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The Best Battles In Comics This Week

Fights from JAMES BOND #3, DRAX #2, and HARLEY QUINN/POWER GIRL #6 are featured this week

Comics often feature huge fights with superheroes against supervillains. Sometimes we even have superheroes fighting other superheroes. Get ready to cheer and possibly cringe at the brutal punches being thrown in this week's selection of best battles.

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There will be some spoilers below!

JAMES BOND #3

(By Warren Ellis, Jason Masters, and Guy Major)

The action is cranked up in the third issue of JAMES BOND. James goes after a dangerous crime gang all on his own. Tracking them down to a warehouse, he begins to take them out with his signature style.

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Unfortunately the only way for James to move on in through the door the men just entered through. With one of the bodies slumped against it, James tries opening the door just as more men start coming from another direction.

James moves on and keeps taking out the bad guys.

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James then moves up onto the shelves. This allows him to kick some of the boxes onto the men below as a distraction. While they are distracted, he can then easily take them out.

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He continues to wipe out the rest of the men.

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This isn't even the entire battle. You owe it to yourself to pick up the issue and add this series to your pull list.

DRAX #2

(By CM Punk, Cullen Bunn, Scott Hepburn, and Matt Milla)

When Drax the Destroyer isn't on missions with the Guardians of the Galaxy, he's out hunting for Thanos. When he's not hunting Thanos, he sometimes ends up in a bar. In this particular bar in the middle of nowhere, he runs into Terrax, a former herald of Galactus.

You would think that means these two are going to fight. Terrax has recently decided not to fight unless it was something worth fighting for. Needing some repairs for his ship, Drax overhears some young aliens getting abducted by an alien gang. Drax decides to do the right thing.

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Drax is tough as hell but he's completely outnumbered and surrounded. Luckily for him, he has someone else willing to fight by his side.

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With Terrax fighting, even if he's been drinking, the odds are a little more even. It almost looks like the two are having fun.

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It does look like fighting these guys is simple for these guys. Unfortunately another gang member gets the drop on them with a really big gun. Just as he demands they both stand down, something unexpected happens.

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The alien with a gun explodes thanks to someone. He may be taken care of but the fight's not over yet.

HARLEY QUINN/POWER GIRL #6

(By Justin Gray, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Stephane Roux, Moritat, Elliot Fernandez, Flaviano, and Paul Mounts)

Harley Quinn and Power Girl have been trying to get back home. They've been detoured by Vartox and discover despite his attempt to marry Power Girl, he's already married to an alternate version of her. Power Girl is pretty outraged and disgusted by this and the fact that he has a load of kids. Punching him through a house yields an interesting reaction from Vartox's 'wife.'

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Power Girl tries reasoning about how sexist Vartox is and points out she doesn't even want him. She just wants the teleportation ring so they can get back home. Vartox's wife doesn't care.

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After punching Power Girl again, she turns her attention to Harley.

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Even when Vartox tries protecting Harley, his wife still doesn't care.

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She closes in on Harley but let's not forget Power Girl is still around somewhere. She'll make her way back and the fight will continue. Read the issue to find out how this fight ends.

That's all the time we have for this week. Thanks to dondave for his suggestions!

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What are your top three fights from this latest round of new comics? Support what you love and tell the world below. Also, don't forget to make nominations every week in this thread, especially if you feel we missed a great battle. If you're sad we missed one, speak up next week! You can even make suggestions via Twitter and use the hashtag #CVBattles.

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Posted By deactivated-5a04a566e9ae3

Lazarus had some good stuff this week.

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Posted By DarthAznable

OH SNAP! CM PUNK IS WORKING IN DRAX?! I have to pick it up now.

Bond looks a little too much like Bruce Wayne lol

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Posted By EliteMan737

Awesome

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Posted By Khael

I don't really understand that Power Girl stuff

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Posted By Ultimate_Knight

X-Ray shots from James Bond battle? I have see that before in the Sniper game franchise, and it is not a bad thing, it is great to see it in paper.

