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Monthly POP: Panels of Purpose – March 2018

Check out the very best panels from comic books out March 2018!

Every month the team at AiPT! collects our favorite panels from the comics that came out the previous weeks of the month. These panels struck us for some reason or another be it the meaning, the quality of art, or the purpose. This is our chance to share our favorite panels to draw readers attention to the coolest work of the month. It’s also our way of honoring the very best of the best no matter the publisher or creator. So without further ado, please enjoy our favorites of March 2018!

Thanos #17

Writer: Donny Cates | Artist: Geoff Shaw
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Dog: “So I drizzled her with raspberry syrup.”

Brian: Thanos: the quicker picker-upper.

Dave: Nothing like getting your head slammed into Mjolnir. Yuck.

Connor: Pssh, who needs to be worthy when you can do this.

Shade, the Changing Woman #1

Writer: Cecil Castellucci | Artist: Marley Zarcone
Publisher: DC Comics

Dave: The symbol of peace made into a hat. I dig it.

Connor: Shade always has some of the best visuals in comics. Young Animal really brings it out in creators.

Dog: Greek mythology as retold by Hitchcock.

Max: Tippi Hedren is shaking!

Star Wars #44

Writer: Kieron Gillen | Artist: Salvador Larroca
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Dave: To see Leia name drop Jedha and Scarif in one sentence is kinda unreal.

Brian: Is that a space Mantis Shrimp? Because that’s awesome.

Lisa: Damn! That’s going to need a lot of butter!

Dog: I won’t rant about the impossibility of giant arthropods, I won’t rant about the impossibility of giant arthropods ….

JJ: I can appreciate giant sea monsters as much as the next guy, but it’s lost on me when I get to witness the beginnings of the Mon Calamari being brought into the alliance. Their ships and military prowess are what made the alliance a legitimate threat. Without them, it never would have succeeded.


Writer: Johnnie Christmas | Artist: Johnnie Christmas, Tamra Bonvillain
Publisher: Image Comics

Dave: This dragon doggo needs a bib.

Lisa: Wipe your mouth first and then maybe I’ll take you with me.

Brian: I feel like the new Bulbasaur evolution has gone a bit squiffy.

JJ: All I can hear is “Not the mama!” via Baby Sinclair from Dinosaurs. Any second now he’s going to whip out a frying pan and start whacking people.

Avengers: Back to Basics #1

Writer: Peter David | Artist: Brian Level
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Dave: I love the idea of crazy “The End is Nigh” sign carrier actually being shocked to see it come true.

Max: Weak, when you’re right you always love it.

Dog: Early hypotheses on earthquake origins were … speculative.

Brian: Isn’t this how The Neverending Story starts?

Koshchei the Deathless #3

Writer: Mike Mignola | Artist: Ben Stenbeck
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Dave: Orange eyes and a truly haunting menagerie of monsters? YES!

Lisa: Just another cozy evening evening of story telling with my demonic orange eyed friends.

Dog: Great juxtaposition of color and grayscale.

Marvel Two-in-One #4

Writer: Chip Zdarsky | Artist: Valerio Schiti
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Dave: Imagine a universe where the Sun is on a metal ring circling the Earth. Eat it Copernicus!

Brian: Somehow, this is both better and worse than the concept of a Flat Earth.

Dog: Let’s bring back geocentrism while we’re at it! I’d like to see that homemade rocket guy try to explain what the f--k an epicycle is.

Max: This looks like every piece of jewelry at a craft show in Brooklyn.

Lisa: All the single ladies, all the single ladies.

Mister Miracle #7

Writer: Tom King | Artist: Mitch Gerads
Publisher: DC Comics

Dave: Congratulations you know what it’s like to be a vagina during childbirth.

JJ: Oh thank god! It’s just a child being strangled by its own umbilical cord. I thought this might get dark on us for a second there.

Dog: Oh God, like the “home birth” people needed more reasons to needlessly freak out.

Deadly Class #32

Writer: Rick Remender | Artist: Wes Craig
Publisher: Image Comics

Dave: Spring break is crazy in some parts of the world.

Max: My house after I can’t find a piece of my cosplay.

JJ: It’s my fantasy of how I exit the train car on my morning commute brought to life.

Infinity Countdown #1

Writer: Gerry Duggan | Artist: Mike Deodato Jr.
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Lisa: So that’s a long way from “I am Groot”.

Dave: Of course the minute Groot can talk he won’t shut up.

