This Week in Panels: Week 176

February 3rd, 2013 by | Tags: , , , ,

Okay, okay. So my writing has been a little lax lately. I’ve been a bit busy, what with jury duty, a sketch writing class at UCB, the Royal Rumble, the Superbowl and work kicking my ass. But I promise I’ll get back to actually writing about comics again real soon! Scout’s honor!

I was never a scout, but I’m pretty sure I can keep that promise.

My superfriends are, as always, Gaijin Dan, Was Taters, Jody and Space Jawa.

All-Star Western #16
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Moritat and Phil Winslade

Aquaman #16
Geoff Johns and Paul Pelletier

Avengers #4
Jonathan Hickman and Adam Kubert

Batman and Robin Annual #1
Peter J. Tomasi and Ardian Syaf

Batman Incorporated #7
Grant Morrison, Chris Burnham and Jason Masters

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #5
Len Wein and Jae Lee

Bleach #524
Tite Kubo

Cross Manage #18

Dark Avengers #186
Jeff Parker and Neil Edwards

Flash #16 (Taters’ pick)
Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato

Flash #16 (Gavin’s pick)
Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato

Green Lantern Corps Annual #1
Peter J. Tomasi and ChrisCross

Hawkeye #7 (Taters and Jody’s pick)
Matt Fraction, Steve Lieber and Jesse Hamm

Hawkeye #7 (Gavin’s pick)
Matt Fraction, Steve Lieber and Jesse Hamm

I, Vampire #16
Joshua Hale Fialkov and Scott Clark

Invincible #100
Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley

Akira Toriyama

Naruto #617
Masashi Kishimoto

Nisekoi #59
Naoshi Komi

One Piece #696
Eiichiro Oda

One-Punch Man #2
ONE and Yusuke Murata

Punisher: War Zone #4 (Jody’s pick)
Greg Rucka and Carmine Di Giandomenico

Punisher: War Zone #4 (Gavin’s pick)
Greg Rucka and Carmine Di Giandomenico

Star Wars: Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets #4
John Ostrander and Davide Fabbri

Superman #16
Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort

Toriko #219
Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro

Unwritten #45
Mike Carey and Peter Gross

Congratulations, Gaijin Dan. I want to read One-Punch Man now.

Batman and Robin Annual is my favorite of the week. Somehow that series has become my favorite corner of the Bat-Family part of DC. Even with Morrison doing his thing.

I just realized that the Dark Avengers scene is a reference to Fantastic Four #1‘s cover, where Moleman’s forces have somehow tied up Reed. Only here, it’s Thing who rules the monsters.

This week’s YouTube ender is chosen from Taters.

Yes, there’s already a Superbowl one with the same exact joke, but this one is done better.

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10 comments to “This Week in Panels: Week 176”

  1. Ya’ll totally should read One-Punch Man. It is funny, and it is completely gorgeous.

  2. Okay, I’ve gotta know the context behind that Flash panel. And just how thoroughly the comic squanders it, because no way in hell is “stop wasting your physics-mangling powers punching spandex-clad lunatics and felons 24/7 and be useful to society” a message that’ll ever be anything but SHEER MADNESS in Marvel/DC.

  3. Haha, the Hawkeye boat panel cracked me up too.

  4. Naruto always has those bad ass panels!

  5. @Drakyn: Gorilla City has always worshipped the Speed Force and it was said in the prophecies that the Lightning Bearer would appear. That, of course, is the Flash. Grodd (who has a way of tapping into the Speed Force) thinks that’s bullshit and feels that he should be the Lightning Bearer. The panel is Grodd being annoyed that Flash never tried to use his powers for conquering.

  6. I just figured that flash having been blamed for retconning the entire DC universe leading to sup’s flyin’ his wife/unborn son into space, leading up to working with Raiden.

  7. @Gavok: Oh for goodness’s sake and cheese biscuits. Of COURSE the counterpoint to ‘everything must stay the way it is forever’ is presented as ‘CRUSH THE WEAK AND UNIMAGINATIVE MASSES’ graarrgh damnit. Thank you.

  8. Not sure when it’ll be collected, but the first chapter of One-Punch Man is in this: http://www.vizmanga.com/reader/1140-weekly-shonen-jump-previews-5

  9. Which Hyperion is this?

    I thought King Hyperion was killed in T-bolts?

    And good Hyperion left earth ages ago with the other squadron supreme people?

  10. @TobyS: This is apparently a new Hyperion. His backstory is linked to the events in Hickman’s New Avengers. In New Avengers, the Illuminati is dealing with a chain reaction that’s causing alternate universes to collide into each other, causing at least one of them to be destroyed. Hyperion is the sole survivor of one of those worlds who came to 616 due to some AIM meddling.