The Best of the Week in Panels – 01.09.2013

Brought to you by half a bottle of wine.

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Thor: God of Thunder #4

By Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic, Ive Svorcina, & Joe Sabino

I don’t know, but I will answer any question he asks.

– Conor Kilpatrick


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Animal Man #16

By Jeff Lemire, Steve Pugh, Lovern Kindzierski, & Jared K. Fletcher

It just has not been a good few months for John Constantine.

– Conor Kilpatrick


Peter Panzerfaust_8_Panel

Peter Panzerfaust #8

By Kurtis Wiebe, Tyler Jenkins, Heather Breckel, & Ed Brisson

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for.

– Conor Kilpatrick


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Avengers Arena #3

By Dennis Hopeless, Kev Walker, Frank Martin, & Joe Caramagna

This might be one of Ron Richards’ Greatest Comic Book Moments.

– Conor Kilpatrick


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Smallville: Season 11 #9

By Bryan Q. Miller, Jorge Jimenez, Carrie Strachan, & Saida Temofonte

Otis Berg! His name is OTIS BERG!

– Conor Kilpatrick


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Mind The Gap #7

By Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo, Arif Prianto with Beny Maulana, & Dave Lanphear

It may be an old axiom, but every once and a while some people need to be reminded.

– Ron Richards


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Wolverine and the X-Men #23

By Jason Aaron, Nick Bradshaw, Walden Wong or Norman Lee or Craig Yeung, Laura Martin, & Joe Caramagna

I am most scared of Doop.

– Conor Kilpatrick


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Earth 2 #8

By James Robinson, Yildiray Cinar, Ryan Winn or Ruy Jose, & Alex Sinclair

This is what it’s like to work with Paul Montgomery.

– Conor Kilpatrick


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Star Wars #1

By Brian Wood, Carlos D’Anda, Gabe Eltaeb, & Michael Heisler

Middle Management Darth Vader.

– Conor Kilpatrick


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Secret Avengers #36

By Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera, Matthew Wilson, & Clayton Cowles

Matteo Scalera is a beast.

– Conor Kilpatrick



  1. it should be Animal Man 16, not Swamp Thing.

    and the last page of Thor is friggin awesome.

  2. Awwwww Doop!

  3. Dudes, how can you not have that two page spread of that Star Destroyer coming out of hyper-space right on top of the X-Wings from Star Wars #1? I stared at those pages for about 2 hours and 35 minutes. Epic.

  4. Oh that last panel of Thor GoT made me giddy like a schoolgirl, so F’n awesome.

  5. Thor looks like he has a Skrull chin

  6. Science!

  7. “This might be one of Ron Richards’ Greatest Comic Book Moments.” LOL, followed by the worst seeing as Darkhawk got…well, you know. I’m sure he’ll be back, though.

  8. Scalera’s so awesome, good to know he’s following Secret Avengers with Journey into Mystery.

  9. I really think the TMNT issue should have got a nod here. Perhaps the final page / panel? Knocked my socks off. Also, no love for the final issue of Sweet Tooth? Come on now…

  10. Even his brass knuckles say “DOOP”.

  11. The Thor, Peter Panzerfaust, and WatXM pages all had me giddy. I hadn’t been so excited about final page cliffhangers since Runaways.

  12. I laughed so hard at Otis Berg. Thank you for that. Never would’ve seen it otherwise.

  13. Esad Ribic’s art in Thor is amazing ! Plus Otis berg, Otis berg ?

  14. Middle Management Vader was the best…he doesn’t look so evil now…

  15. I’m wondering how present-day Thor got all those wounds?

    I think it was Ron who described how Ribic makes Thor’s axe look heavy, and that he communicates just how strong Thor has to be to weild it. That final panel really made me understand that description. He could have gone for a more staged, across the chest pose or something, chin down and looking up through his helmet. Instead we get a posture that is very natural, almost remeniscent of hellenistic sculpture.

  16. Good week. I don’t care for Bradshaw’s work very much, but that double page spread is poster worthy. The Thor panel though … phew … I think I stared at that page for a full minute. And then I thought about it for a few hours.

  17. The Darkhawk spread reminds me of a scene from the film “The Mask”.

  18. I get an Art Adams vibe from that Wolverine and the X-men panel.

    • Great stuff by Nick Bradshaw! Kitty Pride has never looked more fierce

    • Definitely an Art Adams feel, I think Bachalos work on W&TXM gives that book much more personality…and they need to drop Storm since we got now hawked Storm coming back in Uncanny X-Force (stoked)….also I don’t dislike Btadsahw but the originality of Bachalos work made that book stand out, Phil Noto would be a solid fill in on that title to give Bachalo or Bradshaw a break.

  19. I’d have made an argument for the last page of Thunderbolts with Deadpool telling Red Hulk “TOLD YA!”

  20. I think the last two pages of Sweet Tooth were my favorite moments of the week. A bit of a cheat but they really made me emotional as Lemire closed the series on such an emotional note.

  21. Bradshaw & Scalera!

  22. Scalera IS a beast, Doop rules & love The Hook.Thor panel is stunning.

  23. That image of Doop was one of those times I had to stop reading and show my wife (who by all means would not give a crap). It was just too much awsomeness for me to take in alone.