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The Best Stuff In Comics: 8-31-15

This is where we present to you, the other best stuff besides the best covers, best story arcs, and best entertainment system.

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

There may be some teeny tiny spoilers below.


Best Reason to Maybe Become a Vegetarian

Jessica is in the middle of an investigation in a mysterious small town. The entire town seems to be under the control of someone. As she gets close to getting all the answers, she finds herself facing a herd of...Hulk cows.

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Harley Quinn #19

Best Reason to Fear the Spoon

Back at San Diego, Jimmy Palmiotti talked about the why a wooden spoon can be a scary thing. In recent issues of HARLEY QUINN, Harley has formed a Gang of Harleys. A mother of several of the members has tracked them down and isn't too happy about her daughters being exposed to such things...and she has a spoon!

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The One Rule to Follow if you Want to be an Avenger

Things aren't going too well for Scott Lang. He's trying to get by after moving to Miami to try to be closer to his daughter. Now the world's about to end. So what does he end up doing? He breaks the one rule you're not supposed to if you want to be an Avenger.

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Best Commentary on Dick Grayson's Best...Asset

There's a few things Dick Grayson is known for. He was the Boy Wonder. He's highly acrobatic. But, there's one thing that a lot of people have grown to admire. When Dick is fighting someone that somehow looks exactly like him, he gets a chance to see what the fuss is all about.

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Best Use of Daredevil's Billy Club

In the Civil War domain in Battleworld, it's pretty bleak. With all the fighting, Daredevil's billy club has passed hands a couple times. When fighting a slightly zombified Kingpin controlled by Doc Ock's arms, Hawkeye puts the billy club to good use.

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Best Reason Not to Drink Coffee Given by an Evil Corporation

Last issue, Clark, Lois, and Jimmy went undercover to figure out what the evil corporation known as HORDR was up to. When they got there, Jimmy was overjoyed to discover he could get a free caramel latte. This issue, he's paying the price.

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Best Elephant Man Reference

Deadpool always makes light of any situation. After losing his handsome good looks, Janet Van Dyne can't help but cringe. Deadpool uses a line for the famous David Lynch movie.

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If you're not familiar with the movie or story, here's a clip of that scene.


Best Arnold Schwarzenegger/Carl Weathers/Predator Reference

If you've seen Predator, you probably remember the testosterone-filled scene (and handshake) between the two actors. A scene in this week's SPREAD #9 feels like it's channeling that testosterone a little bit.

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If you haven't seen the movie or need a reminder, here's that epic scene.

S.H.I.E.L.D. #9

Best Like Father, Like Son Scene

In a story that takes a look back at an original investigation of Nick Fury and a current one from Phil Coulson into the origins of S.H.I.E.L.D. and how the Directors are chosen, we see a mirror-like image with Nick Fury Jr.

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Best Commentary on Gargamel From the Smurfs

If you've ever watched Smurfs, you know that Gargamel is a really evil guy. For some reason, he has his heart set on eating sentient creatures. It's a little weird. In this month's PREZ, get some thoughts on the character's motives.

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Best Possible New Title for the Good Book

Beth Ross was elected President of the United States through Twitter. When she's getting sworn in, we see the new name for the Bible.

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Best Use of Onomatopoeias

Nothing like a good use of sound effects in a comic to show off the action.

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Best Rival Nickname for A.I.M. (Advanced Ideas Mechanics)

Hank Johnson is your average HYDRA agent. Okay, maybe he's a below average agent. When his wife brings up the subject of getting a nanny to help out with their three kids, a neighbor, working for A.I.M. is mentioned. Hank has a special way to refer to A.I.M. agents.

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Best Reason Not to Pick Up Pens Your Boss Dropped

Hank gets a slight promotion and is reporting to a new boss--Madame Hydra. Looks like things are going to get a little awkward.

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That's it this week. Let us know in the comments below what other Best Stuff you dug this past week. Thanks to @BlueValleyKid, @RyanYoushockMe, and @GreggKatzman . If you want to participate or felt we missed some other Best Stuff, don't complain, 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 always be on your best behavior so you don't have to face the wrath of the wooden spoon!