Awesome / Web Comics

"I just surfed a Robo-Dracula from the moon, so y'alls can just take it."
Dr. McNinja (The Adventures of Dr. McNinja), flipping off everyone in the area.

Sometimes, when reading a webcomic, you can sense something really cool is about to happen.

Do not forget to use the spoiler tag on some of these if it gives away too much!


    open/close all folders 


Examples without a page
  • The 10 Doctors
    • Doctor Three ninja-kicks a Dalek into a WALL. Where it EXPLODES. Beautiful. To those unfamiliar with Doctor Who, in the new series, Daleks are made much more threatening, to the point where a single Dalek is a One-Man Army. And one of the doctors defeats a Dalek by kicking it.
    • The Fourth Doctor gets his here.
  • Achewood: During the Great Outdoor Fight arc, Ray tears a dude's face off.
  • In the console-RPG webcomic ADVENTURERS!, the laser-obsessed villain Khrima had his Crowning Moment of Awesome during the third phase of the final battle, where he used an excessively powerful attack that cracked the game disk!
  • From Akimbo Comics, a parable about stories that lift people up.
  • Amazoness!: When Ess, the normally shy, bullied, joke-of-a-successor to the Queen ups and rants out loud to the assembled Amazons of Themiskyra that putting The Wholesome Crossdresser on trial for being a male in Amazon lands is inherently unfair since he has been raised as a woman and didn't admit to the truth of his gender out of fear of being caught.
  • Angel Moxie this strip, (bear in mind Grant Kyokasho is an Eyes Always Shut character).
  • Awkward Zombie gives us this. Come on, who doesn't wish you could do that in-game?
  • Every single panel of Axe Cop is made of 100% distilled awesome.
  • Better Days Fisk Black saves his mother from rape ... with a baseball bat.
    • Shiela Black herself gets one when Fisk's teacher accuses her of being a slut. This is the result.
  • Bittersweet Candy Bowl, The Confrontation page on Berserk Button was Mike's.
  • Bob and George: has Bob's response to Alternate Bass and Megaman's ultimate attack.
  • Charby the Vampirate: Mye fights back.
  • City of Reality, Ian Sampson remaking/ adding to about 30 comic pages in chapter 7, and slamming all of the happy endings that could have been into not only the faces of AV and Todo, but into the player as well.
  • Ctrl+Alt+Del:Ethan Ryan McManus and his marriage proposal. Let's not kid ourselves; how many people would go as far as to spell out a marriage proposal to his girlfriend Lilah, by sweeping an arcade game's high scores slots and writing the initials as "LIL" "AH_" "WIL" "YOU" "MAR" "RY_" "ME"? The mind boggles at how much money he had to sink into that machine to pull it off.
    Lucas: Yeah, I'd tell you to flak yourself, but I wouldn't want to put "Towelie McNaked" in there out of a job.
  • Dead of Summer has quite a few, but two especially notable ones are Panther's Fury, where Panther takes out his evil clone with one blow, and the Spinning Bear Driver.
  • Deep Dive Daredevils: Abigail taking down Dracula, once and for all.
  • DM of the Rings: The DM shows "Aragorn" to Be Careful What You Wish For here.
    • And don't forget "Gimli" showing his experience in roleplaying games here.
    • And Legolas going completely off the rails.
    • "Gimli" tells "Legolas" why the latter sucks.
    • Call it a stretch, but "Aragorn's" take on the final battle feels like it should be worth a mention. It doesn't hurt that he's finally roleplaying... after a fashion. The not-quite-manic expression on his face doesn't hurt.
    Gandalf: We cannot hope to achieve victory through strength of arms... but we can give Frodo a ch-
    Aragorn: Yeah I'm sure you've got a great plan and everything, but I'm the King here. I run stuff now. And I say we're going on the offensive. We're going to take our army and march to Sauron's castle. And then we're going to beat on him until he cries like a little girl.
