Alot of the comic book reading experience is about the "Big Stuff". Huge drama, intense action, mindblowing revelations, ultra-twisted villains, unparalleled heroism...you know...the Big Stuff! Although I've touted a bunch of that kind of thing in my Highlight Reel feature...I also have to say that some of the coolest things in comics are the small things that have stuck with me. They're as varied and random as it gets, but they all have one thing in common...I think they're cool. Off the top of my head:
1. Before becoming the second Flash in 1956, Barry Allen was a fan of the original Flash. Of course, Barry later discovered that his comic book hero actually existed on a parallel Earth.
2. The fireplace of Superman's Fortress of Solitude.
Click on the Barry White clip below for the full effect.
3. The android superhero named The Vision was actually an upgraded version of the WWII era Human Torch (who, contrary to his name, was actually an android). Recycling before recycling was cool!
4. Tony Stark's attache' case with the secret Iron-Man armor panel.
5. Spider-Man's web-shooters with those cool click-in cartridges.
Oh, you can be assured there will be more random coolness to come.
What are some of your randomly cool comic book elements?