The Best of the Week in Panels – 03.03.2011

"No more panels, Billy."


"I said, no more panels. Maybe you didn't hear about it, you've been away a long time. They didn't go up there and tell you. I don't do panels anymore."


Chew #17

by John Layman and Rob Guillory

If you're going to end a prologue, that's the way to do it. Actually, this isn't the first time someone's caught an axe to the face in this title is it? Fantastic!

— Josh Flanagan



Uncle Scrooge #401

By Don Rosa

Don't give up on that Rocketeer idea just yet, Gyro Gearloose! 

–Paul Montgomery


Irredeemable #23

By Mark Waid, Peter Krause, Andrew Dalhouse, and Ed Dukeshire

You're not wrong about that, Drunk Stegosaurus Rent-a-Cop!

— Jim Mroczkowski

Sweet Tooth #19

by Jeff Lemire, Jose Villarrubia, and Patrick Brosseau

Great! Pig-Girl always thinkin' with her stomach. Maybe that's just for me.

— Josh Flanagan



Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom #5

By Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

Young Bode's had a fairly compelling life, ya know? 

–Paul Montgomery


Annihilators #1

by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Timothy Green II, Nathan Fairbairn, Clayton Cowles

The art by Timothy Green was fantastic all the way through this issue, and this panel was one of many. But this is the moment we know what's going on in Rocket's head, and the shaky leg is just a bonus. It was the most fun office scene of the week!

— Josh Flanagan



Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth #1

By Malachai Nicolle, Ethan Nicolle, Dirk Eric Schulz

This is why we do what we do. 

–Paul Montgomery


  1. Literally any panel of Axe Cop could qualify.

  2. that panel of the t-rex with chaingun arms is literally one of the coolest panels in any comic book i’ve ever seen. ever. hot damn.

  3. Panel of the year possibly for me was Ultimate Cap getting waterboarded. I yelled in hiliarity.

  4. @warmachine15  Seek help.

  5. Gawd I’m going to get jumped all over here, but what sort of proof is there that this 5/6 year old writes Axe Cop? There’s something I can’t put my finger on that seems quite contrived about it, like this is what someone would write if they were trying to write like a kid. (Someone talented, more talented than me, sure.) Is he being heavily “influenced” or fed stuff by his older brother? And if not how do we know that? I know everyone’s going mad over it and I DO see the appeal just…like I said there’s a whiff of something not right.

    Remember when that guy got famous for talking about zombie hamsters and vampire rabbits in his sleep? I had the same feeling then, it was contrived random, it wasn’t real sleeptalking random, that can’t be faked as it’s considerably weirder. I dunno.

  6. If what is happening in Irredeemable is what I think is happening then Mark Waid is really fucked up.

    My favorite panel came from Thunderbolts. It’s where Man-Thing kills the alien lizard by ripping it’s jaws apart. It’s a tiny panel and it only shows him just about to do it. But it has a fantastic sound effect to go with it and it made me say ‘fuck ya!’ when it happened. Great art by Declan Shalvey there. 

  7. Because clearly the way to deal with tiny trex arms to attach machine guns instead. Amazing!!!

  8. Big Scorpion! I should have known. All of the clues were there!

  9. @itsbecca  Ya beat me to the joke.  That is exactly what I was thinking

  10. I re-read that Irredeemable page a good 3 times because i litterally couldn’t believe what i was seeing. Not only did the guard’s reaction make me laugh out loud the first time, but Jimski’s commentary caused an uncontrollable laugh that got me stares at work

  11. Rocket Raccoon. That’s all you need.

  12. The Irredeemable panels are even oogier in context. The Plutonian is being bathed and cared for on an alien world, then: “Wait… are their pants around their ankles– oh! They are. They sure are.”

  13. What did they say? They made Plutonian a “humpthing”.


  14. I feel like Axe Cop is being “overrated”. Good thing people are entitled only to their own opinion.

  15. That does it, I’m going back out to buy Ax Cop tomorrow.

  16. So, on the one hand, I will definitely never buy Ax Cop.

    On the other hand, I need to start buying Irredeemable. 🙂