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 a rough moment in the life of Wonder Woman, courtesy of Greg Rucka and Drew Johnson...
To set the scene, Medusa has returned and she is waging war against the goddess Athena, and the only way you can really hurt a goddess is to take it out on the goddess' champion, which is Wonder Woman. Medusa murdered the child of one of Wonder Woman's embassy workers. She then formally challenges Wonder Woman to a trial by combat. Wonder Woman is essentially forced to accept, even though this is pretty much a battle to the death.
Wonder Woman does okay at first, even chops off some of Medusa's snakes! But Medusa is pretty much in control. Then it is revealed that beneath the helmet she was wearing, Wonder Woman is blindfolded, to combat Medusa's powers. They battle some more, but finally, Medusa (who plans on then turning her gaze on the audience of the fight - some 48 million people who are watching the televised battle - and turning them all to stone) seems to gain an advantage - she stabs Wonder Woman and removes her blindfold.
Times are tough, so Wonder Woman...well, she has to get a bit tougher...
Cool stuff by Rucka and Johnson.
I suppose the last panel is probably a good choice for "the" moment, but really, the blinding or the decapitation would surely count as well.