  • Dresden Codak: "No more handouts." Kimiko finally gets over her Daddy issues.
  • Pretty well every major character (and some minor ones) in Errant Story has had at least one CMOA in the near-ten-year life of the comic, and some have several.
    • Sarine just about has this trope as her hat, but this one, if you know the story, is pretty hard to top.
    • Meji gets a pretty good one too, as she passes her final exam (or would if Professor Yukiri wasn't such a hardass).
    • The bad guys get their chances for awesome moments too, for example here, where Anita faces down and pacifies an insane god in the flesh.
    • Even Misa, who's protected by her fellow elves from ever possibly having a CMOA (although she doesn't exactly see it that way), gets her opportunity (which also qualifies as another Sarine CMOA) during the final fight with Ian.
  • Does nobody know about the existence of the comic Ever After? One of these happened in the first issue, Little Red Riding Hood kills an army with a saw, chopping one guard in half at one point (The guard in question had two shields), and as soon as reinforcements arrive, she kills them all, fast.
    • Although when she was going to kill Humpty, she was knocked out by Puss in Boots, she lost a few points.
    • But Mr. Boots himself got some points for managing to knock her out.
  • Lothar Hex of Exterminatus Now manages to have a CMOA without even needing to be conscious during a particularly heavy night. "You can't prove I ate that baby!"
    • An even better example in this comic. The most obvious joke they could have made in this comic, used for the only time so far for the most amazingly badass moment ever.
      • This is even more awesome because it's a Chekhov's Gun. One of the earliest strips had the set up, but subverted it with Virus Breaking the Fourth Wall to say, "Nah, we're not gonna do the Python bit yet. Maybe next time," with the payoff coming four years later.
      • Hell that whole section of the comic was a moment of awesome. The crew are attacked by two dragons and Lothar, uncharacteristically, pushes the rest of the gang to safety and takes the full brunt of the fireball himself... the awesomeness continues as the gang reacts in horror to the horrific burning of Lothar's... hat. Which hits his Berserk Button and makes him tear the two dragons to pieces by his lonesome in a Gory Discretion Shot.
      • And later on there's Eastwoods "rebuttal" to a gloating Sylas Morths Hannibal Lecture.
  • Has anyone read the comic The Fancy Adventures of Jack Cannon? So many CMOA
  • Fans! Lord Feral stands up to Bugs Bunny, Checkerboard Nightmare, Ambush Bug, and Deadpool for nearly a whole minute. Give that man a medal.
  • Many, many throughout Flintlocke's Guide to Azeroth, but this exchange is worthy.
    Flintlocke: RAMMING SPEED!
    Blackrose: What are we ramming?
    Flintlocke: EV'RYTHING!
  • Friendly Hostility: Leslie Rudd gets several throughout the pirates arcs, including his "who hates their mother more" competition with Collin, and blasting his travelling companions awake with Motorhead and informing them that he had found the pirates pretty much overnight.
    Collin: My mom hasn't spoken to me for three years.
    Leslie: Ha. My mom tried to sell me for two bags of heroin when I was six.
    • And Kitty gets one here
  • Geeks Next Door: Barry, the resident Cloud Cuckoo Lander, goes to an anime convention he got banned from the year earlier to meet a girl he met online. And then proceeds to declare his love for her by RICKROLLING THE ENTIRE CONVENTION Read it here.
  • Get Medieval The bees.
  • From A Girl and Her Fed; Hello Clarice.
  • Hanna Is Not a Boy's Name has Hanna's first (and so far only) moment of badass, and it's a whopper.
  • History Stephanos
    • First Step of One Thousand Miles, Stephanos's fight against the archangel, especially this page.
      • Alas, the link above seems to be broken; not knowing which page was intended, this Troper offers this page as a potential replacement.
    • Tip of a Quill: winning at chess while somewhat occupied by fighting a rather large flying serpent that has its coils around him, all in mid-air (and he apparently without the ability to fly). Quite frankly, this Troper thinks that Stephanos is awesome in general.
