Time for the first of 2010’s Friday Night Fights! The new theme is villains and their moments of hero-smacking glory.
Check out Space Booger for details on this whole shebang.
We join a battle in progress, so a quick recap: Kalibak – younger son of Darkseid – has been calling out his sibling Orion for like an issue and a half, doing a lot of yelling from the rooftops of Metropolis (amazingly not attracting the attention of any Kryptonian interlopers). Finally, Orion responds:
Looks like Orion’s gonna get the better of ol’ K-bak again, don’t it? But wait, our shaggy villain had an unfinished line there:
And not only does he finish that sentence in the next panel:
But he finishes it a second time in the panel after that:
These epic blows come to us (of course) courtesy of writer/penciler/editor Jack Kirby and inker Mike Royer, in the classic “The Death Wish of Terrible Turpin” from New Gods (volume 1) #8, cover dated April-May 1972.