There are some panels from comics that just jump right out at you. Some are noteworthy for their sheer awesomeness while others make you just scratch your head in bewilderment. This past week had three of note for me that ran the gamut.
First up, we have a panel from X-Men #201. In this issue we learn that Mystique, who had seemingly turned over a new leaf and even had "relations" with Bobby "Iceman" Drake was really biding her time to screw the team over. Of note, though is her method of temporarily disabling Iceman's powers:
Nice! Now there's a woman that really knows how to think outside the box. Or in the box, depending on how you look at it...
Next up, we have a scene from Countdown #40 in which we find out just how behind the times The Daily Planet really is:
So let me get this straight; The Daily Planet, perhaps the most influential newspaper in the DC universe, has yet to make the jump to digital? Jesus, I worked for a small newspaper in south Georgia and they've been digital for years. This is kind of sad.
And finally, my favorite panel of the week, and perhaps the last six months, compliments of Batman #666:
Yep, that's Talia al Ghul's (daughter of Ra's al Ghul) ass! I'm not at all ashamed to admit that I lingered on this panel for a little while just to take it's magnificence in completely. Hell, I even wanted to jump onto the page to high-five Bruce Wayne. Sure, you can be pretentious and argue that it's just a drawing of a woman's ass, but I say thee nay! It's not just a drawing of a woman's ass, it's a great drawing of a fine woman's ass! And it's Talia al Ghul, the most dangerous woman on the planet, with more blood on her hands than just about anyone else in the DCU. However, you have to wonder if this means Batman is an advocate for unsafe sex. I mean, he must be as he not only put his life on the line to totally bang her, but knocked her up to boot. Just what is the message being sent here?
Ah, who cares? Let's just look at it one more time: