Random panels: godly edition!

I hate to bring up my personal life on this blog, but I’m crazy sick, so I’m going to have to dump all my random panels a little earlier than I expected into a short article so I can go back to dumping all my snot into my mountain of tissues (ladies, I’m single).

As I read comics, I’ll come across a few panels that leave me delighted.  Unfortunately, they’re either in issues I’m writing about but unrelated to my focus or in single issues I read picking up new comics on Wednesday.  I don’t want them to go to waste, so I’m unloading my random panels for today’s article.  I hope you enjoy.

Nothing like a bit of misogyny to start us off
Incredible Hulk: Hercules Unleashed, written by Peter David and drawn by Mike Deodato Jr.

The feminism movement takes a bit longer to catch on when you’re thousands of years old. Old god, new tricks, etc.  By the way, Zeus, I think you learned the wrong lesson from your infidelity.

Loki shenanigans
Journey Into Mystery #641, written by Kieron Gillen and drawn by Richard Elson

After Loki got ripped apart by Sentry, he figured a loophole in the whole immortal resurrection thing and came back as a child.  It’s complicated.  But what followed may be one of the most delightful runs in comics.  Child Loki mixed lighthearted humor with insanely complicated adventures added to just the right amount of emotional turmoil.  Do yourself a favor and read it.

Volstagg vs. the robots
Thor: Giant Sized Finale #1, written by Michael Straczynski and drawn by Marko Djurdjevic

Thor’s supporting cast doesn’t get as much credit as they deserve.  And Volstagg, the jolly, chubby one of the Warriors Three, has certainly earned his place in comics.  Thank god robots don’t possess shame, because there’s no getting over being clobbered by an obese, naked god.  If you’re thinking the next page of this comic has the classiest huge schlong joke ever, you totally know it.

Thor realizes he just made a huge mistake
Siege #3, written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Olivier Coipel

The Sentry, one of the few comic book characters with a legitimate mental illness, also happens to be quite possibly the most powerful. Thor never backs down from a fight, but retreating never really figures in when you’re a monster truck on a highway full of Mini Coopers.  I don’t want to brag, but that analogy’ll rock your world with a 101 degree fever.  Anyway, Thor loses.  Badly.

And just because I don’t know where else to put it, here’s a panel from Ultimates #13, volume 1, written by Mark Millar and drawn by Bryan Hitch:

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to pass out.

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