[[quoteright:330:[[Webcomic/{{XKCD}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/beatpanels.png]]]]
[-[[caption-width-right:330:''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}''[='s=] [[http://xkcd.com/141/ parody]] of ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'' sets the record for number of awkward-pause panels in one strip (previously held by ''Achewood'').]]-]

-->-- '''Yelling Bird''', ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent''

A silent panel in sequential art. Usually the next-to-last panel in a serialized comic strip, since it approximates the comedic pause before a punchline.

Particularly efficient comic artists may [[IdenticalPanelGag copy and paste adjacent panels]], since the point of the BeatPanel is usually that the characters are frozen in contemplation. Another variation is to have ''two'' beat panels, with just a quizzical change of expression in the second to show a character's confusion (more likely to happen in a four-panel strip than a three-panel strip). It can also be [[OddShapedPanel unusually long]] to indicate a long beat.

Compare SilentSceneryPanel. A {{Beat}} is the (un)spoken version. Not to be confused with NarrativeBeats.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'':
** The manga of uses these a ''lot'', often at the end of the comic when the gag is a lack of action. These usually translate to (often hilarious) stretches of awkward silence in the anime. One of the more memorable ones:
--->Panel 1: '''Chiyo:''' Oh, Sakaki, you're here already! It'll be an hour before the others get here!\\
Panel 2: '''Sakaki:''' It's okay... I'll wait outside... with [[BigFriendlyDog Mr. Tadakichi]]...\\
Panels 3 and 4: ''[the same image of Sakaki, perfectly content, sitting under a tree with Mr. Tadakichi]''
** An example of how they translate this: in the anime, during the same scene, the camera stays focused on Sakaki as ''every other main character'' walks into Chiyo's house.
* ''Manga/{{Witchcraft}}'':
** This {{Hentai}} manga uses it to great comedic effect. Kagami is trying to get Kaoru to relax so she can effectively hypnotize him (Mildly {{NSFW}} text):
--> [[spoiler: '''Kagami:''' Well, the easiest way is that relaxed state right after ejaculation. All right, ejaculate.]]\\
[[spoiler: '''Kaoru:''' Right...]]\\
[[spoiler:''[{{beat panel}}]'']]\\
[[spoiler: '''Kaoru:''' ... ... Ejaculate?]]\\
[[spoiler: '''Kagami:''' Yes.]]\\
[[spoiler: '''Kaoru:''' You mean where it ... squirts out?]]\\
[[spoiler: '''Kagami:''' That's right. Now hurry up.]]
** Later in the same comic, [[spoiler:Sara hypnotizes Kaoru into "raping" Megumi as punishment for Megumi's HeelFaceTurn. Several {{BeatPanel}}s with Sara looking [[SweatDrop increasingly distressed]] and a caption of "thirty minutes later" with nobody feeling particularly punished, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Sara finally tells them to cut it out]]]].
* Happens in ''LightNovel/{{Corsair}}'' manga, where the princess of a powerful pirate group finally announces to her family that she intends to wed their {{mysterious|Past}} and [[DudeLooksLikeALady very pretty]] [[TheStrategist strategist]], [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Kanale (or Canale... Or Kanare... take your pick)]]. Cue their [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority right-hand]] MasterSwordsman, Ayase, who [[TheStoic rarely shows any emotion at all]], speak the following:
--> '''Ayase''': I never said I approved (of you choosing Kanale). In fact there's another problem before all this: Kanale already belongs to me.\\
''[the silence goes on for multiple panels]''
* There's one early on in the ''Manga/BattleRoyale'' manga. Shuya asks Noriko how she can trust him so easily. She says "You didn't peek at my panties." Cue the ellipsis and possibly the only funny moment in the story.
* ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub'' probably sets a record. The last chapter contains the same BeatPanel ''eight times'' across multiple pages. It underscores how dramatic the moment is; the implication is that the moment was practically endless for all watching.
* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'': In ''Spotlight: Trailcutter'', Whirl uses three identical Beat Panels to "imitate" Tailcutter's "grotesque Forcefield Face." Whirl is a faceless Empurata victim.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Creator/ChristopherPriestComics might well be the TropeCodifier. ComicBook/QuantumAndWoody, Comicbook/BlackPanther, and pretty much everything else he wrote were rife with beat panels. The impressive thing was that as often as he used them, they never got stale or overdone; he knew exactly when and where to use them.
