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Best Stuff in Comics This Week: 8-1-16

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.

Detective Comics #937

Best Picture to Have at Your Cubicle

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Batman's investigating what the mysterious group known as the Colony is up to. He comes across a work station, and you can see the group is fascinated by him. A picture from Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns is next to the computer.

Captain America: Steve Rogers #3

Best Reason Not to Question the Functionality of Cap's New Shield

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Since Sam Wilson is currently using Captain America's old shield, Steve Rogers has a new one. When Taskmaster questioned the shape of the new one and it not being aerodynamic, Cap demonstrated a new function.

Deathstroke #20

Best Way to Disarm a Foe

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When you're talking about Deathstroke disarming an enemy, are you really surprised he makes it literal?

Old Man Logan #9

Best Reason Not to Mess with Wolverine

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Logan was trying to work undercover in his old identity of Patch. His informant just figured he was an old man with a price on his head and tried betraying him. Logan shows him why that's not the best idea.

Wonder Woman #3

Best Comment on Love and Hate

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Wonder Woman sought out Cheetah for help. There's some animosity between the two. Wonder Woman tries enforcing the point that they were friends before.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #10

Best Indication Tony Stark Doesn't Understand Irony

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Using an Alanis Morissette reference, Tony Stark's reply to Squirrel Girl's text shows he either was trying to be witty or he doesn't quite understand irony.

Best Classic Superman Reference

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In the old days, civilians in comics would be surprised when Superman flew overhead. They'd exclaim, "Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!" Poor Gary the reporter doesn't seem very observant when he mistakes Squirrel Girl for a bird. What the heck, Gary?

Jupiter's Legacy 2 #2

Best Use of Mathematics in a Superhero Battle

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How do you attack a foe that can read your mind from half a mile away? Very carefully. Using trigonometry, right triangles, etc. can be a big help too in determining the proper angle and distance to attack from.

Strangest Psychic Prison Construct

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If you're going to trap a powerful foe inside a psychic construct, do you really need a reason to have included a cat with guns riding a unicorn?

Uncanny Avengers #11

Best Way for a Villain to Stop a Speedster

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The Avengers are trying to put a stop to Ultron/Hank Pym's evil plans. Quicksilver tries to speed up to him. It turns out to be a big mistake. Must resist the urge to say, "Oh snap!"

Harley Quinn #30

Strangest Audience Attending a Movie

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This issue starts out with Harley and friends at the movie theater. Sitting behind them is an interesting collection of other characters. Surely this must be a dream or something, right?

Howard the Duck #9

Strangest, But Most Fitting Guest Appearance

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Lea Thompson guest stars in an issue titled, "Lea Thompson Needs Help." Thompson starred in the 1986 Howard the Duck film. It turns out in the Marvel Universe, she has a problem and has been dreaming of Howard. Since Howard is a private investigator, she's hoping he'll be able to help her out.

Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth #1

Best Proof That Batman Knows how to Smile

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Jason Todd is thinking back to his time as Batman's partner. We see a flashback to a moment Alfred wanted to capture on film. Batman wanted to pose in a serious manner. Looks like Jason manage to make him crack a smile.

Civil War II: Choosing Sides #3

Strangest Attempt to Increase Productivity in the Workplace

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J. Jonah Jameson is currently running the Fact Channel. When an employee is struggling to make a point about targeting certain demographics, Jameson doesn't have much patience. He makes a mandate to his employees to talk faster.

Most Gorgeous Setting for a Shootout

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Nick Fury Jr. is after important information since he's been targeted for death. When his next lead chooses to run instead of answering questions, Fury has no choice but to shoot. You have to admire the backdrop for this violent moment.

Hal Jordan and the Green Lanterns #1

Most Heroic Stance

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Hal Jordan knows how to make an entrance. As he swoops in, he's in a perfect heroic pose.

Titans #1

Worst Magician Ever

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At a kid's birthday party, we see a pretty bad magician calling himself Mr. Hocus Pocus. The kids aren't happy with his performance. Then he has a fainting spell which leads to even bigger problems. Wait until you see who this magician really is.

Mockingbird #5

Best Reason to Always Know What You're Really Eating

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There's a zombie-type outbreak at a S.H.I.E.L.D. medical facility. When Bobbi Morse explains to Miles Morales that the government uses bodies donated to Science, he immediately wonders if that's where sloppy joes come from.

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 know where your sloppy joes are coming from.