This Week in Panels: Week 187

April 21st, 2013 by | Tags: , , ,

Week 187. And you don’t stop. Tonight’s the night I get in some shit. Deep cover on the incognito tip. …sorry.

Light week, all in all. I’m joined by Gaijin Dan, Space Jawa and Matlock. Never expected to see a double-helping of Sonic the Hedgehog comics on ThWiP, but here we are.

Batman: Li’l Gotham #1
Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs

Bleach #533
Tite Kubo

Cross Manage #29

Dark Avengers #189
Jeff Parker and Neil Edwards

Dragon Ball Z #11
Akira Toriyama

Green Lantern: New Guardians #19
Tony Bedard and Andres Guinaldo

Injustice: Gods Among Us #14 (Gavin’s pick)
Tom Taylor and Jheremy Raapack

Injustice: Gods Among Us #14 (Matlock’s pick)
Tom Taylor and Jheremy Raapack

Naruto #627
Masashi Kishimoto

Nisekoi #70
Naoshi Komi

One Piece #705
Eiichiro Oda

One-Punch Man #13
ONE and Yusuke Murata

Sonic Universe #51 (Gavin’s pick)
Ian Flynn and Jamal Peppers

Sonic Universe #51 (Jawa’s pick)
Ian Flynn and Jamal Peppers

Supergirl #19
Mike Johnson and Mahmud Asrar

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Micro-Series: Krang (Gavin’s pick)
Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Micro-Series: Krang (Jawa’s pick)
Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson

Thunderbolts #8
Daniel Way and Phil Noto

Toriko #229
Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro

Venom #34
Cullen Bunn and Declan Shalvey

Wonder Woman #19
Brian Azzarello, Goran Sudzuka and Tony Akins

World Trigger #10
Daisuke Ashihara

Supergirl #19 is eye-rolling. For those who haven’t been paying attention, DC introduced a rebooted Power Girl with a brand new outfit that 1) didn’t include a boob window and 2) had pants. To offset this, she had a habit of getting her tights torn to pieces in nearly every single issue of her series. In Supergirl, she meets with her otherworldly counterpart and when she enters Supergirl’s robot home, it comes up with a way to fix her wardrobe problem: by giving her back the boob window and lack of pants. DC Comics, everybody!

Been playing a lot of Injustice: Gods Among Us the last week, hence the lack of updates. Plus the new job’s been keeping me busy. I really dig the end credits theme and then found out that it’s by Depeche Mode. Go figure.

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7 comments to “This Week in Panels: Week 187”

  1. most people I’d seen wanted the boob window back

  2. Most people who read comic books hate/fear changes. If the most iconic thing about Power Girl is still “dude you can see her boobs woah big boobs man” then she probably needs some fairly significant changes.

  3. Plus the way they gave her the classic costume was stupid. It’s not even a matter of her choosing it, it’s the robot house going “Hey, you need a new costume? I’ve got this costume you can use.” and the costume HAPPENS to resemble the old one complete with the window. Which is kind of creepy when you think about it, because it makes you wonder just WHO is responsible for the costume? The house? Her dad who’s responsible for the house? Some other individual we don’t know about?

  4. Quick Bleach question . . . is Aizen always talky, even in the manga? I’m watching the anime on [as] . . . bad enough he has infinity-plus-infinity power, but he keeps going on and on and on, knowing damn well nobody can shut him up.

  5. Man, I miss Remender on Venom.

    Also: Injustice looks awesome.

  6. @Jason: He does seem to enjoy expositing, but Viz skipped ahead a few times to catch up with Japan, so a lot of his arc wasn’t in the magazine. Since I haven’t been in a position to grab the graphic novels for the parts that weren’t in Jump, I can’t really say whether the anime added a lot of extra jawing. It wouldn’t surprise me, though; any anime based on an ongoing manga needs to fill time whatever way they can think of so they don’t run out of manga to adapt.

  7. @Jason: Aizen is *almost* as wordy in the manga, but it works more as a character trait rather than painful space-filler.

    … Although… Those speech bubbles sure do cover up the complete lack of backgrounds…