A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments - Day 140

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 take a look at the great Batman moment from Grant Morrison's first JLA storyline.


To set the scene for JLA #4 (written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Howard Porter), a group of aliens known as the Hyperclan have shown up on Earth, seemingly to help the planet (while at the same time, people with fire-derived powers have mysteriously gotten sick).

But really, they're bad guys, so the newly formed Justice League of America try to take them down, but they're having problems, which is magnified when the Martian Manhunter seemingly turns on his teammates.

In any event, the entire team has been captured, including Superman (who is being held prisoner and being tortured with kryptonite). The only one who was not captured was Batman, who seemingly was killed in a plane crash (but we know he survived).

Now the Hyperclan go off to deal with "just one man."

"The" moment is a tough call.

Is it the "I know your secret" bit?

Or is it "You're martians, aren't you?"

Or is it the fire/"ready when you are"?

Hmmm...I'm going with "ready when you are"

But I can be convinced otherwise!!

The one thing that needs no convincing is how cool this moment is - I can't believe it took me this long to feature it!

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