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!
For our one-hundredth cool comic book moment, I’m going to go to a classic comic by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee from 1962.
In the first story of 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15, we meet a teenager named Peter Parker.
Peter has a bit of a rough life (he gets picked on a lot for being such a nerd), but he is not too upset because he has a great Aunt and Uncle who raised him after his parents died.
Well, while at a science fair, he gets bitten by a radioactive spider.
This gives him the POWER of a spider!
After seeing a wrestling match, Peter decides to use his powers for personal gain.
He then decides to become a colorful wrestler…
Well, he gets a bit cocky, and when he has the chance to stop a burglar, well, he does not.
When he returns home, he learns that someone has murdered his beloved Uncle Ben!
For the first time, Peter decides to use his powers and costume to be a sort of vigilante to catch the murderer of his Uncle Ben!
Well, imagine his surprise when he learns that the murderer was the burglar that he let go!
So that leads to one of the most classic cool comic book moments in comic book history, the point where Spider-Man decides that he must use his powers for good, because, after all, with great power there must also come — great responsibility!
One hundred moments down, two hundred and sixty five more to go!