      • "ARGH! QUEEN TO F7!"
    • Zhan
      • From Chapter 3 - A Deviant Cause Zhan has become a fast fan favourite, and people have been quoting his cry from pages 25 and 26.
      • "And everyone knows, all houses need... WALLS!!!"
  • From Housepets!: Wait a minute, what's Tarot do- Holy crap, a Spirit Dragon? Many readers have reported their awesome-meter going nuts over this.
    King: "This would be so awesome if I didn't wet myself."
    • There is no way to describe how awesome Spot (superdog)'s appearance in their Pridelands "game" is.
  • From How I Killed Your Master: "I had never seen the Five Mantis Fists before."
  • Inherit the Earth Anyone else want to be captain?
  • Jack:
    • Jack's revenge on Drip after the latter's actions towards Fnar made the former very, very pissed off. Mmmm, near-complete destruction of one's physical existence bar one tiny bit to keep the rest from regenerating.
    • It is established early on that physical displays of affection from an angel can heal Jack's damaged memory. This leads to the following exchange when the Angel Reckonin', despite just having had his wings torn off gets frustrated enough with Jack's emo angst to decide that Jack needs to stop moping about and remember and face his past.
      Reckonin': Stand up, Jack. I'm sure I don't need to tell you that there are many ways to physically show someone that you care for them...
      Jack: I don't understand w-
      Reckonin': [Punches Jack in the Face] STOP YOUR DAMNED WHINING!!
    • Central, the by-the-book angel, pushes Fangs off a five-story building in Been Reading Job.
  • The titular hero of The Japanese Beetle got his while battling Hypnotron, a seemingly invincible robot well on its way to becoming President and destroying America. Here's how he did it.
  • Jesus Christ: In The Name of The Gun: Everyone knows about the walking on water thing, but did you know that He could also run up a stream of urine in order to backflip-kick kick a Nazi in the face?
  • Kevinand Kell: Coney's grandmother Dorothy — who has been pushing a herbivore lifestyle on her — storms out of the Dewclaw house, upset that Coney will not eat vegetables. She's wondering what's the point of Coney's protective stage — just as a predator shadow falls over her. Cue, in the very next comic, Coney grabbing the beast, eating it, and then waving to Dorothy while sitting on the pile of bones. And she's maybe three.
  • Keychain of Creation: "It's not just a poem. It's a command code."
  • Lackadaisy Cats: You're not holding it right!
    • Also: Put Viktor Vasko in a garage and throw some armed pig farmers into the mix. Awesome ensues.
    • Or the flaming car scene. Do not question Rocky's logic!
  • Last Res0rt has White Noise enjoying one for a few pages in a row after Arikos tries to brainwash him. White not only shrugs off the attempt, he proceeds to tell Arikos that the attempt to brainwash him is exactly WHY he's not being picked as his lieutenant, and then proceeds to insult the remaining candidates in no uncertain terms.
    • And then continued several pages later when Cypress tries to strongarm him into picking Arikos anyway:
    Cypress: "You don't have the option to refuse."
    White Noise: "Sure I do. Watch me."
    • And then White finally picks his lieutenant at random. He picks Qin Xu, who happens to be the only vampire (besides Jigsaw) on the show. Given that he was being told to pick Arikos otherwise, maybe it wasn't as random as it seemed.
  • How did The Mansion of E celebrate its seventh anniversary? By having a character reveal himself to be the local version of Satan and taser a bitch.
  • minus. playing baseball with the gods.
  • A Miracle of Science Several, including the main characters re-entering the atmosphere of Mars...without a ship. And surviving. While using giant wings of fire to slow their descent. Also, the finale: due to his wounds, Benjamin barely has the strength to stand, but gets up anyway just so he can fulfill the Chase Scene requirement of the memetic track. In other words: the Big Bad's been beaten, he's surrounded, but he's at the point of his mad science mental illness where he needs a Chase Scene to properly play it out. Without one, he'll probably go permanently insane or at least be harder to treat - if he doesn't decide to go out in a blaze of glory. So Benjamin risked permanent injury or death just to save the guy who's been trying to kill him. And does so in an incredibly badass manner, natch.
