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The Best Stuff In Comics: 3-2-15

This is where we present to you, the other best stuff besides the best covers, best story arcs, and best order of chips and salsa.

This used to be a VIDEO FEATURE for over one hundred episodes. We've changed the format to a text version as most seem to prefer it this way. And don't forget to take the poll at the end.

Each week we take a look at the other Best Stuff you might have missed...this week.

SPIDER-GWEN #1

Best Way to Take Out the Trash

Spider-Gwen is back in her world and has to deal with one of her enemies. She's not thrilled with the guy but someone has to take out the trash.

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Best Way to Taunt a Villain

Now this isn't a behavior we'd condone, but Gwen needed to get the attention of Vulture. He has a little bit of an ego. Gwen is still young and figured this would work.

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Death from a butt...

BATMAN #39

Best “The Gang’s All Here” Moment

This was a pretty crazy issue. There were a few big things that happened but we won't spoil them here. We do get a pretty interesting and deadly gathering. You might almost feel sorry for whoever has to go up against them all at the same time.

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THOR ANNUAL #1

Best Name for Drinks

Thor has a drinking contest with Mephisto. That's all you really need to know. They do drink some pretty fancy drinks.

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Marvel should totally market and sell those cups as well. Or at least try opening up another themed restaurant.

ALL-NEW X-MEN #38

Best Blurred Out Hand Gesture

Ah, I'm sure you can guess who's arm this is sticking out and what the gesture is supposed to be in this Black Vortex crossover issue.

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Best Clash between a Hammer and a Sword

Who doesn't like a nice epic clash between powerful characters. As some of the heroes are determined to use the Black Vortex to convert others, we get a surprise new player in the mix going up against the transformed Gamora.

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Of course Andrea Sorrentino's are really makes it epic.

GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #4

Most Dramatic Speech

You may have found yourself forced to listen to a long-winded speech before. You'll be welcoming those when you think about possibility of being on the receiving end of this one.

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SPIDER-MAN AND THE X-MEN #3

Best Touching Reaction to the Death of Wolverine

This issue gave us the triumphant return of the X-Babies! Spider-Man does the right thing and informs little Wolvie about what's happened recently.

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QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE #2

Best “We’re On The Same Page” Moment

I don't know about you but I enjoy when a movie or show manages to mention the the title during the program. It's a little cheesy sometimes but has to be done in a clever way. Anyway, some people aren't too happy about Quantum and Woody.

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DEADPOOL #42

Best Name for Guns

Of course Deadpool has names for his guns. Of course he does.

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But it looks like he misspelled one of the names.

Best 'Princess Bride' Reference

Please tell me you've seen the movie and get this reference. Or better yet, please don't tell me if you haven't and don't.

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CATWOMAN #39

Best Kiss

This is the kiss everyone has been talking about and slightly freaking out over. In some ways it makes sense. Also in the context of the overall story, there is still some question over the meaning of the kiss.

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We did ask Genevieve Valentine, the writer about it in our interview with her the other day.

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15

Best Spider-Man vs Spider-Man Moment

The moment we've been waiting for since SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #19. Actually, this is a moment we've been waiting for since Ock got the upper hand over Spidey.

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GOTHAM ACADEMY #5

Best ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Reference

You gotta love Killer Croc. After escaping Arkham Asylum during it's destruction, he's been hiding out beneath the Gotham Academy and some of the students have found him. So he tells them a story when they brought him some food.

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In case you're not sure what he's talking about or what the reference is to or if you've simply forgotten, you can check this out:

SECRET AVENGERS #13

Best Explosions/Singing/Van

This issue has quite a bit going on. I just don't have enough room or time to fully explain what is going on here. You really ought to read it for yourself.

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Best Poll of the Week

Last week the poll dealt with whether or not you've ever been caught singing and dancing in your room or some place. You can check out the rest of the results HERE.

This week, we want to know which drink you'd be willing to try.

(Note: if you get a "session expired" notice, refresh the page).

That's all I came up with this week. Let us know in the comments below what other Best Stuff you dug this past week. Thanks to @djfanco, @simonsezstuff, and @ploiken. You guys are totally fireworks in my book. (Did I use the reference correctly?)

If you want to participate or felt we missed some other Best Stuff, you can @reply me on Twitter at @GManFromHeck by Fridays using the hashtag #BestStuffInComics. We'll give you a shout out and I'll think you're pretty groovy.

