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 an amazingly underrated moment, mostly because it came in the middle of a fairly uncool crossover and it was a cool moment for someone other than the character who stars in the book (hmmm...I think I might have an idea for a theme). Still, JM DeMatteis and Sal Buscema combine to tell an awesome moment that I know I've mentioned in the past about how much I dig it.
Okay, to set up Maximum Carnage Parts 1-8 (this is Part 9, Spectacular Spider-Man #202), wow...it's hard. Okay, suffice to say that Carnage is on a rampage in New York City during a hot summer (so people are already agitated without some supervillain going on a murderous rampage). Carnage has teamed up with some other psychotic evil-doers to form a sort of team. The Avengers and Fantastic Four are out of town, so Spider-Man is forced to team-up with Venom and some disparate heroes such as Cloak and Firestar.
During a big battle in Central Park, Firestar discovers that her microwave powers can kill Carnage.
After swatting Spider-Man away, Venom takes on Carnage's crew solo and gets his ass kicked (actually, that is a cool scene in and of itself, really). The bad guys take him prison and take off, leaving Spider-Man and his crew to wallow in the sheer awfulness of it all.
And that leads to this great series of captions by J.M. DeMatteis leading up to an awesome double-page spread to end the issue...
SUCH a great moment for Captain America.
That is basically what he does in a nut shell - he INSPIRES.
Great work by former Cap scribe DeMatteis.