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Best Battles in New Comics: 12/20/13

This week, we're featuring great fights from the pages of UNCANNY AVENGERS, DEADPOOL, and GODZILLA: RULERS OF EARTH. Come check out all of the action goodness.

We've got some great variety for you this week, Viners. There were a lot of solid options to choose from in the latest round of comics, but we just couldn't pass on giving the following three lots and lots of love. Firstly, you'll get to witness a hectic and massive battle between current Avengers and a former hero. Secondly, it's a fight between two street level badasses in New York. Last and most definitely not least, we're showcasing a fight with Godzilla! 'Nuff said, right? Once all is said and done, let us know what you think about the fights we've highlighted and be sure to tell us your top three from this week, too.

Did your favorite melee not get a mention? Well, it's possible we didn't read that issue, so be sure to make suggestions in the official Best Battles Discussion Thread from now on. We review that before writing this weekly feature and do our best to get our hands on the issues suggested!

Wasp & Thor vs. Sentry (UNCANNY AVENGERS #15)

In case you're not following along (shame on you), the Apocalypse twins basically want to kidnap every mutant and take them away from Earth. Janet's trying to make sure that doesn't happen, but there's one little problem: the Apocalypse twins have some VERY powerful horsemen of death. One of them happens to be Sentry, you know, the ridiculously powerful former Avenger. Upon realizing she can't avoid him forever, Wasp decides to put her foot down. Literally.

Like you really needed help, Sentry? No respect.

Unfortunately, Wasp gets sucker punched because apparently, Sentry can't handle his own fights (despite having the power of one million exploding suns and yadda, yadda, yadda). As the villain casually walks towards a seemingly defeated Wasp, she lets loose one last blast at his face. The energy attack connects, but it obviously isn't enough to knock out Sentry. What happens next is beyond trippy stuff (we won't spoil it for you), and before the former hero can finish the job, the God of Thunder... well, he brings the thunder. Big time.

Awesome moment for Thor fans.

An impressive attack, yes, but it's not enough to keep the powerhouse who once slugged it out with World War Hulk down for the count. As expected, Sentry's up shortly after and hits the son of Odin with one helluva strong uppercut. Before Thor can properly recover, Sentry follows up by smashing him into the ground yet again. Needless to say, things aren't going to well for the Asgardian.

And.. not so awesome moment for Thor fans.

Hey Janet, remember that time Thor saved you? Now would be a good time to return the favor, yeah? But how could she hope to remove such a powerful character like Sentry from the picture? Well, you'll just have to read UNCANNY AVENGERS #17 to find out. As you can see by Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder's review, we recommend it quite a bit.

Deadpool vs. Crossbones (DEADPOOL #21)

There's a price on Deadpool's head -- ten million to be exact. Naturally, that's a decent amount of cash, so there's going to be a lot of terrible people gunning for Wade. This issue reveals a number of villains who accept the text, but Crossbones is the first to randomly bump into Deadpool. The Captain America villain takes the first shot, but Wade is able to make it to cover and soon returns fire. Luckily for Brock Rumlow, his sniper rifle and kevlar take the hits.

"Ten million?! I'd kill myself for that." <3 you, Deadpool.

Now that the guns are out of the way, it's time for this bawl to get up close and personal. Deadpool often goofs around and what have you, but at the end of the day, he has the skill and physicals to throwdown with a whole lot of street level characters and shouldn't be underestimated. Crossbones, on the other hand, is one tough cookie. The guy's squared-off with Captain America numerous times, so despite having an embarrassing loss or two (Bucky Barnes sends his regards), he's not a dude you should take lightly. Even though Deadpool lands the first hit, he quickly learns this won't melee be a cake walk.

Second time kevlar has saved Crossbones. Wise investment there, Brock.

