The Best in the Week in Panels – 08.24.2011

He’s selling panels; everyone else is selling technology.

FF #8

By Jonathan Hickman, Steve Epting, Paul Mounts, & Clayton Cowles

Franklin busting Valeria out of her room was my favorite sequence of the week.


DC Retroactive Superman – 90s

By Louis Simonson, Jon Bogdanove, Tony Avina, & Carlos M. Mangual

That’s one way to get rid of that awful 90s mullet.


Chew #20

By John Layman, Rob Guillory, & Taylor Wells

The rhythm created here is fantastic.


Captain America and Bucky #621

By Ed Brubaker, Marc Andreyko, Chris Samnee, Bettie Breitweiser, & Joe Caramagna

Go ahead, ladies–try to resist!


DC Retroactive: Justice League of America – 90s

By Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Kevin Maguire, Rosemary Cheetham, & Carlos M. Mangual

Well, this is awkward.


Wolverine #14

By Jason Aaron, Renato Guedes, Jose Wilson Magalhaes, & Matthew Wilson

His face says it all. Great work from Guedes.



  1. Wolverine can’t read?

  2. my favourite panel of the week was in FF#8, where doom slaps one of the reeds!
    “Do not speak again unless it is to answer my questions. understand?”

  3. Uhh not to be a total choade but that wasn’t Franklin in FF it was Bentley !

  4. I want Max’s coffee mug. I want it now.

  5. I’m getting a Bruce Campbell feel from that Wolverine one haha
    Looks great!

  6. My fave was from Captain America and Bucky. When he busts into the clown car and one goes “oh my”. Made me chuckle.

  7. I think my favorite is in the 90s JLI book when Bea and Ice are shopping and Bea is saying that they can buy anything and just charge it to the JLI expense accounts. That whole 4 panels was great.

  8. Every time I see Ted as Beetle, I’m reminded of how much fun that run was, for so long. Seeing him again, it’s just a shot to the head.

  9. I loved the panel in the JLI Retroactive where Power Girl shows up with her cat and startles Beetle so much that he knocks over a lamp while talking about huge monsters.

  10. My favorite panel of the week, by far, was in Xmen 16 with the Thing staring down Wolverine and calling each other out for having Doom and Magneto on the team. Clasic.

  11. Doom slapping one of the Evil Reeds was great, but my Panel of the Week came before that. I don’t know why but I love seeing that same Evil Reed just being so damn giddy on seeing Doom and realizing he can lobotomize him.

  12. That page from Chew #20 was absolutely amazing, haha. Chew is seriously my favorite book right now.

  13. I miss Ted Kord Blue Beetle.