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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.

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Posted By apokos7

Some pretty sweet moments from Action Comics, Detective Comics and Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps this week.

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Posted By CaptainMarvel4Ever

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

Good news is, I just got my Twitter working, so yeah!... I just, happen to buy this week's pull yesterday so I didn't have time... but next week!

Still though, great selection this week. Cannot wait to read some of these at work, and I'm also curious about Jupiter's Legacy now

Also Harley Quinn and Red Hood have some surprisingly good looking art

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Posted By Chimeroid

oh, what do ya know, another pathetic jab at DC from Marvel. They are really Trumping it out

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Posted By Ambaryerno

So I guess they're completely skipping Best Stuff in Comics for 7/20's books? BOO!

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Posted By CaptainMarvel4Ever

@ambaryerno said:

So I guess they're completely skipping Best Stuff in Comics for 7/20's books? BOO!

Well they were away for Comic-con

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Edited By HighAccuser

That WW bit was pretty great. The art for HJ and the GLC looked really off at times. His leg looks like it's going into his scrotum

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Posted By Ambaryerno

@ambaryerno said:

So I guess they're completely skipping Best Stuff in Comics for 7/20's books? BOO!

Well they were away for Comic-con

They could have done a double edition. :-P

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Posted By CaptainMarvel4Ever

@ambaryerno: The site only has 2 guys to make articles for the whole site, so they're kinda understaffed

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Posted By the_stegman

That picture of Batman smiling filled me with dread and terror.

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Edited By Aros001

I didn't know there was a Rebirth book of Red Hood and the Outlaws. Can anyone tell me who is on the new team? I really hope its not Starfire again, just because her character was not handled well the first time.

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Posted By judasnixon
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Lea Thompson!?!?!

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Posted By JamesSpiring

@ambaryerno: The site only has 2 guys to make articles for the whole site, so they're kinda understaffed

Yes they are. That cannot to be allowed to happen again! By next year, they need to have someone holding the fort. They must have lost some traffic to Comic Book Resources last week, because none of the previews were put up either.

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Posted By apokos7

@aros001: Bizarro and Artemis. The Rebirth one-shot of Red Hood was surprisingly good.

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Posted By Epyon007

I enjoyed the red hood rebirth one shot a lot more than I thought I would.

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Posted By Hound_of_War

Jupiter's Legacy and Circle are the bomb.

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Posted By Doc-Holiday

I loved the issue of Redhood and the Outlaws, the character is developing so well

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Posted By John-PH

Also, Red Hood introduced by holding 2 guns while riding a motocycle

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Posted By TheKinfing

@apokos7 said:

Some pretty sweet moments from Action Comics, Detective Comics and Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps this week.

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Posted By Ivana_Strigidae

I have never seen Jupiter's Legacy before but the art looked intriguing. I might pick that up.

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@epyon007 said:

I enjoyed the red hood rebirth one shot a lot more than I thought I would.

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Posted By EarthsMightiest

Jupiters Legacy really is a sleeper hit, too bad CV is so short staffed the U. Avengers v Ultron/Pym battle is shaping up nicely and would have been a nominee for best battle of the week.

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Posted By Det_BatSuperman

Good ones

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Posted By Jawshco

Nice find in Detective Comics. I didn't even see that. Great as always Tony!

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Posted By Galerion

@ambaryerno: The site only has 2 guys to make articles for the whole site, so they're kinda understaffed

Ah so that's why this site has been so slow and even skipped a lot of news and previews recently. A shame really. I hope they can do something about that in the near future.

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Edited By Iju

batman (and i mean especially batman) and robin smiling, i have to admit, was pretty cool. i like. i would totally have that pic in my room if it was real.