The Best of the Week in Panels – 08.04.2010

Panels are fun for a girl and a boy.


S.H.I.E.L.D. #3

By Jonathan Hickman, Dustin Weaver, Christina Strain, Justin Posner & Todd Klein

Things you don't expect to see when you start into your stack on a sunny Wednesday afternoon: Sir Isaac Newton having sex with a mystical mountain creature.

— Conor Kilpatrick


Baltimore: The Plague Ships #1

By Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, Ben Stenbeck, and Dave Stewart

Just look at at that. I am seeing a Nazi vampire, and Lord Baltimore with a wooden leg, a rifle, 2 knives, a spear, a sword, and a bloody hatchet.  This is a man who is committed to killing vampires.  This is the promise the book sold you, and clearly, they have delivered.  It might not be what you want, but you can't say they're skimping, dammit!

— Josh Flanagan


Batman Odyssey #2

By Neal Adams, Continuity Studios & Ken Lopez

This giant panel is absolutely vintage Neal Adams.

— Conor Kilpatrick


  1. This week’s panels have scarred me… okay specifically the first one.

  2. I love how it says, "I suffered". 🙂

  3. I thought the panel of Deadman looking at his hamburger in Brightest Day would have made this. I’m offically bummed out.

  4. Kinda looks like a mugwump in panel 1

  5. Batman is a dancing fool.

  6. Yeah Isaac, show that alien Newton’s Laws of Motion.

  7. This confirms it. I’m so glad I dropped Odyssey. I hope I’m this lucky with dodging more bullets in the future.

  8. If Isaac Newton was in college instead of a mystical moutain village, that first panel would have been totally acceptable.  I mean, we’ve all been there…right?  

  9. So who’s suffering, the top or the bottom person? I demand respect for alien creatures! And inanimate objects too!

  10. What the he’ll is going on in Batman: Odyessy!?

    Also, I didn’t need to see that moment in SHIELD while reading it yesterday.

  11. I don’t understand the iFanboy Three’s love of Adams art. Because that looks terrible. And I have issue one on my floor and it looks terrible.

  12. @NawidA: I’m not going to argue taste but he’s one of the all time greats. He’s a living legend. At the very least you have to respect that.

  13. I still don’t quite understand why he had to sleep with and have a child with the Deviant woman.  Did they want his genes?

  14. You know Ifanboy, I thought you were going to pick that Baltimore sequence I just didn’t know what panel you would chose. The one chosen, the one with him shooting that vampire or the one of him chopping his head off. All in All either one would have been a fine choice. I like the one you picked because you get to see all the awesomeness of Baltimore. peg leg zombie killer extraordinaire. 

  15. I’m very happy I didn’t spend my money on that Batman comic, but at the same time can someone please tell me what is going on in it?! 

  16. Take out the narration and the blood, replace the bada and blams with musical notes and you’ve got yourself a hilarious updated version of the Bat-tusi.

  17. what in the sam hill is up with that first pick………………………………………………….

  18. That Adams page is sooooo nice…..waiting for the trade is murder, but I knew when the project was announced that it was going to be a fixture on my bookshelf one day.  Adams pencil + modern coloring techniques = fangasm. For me, at least.

  19. @Heroville: Yes.

  20. I respect the work Neal Adams has done and I loved his art particularly his Batman run with Denny O’Neil, but Batman Odyssey is one ugly book. Maybe its the fact that he is inking his own pencils or whatever but to me its just a messy looking comic.

  21. The first panel is so shocking that it became freaking hilarious. Haha

  22. I was REALLY hoping you would have the bathtub scene with Deadshot and Jeannette from Secret Six #24. That’s my vote for panel of the week.

  23. My panel of the week was from Amazing Spider-man, where Peter is doing a back flip off a building and screaming, "MJ!"

  24. The Batman panelw as pretty un-forgettable. I’m super-ticked my LCs didn’t get my copy of SHIELD in.

  25. Love the Newton panel.  Talk about the gravity of the situation!

    See what I did there?