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 ahead.
Best Literal Team and Superhero Names
She-Hulk comes meets Nico, a member of the Runaways. She-Hulk tries calling them out on having such a literal team name, but Nico throws the fact that She-Hulk's name is pretty literal as well right back in her face.
Best Use of Kryptonite
Superman has been suffering from having his powers reduced. He discovered that a layer of cells in his body mutated, and he is unable to absorb power from Earth's yellow sun. (You can read more about this here). He uses Kryptonite to kill off those cells and surprisingly becomes powered up in a new way.
Best Reason to Have X-Men on an Avengers Team
The Avengers Unity Squad is looking for the Red Skull. Human Torch, Rogue, Deadpool, and Cable board a private ship full of members of the criminal underworld. Johnny Storm asks nicely for information on Red Skull's whereabouts. When they refuse to offer any assistance, he lets the others ask in their own special way.
Best Way for Deadpool to Exit a Hovering Jet
After they found out where Red Skull's bank is, they fly over there. As they exit their jet, Deadpool does so while riding a motorcycle. Rogue actually asks Johnny why he's on a bike. Johnny replies, "It's weird, right? How we don't even talk about this stuff anymore?"
Best/Grossest Use of a Crowbar
Crowbars have popped up in the DC Universe from time to time. Midnighter brought one along with him while trying to steal back a deadly weapon the Suicide Squad stole. When a speedster is sent after him, using the brain inside his head to calculate every outcome in the fight, he uses the crowbar against the runner's Achilles' heel.
Best Group of Worst X-Men
You might agree or disagree with this selection.
This series has focused on Bailey Hoskins, the worst X-Man ever. Bailey has the ability to explode--once. After he explodes, he's dead. Jumping forward in time a bit, we see a gathering with assigned seating. Bailey has to sit at the table with the other worst X-Men.
Best Explanation for Why Heroes Never Really Age
One of the new mutants Bailey met has the ability to change reality. She explains to Bailey how she's used her powers to keep the heroes of the world young.
Weirdest Attire for a Romantic Dinner
Best Way to Hurt Spider-Man’s Feelings
Spider-Man likes to make a lot of jokes and witty comments. His banter is often used as a distraction technique while fighting his opponents. The problem is, Spider-Man isn't always funny. We all know people that think they're really funny. The best way to hurt their feelings is to let them know.
Note: Comic Vine doesn't encourage the hurting of your friends' feelings.
Best Magazine for Cheetah to Read in a Waiting Room
Cheetah is one of Wonder Woman's biggest enemies. What does she read while waiting in a waiting room? Cat Fancy, of course.
Best Reason to Wear Clean Underwear Under Your Superhero Costume
Silk has the ability to weave her own costume from her webs. She and Spider-Man accidentally traveled back in time. In the middle of a fight, her powers started to fade. She immediately was hoping to herself she was wearing clean underwear.
Best Reason Superheroes Need Watches
Being a superhero isn't easy. Imagine being a hero as a teenager. You have other responsibilities like homework and curfews to worry about. This is a good reason to try to incorporate a watch into your superhero costume.
Best Reason to Leave a Happy Environment
In the future, a manmade virus is killing humanity. The salvation possibly lies in the blood of young Daisy Ogami. Her android bodyguard, Ito, put her in a safe place while he gathered some intel. When it was time to go, Daisy didn't want to leave the happy home. Ito made a good point why she had to go with him.
Best PC Term for a Living Cartoon
What's the deal with Slapstick? Basically, he's a living cartoon. He has a more politically correct way of describing himself.
Best Pink Floyd Reference
Hopefully you're familiar with the Pink Floyd song, "Goodbye Blue Sky" off their 1979 album, The Wall. The song starts out with some birds chirping and a little child saying, "Look mummy, there's an aeroplane up in the sky." (Listen to it here).
On the first page of this issue, a little kid comments on an astronaut in the sky.
Best Long Lost Skywalker Descendent
We all know Star Wars took place "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..." It turns out Harvey Bullock knows a lot about space. Jim Gordon (in his Batman suit) refers to Harvey as "Harvey Skywalker."
Best Thing to Bring Into a Waterlogged Space Room Reminiscent of a 1970s Sci-fi Horror Film
When exploring weird places out in space, you want to make sure you're always wearing the proper attire. One agent wishes they wore their mukluks but was told he wouldn't need them.
Best Look at a Head of State
What's it like to hold a Head of State in the palm of your hand? It's pretty gross apparently.
Best “Hello, My Name is” Nametag
I don't know about you, but I hate those "Hello, my name is..." nametags. Imagine seeing this guy wearing one.
Best Reaction to Having Bleeding Eyes
As the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange goes through some really bizarre situations. When it's noticed his eyes are bleeding, his reaction is pretty calm.
Best Reaction to an Almost Deadly Landing
Have you ever flown while it was snowing? You can't help but wonder what the landing will be like. Now imagine landing in an arctic location and the plane is headed right for the edge of a cliff. This reaction pretty much sums up what you'd be feeling.
Best Reaction to an Unexpected Arrival
War Machine is investigating one of Tony Stark's buildings for him. He comes across a cleaning lady and startles her. Her reaction is pretty priceless.
Best Question about Mister Fantastic and the Rest of the Fantastic Four
Even if you read the final issue of Secret Wars, you might still be wondering where Reed Richards and the rest of the Fantastic Four are. It turns out the Thing and writer Chip Zdarsky don't even know where he's at.
Best Description of a Bad Smell
As a superhero, you know you're going to have to fight all sorts of crazy villains. The only thing worse than fighting a supervillain is fighting a stinky supervillain. Miles Morales has a good way of describing his stench.
Best Hidden Discovery
As mentioned way back at the beginning, there will be spoilers.
In the future of the DC Universe, the heroes were pretty much all killed by Brother EYE, including the Justice League. We see Terry McGinnis' little brother make a startling discovery in the remains of the Justice League Watchtower.
Best Reason Not to Call Your Spouse at Work
Sometimes you get a call from your spouse while you're in the middle of a big project. It's not convenient, but you also don't want to be rude. Imagine being married to a superhero and trying to call them while they're working.
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 and @mak13131313 for their 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.
Be sure to always look for the best stuff and always be sure to always wear clean underwear under whatever outfit you might wear as part of your everyday activities.