The summer season is almost over so why not celebrate the biggest and most impactful comics from the month of August. This is where we select our favorite panels from the best books that came out in the last month and deliver our instrospective, comedic, and otherwise roundy commentary. Enjoy!
Dave: I get the legs, but how do they breathe! Those poor sharks.
Lisa: This is what happens when you ignore the “drains to the water” signs.
JJ: Didn’t even bother reading the dialogue. I’m eight again and Street Sharks has returned to me.
Dog: I see no tornadoes to go with these sharks. Kate should have her hipster card revoked.
Dave: Let’s be honest, that’s a really good paint job considering.
JJ: There’s a super mega sentinel zord and s--t is blowing up. Better stop and take the time to paint my face on its face. This is why Spider-Man is the best.
Dog: I’m not the biggest Ottley fan, but this is incredibly dynamic. The different positioning of the arms really makes it feel like the thing is coming right at you, and the colors add great layering.
David H: I’m just happy Nick Spencer continues to write kick-ass books!
Dave: It’s like a puzzle in how Joker loves to watch Batman do his thing.
Dog: Someone decided to “grim and gritty” the Adam West show. “Keep all the punching, but those goofy onomatopoeias? What is this, supposed to be fun???”
Lisa: Want to get rid of laugh lines, crows feet and grimace lines? You need …
JJ: I’m just waiting for the next panel with Ben Stein talking about how awesome Clear Eyes is.
Dave: Topsy turvy and all around weird. Perfect!
Lisa: You break it. You buy it. Even if it means a soul.
Dog: Who would’ve thought the trenchcoated chimp would have an imperfect understanding of Newton’s Third Law?
Dave: Okay, I kinda need a Marvel Legends of this figure now.
JJ: Where was I when Thor and Hulk made out? I would have expected a large group of idiots to be screaming about it on Twitter. Wait am I good or bad at Twitter?
Dog: So Thor and Hulk are that overly affectionate bodybuilding couple at the gym who carry jugs of water with them everywhere? No judgment.
David H: £%*&@ Ghost Driver *mad face* $*+#%~!
Dave: The beauty of having four arms is you can convey being bored and ready for anything at any moment.
Dog: I don’t know how you put a ball and socket joint on ribs, but hey.
JJ: I’m already a Seven to Eternity fan, but man Olivier Coipel is so good that even if I wasn’t, I’d still need to read this book based of this image alone. The dude has got the juice, the stuff, what the French call a certain, I don’t know what?
David H: She’s kinda hot but I wouldn’t want to make her mad
Dave: Thor may be the most badass Marvel hero ever.
Lisa: Ooh drippy, neon, lava fire.
JJ: Thor got Hela’s powers? Pardon my french, but this is f-----g awesome.
David H: I am slowly becoming a Thor fan. This is pretty damn cool.
Dave: Punisher did NOT skip neck day.
JJ: Uzi physics are always changing. Some people can barely fire them with two hands, let alone two at the same time. The kickback on these suckers is supposed to be wild, guess Punisher didn’t skip arm day either. Triceps must be gorgeous.
Dog: It’s all about the tendon strength. Frank goes for high reps on trigger squeezes.
David H: JJ, you don’t question the physical strength of the majestic Frank Castle! How dare you!
Dave: The panel work by ACO is unparalleled.
Dog: She stole Adam West’s punch effects!
Dave: It’s always helpful when Galactus shows up to remind us what happened in previous stories.
Dog: I imagine Galactus would be a story-topper. “Dude, that’s nothing. This one time, I ate 12 gas giants in a row, and ….”
David H: At least he isn’t driving a car.
Dave: If Venom has wings does that make him a bird? Is he in the Vulture class now?
Lisa: Pretty sick.
Dog: I’m horrified and mesmerized all at the same time.
JJ: Best panel in panels of purpose and also my new desktop background.
Dave: If you read carefully this states that the universe was re-created in 7 billion years. Is this canon? If so, wow.
Dog: “Dude, that’s nothing. Did you know I was born in the old universe? This one time, before the Big Bang ….”
Dave: You’d think Black Cat’s breasts would be a dead giveaway.
Dog: Panther continuing the Oscar campaigning, I see. Don’t settle for Best Popular Film!
Dave: This eclectic bunch needs to work on their supervillain naming.
Lisa: And here I was thinking Kid Deadshot needed to get on a treadmill.
Dog: Or try out some of the meth Stringy Hair Sasquatch is clearly addicted to.
Dave: The lighting, framing, and color on this full-page spread is absolutely knock-out amazing.
Dog: Is it weird that I’m squinting and shielding my eyes?
Dave: Can someone please get Pitarra on the next Where’s Waldo book?
Dog: Ooooh, why did I eat that SpaghettiOs cannery? 🤮
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