It doesn’t even need to be a great comic. Just a great moment. Like how Superman 4 is a terrible movie, but it has three really great moments I love. What’s the best ever moment in a comic you’ve read?
I love the moment Batman saves the baby in Year One. It’s a great feel-good moment and what really makes it work is that Batman has grabbed a pedal-bike and somehow cycled fast enough to catch up with the car. Batman taking down the Mutant Leader in DKR #2 also a cracking moment. Miller is extremely good at setting up an event scene like this (better than pretty much anyone) and his Daredevil is peppered with such moments, but I think my fave is a tiny one and it belongs to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons and their Superman annual.
Yeah, I know the BURN moment was cool, but only really because we’d never seen Superman do that kind of thing before and he does it all the time now so it’s somewhat softened. The moment that really stays with me is Superman being given a perfect, hand-made replica model of the bottle city of Kandor by Wonder Woman for his birthday and hiding the one he already has upstairs so she doesn’t get offended. It’s a perfect Superman moment as it encapsulates the character, but at the same time we get a great super-speed nano-second because he’s moving so fast even Wonder Woman doesn’t register that he’s been missing for a moment. I’ll try to find it.