Saturday, February 23, 2013

Don’t forget me, Animal Man (A perfect panel #4)

Animal Man #26
The panel that always makes me think of the time I was five-years-old and saw Superman and Batman walking on the street outside my house
By Grant Morrison and Chas Troug

After giving his main character a happy ending that he really deserves (it’s not realistic, but that’s the point), Grant Morrison goes up into the hills and tries to make contact with his imaginary friend from his childhood.

We’re always told that there has to come a time when we put aside childhood things, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still love them, that we will always love them, and that we would give anything to see them again.

There is no response, and the crushing reality of adulthood wins again, but we don’t have to forget. We can always shine a light back into the past, whenever we want.

1 comment:

Simon B said...

That panel is heart-breaking. After all the horrors of Animal Man and Doom Patrol, Morrison managed to give both series beautiful, heart-felt endings.