As a sidenote, this is as good a time as any to point out that I now have a Tumblr precisely for things like this which I want to link to but which are not really, most of the time, post-worthy in and of themselves or which I don’t feel like discussing at length. (I just really happened to like this.)
Okay, he’s forgiven for somehow getting people to think Dr. Horrible was brilliant.
Unless he is using his mind-rays again! OH LORD WHAT IF HE IS USING HIS TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE MIND-RAYS AGAIN
A few whiles back I did a list of “reasons I will love comics forever,” which were mostly awesome panels. I haven’t had a lot of those lately; there just aren’t as many moments in comics these days that make me sit up and go “yeeeEEAAAAAAH!” I don’t know if it’s because they’ve changed or because I have. Possibly it’s both. Aging, whether it be you or an artform, can suck in this regard.
But that having been said, I absolutely adore this bit from Prince of Power #4, a scene that is so totally comics that it really couldn’t have originated anywhere else:
What is the best thing about The Demon #46-49?
Is it black magic zombie Nazis rising to conquer the world?
Is it Jason Blood recruiting the retired, elderly crew of the Haunted Tank to fight the black magic zombie Nazis?
Is it Etrigan, getting his patriotism – such as it is – on?
Is it the crew of the Haunted Tank, right after Etrigan gets his ass kicked, deciding to take on an entire platoon of M1 Abrams tanks crewed by black magic zombie Nazis in their tiny little M3 tank, as they are the only ones who can stop a peaceful small town from being destroyed by the aforementioned black magic zombie Nazi tank brigade?
Is it the Haunted Tank beating all those big bad tanks by driving right over them and throwing grenades into their cockpits?
Or is it when Etrigan gets his hands on the black magic Nazi demon who’s helping all this happen?
The answer is clearly all of the above.