The Best of the Week in Panels – 05.16.2012

Probably all the other panels will line up against us. That’s all right. These things gotta happen every five years or so, ten years. Helps to get rid of the bad blood. Been ten years since the last one. You know, you gotta stop them at the beginning. Like they should have stopped Hitler at Munich, they should never let him get away with that, they was just asking for trouble.


Avengers vs. X-Men #4

By Jonathan Hickman, John Romita Jr., Scott Hanna, Laura Martin, & Chris Eliopoulos

I love that old and simmering grudges will bubble up to the surface in these giant fights. It adds a little bit of texture to these events.


Saucer Country #3

By Paul Cornell, Ryan Kelly, Giulia Brusco, & Sal Cipriano

Those damn rabbits with their wee beady eyes are creepy.


Fury MAX #2

By Garth Ennis, Goran Parlov, Lee Loughridge, & Rob Steen

Yes, that is a dude jamming his finger into Nick Fury’s eye hole in the middle of a fight, why do you ask?


Dancer #1

By Nathan Edmondson, Nic Klein, & Jeff Powell

I love the strength of storytelling in these nine panels. No need for words, no need for anything flashy. Just classic comic booking.


Winter Soldier #5

By Ed Brubaker, Butch Guice, Stefano Gaudiano or Tom Palmer, Bettie Breitweiser, & Joe Caramagna

What you don’t know is, Doctor Doom is a giant, secret room in his castle where he keeps obsessive track of costume changes, name changes, and rank changes. Lots of white boards and cork boards. His push pin budget is ridiculous.


The Shade #8

By James Robinson, Jill Thompson, Trish Mulvihill, & Todd Klein

They don’t make opium dens like they used to.


Fantastic Four #605.1

By Jonathan Hickman, Mike Choi, Cris Peter, & Clayton Cowles

This was both fist pumpingly awesome and giggle inducingly silly. Jonathan Hickman is awesome.


Saga #3

By Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples, & Fonografiks

What’s worse: saying another woman’s name in bed or on your deathbed?



  1. When I read Saga, all I could think was – you poor bastard.

  2. That FF panel. So much awesome.

  3. God, Black Widow’s hair is horrible.

  4. When I read Saga, all I could think was – Diamond sucks because they shorted my store and I haven’t read Saga yet.

  5. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    There are still a few opium dens like that. You just need to be a legacy.

  6. Wow that Romita panel actually looks really good. Shame about the rest of the issues art though

  7. You know you’re in for a good story when it starts in a opium den.

  8. Conor, I know you don’t read Uncanny, but there was this great scene you should have put here. It was a joke involving a character named Apex that thought Ben and Namor were going to “copulate” after they fought. The look on Thing’s face was great.

  9. How did the panel of Gantak punching Venom through his cell phone not make it!?

  10. Alright, that’s it. I’m picking up that issue of FF.

  11. I really thought the image of Hades sitting on his throne in Wonder Woman was going to make it into this week’s panels.

  12. So… uh… Ben Grimm… Racist? Seems like a hate crime going on there… lol

  13. That Nic Klein page is amazingly well-done. I may have to pick that up.

    And to answer the Saga question: Depends on if you die or not.

  14. My favorite part from Saga is when the baby is being burped. The look on Alana’s face when she takes the advice and it works is priceless. That panel should be up there instead of the spoiler one 😉

  15. Those rabbits are seriously weirding me out….. Great to see The Shade get some props, such a good run.