Panels #1

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An ongoing feature in which I present assorted panels from recent comics that get my attention for one reason or another.

Batman, Inc. #3

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Yanick Paquette

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It’s not often you get to see children in wheelchairs exploding into the air so enjoy it this one time courtesy of Mr. Morrison’s twisted mind and Paquette’s crisp artwork. The first few issues of this series have been excellent and the concept is interesting enough to have some legs, I think. There’s never a shortage in Morrison’s mind of new and interesting global heroes to pluck from the vine and truly fuck with and his Batman scripts have yet to get the slightest bit stale.

Nonplayer #1

Writer and Artist: Nate Simpson

Not much I can say about this one other than look at it. It’s some of the more delicious visuals I have seen in a comic in a long, long time. I’m not alone in my admiration as such accomplished artists as Frank Quietly and even Moebius himself have lauded what Nate Simpson, formerly a video game conceptual artist, has produced in the first issue of this series. Go here for more info. Click on the above panel and see it in full sized glory and just enjoy it.

Wolverine The Best There Is #2

Writer: Charlie Huston Artist: Juan Jose Ryp

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Another visual feast for you to click on and devour in full size, this time from longtime favorite artist Juan Jose Ryp. Came to know and love him from his work with Warren Ellis on Black Summer and No Hero and he doesn’t hold back anything from his visceral, detailed style when being unleashed upon the X-Universe in this Wolverine story. If you think this image is graphic just pick up the book and start reading. After you’ve had your lunch, if you’re the queasy sort.

Neonomicon #3

Writer: Alan Moore Artist: Jacen Burrows

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Perhaps I should have titled this entire first installment of Panels “Not For The Squeamish”. Jacen Burrows’ cover for the third issue of Alan Moore’s Neonomicon from Avatar Press is an atmospheric preview of the astonishing Lovecraftian horror that awaits the reader inside the issue. Brings the term “beastiality” to a whole new level.

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