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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 221

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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!

Today we look at a neat Green Arrow moment from JLA #9…

JLA #9 was the second part of a two-parter, courtesy of writer Grant Morrison and artist Oscar Jimenez. The gist of the story is that the Key and some evil robots have placed the Justice League into this contraption that “traps” their minds in various outlandish scenarios (mostly take-offs on popular alternate versions of the heroes, like Aquaman in his blue costume, Wonder Woman in her “Diana Prince” days, etc.) with the idea that he will somehow harness the energy it takes from them to wake up from these powerful dreams to open up an inter-dimensional doorway that will give him lots of power. Meanwhile, the new Green Arrow (son of the previous Green Arrow) has shown up for final testing before he becomes the newest member of the Justice League. He finds himself in the Watchtower fighting the Key and his evil robots, but all he has to use to fight is his father’s old quiver of arrows (that he found in a trophy room after his own quiver was destroyed).

That was a lot of exposition, but hey, it’s a great scene, so enjoy!




Flash is the first hero to escape from the device, and we learn why (as I mentioned before) that’s a GOOD thing for the Key…


Morrison has some fun with Kyle’s dream and then we get to the clincher…



What a great moment – knocked him out with a boxing glove arrow!