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Best Stuff in Comics This Week: 4-4-16

People often talk about best story arcs, developments, and covers. Here's the other best stuff you might have missed.

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

There may be some tiny spoilers ahead.

Darth Vader #18

Two Words You Don't Want to Hear From Darth Vader

We all know Darth Vader has high standards. If you're tasked to do a job, he expects you do it completely and efficiently. If you ever hear him say these two words, it's pretty much game over for you.

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Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #6

Best Discussion on Superheroes Changing Their Costumes

It makes perfect sense for a superhero to change their costume on occasion. It might be a symbol or a way for people to recognize them, but no one really wants to be forced to wear the same outfit all the time.

On a side note, it might not be too surprising if Tony Stark actually did say "lol" once in a while.

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Best Custom Paint Job for a Supervillain's Van

Kraven the Hunter costume is a little gaudy. You can imagine what his custom painted van might look like. Is it the worst or best paint job?

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Batman and Robin Eternal #26

Best The Empire Strikes Back Reference

The Bat-family has been in the fight of their lives. Just as Harper Row starts making a stand against Mother, Spoiler arrives is one of Harper's shock guns. Seems like the perfect time to quote a Star Wars film.

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All-New X-Men #7

Best Terminator 2 Reference

Cyclops has recently caused big problems for mutant/human relations. Toad, the former member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, has decided to kidnap the young Cyclops who is currently stuck in the present. Toad figures if he takes out the younger version of Cyclops, the problems in the present will be erased. As he contemplates his actions, he starts making references to The Terminator movies.

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Aquaman #50

Best Jaws Reference

Jaws referenced in an Aquaman comic seems like a given. When a strange murder with aquatic themes happens away from the ocean, the Jaws references begin. At least one of the investigators has the class to try to put a stop to them in order to take the situation seriously.

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Judge Dredd #4

Best Advice on Playing With Eyeballs

There are some rules that shouldn't have to be mentioned. Kids should know that mutilating people in order to play with their eyeballs is a no-no. Then again, this is the future in Judge Dredd's world.

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Captain America: Sam Wilson #7

Best "This is Your Life" Moment

Steve Rogers, the original Captain America, recently lost the Super Solider Serum and reverted to his true age. In the middle of a dangerous mission, Steve is reminded of the great moments in life.

As for what happens afterwards, you can read our spoiler recap HERE.

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The Amazing Spider-Man #1.4

Best Reason for Superheroes and Villains to Rethink Costumes

Most superheroes and supervillains wear spandex costumes. It makes it easier for them to move around in their daily activities. The problem is when the weather changes, the regular costume might not be the most ideal outfit. This is something we discussed before and is mentioned in this week's Spider-Man comic.

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Justice League of America #8

Best Reason Supervillains Shouldn't Trust Batman

Sometimes, heroes and villains have to team up to take on a bigger threat. Parasite agreed to help the Justice League out against an evil Kryptonian set to take over the world. Parasite thought he'd get unlimited power for himself but Batman lied.

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Daredevil #5

Most Bizarre Guns

Daredevil has been fighting the crimelord known as Tenfingers. This guy literally has ten fingers on his hand. With that many digits, you might be able to imagine what a gun he might use would look like. Our question is, if it has that many triggers, how many bullets does it fire at once?

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Best Use of Social Media by a Superhero

Daredevil has been working with a new hero calling himself Blindspot. When needing to reach Daredevil and unable to call him directly, Blindspot simply tweeted to his followers and asked them to say three words out loud, in the hopes that Matt Murdock would hear someone deliver the message.

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Back to the Future #6

Best Obvious Secret Lab we Never Thought About

If you've seen the Back to the Future movies, you know the story how Doc Brown built a time machine out of a DeLorean. The thing we never really thought about was, how did Doc build this without Marty knowing about it until he was ready to show him? We know Marty visited Doc's place often. He would've seen the car and Doc's progress. It turns out he had a secret lab where he was able to build the time machine.

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

Be sure to always look for the best stuff and always be sure to do your best at your job so you don't have to hear those two horrifying words, especially if your boss is someone like Darth Vader.