Some of My Friends Read Comics 155 – Loki (2004) + Amazing Spider-Man #8

Loki is everybody’s favorite trickster god and in 2004 he finally got his own 4 issue mini-series by Robert Rodi with painted art by Esad Ribic.

It starts with a victorious Loki, which means he doesn’t have to use any of his fun trademark trickery throughout the book. Hooray!

After reading that, we move onto Amazing Spider-Man #8 in which we see the least likable version of Peter Parker there has ever been.

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Next Time: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Vol. 2 (Captain American 2004 #8-14)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 155 – Loki (2004) + Amazing Spider-Man #8

Some of My Friends Read Comics 154 – Static Shock: Rebirth of the Cool + Amazing Spider-Man #7

Created by Dwayne McDuffie & John Paul Leon in 1993, Static Shock went from being a small project on DC’s Milestone imprint to getting his own cartoon and becoming part of the DC Universe proper.

We read the 2000 miniseries Rebirth of the Cool in which we got our first glimpse at the Milestone Universe and then moved onto Amazing Spider-Man #7 with our first return villain: The Vulture!

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Next Time: Loki (2004) by Rob Rodi & Esad Ribic

Some of My Friends Read Comics 154 – Static Shock: Rebirth of the Cool + Amazing Spider-Man #7

That Was a Game – Shrek: Ogres & Dronkeys

SOMEbody once told me Shrek 1 turns 20 years old this week, which means it’s high time to find the weirdest Shrek game out there: Ogres & Dronkeys. It’s a pet simulator from WayForward (yup, that awesome WayForward) where you raise Shrek & Fiona and Donkey & Dragon’s children.

That Was a Game – Shrek: Ogres & Dronkeys

Some of My Friends Read Comics 153 – MODOK’s 11 + Amazing Spider-Man #6

M.O.D.O.K. is easily one of the most bizarre Marvel creations of all time. A big head with tiny baby limbs who flies around in a little machine. Beautiful.

To celebrate his new series, we took a look at his first appearance in Tales of Suspense #94 (the Captain America half of the issue). Then we read Super-Villain Team-Up: Modok’s 11 because we thought we would get lots of Modok (we didn’t).

Then we read Amazing Spider-Man #6 and it’s crazy that after 5 issues in NYC, Spidey ran out of things to do so he went down to Florida to fight The Lizard.

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Next Time: Static Shock: Rebirth of the Cool

Some of My Friends Read Comics 153 – MODOK’s 11 + Amazing Spider-Man #6

Some of My Friends Read Comics 152 – Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe + Amazing Spider-Man #5

It’s time to revisit our favorite super fascists in Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe, a one-shot from the Marvel Graphic Novel line that came out 5 years after the original series.

Turns out this takes place A WEEK after the original series. We’ll see the team realize the error of their ways and… fight a giant hand from outer space? 

Then we moved onto Amazing Spider-Man #5 where Doctor Doom really botches a kidnapping.

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Next Time: Super-Villain Team-Up: MODOK’s 11 + MODOK’s first appearance in Tales of Suspense #94

Some of My Friends Read Comics 152 – Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe + Amazing Spider-Man #5

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