This Week in Panels: Week 169

December 16th, 2012 by | Tags: , , ,

Hey, Was Taters is back, everybody! I was getting worried. Also have Jody, Space Jawa and Gaijin Dan, so ThWiP Voltron is at full capacity. In ThWiP Voltron, David Brothers would be Sven because he stopped showing up for this and he was “the black one”.

Jody somehow thought reading Avengers Arena was a good idea. To hell with that book.

Now let’s get to some panels. I’ll form the head!

Age of Apocalypse #10
David Lapham and Roberto de la Torre

Avengers Arena #1
Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker

Avengers Assemble #10
Kelly Sue DeConnick and Stefano Caselli

Batman #15 (Jody’s pick)
Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, James Tynion IV and Jock

Batman #15 (Gavin’s pick)
Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, James Tynion IV and Jock

Batman #15 (Taters’ pick)
Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, James Tynion IV and Jock

Batman and Robin #15
Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason

Before Watchmen: Rorschach #3
Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo and John Higgins

Bleach #517
Tite Kubo

Cable and X-Force #1
Dennis Hopeless and Salvador Larroca

Cross Manage #11

Dark Avengers #184
Jeff Parker and Neil Edwards

Demon Knights #15
Paul Cornell and Bernard Chang

Fantastic Four #2
Matt Fraction and Mark Bagley

Frankenstein, Agent of SHADE #15
Matt Kindt and Alberto Ponticelli

Green Lantern Corps #15
Peter J. Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin

Marvel Universe vs. the Avengers #3 (Jody’s pick)
Jonathan Maberry and Leandro Fernandez

Marvel Universe vs. the Avengers #3 (Gavin’s pick)
Jonathan Maberry and Leandro Fernandez

Mega Man #20
Ian Flynn and Ryan Jampole

Naruto #610
Masashi Kishimoto

Nisekoi #52
Naoshi Komi

One Piece #689
Eiichiro Oda

Scarlet Spider #12
Chris Yost and Reilly Brown

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #17 (Gavin’s pick)
Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz and Ben Bates

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #17 (Jody’s pick)
Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz and Ben Bates

Ultimate Iron Man #3
Nathan Edmondson and Matteo Buffagni

Ultimate X-Men #20
Brian Wood and Carlo Barberi

Walking Dead #105
Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard

Winter Soldier #13
Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice

I read the spoilers for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man #700 and let me tell you this, readers: if it’s exciting, entertaining, web-swinging action that you’re looking for… you should probably read Scarlet Spider instead. This week’s issue was a ton of fun.

Speaking of fun Marvel stuff, I just discovered Marvel Mash-Up, a 2-minute segment that would show up on Disney XD every once and a while where they take episodes of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, the 80’s Hulk cartoon and the old Fantastic Four show with Herbie in it and give it the Fensler Films treatment.


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10 comments to “This Week in Panels: Week 169”

  1. I think you meant Arena not Academy in that intro. Which I flipped thru out of morbid curiousty. And Kev Walker sure can draw pretty. As for the story, I’m doubtful that Marvel will actually kill off a bunch of mostly teen-age characters. Even if they are mostly of the c-list…

  2. My favorite of the Marvel Mash-Ups are the ones where they use episodes of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends guest starring the X-Men. There are a lot of little things, like how the voice they dub Wolverine with is meant to mirror the Australian voice used in Pryde of the X-Men (as opposed to the Australian voice used in the movies).

    And yeah, Avengers Arena is exactly the sort of Teen Titans-esque hackery everyone thought it was going to be. I fail to see how any fans of Avengers Academy, Runaways, etc would enjoy the fact that those ongoing series have ceased to exist in favor of this book, and that’s taking into account that there’s really only one (maybe two) directions the story can go as far as explaining where they are and how it could occur. So who, precisely, is this comic FOR? It’s certainly not the fans of Battle Royale or The Hunger Games that the premise is clearly/implicitly stated as being patterned after.

  3. @LurkerWithout: Whoops, you’re right. Fixed it.

    @Daryl Surat: For some reason Wolverine also had an Australian voice in Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. I guess back then American viewers didn’t understand what Canada is or something.

  4. No one else has reacted so I assume this is another weird iOS browser formatting issue thingee.

    Anyway, from around the fifth panel down, the descriptions don’t match and the panels often repeat.

    That Rorschach one looked pretty damned amazing. Walking Dead is no longer on my list but it is on my radar and I’m pretty blown away to see Carl is hanging with that psychopath.

  5. Oh man, I read the Spidey spoilers as well and I’m absolutely champing at the bit for that issue to actually come out so I can vent. I’m desperately hoping that what we all saw was a red herring or something, that Marvel is just really really dedicated to keeping the real ending secret, but if that stuff was real…. Man, Marvel can count me out.
    I guess I’m gonna have to look into Scarlet Spider now.

  6. Seeing Teavis Bickle in the Rorshach comic really made my week.

  7. DeConnick still writes dialogue like no one else at that company.

  8. Pencil me into the “Screw Avengers Arena” and “Scarlet Spider rules” columns.

  9. @Gavok: yeah. I never understood that, either.

  10. As for it being a good idea, I figured I would check out the now! books. Arena is meh. After what happened in CT, it’s unreadable.