Some of My Friends Read Comics 151 – Big Hero 6 + Amazing Spider-Man #4


Before Big Hero 6 was a movie, it was a Marvel superhero team based out of Japan that got two largely forgotten miniseries.

We’re reading their 5-issue mini from 2008 written by classic X-Men scribe Chris Claremont and drawn by David Nakayama.

Unfortunately these issues may have been better off remaining forgotten, because Big Hero 6 might be the Balan Wonderworld of comics. We try to figure out just what the heck went wrong and how they avoided these disasters with the movie.

We had a much better time reading Amazing Spider-Man #4 and seeing Spidey throw sand in the air.

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Next Time: Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe

Some of My Friends Read Comics 151 – Big Hero 6 + Amazing Spider-Man #4

Some of My Friends Read Comics 150 – Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games + Amazing Spider-Man #3

As part of our ongoing quest to return to some of the series we’ve previously covered, we’re revisiting Locke & Key with Volume 2: Head Games which has everybody opening up their dang heads. Gnarly stuff.

Then, we move on to Amazing Spider-Man #3, our first full-length Spidey story! Peter Parker is still kind of lame and he gives up almost immediately after meeting Doc Ock. What a nerd.

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Next Time: We celebrate our six year anniversary with the Big Hero 6 (2008).

Some of My Friends Read Comics 150 – Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games + Amazing Spider-Man #3

That Was a Game – S3E03 – Kirby Mass Attack

If one Kirby is good, then ten Kirbys are great! Kirby Mass Attack is a touchscreen-only DS game where you lead a party of ten Kirbys to swarm enemies and destroy obstacles.

If it sounds like a Pikmin platfomer, you’re not wrong!

Also Kirby Mass Attack has cool minigames like a spaceshooter, RPG, and a pinball game as big as Kirby’s Pinball Land.

That Was a Game – S3E03 – Kirby Mass Attack

Some of My Friends Read Comics 149 – Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

When you think about it, Batman and the Ninja Turtles have a lot in common. They’re orphans, they’re well-trained in martial arts, they thrive in darkness. I think they’re all aliens too but I could be wrong about that.

We read their DC/IDW co-published 6-issue crossover from 2016.  

Then, Peter Parker starts making that money in Amazing Spider-Man #2

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Next Time: Locke & Key, Vol. 2 – Head Games

Some of My Friends Read Comics 149 – Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Some of My Friends Read Comics 148 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Pt. 1 + Amazing Spider-Man #1

We’re starting a couple of classics today from very different eras! First up it’s Ed Brubaker’s Winter Soldier run on Captain America, which provided the basis for the second Captain America film. We’re planning to read the whole thing eventually, but for today we’re just doing the first volume.

Then we’re starting our long-read of the first year of Amazing Spider-Man. That’s right, all the way from the beginning. If it’s any good, maybe we’ll read the next 60 years worth as well.

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Next Time: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1-6

Some of My Friends Read Comics 148 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Pt. 1 + Amazing Spider-Man #1

Some of My Friends Read Comics 147 – Monica Rambeau Origins + Squadron Supreme #12

How many of the Captain Marvels have we talked about? We’ve talked about Mar-Vell and Carol Danvers, but Monica Rambeau hasn’t really come up that often, at least not as Captain Marvel.

With her being featured recently in WandaVision, we thought we’d take a look at her first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 and then the Captain Marvel one-shot from 1989.

And then it’s finally time for Squadron Supreme #12! Final issue! Big fight! Lots of deaths!

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Next Time: Captain America: The Winter Solider (Captain America 2004 #1-7)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 147 – Monica Rambeau Origins + Squadron Supreme #12

Some of My Friends Read Comics 146 – Superman: The Wedding Album + Squadron Supreme # 11

Wedding bells are in the air!

We’re going back to the mid-90’s when Lois and Clark got married in the comics as well as on TV! We read Superman: The Wedding Album, a one-shot from 1996 which tells the whole story in a pretty self-contained issue.

We also get to some more questionable moral choices in Squadron Supreme #11 as we get really close to the end!

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Next Time: Monica Rambeau’s origins in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 and Captain Marvel (1989) #1

Some of My Friends Read Comics 146 – Superman: The Wedding Album + Squadron Supreme # 11