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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 200

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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 cool comic book moment #100, I went with a legendary moment that almost all of us know by heart, so for #200, I figured I would mix things up a bit and go pretty much a complete 180 from that moment and show a cool comic book moment in a less-famous issue that has never been reprinted (at least I ‘m pretty darn sure it has not been reprinted).

So enjoy, from Tony Isabella and Eddy Newell, a cool comic book moment from Black Lightning (Vol. 2) #5…

So the set-up for this series is that Jefferson Pierce (Black Lightning) has come to a rough town termed “Brick City” to help clean up the city as both superpowered vigilante and inner-city school teacher.

Well, at the end of issue #4, a student that Pierce and another teacher were trying to keep away from gangs was shot at – while Pierce was shot a few times, the other teacher was killed after throwing himself in front of the targeted boy.

Black Lightning #5, by Tony Isabella and Eddy Newell, tells the story of Jefferson’s stay in the hospital following the shooting…


As you can see, there is a mix of color and basically black and white throughout the issue – the past is colorized and the present is a murky dark mess…

Jeff’s estranged (or was it ex at this point in time?) wife Lynn stops by to comfort him, although it only leads to some more almost self-pity on Jeff’s part, including a sad story about where he was when Superman died…


A strange man in a suit stares at Jeff from the hallway earlier in the issue, and finally, he comes to talk to Jeff, and it is a great scene…






I suppose “the” moment for me was, indeed, the ending – but damn, there are a lot of good moments mixed in there – it’s hard to choose the main one.

It’s a great issue, and well worth picking up in the back issue bins (heck, the first 8 issues period are great – sadly, Isabella was fired after writing 8 issues and then the series became, well, not as good).

Here’s to 165 more moments!!