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Month of Cool Avengers/X-Men Comic Book Moments – Captain America Makes a Promise

by  in Comic News Comment

All month long we will feature brand-new Cool Avengers and X-Men Comic Book Moments in celebration of their fiftieth anniversaries this month. Here is an archive of all the past cool comic moments that I’ve featured so far over the years.

Today we look at Captain America making a promise to a young boy…

Avengers (Volume 3) #65 is the first part of the “Red Death” storyline (written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Olivier Coipel and Andy Lanning). The issue opens with a chemical attack on Mount Rushmore. Hundreds of innocent tourists are killed.

Coipel and Lanning make the scope of the terror seem more real when you see the many choppers carrying afflicted people…


One husband and wife valiantly try to save their son. The husband dies and the wife drives away with the son covering his face with a cloth. She succumbs to the chemicals and her son seems to be nearing death, as well, when, well, someone shows up…




The moment is so awesome that I manage to forget the fact that the “happy ending” here is that the kid lives but as an orphan. That’s definitely better than the alternative, but it also isn’t exactly uplifting, ya know?

Since I doubt I’ll feature this as a separate installment, I think it only fair to point out the cool follow-up to this scene with the Vision and the boy…



VERY cool back-to-back sequences by Geoff Johns.