, Jose Marzan, Wade Von Grawbadger, and Wayne Faucher.

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Crowning Moments of Awesome – Part 2: The Flash

2012/07/12

Three words: Infinite Mass Punch.

Houston, we have lift off.

This novel application of special relativity courtesy of JLA #3 (March 1997) by Grant Morrison, Howard Porter, and John Dell.

Crowning Moments of Awesome – Part 1: Martian Manhunter

2012/07/08

When the Joker gets his hands on the Philisopher’s Stone, a.k.a. the Worlogog – a supernatural artifact of unlimited power – the Martian Manhunter resorts to a novel application of his telepathic abilities to accomplish what years of therapy couldn’t.

Maybe John Jones should get a job at Arkham Asylum… 😛

This lesson in martian psychiatry has been brought to you by JLA #15 (February 1998) by Grant Morrison, Gary Frank, Greg Land, Howard Porter, John Dell, and Bob McLeod.


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