    • The best thing about the giant wings of fire? It was completely unnecessary. She only did it to impress her partner. It worked.
    • "That noise, gentlemen... is the sound of CONQUEST!" (Link contains a big spoiler.)
    • Don't ever piss off Martian tech. Just don't.
      • For the record, that is basically a metal detector.
      • Actually a Martian detector. Built by Martians.
  • Mob Ties Never underestimate the power of the wedgie.
  • MS Paint Adventures: Problem Sleuth. It only takes around 40 "screens" before the first CMOA happens, and then it only goes up from there Ace Dick literally plays the game of LIFE with death, and becomes a Punisher Rip-off in game
    • Triple Truffle Shuffle. 'Nuff said. (Hit "Next" a few times.)
    • Nervous Broad gets one during the fight with Madame Murel when she finishes her combination Comb Rave with Hysterical Dame (started here) by setting her knife on fire and throwing it between the madame's eyes. Damn.
    • Aw, to hell with it. The entirety of Chapter 22 (Which, incidentally, is called "Sepulchritude") is made of sheer awesome and epic. Check it out here with extra Ominous Latin Chanting thrown in for good measure.
  • MS Paint Masterpieces, a webcomic retelling of Mega Man, has a few:
    • Mega Man countering the Time Stopper, then giving Quick Man a Groin Attack while in a Humoungus Mecha.
    • Polka using Reset Mode.
    • Enker revealing he's made from the same material used to make Mets.
      • ...and soon after, Mega Man figuring out how to defeat him; declaring, "I'm gonna kill you to pieces."
    • And then there's Quint...for the plain and simple fact that he's a time-displaced Evil Twin of Mega Man who fights with a nuclear powered pogo stick...and he's easily one of the most threatening characters in the strip.
      • Of course, we've seen excellent use of the pogo stick before when Rock uses it to land a solid hit on Allegro.
    • As of strip #903: Never under any circumstances, lie to Mega Man. Especially after he's copied most of your powers. Unless of course, you want another demonstration of how awesome he is. He decapitated Crash Man, the walking arsenal in quick succession, and is already moving in on Wood Man. Heck, taking on Six Robot Master's at once all by his lonesome is probably good enough.
    • And during the first storyline, Mega Man telling Wily to shut up mid-speech. Totally awesome, especially with his admission that the every single fight he'd been through, he'd been making it up as he went along.
    • Electric Man is made of this.
    • During Allegro's attack against Dr. Light's laboratory Rock fights and defeats him in lab assistant form, because "Mega Man's been gone for a decade. He's not coming back just for you."
  • Nature of Nature's Art has its share - hardly surprising, since it's a martial arts comic. Examples by arc:
  • Nerf NOW!! gives us this.
  • Piffany disabling an evil cleric in Nodwick. With smily faces. Actually, that needs more emphasis. Piffany, who isn't the sharpest axe in the armory (actually, more of a staff), defeats a priestess of the darker powers by COVERING SAID PRIESTESS IN GOSH-DARNED SMILY FACES.
  • Penny and Aggie: The strip that catapulted Jack from bit player to Ensemble Dark Horse. (Warning: MASSIVE spoiler.)
    • The end of the "Suicide Run" chapter may also count; it certainly does as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
    • Sara taking charge of the spirit-crushing drama on her Reality Show by having Rich drive up on his motorcycle, live on the air, as the devil and "V For Victory"-flash the audience with a shout of "YEAH, BITCHES," before riding out with Sara.
  • PvP's Brent takes up golfing. Notable for coming on the heels of a major plot event of his own, and quite a reversal from his usual curmudgeonly personality.
  • Real Life Comics: Pretty much every strip in this arc from this one out.
