Greetings, ThWIP readers one and all, and welcome back to just that – This Week in Panels!
This week I’m joined by…actually, it’s just me and Gaijin Dan this week. Gavok actively bowed out on account of Comic Con eating up all his time and while I didn’t receive word from Matlock I’m assuming it’s the same unless/until I hear otherwise.
Considering the number of panels I usually bring to the table you could almost call it “This Week in Manga”.
The Amazing Spider-Man #7
(Dan Slott, Christos Gage, and Giuseppe Camuncoli)
Blue Exorcist #61
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #24
(Jeremy Whitley and Brenda Hickey)
One Piece #762
One-Punch Man #37, part 4
(ONE and Yusuke Murata)
Rocket Raccoon #4
Seraph of the End #26
(Takaya Kagami, Yamato Yamamoto, and Daisuke Furuya)
Sonic the Hedgehog #265
(Ian Flynn and Tyson Hesse)
Sporting Salt #3
World Trigger #77
So yeah, Edge of Spider-Verse bumped off a version of And His Amazing Friends this week. Technically, it’s not supposed to be the version of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends we’re familiar with, but even so, that’s pretty dang cold.
Next thing you know they’ll be killing off versions of Spider-Man from Marvel-Minis, Marvel Adventures, and Marvel Babies.
That is, if they don’t do ‘em in with one of those incursions, first.
But anyway, Comic Con – funny enough, I forgot it was even a thing that was happening this week till it was actually happening. Not that I had plans of going, but still, that’s the kind of thing that makes a comic fan wonder if he’s falling out of touch or something.
But it also means a big news week for the comic world. Among highlights I heard about this week (though not necessarily all of them came directly from Comic Con):
* Next Year will see a sequel to the World Collide Sonic and Mega Man crossover, called Worlds Unite. I look forwards to it, even if the ending of Worlds Collide minimizes the chances of another Wiley and Robotnik bromance.
* Marvel announced (Yet Another) Secret Wars(: Secretest Warfare).
* We’re also getting a spin-off from Edge of Spider-Verse featuring Spider-Gwen.
There’s a lot more news that came out, but for the most part I wasn’t paying much attention. I’m pretty sure that either Gavok or David Brothers could tell you a lot more and give you better highlights from the week, especially since they actually went to comic con.
And finally, the bit from this week I look forwards to the most aside from Worlds Unite, this week saw the release of the first teaser trailer for Tomorrowland, the next movie from Brad “Best Director that Doesn’t Get Talked About Enough” Bird.
The best part comes in the final few seconds, and reveals where they’ve been hiding those jetpacks we’ve been wanting for years.
I give 2-1 odds it’s the same place they’ve been hiding the flying cars.