This Week in Panels: Week 216

November 10th, 2013 by | Tags:

Pretty light week this time around, which is all right with me, since I’ve been at work for too much of it. I’m helped out by Gaijin Dan and Space Jawa. Jawa has a really sweet guest article about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that will be going up tomorrow. Stay tuned for that.

At Den of Geek US, I did a little thing the other day about all the Deadpools who died in Deadpool Kills Deadpool. At least all the Deadpools who have appeared before.

I saw Thor: The Dark World the other day. Definitely in the top 3 of the Avengersverse movies. Kind of crazy that we’re eight movies into this continuity with a weekly TV show, a bunch of upcoming Netflix shows and at least four more movies. Meanwhile, the Superman vs. Batman thing Warner Bros. is working on sounds more pasted together out of desperation by the day.

Also, since the Marvel movies are starting to emphasize the space aspects more and more, I hope that means it would come off a lot less weird when an alien horse-man shows up in the next Thor movie to accidentally steal Mjolnir. As long as he isn’t Scottish. The Beta-Ray Bill episode of the Silver Surfer cartoon was weird.

Batman ’66 #19
Jeff Parker and Chris Jones

Batwing #25
Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti and Eduardo Pansica

Bleach #555
Tite Kubo

Blue Exorcist #51
Kazue Kato

Captain America #13
Rick Remender and Nic Klein

Dragon Ball Z #38
Akira Toriyama

Earth 2 #17
Tom Taylor and Nicola Scott

Green Lantern #25
Robert Venditti and Billy Tan

Longshot Saves the Marvel Universe #1
Christopher Hastings and Jacopo Camagni

Marvel Now What?!

Naruto #653
Masashi Kishimoto

Nisekoi #97
Naoshi Komi

One Piece #726
Eiichiro Oda

One-Punch Man bonus chapter 2
ONE and Yusuke Murata

The Star Wars #3
J.W. Rinzler and Mike Mayhew

Toriko #256
Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro

Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1
John Barber, James Roberts and Phil Jimenez

World Trigger #37
Daisuke Ashihara

The way the Green Lantern side of DC has changed since Geoff Johns stepped away is really funny. When he was in control, Hal Jordan was portrayed as an occasionally aloof Han Solo who happened to be the best guy at anything he tried while all the other Lanterns were inferior and fodder for the background (especially Kyle). Now that Johns is gone, Hal has been portrayed as the biggest dipshit in the galaxy. He’s like Civil War Iron Man, only half as competent and harder to get behind on a logical level. Meanwhile, Kyle got to be the big hero of the last story arc and Carol is realizing that she’s becoming more emotionally attached to Kyle than Hal, who is acting like a gigantic baby about it. It’s glorious.

I recently found out about Super Power Beat Down, which is essentially Death Battle with two main differences. One, the fights aren’t decided by weighing in-story facts about the characters, but by the popular vote of the fans. Two, instead of video game sprites being animated to showcase the fight itself, they instead have actors portray the fight with pretty impressive production values. It also features the closest we’ll ever get to being able to take Wolverine’s comic costume seriously in live action.

Anyway, they just did Scorpion vs. the White Ranger. I watched the clip and my general response was, “This is dumb, this is dumb, this is dumb, this is– OH MAN! HAHA! Okay, that is awesome. Well played.”

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4 comments to “This Week in Panels: Week 216”

  1. I would watch the hell out of a Hulk version of Newhart.

  2. Hahaha oh man, let’s redraw a Frank Miller comic twenty thousand more times

  3. @D. Druid: I don’t get it. Are you saying any time Nuke shows up in a comic it’s a Frank Miller ripoff?

  4. Well, yeah, usually it is, since it’s usually clumsily juxtaposing him with Captain America while he gets duped into working to benefit the bad guys yet again.