Deadpool's jaw definitely felt that one, but if you've done your homework on the character, then you know it'll take a lot more than a peak human fist to the face to make him see stars. The hit does give the villain a momentary advantage though, allowing Brock to grab Wade by the throat. This is where the fight has the potential to go very poorly for Wade. It wouldn't be surprising if Crossbones smashed Wilson's face in or did some other sort of terribly violent thing to him. However, given what the merc with a mouth just went through in The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, you can bet he's not just going to let Brock use him as a punching bag. Deadpool introduces his boot to Brock's face, but the attack doesn't stop Crossbones. Wade gets tossed into a car and after that, he makes it clear he's not feeling the fight and wants nothing to do with it. But we all know there's no way Brock will just let that ten million dollar opportunity pass him by, so he follows Deadpool into the park.

Can't blame him. Central Park's lovely during the day.

The fight has been pretty awesome so far, right? Well, you'll never guess how it ends once Crossbones goes hunting for him in the park. Seriously, you won't. It's all kinds of hilarious and on top of that, it's a great start to a new story. It goes without saying that we think you should do the right thing and buy it to see what happens and join in on the fun.

Godzilla vs. Gigan vs. Jet Jaguar (GODZILLA: RULERS OF EARTH #7)

Fights between skilled mercenaries and superheroes is good and all, but every now and then, it's okay to just enjoy a crazy rumble between ginormous creatures. Luckily for you, that's exactly what the latest issue of IDW's GODZILLA: RULERS OF EARTH is all about.

The issue begins with Godzilla setting his sights on Jet Jaguar, a size-changing robot. Jet means the iconic monster no harm, but despite that, Godzilla fires an atomic ray. The robot barely dodges it and before the fight can progress any further, Gigan, the alien cyborg, emerges. The extraterrestrial threat goes to town on Godzilla, but before he can deliver a finishing blow, Jet Jaguar saves him. From there, Godzilla damages his enemy to the point where he realizes that a tactical retreat is without question his best option.

Look how small that car is compared to Godzilla's toe. Now imagine being there. Frightening, eh?

Now that Jaguar's proven it's an ally and even saved Godzilla's life, will the famous creature be less aggressive? Nope, most definitely not. Even though the robot's trying to signal it means no harm, the King of Monsters unleashes at its target and smashes it while it's down.

Uncool, Godzilla. Uncool.

Even though Godzilla dished out two devastating attacks, the robot's a-okay and decides to retaliate. Godzilla landed two attacks, but this Government robot only needs one attack to bring this fight to an end. It's a punch so epic that it gets the splash page treatment. Godzilla, you just got Guy Gardner'd.

That's one big wham.

Sure, that wallop dropped the legendary Kaiju, but what happens right after that? You can't just leave the beast laying in the middle of the city, after all. Keep in mind we've only shown you a small portion of the fight -- there's a lot more to enjoy in the full issue. So if you dig what you've seen, it would probably be wise to go pick up GODZILLA: RULERS OF EARTH #7.

Honorable Mentions

What are your top 3 fights from this week? Share them with us below! Also, don't forget to make nominations every week in the official thread or tell Gregg via Twitter. Due to the holidays, there won't be a new Best Battles in New Comics next week but there WILL be something else posted!

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Edited by ColaNicole

Not a massive fan of Thor but that looks like one helluva fight.

Posted by Lvenger

Surprised some of the honourable mentions didn't make it onto the list. Still very nice choices this week Gregg!

Edited by Pokergeist

So very awesome GZ was in a battle segment. Awesome.

So not awesome that the lamest GZ character dropped him. so not awesome.

Posted by longbowhunter

I love Crossbones.

The most brutal part of Uncanny Avengers was Sentry ripping his own face off. What a insaniac.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Jet Jaguar is like "It's cool bro, just chill out"

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Posted by OreoAssassin

Scarlet Spider shoul of been on the list not on Honorable Mentons IMO

Posted by dondave
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Posted by laflux

@lvenger said:

Surprised some of the honourable mentions didn't make it onto the list. Still very nice choices this week Gregg!

Yeah I thought so for Scarlet Spider vs Shantra, but then again the fight was pretty short........

