SPOILER ALERT: Some panels contain plot points...those who haven't read their books this week should beware.
ALL IN THE TIMING: Ultimate X-Men #83
The pacing of this scene is perfect...events occur just after the Morlock leader says Cyclops has to die (click the image for full quality goodness):
Best THUDD ever! With no motion lines, artist Pascal Alixe perfectly illustrates the weight and speed with which a giant lifeless body smashes to the ground.
UNNECESSARY POP CULTURE REFERENCE ALERT: X-Factor #20
Aw, come on. I haven't read X-Factor in a few issues, I decide to jump back in, and the first thing I see is this cheeseball 300 joke? Let's Get It Together, People!
Many more of the weeks most notable panels, after the jump...
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TENTACLE PRON: Sinestro Corps Special 01
After the unpleasant Heroes for Hire debacle over at Marvel, DC seems to be trying to balance the scales a bit with the above panel and the recently released Flash cover. Of course Kyle Raindeer is only being humiliated in a teeny panel instead of a book cover, but eee-YIKES, at least the Heroes for Hire girls weren't totally nakers! And I don't like the look in that squid things fried-egg eyes!
CUTE OVERLOAD: Blue Beetle #16
Aside from the notion of evil puppies, what's really cute is the expression on the puppies face as it narrowly avoids get blasted by some demon-energy. Instead fearing for his little puppy life, he's like, "Watch it, fools."
POKEMON ATTACK OF THE WEEK: Thunderbolts #115
American Eagle used DOUBLE SLAP!
It's super effective!
LAME CLICHE ALERT: Countdown #44
DC, enough with this evil-guy takes confused girl under with wing crap...it was already unforgivable when you did it to Cassandra Cain, now you're doing it to Forerunner, the ONE character in Countdown who was remotely interesting?
THE BANANA RANDOMIZER AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN WTF: Blue Beetle #16
Jaime's ultimate power fantasy is to be...a licensed DDS? Okay, is this or is this not a reference to a classic Kids in the Hall Sketch? The sketch in question features a character (played by the awesome Kevin McDonald) who's forced to reveal his "most deeply hidden truths" under truth serum. The big revelation? "I go home late at night...I turn off all the lights...and I fantasize...about being a dentist!" To quote another Kevin McDonald KiTH sketch, "COINCIDENCE?"
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