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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 206

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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!

In honor of the purchase of Marvelman by Marvel Comics, let’s take a look at perhaps the most memorable (and disturbing, natch) story from Marvel/Miracleman history, courtesy of Alan Moore and John Totleben…

Okay, so Miracleman’s former sidekick, Kid Miracleman, has sort of gone insane. Miracleman managed to defeat him by getting him to turn back into the little kid who turns into Kid Miracleman, Johnny Bates. Johnny Bates is then placed into a mental facility and things presumably are okay. However, later on, the young boy is beaten by some other kids, and when one of them actually goes to rape him, well, he snaps and turns into Kid Miracleman again, and thus begins a bloody display of carnage that Miracleman, Miraclewoman and the Warpsmiths (aliens who can teleport stuff) have a hard time stopping.

This takes us to Miracleman #15, by Alan Moore and John Totleben…

Finally, one of the Warpsmiths comes up with an idea, leading to the sad ending of the story…





Click to enlarge the last spread, if you dare…


“The” moment is quite difficult, but I guess it would be Miracleman breaking Johnny’s head off and then cradling the headless body.

Some twisted dark stuff there from Moore and Totleben….