Some of My Friends Read Comics 071 – The Death of Captain Marvel

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Does it count as a spoiler if it’s in the title? Jim Starlin don’t care, he does what he wants.

He and Marvel changed up their regular comic book format with The Death of Captain Marvel in 1982, the beginning of a line of original graphic novels intended to be richer stories for a more mature audience and published like traditional books.

But what kills him?!?!?! Sorry, no spoilers.

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Next Time: Amazing Spider-Man #400: The Death of Aunt May

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Some of My Friends Read Comics 071 – The Death of Captain Marvel

Some of My Friends Read Comics 070 – X-Mas Special: Uncanny X-Men 143 & Gotham Central: Soft Targets

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Happy Holidays! We’re embracing the spirit of togetherness by reading seasonal comics by both DC AND Marvel!

For DC, we’re covering Gotham Central #12-15 about a murderous rampage from the Joker just days before Christmas.

For Marvel, it’s Uncanny X-Men #143 featuring Kitty Pryde alone at the X-Mansion while everyone is away on vacation.

Join us and see if you can figure out who secretly got drunk on eggnog while we recorded.

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Next Time: The Death of Captain Marvel

Some of My Friends Read Comics 070 – X-Mas Special: Uncanny X-Men 143 & Gotham Central: Soft Targets

Some of My Friends Read Comics 069 – Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

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In the mid-90s, Lucasfilm decided to fill in the Star Wars gap between episodes 5 and 6 with Shadows of the Empire.

There was a game, a book, a soundtrack, a junior novelization… pretty much everything except a movie.

There was even a comic book! And we read it! All 6 issues!

What’s gonna happen?

Is Luke gonna die?! (no) Is Boba Fett gonna die?! (no) Is Han gonna get delivered to Jabba?! (yeah) Is Leia going to be the victim of sexual assault?! (omg, what the hell did we just read).

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Some of My Friends Read Comics 069 – Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

Some of My Friends Read Comics 068 – The Flash: Iron Heights

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Geoff Johns has been one of the important modern writers for DC, so it’s about time we talked about him.

Before becoming one of the main architects of their universe, he made a name for himself by writing The Flash in the early 2000’s. He capped off his first year of that run with a one-shot called Iron Heights, drawn by Ethan Van Sciver, set in the prison where The Flash’s rogues’ gallery is kept.

We heard it was great, but did we hear correctly? Join us to find out!

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Next Time: Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 068 – The Flash: Iron Heights

First vs Last 04 – The Fast and the Furious vs The Fate of the Furious

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Thanksgiving is the time we think about family. And when we think about family, we think about the Fast & Furious franchise!

First vs. Last returns from its slumber to look at this summer’s blockbuster The Fate of the Furious and see how it compares to the original The Fast and the Furious!  Find out  just how far Dominic Toretto and his familia have come over the last 16 years!

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First vs Last 04 – The Fast and the Furious vs The Fate of the Furious

Some of My Friends Read Comics 067 – Kingdom Come

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Justice League’s almost out, but we had the brilliant idea of reading about the FUTURE JLA from Alex Ross and Mark Waid’s Kingdom Come in 1996. A beautifully painted miniseries where the only characters that matter are Superman and Batman.

Turns out it’s barely about the Justice League. Whoops! But hey, at least it’s pretty.

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Next time: The Flash: Iron Heights by Geoff Johns & Ethan Van Sciver

Some of My Friends Read Comics 067 – Kingdom Come

Some of My Friends Read Comics 066 – Thor by Walt Simonson

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If we’ve learned anything from this show, the best way to make a cool Thor comic is to take a non-human character and put Thor clothes on it. It worked with Frog Thor and it totally works with Beta Ray Bill.

We read his 1st appearance at the beginning of Walt Simonson’s classic run from the mid 80s in issues 337-343.

Thor also fights a dragon and changes his secret identity situation from unnecessary to still unnecessary.

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Next Time: Kingdom Come

Some of My Friends Read Comics 066 – Thor by Walt Simonson