Some of My Friends Read Comics 080 – Action Comics #1000, Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, and Free Comic Book Day 2018

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It’s a major milestone for the Man of Steel as we read the newly released Action Comics #1000, filled with stories honoring Superman as well as Brian Michael Bendis’ first story after his move from Marvel to DC.

And since we’re reading something so modern, we figured we’d take a look at various offerings from this year’s Free Comic Book Day.

AND on top of all that we’re starting our deep dive into the classic Crisis on Infinite Earths by reading the first issue. That’s a lot of stuff!

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Next Time: Infinity War and Crisis on Infinite Earths #2

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Some of My Friends Read Comics 080 – Action Comics #1000, Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, and Free Comic Book Day 2018

Some of My Friends Read Comics 079 – Annihilation: Conquest

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Time to head back to outer space!

After the events of Annihilation, Marvel’s reinvigorated galactic universe gets taken over by robots. Sequel time!

Annihilation: Conquest brings back Nova, Quasar, Moondragon, Star-Lord and a whole slew of outer space favorites.

Rocket and Groot make their modern debuts too. We say modern because Groot’s 1st appearance was back in Tales to Astonish #13 from 1960. But he was a little… different. If there’s one thing you can count on, it’s that trees will always be popular in comic books.

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Next Time: Action Comics #1000, Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, Free Comic Book Day 2018 selections!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 079 – Annihilation: Conquest

Some of My Friends Read Comics 078 – Batman: Year 3 / 3rd Anniversary Celebration!

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It’s our 3-year anniversary, so we had to continue the tradition by reading Batman: Year 3 from 1989 by Marv Wolfman with art by Pat Broderick.

No really, we had to, we’re thankful there’s no Year Four.

Originally from issues 436-439, it appears to be a story retelling Robin’s origin. And then they pasted the “Year Three” title on it. Then they changed “Three” to a “3” for some reason. Look, we don’t know.

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Next Time – Annihilation: Conquest

Some of My Friends Read Comics 078 – Batman: Year 3 / 3rd Anniversary Celebration!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 077 – Moon Knight by Doug Moench & Bill Sienkiewicz

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Has anyone even heard of Moon Knight?

We read the first 6 issues from his ongoing series in 1980 and we’ve learned that he might be crazy or he might be dead.

Or both.

And he has multiple personalities.

He also might have werewolf blood.

There’s a lot to unpack here. Join us while we try!

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Next Time: Batman: Year Three (Batman 436-439)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 077 – Moon Knight by Doug Moench & Bill Sienkiewicz

Some of My Friends Read Comics 076 – Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

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The burning question on everyone’s lips: Would Batman have been able to solve the Jack the Ripper murders?

Duh, obviously yeah.

Gotham by Gaslight, an Elseworlds tale from 1989, covers the whole story with art by pre-Hellboy Mike Mignola.

They even just made an animated movie out of it, which is different in A LOT of ways.

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Next Time: Moon Knight (1980) #1-6

Some of My Friends Read Comics 076 – Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

Some of My Friends Read Comics 075 – Black Panther & Storm Join the Fantastic Four

We heard that Black Panther was kind of a big deal (btw, check out last week’s spoilercast about the movie), so this week we’re looking at his short-lived stint as the leader of the Fantastic Four.

Written in 2007 by Dwayne McDuffie (Damage Control, Static Shock, much of the DC Animated Universe), Fantastic Four 544-550 finds the the titular team in disarray after Civil War. Reed and Sue take a break from the team, so the newly-married T’Challa and Storm join up with Johnny and Ben to fight classic foes like the Silver Surfer and the Frightful Four.

Doctor Strange, the Watchers, and Klaw also make guest appearances!

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Next Time: Gotham by Gaslight

Some of My Friends Read Comics 075 – Black Panther & Storm Join the Fantastic Four

Some of My Friends Read Comics Special – Black Panther Movie Spoilercast

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Spoilers spoilers spoilers!

We have a very special episode to talk about the biggest movie in the world, Black Panther!  Was Killmonger right?  How good of a performance did young Forest Whitaker give?  Are the Oscars for Costume Design and Original Song already locked up

Special guest Marselles from The Blurred Nerds and Pixl Gods podcasts joins special guest Kimberly on this episode.  Bruce also chimes in with his favorite moments from Thor: Ragnarok!

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Next week, we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming covering Fantastic Four 544-550 (Black Panther & Storm join the Fantastic Four)!

Some of My Friends Read Comics Special – Black Panther Movie Spoilercast