This Week in Panels: Week 78

March 20th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , ,

Hey there and welcome to another week of ThWiP. This week I’m joined by David Brothers, Space Jawa and Was Taters. It’s Taters who contributes the most contrasting of comics in Tiny Titans and Vampirella. Yes, indeed, not only is Vampirella of all comics making an appearance here, but it’s sent in by the one female contributor. I don’t get it either.

Now to get this out of the way so I can continue writing my review of the most amazing and spectacular Broadway musical that I happened to catch last Friday.

5 Ronin #3 (Punisher)
Peter Milligan and Laurence Campbell

Avengers Academy #11
Christos Gage and Tom Raney

Batman #708
David Hine and Guillem March

Darkwing Duck #10
Ian Brill and James Silvani

Hulk #30.1
Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman

Iceman and Angel
Brian Clevinger and Juan Doe

Iron Man 2.0 #2
Nick Spencer, Barry Kitson, Kano and Carmine Di Giandomenico

Knight and Squire #6
Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton

Marvel Zombies Supreme #2
Frank Marraffino and Fernando Blanco

Spirit #12
David Hine and Moritat

Thunderbolts #155
Jeff Parker and Kev Walker

Tiny Titans #38
Franco and Art Baltazar

Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates #2
Mark Millar, Leinil Yu and Stephen Segovia

Uncanny X-Force #5.1 (David pick)
Rick Remender and Rafael Albuquerque

Uncanny X-Force #5.1 (Gavin pick)
Rick Remender and Rafael Albuquerque

Vampirella #4
Eric Trautmann, Wagner Reis and Fabiano Neves

Xombi #1
John Rozum and Frazer Irving

Millar’s Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates gets a round of applause for the most inspired handwaving of another comic I can ever recall. Remember how weird Ultimate Iron Man was with the blue skin and full-body brain and all that? In two pages, Nick Fury retcons it into oblivion in the most hilarious way.

Marvel Zombies Supreme has started to win me over with its silly, morbid humor. Having a zombie Hyperion go to Kansas and eat a Clark Kent stand-in? Meh. Having a zombie Hyperion go to Kansas and eat a Clark Kent stand-in who is drawn to look exactly like he’s been sketched by Frank Quitely? Somehow hilarious to me. It also features a sequence of Hyperion duking it out with a superhero version of Bob the Angry Flower. So if you’ve ever wanted to see a ravenous fake Superman trade blows with a pissed off sunflower man, you might want to give it a chance.

And although Knight & Squire has come to an end, it does beg the question: how long until we get some Birthday Girl cosplayers? Just saying.

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7 comments to “This Week in Panels: Week 78”


  2. Man I hate Dr. Strange’s new look. The battered trench coat/duster is such a cliche now. Way to go from visually striking to copying the look of every street mage from the last 20 years…

  3. Brian Clevinger is a rising star. No doubt… Iceman & Angel was fun

    It’s official. The strongest Titans title at DC is TINY Titans.

    I am loving MZ Supreme and the ‘reveal’ at the end is interesting to say the least. Did not see that coming and it fits with the “Alien” meets DC vibe of the story so far…

  4. Ha! As soon as I read the “Three sisters of doom” panel in X-Force, I knew it’d be here in some capacity.

    “You don’t know me.”

  5. @Dean Trippe: And that’s terrible.

  6. Holy shit 5 Ronin looks good. And I think I also need to start reading Uncanny X-Force.

    Is that Ultimate Luke Cage in the Ultimate Avengers vs New Ultimates panel?

  7. @Rosselli: It’s Tyrone Cash, a character Millar created about a year ago. The idea is that he was Bruce Banner’s mentor and he perfected the Hulk process before him by accident. He proceeded to use his powers (while keeping his mind intact) for his own corrupt agenda and became a millionaire based on arms dealing. He briefly worked for the Ultimate Avengers, but now they’re fighting him.