  • Rock, Paper, Cynic has a few of these, however, examining the Author Note of 'The Claus' reveals the message, "Lock your doors. He's coming."
  • RPG World has it's 500th strip, aptly named Conversation Interrupted. It's too cool for words.
  • From Sam & Fuzzy: Through the entire run of the comic, Sam has been utterly incompetent, at one point managing to dislocate his arm merely by waving. Through a series of events too crazy to go into detail on, he became the only person who can become the Ninja Emperor and revive the Ninja Empire. Once Sam created a ruling council, Blankface was planning to kill him and make it look like an accident. And then this comic happened.
  • Slightly Damned gives us Cliff and Duster's Siara Special.
  • The most epic "polar" bear ever, brought to you by Spiked Math
  • Starslip: WEAR IT LIKE A HAAAAAT!! Both a Crowning Moment of Awesome and a Crowning Moment Of Mundane Made Awesome.
    • Also when Katarakis sabotaged the disarming of the Jupiter bomb. To record the discovery of the bomb, and make Deep Time set it off early, he CARVED IT ON HIS CHEST.
    • Take us to Starslip For those who are unfamiliar. The last several years Mennon has been trying to get back to a worldline where he saved Jovia. He abused a stable timeloop to give him more processing time to find the path back. He just let is go so he can save his family and friends and EARN not scheme a way to his love.
    • LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD The spine of the Cosmos, in Context
  • Terinu Teri blows up the Cannon Ship's power core. While he's strapped into it.
    • Rufus, on life support and dying of a virus decimating all Vulpine, snarls in his doctor's face to let him try the cure first, rather than risk an untested vaccine on Melika.
    • Teri again, backstabbing Princess Titalia's personal guard and holding a knife to her throat to get the cure for the above.
  • Thunderstruck: Grant Grogan's death scene. Also, just about any time Saxony does one of his magic tricks.
  • In This page of Triquetra Cats, a villain's CMoA (taking down M-P in a matter of minutes) is met with one from Vyolette as she morphs into a full demon form
  • Recently in TwoKinds, Laura, the pacifist, gets one by using the General's magic focus as a garrote.
  • Unshelved's Buddy the Book Beaver, library page, gets one in this Unshelved strip. Unless you prefer this one, also awesome.
  • In User Friendly, Pitr shows us EXACTLY how much of a not-really-very-evil-genius he can be by:
    • Cloning Cthulhu.
    • Selling these clones to make millions of dollars.
    • Spending the money on a flight into space.
    • Hijacking the rocket and flying to the moon.
    • Using magnetic powder to turn the moon into an image of his face.
  • Quincy Tinkle gets his Crowning Moment early on in Wigu when explaining why the roly-poly that hospitalized his son does not exist anymore
  • Wondermark: In which Salvation is summoned.
  • The Wotch This comic and the asskicking that ensued after it.
  • The Zombie Hunters: Charlie's single-handed rescue of Katie. As summed up by Sammie: "And FLAK, Charlie! You punch zombies in the FACE! Like, in the face! There should be an award for that!"
  • Terror Island:
    "Any last words before we catapult you, impostor?"
    • When Gunpowder Jackson says he's a good stunt double, he's not kidding. In Strip #169, The Green Grocer attempts to kill Jame with his anti-forcefield cannon, and Gunpowder, who wasn't even in the building before, instantaneously teleports to where Jame was and pushes him out of the way before taking the shot himself and then inexplicably surviving unharmed. He then does the same thing again in the next strip.
    • In strip #300:
    • The writers ought to get one for managing to make a story about two people refusing to buy groceries last so long.
  • In Joe and Monkey, during a particularly dramatic arc involving the kidnapping of Megan, the main character's little sister, by a child killer [and possible rapist], Kleptobot hunts down the kidnapper and rescues the chloroformed Megan. Monkey then drives the kidnapper to insanity. Punctuated by Kleptobot landing on the hood of the kidnapper's car and pulling him out through the windshield.