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This Week in Panels: Week 105

September 25th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Welcome to This Week in Panels: Wolverine Saying Awesome Shit Edition. This week I’m joined by David Brothers, Was Taters and Space Jawa. A good amount of overlap here with the DC New 52 and I had to give all three stories in Fear Itself: The Home Front their own spots because each one was just as enjoyable. There was also a one-page story in there about Dust that was funny because Howard Chaykin drew it. Chaykin drawing a character with a covered up face. That’s too perfect.

Avengers #17
Brian Michael Bendis and John Romita Jr.

Batman #1 (Was Taters’ pick)
Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

Batman #1 (Gavin’s pick)
Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

Birds of Prey #1
Duane Swierczynski and Jesus Saiz

Blue Beetle #1
Tony Bedard and Ig Guara

Captain America #3
Ed Brubaker and Steve McNiven

Captain Atom #1
J.T. Krul and Freddie Williams II

Catwoman #1
Judd Winick and Guillem March

Daredevil #4
Mark Waid and Marcos Martin

Darkwing Duck #16
Ian Brill and James Silvani

DC Universe Presents (Deadman) #1
Paul Jenkins and Bernard Chang

Fear Itself: The Home Front #6
Christos Gage and Mike Mayhew

Fear Itself: The Home Front #6
Fred Van Lente and Alessandro Vitti

Fear Itself: The Home Front #6
Elliott Kalan and Ty Templeton

Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force #3
Rob Williams and Simone Bianchi

Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt #5
Sean McKeever and Mike Norton

Green Lantern Corps #1
Peter J. Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin

Heroes For Hire #12
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Brad Walker

Hulk #41
Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman

Legion of Super-Heroes #1
Paul Levitz and Francis Portela

Marvel Universe vs. Wolverine #4
Jonathan Maberry and Laurence Campbell

Nightwing #1 (Gavin’s pick)
Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows

Nightwing #1 (Was Taters’ pick)
Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows

Red Hood and the Outlaws #1
Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort

Supergirl #1 (David’s pick)
Michael Green, Mike Johnson and Mahmud Asrar

Supergirl #1 (Gavin and Taters’ pick)
Michael Green, Mike Johnson and Mahmud Asrar

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2
Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, and Dan Duncan

Thunderbolts #163.1
Jeff Parker and Declan Shalvey

Tiny Titans #44
Art Baltazar, Franco

Wonder Woman #1 (David’s pick)
Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang

Wonder Woman #1 (Gavin’s pick)
Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang

Young Justice #8
Greg Weisman, Kevin Hopps, Christopher Jones and Dan Davis

My comic of the week is, surprisingly enough, Marvel Universe vs. Wolverine. Extremely solid follow-up to Marvel Universe vs. Punisher with a really great final issue. I might write up a 4 Elements review of that sooner than later.

Yesterday I went to my brother’s wedding, which was the trippiest wedding I’ve ever seen. Without going into great detail, it felt like I was being inducted into some kind of crazy cult. The coolest part was that during the reception, sometime after midnight, my brother held a rock concert. While I don’t have footage of that, it’s a good enough excuse to post one of my favorite tracks of his from the Fever’s 2006 album, City of Sleep.

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8 comments to “This Week in Panels: Week 105”

  1. Oh man, even in the panel you picked, Gavok – the guys are all with their backs to the camera, even the one in his boxers is mostly covered. Women all facing the camera, boobs at least partially on display… and for the one in the foreground, a view straight up the cooch!
    :negativeman:


  2. Um, the Catwoman panel, I mean.


  3. Oh Maberry, Why do you write such awesome stuff, especially when it comes to Deadpool?


  4. I’ll go out on a limb here and say that Tomasi is the only GL writer since Mosaic to ‘get’ John Stewart.

    LOL at the Catwoman picture….

    I love how reviewers have killed LoSH across the board when Levitz has been saying since the beginning that he’s continuing the story from before Flashpoint and that it wasn’t going to be the book to get a ‘fresh start’ on. Didn’t these ‘experts’ do any research?

    I miss Gar Logan. Thank you Tiny Titans for giving me that fix… and to The New Teen Titans ‘Games’ this week…

    Home Front and Youth in Revolt are 2 books that I am going to have to check out when they are collected with all the good reviews I have heard across the board.


  5. @Daryll B.: I actually only picked up Home Front initially due to the Agents of Atlas backup stories from the first few issues. The main plot with Speedball won me over and handles the whole fear concept far better than the main series. It works especially well because after years of “Speedball gets over himself” stories, we’re finally getting one with actual finality and closure. It feels like a genuine sequel to Civil War, and I mean that in a good way.


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  7. Daryll, the problem I have with Legion of Superheroes #1 is that like most readers, I don’t care at all about the Legion of Superheroes, and this was another chance to get those readers to care about the Legion of Superheroes, and no such attempt was made.

    I certainly respect the creators’ intent to target the book only at people who really care about the property already, but it’s not going to make the rest of us like it or read it.


  8. Druid, that is a good point taken and that is why I was more disappointed in Legion Lost. That should be the book to get a touchstone on the what LoSH is all about through a ‘fish out of water’ trope.

    The major prob I have is that the ‘big accident’ or its aftermath needed to be shown briefly for new readers to get an idea of the scale. Allusion is great for us “sci-fi DC fans” but to see some ramifications instead of seeing a bunch of talking members would have made new readers feel more comfortable.

    I not saying that I don’t sympathize with new readers but come on… How many ‘new’ readers would have just picked up LoSH right out of the blue other than completists who wanted the whole set of #1s?