FREEZE FRAME! The Weeks Best Moments! 11/13/13

SO MANY MOMENTS, SO LITTLE TIME

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THE WALKING DEAD #116: HERE WE ARE REMINDED WHY WE LOVE RICK GRIMES. THIS SIMPLE, UNDERSTATED, YET POWERFUL PANEL WAS LONG OVERDUE. THANK YOU KIRKMAN.

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BATMAN #25: HOT-WHEELS!
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ALL-NEW X-MEN #18: MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER X-MEN!
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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #15: THIS WHOLE ISSUE IS PEPPERED WITH THESE STATS. HILARIOUS STUFF.
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BATGIRL #25: OMAHA BEACH, D-DAY? NO, GOTHAM CITY, ZERO YEAR.
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SHAOLIN COWBOY #2: YOU LIKE SEEING ZOMBIES BEING DISPATCHED WITH A CHAINSAW? OH, WELL THIS IS THE ISSUE FOR YOU. UNBELIEVABLE COMIC. UNBELIEVABLE ART.
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X-MEN GOLD #1: IF YOU READ UNCANNY X-MEN AT ANY POINT DURING THE 1980’S THEN THIS PANEL RIGHT HERE KINDA MADE YOU TEAR UP. THESE ARE THE X-MEN WE FIRST FELL IN LOVE WITH.
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SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #5: ONE OF THE FUNNIEST COMICS OUT THERE RIGHT NOW. THIS PANEL MAY NOT MAKE YOU LAUGH ALL ON IT’S OWN – BUT IF YOU READ THE ISSUE YOU GET THE PUNCHLINE AND YOU ARE LAUGHING YOUR ASS OFF RIGHT NOW.
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SAVAGE WOLVERINE #11: TWO WORDS – “SHUUCK” “SSHHRRIIIPP”
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X-MEN GOLD #1: HOLY SHIT! IT’S WOLVERINE IN A COMIC BOOK? NO REALLY, I HAVEN’T SEEN THE REAL WOLVERINE IN YEARS.
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WALKING DEAD #116: YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU ARE GOING TO NEED YOUR “SHITTING PANTS”.

AND FINALLY

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #15

33 thoughts on “FREEZE FRAME! The Weeks Best Moments! 11/13/13”

  1. Archer & Armstrong was full of wonderful moments this week. The disclaimer about “don’t try this yourself” was one of the highlights. Also, Archer’s “This name Happy Meals is deceiving, I feel no less angry after eating them. The toys are a nice touch though.”

    That Batmobile was one of the coolest I’ve ever seen.

          1. Yeah seeing a panel of a dude throwing a cat and yelling “Pussy Attack!!!!” is the type of comic that was made for me. Also is that an intentional Pulp Fiction reference?

  2. Great selections! Superior foes super funny and the biggest surprise series of the year for me. About the new bat mobile; I have to say I’m not a big fan. It looks like a psychedelic PT cruiser 😕

    1. The bat mobile is not great but I definitely lost my shit at this part. I didnt really care what the car looked like after that point.

  3. Man Superior Foes was so good again! That book is hilarious. Definitely surprise series of the year and knocking on the door of top ten for me at the moment. Bull Ride…great stuff!

      1. Just read Superior Foes and it was great. I might have gone with the diagram of Owl’s hideout over the bull ride panel, but, bull ride was pretty good too . . .

        1. Oh yeah that diagram was awesome. I let out a big laugh at that point. Basically I was laughing through this whole thing. Even the PEW page could have made it.

  4. The All-New X-suits don’t look half bad. I’m a sucker for Jean in green, but cyclops in blue and Angel in red is a little off putting, but I suppose they don’t want them to be confused with their modern day counterparts.