* The Keith Giffen/J. M. [=DeMatteis=] comedy incarnation of ''Franchise/{{Justice League|ofAmerica}}'' used this all the time, sometimes featuring entire Beat ''Pages''.
* J.M. [=DeMatteis=]'s run on ''Spectacular ComicBook/SpiderMan'' featured a beat page -- but it wasn't funny, rather it was one of the creepiest pages ever seen in a comic book.
* Used excessively in ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'', then {{Lampshaded}} when the main character gets his comics signed by an artist who comments on his use of copying and pasting panels.
* In the comic ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', after Beast Boy asked Raven to go with him on a "[[NotADate not-a-date]]", there was a beat panel before Raven said "Let's go".
* In an ''[[Comicbook/IronMan Invincible Iron Man]]'' issue, Pepper Potts admits to Maria Hill that she slept with Tony. A shocked Maria Hill admits that she also slept with Tony a few days before Potts. Follows a succession of panels with both looking shocked, each at each other, and then each looking down, visibly angry. After that, Hill mutters a simple "Tony Stark. Tony [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] Stark."
* One of the traditions of a super team crossover is having a few B-List (or even major) villains crash the headquarters seeking revenge, then a beat panel as they realize there are [[OhCrap quite a few more super heroes than they expected.]]
* Creator/PeterDavid enjoys regular use of these. The Madrox mini-series contained a number of examples.
* In ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'', Scott asks Wallace what the website for Amazon.ca is. Wallace gets his beat panel with a dumbfounded look and a series of ellipses and responds ".... Amazon.ca".
* During the Creator/JossWhedon run on ''ComicBook/AstonishingXMen'', the morning after Peter Rasputin and Kitty Pryde [[TheyDo finally make love]], they meet with Wolverine in the kitchen. Two beat panels follow; one where Wolverine looks at Peter, and one where he looks at Kitty. He then returns to his breakfast, muttering, "'Bout time."
* Two separate pages of these in the ''[[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries Twilight Sparkle Micro Series]]'' issue, indicating the awkward silence between Jade and Twilight during their meals.
* Creator/KevinMaguire specializes in multi-panel closeups of characters [[{{Corpsing}} trying not to break down in laughter.]]
* A noticeable, though not exactly comedic, example occurs in ''ComicBook/TheWickedAndTheDivine''. Annie tells the cops not to follow her, immediately turns into Badb and threatens them, and then dissolves into crows. After that happens, everybody stares at where she was standing for a moment before a total riot breaks out.
* Creator/BrianMichaelBendis is fond of using beat panels. One example in ''Invincible Iron Man'' has Tony Stark holding out his hand for Doctor Strange to high-five him for four panels before the Sorcerer Supreme reluctantly gives in, prompting Stark to shout "Awesome facial hair bros" to Strange's dismay.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Pretty much every comic has used this at some point. It's been around since the early days of comics, but it really took off in the '60s and '70s, when a new generation of cartoonists raised on films and television sought to make their comics more cinematic. ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' is often credited with popularizing the beat, and it remains one of the most frequent users of this trope.
* A comic strip by Creator/DavidLynch was almost entirely made up of beat panels. The [[CutAndPasteComic same ones]]. For ten years.
* ''ComicStrip/LifeInHell'' occasionally uses these to an extreme. Matt Groening refers to these as "all those Akbar and Jeff strips where they stare at each other." Keep in mind there were often dozens of panels to a page.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Herman}}'' used this panel often, and sometimes so many at once that only one panel had any dialogue in it.
* Interestingly, ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' occasionally pulled this off in a one-panel strip. The visual was some awkward situation, while the punchline came in the caption.
* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] as well as demonstrated in this ''ComicStrip/BarneyAndClyde'' strip seen [[http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/8d6c63008d05012ee3c400163e41dd5b here]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', due to its manga-like cutscenes, is a rare VideoGame example. The game has this exchange in week three with several Beat Panels
-->'''Beat:''' We ain't treading on thin ice! Shibuya's not cold enough for ice!\\
'''Uzuki:''' .....\\
'''Kariya:''' .....\\
'''Neku:''' .....