Edited by k4tzm4n

*adds Scarlet Spider*

THAT BOOK IS HERE TOO MUCH.

*doesn't add it*

WHERE'S KAINE AT?!

Joking aside, we've been trying to reduce the amount of spoilers in this segment. Kaine's fight in his finale is basically what sets him on a new path, so I'd rather have people see all of that for themselves. Sure, I could have worded it in a way to keep the outcome/aftermath spoiler-free, but honestly, I'd much rather have everyone experience the entire issue for themselves. If that makes sense: cool. If not: sorry, it's all I've got.

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Edited by Experio

Definitely picking up the next Uncanny Avengers book

Posted by Lvenger

@k4tzm4n: What's this, justifiable reasoning explaining why one battle hasn't been included to prevent spoilers and to encourage people to read the book? BLASPHEMY! :P

Edited by green_skaar

Sentry two-shotting Thor was very impressive. I also enjoyed the finale in Long Shot, with Dead Pool breaking free of Order's control via love of tacos!

Posted by Wolverine08

That lighting attack from Thor was badass.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Nice choices

Posted by lykopis

Sentry/Thor fight is indeed good. I have a few minor complaints but all in all, nicely depicted. I am trying so hard not to like Jan, so freaking hard but she's making it hard for me too.

Posted by space4rentt

Anyone know if crossbones still has the face beam powers from the terrigon mists in Thunderbolts?

Edited by UlquiorraSchiffer

The fight in Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps was pretty great this week, and the one in ToS Pandora as well.

Posted by lmothander

Great fight in Zero this week

Edited by Vance Astro

@longbowhunter said:

I love Crossbones.

The most brutal part of Uncanny Avengers was Sentry ripping his own face off. What a insaniac.

If you're going to bring Sentry back might as well go as crazy as possible......

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Posted by murderpool

IMO I think the thunderbolts annual main battle when they got all their magical gear deserved an honorable mention if not an outright spot in the top 3.

Deadpool shoving faeries in his magic top hat? Good.

Rulk using the battering ram that broke the gates of heaven? Epic.

Elektra riding one of ghost riders hellfire motorcycles. Approaching critical mass.

Punisher with blaze's hellfire shotgun. Pure awesomeness.

Punisher making a joke (not a very good one though) and cracking a smile? Overload!

Posted by k4tzm4n

@murderpool: Well, then it's a shame no one mentioned it :P

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Posted by patrat18

Eh.

Posted by Pokergeist

IMO I think the thunderbolts annual main battle when they got all their magical gear deserved an honorable mention if not an outright spot in the top 3.

Deadpool shoving faeries in his magic top hat? Good.

Rulk using the battering ram that broke the gates of heaven? Epic.

Elektra riding one of ghost riders hellfire motorcycles. Approaching critical mass.

Punisher with blaze's hellfire shotgun. Pure awesomeness.

Punisher making a joke (not a very good one though) and cracking a smile? Overload!

Ghost Rider up to par? That is the only way I would even think of buying those books with him in it.

Edited by momo111191

Fell like it kind of a weak week.

Posted by superior_prime_maybe

Sentry is back?? When did that happen?? O.o

Edited by murderpool

@cadencev2: ghost rider is sposed to show up next issue. The motorcycle and other tools were procured through ways I won't spoil.

@k4tzm4n: holy hindsight batman!

Edited by MadeinBangladesh

That battle from ZERo #4 should have been here. It was BRUTAL!

Posted by k4tzm4n

That battle from ZERo #4 should have been here. It was BRUTAL!

Y U NO NOMINATE?

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Posted by MadeinBangladesh

@k4tzm4n said:

@madeinbangladesh said:

That battle from ZERo #4 should have been here. It was BRUTAL!

Y U NO NOMINATE?

damn I always forget

Edited by Dark_Guyver

Glad to see Godzilla getting some love!