Share your thoughts by answering the poll question. Be sure to always look for the best stuff and always be sure to drink responsibly. Especially if you're drinking with some sort of demonic fellow.

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Posted By Teerack

This week was a dud.

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Edited By WarlordEternal

I really don't know why people have been freaking out over the Catwoman kiss.

On a different note I'm also surprised that Killer Croc and Bane could tolerate being next to each other.

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Posted By gmanfromheck
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Edited By Transformers1024

The "Death from a Butt" moment had me laughing.

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Posted By Teerack

@g_man: I just felt like this week was abnormally uneventful, because there was nothing I really felt like talking about this week. /shrug.

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Posted By TimeLordScience

Hasn't Catwoman been having homoerotic relationships for a long time? This seems like a natural progression.

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Posted By CrystalMaster
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Posted By CaptainMarvel4Ever

I gotta start reading Gotham Academy again

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Posted By gmanfromheck
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Posted By superior_prime_maybe

Who's the new Catwoman?

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Posted By webheadcomics

The Bodega Bandit looks like an older Hamburglar

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Posted By WheatStalker

For sure Gwen needs sexier villains, Vulture and Hamburglar, eww. Catwoman kissing a girl is right and natural.

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Posted By CaptainMarvel4Ever

@g_man said:

@teerack: I was just joking with ya.

Oh sure when it's with teerack "It's just joking" but with me it's a straight up attack on my self esteem :'(

Scuse me, I'll just be over here, cryin in the corner, no need to worry.

Yup, that's what I look like
Yup, that's what I look like

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Posted By MadeinBangladesh

The Gamma Slamma

~MiB

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Edited By Iragexcudder

Deadpools firework joke was better

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Posted By Outside_85

I really don't know why people have been freaking out over the Catwoman kiss.

To be honest, I don't get that either.

But on the other hand, people seem less freaked out or upset about this kiss than when Black Widow kissed Rogue to share powers in A+X.

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Posted By FuzzyLittleRodent

Catwoman is bi? Oh, what a surprise!....../s

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Posted By Saren

Wolverine's "snft" is clearly a "snikt" reference, right? That has to be intentional.

The Spectre was pretty awesome in GBM.

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Edited By Crimsonlord53

OH DC you just made a sirens reboot so much more interesting.

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Posted By brinkthemoviemyfavoritemovie

Spider-man telling Lil Wolverine he was going to die was just stupid and made no sense. All it did was make Peter look like a total dick

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Posted By sora_thekey

I really need to read Gotham Academy!

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Posted By Mrfuzzynutz

I want the recipe for the Ultimate Drunkifier please :)

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Posted By Claymore1998

Awesome stuff as always ^_^

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Posted By SpitfirePanda

I want to jump onboard with new Marvel Comics like Spider Gwen, but it feels strange knowing that Secret Wars is just around the corner and everything is going to change.

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Posted By scavengerFist

Great picks! All New X-Men reminds me of Annihilation where Gamora and Ronan also fought.... Guess they did that as a reference. And Spidey vs. SpOck! ^_^

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Edited By Jonny_Anonymous

I feel like Mephisto is the kinda guy that drinks a nice wine spiced with the blood of priest rather than tanking ale like Thor.

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Posted By comicfan11

Cosmic Ray seems to be the most refreshing.

Also best living volcano Karaku, the Volcano God from Aquaman #39

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Posted By XImpossibruX

Catwoman got slapped with the gay card.

Well, she is a very sexual character and a previous prostitute, so it wouldn't be uncommon for her to have some female partners before her thieving days. Then again, if you kept getting rejected by Batman, you would have to switch sides.

First Poison Ivy, Harley and now Catwoman. I wonder who's next on the hit-list.

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Posted By SpitfirePanda

@g_man: I'm not opposed to changes, but ones on this level confuse me a bit. It seems strange to jump into a new series when so much will likely be rewritten soon. Still, it sounds like the new stuff is going to feed into Secret Wars, which really has my interest, so I'll probably pick some of it up.

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Posted By Jbourne_32

So how was cm punk's debut comic book

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Posted By CitizenJP

I love the art for Gotham Academy.

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Edited By lifeofvibe

just found out about the KISS....

if people are freaking out about it, i have one thing to share....

