This Week in Panels: Week 46

August 8th, 2010 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Welcome to a very special Too Much Goddamn Deadpool Edition of ThWiP. Why too much? Even though I didn’t even read Wade Wilson’s War this time around? Simply put, Deadpool #1000 has way too much going for it for me to choose a single panel, so I figured I’d give a spot to all eleven of its stories. Adding that to an already stacked week and we have a hefty set.

Avengers Prime #2
Brian Michael Bendis and Alan Davis

Avengers: The Origin #5
Joe Casey and Phil Noto

Baltimore: The Plague Ships #1
Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden and Ben Stenbeck

Captain America #608
Ed Brubaker, Butch Guice, Sean McKeever and Filipe Andrade

Deadpool #1000 (Luck Be a Lady)
Adam Glass and Paco Medina

Deadpool #1000 (The Maltese Bunny)
David Lapham

Deadpool #1000 (Appetite for Destruction)
Rick Remender and Jerome OpeƱa

Deadpool #1000 (Silentest Night)
Fred Van Lente and Denys Cowan

Deadpool #1000 (A Day in the Life)
Peter Bagge

Deadpool #1000 (Today I am da Man)
Howard Chaykin

Deadpool #1000 (No Longer in a Relationship)
Tim Hamilton

Deadpool #1000 (Canada, Man!)
Rob Williams and Phil Bond

Deadpool #1000 (Mouth of the Border)
Cullen Bunn

Deadpool #1000 (Too Many Deadpools)
Michael Kuppermann

Deadpool #1000 (Nightmare on Elm-Tree)
Dean Haspiel

Doomwar #6
Jonathan Maberry and Scot Eaton

Gorilla Man #2
Jeff Parker and Giancarlo Caracuzzo

Hawkeye & Mockingbird #3
Jim McCann and David Lopez

Hellboy: The Storm #2
Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo

Hit-Monkey #2
Daniel Way and Dalibor Talajic

Irredeemable #16
Mark Waid and Peter Krause

Magog #12
Scott Kolins

Marvel Universe vs. the Punisher #1
Jonathan Maberry and Goran Parlov

Secret Six #24
Gail Simone and J. Calafiore

Secret Warriors #18
Jonathan Hickman and Alessandro Vitti

S.H.I.E.L.D. #3
Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver

Ultimate Avengers #12
Mark Millar and Leinil Francis Yu

Young Allies #3
Sean McKeever and David Baldeon

Marvel Universe vs. Punisher was a pleasant surprise. It’s a definite better horror story than the Marvel Zombies corner of Marvel, as redundant as the comic is. With S.H.I.E.L.D., just be glad that I didn’t choose that panel. People who read it know exactly what I’m talking about.

As for my thoughts on Deadpool #1000? I thought it was well worth the money. Every story was worth reading except for the last one. Not only that, but it comes with all the Deadpool variant covers from several months back.

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11 comments to “This Week in Panels: Week 46”

  1. Wow, Mr Fantastic’s been working out. Check out those guns!

  2. I love reading your week in panels, but I just dont get all the Deadpool love. Can anyone make me understand?

  3. I don’t read Irredeemable, but I’m guessing he doesn’t turn back time for that dude. Even JMS’s Superman wouldn’t do something that big to prove a point.

  4. Deadpool, for a lot of comic fans, represents the 90’s heyday of collecting, trading, and basically the last great boom when comics were EVERYWHERE. Deadpool was this little corner of the Marvel Universe that was over-the-top while being genuinely funny for the most part (especially the Kelly/Mcguinnes run, and the later Simone/UDON stint), and was from what I understand the book that many “real” comic book fans sang the praises of, to hide from the woes of Ben Reily, etc. etc.

    At least, that’s what the book was for me. And seeing such a huge resurgence of the character, I’m betting there’s a lot of 90’s Survivors out there checking-out Deadpool for the same reasons, coupled with a lot of new fans reading a comic about a funny ninja that shoots people and looks all deformed n’ stuff. And also hangs-out with glorious examples of cheesecake, and The X-Men. Kids love those X-Men.

  5. @L0N: As I’ve said before, Deadpool is a perfect storm of the better parts of Spider-Man, Wolverine and Snake Eyes. He’s funny, badass at times, versatile in his adventures, a loner and occasionally noble. His powers and insanity are usually played for laughs, but in better stories are used as part of his strategies to the point that his own unique methods are a power in itself. He’s a jokey character, but he’s so inexplicably competent and talented in his profession that the rest of the Marvel Universe has to reluctantly respect his existence when he shows up to annoy them.

    Though right now, the main drawback to his comics are that writers go for the easy humor-based stories that ignore his more dimensional, earlier adventures. They’re too afraid to give him any real character development these days, so he’s been in a perpetual state of not being sure if he should be a hero or not.

  6. I read SHIELD. What panel?

    (And I coulda swore one of you was reading ASM…)

  7. Oh, and the Spidey/FF mini is really good. You, Gavin, Mr. collects every Venom appearance, should especially check it out.

  8. @clay: I’m reading ASM, but OMIT has been a drag, writing-wise. Art’s good, but I can take or leave the story.

  9. I agree with Clay. That Spidey/FF mini has been awesome thus far.

  10. @clay: Newton going green in the bedroom.

    I’ll give Spidey/F4 a shot. Thanks for the heads up, guys.

  11. @Steven: You should really read Irredeemable. The Plutonian just might do something like that to prove a point.