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.
Most Unexpected Return
Grant Ward may no longer be appearing on the television show, but he was recently introduced into the comic universe. Similar to the show, Ward had a dark past with loyalties to HYDRA. Now, he's forgiven as been reinstated into SHIELD since Coulson is on the run.
Best Way to Check if Someone Is an LMD
L.M.D.s (Life Model Decoy) are also being introduced into the Agents of SHIELD television series. In the comics, they often popped up, much to everyone's surprise, taking the place of Nick Fury or another SHIELD agent. When Elektra is put in charge of a SHIELD mission and starts barking strange orders, Mockingbird decides to check if she's an LMD.
It may not be the safest way to check, but it should give you results one way or another.
Best Reason to Reconsider Inviting Wonder Woman to Dinner
Wonder Woman and Batman aren't too familiar with Superman now that the pre-Flashpoint version is around. They're invited to dinner at Lois and Clark's place to get to know each other. Wonder Woman decides to bring a wild boar for the main meal.
Best Silver Age Batman Reference
In 1957's Detective Comics #241, the story dealt with "The Rainbow Batman." Batman needed to distract the crooks and wore different colored costumes each night. Pre-Flashpoint Superman tells this story to the New 52 versions of Batman and Wonder Woman. Batman insists he has no recollection of this moment.
Best List of Fight Moves
For those brushing up on their fighting technique, we see a whole list of different fighting stances in this issue. Obviously, we don't recommend you try these at home, unless you're a trained professional.
Best Use of the Phrase, "I Say Thee Nay!"
Thor is known for declaring, "I say thee nay!" to his fighting opponents. Here, we see fellow Asgardian, Volstagg, use the phrase over and over.
Best Reason Not to Borrow Bullets From Harley
First of all, we don't recommend getting involved in a firefight with anyone. If you're in one with Harley Quinn and you run out of bullets, she has an odd way of trying to lend extra bullets to you.
Best New Bat-Gadget
Batman seems to go through a lot of vehicles. When giant Monster Men attack Gotham City, Batman goes after one in the Bat-plane. It gets damaged, and he ejects. Thankfully, he has a new Bat-glider to safely take him away.
Fiercest and Cutest Threat
Readers can relax. Gabby is still alive. There was a little misunderstanding with Old Man Logan. As she and Laura go their separate way from Logan, Gabby has a few words for him.
Best Reason Role Playing Games May be Perverted
Gert is a little girl that's been trapped in Fairyland for close to thirty years. She's aged, but her body hasn't. She comes across some wizards and witches playing a card game. The commands they issue makes her wonder who came up with the game.
Superhero comics are usually filled with big, bombastic action and adventure. Pretty much every week, we have a Best Hug moment. This week, Tony Stark is reunited with his birth mother. Stark may be a jerk at times, but it's a touching moment.
Best New Security System in Gotham City
We all know about the Bat-signal used to call Batman when there's trouble. Batman now has something in place that is sort of the opposite. When the Monster Men attack, he uses a new Bat-beacon to warn the citizens of Gotham how crazy things are about to get.
Best Alternate Way to Say You're About to Kick Someone's Butt
Sometimes using big words sounds better. Luke Cage and his friends are ready to inflict "copious quantities of pain" on some gluteus maximi.
Best Way to Get Superman to Take a Day Off
Even though Superman can do a lot of amazing things, spending some quiet or fun time with the family can be difficult. He always feels obligated to help those in need. It's the last night of the county fair and he promises to be there for Lois and their son, Jon. To ensure he won't be tempted to fly off, he offers his cape to Lois.
Best Reason Not to Use the "C" Word
Deadpool comes across a strange game of baseball in Central Park. The two teams seemingly consists of Spider-Men and Wolverines from alternate realities. He mistakenly asks if they're all clones. Using this word enrages one of the Wolverines.
Hellboy is a tough individual. When attacked by a big mutated polar bear, he delivers a smashing headbutt to knock it out.
Best Way for Lawyers to be Even More Dangerous
No one wants to face a bunch of lawyers. Now imagine if those lawyers were ninjas too.
Worst Thing to Come Across in the Woods
Taking a hike through nature can be a wonderful and relaxing pastime. When those woods are filled with the xenomorphs, it's likely to be a pretty cruddy time.
Worst Future Vision for a Young Hero
The heroes of the Marvel Universe are fighting each other once again. There's an Inhuman that has and projects visions of the future. During a big battle between Carol Danvers and Tony Stark's 'teams,' another vision is unleashed. Miles Morales will apparently kill Captain America. That's not cool.
That's it for this week. Let us know in the comments below what other Best Stuff you dug this past week. Special thanks to @M0hamadHamidi for his suggestion. 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 the "C" word. It's just not polite.