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This Week in Panels: Week 145

July 1st, 2012 by | Tags: , , , ,

Hey. My usual crew is with me, as I have Gaijin Dan on lead guitar, Jody on backup vocals, Was Taters on bass guitar, as well as Space Jawa on tamborine.

AND I’LL FORM THE HEAD!

We’re only a few weeks from Week 150, so I should probably think of something for that. In the meantime, check out that Green Lantern: New Guardians panel for the best/worst one-liner of the week.

All-Star Western #10 (Taters’ pick)
Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, Moritat and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez

All-Star Western #10 (Gavin’s pick)
Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, Moritat and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez

Amazing Spider-Man #688
Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli

Aquaman #10
Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis

Barrage #4
Kouhei Horikoshi

Batman Incorporated #2
Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham

Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #1
J. Michael Straczynski, Andy Kubert, Len Wein and John Higgins

Bleach #495
Tite Kubo

FF #19 (Jody’s pick)
Jonathan Hickman and Gabriel Hernandez Walta

FF #19 (Gavin’s pick)
Jonathan Hickman and Gabriel Hernandez Walta

Flash #10 (Gavin’s pick)
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato and Marcus To

Flash #10 (Taters’ pick)
Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato and Marcus To

Green Lantern: New Guardians #10
Tony Bedard and Tomas Giorello

I, Vampire #10
Joshua Hale Fialkov and Andrea Sorrentino

Incredible Hulk #10
Jason Aaron and Tom Raney

Manhattan Projects #4
Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra

Marvel Zombies Destroy #4
Peter David and Mirco Pierfederici

Naruto #589
Masashi Kishimoto

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan #205
Hiroshi Shiibashi

One Piece #670
Eiichiro Oda

Spider-Men #2
Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli

Star Wars: Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead #3
Tom Taylor and Chris Scalf

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #11 (Gavin’s pick)
Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz and Dan Duncan

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #11 (Jawa’s pick)
Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz and Dan Duncan

Toriko #190
Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro

Ultimates #12 (Gavin’s pick)
Sam Humphries, Jonathan Hickman, Luke Ross, Ron Garney and Butch Guice

Ultimates #12 (Jody’s pick)
Sam Humphries, Jonathan Hickman, Luke Ross, Ron Garney and Butch Guice

Wolverine and the X-Men #12
Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo

So, we just finished the first month of Before Watchmen and since David surprisingly isn’t reading any of it for reasons that remain unknown to me (*snark*), that leaves it to me. In a weird way, Minutemen, Silk Spectre and Comedian work perfectly as tribute comics because they work the same way Watchmen itself worked: Moore was essentially using Charlton characters and while they easily could have been Blue Beetle, Question, and the rest, it was a story that stood on its own. Similarly, the three Before Watchmen comics come off as good stories that would have worked just as well if the creative teams changed the names and costumes.

That leaves JMS’ Nite Owl, which isn’t terrible, but is incredibly pointless. The whole thing reads like Watchmen: The Deleted Scenes, only Rorschach says “Hurm” way more than he should. It’s mediocre so far and is everything people feared we’d get from this experiment.

Since I wrote that TNA thing earlier, here’s the best thing to ever come out of that company. Even if you’re not a wrestling fan, just watch this and get in touch with the beautiful madness that is Scott Steiner.


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5 comments to “This Week in Panels: Week 145”

  1. I think it took till Barrage #4 for me to really see a growth in Horokoshi’s art style, which I guess when you’ve only had one series before you and are producing work on a weekly basis isn’t that surprising to see, but man, his headshots are second only to Komi Naoshi’s in Nisekoi when it comes to Weekly Jump, and certainly are the best you get in Alpha.

    Also man, Sorrentino’s art in this issue of I, Vampire had the most ridiculous of leaps.


  2. Does Bleach have superheroes now? I hate to be cliche, but I lost interest after the first big story arc about Soul Society (well, I lost most of my interest sometime during it, but after it I assumed it would eventually return to more arcs like it). So I guess they could have been around for a long time.

    Ultimate Marvel wasn’t supposed to ever cross over with “616″, right? I wonder if that was ever a hard rule internally or it was always waiting on a good opportunity to exploit it.


  3. @C: Bleach has Ichigo, who is kinda being the superhero type now, in that only he can save the day yadda yadda, but that’s just the standard. Your loss of interest in it wasn’t misplaced either. soul society was followed by a dangerously similar arc that took forever to end, then an AMAZING arc around volume 50 and now it’s… interesting, at least.


  4. @C: I actually think Kubo was going for more of a pro-wrestler look with that character, but to answer your question, the character is just dressing flamboyantly. He’s actually a Quincy, like Uryu. Seeing as you mention losing interest around the Soul Society arc, I assume you made it far enough to be familiar with Uryu Ishida and his deal. Apparently the Quincies were less wiped out than previously believed and are now waging war on the Soul Society.


  5. If you put a gun to Justin Gray’s head and asked him to write at least ONE Tallulah Black story where she isn’t raped or beaten badly he’d probably say, “Just go ahead and pull the trigger.