The Best of the Week in Panels – 04.17.2013

There’s a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it’s not about who’s got the most bullets. It’s about who controls the panels. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think… it’s all about the panels!


Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray #2

By Frank J. Barbiere, Chris Mooneyham, S.M. Vidaurri, Lauren Affe, Dylan Todd

The spirit of adventure lives! And his name is Mooneyham!

— Paul Montgomery


Daredevil #25

By Mark Waid, Chris Samnee, Javier Rodriguez, & Joe Caramagna

Matt might hate stick but I love him.

— Conor Kilpatrick



Captain Marvel #12

By Kelly Sue DeConnick, Christopher Sebela, Filipe Andrade, Jordie Bellaire, & Joe Caramanga

We don’t see the punch as its thrown. We see the result. And thus, we see the punch.

— Paul Montgomery

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Wonder Woman #19

By Brian Azzarello, Goran Sudzuka, Matthew Wilson, & Jared K. Fletcher

There is some fantastic acting going on here. Diana’s expression in the final panel is wonderful.

— Conor Kilpatrick



Daredevil #25

By Mark Waid, Chris Samnee, Javier Rodriguez, & Joe Caramagna

This is Samnee earning his accolades. Why haven’t we seen perspective like this before? It seems so obvious now, but in context… it was, actually. Very subtle. In an issue full of great panels, this was my favorite.

— Josh Flanagan



Captain Marvel #12

By Kelly Sue DeConnick, Christopher Sebela, Filipe Andrade, Jordie Bellaire, & Joe Caramanga

For real, this is a Marvel comic book? This looks like a spread from an upcoming Blacksad album. Not sure who was more shocked, me or that seagull.

— Paul Montgomery


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Captain America #6

By Rick Remender, John Romita Jr., Tom Palmer or Klaus Janson or Scott Hanna, Dean White, & Joe Caramagna

Look into Steve’s eyes. He’s not fucking around anymore.

— Conor Kilpatrick



  1. Daredevil was absolutely gorgeous this week. My favorite art had to be the layout where Matt is standing on the glass and there’s a caption next to what each of his senses is telling him.

  2. What a great week of panels! I love the panel in DD25 where the panels around DD’s head show all the senses, I think it was on page 1 or 2.

  3. Josh nailed the pick. the angle makes you start to twist your neck in awe.

    The Andrade work is phenomenal as well.

  4. Oh…OH! I did NOT notice that bridge panel in DD last night. Holy crap.

  5. That single WW page is better then all the WW pages in the new Justice League series combined.

  6. I think Thor said it best in a recent Walt Simonson issue of Avengers…You, Captain America, are at your best when you are the underdog.

    Remender absolutely knew this, and expoited the hell out of it. To wonderful effect, I think.

  7. i often pass over steve rogers as vanilla, as tame, as a parallel boy scout. but that panel? Uh-uh, that man is gonna hurt somebody!

  8. Oh wow this is a fantastic set of panels this week. The acting in that wonder woman panel and the action in the Ms Marvel ones blew me away but try looking at that Daredevil bridge panel and let your head drop quickly to the right. Dizzyingly good.

  9. I thought the same thing with that Cap pic. This was by far the greatest looking book that Romita Jr has put in for his Cap run so far! Just breathtaking!

  10. What about Age of Ultron…


    Where Logan is slashing giant Pym’s throat, which is silhouetted against a backdrop of Sue Storm weeping.

    /end spoilers.

    That, to me, was deserving of being in the best panels of the week.

  11. … So Orion keeps his balls. Yes?

  12. Chris Samnee! *swoon*

  13. Wonder Woman- now with extra femanazi.

  14. That last Captain Marvel panel should be exhibit 1a in the case for Jordie Bellaire’s 2014 Eisner campaign.

  15. I’m surprised the sequence of breaking down Daredevil’s senses didn’t get a nod this week. That, to me anyways, was the highlight of what was a visually stunning issue. Samnee and Rodriguez even calls back to it on the next page when Matt is trying to remember his father’s boxing jacket.