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!
With the year almost over, we're going to spend five days on finales of long-running comic books. Spoilers are most certainly ahead!
We continue with the last issue of Cerebus.
Years earlier, Cerebus was told that he would die alone and unloved, and upon the 300th and last issue of the title (written by Dave Sim and drawn by Sim and Gerhard), that's exactly what happened.
So Cerebus is alone in bed when he falls and, well, dies.
First, his life flashes before his eyes, in this dramatic sequence...
After as short sequence of him being blasted with light, we get what I feel is "the" moment of the final issue (which you can click to enlarge)...
What a striking image, no? It really "rewards" the people who have followed the book for the previous 300 issues with images of many of the people involved in Cerebus' life, major and not-so-major, all of whom he has somehow screwed over in his life, and now they are waiting for him.