The Best in the Week in Panels – 08.17.2011

What do we do when we are awake?
Keep two eyes on the panels.
What do we do when we sleep?
Keep one eye on the panels.
What do we do when we see them?
Dig hard, dig deep, go for panels, and never look back.


DC Retroactive: Batman – The ’90s

By Alan Grant, Norm Breyfogle, Carlos Badilla, & Carlos M. Mangual

If I was in charge of DC I would have Norm Breyfogle back on a Batman book RIGHT NOW. Look at that fluid action and storytelling!

— Conor Kilpatrick


Thunderbolts #162

By Jeff Parker, Valentine De Landro, Matthew Southworth, Frank Martin, Fabio D’Auria, & Albert Deschesne

You get the feeling that Jeff Parker has been working towards this “Giant Size Man-Thing” for a while. Mission accomplished.

— Josh Flanagan


Zatanna #16

By Adam Beechen, Victor Ibanez, Ego, & Dave Sharpe

They have seen into my dreams!

— Conor Kilpatrick


Hulk #39

By Jeff Parker, Gabriel Hardman, & Bettie Breitweiser,

It would almost be an idyllic childhood if not for the crashing plane. Either way, I love the P-51 Mustang, and I want to see more WWII planes drawn into comic books.

— Josh Flanagan


Flashpoint: The Outsider #3

By James Robinson, Javi Fernandez, The Hories, & Dave Sharpe

And this right here is why it would be BAD if J’onn J’onzz was a supervillain.

— Conor Kilpatrick


Hellblazer #282

By Peter Milligan & Simon Bisley

Sometimes, with all that great character work, I can forget that the point of this title is that it’s a horror book. This is Simon Bisley doing really creepy and terrible horror. There’s no one better.

— Josh Flanagan


Daredevil #2

By Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera, Joe Rivera, Javier Rodriguez, & Joe Caramagna

There are a number of wonderful things going on in this two page spread, but my favorite is that Captain America has a canteen on his belt. I bet during big fights the other Avengers are always asking for a sip of water.

— Conor Kilpatrick



  1. Wow a lot of DC stuff this week!

  2. YES! I thought the exact same thing when I saw that Daredevil spread. Of course Cap would have a canteen!

  3. That splash page in Daredevil is my panel of the week. I love the art so much in that book.

  4. Thunderbolts wasn’t my pick this week, in fact it’s not on my pull list. But by God, Jeff Parker wins EVERYTHING.

  5. I bet Cap’s got scotch in there.

  6. cool, Zatanna panel is great. very detail.

  7. “Giant Size Man-Thing”

    That’s what she …nevermind…..too easy.

  8. Paolo Rivera on Daredevil, that’s awesome!

  9. This Hellblazer issue had a lot of freaky shit in it, haha. Great, great, great stuff from Peter Milligan and Simon Bisley.

  10. My favorite panel in Daredevil #2 was Daredevil floating down the building with Cap’s shield. Can’t get that image out of my head.

  11. Love the “Reign of Fire” paraphrase.

  12. Norm Bregfoyle on Batman would be dreamy. His new story this week was so well drawn. I feel like his style has gotten just a little bit more cartoony, maybe from his time over at Archie. Either way, it would be great to have him back in the fold.

  13. My panel of the week would probably be Surtur’s look of disgust at having Li’l Loki say ‘hello’… Or the last page of JIM…

    I (heart) JIM.

  14. Norm Breyfogle is master story teller. That fight sequence had better choreography than most Hollywood movies these days.

    “I bet during the big fights the other Avengers are always asking for a sip of water” made me laugh out loud.

    That Zatanna library panel is basically what I think Heaven looks like.

    That “Giant Sized Man-Thing” joke never gets old. I love how half the titles of Marvel comics on the 70s sounded like bad porno movies. “Giant Size Man-Thing,” “Marvel Team Up,” “Iron Fist,” and my personal favorite, “Marvel Two-In-One.”

  15. I’d like to replace everything I see with Paolo Rivera’s drawings of what I’m seeing. That stuff is like Heroin.

  16. The comments are always as good as the panels. Keep up the good work, guys!

  17. Breyfogle killed Batman this week…amazing.