There’s a crazy amount of comics released each week. Here’s a look at some of the strangest, coolest, and funniest things you might have missed in last week’s comics. These examples should give you more of a reason to pick up these titles at your local comic shop. You can also find more current and past examples on the Best Stuff Instagram page.
There may be some minor spoilers below.
Captain Marvel #1
Best Reason Why Having A Friend In Space Could Be Annoying
You’ve likely known someone in school who said they had a girlfriend only you’ve never met her. Why? Because she supposedly lives in Canada. Jessica Drew tells Carol Danver, that’s basically what it was like when she was living in space with Alpha Flight.
Harley Quinn #57
Best Reminder You Shouldn’t Be Using The Word Boss A Certain Way
There used to be a time when people would exclaim something was “boss” if they thought it was really cool. Some people might still use the word that way. When a Tamaranean says it, Harley immediately calls her on it.
Best Example That Batman Knows Everything And Is The World’s Greatest Detective
While investigating a murder, Batman notices a strand of dyed hair. He shows off his skills by commenting on the colors and style. Of course he would know this information. Batman knows everything.
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1
Best Reason Superheroes Should Carefully Choose Their Costume Emblems
Spider-Man manages to save a father and daughter when their van starts falling off a bridge. The little girl sees the spider on Spidey’s chest and tries to squish it. Clearly she thinks she’s returning the favor and saving the Webslinger from a spider crawling on his chest.
Best Advantage Of Having Web-Swinging Powers
In case you weren’t aware, Peter Parker and Mary Jane have gotten back together. Using his abilities, he takes her to the top of the Chrysler Building for a romantic breakfast with a gorgeous view.
Young Justice #1
Best Long-Awaited Return Of A Team
They may not be officially and completely back, but when an inter-dimensional attack happens in Metropolis and certain young heroes happen to be in close proximity, it definitely means Young Justice is back.
Most Cheerful, Pint-Sized, Killing Machine This Week
Gabby, X-23’s clone and “younger sister” may have all of Laura’s abilities and skills, but she’s so darn cute and happy when using them.
Best Way To Ensure You Won’t Be The Victim Of A Mindwipe
When a former inmate at Arkham Asylum tries explaining the big space adventure he and Deathstroke went on, along with a bunch of other villains, the question comes up as to why no one remembers what happens. He mentions they were mindwiped but is prepared against this action by keeping tinfoil in his speedos.
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #40
Best X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills Homage
If you’re read (and love) the classic X-Men story by Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson, you should immediately recognize the image of William Stryker calling Nightcrawler a monster seen on the front page of the Daily Bugle.
Curse Of The Brimstone #10
Best Captain America Moment In A DC Comic
Steve Rogers has said, “I can do this all day” when standing up to bullies. This same thing happens in a flashback scene with Joe and Annie Chamberlain when she stands up for her brother.
Uncanny X-Men #9
Best Example Why The X-Men Are Unconditional Heroes
It seems there’s always a jerky senator proclaiming mutants (and the X-Men) are monsters. During an incredibly crazy battle after a bizarre kidnapping, Kitty Pryde saves a senator who has had an anti-mutant agenda. He asks why she saved him, and Kitty just points out they’re heroes.
Adventures Of The Super Sons #6
Best Words To Yell When Trying To Scare Off a Beast
Jonathan Kent and Damian Wayne are stuck on an alien planet. When a big beast attacks, Damian suggests Jon use his “super-yelling” power or something. Super-yelling doesn’t really exist, but Jon tries anyway. He has an interesting set of words and phrases.
Last Thing You’d Want To See In A Prison Shower
Frank Castle has been trying to hunt down Baron Zemo for his crimes during the Secret Empire story arc. Instead, Frank’s been captured and turned over to Zemo. Zemo’s tortured the Punisher and kept him locked up in a brutal prison. Bad things always happen in the prison showers, but Frank doesn’t hesitate to try to eliminate more of the criminal element.
Best Reason To Keep A Batarang Taped To Your Chest
Batman somehow has been captured by Professor Pyg and finds himself tied and hanging upside down. He’s a little out of sorts but knows he can use the batarang he keeps taped to his chest to cut through the ropes, even though it means letting the weapon cut into his skin and hook into his bone. At least he’ll be able to get free from his binds.
That’s it for this week. Be sure to pick up these comics at your local comic shop, if you haven’t already if any of these moments strikes your fancy.