For Valentine’s Day, we wanted to cover a comic book couple that we haven’t spent much time with: Dick Grayson & Barbara Gordon. Turns out Nightwing: Year One didn’t have quite as much Batgirl in it as we thought it would, but don’t worry…
Join us for Nightwing 101-106 and Secret Wars 7.
Next Time: We get ready for Captain Marvel by checking out the Kree-Skrull War Part 1 (Avengers 89-93)
We tried to read Spider-Man: The Death of Jean DeWolff, but I think we must have picked up the wrong comic.
DeWolff, Spider-Man’s long-time friend in the NYPD, was barely in it!
We did get a little story about Daredevil and some villain named Sin-Eater?
And then we talked about politics even though we promised we wouldn’t. Plus Secret Wars rolls on with issue 6!
Next Time: Nightwing: Year One (Nightwing 101-106)
We don’t want to spoil how Death of Superman ends, so we’ll keep this brief. Let’s just say that a certain “Superman” meets his “death” because he gets “punched many times in the face.”
Join us for this milestone event from the early 90s as well as our continuation of Secret Wars with issue #5.
Next Time: The Death of Jean DeWolff in Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man 107-110.
In 1988, DC Comics urged the American people to exercise their right to vote by calling a 900 number and deciding the fate of Robin #2, Jason Todd.
The people were not kind to Jason.
We read “Batman: A Death in the Family” from issues 426-429 by Jim Aparo & Jim “Infinity” Starlin. Does anybody actually call him that? Anyways, this book doesn’t get very cosmic, but we do get the Joker/Ayatollah team-up we didn’t know we needed.
All this, plus Secret Wars #4!
Next Time: The Death of Superman!
With the passing of Stan Lee, we took a look back at some of his classic origin stories in Fantastic Four #1, Amazing Fantasy #15 and Avengers #1.
We celebrated this legend’s life the only way we knew how: debating what credit he should actually receive and how much should go to Ditko & Kirby.
Then we continued Secret Wars with issue 3 in which lots of stuff maybe happened. Blink and you’ll miss it!
Next Time: Batman: A Death in the Family (Batman 426-429)
We’re back! After a little break, we’re picking up right where we left off with a Halloween episode in December.
We read Volume 1 of Afterlife With Archie, which of course led us to some discussion about Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and the CW’s “Riverdale” TV series.
We also continue reading Secret Wars with issue 2 and Vince fills us in on how his personal Justice League is coming along.
Next Time: We remember Stan Lee with Amazing Fantasy 15, Fantastic Four #1, and Avengers #1!
We’ve reached the final issue of Crisis on Infinite Earths!
And as our first long-read book ends, we jump right into our next one and begin Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars (yes, that’s the full title).
We look back at the entirety of DC’s first event and what it meant for comics as a whole before reading Secret Wars #1 to see what direction Marvel took for their first event.
And we’ll keep reading an issue of Secret Wars every episode to see how the story progresses!
Next Time: Afterlife with Archie