This Week in Panels: Week 99

August 14th, 2011 by | Tags: , , ,

Take one down, pass it around and we’re on Week 99. Got the regular crew with me this time with David Brothers, Was Taters and Space Jawa. I was going to say that ThWiP would take a big hit from the exodus of all the Flashpoint tie-ins, but it’s going to be pretty nuts next month when I find myself reading every single DC #1 for review purposes. Why do I hate myself?

Batgirl #24
Bryan Q. Miller and Pere Perez

Batman and Robin #26
David Hine, Greg Tocchini and Andrei Bressan

Booster Gold #47
Dan Jurgens, Rick Leonardi and Dan Jurgens

B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth: Monsters #2
Mike Mignola and John Arcudi

Deadpool #41
Daniel Way and Carlo Barberi

Detective Comics #881
Scott Snyder, Jock and Francesco Francavilla

Fear Itself #5
Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen

Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force #2
Rob Williams and Simone Bianchi

Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #3
Scott Kolins

Flashpoint: Deadman and the Flying Graysons #3 (Space Jawa’s pick)
J.T. Krul and Fabrizio Fiorentino

Flashpoint: Deadman and the Flying Graysons #3 (Was Taters’ pick)
J.T. Krul and Fabrizio Fiorentino

Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #3
Tony Bedard and Vicente Cifuentes

Flashpoint: Frankenstein & The Creatures of the Unknown #3
Jeff Lemire and Andy Smith

Hellboy: The Fury #3
Mike Mignola and Duncan Fregredo

Incredible Hulks #634
Greg Pak and Paul Pelletier

New Avengers #15
Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato

Punisher MAX #16
Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon

Ultimate Fallout #5
Nick Spencer, Jonathan Hickman, Luke Ross and Billy Tan

War of the Green Lanterns: Aftermath #2
Tony Bedard, Ransom Getty and Andy Smith

I’ve been doing the whole “I’ll give Deadpool ONE MORE ISSUE/ARC to see if it can redeem itself” shtick for a while and it seems this arc may finally give me a decision. Way’s problem isn’t that he’s outright bad, but that he can come up with genuinely interesting story arc concepts that don’t pan out. Right now, Wade is in a mental hospital. Wade is best when he’s looking within, so MAYBE we can get something out of this.

Booster Gold ends with the biggest whimper. It’s actually pretty depressing how it just ends out of nowhere due to editorial mandate. Maybe in Justice League International we can finally find out who the hell Black Beetle really is and what the deal is with Rip’s mother.

Stay tuned next week for #100. With guest stars Art Carney and Bea Arthur!

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2 comments to “This Week in Panels: Week 99”

  1. Even if no one in Gotham is smart enough to KILL the Joker, couldn’t they at least realize that not wiring his jaw shut is a missed opportunity to avert all kinds of issues?

  2. Way’s problem is exactly what you said: he has great ideas, but there’s no one over his shoulder- Axel doesn’t actually, you know, BOTHER with editing his pals trying to ram those square pegs into round holes. You read interviews with him and he has all these ideas- then the comics come out and none of those ideas are on the page, or if they are, in extremely vague form.