This Week in Panels: Week 140

May 27th, 2012 by | Tags: ,

Aloha. This week I’m joined by Space Jawa, Gaijin Dan, Jody, Was Taters and new fish Brobe. Thanks for the help, guys.

This week marks the end of Irredeemable, Mark Waid’s series about a Superman archetype who snaps and goes on one hell of a killing spree. It was an interesting series, but at the end of the day, I’m not sure I can quite call it good. It had a lot of great elements, for sure, especially with the main character. Unfortunately, it got stretched out so long that we got a bunch of stories that didn’t seem to go anywhere and supporting characters whose only purpose were to steal panel real estate away from the more interesting characters. In a couple weeks, we’ll see how its superior companion piece Incorruptible works out as a full product.

All-Star Western #9
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Moritat and Patrick Scherberger

Amazing Spider-Man #686
Dan Slott and Stefano Caselli

Aquaman #9
Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis

Batman Incorporated #1
Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham

Bleach #490
Tite Kubo

Captain America #12
Ed Brubaker and Patch Zircher

Deadpool #55 (Jawa’s pick)
Daniel Way and Shawn Crystal

Deadpool #55 (Brobe’s pick)
Daniel Way and Shawn Crystal

Fantastic Four #606
Jonathan Hickman and Ron Garney

Flash #9
Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato

Green Lantern: New Guardians #9
Tony Bedard, Tyler Kirkham and Tomas Giorello

Hulk #52
Jeff Parker and Carlo Pagulayan

I, Vampire #9
Joshua Hale Fialkov and Andrea Sorrentino

Irredeemable #37
Mark Waid and Diego Barreto

Marvel Zombies Destroy #2
Frank Marraffino and Mirco Pierfederici

One Piece #665
Eiichiro Oda

Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration #1
Nobuhiro Watsuki

Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison #1
Haden Blackman and Agustin Alessio

Toriko #185
Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro

Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #5
James Roberts and Alex Milne

Ultimate X-Men #12
Nick Spencer and Carlo Barberi

Unwritten #37
Mike Carey and Peter Gross

I got two pointless YouTube links this time around. First is a weird mashup I found that strangely works. Was (Not Was) merged with Rage Against the Machine is… certainly a thing.

Here’s another cool video. Something that I found off Comics Alliance. A bunch of voice actors got together, armed with copies of the Star Wars: A New Hope radio play. Scene-by-scene, they’d reenact the first half of the movie in the form of their various characters. So you’d get Bubbles from Powerpuff Girls as Darth Vader, yelling at Jake from Adventure Time as Princess Leia while Pinky is a Storm Trooper. It’s pretty amazing, especially once Billy Cosby R2D2 shows up.

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6 comments to “This Week in Panels: Week 140”

  1. I’ve kept inconsistent tabs on that Transformers series and I think there’s something exceptional there. I’m not sure if it’s just competent characterization or if the characters are more banter-prone or what but I think I like it. Maybe I should feel like it makes the Transformers seem too muh like human-beings but it hasn’t been a bother, at all, so far. It’s been pretty darn cool.

  2. 1. No love for BatCow? Now I’m hoping that Acclaim’s latest relaunch takes, so there could be a BatCow/HAEDUS crossover.

    2. Okay, I know that Oda has played “musical bodies” with four of the Straw Hats, and Nami is in Franky’s massive frame. What’s with the hair? Is that a part of Franky’s programmable/”Press Nose For Three Seconds” adjustable hair?

    3. “Speech Is Silver. Silence Is Golden.” I gotta use there sometime.

  3. Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye is a goddamn miracle after the past two years of crud IDW foisted on us.

    Any person with a passing interest in Transformers should be reading it.

  4. Rurouni Kenshin is back?!

  5. @Clarence Boyce: Sort of. It’s an alternate take on the original story promoting the new live-action movie. I believe it’s limited run, as Watsuki is putting his current series on hold until this finishes, and it’s running in the monthly Jump SQ in Japan. This is the first issue of Viz’s English edition of Shonen Jump since Bakuman ended, so it sort of seems like a replacement, but since Kenshin only runs once a month I have to wonder what they’ll be doing the rest of the time.

    @Jason: Yeah, it’s one of the adjustable hair-styles. Franky had set his hair to “stag beetle” right before the switch.

  6. @Jason: Marvel has a vampire cow. I smell crossover…