Some of My Friends Read Comics 167 – Hawkeye by Matt Fraction & David Aja + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #8

Hawkeye is one of those poor characters who also seems to be the butt of jokes for his lack of powers. The Matt Fraction & David Aja series from 2012 is widely regarded as one of Hawkeye’s best, so we thought we’d see what it had to offer.

But wait… Clint Barton and Kate Bishop are BOTH Hawkeye around this time. Is that okay? (It’s fine.)

There’s a bonus Young Avengers story in this volume too, which we read before jumping over to The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck #8, which gave us a taste of that classic DUCK RAGE.

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Next Time: Edge of Spider-Verse

Some of My Friends Read Comics 167 – Hawkeye by Matt Fraction & David Aja + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #8

Some of My Friends Read Comics 166 – The Eternals (2006) by Neil Gaiman & John Romita, Jr. + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #7

What is an Eternal?

They got a whole movie but we have no idea. We decided the Neil Gaiman & John Romita, Jr. 6-issue miniseries from 2006 would be a decent place to start. Apparently it was so good they gave it a 7th issue! Wow, good job Eternals.

And of course, we continued our read of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck with issue #7.

The number 7 is all over this episode. Numerology nerds take note.

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Next Time – Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon by Matt Fraction & David Aja (Hawkeye (2012) #1-5 + Young Avengers Presents #6)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 166 – The Eternals (2006) by Neil Gaiman & John Romita, Jr. + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #7

Some of My Friends Read Comics 165 – The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 2 + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #6

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is back after a massive hiatus! What???? Is this real life? Yes, it’s really happening. We read the first 5 issues forever ago and now it’s time to finally read issues #6-8.

At the time of this posting, a 9th issue has also been published.

For real.

Like for real for real.

We’re also officially halfway through The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, with issue 6 to round out his full rogues gallery.

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Next Time: The Eternals (2006) by Neil Gaiman & John Romita, Jr.

Some of My Friends Read Comics 165 – The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 2 + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #6

Some of My Friends Read Comics 164 – Swamp Thing by Alan Moore, Vol. 2 + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #5

Swamp Thing made someone’s heart sing!!! He’s in love! It’s so sweet!

But we have to go through some really creepy horror stuff first like BUGS. Eww, gross.

In Alan Moore’s 2nd volume of Swamp Thing (issues #28-34 & Annual #2), he gave us a little bit of everything, including a fun little trip to hell.

And then we kept reading The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck with Chapter 5. Spoiler alert: Scrooge dies.

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Next Time: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #6-8

Some of My Friends Read Comics 164 – Swamp Thing by Alan Moore, Vol. 2 + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #5

Some of My Friends Read Comics 163 – Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #7-12 + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #4

This Jimmy Olsen story has too many characters we’ve never heard of, but now that we’ve read the back half of Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber’s 12-issue Eisner winning maxiseries, we kind of love them all.

We also continued reading through The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck with Chapter 4!

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Next Time: We return to Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing (first time since Episode 45 back in January 2017) with Saga of the Swamp Thing #28-34 + Annual #2.

Some of My Friends Read Comics 163 – Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #7-12 + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #4

That Was a Game – Spanky’s Quest (Game Boy)

Spanky’s Quest was recently added to the Nintendo Switch Online service. It was heralded as a forgotten gem of the Super Nintendo library, but the real forgotten gem was the Game Boy version of Spanky’s Quest.

Spanky’s Quest (Game Boy) differs quite a bit from its Super Nintendo sequel, and THAT WAS A GAME is here to bring you all the details!

That Was a Game – Spanky’s Quest (Game Boy)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 162 – Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen (2019) #1-6 + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #3

Jimmy Olsen?!??! It’s easy to forget that Superman’s Pal used to have his own long-running series filled with adventures, but now he’s back and winning Eisner Awards thanks to Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber!

We read the first half of the 2019 maxi-series which is all about the murder of Jimmy Olsen’s fake body double.

Then we continued The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck with Chapter 3!

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Next Time: We finish up Jimmy Olsen with issues #7-12!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 162 – Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen (2019) #1-6 + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #3

Some of My Friends Read Comics 161 – Shang-Chi Origins + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #2

Shang-Chi! CM Punk! It’s a double-topical episode! Shang-Chi is finally getting a movie and we admittedly knew absolutely nothing about him, so we went back to his beginnings in Special Marvel Edition #15 & #16 which was then renamed to Master of Kung Fu and the story continued with #17-19.

But we didn’t stop there! We also read Master of Kung Fu #126 written by the Best in the World himself, CM Punk.

Then we continued our long-read of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck with #2. So much content!!!

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Next Time: 2021 Eisner Award Winner for “Best Limited Series” –  Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #1-6 by Matt Fraction & Steve Lieber

Some of My Friends Read Comics 161 – Shang-Chi Origins + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #2