The Best of the Week in Panels – 09.22.2010

Go get yer panels box!


Hulk #25

By Jeff Parker, Gabriel Hardman, Bettie Breitweiser, & Ed Dukeshire

Nothing, but nothing beats a badass moment from Cap'n Steve.  There were all sorts of wonderful things in this issue, but this moment here was my absolute favorite.  Cap'n Steve walks in to see Ross, and Ross gives him the tiniest hint of attitude, and they just turn around and walk out.  The economy and subtlety of this scene, in terms of writing, art, and color all worked together.

— Josh Flanagan


Darkwing Duck #4

By Ian Brill, James Silvani, Andrew Dalhouse & Deron Bennett

We've almost all been there. And those that haven't one day will be.

— Conor Kilpatrick


G.I. Joe: Origins #19

By Larry Hama, Joe Benitez, Victor Llamas & J. Brown

It's just your standard heroic pose, sure. But my inner 8 year old still geeks the fuck out whenever I see Snake-Eyes do anything badass. And taking out a whole bunch of dudes and then striking a pose as the smoke clears? When I turned the page and saw this staring at me, my inner child's heart soared.

— Conor Kilpatrick


Walking Dead #77

By Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Rus Wooton, & Cliff Rathburn

This whole issue was a wonderful study on character for almost everyone featured.  Once again, a moment of truth came up, and Rick's right in the middle of making the hard choice.  It cannot end well. This was so well played.

— Josh Flanagan


Ultimate Spider-Man #14

By Brian Michael Bendis, David LaFuente, Justin Ponsor & Corey Petit

Yeah, that would pretty much be my reaction too.

— Conor Kilpatrick


The Flash #5

By Geoff Johns, Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato, & Sal Cipriano

My partners have been over the moon about this series, and I've enjoyed it, but it was not until this exact panel when it all clicked for me.  I'm not going to explain it, but if you read it you'll know.  And if you haven't read it, when you get here, you'll know then.

— Josh Flanagan


  1. Rick has become Marv.

  2. "Wrong attitude."


    AWESOME!!! 😀 

  3. that darkwing duck one sounds like an old job of mine.

  4. I freaking love Darkwing Duck.

  5. The hulk rocks on this one.

  6. I’m going to assume Steve beats the shit out of Ross for giving him the ‘wrong attitude’.

    My favorite panel goes towards the end of Fantastic Four. Not the final page; but the last official panel. It has Silver Surfer in it and I’ll all say is that what he says gave me goosebumps. Especially when I turned that last page and that panel made it even more spooky. 

  7. Love that Snake Eyes panel.

  8. wait – josh now reads hulk? can somebody please check if hell has frozen over?

  9. @JoshF: That was a very clever panel. True that. 🙂

  10. And re Snake eyes: It’s really hard to go wrong when composing a panel with triangles. There’s a reason that pose works… 🙂