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.
The Amazing Spider-Man #5
Best New Superhero Name For Spider-Man
Peter Parker and Spider-Man have been separated (it’s kind of a long story). Spider-Man is now acting without the responsibility that he used. This caused Peter to get hurt. Spider-Man then decides to honor the injured Peter by changing his name to Peter-Man. Thankfully, this doesn’t actually stick.
Best New Sitcom Based On Mutants
Anyone else interested in a Brady Bunch type featuring the Stepford Cuckoos? They seem to have some strange ideas when trying to keep subdued foes restrained.
Wonder Woman #54
Best Example Why You Should Never Try Using Guns Against Wonder Woman
Some people never learn. It just seems like it’d be common sense that you won’t be able to shoot Wonder Woman. Still, it’s cool to see her deflect the bullets.
Best Alternative To Being A Superhero
Domino is fighting a foe and is called a superhero. She makes it clear that is not the case. She is not a superhero; she’s a Disney Princess apparently. She may not be royalty but, it works for me.
Plastic Man #4
Best Description Of Aquaman’s Throne (But Maybe TMI)
Plastic Man buys a hot dog for a kid he’s been watching over. His choice of toppings are questionable, but he mentions this is supposedly what Aquaman’s throne smells like. I don’t think we ever need to find out if this is really the case.
Old Man Logan #47
Best Reason To Check The Door Before Crashing Through A Window
Wolverine may be the best there is at what he does, but apparently that does not include checking to see if a door is unlocked. He simply busted through the window. Puck gives him a hard time about it.
Best Prince Cameo This Week
During a flashback moment, we see Blink watching Prince on TV as she learns about all the pop culture things she missed. You can’t go wrong with Prince’s music.
Red Hood And The Outlaws #26
Most Questionable Accessory For Jason Todd
Jason Todd, aka Red Hood, has had a makeover. One of the things he now carries is a crowbar. It seems a little weird considering Joker pretty much killed him with one before he blew up in a building. Perhaps this is a way for Jason to deal with any still lingering urges of aggression over getting killed. I think we can all agree getting killed would suck.
Best Reason To Pack Your Own Lunch
Chase Stein is fighting some creatures that showed up alongside the rest of the Runaways. He mentions knuckle sandwiches for the creatures lunch. Depending on the topping, I can’t imagine they’d be too tasty.
Best Spider-Man Kiss Reference
Iceman and Bishop apprehend some mutant-hating bad guys. Iceman asks for a Spider-Man Kiss when his foe is captured upside-down. We also finds out who Bobby is saving himself for.
Batman: Li’l Gotham Batman Day 2018 #1
Best Lesson On The True Meaning Of Halloween
Yes, this comic was originally published back in 2012, but DC re-issued it for Batman Day. It’s such a great comic that it deserves the attention.
Because of he was raised in the League of Assassins, Damian doesn’t understand what Halloween is or what it’s about. [Professor] Batman gives him a little history lesson, but then cuts to the chase as to what it’s really about.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #36
Best Unknown Fact About Ghosts
A ghost librarian has taken away all sound from New York City. Squirrel Girl goes to a library to get information about ghosts. She finds a book called The “Science” of Ghosts and discovers what ghosts hate and love.
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.