The Best of the Week in Panels – 10.17.2012

I’ve seen enough phony panels in my time to recognize that the ones they got must have cost a fortune. Add all that up, I don’t know what the fuck it means, but you got some bad-ass perpetrators and they’re here to stay.


Daredevil #19

By Mark Waid, Chris Samnee, Javier Rodriguez, & Joe Caramagna

Matt Murdock gets really good mobile coverage.


Justice League #13

By Geoff Johns, Tony S. Daniel, Richard Friend or Batt, Tomeu Morey, & Patrick Brosseau

I’m really looking forward to Ivan Reis on Justice League, but Tony S. Daniel can stop by any time. But he has to bring colorist Tomeu Morey and the muted, almost European, color palette with him.


Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #16

By Brian Michael Bendis, Pepe Larraz, Justin Ponsor, & Cory Petit

I’m always a sucker for the panel that conveys character movement through multiple images of said character. I like it even better when it portrays the manic nervous energy of a brand new superhero punching above his weight class.


Batwoman #13

By J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman, Dave Stewart, & Todd Klein

At this point I’m running out of superlatives for J.H. Williams III. So I’ll just say this: J.H. Williams III is a good artist.


The New Avengers #31

By Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos, Rain Beredo, & Joe Caramagna

I need a new class of friends.


Before Watchmen: Minutemen #4

By Darwyn Cooke, Phil Noto, & Jared K. Fletcher

The Silk Spectre might have been considered a joke to some people, but in this issue she was no fucking joke.


Sword of Sorcery #1

By Christy Marx, Aaron Lopresti, Hi-Fi, & Rob Leigh

This sequence did a great job of showing the horror of being a seemingly normal American teenage girl who has suddenly found herself transported to another dimension and plopped down into the middle of a big sword and magic battle. Her natural physical skills kicked in as she defended herself in the fight, but the horror of what that actually means is apparent.


Hawkeye #3

By Matt Fraction, David Aja, Matt Hollingsworth, & Chris Eliopoulos

The most unexpected and funniest gag in comics this week.


Supergirl #13

By Mike Johnson, Sami Basri, Dave McCaig, & Rob Leigh

If Mahmud Asrar ever leaves this book I’d be more than happy with Sami Basri taking over.


  1. That Hawkeye panel may be Panel Of The Year

    • It makes me want to start reading Hawkeye from #1 to #3 now! I laughed!!!

    • I’d second this, if that’s how it worked. Such a great issue too.

    • @ KillTheG1mp – Go and read them immediately. There are half a dozen other panels from issue three alone that could have been pick of the week if that panel had never existed. It is easily the best new book out there.

    • Soon as I saw this panel I could not stop laughing. Then I started thinking…. This is going up on Panel Of The Week and yes maybe funniest of the year.

    • @RobotZombie, alright haha I’ll check it out next time I visit my LCS! Chances are they’ll still have some, if not, ComiXology for the win! 😉

    • F’n hilarious! Figures I buy Hawkeye 1 & 2 but didn’t grab 3 cause I’m keeping my pull to 4-5 issues a week and am already more invested in other stories but I have to get that issue now, the cover had me pawing over it in the ol’ LCS.

    • Easily panel of the year. I just so happened to be in public when I was reading this and laughed out loud so hard I scared the lady next to me. And if this panel hadn’t of existed in this issue, so many other panels could have made it. Hawkeye just doesn’t stop impressing me.

    • Hawkeye is the only Marvel comic I am buying day and date on Comixology. Highly recommended. I love the art style.

  2. Question about the Hawkeye panel: why oes the lamp on the nightstand seem to have five power cords coming out of it?

  3. The second I read that panel in New Avengers I had hoped it would make the column. Glad to see it did.

  4. I’m the most anti-Hawkeye guy I know. You have to read these issues of Hawkeye! There is some serious magic going on here. 3 issues in and we are probably looking at the best series of the year.

  5. What’s with Cheetah’s ears? They’re not very cat like, more skrull

    • Cheetah’s ears are pointed in a Vulcan/elfin way. A little more realistic than the way they’re portrayed in animation (Justice League: Doom).

  6. The final panel of Logan and Scott’s discussion in Consequences was one of the best panels this week, sadly tucked into an otherwise forgetable book.

  7. That Batwoman panel is impressive!

  8. All great panels Conor. I loved the Ultimate Comics Spider-Man as well.

  9. So, Cheetah. . . naked? She’s naked?

  10. What happened to WW’s left leg? Where did it go…?

  11. I’m a bit disappointed that nothing from Chew made it in. There was some pretty funny stuff in there this week. Alas!

    Still, solid picks. The Hawkeye panel piques my interest in the series.

  12. I should probably be reading Hawkeye.

    Supergirl looked great this week.

  13. I’m glad Basri found more DC work. His stuff on Voodoo was tremendous. The Supergirl panel looks great as well.

  14. DD, Batwoman and Minutemen are 3 of the 5 books I scooped this week and love all of them but damn you great panels making me wanna go back for a cpl more! Lamborghini Aventador, ha! Yeah sure, why not? Also, I full heartedly agree on the “muted, almost European color palette” on JL, looks great and Supergirl with Humanite (right, thats his name?) just pops off the page with an excellent proportioned angle of the villain being held above Supergirl. Might have to catch up with her in tpb soon, I love her new costume.

  15. No love for Poyo vs Mecha Turducken from Chew?

  16. Wasn’t expecting much from Tony Daniel but this issue was really good. Just like Conor said, Tony Daniel feel free to stop by anytime

  17. Love the Hawkeye panel, laughed out loud when I saw it. But no love for Wonder Woman where the guy gets his HEAD BITTEN OFF? That was a show stopper!