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!
My buddy Michael chastened me the other day for not having any Astro City moments on the list. And he's right - my problem was that I keep thinking of Astro City in terms of layered stories where the more you read, the more you appreciate the work Kurt Busiek puts into the characters, but to pull out one moment is hard sans the context. Michael, though, squelched this thinking easily by recommending one of the one-shots that is very simple to get across the great moment within - Astro City #1/2! And he was totally right, so here ya go!
Astro City, by the by, is by the team of Kurt Busiek (the book is actually called Kurt Busiek's Astro City) and Brent Anderson, with inks by Will Blyberg.
In #1/2, we see a regular resident of Astro City who has been having some odd dreams...
Eventually, he is visited by the Hanged Man!!
The tale the Hanged Man tells him is one of time travel, where a penny ante villain with a time traveling gimmick ended up seeking out more power to the point where he threatened the very fabric of time itself, which, tragically, led to...
"No one forgets. No one."