The Best of the Week in Panels – 06.05.2013

Oh, king eh? Very nice. And how’d you get that, eh? By exploiting the workers. By hanging on to outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in our panels?


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All-New X-Men #12

By Brian Michael Bendis, Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger, Rain Beredo, & Cory Petit

Great moment in a great issue.


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Green Arrow #21

By Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, Marcelo Maiolo, & Rob Leigh

This issue was trippy.


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Daredevil: Dark Nights #1

By Lee Weeks, Lee Loughridge, & Clayton Cowles

I really love this gag.


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Swamp Thing #21

By Charles Soule, Jesus Saiz, Matthew Wilson, & Travis Lanham

And this one.


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Avengers Arena #10

By Dennis Hopeless, Ricardo Burchielli, Jean-Francis Beaulieu, & Joe Caramagna

Uh… someone get her a tourniquet? (Yikes.)


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Astro City #1

By Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, John G. Roshell, Jimmy Betancourt, & Alex Sinclair

This got the best laugh of the week.



  1. So many great panels in Astro City. If this article had been nothing but panels from that book, I think I would’ve been okay with that.

  2. We all know that the REAL panel of the week was in Bedlam.

  3. Damn, poor Nico. That’s pretty brutal. Jesus Saiz burned it up on Swamp Thing. Page layouts were incredible. I’ve been liking Lemire and Sorrentino’s work on Green Arrow. But issue #21 was a love affair.

  4. I guess no one reads Dial H on the podcast. Which is a shame because that had some really great pages with the chalk world. I especially liked the one where ‘Open Window-Man’ (don’t ask) realizes his thought balloons can be seen by everyone.

    Ten Grand also had a great page of Joe dead on the street and then non-nonchalantly saying hi to his wife. That and the way Templesmith layouts the rest of the sequences was great too.

    • I agree that the use of the chalk figures in Dial H were brilliant, too bad none of them made it here . . .

  5. A really good selection this week. I loved that gag from Astro City. I don’t read X-Men, but the panel with the Summers’ brothers was great. I’m really glad that Swamp Thing made the list, there were so many beautiful images in that issue. My favorite was probably from the Medieval section. I like Kano, but I wish Saiz was the new regular artist for Swamp Thing. Does he have a regular job with DC at the moment? I though his work on Birds of Prey was underrated.

  6. This weeks issue of Phantom Stranger was really good, great Jae Lee cover, and a good story with Sin Eater and supporting characters Etrigan The Demon, The Spectre, and The Question. Etrigan still has perfect titles to pop up in and JLDark n’ Swampy seem to mix it up often as well with these guys, so they got a pretty solid group of characters over in the supernatural side.

  7. I agree the head-shot gag in Swamp Thing was a highlight and that the art is absolutely fantastic, Jesus Saiz nailing it. But, I’m not happy with this current Swamp Thing idea, he is talking way too different to the Swamp Thing I know and love. Snyder got it spot on but Swamp Thing shouldn’t ever say the phrase, “Life’s all about the curveballs these days” Also, what happened to his slow almost mono-sounding (I imagine) voice?