Best Stuff in Comics This Week: 10-17-16

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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.

Suicide Squad #4

Best 'Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place' Situation

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The Suicide Squad are on a disastrous mission. It's what they do. Harley Quinn points out how they're stuck between two deadly situations.

Best Attempt to Touch Your Nose With Your Tongue

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What does Harley do on her way to her next mission to pass the time? One thing she does is try to touch her nose with her tongue.

The Clone Conspiracy #1

Best Reason to Not Want to be Friends With Spider-Man

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Spider-Man has often mentioned the "Parker Luck" when things go bad. It gets even worse for his friends and loved ones. So many close to Peter Parker have died. Time to start avoiding Peter.

Best Summary of Our Thoughts About Clones

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The Clone Saga had potential to be a really cool story. It quickly got out of hand and was met with some disdain by readers. Spider-Man's been plagued by clones time and time again. When coming across another, he says what we're all pretty much thinking while reading.

All Star Batman #3

Best Addition to Batman's Gloves

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Batman's been showing off some new gadgets in this series. While dealing with the brutal KGBeast, he unleashes his Bat Knuckles against him.

Best H.P. Lovecraft Reference

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Bruce Wayne mentions a home for struggling children he attended as a child to Duke Thomas. The place was located in Innsmouth which is a town H.P. Lovecraft invented and often referenced in his stories.

The Unbelievable Gwenpool #7

Best Reason Not to Take Selfies

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Gwenpool took credit for defeating some aliens and took a selfie with them. The other aliens weren't too happy and retaliated against her. It appears they turned Gwen into a pig.

Don't worry. Things aren't always as they appear. Gwen's okay.

Deathstroke #4

Best Reason Not to Want Deathstroke as Your Father

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Dads can do a lot of embarrassing things. It's part of the job. Deathstroke apparently likes to lounge around naked except for his gun holster. You can imagine how disturbing this must have been for his daughter, Rose.

Reborn #1

Best 'Life Flashing Before Your Eyes' Moment

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Mark Millar and Greg Capullo have created a new series with an interesting look at death. Based on the title, you can imagine what might be involved. Capullo's art shines as one of the character faces her final moments.

Scooby Apocalypse #6

Best Foreboding Transformation of a Classic Character

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Everyone loved Scrappy-Doo, right? Perhaps not. He has quite a grudge against Scooby. Because of the experimentation done on them, Scrappy is able to transform into a more humanoid form and is on the hunt for Scooby.

Power Man and Iron Fist #9

Best Reason to Be Careful With Your Choice of Words

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Songbird is carrying Mockingbird as they fly to the rescue. Songbird mentions not being used to flying with the extra weight. Mockingbird wonders if she's body-shaming her.

Detective Comics #942

Best Example of a Disturbed Villain

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Hugo Strange has a disturbing fascination with Batman. His latest scheme involved turning dead bodies into devastating Monster Men. When Batman tracks him down, he discovers the doctor dressed in his costume on a makeshift throne.

Howard the Duck #11

Best Way to Stop a Deadly Rampaging Robot

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Is it possible to resist rubbing a cat's belly when they're lounging in the sun? Not even a reprogrammed Sentinel can resist.

New Super-Man #4

Worst Paper Cut Ever

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Paper cuts can be the worst. Despite how bad of one you may have experienced, Folding Paper Man unleashes the ultimate paper cut against an unsuspecting guard.

Thunderbolts #6

Best Bob and Doug McKenzie Reference

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The Thunderbolts are hiding out in the Arctic. Atlas and Mach-IX decide to head to a nearby town for a beer run. As part of their cover story, they use Bob and Doug McKenzie's first names for their identities.

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #6

Best Space Pants

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Sinestro was one of the greatest Green Lanterns and is the fearful leader of the Sinestro Corps. What does he wear while lounging around? He wears space pants. This skintight apparel must show off his out-of-this-world rear end. Let's just hope it doesn't have our solar system on it with a certain planet placed on his rear.

Chimichanga: Sorrow of the World's Worst Face #1

Best Apollo Creed Reference

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Lula, the little bearded girl, explains to the monstrous Chimichanga the importance of hygiene and uses an Apollo Creed quote.

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 @kingdomenic 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 carefully consider your hygiene. No one wants to be around a stinker.

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#1 Posted by HighAccuser (9696 posts) - - Show Bio

Sinestro is pretty buff. Wonder what his workout regimen entails. Unless he's been getting great exercise from banging Lyssa Drak 24/7.

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#2 Posted by Ambaryerno (514 posts) - - Show Bio

Wish they would double-up when they miss a week.

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#3 Posted by Aros001 (3803 posts) - - Show Bio

So did JJ senior actually die or what happened?

Also, great creepy image of Hugo Strange.

Also also, I did not notice Deathstroke was naked until it was pointed out. What the hell, Slade?

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#5 Posted by Darkmount1 (1535 posts) - - Show Bio

Man, SCTV barely gets referenced in anything, so props to Jim Zub! That in-joke's a real beauty, eh?

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#6 Posted by Blue Son (794 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm going to say it before anyone else... the new Scrappy-Do looks AWESOME!