IT IS NOT PERMANENT, CATWOMAN MAY NOT BE PERFECTLY STRAIGHT NOW, BUT IT IS NOT PERMANENT, SO JUST SHUT UP AND SIT THE F*CK DOWN

p.s i know you've been this whole time but you know, just wanted to sound badass like that

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Posted By gmanfromheck

@spitfirepanda: There's no guarantee "EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE." I would imagine with new books like SPIDER-GWEN, ANT-MAN, SILK, ALL-NEW HAWKEYE, etc, they're not going to launch new titles and then change everything. That wouldn't make any sense and I would give Marvel more credit than that. You do have the option of waiting until after Secret Wars begins to see what's happening but I personally think we're not necessarily going to see huge major shake ups or big changes to the status quo for everyone.

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Edited By COBRAMORPH

Well, Bruce can turn any lesbian straight, I guess. But, you already have Batwoman, Rene Montoya, Barbara Gordon, & the OTHER Cat-Lesbian, wonder how long until the girls in Gotham Academy start experimenting, because apperantly there is something in Gotham's water. Why not have made Lana Lang a lesbian, would explain why she & Clark never got together. Or Chloe. Or Lucy Lane. Or Kara Zor-El's constant mood changes could be because she had the Hots for Thara Ak-Var. But of cource Selena is possibly a Lesbian. Because thats what DC through WB does, make a "noise" through the Bat-verse franchise.

Why not have her hook up with Huntress, closest thing to Bruce as a woman.

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Posted By shackle

Maybe I'm just a cynic, but using a character's sexual tendencies or orientation isn't brave, or done with any real attempt at "diversity", regardless of the lip service that claims that it is; in fact, it's pure exploitation, meant to generate buzz and marketing, as blatant as the most risque chain mail bikini in Red Sonja's wardrobe. It's not "character development" any more than a character's hair style is.

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Posted By ComicStooge

Man, I don't why people complain about these new Batman books on the market when they're consistently awesome.

Furthermore, that Thor story looks great.

And if we ever needed another example Spidey is better than Logan, it's 'snft'

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Edited By redwingx

I always knew Catwoman was bisexual. Seriously look at her.

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Posted By nfareed71024

i wonder if cm punk actually came up with that and the killer croc thing was insanely funny lol

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Posted By mak13131313

All great stuff this week! And definitely the Ultimate Drunkifier.

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Posted By gokuss4z

I always thought cat woman went both ways she was flirting up a storm with poison ivy in the arkham city.

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Posted By wolvie010484

Catwoman kiss, one of the best stuff on comics? Really? Its more of a cash-in to a broader audience than anything else.

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Edited By wolvie010484

@outside_85:

I'm not agaisnt equality, don't get me wrong. Equality in it's truest form (which unfortunately there never will be), not the bullshit we have today in society and comics. There is no misrepresentation of LGBT or Female characters since there are over 180 from both Marvel and DC characters that are LBGT.

Why was it more important to announce Selena Kyle as bisexual as oppose to creating a new character that's bisexual?

Why was it more important to announce Selena Kyle as bisexual than to take an establish LGBT character and try to push them?

Let's be honest, they didn't announce it to generate interest for her character because we already knew this. It was for attention and $$!

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Posted By StarBrand1
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@wolvie010484:

do you read catwoman? If you do, and have been following along, then you wouldn't be saying that. Right when i saw it, i had a hunch that this kiss means way more than a simple kiss. The whole book is mobb family themed, i believe that plays into this right here..........

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Posted By SynCig

It seems to me that many of the people that are freaking out over Catwoman being bi are extremely ignorant of the character. She has shown bi-sexual tendencies for a long time. If this is them coming out and just confirming what I have always assumed, then it's not a big deal. I actually don't think any character's sexuality matters as it rarely defines who they are. The more important thing to be talking about with Catwoman is that her series is actually good again. Something we haven't been able to say for a long time.

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Posted By Aros001

Spider-man telling Lil Wolverine he was going to die was just stupid and made no sense. All it did was make Peter look like a total dick

I thought that he just told Lil Wolverine that the regular Wolverine died, not that he was going to die.

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Posted By GalacticFork

I loved the "death from a butt" bit in Spider-Gwen, but wow, that was a whole LOT of vandalism from a superhero. Not the best way win over the city. Also her dad knows she's Spider-Woman...

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