Thursday, November 15, 2012
Panels of the Week, 11/15/2012
Good thing Li'l Gotham came out this week, because we need something to balance out all the decomposing faces strapped to people's heads.
Batman #14: I made note yesterday that if you're not reading "Death of the Family" using Mark Hamil's Joker voice, you're doing it wrong. Remember how he would constantly switch between this manic tone, then turn on a dime and get deadly serious? Yeah, that's this point. Using that voice, with the added visual is fucking terrifying. All the little details put into this joker, from the exposed flesh underneath, to the fucked up eyes. SO GOOD.
Batman #14: One thing that Jock got a lot of praise for during "The Black Mirror" was how unsettling his work was, and thank god he's doing these back ups, because he's picking up rigth where he left off. While I love Capullo's design for Joker, Jock's style fits the design so well, and really makes it his own.
Batgirl #14: Funny that Ed Benes didn't even draw the Joker in this issue, but I don't have much issue with that, given the fact that Sampere did such a great job. Talk about fucking creepy, given the context. The eyes, the eyes are what do it.
Suicide Squad #14: I feel like Dagnino missed a few things in terms of design, seeing as it doesn't really look like a face strapped to his head, but still, the fact that he kept Joker with that big, creepy grin the entire time was fantastic.
Batman and Robin #14: This book keeps going back to this well, but god damn if it isn't working!
Legends of the Dark Knight #24: Back to the gross stuff! That's what happens if Garfield doesn't get his damn lasagna.
Batman - Li'l Gotham #2: This is equal parts ridiculous and fantastic.