A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments - Day 80

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 neat (and almost timely) Lex Luthor moment from Elliot S! Maggin.


I say ALMOST timely because this moment would have been precisely timely had I posted it a week ago, on March 14th. But que sera, sera.

In any event, in 1986's Superman #416, Luthor has escaped from prison and he's doing all sorts of odd things, including pretending to be a patent clerk in Europe!

Ultimately, he's captured when he actually stops to help a drowning boy that was put into harm's way by one of Luthor's "distract Superman" schemes. That rare act of charity gets him caught (we get a thought balloon from Luthor saying that can't let someone die, not today on "his birthday"!).

That takes us to Superman bringing him to jail and a rare touching moment for Lex Luthor (click on the pages to enlarge)...

Classy move by Maggin and great art (per usual) by Curt Swan.

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