This Week in Panels: Week 84

May 2nd, 2011 by | Tags: , , , ,

I’ll try to keep it short here. Long, long day for me and I’m pretty damn tired. Though I did catch the big WWE Extreme Rules PPV. After the show, newly-crowned champion John Cena addressed the crowd to tell them the news that Osama Bin Laden’s officially dead. All I can think of when seeing the footage is that scene from the Simpsons where it’s the last day of school and the kids are running out the building, celebrating summer. Then a teacher runs out with an open book in hand.

“Wait a minute! You didn’t learn how World War II ended!”




I’m helped out this time around by Was Taters and Space Jawa. Enjoy the naked Spider-Woman.

Avengers #12.1
Brian Michael Bendis and Bryan Hitch

Batman Incorporated #5
Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette

Captain America #617
Ed Brubaker, Butch Guice, Chris Samnee and Mike Deodato

Deadpool #36
Daniel Way and Sheldon Vella

Detective Comics #876
Scott Snyder and Jock

FF #2
Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #9
Peter J. Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin

Incorruptible #17
Mark Waid and Marcio Takara

Incredible Hulks #627
Greg Pak and Tom Grummett

Justice League: Generation Lost #24
Judd Winick and Aaron Lopresti

Namor: The First Mutant #9
Stuart Moore, Carlos Rodriguez and Sergio Arino

Power Man and Iron Fist #4
Fred Van Lente and Wellinton Alves

Secret Avengers #12
Ed Brubaker, Will Conrad and Mike Deodato

Secret Avengers #12.1
Nick Spencer and Scot Eaton

Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command #4
Haden Blackman and Rick Leonardi

Venom #2
Rick Remender and Tony Moore

To hell with it. I laughed at “Leroy Jenkins!” I hadn’t heard that gag long enough for it to work for me. Deadpool still isn’t running right, but I’m interested in seeing where Way’s going with this arc. Only because Nicieza brought up the same story concept (Deadpool wants to die) as a cliffhanger, only to drop it completely by the beginning of the next issue.

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6 comments to “This Week in Panels: Week 84”

  1. The Spectre is now a Secret Avenger? Thats a pretty good secret…

  2. I was actually pretty satisfied with the Avengers .1 issue. It’s tighter plotting than Bendis usually delivers, basically a done-in-one issue (although it sets up a new storyline). I think Bendis’ biggest weakness is that his plots don’t warrent the amount of pages he gives them, so if this is the beginning of a trend, I’m all for it.

    Plus, the reveal at the end was genuinely frightening.

    FF was great. “We’re going to need a back-up. I SAID…” Although I’m perpetually confused by the status of Kristoff…

    Secret Avengers (both issues): You know, it’s competent; it’s just not exciting. Although I actually liked the .1 issue better than the regular one. Well, maybe Ellis can shake things up.

    I enjoyed Deadpool as well. In fact, I think this is the first interesting thing Way has done with the *character* of Deadpool (as opposed to the plots, which have been hit or miss). Certainly the first thing that’s not a rehash of better stuff. (‘Pool tries to be a hero; ‘Pool tries to re-establish he merc cred.) And, yeah, it was funny and dark, just like Deadpool should be.

    Venom. Awesome. Better than a Venom series has any right to be. (Err… Sorry Gavok.)

    So, none of you reads ASM anymore? Not that you are required to, but I’m curious why not? (Or Spider-Girl, which is pretty good.)

  3. I had to look online to understand the Leeroy Jenkins joke.

  4. after this week Avengers and Deadpool have officially been dropped from my pull list

  5. I just couldn’t get over EVERY character used in Deadpool last week was nothing, absolutely nothing resembling their former selves. Really screwed up.

    I believe Way’s painting himself into a corner because he’s already done the ‘hero’ thing, again, but since he can’t die, he’s going to what? Get bored when the hulk can’t kill him?

  6. With the .1 issue of Secret Avengers, I felt really let down because I flipped through it prior, saw a new US Agent and figured that Commie Smasher Cap took up that mantle. That would have fit perfectly.

    Then I saw it was just an angry soldier dressed up as US Agent just because. Meh.