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 begin a special Tear-Jerker Week of cool comic book moments!
Our first "tear jerker" moment comes from the last issue of Y the Last Man.
The last issue of Y the Last Man takes place many years in the future, when society has more or less been completely rebuilt and our protagonist, Yorick, is now an old man nearing his death. He is visited by one of the young adult clones of him (who is now about the same age as Yorick was when the plague that wiped out all the other men happened).
So most of the book takes place in flashbacks filling in the 60 year gap since the last issue, and it includes our farewells to various notable characters from the series, but none were more gripping and moving than the death of Yorick's monkey, Ampersand.
Writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra just nail this scene.
If you have to pick one page to be "the" moment, I guess page 3 would be it, but for clarity's sake, here is the four-page scene:
Very well done.