What are some of your favorite DC moments (across all media) that raise the hairs on your neck, give you the bumps of goose, make you smile, warm your heart and the like?
A few picks of mine:
-Green Lantern #24: the Sinestro Corps War is in effect and all of the human Green Lanterns are together on Earth, ready to make their last stand against Sinestro. Hal says “Let’s light 'em up!” as they all recite the GL oath and shine bright, ready for the forthcoming battle. The energy, excitement and momentum of the SCW is perfectly encapsulated in that single moment.
-Superman #1 (Rebirth ongoing): The pre-New 52 Clark is at the grave of the N52 Clark and is thinking to himself about the second chance he got that his new world’s Superman didn’t, while also paying his final respects to the deceased Clark.
When Clark says “The world needs to see again that there’s a Superman looking out for them. You may not be here in body, but I know you are in spirit…” and then you flip the page to a glorious close-up of the Superman emblem and the conclusion of his thought that “The colors will fly.”, that makes my heart skip a beat with excitement (it also brings Hans Zimmer’s Superman theme to mind).
-the scene in Superman: The Movie, when Lois is hanging from the dangling helicopter. Clark looks up and sees her, then gives a look to a nearby pay phone and moves on. He crosses the street and when he pulls open his shirt to reveal the Superman shield with that glorious John Williams accompanyment, I get chills and goosebumps.
-Wonder Woman’s introduction in BvS. The very first scene of Wonder Woman in action in a live action movie could not be more perfect. I think this moment will be fondly looked upon for years to come. “Is she with you?” Yes, she is and thankfully so.
-Batman rising to the challenge at the end of Tim Burton’s Batman. “He’s out there right now, and I’ve gotta go to work.” says Bruce to Vicki. Cut to the suit chamber opening and Batman suiting up. He slowly rises as Danny Elfman’s music builds and then bingo! Both hit their awesome high notes as the scene concludes.
Those are but a few of my favorite excitement inducing DC moments. What are some of yours?