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Kevin Brown
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The very first scene that popped into my head when I saw the title of the thread was this:



I'll need to think of the other two, though.
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Eric Sofer
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SO many choices...

Okay, first runner-up is-
(THIS COMMENTED HAS BEEN DELAYED DUE TO A GOOD SMACK ON THE NOGGIN.)

One of them is Bruce Wayne and Steve Rogers realizing who they are battling in Batman/Captain America.

One is the final page of "Man of Steel."

And I suspect the last page of X-Men #132. The insanely triumphant gleam in Shaw's eyes... and of course,  "Now it's MY turn!".

Those will change with my next deep breath, but dang - those stick with me!
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Yvan Jullien
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1. The "Nathan I'm cold" conclusion in JBNM
2. The "I am Sathanas" scene un JBNM
3. Susan Richards loses her child in FF #269

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1. Magneto on the last page of X-Men #111
2. Superman flying way at the end of "Man of Steel"
3. This one is different and I don't recall the book, but in an Iron Fist comic Danny Rand was training and uses a speakerphone in his apartment. As a kid, I found this utterly fascinating. You could use a phone without using your hands? I wanted one so badly. 

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Wallace Sellars
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Here are the panels I mentioned on the first page of the thread.





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Brennan Voboril
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Alpha Flight #13 page 1 

I just love the quiet scenes and this one, in my opinion, is one of John's best.  No words were needed.  

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Daniel Burke
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Great thread. 

I loved the psychic battle between Wyndegarde and Cyclops that culminated in Cyclops dropping in the "real" world. 

The goodbye between Scott and Jean just before she takes herself out. 


The Beast seeing the Avengers alert and having to decide if his loyalty lies with the Avengers or the X-men. 
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James Lansberry
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1.  The last page of FF #238; Ben's regression to his early Thing form.   

2.  Incredible Hulk #318; the green & gray Hulk comparisons.  This was a few months before I started collecting comics on a regular basis.  I remember flipping thru this issue at a casino in Jackpot, Nevada (I was 10, and hanging out in the gift shop) and going, "What does he mean the Hulk was gray??"

3.  Namor #10; pages where Namor gets out of the limo after catching a glimpse of Master Man on the street.  When he tells Namorita to head back to the hotel and makes reference to "A memory.  An old and painful memory."  Namorita then follows above him as he wanders the streets of Berlin and thought that he couldn't have been on this side of the city since the War.  I always get a haunted/nostalgic vibe, like watching a BBC war documentary that overlooks a city, subtlety brings in gunfire, shelling and explosions, followed by an eerie, haunting musical score.

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James Woodcock
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Reading through this thread, I realise that for me it is impossible as I keep thinking 'this, no, this, and this and this and this'

Great chooses all though
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Mal Gardiner
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Wolverine in the funny mirror hall in Murderworld, XMen 123. That issue is still the one I tell people that I read in high school and thought "I want to learn to draw like that". The scene in particular is the first time I'd seen Wolverine pop the claws, and I was hooked from then on.

The scene where Wolverine guts Proteus a few issues later. Blew me away that such a thing could be done in comics. I knew he was basically a walking corpse, but Logan just unleashed like that was incredible. *edited for clarity*

The courtroom scene in the Reed Richards trial that introduced surprise witnesses on an escalating power scale that seemed to have no upper limit. I loved it.


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Robert Bradley
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Iron Fist #12 - Captain America comes across Iron Fist with an unconscious Jarvis.

Fantastic Four #236 - Doctor Doom towering over "Tiny Town"

Marvel Team-Up #55 - An over-sized Adam Warlock encounters therocket which Spider-Man is on.
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Noah Smith
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Here are three that come to mind.





(Had to split the She-Hulk scene in two to make it uploadable)
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1)FF #269 - A triumphant Reed Richards being informed that Sue had miscarried. That broke my heart. This was homaged by Mike Allred in this week's Silver Surfer.

2)X-Men #132 - Wolverine in the sewer. That blew my then 8 year-old mind!

3) Superman #9 - Metropolis 900 Miles. Just a brilliant character piece.
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Sergio Saavedra
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I'm a little busy today, but I can't help but mention a favourite scene of mine.
Man of Steel #2
When Superman is flying carrying Lois. She is suprised that he knows where she lives, and he answers something like "I know where everybody lives".
Is it true? Then it is really awsome. But hey, he's Superman.
Or is it a fluff? Maybe he didn't want to admit that he was interesded in her.
I loved the ambiguity.




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Steven McCauley
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Noah -- those are awesome.

