“Shit just got real.”

Every now and then in comics, we have those ineffable moments. Those moments where we know, for a fact, beyond any possible rational doubt…

shit just got real.

Here at the Department, we’d like to enshrine and honor those moments, starting with that Master of the Mystic Arts himself, Dr. Stephen Strange, makin’ shit get real in the pages of Invincible Iron Man #22:

Dr. Strange, in IIM 22.  Art by Salvador Larocca.

Remember, this isn't a ceremony. This is when shit gets real.

By Dread Dormammu himself, that is the real shit, kids. Stay tuned for further episodes of Shit Just Got Real.

(Thanks to MetaFilter’s Own Matt Haughey for sharing that Bad Boys video.)