This Week in Panels: Week 146

July 9th, 2012 by | Tags: , , ,

So just a little bit late this update, but I’ve had an incredibly busy day and I’m half-dead. I went to NYC to check out a friend’s improv show, went and saw Ted, went home to watch TNA’s Destination X PPV and then watched the last couple hours of the Evo 2012 tournaments. All that plus the Lakers beat the Supersonics. It was a good day.

Ted is very much worth checking out, even if you’re jaded by the last ten years of Family Guy. And if you do see it, chances are very good that you’ll want to watch Flash Gordon ASAP.

But enough about my exploits. I’m joined by Jody, Gaijin Dan, Was Taters, Space Jawa and VersasoVantare.

Action Comics #11
Grant Morrison, Rags Morales, Brad Walker, Sholly Fisch and CAFU

Age of Apocalypse #5
David Lapham and Davide Gianfelice

Amazing Spider-Man #689
Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli

Animal Man #11 (Jody’s pick)
Jeff Lemire and Alberto Ponticelli

Animal Man #11
Jeff Lemire and Alberto Ponticelli

Avengers vs. X-Men #7
Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Jonathan Hickman and Olivier Coipel

Barrage #5
Kouhei Horikoshi

Batwing #11
Judd Winick and Marcus To

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1
Len Wein, Jae Lee and John Higgins

Bleach #496
Tite Kubo

The Boys #68
Garth Ennis and Russ Braun

Deadpool #57
Daniel Way and Shawn Crystal

Dial H #3
China Mieville and Mateus Santolouco

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1
James Robinson and Philip Tan

Hulk #55
Jeff Parker and Dale Eaglesham

Invincible #93
Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley

iZombie #27
Chris Roberson and Michael Allred

Justice League International #11
Dan Jurgens and Aaron Lopresti

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan #206
Hiroshi Shiibashi

One Piece #671
Eiichiro Oda

Punisher #13 (Jody’s pick)
Greg Rucka and Mico Suayan

Punisher #13
Greg Rucka and Mico Suayan

Stormwatch #11
Peter Milligan, Eduardo Pansica and Ignacio Calero

Ultimate Spider-Man #12
Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez

Uncanny X-Men #15
Kieron Gillen and Daniel Acuna

Worlds’ Finest #3
Paul Levitz, George Perez and Kevin Maguire

So Judd Winick decided that there needed to be an African incarnation of Dr. Doom and it would be an older Jeffry McWild from Virtua Fighter with a giant hammer. I can totally accept that.

Speaking of Batwing, I just realized that his first arc is so similar to the recent goings on in Batman’s main book. Since it’s been almost a month, I figure I can spoil, but both stories are about a big threat that Batwing/Batman are out to stop that they believe to be the very thing that ruined their lives and put them on the path to be who they are. In the end, they discover that the big villain is really their long-lost brother who went crazy. Funny coincidence, that.

Also, not sure which comic book romantic pairing I find more interesting: Robot/Monster Girl from Invincible or Red Hulk and Annie from Hulk. The latter’s segments this week were adorable as heck.

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9 comments to “This Week in Panels: Week 146”

  1. The nature of LMDs is one of the most fascinating subjects that I’ve never seen anyone at Marvel really focus on. There tend to be little bits and pieces of insight in comics where somebody interacts with SHIELD/Nick Fury in some way, the occasional comi-tragic sub-character like the Diamondback LMD or Stanley Dreyfuss from the Elektra series, and I guess I still need to check out “Livewires”. But I’ve always been hoping someone would eventually write (or I would come across) a story looking at the metaphysical aspects of the concept. Since Ross is teamed with LMDs, works alongside old-style Machine Man and keeps getting mixed up in supernatural troubles (including going to Hell for a bit), Parker’s work on Hulk seems kind of the ideal time for someone to tackle the subject with a bit more seriousness than the usual gags. I guess I won’t mind if it doesn’t develop into anything, though. It’s been a really fun, solid read despite some uneven pacing.

    Of course, I also feel somewhat the same way about all those clones who are murdered by the dozens (like the Marauders), but they’re clones. They don’t count.

  2. How good was Zeb Wells’ Lizard voice in Shed? “Make neck smile” > “Kill you”

  3. It’s actually quite amazing how awful Bleach has gotten. It looks like the series is going to end with a whimper.

  4. ‘Little wing’? I wonder if Jeff Lemire’s been playing Mass Effect or if that’s just one of those surprisingly common out-there children’s nicknames.

  5. ‘Little Wing’ is also a :damn: good Jimi Hendrix song.

    Guessing Buddy picked up a bunch of late 60s vinyl to help when that rotten Smiths fueled Morrison was destroying his life.

  6. Does Black Panther have to slap a bitch?

  7. I think any schoolyard confrontation with Adrian Veldt should end with this: “I fucked your mother 35 minutes ago.”

    What do you think is more scarring for poor Nami: Sanji filling her lungs with tar, or the amounts of exposed skin?

  8. Wow, that Boys panel perfectly encapsulates my reaction to the entire series.

  9. @Dan Coyle: This Ennis in Panels