10 Incredibly Manly Comic-Book Moments
With 2012 promising a new onslaught of comic-book movies, we’re celebrating comic-book moments when costumed crusaders manned up the most.
By Eric Alt
With The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance all slated for 2012 release dates, get ready for yet another comic-book heavy year at the movies. And we’re praying they’re all better than 2011′s comic-book adaptions of The Green Hornet, Green Lantern, and Cowboys and Aliens — although we’re willing to bet the Ghost Rider sequel will blow worse than the original.
But before we settle in at the theater and have the movies ruined by adolescents on their iPhones and assh*les who provide their own commentary, we wanted to pay homage to 10 of the manliest moments where comic-book characters have sacked up and earned some extra chest hair.
10. Deadpool Makes a Vespa Badass | Deadpool #68
Even though Deadpool — a wise-crackin’ assassin who frequently double-fists samurai swords and machine guns — is forced to scoot around on the second-least flattering of vehicles (nothing beats the Segway) after the villainous Rhino squashed his car, he does so in style: tracking his targets to an office building and then, after fashioning a makeshift ramp out of a table, he, well…
…launches the Vespa through the office windows like a, and we quote, “welcome wagon of death.”