The Best of the Week in Panels – 11.17.2010

"Are you making these panels?"

"No… You are."


The Flash #6

By Geoff Johns, Francis Manapul, Brian Succellato, & Sal Capriano

Dear Francis Manapul,

I love you. Don't ever leave The Flash.


Conor Kilpatrick


Thunderbolts #150

By Jeff Parker, Kev Walker, Frank Martin, Fabio D'Auria, and Albert Deschesne

"You gonna be extra Thor when we have thex–"  Just look at the horror on Thor's face.

— Josh Flanagan


Brightest Day #14

By Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi, Ivan Reis, Peter Steigwald, & Rob Clark Jr.

Just in case you aren't reading Brightest Day and have forgotten — Ivan Reis is the tits.

— Conor Kilpatrick


Batman Incorporated #1

By Grant Morrison, Yanick Paquette, Michel Lacombe, Nathan Fairbairn, & John J. Hill

A beautiful lady. A luxury suite in the hotel he owns. Giant Robot Mice. Bruce Wayne's life is more awesome than yours.

— Conor Kilpatrick

Hellboy: Double Feature of Evil  

by Mike Mignola, Richard Corben, Dave Stewart, and Clem Robins

A double shot from the double feature!  Without wanting to spoil the stories, there are here two incredibly wonderful punchlines.  One is visual and one is a lesson of sorts.  This was a wonderful one-shot. Richard Corben = YES!

— Josh Flanagan


Hulk #27

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

Thor saves Red Hulk from slipping over the event horizon of a black hole in this classic last second rescue scene which was the first of many panels in Hulk #27 which made me go "oooOOOooo!"

— Conor Kilpatrick


Batman: The Return

By Grant Morrison, David Finch, Batt, Ryan Winn, Peter Steigerwald & Dave Sharpe

It's a good thing that I had Batman Incorporated #1 to read right after this panel because I was so PSYCHED I can't even tell you.

— Conor Kilpatrick



  2. Hate to nit pick, but that’s the worst bench press panel I’ve ever seen.  The artist clearly hasn’t spent any time in a gym with guys who actually bench 405.

  3. Josh posted the one I would’ve selected. That moment from Thunderbolts. The look on Thor’s face is just…

  4. I did like that panel in Batman inc. Selina’s a looker!

  5. The last page of Inc did it for me. All the hints leading up to it and it still shocked me.

  6. My personal favorite is the one from Avengers where the team was gather in the mansion and Thor was stuffing his face with a subway sandwich. I got quit a laugh out of that.

  7. My favorite was the scene of Selina with the Manga.

  8. Almost every panel of Batman, Inc. was BotWiP.

  9. Reis is great, but my favorite panel this week was Kyle punching Sinestro, and telling him he learned to fight from Batman. Too bad it was followed up with an ass-whopping. Still got me pumped though.

  10. "My favorite was the scene of Selina with the Manga." This is why the last page was somewhat hilarious.

  11. I think i looked at that deadman splash page three times before i finished the issue. just kept flipping back to it

  12. @grandturk Maybe Batman’s secret super power is indestructible tendons.  Also, high fives, I’m glad I’m not the only one that did the weight math on that.  Oh, and it’s worse than we thought: in another panel there were some fifteens on the outside of the big plates.

    That Deadman panel makes me want to go back and actually read the last eight issues of Brightest Day. 

  13. my favorite panael is between the two page spread at the start of batman: The Return or the panel where he says, ""We fight Ideas with better ideas. The idea of crime with the idea of BATMAN" Such a great line.

  14. @Grandturk, Amuldowney He defeated Darkseid he can defeat the fundamental laws of physics! 😉

  15. What about that splash page from Superior!? That was BREATHTAKING.

  16. Damn. Batman can sling some steel. That’s just a bit over 400 lbs.

  17. This column is always great until i get to the comments. i always try to say something positive to counteract the "Hey why didn’t this get in there?" because man, you guys don’t need that shit

  18. That Deadman panel made my draw drop when i read it. Dear ivan Reis, never stop drawing comics!

  19. I don’t know.  I think that Thor looks A) constipated and B) like he has just had collagen injections in his lips.  I mean, he’s Norse!  Danes, Swedes, the Dutch: they don’t have lips that big unless they’re Angelina Jolie.  I mean, I’m glad you loved it, but it kinda freaks me out.

  20. This was a week of great panels (and great comics).  That Hellboy page is my personal favorite.

  21. Loved the Batman Inc. panels. Also not pictured, I liked the GLC panel where Kyle gut punches Sinestro and says Batman taught him how to fight.

  22. I so loved that moment in Hellboy this week with Mr. Sullivan getting his comeuppance. But also, in Batman INC an even darker joke…..well let’s face it, it isn’t a joke but it made me laugh. Anyways in Batman INC, the first page of the book has the best line ever for me:


  23. The Deadman spread was great. Its a crime that it was ruined with that lettering. I wish comic lettererss could stop bastardizing nice typefaces with all those unnecessary effects. A little restraint goes a long way…the letters are competing with the art when they should be complementing it. 

    So many great panels in Brightest Day. The interaction between Batman and Deadman was really fun. Some great lines in there.  

  24. so, Batman says "game on" nowadays eh? Batman is cooler than me… i’m not sure if that’s the right direction, godbless Grant Morrison generally speaking but hmmm…

  25. @RolandofGilead. 

    Wow, now that you mention that connection.  It’s utterly brilliant.  I had to go back and look through he issue again and this time I laughed out loud at the connection between the two panels. 

    Grant Morrison, I applaud your creative use of foreshadowing.

  26. Wow!  Reis’s artwork is looking extra slick these days!

  27. Richard Corben does indeed = Yes.  He did The Spirit backup last month if anyone missed it.

  28. A werewolf story I might add…and did.

  29. I really enjoyed the panel in GL when Hal made the construct of parallax right in Flash’s face