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Best Battles in New Comics: 5/22/15

This week, we're featuring fights from SECRET WARS BATTLEWORLD #1, ARCHIE VS PREDATOR #2, and AVENGERS WORLD #21.

It's that time of the week. Time to look at the latest edition of Best Battles in New Comics. Comics often feature big battles with superheroes fighting supervillains. Sometimes we even have superheroes fighting other superheroes. Get ready to cheer and possibly cringe at the brutal punches being thrown.

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There were so many good fights this week. It was tough to narrow it down to just three...

SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD #1

With Secret Wars underway, the new Battleworld is a mix of different versions of characters in separate regions all ruled by one person/god. What we find here is Doctor Strange has attached his soul to Punisher for a certain reason. Punisher has been crossing borders and has a few familiar yet different character chasing him.

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The Four have been sent to bring him in. Punisher knows what that means. He's also not one to go without a fight. Add in Doctor Strange, we have a whole new sort of Punisher on our hands.

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Apparently Frank Castle is a Jon Bon Jovi fan.

When Hulk takes his shot at Punisher, Frank might feel a little bad but still does the only thing he can.

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It looks like Frank's handling the situation pretty well. There is still Ghost Rider and Wolverine to deal with.

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You'll want to read the issue yourself to see how this fight goes. The fight might not be exactly as you think it would.

ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR #2

The first issue did deliver some deaths as a Predator now has made its way to Riverdale. While the gang witnesses an extremely brutal killing right in front of them, they try to get to safety. Betty tells Veronica she thinks she knows what's going on and who could help--Sabrina Spellman.

Unfortunately, things go really really badly for Sabrina.

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That's bad but maybe not completely fatal, right? She's a witch. Maybe she could come up with a spell to help with this wound.

Nope. She won't get that opportunity.

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Poor Sabrina. Looks like loyal Salem won't just stand around for this. Remember, he used to be a warlock himself. But then, he has been banished to the form of a cat.

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This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are other deaths throughout the issue. We are talking about a Predator.

AVENGERS WORLD #21

I'll be honest, this might not have been one of the absolute biggest battles this week. It is one that's been long overdue and one we've been itching to see. With Namor betraying the Illuminati and working with the Cabal, we see him start to turn the tables on them.

Who would dare stand up to Thanos?

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Namor's tough. But this is Thanos we're talking about.

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The fight quickly comes to an end. Namor didn't really have a chance in this situation.

Is this the end for Namor?

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Why is he smiling? We'd tell you but we're out of time!

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What are your top three fights from this latest round of new comics? Support what you love and tell the world below. Also, don't forget to make nominations every week in this thread, especially if you feel we missed a great battle. You can even make suggestions via Twitter and use the hashtag #CVBattles.

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Edited By TheNaughtyTitan

Namor is so damned inconsistent nowadays, not too long ago he was said to not hit as hard as Ben Grimm and now he makes the mad titan bleed more than he bled when he got hit by warrior madness Thor with the power gem.

(edit) also him making thanos bleed is PIS.

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Posted By TheDandyMan

That Battleworld fight looks awesome.

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Posted By MasterKungFu

awesome

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Edited By Teerack

I want more of the Solider Supreme.

I also really enjoyed Shang Chi kicking some butt in Masters of Kung Fu.

I'm sure next month we will get to see the greatest fight of all-time(get it like as in all-father).

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Posted By Hegemon

Namor is so damned inconsistent nowadays, not too long ago he was said to not hit as hard as Ben Grimm and now he makes the mad titan bleed more than he bled when he got hit by warrior madness Thor with the power gem.

Namor is powerful Aye.

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Posted By ComicStooge

Best week ever.

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Posted By Tyger

I want Namor to be a credible threat again...

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Edited By Vivide

Talk about a bad nerf for Sabrina

Edit: Namor is bae

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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous
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Edited By Teerack

@jonny_anonymous: Eh wasn't one of the best fights that series has had. Was over pretty instantly.

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Posted By Queso6p4

I'm far too behind on recent books but this was great to read again. Thanks!

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Posted By Cloakx14

Punisher as Dr. Strange is f*ckin bada**.

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Posted By rocketraccoonthingy

@cloakx14 said:

Punisher as Dr. Strange is f*ckin bada**.

Oh! So that's why looked a bit bloated.

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Posted By laflux

Pretty pissed of Namor made Thanos bled with his punches.

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Posted By SirFizzWhizz

Thanos is inconsistent.

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Posted By GalacticFork

Man, Sabrina's spine is really thick. It's even wider than her neck.

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Posted By killraven4334

Namor is so damned inconsistent nowadays, not too long ago he was said to not hit as hard as Ben Grimm and now he makes the mad titan bleed more than he bled when he got hit by warrior madness Thor with the power gem.

(edit) also him making thanos bleed is PIS.

Namor has always been top tier when hydrated, Thor has never gone warrior madness, and certainly not with the power gem, gonna need canon scans if your going to make claims like that.

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Posted By Nightway

Is it weird I'm satisfied with Sabrina dying?