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#7 Edited by spiderhyphenman (110 posts) - - Show Bio

@aros001: Yeah JJ sr. is gone in a really good ASM 19.

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#8 Posted by Doc-Holiday (3850 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel continues to bore and annoy me. I am so glad I stopped reading it a while ago. "Are you trying to body-shame me?" Really marvel? Are you going to come out with a super fat female hero soon to try and be even more "progressive"?


I was going to see Dr. Strange in theaters but Marvel may lose me as a fan forever at this rate.

I am just waiting for them to create a characters whose career is as a blogger on tumblr or maybe someone who rather than fights crime, fights trolls on the internet and constantly asks people "Did you just assume my gender!?" or screams "America has rape culture!"

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#9 Posted by JamesSpiring (996 posts) - - Show Bio

Abe's current identity in Thunderbolts is Mach X, not Mach IX.

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#10 Posted by Phil-Collins (10 posts) - - Show Bio

where's Negan losing Lucille?

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#11 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (18212 posts) - - Show Bio

@blue_son: yeah. He looks like a less monstrous version of the one from the live action movie.

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#12 Posted by spiderhyphenman (110 posts) - - Show Bio
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@doc-holiday: I don't know what else to say.

You dropped marvel comics.....Good for you!

Doctor Strange is a movie from the MCU that has nothing to do with MU.

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#13 Posted by galacticshrub (122 posts) - - Show Bio

Wish they would double-up when they miss a week.

Yeah, is it me, or has this site been slim on the content in the last few weeks? There hasn't been a review posted since September. At least we have plenty of previews, including lots of Japanese hentai books... :/

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#14 Edited by Doc-Holiday (3850 posts) - - Show Bio

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@doc-holiday: I don't know what else to say.

You dropped marvel comics.....Good for you!

Doctor Strange is a movie from the MCU that has nothing to do with MU.

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You didn't have to say anything, my comments were not directed at you specifically but towards Marvel. I merely expressed my lack of interest in Marvel as a comic company.

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#16 Posted by RaunJisto (480 posts) - - Show Bio

Glad to see I wasn't alone with wondering about Sinestro's space pants.

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#17 Posted by HighAccuser (9696 posts) - - Show Bio

As a straight man, I would wanna see how big Slade is.

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#18 Posted by phoenixdiamond616 (1866 posts) - - Show Bio

As a straight man, I would wanna see how big Slade is.

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#19 Posted by Blues32 (117 posts) - - Show Bio

@doc-holiday: You mean Big Bertha of the Great Lake Avengers? Great Lake Champions? Great Lake X-Men?

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#20 Edited by SynCig (1105 posts) - - Show Bio

@galacticshrub: It's been a lot longer than a few weeks. All we get these days are previews, shared content from Gamespot, and Best Stuff most of the time. Idk what the deal is behind the scenes but the site has definitely changed focus and it kind of breaks my heart. This was a vital site for me when I first got into comics. There was tons of comics talk and articles. Now there is very little. I have to go to Reddit to get my comics discussion fix now. I'm sure it has to do with getting traffic for the site and keeping things cost effective so it can continue so I don't blame Tony or Mat but I can't help but feel disappointed with this direction for Comicvine.

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#21 Edited by deactivated-5b3ffc872a35d (289 posts) - - Show Bio

That's a holster on Deathstroke? Looks 100% like a baby carrier...looks almost as dumb as "bat knuckles" like...where do they come from? They come straight out of his knuckles like Wolverine's claws.

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#23 Posted by Jgames (8426 posts) - - Show Bio

So someone did rewatch the first scooby doo movie, good to know. Also funny enough the comic book for the most part was relatable and grounded somewhat as they went into Velma past and anti social personality, then went to scrappy doo in have that happen lol XD.

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#24 Posted by Anjon (120 posts) - - Show Bio

Can someone please tell Marvel that poking fun of their Spider-Man teams' lack of creatively doesn't somehow excuse it? Why do they keep trying to draw from the same Spider-clone well every single time? It's like they're constantly telling the same joke at a party and not realizing that we're laughing at them, not with them.

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#25 Posted by bloggerboy (896 posts) - - Show Bio

Hugo Strange looks cool & creepy.

Sinestro's been taking steroids, I see. And he's with Lyssa. Thought he didn't have time for that. Then again I haven't read Green Lantern in ages.

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#26 Posted by galacticshrub (122 posts) - - Show Bio

@syncig: I hear you. This was site was the first thing for me to come close to filling the void left by Wizard magazine, but it seems the direction has changed quite a bit since Gamespot got involved. It sucks because most of the other "comic book sites" I've found are pretty mediocre at best, and this site was the one that stood out to me as a cut above the rest.

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#27 Posted by SynCig (1105 posts) - - Show Bio

@galacticshrub: For sure. This site was always better than the others because it was mostly about comic books. Ed Brubaker (I think?) even tweeted about how comic book sites are 90% not comics. I get that articles about the TV shows and movies are going to draw traffic but comicvine used to have a much better balance.

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#28 Posted by D9000 (1637 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol, that Deathstroke image really reminds me of Archer.

Without any context that Scooby apacolypse image is a real wtf moment.