The Best of the Week in Panels – 05/26/10

Panels are where they keep the art. The more you know…


Superman War of the Supermen #4

Superman: War of the Supermen #4

I'm not anything remotely like a dog person, but even I was jazzed when Krypto came to Supergirl's rescue as she was taking an epic beatdown from Ursa on the lawn of the White House. Get 'er, boy!

— Conor Kilpatrick



Thunderbolts #1

Thunderbolts #1

Man-Thing will peer deep within your soul! He will learn your secrets and lies!

— Conor Kilpatrick



Power Girl #12

Power Girl #12

This sequence is fantastic and encapsulates everything I will miss about Amanda Conner's art on this book, and just on a monthly basis in general. Everything about it so well thought out and none of the art in the panels are wasted. We get an entire little mini sotry/comedy routine told almost completely silently. Power Girl's facial expressions are great as she tries to figure out how to eat this alien food on the plate in front of her, and on the plate itself, almost unnoticed, drama unfolds as we see that the the green triangles aren't actually food, but creatures holding up the real food. Nothing in the panel is wasted.

— Conor Kilpatrick


  1. I love Krypto.

  2. I always saw Conner’s art as the second coming of Kevin Maguire — and there isn’t a damn thing wrong with that. Hopefully her next project will put her in the upper echelon of comic artists where she belongs.

  3. That Man-Thing panel is creepier then I thought. Plus that is an adorable moment in Power Girl.

    Thor had a great moment though involving Kelda and Bill. I’m glad that Gillen is bringing these two back together in some capacity. The panel where Bill is trying to find Mayo in Valhalla is gold.

  4. WOTS #5 was Krypto’s book.  If it weren’t for him people would have died.

    That’s right as far as I’m concerned Krypto, not Superman, saved everyone’s asses this month.

    Good Dog. 

  5. Conner is an incredible story teller. Can’t wait to see what she does next.

  6. I’m definently gonna miss Power Girl with it’s current creative team.

  7. That Power Girl sequence is neat.  Not sure if I would’ve noticed that the green triangles are actually aliens.  Nice example of making the reader slow down to look more closely.

  8. Man!! I had decided to wait to buy the trade for WOTS, and I am regreting every second of it.

  9. How could you leave out the panell from (deep breath) X-Men Second Coming Revelations Blind Science where Dr. Nemisis is attacked by Nazi dolphins? Dolphins with swasticas on them. Nazi dolphins!

  10. If Conor didn’t point out all those little details in the Power girl strip, I would not have noticed, I guess I am too immature to notice good art when boobs are present.

  11. That Man-Things panel gives me the heebie-jeebies. 

  12. great choices!

    but i was kinda hoping to see the panel where the red lantern cat gets kicked with a green lantern boot from Hal

    that scene made me laugh out loud

  13. I love the panel when Dex-Starr saunters onto the subway car making a darling kitty cat purring sound and a coy kitty cat expression.  I’m such a sucker for that little guy!

  14. @Banshi: Yes.

  15. look very quick and it looks like Power Girl has 3 moving nipples

  16. Why is Power Girl eating Man-Thing eyeballs?

  17. The page with the cat in Power Girl is just adorable.

  18. The panel of the week… no… year…. had to be the red lantern cat getting the boot.

  19. I am really going to miss Amanda Conner’s Power Girl.