Every week, we take a look at some of the most bizarre, exciting, and downright unique things to happen in comics. Check out our choices below of the strange and wacky things that shouldn't be overlooked from this week's releases.
There may be some tiny spoilers below.
Best Revelation We All Suspected
If you’ve seen Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, you know that Luke’s Uncle Owen wasn’t too fond of Obi-Wan Kenobi. It was never stated why exactly he thought he was a crazy old wizard and didn’t want Luke to hang out with him. In this flashback story, we find out Owen’s true reason for wanting Ben to stay away.
Best Understatement of One’s Abilities
Captain Marvel is part of the newly upgraded Alpha Flight whose job is to now act as Earth’s first line of defense against alien threats. As some aliens prepare to attack, Carol states she’s “very good at punching things.” Clearly she’s more than just “very good” at it.
Best Star Wars Reference
During the alien attack, Puck tries quoting Luke Skywalker’s womp rats line but forgets how exactly it goes.
Most Ominous Conversation
Batman and Joker have essentially had their brains rewritten. They don’t recall their past lives. Bruce Wayne has created a new life and now ponders if he should try to go back to his old life. Running into the man that used to be the Joker, it appears he might know more than he’s letting on.
Best Reason to Have an HR Department
Mystique has been posing as a regular worker in an office to try to obtain information. When she’s discovered, she puts up a fight and makes a reference to reporting this to Human Resources. Trying to fill out this report would be interesting.
Best Description of How Cable Smells
Sabretooth is one of the good guys now. With fellow X-Men teammate, M, the conversation turns to his heightened senses. He mentions she smells better than 80% of the people he’s worked and reveals what Cable actually smells like.
Most Ambitious Recruitment
Sinestro has already made some crazy additions to his Sinestro Corps. His rings are fit for those able to instill great fear upon others. Having already added Black Adam, Superman, and Wonder Woman to help fight a massive threat against Earth, he sends out more rings to add to the members of the Corps.
Best Depiction of a Bad Decision
Scott Lang is trying his best to be a hero. When he thought the world was going to end before the Secret Wars story arc, he had a one night stand with the villain, Beetle. Running into her again, he was determined to stay away and but somehow ended up making another bad decision.
Most Brutal Aftermath of a Fight
Gert was transported to Fairyland when she was a child. She’s been stuck there for close to thirty years and while her mind has aged, she’s still in the body of a child. She recently discovered another child has arrived and her presence threatens Gert’s chances of returning home. They got into a fight and things didn’t go too well for Gert.
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Best The Matrix Reference
What do you do when a city has been exposed to a gas that is influencing them in bad ways? You spray them all with water bottles containing the antidote in a flashy manner.
Best Reason to Reconsider Helping Drax
Drax stopped two aliens that were attacking him and managed to keep one of them alive in order to assist him. When the alien does, Drax’s bonks him on the head since he’s not sure if he can trust him. At least he was polite about it.
Best Use of an Impending Alien Invasion Transmission
Silver Surfer has been traveling the cosmos with Dawn Greenwood of Earth. Planning on returning home to visit her father and sister, they interrupt a group of aliens planning on invading Earth and use their transmission to let Dawn’s family know they’ll be there soon.
Best Comic Character Cameo From Another Publisher
They thought the aliens were defeated but they managed to get some reinforcements to continue their plan. Part of the plan involved taking characters from fiction out of TV shows, books, and even comics. We see the series’ artist, Mike Allred’s character, Madman, make a cameo despite not being a Marvel character.
Best Aliens Disguised as Fiction Characters
When the aliens arrive on Earth, they use the power of all the myths and legends the planet has to offer. Do you recognize all these characters of fiction?
Best Writing on a Chalkboard
Wolverine is teaching a class of mutants at the Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters. On his chalk board, we see all the adjectives used for the various X-Men titles over the years. We also see what Logan thinks about Cyclops (Slim) and Sabretooth.
Best Reaction to Working Retail
Patsy has an idea for a superhero temp agency where heroes can do other jobs for income. In the meantime, she needs a job to make ends meet and is forced to work retail. Someone has to do it, but that doesn’t mean it’s the easiest job to have.
Best Comment About Today’s Readership of Comics
Patsy’s mom wrote stories about her and her friends when she was young. Unfortunately her ‘frenemy’ obtained the rights to the comics and published them. Patsy was recognized while working and was surprised that kids are still reading comics these days.
That's it this week. Let us know in the comments below what other Best Stuff you dug this past week. Special thanks to @djfanco for his suggestions. If you want to participate or felt we missed some other Best Stuff, don't complain, contribute! Especially if you didn't offer any suggestions. Each week you can @reply me on Twitter at @GManFromHeck by Saturdays using the hashtag #BestStuffInComics. We'll give you a shout out and I'll think you're pretty groovy.
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