The Best of the Week in Panels – 11.03.2010

A shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a panel that does not exist.


Batman Confidential #50

By Marc Guggenheim, Jerry Bingham, Mark Farmer, David Baron, & Ken Lopez

This panel wins the "If I Had Been Drinking A Beverage At The Time Of Reading I Would Have Spit" Award for the week.

— Conor Kilpatrick


Irredeemable #19

By Mark Waid, Peter Krause, & Andrew Dalhouse

When the alien race that can actually hurt Plutionian shows up and starts kicking his ass we get the first true moment of fear from our previously unstoppable villain. It is startling.

— Conor KIlpatrick


Jonah Hex #61

By Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Jordi Bernet, Rob Schwager, & Rob Leigh

Something tells me that this marriage is heading to counciling.

— Conor Kilpatrick


Hawkeye & Mockingbird  #6

By Jim McCann, David Lopez, Alvaro Lopez, Nathan Fairbairn, & Cory Petit

Hawkeye confronts Crossfire who is being held in The Raft, and who, in a fit of rage, Hawkeye almost killed in the last issue. Hawkeye's expression oozes contempt, not only for Crossfire but for himself for almost crossing a line. This is a fantastically haunting panel.

— Conor Kilpatrick


Batman & Robin #16

By Grant Morrison, Cameron Stewart, Alex Sinclair, & Patrick Brosseau

Bruce Wayne's first interaction with the new Batman and Robin was kind of totally pitch perfect.

— Conor Kilpatrick


Batman & Robin #16

By Grant Morrison, Chris Burnham, Alex SInclair, & Patrick Brosseau

This is one of those slice-of-life bits I think of as "a Kevin Maguire." Two guys in crazy, depth-perception-limiting masks having a slap fight would end up yanking each other's cowls and fishhooking one another's faces all the time, but this is the first time I can ever remember someone drawing it.

— Jim Mroczkowski


Amazing Spider-Man #647

By Fred Van Lente, Max Fiumara, Morry Hollowell, & Joe Caramagna

My favorite bit from this panel is that Aunt May and John are dressed in costumes representing heroes from their youth. It's a nice touch.

— Conor Kilpatrick



  1. Batman Confidential raises many, many questions…

  2. the art in Batman Confidential is AMAZING! is it always stylized like that?

  3. For me, this week was really all about the banana peel panel in B&R #16. The fall of Lucifer from Heaven seen as farce when Hurt slips and cracks his head on the steps.

  4. I LOVE Flash Thompson’s costume!  How perfect is that?

  5. When i saw that panel of dr. hurt and bruce fighting i knew it would make this column. such greatness

  6. The Whizzer!

  7. I did spit when I saw the first panel.


    Also, "A really racist rock?" deserves special mention.   

  8. I love that Betty is dressed as Jewel. I bet Bendis was proud when he saw that

  9. I looked at that Batman and Robin art several times. I was suprised by the girlie mouth slap and grab too. I really liked that Bruce asked if that was Damien in a Robin costume.

  10. The Cho/Thor exchange in Chaos War needs to be here!

  11. Good call, Jimski.  I was trying to figure out what exactly made that panel so interesting and you explained it perfectly: Clumsiness.

  12. "Quit your prattling, woman!" is the quote of the year!

  13. Well, that Irrideemable panel was a huge spoiler.

  14. @LukusLuke: That’s why the books are listed on the front page so you’ll know what’s coming.