** What really sells this is that all three of the people after Beat's comment are a DeadpanSnarker ensemble, and ''[[SarcasmFailure none of them have a comeback to that]]''.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' has quite a few moments where everyone sits in silence after what the witness has just said.
-->'''Phoenix:''' .....\\
'''Edgeworth:''' .....\\
'''Judge:''' .....\\
'''Everyone Else:''' .....

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* [[http://www.2pstart.com/ 2P START!]] features the mighty April Fools Day comic known as [[http://www.2pstart.com/2010/04/01/a-conversation/ A Conversation]], which may just be one of the tallest strips in existence due to the sheer number of beat panels it contains.
--->"It's a trifecta. The comic tests the site's bandwidth, your patience, and my sanity."
* In ''Webcomic/AMomentOfPeace'' there are three entire pages of "Awkward Pause" following Ito's [[http://www.amomentofpeace.net/index.php?num=135 declaration of love]].
* ''Webcomic/Project0'' interestingly enough on [[http://www.centralcitytower.com/2010/02/new-installment.html page 8]] of part 1.1 and [[http://www.centralcitytower.com/2010/02/continuing-where-we-left-off-we-present.html page 8]] of part 1.2.
* Refined into an art by ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'' except that it usually happens in the final panel to highlight an awkward silence or just something bizarre getting a bewildered reaction. [[http://achewood.com/index.php?date=05232006 Here is a good example for you to enjoy]].
** Parodied by ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/141/ in this tribute]].
** Taken to comedic extremes [[http://achewood.com/index.php?date=02142005 here]].
* Used often in ''Webcomic/TheOptimist'' to represent [[http://the-opt.com/?p=24 listening]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=25 waiting]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=14 pausing to consider]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=12 watching TV]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=7 drawing]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=942 consideration & reconsideration]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=421 boiling with rage]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=30 waiting for acknowledgement]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=1314 disbelief]], and [[http://the-opt.com/?p=3186 scowling]].
* ''Webcomic/AdorableDesolation'' uses the BeatPanel often, two examples are [[http://adorabledesolation.comicgenesis.com/d/20090202.html here]] and [[http://adorabledesolation.comicgenesis.com/d/20090126.html here]]
* Lampshaded in [[http://ansemretort.org/ansemretort/index.html?comic=574 this]] ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'' strip.
* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' is famous for the third panel pause. [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/index.php?date=030513 Naturally]], it gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] ([[TropeName along with one of the author's more common comic formulae]]) in the course of the comic.
** Especially [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/index.php?date=011201 this strip]], which had a three-panel pause.
* [[http://www.brawlinthefamily.com/?p=927 This]] ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' comic.
* ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' uses this, frequently. Very frequently.
** [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/2030/ This strip]] is the most consecutive beat panels in a comic found so far. (If you can't figure it out: [[spoiler:Use the horizontal scrollbar.]])
* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'': Click here for [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0249.html possibly the best beat panel, ever.]]
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0233.html Here's another, concerning D&D grappling rules.]]
** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0317.html And then, the Ultimate Beat Panel]]
** [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0318.html Followed by an onslaught of beat panels.]]
* ''Webcomic/DeathToTheExtremist'' uses this ''constantly.'' Often taken UpToEleven with comics like [[http://dtecomic.com/?n=3 this]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Dystopia}}'' [[http://www.dystopia-game.com/wiki/index.php?title=Avv%27s_Comics_-_Miswired demonstrates Medium's new reflex upgrades]].
* Happens rather frequently in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''. A prime example is [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2009/01/06/episode-1079-verbal-flanking/ here]].
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' uses this when Grace explains [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-07-08 the plan]] to cure Elliot of his [[GenderBender problem]].
** Also, Tedd [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-05-27 and the spilled barrel of exposition]], Nanase [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-07-24 talking about Ellen with Susan]]. Grace [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2005-02-14 realizing she had to break her "morphing moratorium"]], Ellen [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2007-01-19 coming back to Earth]] and [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2008-09-03 informed]] of the Elliot's [[GenderBender upcoming powers]] and "Man Engulfs Food" [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-05-12 looking at dining Grace]].
