Monday, October 22, 2007

Panel Discussion: Geekanerd's Week in Comic Book Scans

Every week Geekanerd brings you the best, worst and weirdest panels from the week's comics. There will be SPOILERS. Be sure to click these puppies for high res action!

Sweetest Ride
- Ares' Iron Manmobile, Mighty Avengers #5
Reading Bendis' Ares is such a joy! He's always pulling some crazy snit, like here where he decides the best way to get to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier is to jab a sword through one of Ultron's Iron Man clones and pilot him like he's no doubt done before to some Asgardian dragon.

Gore galore, sidekick banter, Lex Luthor's Bondage Party and more after the jump...

Most Ridiculous Splash Page - Justice League of America #14
While I might not go so far as to say I don't want any bondage porn in my comics, this is a just little extreme.

The Magic of Comics - The Programme #4
I love a good show of comic language. This panel is as simple as they get--a foot, a shoe, and a man holding his hand out. And it's clear that somebody got knocked the pluck out without the use of motion lines or any other little cheats. Purty.

Best Sidekick- Mrs. Primo, Terror Inc #3Terror Inc features one of my favorite female characters in current comics, Mrs. Primo. Her poised sense of dignity even when dealing with mountains of gore (and earlier in the book, high speed car chases) makes her the book's comic relief as well as an action hero in her own right.

Second Best Sidekick - Miss Thompson, Penance: Relentless #2
This was a really good week for assistant banter. I'm not sure when this Miss Thompson character was introduced, but she's awesome cause she tells it like it is.

Most Oddly Disturbing Image - The Umbrella Academy #2
There's a lot of strange stuff in this series, but the most disturbing moment of the series thus far comes when Kraken pulls of his mother's coat to reveal....some sort of Victorian era mannequin with human organs. The little wheels on the bottom of the contraption make the whole thing particularly sad and ridiculous.

Clone Alert - Penance: Relentless #2
That's supposed to be Tony Stark in the top panel, but damn if he doesn't look just like Mr. Gone from The Maxx.

Beatdown of the Week - Sentry vs. Ultron, Mighty Avengers #5
Wheeewwweee! Ultron can take some serious damage, and Sentry sure can deliver it. A couple panels before this he was hitting her so hard that Iron Men clones were flying out of her... If you can imagine.

The Black Adam Award For Ripping A Dude In Half - Terror Inc #3

Worst Dialogue - Countdown #28
So this kid went and hung out with Brother Eye, the semi-evil super computer. That's fine. Corny, but fine, this is DC after all. But the way "E-Mail" and "Web Site" are emphasized makes this feel like one of those newspaper strips for old people that build an entire punch-line around the mere use of the word "MySpace" or "text-message". That kid should be killed.

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