Posted by Tyler Olson On September - 19 - 2013 0 Comment

BestPanelsLogoBest Panels of the Week is a new weekly look at some of the best and most striking art in comics for the week. Feel free to comment in the comments section below to give your own suggestions.

Detective Comics #23.3 featuring Scarecrow by Szymon Kudranski

Detective Comics #23.3 featuring Scarecrow by Szymon Kudranski

Ever since Batman: The Animate Series, Killer Croc has always been a joke character for me. Fortunately, the way Kudranski draws him in this one-shot proves that Waylon Jones can be a force of nature and a true terror of Gotham.

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Batman: The Dark Knight #23.3 featuring Clayface by Cliff Richards

This whole issue deals with Clayface essentially having one giant and deadly temper tantrum, and it was great. Richards has the ability to take Clayface and mold him into this hulking behemoth bent on killing anyone who even remotely insults his feeble mind.

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Action Comics #23.3 featuring Lex Luthor by Raymund Bermudez

¬†This whole double-page-spread, even if you removed the text, summarizes Lex Luthor: a man who hates Superman and who will try anything to become his better. Not to mention Bermudez’s art really sparks in the explosions throughout the book.

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The Flash #23.3 featuring The Rogues by Patrick Zircher

I couldn’t write anything about this panel without making a bunch of ice puns. Either way,¬† Zircher’s art was great throughout the issue.

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Swamp Thing #23.1 featuring Arcane by Jesus Saiz

Jesus Daiz’s art throughout Swamp Thing #23.1 was absolutely horrifying, and in the best way possible. He manages to make Arcane look frail and rotting in one panel, then, with a little help from the Rot, can instantly turn it around and make him look deadly in the next. Scenes like the one above made the issue one of the best of the week.

Screen Shot 2013-09-19 at 12.14.08 PMSuperior Spider-Man #18 by Ryan Stegman

You’d think with all his knowledge of the past, Spider-Man 2099 would know better than to yank someone away at breakneck speed could cause fatal damage. Poor Gwen Stacy…

Screen Shot 2013-09-19 at 11.59.57 AMInfinity #3 by Dustin Weaver

In Infinity #3, Dustin Weaver finally gets to show how much of a tour de force Blackbolt can actually be.

Screen Shot 2013-09-19 at 2.48.16 PMThor: God of Thunder #13 by Ron Garney

Following Esad Ribic’s fantastic art on the first arc of Thor: God of Thunder is no small feat. Ron Garney not only proves that he’s up for the task but that he can also tap into that same essence that had been established in previous issues. The best part of the issue is that you can actually see the unfinished pencils beneath the art which gives off an ethereal feeling perfect for this fantasy epic.

Screen Shot 2013-09-19 at 11.28.03 AMDaredevil #31 by Chris Samnee

Chris Samnee introduces Daredevil to his newest foe: Touchscreens!

 

 

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Tyler Olson is a writer and reviewer for PopCulture Galaxy. He is no longer interested in having rabbit soup for dinner. You can contact him on Twitter @TylerSchmolson or email him at TylerOlson619@gmail.com

 

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