A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments - Day 31

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 mix things up a bit by picking a moment that is cool less for the moment itself but rather for something that happened years after the moment that suddenly made this moment a lot more humorous (and therefore, cool).


I really dug Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis' Justice League comics. They had a nice string of artists on the book, too, starting with Kevin Maguire, followed by Ty Templeton, followed by Adam Hughes. Holy crap on a stick, that's a nice trio of artists! Even if Adam Hughes absolutely hated doing work on a deadline like that, he still did some good work (although probably not the work he wanted to do).

In any event, in one of the odder story arcs in the series, Blue Beetle and Booster Gold team-up for a money-making scheme that involves opening a Justice League-themed resort on the island of Kooey Kooey Kooey.

Clearly, this enrages the Justice League's chief executive, Maxwell Lord, who comes to the island to punish Beetle and Booster (whose casino has gone under due to the card-counting of dim-witted yet card-counting savant, Big Sir).

The two talk about what Max will do to them....

That's one of the cool things about serial stories, you go on long enough, anything can suddenly becoming ironic/prophetic!!

So while it is an offbeat choice for this list, I like it enough to go with it!

EDITED TO ADD: Oh man...wait a sec, I just realized that not everyone will get the gag! My apologies! The gag is that years later, Maxwell Lord (now evil) actually DOES shoot Blue Beetle in the head, killing him.

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