** Once [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2002-04-03 turned into gag in its own right]].
--->And now, by popular demand, Jeremy, the creature nature never intended '''in his own comic!!!!!!!!'''
** [[http://www.elgoonishshive.com/?date=2011-10-14 "Maybe you just think a woman can't be physically strong without turning into a man."]]
--->'''Gary:''' Oh, I'm terribly sorry! I didn't mean to be rude, it's just I used to think you didn't want to go on a second date with me because I was too geeky.\\
''[beat panel]''\\
'''Nanase:''' Yes, it was entirely because I was a lesbian.\\
'''Gary:''' Phew! Well, ain't that a boost for my fragile ego!
** [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2013-04-05 This page]] is composed mostly of beat panels. It opens with Elliot sitting on the couch in a shocked pose due to his realization that [[spoiler: Sarah is like a sister to him.]] He breaks pose slightly to make a quick phone call to Ellen, and then promptly returns to his prior shocked pose.
* ''[[http://www.flyingmanandfriends.com Flying Man and Friends]]'' alternates between having the beat panel at [[http://www.flyingmanandfriends.com/?p=171 the end of the strip]] and having it [[http://www.flyingmanandfriends.com/?p=240 somewhere in the middle]].
* ''Webcomic/FollyAndInnovation'' does this [[http://follyandinnovation.com/2010/04/o-holy-night-batman/ on occasion]]
* ''[[http://www.agameoffools.com A Game of Fools]]'' uses them quite a bit.
* Likewise, ''Webcomic/GarfieldMinusGarfield'' seems to thrive on the beat panel.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' manages [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070709 two in a row with different responses]]. Another one, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20030910 courtesy of Sleipnir O'Hara]].
** A RunningGag with characters realizing what they just said -- [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080314 Moloch]], [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090504 Agatha]] and [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20091014 Tarvek]].
** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080801 Here]] and [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20091009 here]] it's an unspoken punchline.
** When Gil and Captain Vole discuss the false Heterodyne heir.
-->'''Vole''': De pipple of Mechanicsburg vould ''not'' ekcept [shutting down Castle Heterodyne] as proof dot she iz a Heterodyne.
-->'''Gil''': No, neither would my father.
-->'''Vole''':...not unless she danced nekked through de ruins vile trying to shoot down de moon, turned all de tourists into monsters--and den built a very dangerous fountain out of sausages.
-->'''Gil''': [[RefugeInAudacity Well... yes, that goes without saying.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' does this sometimes. The best example is probably Minmax [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/03032010/ here]].
* ''Webcomic/HeadTrip'' doubles up on the beat panels in [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20080915.html this strip]] because, well, as that particular chapter of ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Breaking Dawn]]'' put it, "There Are No Words For This".
** Also, [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20081006.html this]]:
--->'''[[TheAdjectivalSuperhero Hot Topic Avenger]]''': The acceptable pause for a punchline has passed, meaning either you're ''serious'' or you ''suck'' at telling a ''joke''.
** And [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20100414.html this]].
** [[http://headtripcomics.comicgenesis.com/d/20070723.html Another]] double beat panel when Mal "[[{{Troll}} cheers up]]" a chat room full of FanDumb.
** Mal is ''[[http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20110221.html good]]'' at causing this.
* Used in full by ''Webcomic/HelloEarthling'', and regularly too. Perhaps the most abusive example on this trope is [[http://www.helloearthling.co.uk/?strip_id=26 here]].
* ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' does this [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1763.html very often]].
** [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1840.html Another strip]] has a NewsPost in which Morgan-Mar explains that he tried to avoid it (putting the silent panel earlier), but it just wasn't funny.
** [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1926.html Another one does three]]- and a LampshadeHanging. [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1934.html The "Shakespeare" strip after that]] is entirely Beat Panels, possibly going for OverlyLongGag.
** Inverted [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1950.html here]], with the 3rd panel the only one with dialog.
** Dare I suggest that [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2168.html here]], he's going for an entire beat -strip-?
** Taken UpToEleven: why have ''a'' beat panel, when you can have [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/3088.html five]]?
