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This Week in Panels: Week 148

July 22nd, 2012 by | Tags: , , , , ,

Hey peoples. It’s time for another go at sanding down the stuff we’ve read this week into one representative panel. My helpers are Was Taters, Jody, Gaijin Dan, Space Jawa, Luis and Nawid. Remember, if there’s a series you’ve been reading that isn’t being represented, you can always send me some panels. Email’s over there on the right.

This update features Dracula the Unconquered #2 by Chris Sims and Steve Downer. It’s an incredibly fun series so far on both writing and art fronts and is super affordable at $1. You should probably go purchase a copy yourself and enjoy it with a nice bowl of Chocula. Think of it as a Kickstarter. The more of you buy this, the better the chance that Sims will fly over to Pennsylvania and join me for this year’s CHIKARA King of Trios. Do you really want to prevent that man from being able to see the Warlord, Barbarian and Meng team up as the Faces of Pain? If so, you’re a monster and you sicken me. Read the rest of my update and then get out of my face.

But then keep coming back on a regular basis to increase website traffic. And read David’s stuff on Comics Alliance. Just remember to get out of my face when you’re done with all of that.

Avengers Academy #33
Christos Gage and Timothy Green II

Avengers vs. X-Men #8
Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Jonathan Hickman and Adam Kubert

Barrage #7
Kouhei Horikoshi

Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #2 (Gavin’s pick)
Darwyn Cooke, Amanda Conner, Len Wein and John Higgins

Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #2 (Taters’ pick)
Darwyn Cooke, Amanda Conner, Len Wein and John Higgins

Bleach #498
Tite Kubo

Captain Atom #11
J.T. Krul and Freddie Williams II

Captain Marvel #1 (Jody’s pick)
Kelly Sue DeConnick and Dexter Soy

Captain Marvel #1 (Jawa’s pick)
Kelly Sue DeConnick and Dexter Soy

Daredevil #15 (Jody’s pick)
Mark Waid and Chris Samnee

Daredevil #15 (Taters’ pick)
Mark Waid and Chris Samnee

Dracula the Unconquered #2
Chris Sims and Steve Downer

Fantastic Four #608 (Jody’s pick)
Jonathan Hickman and Giuseppe Camuncoli

Fantastic Four #608 (Gavin’s pick)
Jonathan Hickman and Giuseppe Camuncoli

Fatima: The Blood Spinners #2
Gilbert Hernandez

Green Lantern Corps #11
Peter J. Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin

Journey Into Mystery #641 (Gavin’s pick)
Kieron Gillen and Richard Elson

Journey Into Mystery #641 (Taters’ pick)
Kieron Gillen and Richard Elson

Marvel Zombies Destroy! #5
Peter David and Mirco Pierfederici

Naruto #591
Masashi Kishimoto

Nightwing #11
Kyle Higgins and Andres Guinaldo

One Piece #672
Eiichiro Oda

Saga #5
Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison #3
Haden Blackman and Agustin Alessio

Supergirl #11 (Taters’ pick)
Michael Green, Mike Johnson and Mahmud Asrar

Supergirl #11 (Gavin’s pick)
Michael Green, Mike Johnson and Mahmud Asrar

Uncanny X-Men #16
Kieron Gillen and Daniel Acuna

Unwritten #39
Mike Carey and Peter Gross

Wonder Woman #11 (Luis’ pick)
Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang

Wonder Woman #11 (Gavin’s pick)
Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang

Yesterday was my first actual improv gig (as opposed to my UCB graduation shows) alongside my team McFlight Club. We did a 15 minute set that I think went well. I was featured in a skit about Mortal Kombat and handjobs, so I’m going to call that a victory. The funniest of my improv brothers-in-arms is Sean Weiner, who had the honor of directing a short for Cracked.com’s Batman Week recently. Here, give it a watch.


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6 comments to “This Week in Panels: Week 148”

  1. Neat stuff.
    1) Captain Marvel’s cowl ain’t cool.
    2) S’funny how much this makes me want to read comics – especially comics that I gave up on, years ago.
    3) I’m sure that video is great buti can’t view it he iPad for confirmation, hence the generic thumbs-up.

    *thumbs-up on that high-quality content*


  2. So is Loki weilding Mjolinor or is flesh-craving Zombie Thor somehow still “worthy”?


  3. @LurkerWithout: He’s still “worthy”, but in this world, he became a zombie because Odin was infected and I guess since Odin signs the checks, Thor’s still allowed to carry Mjolnir.


  4. Makes as much sense as being able to eat Galactus and gain his Power Cosmic (Kirkman) or Ghost Rider being susceptable to the Hunger Virus (Van Lente) I guess…

    :shrug:


  5. So when will there be an opposite virus that just turns zombies into normal but crave rotten flesh??


  6. I was pretty unimpressed with Captain Marvel until it became clear that the entire issue was designed to move the character away from the “Captain America hangs out with you and tells you you’re great” business at the beginning.

    Still waiting to see how it turns out, but I trust DeConnick, and there’s the potential there to do something “post-superhero” along the lines of Animal Man. The story looks to reinvigorate the “Flash races Superman” Silver Age superheroics of non-violent achievement as a way to explore the power of real, human heroes and their achievements.

    Ever read that old “why isn’t Superman President?” story? It’s pretty loose and parts of it age poorly, like its sadly contemporary treatment of Asians, but overall, the gist of the story was that the reader (young, male, and American, probably) might have the power to do something that Superman never could.

    Some great contemporary stories mine this vein, and a lot more deeply, to find something richer than the cape comic, and here’s hoping Captain Marvel does the same.