Brian: Do you think this is the kinda thing he’s been saying the whole time? Or is Rocket just full of it?

Max: Who translates the translator?

JJ: The art is so ridiculously good that I’m actually kind of pissed that they had to distract me with Groot finally decided to use words with more than one syllable.

David H: I’m thinking the next time Groot wants to dance; the conversation between him and Drax won’t be as one sided.

Green Arrow #38

Writer: Benjamin Percy | Artist: Juan E. Ferreyra
Publisher: DC Comics

Dave: Ferreyra knows how to lay out a page. Dang.

Brian: That girl is on fire. Fi-ya, fi-ya.

Max: Who said pentagram’s couldn’t be beautiful? Who said it?!

Lisa: Excellent page. Love the contrasting color and the bands of dark images.

Batman: White Knight #6

Writer and Artist: Sean Murphy
Publisher: DC Comics

Dave: Watch it, you might bump your head on a “Ha”.

Dog: Imagining “Neo Joker” bending in slow motion to avoid batarangs.

Black Bolt #11

Writer: Saladin Ahmed | Artist: Christian Ward
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Dave: The mind is a construct!

Dog: Even the king of Attilan had an M.C. Escher poster in college.

Walking Dead #177

Writer: Robert Kirkman | Artist: Charlie Adlard
Publisher: Image Comics

Dave: Not for nothing, but this is the scariest moment I’ve ever seen in the Walking Dead.

JJ: Do characters in the horror genre never learn?! If you have sex, you WILL die.

Max: Awh, the walker’s just want to join in on the fun! 🙁

Lisa: James was normally a quiet lover but today Shannon thought, “he is really enjoying himself, listen to that moaning.” Poor Shannon.

David H: It must be damn good if you are willing to risk death like that!

Captain America #699

Writer: Mark Waid | Artist: Chris Samnee
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Dave: Captain America: President 2020!

Lisa: And he’s walking out the last of Trump’s cabinet.

Dog: S--t, I thought beating up and berating a disabled person was his application!

Prism Stalker #1

Writer and Artist: Sloane Leong
Publisher: Image Comics

Max: Allergy season kills me to brah.

Dog: That first panel looks like Easter in Hell. TOPICAL!

Darth Vader #13

Writer: Charles Soule | Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Dave: Even Darth Vader writes fan fiction.

Dog: Oh sure, retcon the one prequel people actually like.

JJ: It would have made more sense to have Vader drown him in sand.

Punks Not Dead #2

Writer: David Barnett | Artist: Martin Simmonds
Publisher: IDW

Dave: Dre’s new Beats are sick!

Dog: The ’70s truly are back. Punk’s not dead and LSD’s in fashion.

Lisa: What’s with the weird ghost baby appearing out of a square?

The Wicked + The Divine #34

Writer: Kieron Gillen | Artist: Jamie McKelvie | Color: Matt Wilson
Publisher: Image Comics

Alyssa: Not only is this a pivotal moment in the story, but the dramatic movement and colors emphasize the supernatural elements and gore. Fantastic collaboration by the whole team.

Dave: Burning Man 2018 was the heaviest, ever.

Dark Nights: Metal #6

Writer: Scott Snyder | Artist: Greg Capullo
Publisher: DC Comics

Dave: The classic Batman pose is killer and you gotta love that vampire Batman!

Brian: This would only be more metal if he had been throwing up the horns while diving down to kick the asses of his own doppelgangers.

Connor: I’m pretty sure top right Batman is throwing up horns.

The Terrifics #2

Writer: Jeff Lemire | Artist: Joe Prado, Ivan Reis
Publisher: DC Comics

Dave: The scope of size is impressive especially with Plastic Man stretching out like that.

Brian: Everytime I read the title of this comic I hear it in my mom’s exasperated voice: “Terrific.” Should I talk to someone about that?

Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man #302

Writer: Chip Zdarsky | Artist: Joe Quinones
Publisher: Marvel Comics

David H: “What did I tell you about breaking curfew?”

Dog: The most persistent street performer ever. “Hey man, I know you watched me juggle flaming bowling pins today. PUT MONEY IN THE CUP”

Johnny Blaze: Ghost Rider #1

Writer: Christopher Sebela | Artist: Phil Noto
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Dave: That is some master class captioning.

Dog: That’s what you get for rigging THE F-----G ring toss game. I TOLD MY GIRL I’D WIN HER THAT 5-FOOT GIRAFFE!

Max: HIGHWAY TO HELL! *guitar shredding*


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