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This Week in Panels: Week 262

September 28th, 2014 Posted by Space Jawa

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It’s that time of week again – This Week in Panels time!

This week I’m joined by Gaijin Dan, The AnarChris, and Gavok. Matlock, meanwhile, was recruited to help ensure that the future doesn’t end in the near future. That kind of thing tends to eat up a lot of free time.

In a shameless bit of self-promotion where I abuse my power as Week in Panels host to write about any intro I’d like, I launched my own webcomic this week.

I call it Beat Stuff Up Man. It’s pretty high concept, pretty much exactly what it sounds like. It’s about a guy who gets in fights with stuff and beats them up. So far he’s beat up an angry Badgerine and is just about to get in a fight with some weird shark thingies that look an awful lot like piranhas.

It’s a side project I’ve started up for kicks and giggles to provide some more immediate gratification alongside my larger, long-term projects. So yeah, feel free to go check that out if you’d like. I’d certainly appreciate if you did.

Now that I’ve finished promoting my own selfish aims, let’s get on with what other people have put out this week.

ROLL THOSE PANELS!

all new ghost rider 7 [Gavok]

All-New Ghost Rider #7

(Felipe Smith and Damion Scott)

batman 66 meet green hornet 10 [Gavok]

Batman ’66 Meets the Green Lantern #10

(Kevin Smith, Ralph Garman, and Jon Bogdanove)

Bleach 597 [Dan]

Bleach #597

(Tite Kubo)

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This Week in Panels: Week 261

September 21st, 2014 Posted by Space Jawa

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Know what time it is? Of course you do, because it says what time it is right up THERE!

It’s WEEK IN PANELS TIME!

Joining me this week, as always, are Gaijin Dan, Gavok, and Matlock. Oh, and AnarChris. We have some panels from him this week, too.

Big week for my picks. I actually managed to beat out Gavok with the number of panels I have. Though that’s partially because he didn’t manage to get to Multiversity this week. Which is a shame, because it’s a really good issue.

However, he did have something else he wanted me to share, an article he wrote that’s basically a readers guide to Deadpool where he’s sorted through and picked out the good stuff.

Side note – while I recognize that Gavok’s read WAY more Deadpool than me (frankly, he’s probably read more of just about anything than me), I do feel inclined to say that while I agree with him that Deadpool Corps was a bad joke to be avoided, I think the Deadpool Corps prologue issues were actually pretty decent.

As it so happens, it’s also a surprisingly timely article as well, but as for why, I’ll tell you once we get through this week’s panels…

avengers 35 [Gavok]

Avengers #35 (Gavok’s Pick)

(Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, Paco Medina, Nick Bradshaw, and Dustin Weaver)

Avengers 35 [Matlock]

Avengers #35 (Matlock’s Pick)

(Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, Paco Medina, Nick Bradshaw, and Dustin Weaver)

Batman and Robin FE 1 [Matlock]

Batman and Robin: Futures End #1

(Ray Fawkes and Dustin Nguyen)

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This Week in Panels: Week 260

September 15th, 2014 Posted by Space Jawa

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It’s another Week in Panels, brought to you by 4th Letter and your host, Me!

This week, Me, er, I am backed up by Gaijin Dan, Matlock, The AnarChris, and Gavok. For Matlock’s sake, I’m hoping that this big DC Futures End thing is actually good – or at least halfway decent and not mind-bogglingly bad – because he very well appears to be reading through every single issue of it this month like a trooper.

You’ll have to ask him if it’s actually any good, though. I haven’t been reading it at all and I don’t think Gavok’s delved into them either outside what he normally reads.

Fortunately for you, you don’t have to read any of it if you don’t want to – all you have to do is check out the panels below! So let’s get to that, shall we?

Amazing Spider-Man 6 [Matlock]

Amazing Spider-Man #6

(Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos)

annihilator 1 [Gavok]

Annihilator #1

(Grant Morrison and Frazer Irving)

avengers 34-1 [Gavok]

Avengers #34.1 [Gavok's Pick]

(Al Ewing and Dale Keown)

Avengers 34-1 [Matlock]

Avengers #34.1 [Matlock's Pick]

(Al Ewing and Dale Keown)

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This Week in Panels: Week 259

September 7th, 2014 Posted by Space Jawa

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Another Week, another Week in Panels! Which is full of Panels!