* Creator/MattGroening's ''ComicStrip/LifeInHell'' uses these quite a lot, especially in the strips featuring Akbar and Jeff. [[http://yourfaceisanadvert.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/jeff-and-akbar11.jpg Here]] is a typical example.
* [[http://www.megatokyo.com/index.php?strip_id=535 Here]] is a HeroicBSOD version from ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}''.
** You don't have to go far to see this version: the [[http://www.megatokyo.com/index.php?strip_id=1 very first strip]] also has a Beat Panel.
** [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/886 Three times]] [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/887 in a row]], two of those double panels.
* ''Webcomic/MyMiddleNamesAdventure'' has been employing this since the [[http://www.doublepuma.com/adventure/comic/0001 first]] strip.
** But most notably in strips with Amed. [[http://www.doublepuma.com/adventure/comic/0009/]]
* The readers of ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' refer to this as the "Silent Penultimate Panel". [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic_plus/series.php?view=archive&chapter=29025 Here's]] a double example (fourth strip down).
** this is specifically when the next-to-last panel is the one that is the BeatPanel. Done often enough that one of the regular readers of ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}} Director's Cut'' maintains a running total.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has a lot. "[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0303.html It seems unlikely]]". [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0482.html More good news]]. "[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0781.html How cute!]]" And a double [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0250.html when Roy x Miko ship sinks for good]].
** The prequel book ''On The Origins Of [=PCs=]'' had a page with eight of these in a row, culminating in an outburst. [[ItMakesSenseInContext It fit the situation perfectly]].
* There is an absolutely ''epic'' final panel beat in [[http://www.partiallyclips.com/pclipslite.php?id=1391&c=1# strip this]] ''Webcomic/PartiallyClips'' strip.
* [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2001/4/18/ Nice little parody]] in ''Webcomic/PennyArcade''.
** Elsewhere: [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2003/01/13 played straight]]!
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1557 uses]] [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1677 them]] [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1773 all]] [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3050 the]] [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3052 time]]
** [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1280 This]] filler strip has two of them, and LampshadeHanging.
* ''Webcomic/{{Realfield}}'' frequently subverts this by removing the punchline altogether. [[http://juannavarro.wordpress.com/2007/12/21/realfield-like-lasagna-too/ Trust me, it's funny.]]
* ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' has its share of beat panels. Like with [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=334 Kat looking at Art's art]] and [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=335 the next comic]], [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=465 this]] or [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=584 Iron-Pip]], [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=593 Art and colleague]] or [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=653 this]], with poor Kat... And now [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=681 Art and Pip]]. Later, with Hilary and [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=796 her foxy "new contact"]].
** Also, [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=515 used as a punchline]].
** Or, one of squirrel girls [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=701 notices]] [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=699 Martian Trash Cans]] hunting for Art --
--->'''Violet:''' ''[panically]'' [[BuffySpeak A bad, floaty, shooty, tinny thing is being bad]] upstairs!\\
''[squirrel girls look at each other]''\\
'''[[HiveMind All four]]:''' ''[[[MuggingTheMonster gleefully]]'' ♥ ♥ '''''[[MadScientist Field test!]]''''' ♥ ♥
** And in the same vein as the above, a [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=704 couple strips later]].
--->'''Kat:''' Scarlet?! What are you wearing?\\
'''Scarlet:''' [[PoweredArmor Soopa soots]].\\
'''Kat:''' You built them just now?\\
'''Amber:''' Nuh-uh. We've been working on them since the giant bug incident.\\
'''Kat and Art:''' ''What'' giant bug incident?!\\
'''Amber:''' Oooh...
* In [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2005/comic/book-2-pulls-the-drama-tag/05-faztivus/gordon/ this]] ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' strip, when Franchise/{{Batman}} is left without an opportunity to complete his StealthHiBye, he gets two panels to come up with an alternate solution.
* Beaten to [[http://thesketchy.com/ic/tag/beat-panel absolute death]] in ''Webcomic/SketchComedy''.
* A fancomic called ''[[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Sonic_College/index.php?p=454381 Sonic College]]'' did this with three.
* ''Webcomic/LightningMadeOfOwls'' gota [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/owls/?comic=188 Beet Panel.]]