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Posted By Namor_Curry

MY NINJA NAMORRRRR

Finally, when I defend Namor in the Battle Forum I'll have recent scans. Sick of everyone saying he's not as tough as he was initially. This kind of durability is incredible. He passes New-52 Arthur in durability and strength most definitely. Namor made Thanos bleed with his fists like Arthur made Darkseid bleed with his trident. This is incredible. Roll atlantis rooollll

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Posted By HandOfPrometheus

That Archie one is disturbing.

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Posted By Ambaryerno

Maybe I'm missing something having not read the issue, but why on earth would a Predator attack Riverdale? They're not just your run of the mill slasher film killer; they have a code of honor and only seek out prey that actively fights back (IE; no targeting civilians unless they're stupid enough to attack HIM first, they won't kill pregnant women, etc.).

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Edited By dondave

How is Convergence 7 not here?

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Posted By dondave

@laflux: I was at first but Hickman later wrote that punching Thanos broke all the bones in his hand, so I'm not to fussed.

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Edited By HolySerpent

Man I feel sorry for Namor.

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Posted By gmanfromheck

@ambaryerno: it's explained in this issue and the first.

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Posted By Claymore1998

Finally we see Dr. Strange against hulk where he is not bound by morals. As a big fan of Steven I loved it ^_^

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Posted By AtheistKnowledge

@claymore1998: It's funny how he had to revert him to Banner to actually kill him though.

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Posted By scavengerFist

Finally we see Dr. Strange against hulk where he is not bound by morals. As a big fan of Steven I loved it ^_^

Heh Punisher Supreme going all-out. I like it.

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Posted By gmanfromheck

@dondave said:

How is Convergence 7 not here?

I felt it only had one decent two-page spread of everyone fighting everyone. Then some random decent panels of Deimos (who?) fighting Telos. The only really cool thing, in my opinion was when a certain green-clad character stepped in. But that would be kinda spoilery for issue. The idea is to find a great battle that has enough for 3 or 4 pages/panels without giving away the entire issue (I want people to buy comics and keep the industry alive, etc).

Also, not a single person recommended CONVERGENCE or any Convergence issues.

And finally, we also encourage people to post what they felt was their favorite battles.

What are your top three fights from this latest round of new comics? Support what you love and tell the world below. Also, don't forget to make nominations every week in this thread, especially if you feel we missed a great battle. You can even make suggestions via Twitter and use the hashtag #CVBattles.

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Posted By gmanfromheck

@teerack said:

@jonny_anonymous: Eh wasn't one of the best fights that series has had. Was over pretty instantly.

I agree. Too short. I loved the image but it needed to have a little more oomph to be able to be here.

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Posted By Claymore1998

@atheistknowledge: well you would expect that I mean Hulk has to be way too durable for Stephen to turn into dust.

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Posted By AtheistKnowledge

@claymore1998: Probably, it kinda goes against their history a bit. I mean think of all the times Strange has had to take care of an rampaging Hulk and because of his morals he would never really harm him so he either tried to contain him or BFR him as a lest resort... If only he said "calm" it would have pretty much ended every tamper tantrum Hulk had lol. We would never even had the Crossroads storyline.

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Posted By Nefarious

The Archie vs Predator is not a battle. It is a slaughterhouse. They had no chance not even the cat.

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Posted By DrEvil702

@teerack: Hey, what story is this from? Why the hell does Odin use a minigun and is it magical in any way? ??? I love it ,but I'm so confused! !

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Posted By ia0delond

@atheistknowledge: I guess sharing a body with Frank Castle affects him in some way.

I wonder if this story will have consequences in Inferno.

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Posted By Spykat

Namor is so damned inconsistent nowadays, not too long ago he was said to not hit as hard as Ben Grimm and now he makes the mad titan bleed more than he bled when he got hit by warrior madness Thor with the power gem.

(edit) also him making thanos bleed is PIS.

For the record tho, that was not Warrior Madness Thor -- just a Thor driven nuts by the Mind Valkyrie -- a manifestation of the insanity brought on by Thor's identity manipulations thruout the years.

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Posted By TheNaughtyTitan

@spykat:

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Thanos Sourcebook. I think this may be a inconsistency because in the ark I am not sure if he was stated to be under warrior madness... Hmm.

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Edited By RexWing

@g_man: The Convergence battle, and actually all convergence battles for that matter, this week were quite poor. Probably a good choice not including them! That Battleword scene is dope though!

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Posted By ThorOdinson24

@thenaughtytitan: Thor wasn't under warrior madness Odin says it is not true warrior madness.

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Posted By 98115

I like the hulk but seeing punisher/strange deal with him like that was awesome.

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Posted By TheNaughtyTitan

@thenaughtytitan: Thor wasn't under warrior madness Odin says it is not true warrior madness.

I am aware of this... but for some reason it is stated in multiple places that he was under warrior madness.

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Posted By unBREAKable_Fs4

Weird seeing Thanos bleed from someone like Namor.

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Posted By BlackLegRaph

Punisher Strange is pretty awesome.

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Posted By Incursion
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Posted By valiscalled

Was really hoping to see the MODOK fight. That was the most hilarious thing in comics this week and one of the reasons I am loving Secret Wars