    Holy fuck, there are a lot of fucking blimps in Gotham. Seriously, what the fuck do they do with all of these blimps? What tactical advantage do they possibly provide? I mean, they look cool and add to the ambiance for sure. They just don’t make a lot of sense to me. (Look at Sitara trying to make sense of a comic book. 😉 )

    Last panel reminds me of Dex-Starr. 🙂

    1. I thought the x-men costumes would look a lot worse but I agree they don’t look that bad. I do like the little nod in there from Jean “Do we need new costumes?” Yes Jean marvel says you do so you do!

    2. Yeah, I’d been noticing a ton of blimps in Zero Year as well. It seems to be a shorthand for saying this is a few years ago, you know, they had more blimps back then. You can imagine an editor making an off the cuff comment “blimps in Gotham are cool”, and all the artists suddenly go overboard with it.

      Or blimps will prove vital to the final of Snyder’s entire story. Never know . . .

    3. Agree about the blimps in Gotham, they looked cool but a weird choice.

      That scene in Savage Wolverine was fucking badass. I loved Jocks take on Wolverine in this.

      I wasn’t really feeling the new Batmobile either. It didn’t take anything away from the book for me but it didn’t add anything either.

      1. “:And make sure that nobody in a Bat-book is ever, ever happy, regardless of how much blimp air support they may have . . .”

      1. Haha, Cosmo! Right on, my man!
        These are the type of short cut-always and references I love!! 😀
        ALSO, ( DISCLAIMER. I haven’t read the most resent issue of Batman, but I like the images above!)..,I think the Batmobile above and think it is very interesting. It’s a cross between the 1940’s version And Nolan’s. looks cool! 🙂

            1. That’s another great one. I’m quite fond of the one where Cyril unintentionally uploads the computer virus too . . .

              I would have loved to see the Archer panel at the New York Comic Con last month, but knew it would’ve been insane to try getting in . . .

  5. Not a single panel of Walt Simonson’s Original X-Men? Really? It was only 5 pages but made me fall in love with the originals all over again.

    Those new All-New X-Men costumes have grown on me more now that I’ve seen them a little. They have that feel of The Angel’s Neal Adams costume originally introduced in X-Men #62 (a present from Magneto, of all people). I love that costume, in red or blue. I’m still not sure about taking them out of their Jack Kirby outfits but…

    For me you still can’t beat the original X-Men in their first ever new “graduation” costumes from X-Men #39 though (well, with the exception of The Angel who had to wait until issue #62 to trade in his yellow number for his Neal Adams costume).

    As for the panel from the Claremont/McLeod story. Gotta say still not my line-up. I’ll take the first page panel from the Len Wein/Jorge Molina story. Sorry but I’m well old school with my X-Men. Just love the sixties and seventies stuff. When it comes to All-New, All-Different X-Men it’s Claremont/Cockrum/Byrne & Austin for me.

    Probably down to when you first read The X-Men. Back in the UK the easiest way to keep up with Marvel stuff was in black and white Marvel UK reprint weeklies and monthlies which were always behind what was going on in the US books. It wasn’t until I was a teenager that I found a regular supply of imported US books and managed to make the change over. Up until then I only ever managed to get the odd US copy and was too young to even think about them on a monthly schedule. And I guess newsagents just got what they were given. No rhyme or reason to it.

    And talking of nostalgia and old school, I’m surprised no one mentioned that almost full page sixties tribute in FF #12 a couple of weeks back. All the old Marvel sixties stuff (including all the classic poses) by Mike Allred. Now, that was nice!

    As for that Batmobile… Yeah, saw it in last month’s Batman and hoped that maybe it was a bad dream. That’s just not my idea of a Batmobile. I liked the couple of Norm Breyfogle versions in the 90’s books; futuristic and sleek looking. My nostalgia and taste for retro will show again here but my favourites are the 1940’s and 1950’s Batmobiles. Real Classics.

    Jim lee did a much better job of updating the Batmobile in All-Star Batman and Robin than Capullo has done here. He managed to update and keep it contemporary while keeping that classic forties style and feel. While Snyder and Capullo usually do no wrong on this title (like their homage to Detective Comics #27 and giving Batman his purple gloves back in Batman #24), this new Batmobile is a totally misfire for me.

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