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Posted By Ambaryerno

So disappointed the car chase from ANW #3 wasn't on here. The fight with Taskmaster was anticlimactic, but the chase scene was awesome.

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Posted By scavengerFist

Looking at Bond, is he on unlimited ammo or what?

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Posted By gmanfromheck
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Edited By sinikettu

@scavengerfist: Not at all improbable, it's possibly a gun with 12- 21 ammo clip like modern automate pistols tend to be. He makes about 18 shots in those frames.

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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous

I hope Drax gets to use Terrax's axe at some point.

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Posted By justice teen

So power girl can't get a solo, but supergirl can? I find power girl more interesting, but now that she is with Harley I'm slowly loosing interest.

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Posted By GermanComicIdiot

Just 2 issues, but Drax is a hell of a run. GO BUY IT!

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Posted By BulletTimer

Is Drax that weak?

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Posted By serrure

Is Drax that weak?

he shouldnt be. Current Drax is about where Classic Gamora was. hes an 80 Tonner with some insane durability and fighting skills.

he really should be high mid tier

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Posted By FukYouRenchamp

Are you sure thats James Bond, and not Sterling Archer?

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Posted By BulletTimer

@serrure said:
@bullettimer said:

Is Drax that weak?

he shouldnt be. Current Drax is about where Classic Gamora was. hes an 80 Tonner with some insane durability and fighting skills.

he really should be high mid tier

Far from the days when he could at least entertain Thanos in a fight, that's for sure

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Posted By serrure

@serrure said:
@bullettimer said:

Is Drax that weak?

he shouldnt be. Current Drax is about where Classic Gamora was. hes an 80 Tonner with some insane durability and fighting skills.

he really should be high mid tier

Far from the days when he could at least entertain Thanos in a fight, that's for sure

well yeah but that was Classic Drax who had the power gem giving him a huge strength boost.

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Edited By SpectrumUnbound

Look at Power Girls nice rounds ;)

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Posted By Static Shock
"He wasn't readyyyy...." -Kevin Hart voice-

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Posted By zackattack93

Can anyone tell me how terrax is still alive? Didnt he die at the beginning of AvX?

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Posted By LiamDaniels

@zackattack93: You forget one of the biggest unwritten rules of comicbooks. Characters can come back from the dead with little to no explanation for why.

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Posted By CurrentThor2015

@ambaryerno: The fight wasnt anti climactic, because it wasnt going to last the entire issue as Laura outclasses TM, all it took was one stab and a punch, rightfully so too. And I agree the car scene was awesome.

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Posted By Guardiandevil83

@currentthor2015: Outclasses in what? Tony was beating her was until she nearly cut off his entire hand, then she flipped through the air and bought a knee down on her stomach.

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@guardiandevil83: Outclasses him in endurance & senses, also the unbreakable skeleton, he's not gunna break any of her limbs or do any lasting damage due to her healing factor, yes he was hurting her at the start but that wouldnt have been enough to put her down, and we saw all it took to take him down.

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Edited By TheExile285

@justiceteen: Supergirl has a TV show and to a certain extent, has always been more popular than Power Girl. Harley Quinn/Power Girl is a miniseries that is ending with the 6th issue.

I'd recommend the 27 issue Power Girl run from 2009 to 2011 and a few JSA comics staring her. Post Flashpoint stuff with her is pretty bad. I kind of like her adventures with Harley in Harley's solo and HQ/PG but that stuff is pretty short.

Edit: She was also in some of Supergirl's New 52 solo but I don't know if it was good or not.

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Edited By harashkupo

X-Ray shots from James Bond battle? I have see that before in the Sniper game franchise, and it is not a bad thing, it is great to see it in paper.

If you like that then you should definitely check out ACO's work on Midnighter or Sorrentino's GA. They both used x-ray creatively in their books

@guardiandevil83: Outclasses him in endurance & senses, also the unbreakable skeleton, he's not gunna break any of her limbs or do any lasting damage due to her healing factor, yes he was hurting her at the start but that wouldnt have been enough to put her down, and we saw all it took to take him down.

