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Best Stuff in Comics This Week: 12-19-16

The coolest and funniest moments from this week's comics.

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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 for the strange and wacky things that shouldn't be overlooked from this week's releases.

There may be some tiny spoilers ahead.

The Flash #12

Best Fist Bump

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Barry Allen and Wally West are trying to save the day in a shadow dimension. The only way to defeat the dark forces is with light. They build up some Speed Force energy and give each other a massive fist bump to create an enormous amount of light.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #15

Best Box of Tissues

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A box of tissues is seen sitting on a shelf. "Soft for Thor noses."

Wonder Woman #12

Best Sunset

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You can't spend all your time fighting bad guys. Steve Trevor shares a scenic moment with Wonder Woman.

Deadpool: Back in Black #5

Best Homage Cover

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This Deadpool series has featured a bunch of homages. Set in the past, Deadpool ended up temporarily possessing the Venom symbiote suit after Spider-Man discarded it. The cover features a homage to Todd McFarlane's Spider-Man #1 (and Spider-Man #13).

Suicide Squad #8

Best Reason to Avoid Imprisonment

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You don't get a lot of privacy when you're incarcerated. This is shown when Killer Frost is brought to Belle Reve and they walk past Captain Boomerang's cell.

Gwenpool Holiday Special: Merry Mix-Up #1

Weirdest Holiday

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These days there's pretty much a holiday for everything. Gwenpool's mercenary co-workers tell her about some pretty strange holidays, including Pantsgiving.

Best Reason Not to See Deadpool's Private Life

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Apparently, Deadpool enjoys celebrating Pantsgiving. In the comfort of his home, we see him celebrating the wondrous joys of wearing tight pants.

DC Rebirth Holiday Special #1

Best Return of a Classic Costume

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Superman takes his son Jon to the Fortress of Solitude. His past costumes are on display, including the classic shorts-on-the-outside look.

Totally Awesome Hulk #13

Strangest Team-Up

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Amadeus Cho runs into NBA star, Jeremy Lin. He's soon convinced to participate in a charity basketball game with some monstrous players.

Chimichanga: Sorrow of the World's Worst Face #3

Best Reason Not to Let the Haters Get to You

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Sometimes if you get some hatred spewed upon you, you tend to take it out on others. Instead, Ronny decides to hang out with people that will make him feel good about himself.

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #5

Another Reason to Worry About a Peanut Allergy

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Having an allergic reaction to food is no fun. Besides missing out on various food items, there's the chance you could die. Huntress notices someone they're tracking must be allergic to peanuts and suggest they have a way to kill the guy.

Uncanny Avengers #17

Best Reason to Carry a Body Bag in a Pouch

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What do you do when you defeat an evil force inhabiting a dead body? Luckily for this team of Avengers, Deadpool is there with a body bag he's been carrying around.

Detective Comics #946

Best Reason Batman Should Team Up With Others

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In a flashback scene, Tim Drake discusses the benefits of Batman teaming up and working with others. They could accomplish so much with his training and knowledge.

Power Man and Iron Fist #11

Best Place to Avoid When Being Questioned

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Power Man and Iron Fist are questioning a criminal. He refuses to talk and mentions the good-cop-bad-cop routine won't work. Luke Cage points out they are in the sovereign nation of Foot-to-Ass, and they have some friends that will make sure he starts talking.

DC Rebirth Holiday Special #1

Best Reason Batman May Not Be the World's Greatest Detective

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Detective Chimp pays a visit to Batman, needing his help on a case. Batman refuses to help, stating he's working on his own. Detective Chimp easily manages to solve the case in order to get the Dark Knight to help him.

That's it this week. Let us know in the comments below what other Best Stuff you dug this past week. 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.

Be sure to always look for the best stuff and always be sure to remember to buy plenty of little tight pants for your loved ones during the holiday time of Pantsgiving.