* ''Webcomic/SquareRootOfMinusGarfield'' does this [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=10 here]] with reference to this page, and comment that ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' might not use it enough.
** The comic likes to experiment with these, the most notable one being the ''27 beat panels'' in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1253 We Got the Beat(s)]].
** Then there's [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=462 Garfield Plus Beats in the Beat Panel]], where a video game-related strip is edited to put [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic three]] [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou different]] [[VideoGame/EternalSonata Beats]] in the beat panel.
* ''Webcomic/StickmanAndCube'' does this often, usually when one of the characters does or says something incredibly bone-headed.
* Ruben Bolling's ''Webcomic/TomTheDancingBug'' mocked this trope mercilessly, with a strip that claimed that "the more silent reaction panels before the punchline, the funnier it is!", demonstrating by showing a strip with one beat panel, two beat panels and ''100'' beat panels [[OverlyLongGag (which was, in fact, hilarious)]].
* ''Lots'' of these in ''Webcomic/{{Vexxarr}}'': [[http://www.vexxarr.com/archive.php?seldate=070405 when]] a Minionbot finally wraps its mind around [[HumansAreWarriors some inclinations of the humanity]]. And [[http://www.vexxarr.com/archive.php?seldate=120505 again]]. And [[http://www.vexxarr.com/archive.php?seldate=020608 this]].
* [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=183 This]] ''Webcomic/VGCats'' comic has six beat panels. The extended silence is probably a measure of Leo's dimwittedness.
** He almost gets it about halfway through.
*** Also, the last panel [[ShoutOut seems to be]] a reference to the end of the seventies remake of ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.
* Used in [[http://xninjared.deviantart.com/art/What-a-Man-would-do-for-a-Girl-162055287 this comic]] after the girl had a bit of a FridgeLogic.
* Creator/{{Humon}} uses beat panels to hilarious effect in [[Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld all]] [[Webcomic/{{Niels}} of]] [[Webcomic/LoveAndTentacles her]] [[Webcomic/ManalaNextDoor webcomics]]. Some of the funniest ones:
** [[http://satwcomic.com/it-s-complicated It's Complicated]]
** [[http://nielsg.com/just-visiting-2 Just Visiting]] (NSFW)
** [[http://nielsg.com/the-big-cover-up The Big Cover Up]]
* Appears a few times in ''Webcomic/{{Harkovast}}'' during the more light hearted moments, especially on this [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Harkovast/index.php?p=735366 page]] where it actually happens twice in succession.
* [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF026-Butterflies.jpg Butterflies]] in ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship''.
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' has [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=62 unimpressed Annie]]. And [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=856 two more]] with highly unimpressed Kat. A [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=478 double beat panel]] punchline, and later ''[[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=862 triple]]'' beat panel, the scenes in question entirely justifying this much.
* [[http://www.amazingsuperpowers.com/2007/12/telephone-call/ Here]], thanks to the ''Webcomic/AmazingSuperPowers'' of a SplitScreenPhoneCall.
* Lampshaded through the fourth wall in [[http://www.retailcomic.com/?p=4134 ''Retail'']].
* ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'':
** In the [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/39/ re-acquaintance]] of The Princess and White Knight.
** Roxy gets a [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-7-74/ magnificent one]] when she realizes she's standing [[spoiler:right next to lit dynamite]].
* ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'':
** A [[http://yafgc.net/comic/0471-the-tomb-of-temshutep/ good one]] when MonsterAdventurers meet "HereThereBeDragons".
** [[hhttp://yafgc.net/comic/0561-the-kings-other-epiphany/ King Eric's "OTHER epiphany"]] combines it with [[FacePalm another kind]] of "[[DopeSlap beat]]" in the same panel.
* ''Webcomic/TheKAMics'' [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/4771258/ Has]] [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/4772298/ done]] [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/4790116/ this]] [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/4803092/ a number]] [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/5293042/ of times]], [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/4772300/ sometimes]] [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/4999434/ as punchlines]] [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/5012226/ or inverted.]]
* ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'' has... uh... [[http://exterminatusnow.co.uk/2006-10-06/comic/bukawk-eee/oh-thank-gods/ this]] (see the previous page for explanation). And a [[http://exterminatusnow.co.uk/2008-05-31/comic/mort-to-it-than-zombies/discerning-the-wicked-from-the-pure-of-heart/ beat panel with punchline silent panel]].
