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 Flash Annual #1
Best (And Saddest) Hug This Week
Tragedy hits home when Barry Allen (finally) tells Iris that Wally is dead (again). The moment is beautifully captured by Scott Kolins’ art and Luis Guerrero’s colors.
West Coast Avengers #7
Best New Pet
The team has defeated the bad guys (for now). Gwenpool decides they need a new pet. She found a cute little landshark and has already named him Jeff. Hopefully Jeff and Lucky (the pizza dog) will get along.
Detective Comics #997
Best Use Of Batman’s Pointy Ears
We all know why Bruce Wayne dresses like a bat. It turns out there is some practicality to some of the parts of his costumes. It turns out his pointy ears aren’t just for show. They can be launched out, which comes in handy when Batman and Thaddeus Brown (the original Mister Miracle) find themselves bound and immersed in a a room full of sharks.
And in case you’re wondering, yes, Batman does retrieve it afterwards. He’d look unbalanced if he only had one ear.
Dead Man Logan #3
Best Excuse To Leave A Room
Miss Sinister is trying to take over the world with Red Skull’s daughter. When she doesn’t agree with Sin’s plan, she decides it’s time to take a step outside. No one should stay in a room that’s getting too stupid.
Best Statement About Having Another Avengers Vs. X-Men Event
Old Man Logan has been tricked into thinking he’s fighting the Sinister Six as he hunts down Mysterio and his mind-altering trickery. Captain America makes a statement about trying to avoid another clash between the Avengers and X-Men.
Comic book readers don’t need another story with hero vs. hero.
Heroes In Crisis #5
Best Depiction Of Superhero Bros Hanging Out
Booster Gold and Blue Beetle were the best of buds. It’s too bad they can’t simply hang out, have some beer and pizza, and watch TV.
Best Reason Why You Don’t See Interviews With Batman
Because word got out about Sanctuary, the superhero healing resort and the death of some heroes, Superman and Wonder Woman decide to talk to the media. Batgirl asks Batman how come he’s not with them since he’s part of the “trinity.” Batman simply says he doesn’t do press.
Best Superman: The Movie Reference
During a battle in the Negative Zone, Spider-Man utters the famous line from Lois Lane when Superman first catches her in Superman: The Movie.
Teen Titans Annual #1
Best Proof There Are Things Better Than Fortnite
There’s a new villain on the scene named Joystick. He discovers being able to control an actual genie is cooler than playing a certain game.
Marvel Knights 20th #6
Best Last Supper Homage
If only this were the last supper for Kingpin and we didn’t have to see him anymore.
Best Punch This Week
Daredevil manages to deliver a mighty blow to Wilson Fisk. It’s safe to say he had it coming.
Old Lady Harley #5
Strangest Thing To See The Night After A Party
In the (possible) near future, we see Lobo, the mayor of Las Vegas waking up after a crazy night. There’s a chicken in his room and he wonders who brought it and what were they doing with it. He also gets a lesson in making assumptions involving talking chickens.
Amazing Spider-Man #14
Weirdest Thing To Be Known For
Kraven the Hunter pays Arcade a visit. Arcade says Kraven’s chest hair precedes him. It’d be weird to think of people talking about Kraven’s chest hair but good to see that people might be aware of how peculiar his fashion sense may be.
Batman Beyond #28
Best Tease That History May Repeat Itself
Terry McGinnis’ little brother recently became Robin. The return of the Joker hints Matt’s tenure may be extremely short lived.
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.