As mentioned, and if you didn’t see it, Week in Panels was in fact given a shout out over at Nerdist last week. It’s pretty cool getting a referenced over at a bigger website, so big thanks to Charles Webb for that.

Meanwhile, in this weekly edition of Week in Panels, things are absolutle chalk full thanks to the help of Gaiji Dan, Matlock, AnarChris, and Gavok. Gaijin Dan should probably be happy that his usual manga contributions were given a special note in Webb’s WiP shout-out. Lots of double – and even triple – representations on display.

So, yeah…YAY!

Now that I’ve successfully patted us on the back hard enough to cure us of any choking hazards that might have coincidentally been happening at the exact same time, let’s get on to panels, shall we?

Action Comics FE 1 [Matlock]

Action Comics: Futures End #1

(Sholly Fisch and Pascal Alixe)

 

angry birds 7 [Gavok]

 

Angry Birds Comics #7

(Paul Tobin and David Baldeon)

avengers world 12 [Gavok]

 

Avengers World #1 [Gavok's Pick]

(Nick Spencer and Marco Checchetto)

Avengers World 12 [Matlock]

 

Avengers World #1 [Matlock's Pick]

(Nick Spencer and Marco Checchetto)

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This Week in Panels: Week 258

September 2nd, 2014 Posted by Space Jawa

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And now, after much delay, it’s time for that time of the week – Week in Panels time. That time where we take panels and use them to sum up the comics of the week.

This week I’m joined by Gaijin Dan and Gavok. It’s probably a broken record by this point, but IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series? Gavok and I both agree that it’s pretty dang awesome. The current Turtles in Time miniseries equally so.

That and others as we get this panel party rolling!

all new invaders 9 [Gavok]

All-New Invaders #9

(James Robinson and Steve Pugh)

 

all new ultimates 7 [Gavok]

 All-New Ultimates #7

(Michel Fiffe and Giannis Milonogiannis)

all star western 34 [Gavok]

All-Star Western #34

(Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Darwyn Cooke)

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This Week in Panels: Week 257

August 24th, 2014 Posted by Space Jawa

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STOP! Don’t read THIS WEEK IN PANELS! It’s really a trap!

READ THIS WEEK IN PANELS!

IF YOU DO, YOU SIMPLY FALL FOR THEIR TRAP!

Or not. I’m not sure, It’s all kind of fuzzy, really. The metaphorical context just kind of went right over my head.

In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, read The Multiversity. Maybe you’ll have an easier time figuring it out than I did.

In the meantime, here’s this weeks edition of This Week in Panels, as provided by myself, Matlock, and Gavok. Noticeably absent this week is Gaijin Dan, whose standard-issue source of panels took a Japanese Holiday. He didn’t mention which one, and I didn’t bother to look it up either.

 

all new ghost rider 6 [Gavok]

All-New Ghost Rider #6

(Felipe Smith and Damion Scott)

all new ultimates 6 [Gavok] All-New Ultimates #6

(Michel Fiffe and Amilcar Pinna)

angry birds 6 [Gavok]

Angry Birds Comics #6

(Jeff Parker and Stefano Intini)

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This Week in Panels: Week 256

August 17th, 2014 Posted by Space Jawa

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What time is it? Why, it’s time for This Week in Panels! Yay!

This week I’m aided by Gaijin Dan, Matlock, and Gavok. Gavok noted that there’s a lot of Gerry Duggan, but I can’t say I’m seeing it.

This weeks issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was pretty dang great. It’s almost an entire issue dedicated to subverting the classic Krang and Shredder team-up of the 80’s, and they do a terrific job with it and fitting things in to the status quo of the IDW series.

If you’re a fan of the Ninja Turtles, I really can’t recommend the series enough.

Ok, PANEL TIME!

