The Best of the Week in Panels – 02.08.2012

Twenty, twenty, twenty-four panels ago. I wouldn’t mind being sedated.

Peanuts #2

By Vicki Scott, Bob Scott, Alexis E. Fajardo

I can draw okay, but when it comes to cutting things out? Gluing? Wooing? Chuck, man. I get you.

–Paul Montgomery

Northlanders #48

by Brian Wood, Daniel Zezelj, Dave McCaig, & Travis Lanham

One thing I admire about Brian Wood is that his work often has a lot of silent pages, where he’s not relying on dialog. This page is a story in itself, showing how harsh Iceland could be in 1260. It also portends to something more, says the big dead lamb head at the bottom. I love how it only takes a few panels to completely change the place of the cute lamb at the top of the page. Also, the blood spray in panel 5 is particularly well done. It’s almost impressionistic, and is an example of wonderful coloring.

– Josh Flanagan

Adventure Time #1

By Ryan North, Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb, Steve Wands

Whoa. Wait.

– Paul Montgomery


Demon Knights #6

by Paul Cornell, Diogenes Neves, Robson Rocha, Oclair Albert, & Marcelo Maiolo

Let’s see you deal with this, “clever” girl from Jurassic Park.

– Josh Flanagan

The Unwritten #34

by Mike Carey, Peter Gross, M.K. Perker, Chris Chuckry, & Todd Klein

The Unwritten is the bastard love child of Preacher and Harry Potter.

– Josh Flanagan

Scarlet Spider #2

by Chris Yost, Ryan Stegman, Mike Babinski, Marte Gracia, & Joe Caramagna

This is what it looks like when an artist isn’t phoning in his pages. All of Stegman’s pages on these last 2 issues felt very much like a wonderful updated version of what it felt like when McFarlane was first doing Spider-Man, except I’m way older.

– Josh Flanagan



  2. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    I like nice, goofy things. Josh likes violent, horrible things.

    We like nice, horrible things.

  3. The Stegman splash page of Scarlet Spider was pretty boss too. That book is mad decent so far.

  4. Hold up. Adventure Time has a comic? And I’m not reading it right now!? Who publishes this great comic book adaptation of one of my favorite cartoons?

  5. Those Adventure Time panels ALMOST had me fooled into thinking it was hand lettered, that’s a funky font.

  6. Mickey (@GeeksOfChrist) says:

    I casually follow a few geeky blogs. This one has quickly grabbed my full attention.

    Weeklies like this have done what the impossible: they make me want to read new comics!

  7. I remember the days when my dog would form a battle armor around me and assist me in fighting evil.

    Ah, college…

  8. Adventure Time is always giving us a new level of gross-out! My daughter just loves the show and every time I look they are doing something involving bodily functions/secretions/sounds!!

  9. BTW, um guy, not one panel of Severed#7? I could think of three off the bat!

  10. Patrick Gleason had some great pages/panels in Batman and Robin this week. I particularly loved the perspective of ‘Ducard’ as Bruce is on top of his car. And the one series of panels of Bruce clenching his teeth as Robin is getting beaten up.

  11. I like that description of Unwritten. I may have to borrow that.

  12. Good picks. If I may add one I think the panel halfway through Atomic Robo (no relation) where he quietly says “You could have helped them.” was an amazing way to sum up everything important about that character.

  13. So the Adventure Time comic really is worth it?

  14. I’d say mine goes to one of the Monkey-Hulk moments in this week’s Incredible Hulk…especially the panel with the sign.