The Top 10 Funniest Comic Book Panels of the Week

10. Superman #711

Writers: J. Michael Straczynski & Chris Roberson    Artist: Eddy Barrows

This panel isn’t really funny in itself, but it’s hilarious when you consider that just two weeks ago, Superman was throwing a tantrum about how people conflate his actions with U.S. foreign policy.  But don’t worry, he’s cool with America now.


9. New Avengers #12

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis    Artists: Howard Chaykin & Mike Deodato Jr.

Must be Superman.  After all, I hear that guy really loves America.

8. Incredible Hulks #628

Writer: Greg Pak    Artist: Tom Grummett

This is exactly how I’d imagine Flanders would be if he ever joined the military.  “Falldly-iddly-oodly into line right the frickfrack now Private Hulk!”

7. Amazing Spider-man FCBD (Free Comic Book Day)

Writer: Dan Slott    Artist: Humberto Ramos

Scumbag Tony Stark.  Gives you Avengers credit card to make purchases with… then has your training be as painful as possible when you actually use it.

6. Titans #35

Writer: Eric Wallace    Artist: Fabrizio Fiorentino

The concept of thanking someone who tore off your arm is funny enough, but when you also consider that Prometheus killed his daughter, destroyed his hometown and caused him to relapse into a drug-addled junkie, I don’t think having a nifty cybernetic arm quite compensates.


5. FF #3

Writer: Jonathan Hickman    Artist: Steve Epting

You’ve got to feel some pity here for the Mad Thinker.  He gets invited to things so rarely that when it does happen, he thinks it must be a trap.


4. R.E.B.E.L.S. #28

Writer: Tony Bedard     Artists: Claude St. Aubin & Scott Hanna

That level of pettiness between sisters deserves some type of award.  Congratulations Blackfire, you just won B*tch Sister of the Year for 2011!


3. Darkwing Duck/Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers FCBD

Writer: Ian Brill     Artists: James Silvani & Leonel Castellani

Hey there cubicle mate! Do you happen to be my longtime arch-nemesis with whom I have an ongoing blood feud?  Just wondering is all.


2. Batman, Inc. #6

Writer: Grant Morrison    Artist: Chris Burnham

Because he’s the hero the Internet deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we’ll flame him, because he can take it. Because he’s not the hero. He’s a silent troll, a watchful commenter. The Moneyrider.


Now, this marks the second week in a row that a version of this book has made the top 2 in the countdown, but you can trust me when I tell you that it is that freaking hilarious.  Coming in at number one is….


1. Atomic Robo & Friends FCBD

Writer: Brian Clevinger    Artist: Scott Wegener

Dr. Dino has got the smuggest look on his scaly little face during this scene.  You can actually read the rest of the issue for free on Comixology.  Take some time to read it, you won’t regret it.

… and that concludes another week’s countdown!  Did I miss any good ones?  Which was your favorite?  Sound off in the comments!

Also, if I may indulge in a bit of self-promotion, you can find my previous countdowns from past weeks here at Gamma Squad and  here at my old blog.  Until next week!

Bonus Robo scene!  Too much goodness to limit it to just one choice:

Best form of ID ever.