Marvel Comics Panel Picks – An Emo Asylum and Hero
wonder Comics has created a vast and incredible universe filled with some of the most iconic characters and most beloved stories. There are countless comic pages for fans to enjoy, but every now and then a single panel stands out in our memories. Whether it’s incredible artwork, a major reveal or moment in a story or even just a really fun line from one of Marvel’s most comedic characters, some panels comics deserve recognition.
With that in mind, I want to take a look at some of my favorite comic book panels. I’ll select one panel from a new Marvel comic as a “new favorite” and one panel from an older comic as a “classic favorite” and provide some context as to why these two panels are so great. Sometimes I can get a little loose with what I consider a “panel” because comics tend to play by their own rules. But at the end of the day, we’ll get two sneak peeks at two great Marvel comics, one old and one new.
So without further ado, here are my picks for this week’s best Marvel Comics panels:
Classic favorite: “moon knight #1″ (2016)
Screenwriter: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Greg Smallwood
The fourth episode of moon knight on Disney+ really blew people away when it debuted last week. I wanted to go with this panel last Friday, but decided to abstain because of the spoilers. You’re welcome, Internet. Anyway, did you know that this crazy twist was actually based on a comic arc?
Jeff Lemire’s “Moon Knight” run really flipped the character when he tried to tell us that none of his lives, which fans had read about for decades, actually happened. Marc wakes up in an asylum and in this panel, a doctor tells him “it was all in your head”.
It was a mind-blowing story arc and this panel sums it up perfectly. Also, the sketch in his notebook is awesome and the notes are a nice touch. There were so many panels I could have chosen in this arc, but this seemed like the best choice.
New favorite: “Silk #4”
Screenwriter: Emily Kim
Artist: Takeshi Miyazawa
It doesn’t take much to get J. Jonah Jameson into my pick of the week, but when we find out he just learned the word “emo” about 15 years too late, it’s a safe bet for be my pick of the week. Especially when it comes after he tells Silk she’s emo.
In this issue, Silk turns 60 after an altercation with a witch. So naturally, if she’s going to ask a friend for advice, it’s going to be none other than the, uh, experienced J. Jonah Jameson. Their whole interaction is fun, but this panel is clearly the best.
It’s also a good summary of the relationship between these two characters. If there’s one thing Triple J is known for, it’s that he hates Spider-Man. So it’s interesting to see him become so friendly with another spider person. And if I’m being honest, their friendship is pretty sweet.
You can check out “Silk #4” now.