This Week in Panels: Week 180

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

Pfft. Jeff Parker. Who did he ever beat?

Ah, nothing like the first day of vacation. Before I get into the panels, just a quick plug. Next Sunday at 4pm, I’m going to be doing an improv show at the UCBeast in the East Village in New York. If you’re local, come check it out. It’s one of three shows I’ll be doing as part of being in UCB’s Improv 401 class.

To make my mood even better, Marvel just announced that they’re bringing back What If! Fuck yes! My bread and butter!

Got the usual crew this week. Gaijin Dan, Jody, Space Jawa and the photographer of the above picture Was Taters. Let’s get to it!

All-Star Western #17
Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, Moritat and Staz Johnson

Aquaman #17
Geoff Johns and Paul Pelletier

Batman Incorporated #8 (Gavin and Taters’ pick)
Grant Morrison, Chris Burnham and Jason Masters

Batman Incorporated #8 (Jody’s pick)
Grant Morrison, Chris Burnham and Jason Masters

Bleach #527
Tite Kubo

Cross Manage #22

Dragon Ball Z #4
Akira Toriyama

FF #4
Matt Fraction and Michael Allred

Flash #17
Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato

Hawkeye #8 (Taters’ pick)
Matt Fraction, David Aja and Annie Wu

Hawkeye #8 (Jody’s pick)
Matt Fraction, David Aja and Annie Wu

Hawkeye #8 (Gavin’s pick)
Matt Fraction, David Aja and Annie Wu

I, Vampire #17
Joshua Hale Fialkov and Fernando Blanco

Injustice: Gods Among Us #7
Tom Taylor and Jheremy Raapack

Naruto #621
Masashi Kishimoto

Nisekoi #63
Naoshi Komi

One Piece #699
Eiichiro Oda

One-Punch Man #6
ONE and Yusuke Murata

Punisher War Zone #5 (Jody’s pick)
Greg Rucka and Carmine Di Giandomenico

Punisher War Zone #5 (Gavin’s pick)
Greg Rucka and Carmine Di Giandomenico

Red Lanterns #17
Peter Milligan and Miguel Sepulveda

Star Wars: Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets #5
John Ostrander and Davide Fabbri

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Secret History of the Foot Clan #3
Mateus Santolouco and Erik Burnham

Thunderbolts #5
Daniel Way and Steve Dillon

Toriko #223
Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro

Uncanny Avengers #4
Rick Remender and John Cassaday

Uncanny X-Men #2
Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo

World Trigger #3
Daisuke Ashihara

Young Avengers #2 (Gavin’s pick)
Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie

Young Avengers #2 (Taters’ pick)
Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie

Recently I’ve been turned onto Screw Attack’s popular series Death Battle, a rather entertaining set of videos based on “who would win in a fight between ____ and ____?” It’s actually a lot more fun than I expected it to be, considering there’s a lot of research that goes into it to push it as more based on facts than simple bias. A lot of the fun comes from the fights, which are based on the reality that the two combatants are both meeting for the first time without prior knowledge and are totally willing to kill. This includes Spider-Man and Batman fighting to the death without prep time allowed. The fights are mostly animated with game sprites, in some cases using MUGEN characters, and the quality is really good.

Anyway, they just did Superman vs. Goku. I expected to hate this because it’s such a tired argument, but I really like the video. Not only is the fight really well done, but I’m kind of amazed by the length of reasoning they went into. Plus, like with many of these videos, the fans of the losing party get SO PISSED.

Thor vs. Raiden is worth checking out too.

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9 comments to “This Week in Panels: Week 180”

  1. I’m too terrified to even consider what madmen would try to legitimately debate such things, so I’m just going to pretend that video doesn’t exist to preserve my own sanity.

    Nisekoi’s got such strong emotional beats with Raku x Chitoge stuff like the panel above, which really makes it so surprising that Onodera is the most popular character in the title. Maybe it’s an underdog thing.

    Also I’m a huge child/secretly Mark Miller, because when you have “Cuh” and “CLINT” right next to each other it becomes ways too much fun to imagine it’s just Spider-Woman being proper sweary at Hawkguy for what he’s been caught doing.

  2. Maxy B: I thought the same thing about Clint. Who would have guessed Clint was a kerning disaster waiting to happen?

    There used to be a Green Lantern foe named Flicker and he was trouble too.

  3. I love how Santolouco draws the Turtles, and the whole mini, really. It’d be great if he could stay on as the regular artist, but then I’d have to give him up on Dial H.

  4. Is that Hawkeye panel Gavin picked serious, or is Clint being overly dramatic? Kind of ridiculous for Clint to get chewed out for moral failings by Tony Stark. And if there’s really a morals clause, how the hell did Wolverine get to stick? He’s got at least a 4 figure body count, and can’t even begin to claim each one deserved it, however you want to define deserved.

  5. @CalvinPitt: “Moral clause” seems to mean “Don’t get arrested.” And Clint most certainly was.

  6. Can’t argue with that. Although, does that mean anything is fair game as long as you don’t get caught? Not sure the Avengers shouldn’t set the bar a little higher, but anyway, thanks for the info. It’s gonna be a couple weeks before my copy shows up, so I’m behind the curve.

  7. That Uncanny Avenger’s Panel made me laugh out loud the first time I read it in the comic, and I laughed even harder seeing it again. There is just something so slap-stick about it.

  8. god, those batman, inc. panels. perfect.

  9. Hawkeye #8

    All I see is MJ, Gwen and Diana