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 for the strange and wacky things that shouldn’t be overlooked from this week’s releases.
There may be some tiny spoilers ahead.
Best Batman v Superman “Martha” Reference
If you saw Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, you know how the name Martha was able to bring Batman and Superman together. It seems that name causes a similar reaction in the Marvel Universe. Two guards are discussing the name shortly before they’re killed.
Best Beginning of a New Friendship
Batman and Superman are forcing their sons, Damian and Jon, to go through a super-bootcamp to learn to work together. Damian isn’t the most sociable kid, probably because he was raised by the League of Assassins. As they struggle to make it to their next goal, you can see they’re starting to get along.
Best Tease for a New Series
Super Sons is a new series that was announced earlier this year but has been delayed. This current story arc perfectly sets up the premise and relationship between the young heroes.
Thanos is one of the most evil villains in the Marvel Universe. Seeing him smile is a bizarre and frightening site.
Best Reason Not to Mess With Amanda Waller
Something is happening to everyone at Belle Reve. When Rick Flag can’t control himself and threatens Amanda Waller, she reminds him why she’s called The Wall.
Strangest Development for Harley Quinn
The Suicide Squad was recently sent on a mission to obtain something called the Black Vault. It turns out it’s turning everyone in Belle Reve insane. What does that mean for Harley? It’s had the opposite effect on her. She’s now sane.
Best Example That Everyone Wants to Be a Pirate
Laura and Gabby have to make a trip to Madripoor. The only way is on a pirate ship. Gabby assumes it’s a traditional pirate ship and is excited over the possibility of actually becoming a pirate. Doesn’t everyone want to walk around and say, “Arrrr”?
Best “This Can’t Be Good” Moment
Skeletor has He-Man’s sword. Now he has the power. This turns out to be really bad for He-Man. Hopefully the Thundercats will be able to help.
Best Reason to Rethink Eating Bacon
Are you ever really sure where the bacon you eat comes from? Doctor Strange is forced to eat some. It’s not good for him. In fact, it’s going to kill him.
Best Thing to Drink After a Near-Death Experience
Batman often puts his life at risk fighting the forces of evil. Sometimes he comes close to getting killed. His drink of choice after this is coffee.
Best 70s Flashback Reference
Way back in 1973’s Hero for Hire #9, Luke Cage paid a visit to Doctor Doom to collect $200. The panel where he asks, “Where’s my money, honey?” has often been a thing of amazement. In a flashback sequence in the latest issue of Jessica Jones, Luke tells the story as Jessica is going through labor.
Biggest Obstacle in a Relationship
Batman and Catwoman have had a complicated relationship over the years. We’ve learned she just killed 237 people. Batman has no choice to apprehend her even though it would likely lead to her getting the death sentence. That puts quite a kink in the romance department.
Best Canadian Action Figure Variants
We’ve seen the different and strange versions of superhero action figures in store aisles. It turns out, in Canada, they have some interesting designs and accessories for the figures.
Best Reason to Have Friends
Nightwing is fighting for his life when Dr. Destiny attacks him in his dreams. Luckily, Dick Grayson has a lot of friends and can call upon them in his mind to fight the battle.
Worst Way to Wake Up
It appeared Deadpool was killed. His body was taken to a hospital and the doctors assumed it was just another regular person that got killed wearing a superhero costume. As they’re conducting an autopsy, Deadpool wakes up. It’s pretty awkward for everyone involved.
Best Use of Several Comic Panels to Create a Giant Image
Remember when photo mosaic posters were the rage? It was always fascinating to see several small images used to create a giant one. Andrea Sorrentino does that to make a big picture of Logan. It’s pretty amazing, especially when you look at a high-res version of it.
That’s it for this week. Let us know in the comments below what other Best Stuff you dug this past week. 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 avoid waking up on an autopsy table if you can help it. No one wants to be in an awkward situation like that.