* ''Webcomic/TheExtremelyPostModernAdventuresOfFlintAndHinawa'' revolves around having two or even three beat panels between the setup and the usually oddball punchline. This is used to the extreme in [[http://local-static1.forum-files.fobby.net/forum_attachments/0023/2741/flintandhinawa6.gif Comic #6]], where [[spoiler: the beat just continues right to the end without a punchline.]]
* [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/a-negative-influence/ This]] strip of ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' uses beat panels in a rather creepy way. Pay attention to the light from the window.
** The comic seems fond of the traditional use of this trope as well. It occurs most often when [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/whereitcamefrom/ Monica suddenly realizes something]], but [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/all-my-life/ other]] [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/whowhatwhere/ characters]] [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/sainthood/ aren't]] [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/ohigetit/ immune]].
* ''Webcomic/MiscellaneousError'' uses a beat panel in an early comic.
* ''Webcomic/{{Fans}}'' recently used beat panels(and other silent panels) in an innovative way in the arc "[[http://www.faans.com/crossover/ Crossover]]", which involves an attack on a crossword-fans convention. Each of the 18 pages has six square frames, with periodic beat panels, and each beat panel is framed in a thick black outline. As the final page displays, when all the panels are arranged in order, they form a crossword panel, with each beat panel as a black space, and the first letter in each of the other panels is used in the crossword solution.
* ''Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff'' does this all the time [[StylisticSuck in a highly exaggerated manner]].
** ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' proper finally gets ''four'' beat panels (a lot for a comic that usually has one panel on each page) when Gamzee prototypes [[JokeCharacter Equius]] into Dirk's sprite and causes a highly-anticipated awkward moment.
* This webcomic [[http://mind-numbinglyboringwebcomic.smackjeeves.com/comics/1403290/prologue/]] consists entirely of beat panels in the first comic. But what do you expect from a comic called "The Mind-numbingly Boring Webcomic"? It appears to get better and actually funny in the next actual comic, but who knows how it will proceed.
* A [[http://www.sexdrugsandjunecleaver.com/2010/01/18/anni/ Sex, Drugs, and June Cleaver]] strip uses two consecutive beat panels ''as the punchline''.
* ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' has one [[RhetoricalRequestBlunder while checking for an answer to]] a [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_766.php rhetorical question]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Savestate}}'', an epic beat panel comes in the [[http://www.savestatecomic.com/2015/10/halloween-2015/ Halloween 2015]] strip. Rick shows up so they can go to a Halloween party, and when he responds to a question about his costume with "Rick", Kade and Nicole look at each other with genuine concern. He explains he means Rick as in ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''.
-->'''Nicole:''' Oh, okay. I thought we might have to drop you off at the psychiatric ward.
* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' got a few good ones such as [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2011-03-13 when the main cast tries to "zap back" Tangerine]].
* ''Webcomic/OHumanStar'' has plenty of these, but especially [[http://ohumanstar.com/chapter-1-page-26/ here.]]
* Creator/ShamusYoung, writer of the webcomics ''Webcomic/DMOfTheRings'', was pretty proud of himself when he used [[http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1042 three consecutive beat panels]]. It worked very well.
* Used every now and again in ''[[{{Webcomic/Morphe}} morphE]]'' to build an awkward moment. [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1938513/chapter-3-page-39-arts-and-crafts/ One moment in particular took up more than half the update for the gag.]]
* The first three panels in this ''Webcomic/LadiesInWaiting'' [[http://www.ladiesinwaitingcomic.co.uk/comic/231115/ strip]] are all beat panels.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* There's [[http://penultimate-panel.blogspot.com/ a blog]] devoted to watching for the silent penultimate panel.
* Another final panel beat example from [[http://encyclopediadramatica.se/DOUBLE_NIGGER this]] hacked ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' comic ({{NSFW}}).
* [[http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=garfield_sucks A vicious parody of beat panels,]] courtesy of [[Website/TheBestPageInTheUniverse Maddox.]] This in spite of how, as is noted elsewhere on this page, ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' [[ShallowParody rarely ever uses beat panels]].