Panel Picks – The Biggest Dump of 2017

This might be a three-week catchup, hence the giant selection of tremendous panels. Don’t forget to hit the jump for one of the most off-putting things I’ve seen in comics this year.

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Interesting way to bring Chuck back! Also, I’m not calling you that. (from Astonishing X-Men #6)

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There goes Vision, hitting me right in the feels again

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Umm i just love this cover (Black Bolt #8)

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I also love this cover (Doctor Strange #382)

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Stephen Strange, magical veterinarian (Doctor Strange #382)

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Tom King’s Batman is SO GOOD (Batman #36)

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How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Clayface? Yuck (Batman: White Knight #3)

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“Uhh, sure son…Santa. Please don’t throw me into the sun.”

Playing with fire there old man.

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Did you know that The Ultimate Warrior beat up Santa? Or that Lobo tried to gut him? It’s true – check it out after the jump! Continue reading

Panel Picks – The Greatest Fight in Comic Book History

GO AHEAD TELL ME I’ M WRONG I’LL WAIT. (From The Defenders #7). This book has just been so good thus far & I’m worried it’s gonna decline rapidly once Bendis heads off to the Distinguished Competition (maybe he already has?). Ah well.  Least we get this epic multi-page rampage. How amazing is David Marquez, by the way? Damn.

I’M A MF’ING STARKILLAAAAAAAAA

You’ve got 6 weeks or so to check out some dope new art from DC area artists inspired by Star Wars and/or The Last Jedi but all the cool kids (and me) will be there this Friday. Be there or get dropped into a Sarlaac Pit.

Holiday Starkillers celebrates the cultural phenomena of George Lucas’ epic space opera. In painting, photography, and sculpture, six rebel scum artists explore Star Wars’ films, thematic parallels, early conceptualizations, and astounding mass merchandising. Featuring works by Andrew Wodzianski, Scott G. Brooks, Chris Bishop, Greg Ferrand, Jared Davis, and Steve Strawn.

Exhibition runs December 11 – January 9, 2016.

Panel Picks – Superheroes Are Just As Gross As You or I (Mostly You, Never Me)

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C’mon Karnak! You gross. (Secret Warriors #9)

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Hand infestation (Old Man Logan #31)

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The REAL darkest timeline. 2099? Ugh (X-Men Blue #16)

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The return of Batman 666!!! Also, it looks like his butterfly collar goes higher than his eyes, effectively cutting off his vision everywhere except right in front of him…

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I want to go to there

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Trailer Park – INFINITY WAR

ARGLEBARGLEAAAAHHHHHHH

Things to note:

  1. Hulk busts into the Sanctum Sanctorum (0:12)
  2. Human Vision (0:17)
  3. Super Hulkbuster armor (0:26)
  4. Black Widow has blonde hair (?) (0:27)
  5. Thanos speaks! (0:45)
  6. Weird sky thing (?) in NYC (0:57)
  7. Loki with the Cosmic Cube (1:07)
  8. Thanos arrives on Earth (1:09)
  9. New Spider-Man costume (1:17)
  10. Thor’s in some machine, doing a thing (1:20)
  11. A dark elf (Malekith, maybe?) (1:21)
  12. Bearded Captain America (1:26)
  13. Super Hulkbuster armor in effect (1:29)
  14. Black (Blonde?) Widow stabs someone with a spear (1:30)
  15. Dr. Strange’s magic fails him (1:33)
  16. Hippy Captain America throws a right cross in the desert (1:36)
  17. Thanos chokeslams Spider-Man (1:37)
  18. Loki stabs the Vision in the face gem (1:47)
  19. Thanos drops a gem on ’em…right into his FUCKING GAUNTLET (1:44)
  20. They call him “ol’ Thanos 2Gems” (1:49)
  21. Thanos kills (?) Iron Man (1:51)
  22. Winter Soldier standing shoulder to shoulder with what looks to be Wakandans (1:53)
  23. Winter Solider, War Machine, Captain America (all in black…like the Omen), The Hulk, someone from the Black Panther movie AND The Black Panther go out for a jog (1:59)
  24. Thor lost an eye (2:15)
  25. Who the hell are you guys? (2:19)

Did I miss anything?

This looks great but some questions:

  • How are they going to cover Thanos gathering ALL of the Infinity gems (they are gems, not stones you bastards), setting himself up as God and then losing, all in the span of 2, maybe 2.5 hours?
  • I wonder if they are going to actually kill off Iron Man, the Hulk, Blonde Widow, etc to make way for the next gen (ie cheaper) of Marvel superheroes?