Monthly POP: Panels of Purpose – February 2018



The very best panels of February 2018!

Come one, come all to Panels of Purpose! This is where we highlight and comment on some of the best panels and pages to come out for the month. What better way to highlight the most striking and meaningful panels than with commentary, humor, and insight!

Check out the very best of February 2018 below!

Infinity Countdown Prime #1

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

Dave: Clearly Logan has been gone long enough to garner an optician degree.

Chris: But… what if he’d just been a Loki cosplayer?

Dog: Good lord, I think Wolverine watched “Logan” a few too many times during his vacation. Who says violent movies don’t affect people?

Nightwing #38

Writer: Sam Humphries | Artist: Bernard Chang
Publisher: DC Comics

Dave: Nightwing has the coveted 4 panel pack.

Eric: This is the most creative fan service I’ve ever seen. I approve!

Chris: In addition to teaching Dick Grayson how to fight crime, Bruce Wayne also taught Dick how to dance with money.

Dog: Who the hell told her to hit on 17?!?!

Justice League #38

Writer: Christopher Priest | Artist: Marco Santucci
Publisher: DC Comics

Dave: Donald Trump. The answer is Donald Trump.

Jason: I suppose Peraxxus is a pale imitation of Terrax, and Hannity is nothing if not a herald for the whirling cloud of planet-destroying cloud of gas that is Trump.

Chris: “Ugh! Classic SJW DC! Keep politics out of comics!!!” – An Idiot on the Internet

VS. #1

Writer: Ivan Brandon | Artist: Esad Ribic
Publisher: Image Comics

Dave: Hot Wheels 2025 is for real, yo.

Chris: Let’s hope that highway works better than literally every race car track playset I ever owned.

Dog: The most unrealistic thing in this cyber utopia is the absence of rush hour traffic.

Coyotes #4

Writer: Sean Lewis | Artist: : Caitlin Yarsky
Publisher: Image Comics

Eric: Words to live by, am I right?

Dave: Grumpy Old Men ain’t got nothing on this.

Chris: Yeah, REALLY not feeling the new Ninja Turtles designs.

Dog: Not even X-83 up in the corner there?

Punk is not Dead #1

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

Dave: Poetry portalling is a tricky business. Also, is Sid Vicious wearing Crocs?

Eric: This Sandman reboot seems to be aimed at a younger demographic.

Jason: Look how clean that bathroom is. Punk really is dead.

Chris: Hey, when you gotta go, you gotta break the laws of physics.

Batman #41

Writer: Tom King | Artist: Mikel Janin
Publisher: DC Comics

Dave: Donald Trump, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Pope all love this thing. Find out what on the next page! It’s the Kardashians. r/savedyouaclick

Eric: I’m pretty sure what they love is actually how much money they saved on car insurance with Geico.

Chris: If Donald Trump is president in the DC Universe, why hasn’t Batman brought him to justice yet? Brave and the Bold relaunch featuring Batman and Robert Mueller? I’d buy it.

Defenders #10

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis | Artist: David Marquez
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Dave: Witness many of the characters Bendis wrote in one final panel. Epic.

Chris: The type of scene you WON’T see in Defenders season two.

Dog: So Bendis leaves without resolving a dangling plot. Also known as a “Claremont exit.”

Superman #41

Writer: James Robinson | Artist: Ed Benes
Publisher: DC Comics

Dave: Well said wisdom there.

Eric: Clark Kent, Dr. of Philosophy. I dig it.

Jason: “In many ways, son, I am god.”

Chris: “Which God, son? I know New Gods, Wonder Woman’s the daughter of the Greek god Zeus… so, you’re going to need to be more specific.”

Redlands #5

Writer: Jordie Bellaire | Artist: Vanesa Del Rey
Publisher: Image Comics

Dog: “37 dicks?!”

Dave: It’s unmistakable, this man has evil in his eye.

Chris: Ugh, STFU Harvey Weinstein.

Doctor Aphra #17

Writer: Si Spurrier | Artist: Emilio Laiso
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Dave: Is this the Trade Federation ship in Episode 1?

Chris: “Nute Gunray’s Revenge: A Star Wars Story.”

Tales of Suspense #102

Writer: Matt Rosenberg | Artist: Travel Foreman
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Dave: Apparently Winter Soldier isn’t a DC man.

Chris: Bucky hasn’t seen The Dark Knight Rises.

Dog: Lucky Bucky.

Skybourne #4

Written and drawn by Frank Cho
Publisher: BOOM! Studios

Dave: We all thought Cthulhu wanted to eat us all, but what he really wanted was to dance with a thick woman.

Chris: Man-Thing’s been working out.

Dog: Frank Cho, tentacles … make your own joke out of that, I’m tired.

Shade the Changing Girl Wonder Woman #1

Writer: Cecil Castellucci | Artist: Mirka Andolfo
Publisher: DC Comics

Dave: Hell yeah! Badass double page layout.

Chris: The next panel is Wonder Woman singing “I’m Every Woman,” right?

Dog: What is this, R. Crumb working off a Timothy Leary script?

Star Wars #43

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

Dave: This is so Solo.

Jason: How many of those medals does Chewie have?

Chris: It’s official canon now! Han got multiple medals and Chewie got zero.

Venom #161

Writer: Mikek Costa | Artist: Javier Garron
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Dave: Wearing the Symbiote is like taking acid, I guess.

Chris: Spider-Woman just saw the Venom teaser.

Jason: Oh look a character that isn’t venom is wearing the symbiote. What a fresh and original idea! They should make two, no, FOUR crossovers all about different characters being covered in symbiotes! IT’S SO CREATIVE!!!!

Infinity Countdown Adam Warlock #1

Writer: Gerry Duggan | Artist: Mike Allred
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Dave: Just a reminder that we are definitely seeing this space tree thing in Avengers 4. Most likely as much death too!

Chris: You just know Kang already has his Infinity War tickets.

Jason: Ok, I get having Hulk, Captain Marvel and Silver Surfer here to show how serious the threat is, but Darkhawk? Was Speedball not available? Why not have the Hypno Hustler lying around?

Batman/TMNT II #4

Writer: James Tynion IV | Artist: Freddie E Williams II
Publisher: DC Comics

Dave: Someone seriously needs to pull this in real life. Banksy, you reading this?

Eric: So that’s what Bane conquested.

Chris: Stop giving Trump ideas, Bane.

Dog: “Give me your tired, your poor … so I may BREAK them.”

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