Unless something changed in the 8 month gap, Laura's skeleton has always been normal with only the claws laced in adamantium.

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Posted By CurrentThor2015

@harashkupo: In All New Wolverine #1 Laura was sniped in the head and was fine right after.

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Posted By Guardiandevil83

@currentthor2015: Yeah her endurance is a major hurdle to overcome, you are right about that.

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Posted By Ultimate_Knight

@harashkupo: I will think about it. Thank you for the suggestion.

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Posted By The Impersonator

It's funny that Terrax looks a bit like Darkseid.

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Posted By Ambaryerno

@avenging_knight said:

X-Ray shots from James Bond battle? I have see that before in the Sniper game franchise, and it is not a bad thing, it is great to see it in paper.

If you like that then you should definitely check out ACO's work on Midnighter or Sorrentino's GA. They both used x-ray creatively in their books

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@guardiandevil83: Outclasses him in endurance & senses, also the unbreakable skeleton, he's not gunna break any of her limbs or do any lasting damage due to her healing factor, yes he was hurting her at the start but that wouldnt have been enough to put her down, and we saw all it took to take him down.

Unless something changed in the 8 month gap, Laura's skeleton has always been normal with only the claws laced in adamantium.

Nothing has changed. Her skeleton hasn't been bonded with adamantium (she gets several broken bones while crashing the Predator in issue 1). But that just means her healing factor is even faster than Logan's was, so a few broken bones isn't going to slow her down for long.

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Posted By harashkupo

@avenging_knight:Very cool. Both have great stories and character work and their visuals are beyond amazing.

@ambaryerno:Got no argument on the healing factor. I was just pointing out the bones aspect. Her not having an indestructible skeleton actually shows how hardcore Laura is especially in stuff like Target X.

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Posted By Edstone1

Mr. Bond, I know you have a license to kill but that does not mean you cannot choose to wound. Bad form sir!

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Posted By deactivated-1351355

I'm loving this Drax's series!!!

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Posted By SynCig

I liked but didn't love the first two issues of James Bond but issue 3 was great. One of my favorite books of the week and this fight scene is one of the reasons why. I felt like Ellis was poking fun at Bond too much in the first two issues but he feels like a legit badass in 3. It was able to portray Bond as a badass while still having elements of the insanity that became such a trademark of Bond films for so long. Really looking forward to the next issue.

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Posted By the_stegman

I'm so glad this James Bond title exists. THIS is James Bond, I know people complain that Craig's Bond is too rough, but that's what he is, a killer. This comic shows his brutal nature, just kills fools, no time to flirt with women and wrestle with dudes on the ground.

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Posted By scavengerFist

@sinikettu: @g_man: Sorry, I didn't keep track of the number of shots. Dat art though.

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Posted By sinikettu

@scavengerfist: Yeah, well its a comic not a gun safety guide, so don't worry about it too much and enjoy it for what it is. :)

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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous

I'm so glad this James Bond title exists. THIS is James Bond, I know people complain that Craig's Bond is too rough, but that's what he is, a killer. This comic shows his brutal nature, just kills fools, no time to flirt with women and wrestle with dudes on the ground.

yep yep

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Posted By MajinBlackheart

Can anyone tell me how terrax is still alive? Didnt he die at the beginning of AvX?

It was certainly implied he was killed.

I don't think that is Terrax. At least, I hope that is not Terrax. Terrax is a conqueror and dictator. I can't see him ever turning over a new leaf, nor do I want him to.

I'll keep reading, but I'd rather Terrax be dead than a good guy.

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Posted By Bl00dwerK

I don't have my James Bond 007 #3 yet... :(

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Posted By kingoftheworld
@khael said:

I don't really understand that Power Girl stuff

Neither does DC!

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Posted By Bat_Girl_CC

@khael said:

I don't really understand that Power Girl stuff

Neither does DC!

What does DC understands, exactly? because i really don't know