The Best of the Week in Panels – 05.29.2013

Deepest! Bluest! My panels’ like a shark’s fin!


Adventures of Superman #1

By Jeff Parker, Chris Samnee, Matthew Wilson, Wes Abbott

This is for the Superman fans like myself and maybe a little bit for the non-Superman fans. Who are just wrong.

–Paul Montgomery


 X-Men #1

By Brian Wood, Olivier Coipel, Mark Morales, Laura Martin, VC’s Joe Caramagna

If Marvel ever decides to put out a full, hardbound Jean Grey School yearbook with fun candids of campus life like this, I’d be the first in line for it.

–Paul Montgomery


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The Wake #1

By Scott Snyder, Sean Murphy, Matt Hollingsworth, Jared K. Fletcher

This image is a turning point. Already weary and leary of Agent Cruz and his invitation, Dr. Archer now confronts the reprisal of a haunting sound she’s been hearing in her nightmares for years. Murphy captures all of that tension, all those old wounds, and paints a vivid portrait of emotional exhaustion and unease. And a bit of a Punk Rock Jesus Easter egg to boot.

–Paul Montgomery




Dark Avengers #190

By Jeff Parker, Neil Edwards, Terry Pallot, Chris Sotomayor, & Joe Caramagna

The best part of this is not that Barney can’t get over trying to one up his brother, but that we don’t know who the second word balloon belongs to. I read it in the voice of Droopy Dog.

— Josh Flanagan


Smallville: Season 11 Special

By Bryan Q. Miller, Axel Gimenez, Diana Egea, Rainer Petter

I want J’onn to start a junk food blog or YouTube channel dedicated to sandwich cookies.

–Paul Montgomery


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By Rick Remender, John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson, Dean White


–Paul Montgomery


Archie #644

By Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli

And with that, a man in Georgia second-guessing that basement and two supplemental storage units loaded with long boxes exhaled for the first time in weeks.

–Paul Montgomery


Adventures of Superman #1

By Jeff Lemire, Jose Villarrubia, Wes Abbott

Jeff Lemire has youthful fantasy figured out in all kinds of ways.


  1. two ll cool j references in one week. a banner week this is at ifanboy.

    no where’s the goddamn too $hort references?

  2. Man! Coipel!!! I’m right behind you on that Yearbook hardbound.

  3. I thought for sure we’d see that panel from Chew where Olive is seen wearing a Battlepug t-shirt.

  4. Anyone else double dip of adventures of superman?

  5. The Adventures of Superman that Samnee drew was loaded with amazing panels. I really need to read the others.

    • The Lemire story was awesome, even if you aren’t a massive fan of the art its definitely worth checking out.

    • I thought all the art in Adventures of Superman was great. I was surprised they had Riley Rossmo do a story, but his stuff looked great (although very different!). This is a great issue, not to be missed.

    • Yeah I loved it all too, personally I wasn’t a massive fan of Lemires art but it fit the story so well that I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else draw it.

  6. Coipel, Marquez and Immonen on X books. I am a happy man.

    I wasn’t even going to buy x-men but it ended up being my pick of the week.

  7. Anytime’s the right time for a Deep Blue Sea reference.

  8. Dammit, now I have that LL Cool J song in my head!

  9. So you basically want J’onn to be like Leonard on Community with YouTube reviews? I’m down for that.

    The sunset in Alaska by Murphy and Hollingsworth was the most beautiful scene I’ve seen in a comic in a long time. But that raccoon panel in Chew is hard to pass up too. You know the one I’m talking about and when you see it you can’t help but notice the raccoon.

  10. I second the Jean Grey School yearbook. I would just love that.

    On a second note, that last panel from Adventures of Superman is just so fantastic!

  11. j’onn and j’onzz eat snacks? I would listen to that.