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sandoz_iscariot ([personal profile] sandoz_iscariot) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-12-24 11:13 pm

30 Days of Winter: Day 24 - Last Stands *Master Post*

Welcome to Day 24 of our 30 Days of Winter event! Apologies for the lateness of this master post, and thanks to our members who've already posted for today's theme: Last Stands!

My favorite Last Stand in comics is from Uncanny X-Men #137, the conclusion of The Dark Phoenix Saga. Whatever one thinks of the later retcons and resurrections, I still think this is a powerful, gut-wrenching finale.

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So [community profile] scans_daily, what are your favorite Last Stands?

And stick with us for the rest of our 30 Days of Winter event! Tomorrow's theme is Westerns!

And our complete 30 Days of Winter calendar is here!
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[personal profile] proteus_lives 2010-12-25 04:53 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, I love the X-Men's desperate battle against the Imperial Guard.

For his run on Uncanny X-Men I can still forgive Claremont for his modern madness.

And the '90s X-Men TAS did a very decent job putting the battle in animated form.
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[personal profile] sir_razorback 2010-12-25 04:58 am (UTC)(link)
While it's not from a comic, it's a license that gets alot of comic use. One of the very few good things from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was the Prime vs Megatron/Starscream/Grindor fight where Prime got killed. Mind you he was better by the end of the movie, but that was a heck of a sequence.
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[personal profile] nezchan 2010-12-25 05:08 am (UTC)(link)
For whatever faults the Naruto series has had over the years, one scene always sticks out.

Zabuza on the bridge. Finally deciding to make things right.
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[personal profile] proteus_lives 2010-12-25 10:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Much motto.

That was a great ending for the character.
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[personal profile] tacobob 2010-12-25 05:19 am (UTC)(link)
Ah the olden days. When someone died in a comic it was GASP as opposed to nowadays when it's like "Him again?"
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[personal profile] silverzeo 2010-12-25 05:25 am (UTC)(link)
And then she came back, turned evil, then died again... and again... and again...
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[personal profile] bj_l 2010-12-25 09:33 pm (UTC)(link)
She turned evil after this? When? She had a crippling case of boring pretty much since she came back, but I don't remember her turning evil again.
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[personal profile] auggie18 2010-12-29 02:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey, she was only boring when she being written as Scott's arm-candy!

Which, granted, was most of the time, but still.

She was vaguely evil in Endsong, I guess. And she broke every bone in Sabretooth's body that one time. And, um, yeah. Don't really remember that much in the way of evil.
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[personal profile] sir_razorback 2010-12-25 05:45 am (UTC)(link)
heheh.. According to ComicBookRealm at least, it's only valued up to $120 at most so far. Had to check after reading the banner on top of the book. :)
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[personal profile] cleome45 2010-12-25 05:58 am (UTC)(link)
I wouldn't sneeze at $120.

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[personal profile] jlroberson 2010-12-25 08:03 am (UTC)(link)
The heartbreak for this then 11-year-old. It pissed me off so much that they made me care about this and then BROUGHT HER BACK.

Of course, if they hadn't, Grant couldn't have done such a good job with her later on. But still.

Say, did anyone ever win that stupid contest that took up 1/4 of every Marvel cover that summer?

[personal profile] psychopathicus_rex 2010-12-25 09:37 am (UTC)(link)
While it wasn't his actual 'last stand', Superman's epic battle and 'death' at the hands of Doomsday was pretty damn intense, and would have served as a fitting capper for his career had it actually been true. Also, the 'Funeral for a Friend' bit afterwards was fairly tear-jerking - even though I KNOW full well that he hasn't actually died, you don't get to see that many superhero funerals, ya know? Let alone ones that solemn and intense. There's a grim finality to it that still has power.
Also, alternate Kyle Rayner's last stand in the Elseworld 'Evil's Might' was pretty cool, and had an unexpected capper to it, which I won't tell you about in case you choose to read the thing.
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[personal profile] neuhallidae 2010-12-25 02:17 pm (UTC)(link)
The What If where the superhuman civil war was halted by the arrival of Annihilus, and Nova, Captain America, and Iron Man went out on a suicide mission to slow him down long enough for his forces to be stopped.
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[personal profile] badficwriter 2010-12-25 09:27 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm prejudiced, but Hal Jordan's last stand as Parallax was pretty awesome. The whole story was epic, from Emerald Twilight, to punching out Superman, to getting shot by his best friend, to having a powerless Kyle beat him over the head til he realized he was The Evil, to the bloodyminded chase of Cyborg Superman to meet the Silver Surfer, to the final confrontation at the Promethean Wall, to trying to escape destiny by asking Carol to leave earth, to sacrificing himself to save the sun so Ferro Lad didn't have to repeat HIS last stand. Returning as part of the JLA/Avengers and the Spectre didn't detract from that.

As much as I like the character, there will always be a part of me that wishes that story was left standing.
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[personal profile] thormonger 2010-12-26 08:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I have to go with Barry Allen in Crisis On Infinite Earths. While part of me is glad he's back, the other part thought it was such an awesome sendoff that I wish it would have stuck.
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[personal profile] halloweenjack 2010-12-28 09:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, Skurge at Gjallerbru, of course, but I also like the one that Alan Moore did for Superman in Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?. Krypto vs. the Kryptonite Man was particularly awesome.