This Week in Panels: Week 165

November 18th, 2012 by | Tags: , , ,

Hey now! I’m joined by my full crew. We have Gaijin Dan, Was Taters, Jody and Space Jawa, supplying the panels that best sum up each comic that came out this week. And once again, if there’s a series you like that doesn’t get used here normally, or you want to contribute anyway, feel free to email me sometime before each Sunday night.

The panel for Invincible is the exact moment the comic goes from enjoyable to, “Jesus fuck, Kirkman. Why are you doing this?” And then he actually posts a page to explain why he’s doing this. Not that it makes it better.

Avengers Assemble is a major surprise this week and I can’t recommend it enough. While it’s too early to measure it based on one issue, it appears this run may very well be the Avengers counterpart to the Giffen/DeMatteis/Maguire days of Justice League International. Funny how DC absolutely refuses to honor that era in their history, leading to Marvel reminding how fun major team comics can be.

All-New X-Men #1
Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen

Avengers Assemble #9
Kelly Sue DeConnick and Stefano Caselli

Batman #14 (Taters’ pick)
Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, James Tynion IV and Jock

Batman #14 (Gavin’s pick)
Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, James Tynion IV and Jock

Batman #14 (Jody’s pick)
Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, James Tynion IV and Jock

Batman and Robin #14
Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason and Tomas Giorello

Bleach #513
Tite Kubo

Cross Manage #7

Demon Knights #14 (Gavin’s pick)
Paul Cornell and Bernard Chang

Demon Knights #14 (Taters’ pick)
Paul Cornell and Bernard Chang

Fantastic Four #1
Matt Fraction and Mark Bagley

Frankenstein, Agent of SHADE #14 (Taters’ pick)
Matt Kindt and Alberto Ponticelli

Frankenstein, Agent of SHADE #14 (Gavin’s pick)
Matt Kindt and Alberto Ponticelli

Green Lantern Corps #14
Peter J. Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin

Invincible #97
Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley

Marvel Universe vs. the Avengers #2
Jonathan Maberry and Leandro Fernandez

Mega Man #19
Ian Flynn and Ryan Jampole

Naruto #607
Masashi Kishimoto

One Piece #686
Eiichiro Oda

Red She-Hulk #59
Jeff Parker, Carlo Pagulayan and Wellinton Alves

Superboy #14
Tom DeFalco and R.B. Silva

Takama-ga-hara #16
Jyuuzou Kawai

Toriko #209
Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro

Venom #27
Cullen Bunn and Declan Shalvey

Walking Dead #104
Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard

Wolverine and the X-Men #20
Jason Aaron and Steve Sanders

Last night, Jeremy Renner hosted Saturday Night Live. He was for the most part really bad and awkward, not unlike when Michael Phelps hosted, although he has the excuse of not being an actor. Not that it was a completely bad show. Normally, this would be right where I post the Avengers skit he did because comics. While that wasn’t bad, the true highlight was this coroner’s bit, which still slays me on repeated viewings.

I still can’t believe Killam didn’t break after all the shit Hader was doing to him.

Oh, last thing: Happy Birthday, David Brothers! Enjoy the end of your twenties.

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7 comments to “This Week in Panels: Week 165”

  1. Cyclops is an asshole.

    You know, I never considered hitting somebody with a frying pan that way. I keep thinking the only way was how Danny Devito nailed Billy Crystal in Throw Momma From The Train. Now I know . . . vertical on top of the head. Thanks, Kirkman! Congrats on the Robot Chicken cameo!!

    What’s with Machine Man? Does he have settings for “Normal” and “NEXTWAVE”?

  2. FF: That unstable molecules line seriously rankled some feathers.

    Invincible: Shark well and truly jumped.

    Walking Dead: Interested but not enough to go back.

  3. I keep seeing people say Cyclops is ‘interesting’ this way. I think this says an awful lot about how much personality he has left when he ISN’T a dick.

  4. Happy birthday, David Brothers! The 30s are better than the 20s, I found. And the 40s are even better than that, if you can cope with a receding hairline and not being able to roughhouse like a kid any longer.

  5. First: I think Cyclops being the way he is a natural growth of the character from Morrison, to Whedon, The Schism event with Aaron, to Gillen. He is slowly becoming more and more stern and cold, but that’s kind of cool.

    Secondly: Why is everyone hating on the Renner-hosted SNL? Almost all websites I like to go to after seeing SNL have negative reviews and think the show was terrible, with Renner performing none-to-well himself. I thought it was a decent show and that the singing bit was funny–especially with the unplanned sound issues that made it feel more “real” at how nervous Renner was. Then again I’ve hated some SNL episodes other folk have loved, so who knows?

  6. SNL is terrible, X-Men is crap, next question?

  7. How is Cyclops bad did you not see the part where he shot cop and save mutant