A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 60

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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 60

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 opening of Watchmen at the end of the week, here’s a special “Watchmen moments” week!

Today we look at a visit The Comedian made before his death…


By the way, it’s not a spoiler to say the Comedian dies, right? That seems like saying it is a spoiler if you mention that the Swiss Family Robinson involves a shipwreck.

In any event, in Watchmen #2, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons show us glimpses from Comedian’s life as his former friends and colleagues attend his funeral.

Rorschach sees a former super-villain, and after an assault, we see that the Comedian, shortly before his murder, visited the former villain, Moloch, and chose a rather odd place for a confession.

It’s an extremely powerful scene, especially as the rest of the issue has established Comedian’s personality so strongly that to then see him act like this is quite effective. For a man like this to act this way, whatever he uncovered must have been astonishing.

If I had to choose one specific scene from this as the “moment,” it would definitely be the “joke” line.

Again, if you could, please keep the discussion either specific to this moment or general to Watchmen as a whole, as there’s a whole week to discuss other moments from the series! Thanks!