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!
Today, we take a look at a neat Greg Rucka story from the Bruce Wayne: Murderer? storyline.
Okay, to set the scene, Bruce Wayne has been (presumably) framed for murder, and both he and his bodyguard, Sasha Bordeaux (who secretly has been working with Bruce as a crime-fighting vigilante) have been put in Blackgate Prison while awaiting trial.
She can see him (she’s in the women’s side of the prison, he’s on the men’s side), but he’s ignoring her. She is protecting him, but she honestly can’t say for sure that he’s NOT guilty – it’s not like she even knows him all THAT well, and he has been a lot moodier recently and more violent.
Meanwhile, her time in prison is rough, as she’s subject to attacks from the other prisoners.
So we get this great little sequence in Detective Comics #767, by Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber,
I just loved how well Rucka establishes the relationship between the pair.
“The” moment would be the touch, of course.
I just love that bit, “Oh, of course, duh, he’s Batman, obviously he didn’t do it.”