Jack Kirby, in the process of pioneering dramatic viewpoints in comic books, was in the habit of punctuating important plot events by having the heros stand, feet spread wide, every muscle clenched, often waving fists or fingers or with hands hold balls of energy, drawn from a lower perspective to make the hero look taller and more powerful.

This pose was invariably coupled with a soliloquy where the good guy tells the badguy that he isn't going to get away with this, or some similarly pointed remark. The hero then has a resurgance and goes on to trounce the badguy soundly.

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