The Best of the Week in Panels – 10.03.2012

This is one of my personal favorite parts of the tour. Please say hello to our residents, Pedro and his wife Inez. Inez is holding a clay pot that she seems very proud of. She has carefully detailed it with lots of paint and glaze. And Pedro is working on a “panel.” Can you say that with me? “Panel”.


Smallville: Season 11 #6

By Bryan Q. Miller, Jamal Igle, Marc Deering, Carrie Strachan, & Saida Temofonte

Take that, CSI and 24 and every other show and movie that uses this device!


Worlds’ Finest #6

By Paul Levitz, Wes Craig, Serge LaPointe, Hi-Fi, & Carlos M. Mangual

I really enjoyed the storytelling going on in the side panels. The Wes Craig art in the Helena portion of the story was really a delightful revelation.


Avengers vs. X-Men #12

By Jason Aaron, Adam Kubert, John Dell or Mark Morales, Laura Martin with Justin Ponsor, & Chris Eliopoulos

Look, I know that this kind of came out of nowhere. I know it. I do. But that still doesn’t change the fact that it was one of those awesome, Han Solo-comes-back-to-save-the-day moments. And I loved it. But, I know.


Action Comics #13

By Sholly Fisch, Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy, Jay David Ramos, & Patrick Brosseau

I have it on good authority that this scene made at least one dog lover cry.


Daredevil: End of Days #1

By Brian Michael Bendis, Klaus Janson, Bill Sienkiewicz, Matt Hollingsworth, & Joe Caramagna

Hard-boiled Ben Urich was one of the best parts of Bendis’ run on Daredevil. It’s good to see him again.


Animal Man #13

By Jeff Lemire, Steve Pugh, Lovern Kindzierski, & Jared K. Fletcher

Sadly, this is the best representation of Hawkman in over a year.


Uncanny X-Force #32

By Rick Remender, Phil Noto, Frank Martin Jr. and Rachelle Rosenberg, & Cory Petit

I say we kill him! (Yeah!) I say we hang him, then we kill him! (Yeah!) I say we stomp him! (Yeah!) Then we tattoo him! (Yeah!) Then we hang him…! (Yeah!) And then we kill him! (Yeah!)


Legends of the Dark Knight #1

By Damon Lindelof, Jeff Lemire, Jose Villarubia, & Saida Temofonte

Jeff Lemire’s haunting art adds a really powerful dimension to Batman’s rogues gallery. They aren’t just scary, Lemire adds a layer of sadness to them that only intensifies the terror. Well, except for The Joker.


Legends of the Dark Knight #1

By Jonathan Larsen, J.G. Jones, Paul Mounts, & Saida Temofonte

When no one else is on the Justice League satellite Batman can finally relax and strike poses like that.


Legends of the Dark Knight #1

By Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott, Wayne Faucher, Allen Passalaqua, & Saida Temofonte

Hey, everybody! There he is!


  1. the last page of uncanny should have made it, with Scott walking out ala breakfast club

  2. Is that Tim as Robin? Also in the new 52 did Dick wear his original Robin Costume or has that changed.

  3. How can you not have the double page spread from Amazing Spider-man 695?! It had mutiple news articles about it.

  4. Oh, Tim. *sigh* I miss ya, buddy.

    Lemire’s renditions of Gotham’s rogues is the most original I’ve seen in a long time.

  5. Something about that panel with Batman, hand on one hip, cup of coffee in the other hand, struck me as kind of an amazing moment. Moments like that are so far and few with Batman. He is always going, fighting, saving, dying, not dying, growling, divng, etc. etc. etc. we just get so used to seeing him in really great action shots. We forget about shots like these where he is actually chill enough to to do something as simple as put a hand on his hip and drink a cup-a-joe. Very, very great.

  6. You know shit’s gotten serious when Zombie Hawkman shows up.

  7. I wish i could spring to Hawkman’s defense but alas its true. =(

  8. Is it me or does J.G. Jones art style look like pre-Ultimates Hitch with Mounts coloring.

  9. That Smallville page is pretty funny. As someone who uses Photoshop on a regular basis, I loathe CSI and all of the other badly written show that use fake technology to cover up for shoddy writing.

    Action Comics was really good this month. I really hope Sholly Fisch takes over as writer for the main feature after Morrison leaves. As much as I love Morrison, this hasn’t been his ‘A game’ stuff and Fisch’s back-ups have had so much more heart to them. Give him a solid, consistent art team and Action could be a great read.

    Legends of the Dark Knight was awesome too. I loved the story on the satellite with Amazo so much. Reminds me of the way Batman was depicted in the Morrison / Porter JLA run.

  10. I love the first page of Layman’s first issue on Detective Comics. It made me laugh so much. He just loves to beat the shit out of people.

    • But it’s cool in Blade Runner though right? Cuz it’s sci-fi? And call me old fashioned, imagining a video feed is high-res and you can zoom in on it with some detail still there for me is something I’d be able to believe in a comic.

    • Replied to the wrong thread, talking about the “enhance” button. I don’t watch CSI etc I’m sure it’s corny there, but I for one love an enhance button, and defend it to the death.

  11. This weeks action comics was pretty ok whilst I was reading it and then when I got to the backup it jumped from a 4 to a 5.

    Loved it!

  12. or the panel of avengers academy where mettle shouts “dont tase me jo!” to Jocasta

  13. That Robin costume is atrocious! Needs more crotch arrows!

    Could Neal Adams please redesign all the New 52 redesigns… except Wonder Woman.

  14. Man, it’s good to see the real Tim Drake again.

  15. As far as I can tell, there was no best panels feature last week, but I have never laughed louder at a comic than I did at Wolverine & the X-Men 17. Not the Funk!