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.
West Coast Avengers #10
Best New Spin-Off I Wish Would Happen – The Unbelievable Gwenpool and Jaunty Jeff the Land Shark
Let me just say it, it sucks that West Coast Avengers has ended with the tenth issue. There was so much potential for fun and crazy adventures, but I’m assuming that’s not quite what the market wants. I’m a big fan of Gwenpool and love the addition of Jeff the Land Shark. Just look at him. Imagine the stories we could’ve seen.
Assassin Nation #2
Best Catch Phrase For a Jerky Assassin
After several of the top hitmen (and women) in the business were taken out during a massive shoot-out, the remaining assassins have agreed to protect the big boss. The number 2 rated hitman, Chad Fingerman doesn’t seem to play well with others. The question is: Is “I came here to do two things: get kills and make dollar bills,” something he rehearsed before?
War of the Realms: Punisher #1
Best Reason You’d See The Punisher In A Music Store
With the big war breaking out, Frank Castle wants to continue doing what he does best. Luckily for him there’s a music store that is still open so he can purchase some piano wire. I’m sure you can imagine what he’ll use it for.
Best Dance Sequence
Batman is still having his weird dream therapy and asks Catwoman for a dance. There are some cool moments as we see them dance through different periods in their lives.
Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Special #1
Best Undercover Outfits
Biggs Darklighter and Jek Porkins get some R & R but discover an Imperial officer on the same vacation planet. Biggs insists they go after her. Not having a change of clothes because their luggage was lost, they grab some towels and pretend to have “dangerous weapons” underneath.
Best Reason You Shouldn’t Blindly Kill Your Enemies
Porkins has been have some struggling a little with the fight against the Empire and all the killing involved. He shares his thoughts with others. He makes a good point and you have to look out for your relatives and bartenders.
Teen Titans #29
Best Reason Not To Be Racist To Cats
Kid Flash tries using an analogy about cats to Roundhouse to discretely talk about his feelings towards the secrets some of their teammates are keeping. Roundhouse assumes he’s just being racist towards certain breeds of cats. Guess Wallace really needs to choose his words carefully.
War Of The Realms: War Scrolls #1
Best Revelation About Howard The Duck’s Real Name
It turns out Howard the Duck’s real last name has finally been revealed. It’s Duckson. Howard Duckson. Now we just need to find out if he has a middle name.
Best Reason To Spend Years On Ninja Training
Okay, maybe Dick Grayson…er, Ric Grayson didn’t actually spend years doing ninja training, but what he went through was pretty close. Regardless, it’d be cool to be able to show up out of nowhere and actually be able to say it’s because of your ninja training. Is it too late for me to enroll in Ninja Training classes?
Uncanny X-Men #16
Strangest Roster For The X-Men
The current Uncanny X-Men continues to be one of the strangest and most fascinating runs we’ve seen lately. The combination of the different characters doesn’t make a lot of sense, but it absolutely works. There’s even the fact that Hope Summers is now part of the team after she literally shot Cyclops in the eye the previous issue.
Amazing Spider-Man #19.HU
Most Interesting Development For The Villainous Bar With No Name
In the Marvel Universe, the villains have always had the Bar With No Name to go to so they can relax and have a drink. Despite the rule against violence, the bar frequently gets destroyed for one reason or another. Now it seems it’s evolved into the “Pop-Up With No Name” since rent in Manhattan is pretty criminal.
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #98
Best Place To Start Looking For Clues
Of course Scooby and the gang can’t go to a simple Celtic Faire without a monstrous “Mad Scot” suddenly terrorizing the place. When Fred declares they should seek out clues for this new mystery, Scooby and Shaggy decide to start at the food booths.
Best New T-Shirt
Daredevil is in a bit of trouble. He’s wanted by the police for killing a criminal who allegedly died from head trauma after getting hit by one of his batons. He was caught by the police and was being transported to the police station when the Punisher “rescued” him. Matt and Frank have never gotten along and Daredevil ends up taking one of Frank’s shirts after their…discussion on how things should be.
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.