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Best Stuff in Comics This Week: 7-4-16

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.

Spider-Man/Deadpool #6

Best Reason Not to Carry a Boom Box

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Many people these days are going the retro route when it comes to listening to music. Just be aware, if you start carrying around a giant boom box, some might accuse you of being a time traveler.

Best Illustration of How the X-Men Are Perceived in the Cinematic Universe

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One of the great things about Marvel Comics is the giant, shared universe. It's fantastic to see characters interacting with each other. When Deadpool is on a set for a movie about him, we see the actors portraying the X-Men make a pretty poignant observation.

Best Humorous Movie Parody Poster

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It might be an easy target. We've seen countless jokes and jabs against Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Still, what we see here is enough to make you chuckle.

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #5

Best Interpretation of Batman's View on Fear

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What motivates Batman? We know he has his rules and guidelines when it comes to operating. It turns out fear has a factor in it. During an inner monologue, he discusses how he sees it.

Spider-Man #5

Best Attempt at Stalling a Friend's Mom on the Phone

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Ganke may have done something unacceptable with Miles Morales' secret identity, but when it comes to covering for him when his mom calls, Ganke is the ultimate staller.

Best Question About DC Comics' Rebirth Initiative

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DC Comics is currently running their comics under the Rebirth banner. It's a way to bring the characters back to their core essence. In this Marvel comic, we see someone question the idea of a rebirth.

Darth Vader #22

Best Reason Not to Miss the Subtext

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Doctor Aphra is in a bit of hot water with the Empire. When she's brought in, her crazed assassin droid seems to almost relish her predicament.

Star-Lord #8

Best "Hooked on a Feeling" Reference

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In the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, Star-Lord had Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling" on his mix tape. In this issue, we see an alien beast say, "ooga chaka," which is how the song begins.

Cryptocracy #1

Best Reference to a Comic Writer's Previous Writing Assignment

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Van Jensen's new book at Dark Horse Comics has a character reference the Green Lanterns. Jensen previously wrote Green Lantern Corps.

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #9

Most Appropriate Police Tape in a Superhero Comic Universe

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It's surprising the police in comic book worlds don't actually use tape like this to keep civilians out of the mess caused by supervillains.

Captain America: Steve Rogers #2

Creepiest Bedtime Story

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Red Skull had a Cosmic Cube that gained sentience and believes it's a little girl. Seeing him as a father-figure, Kobik enjoys listening to his bedtime stories. The scene is enough to send shivers down your spine.

Mockingbird #4

Best Signs Outside an Evil Secret Underwater Base

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Mockingbird is on a mission to save Hawkeye. She finds the location and sees an interesting choice of signs outside the underwater base.

Grayson Annual #3

Best Kiss

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Dick Grayson is undercover as Agent 37. He has a run in with Harley Quinn. There's a strange attraction going on. We see the two are fighting each other as well as working together to obtain an evil weapon that's been stolen by a collector. That must have been some kiss.

All-New, All-Different Avengers #11

Best "Go On Without Me" Moment

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We've seen this moment several times when a character tries to make a noble sacrifice. Vision feels he can't go on. The others won't have any of this sort of talk.

Hyperion #4

Best Reason Not to Fight a Hero With Heat Vision in a Maze of Mirrors

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Hyperion is fighting a group of evil circus people. They have him cornered in a maze of mirrors. He angles his heat vision just right to take them out in one shot.

Spider-Gwen Annual #1

Best Reason to Reconsider Taking Another Hero's Look

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Spider-Gwen sometimes teams up with Spider-Ham (long story). It's a little chilly out, and he decides to wear a jacket similar to Gwen's style. She threatens to sue him. She's likely joking, but it's best to avoid any chance of having to go to court.

That's it this week. Let us know in the comments below what other Best Stuff you dug this past week. Thanks to @RorySublett and @thevinomonster 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 avoid using overly obvious signage especially if you work in an underwater evil scientist facility.