Edited by Mxyzptlk_CV

Sentry is back?? When did that happen?? O.o

He came back as a Apocalypses's horseman....and beat Thor 3 times in a row since then....

Posted by murderpool

Sometimes my friends are all like "help me out dude!"

When that happens I think to myself "WWGD?" So I hit em with my tail and give em a hit of the ol' atomic breath while their down for good measure.

SKREEEEONGK!!!!!!

Edited by Killemall

@vance_astro said:

If you're going to bring Sentry back might as well go as crazy as possible......

Remender did say he has a nightmarish version of Sentry he believes people will fear and love.

From an interesting bipolar, Sentry has really change to an outright terrifying powerhouse, who got a bit of a plot to allows heroes to escape alive.

Posted by Killemall

He came back as a Apocalypses's horseman....and beat Thor 3 times in a row since then....

Its only twice, but i can understand how people get confused. The first fight last 2 issues.

Posted by sophia89

out of all those 3 fights,the one in uncanny avengers had the most BRAINS.

the guys that read the issue get the joke.

Posted by Vance Astro

@killemall said:

@vance_astro said:

If you're going to bring Sentry back might as well go as crazy as possible......

Remender did say he has a nightmarish version of Sentry he believes people will fear and love.

From an interesting bipolar, Sentry has really change to an outright terrifying powerhouse, who got a bit of a plot to allows heroes to escape alive.

To be honest I didn't think we would ever see Sentry again...

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Posted by sophia89

@killemall: tec 3 times,5 if we counted what ifs.

1 time is siege

2 time in UA 10,11

3 time in UA 15

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thor really needs to get a restraining order against sentry.

Posted by Killemall

@sophia89: Oh i thought we were talking about current Death Seed Sentry. Else we have Seige once, twice in Uncanny Avengers which makes 3. Once in What If where well he killed everyone in Asgard, and 1 what if where Thor won. I seem to be missing an additional what if you are referring to..

Posted by sophia89

@killemall: no you got them all.

the one what if in secret invasion,thor tec won it.but if you recall sentry was beating him untill ms marvel told him to destroy the canon.then thor jumped in again couldnt win so he broke sentry's neck.

kinda like in siege when sentry was killing thor untill norman told him to destroy asgard,except in that what if sentry wasnt immortal yet so he died from the neck snapping.but he was winning till that point.

Posted by ARMIV2

Finally there is a fight I can fully talk about.

The Gigan/Godzilla fight has been great since issue 6 and then it really capped off here. I freaking love how these guys are being handled in the series.

Posted by Killemall

@sophia89: Cool cool, there have been other realities where Sentry has dies just like that. But hey as far as Uncanny Avengers is concerned, next time Thor is asked to fight Sentry, this is what he should do/

Posted by sophia89

@killemall: it would be his best bet at not getting beat.

Posted by Killemall

@sophia89: Yeah. I loved the fact that Rick Remender did more for Sentry with barely 5 issues, and very very limited panel time, then Jenkins or Bendis.

Edited by sophia89

@killemall: yeah remender is an excelante writer.

uncanny avengers is my fav comic right now.

his uncanny x force,cap america,and punisher also were amazing.

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but i think remender is really into sentry,he is writing him really good.

a scary looking powerhouse who reads you poetry while beating you with ease.

Posted by tensor

Thor got a beating. He was out of his class.

Posted by tigerkaya

Ah yes the Superman knockoff Sentry is still around. Well heres to seeing him forgotten from history as Typeface and Obnoxio obscurity. Marvel should make a policy to ban all Superman knockoffs and if that means Gladiator and Count Nefario than so be it. I would rather read a Marvel Universe without Superman knockoffs.

Posted by GraniteSoldier

So very awesome GZ was in a battle segment. Awesome.

So not awesome that the lamest GZ character dropped him. so not awesome.

Who ever wrote that should be punished severely. Jet Jaguar? Really? The guy who got sh*t hammered by Megalon??

So much disgust.

Posted by The_Titan_Lord

Nice.

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