Astronerd [Dan]

Astronerd

(Kazue Kato)

avengers world 11 [Gavok]

Avengers World #11

(Nick Spencer and Raffaele Ienco)

batman 34 [Gavok]

Batman #34

(Scott Snyder, Gerry Duggan, and Matteo Scalera)

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This Week in Panels: Week 255

August 11th, 2014 Posted by Space Jawa

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It’s time for another edition of This Week in Panels (Belated Version)! This week I’m joined by Gaijin Dan, Matlock, TheAnarChris, and Gavok.

Gavok and Matlock decided to have a fun time with Black Widow and Punisher this week. As best I can figure, the two comics are telling the same story, and so the panels from those two comics show the same thing but from different angles drawn by different artists. It’s fascinatingly fun.

I also picked up Superior Spider-Man for the first time ever this week, though I saw it less as purchasing an issue of Superior Spider-Man and more as purchasing a prologue to the upcoming Edge of Spider-Verse because that’s what it was pretty much billed as. They weren’t kidding, either. I don’t know how critical the issue will be when the ball gets rolling for real, but it definitely feels like this is where the event kicks off.

But enough of my yammering, let’s see some panels!

Action Comics Annual 3 [Matlock]

Action Comics Annual #3

(Greg Pak, Ken Lashley, Aaron Kude, Jack Herbert, Cliff Richards, Julius Gopez, Will Conrad, and Pascal Alixe)

angry birds 5 [Gavok]

Angry Birds Comics #5

(Paul Tobin, Corrado Mastuntuono and Dian Fayolle)

aqua others 5 [Gavok]

Aquaman and the Others #5

(Dan Jurgens and Lan Medina)

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This Week in Panels: Week 254

August 3rd, 2014 Posted by Space Jawa

Welcome back to This Week in Panels, that weekly bit where we cut down comics with a chainsaw until only the most crucial panels remain to tell you everything you really need to know about them.

Helping me hack comics to pieces this week are Gaijin Dan, Matlock, and Gavok. All of us are armed and dangerous, but we’re really not much a threat as long as you don’t let us get in close.

As you might expect after last week, I saw Guardians of the Galaxy this week. The movie didn’t quite live up to what I was expecting, but I’m pretty sure that’s only because what I was expecting was pretty much impossible for any movie to live up to. It’s still right up there alongside Winter Soldier and Dark World to help Marvel’s Phase 2 kick Phase 1’s butt, and it is without a doubt by far the flat out funniest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date – I can’t think of another of Marvel’s movies that even comes close in the number of straight-up laugh out loud moments.

Gavok could back me up on that, too. He flat out said “Have you seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet? Go see Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Provided he’s not too busy morning over Zilius Zox, at least.

But enough of that, it’s time for panels!

all new ghost rider 5 [Gavok]

All-New Ghost Rider #5 [Gavok's Pick]

(Felipe Smith & Tradd Moore)

All New Ghost Rider 5 [Matlock]

All-New Ghost Rider #5 [Matlock's Pick]

(Felipe Smith & Tradd Moore)

Aquaman Annual 2 [Matlock]

Aquaman Annual #2

(Jeff Parker & Alvaro Martinez)

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This Week in Panels: Week 253

July 28th, 2014 Posted by Space Jawa

Ooga Chaka

Ooga, Ooga, Ooga Chaka

Ooga, Ooga, Ooga Chaka

Ooga, Ooga, Ooga Chaka

 

It’s This Week in Panels! That weekly thing where we…take single comic panels for… summarizing.

I’m feeling real hyped right now…for a certain movie….Guardians of the Galaxy…believe it, it’s a thing!

 

Alright, that’s probably gone on long enough. Helping keep this column full of panels this week are Gavok – the Thief, Space Jawa – the Thug, Gaijin Dan – the Assassin, and Matlock – the Maniac.

And now it’s time to get hooked on some panels.

 

afterlife with archie 6 [Gavok]

 

Afterlife with Archie #6

(Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Francesco Francavilla)

all new invaders 8 [Gavok]

All-New Invaders #8 (Gavok’s Pick)

(James Robinson & Steve Pugh)

All New Invaders 8 [Matlock]

All-New Invaders #8 (Matlock’s Pick)

(James Robinson & Steve Pugh)

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