I remember going back to that She-Hulk double page spread over and over to read all of the gags in the comic book descriptions.  (My favorite was the Iron Man theme song sunf to the tune of the Spider-Man animated theme song!)

I'm trying to remember if the figure in the barn in the Man of Steel last full page shot was ever explicitly identified.  I think it was Metallo's creator but have another feeling it was Lana.
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John Byrne

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...I think it was Metallo's creator...

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Yup.

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Paul Go
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Again, having difficulty with this one.  I'm keeping my first selection and adding two more that I really liked.  Favorite?  Certainly recent favorites and since I'm having trouble with "of all time" I may as well go with them.

The scene in Doomsday.1 #4 where the priest goes to meet with the outsiders and how that is resolved is a favorite.

The reveal at the end of High Ways #2 was excellent.  Unexpected and well paced and made me think, "Oh, f..."
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Leigh DJ Hunt
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1)FF #269 - A triumphant Reed Richards being informed that Sue had miscarried. That broke my heart. This was homaged by Mike Allred in this week's Silver Surfer.
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Oh really? I will have to try and see that.
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Roberto Melendrez
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The end of the Lex Luthor short story Metropolis 900 Miles. Af that moment I realized that Luthor isn't just a threat to Superman. Luthor is a threat to everybody.  He quite literally gets a kick from psychologically tormenting others. He doesn't just think he's better than the rest of us. He acts on it!  One of the themes of JB's Luthor is that his hubris is what ultimately keeps him from defeating Superman. This story neatly supports my 2nd favorite Byrne scene. 

Luthor's hubris is in full effect.  He is so profoundly flawed that he can't possibly accept that Superman relates to humanity - because Luthor can't relate to humanity!  He is the stumbling block to his own success.  Luthor will never beat Superman because he is so arrogant that he will always screw it up for himself.  Superman is no slouch in the brains department either of course but Byrne's Luthor is ruthless enough to beat him if only his arrogance didn't get in the way.

My 3rd favorite is this cover.  JB cleverly figured out a way for Wonder Woman to serve in the JSA during WW II and I loved it! So simple and so much fun! Seeing everyone on the cover smiling as they rush towards adventure reminded me of the rush I got as a little kid when I read the  Wally Wood illustrated issue of All-Star where the Golden Age Superman rejoined the JSA. Absolutely brilliant! 

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I can't even begin to try doing this but I enjoy the replies so far !
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John Byrne

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I turned in that WONDER WOMAN cover saying "Here's another one we won't be able to sell in Germany!"
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Charles Valderrama
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Already a lot of my favorite scenes discussed here but thought I could still add a few gems....

Superman & Batman: Generations - The death of Superwoman (Kara Kent) at the hands of her own brother Joel Kent!!! AMAZING spin as we never saw THAT coming! Enjoyed JB’s storytelling throughout this tragic chapter in the life of Superman. Luthor is pretty villainous in this one!!


Marvel Team-Up #59 - Yellowjacket and the Wasp team up with Spidey… I remember actually CARING for Hank and Jan for the first time when I read this… and the explosion cliffhanger at the end was perfection. JB, your sense of dramatic shots was impressive to my young eyes!!

Avengers #165 - Perhaps one of the few Avengers issues I can’t help looking at when I want to see a pure slugfest featuring my favorite team line-up. Wonder Man vs. against Count Nefaria especially won me over... and once more JB showed off his flare for dynamic action sequences!


-C!
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Charles Valderrama
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FF #247 - What a awesome 2-page splash!! Really nice set up to an interesting story explaining the nature of
Doom’s monarchy of Latveria and how he gets the FF to help him defeat his rival Prince Zorba.


Iron Fist #12 - Iron Fist comes face to face with the living legend Captain America.
Great sequence where Danny leaps down the stairs to save Jarvis.


X-Men: Hidden Years #7 - Really hard to pick here but I just LOVED the composition used here and the artwork was amazing.
Enjoyed how you fit Ororo into this timeframe. Better than your old stuff! ;)


-C!
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Josh Goldberg
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"I turned in that WONDER WOMAN cover saying 'Here's another one we won't be able to sell in Germany!'"
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Q4JB or anyone who knows:
Were alternate covers available for markets that found the image objectionable?  Or did those issues just get skipped altogether in those markets?
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Paul Go
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Superman & Batman: Generations - The death of Superwoman (Kara Kent) at the hands of her own brother Joel Kent!!! 

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This was on my short list.  Even on re-reads it hit me pretty hard.
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