Some of My Friends Read Comics 117 – Marvel 1602, Pt. 2 + Marvels #1

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It’s time to continue Marvel 1602! In the last 4 issues of the miniseries, we make our way to America and find out how this universe connects to our regular 616 universe.

But will Gaiman’s 1602 survive? (Spoiler alert: nothing ever dies).

And we also get our long read of Marvels by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross really rolling with issue #1.

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Next Time: Donald Duck in “Christmas on Bear Mountain” (Scrooge McDuck’s first appearance) and “A Christmas for Shacktown”

Some of My Friends Read Comics 117 – Marvel 1602, Pt. 2 + Marvels #1

That Was a Game – Season 2, Episode 3: Mega Man Soccer

On this episode, I look at a pairing of two things that should’ve gone perfectly together (Mega Man and Soccer) and discover the biggest mistake of my childhood.

That Was a Game – Season 2, Episode 3: Mega Man Soccer

Some of My Friends Read Comics 116 – Marvel 1602, Pt. 1 + Marvels #0

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Back in the 1600s, there were apparently superheroes in England. I don’t know because I wasn’t there, but I will take Neil Gaiman’s word for it.

He wrote about Marvel 1602 in an 8-issue miniseries that very strangely seems to parallel the Marvel Universe we are already familiar with. We read the first 4 issues and then we started our long read of Marvels with issue #0, which takes place in the 40s.

So much history! My head hurts.

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Next Time: Marvel 1602 #5-8  + Marvels #1

Some of My Friends Read Comics 116 – Marvel 1602, Pt. 1 + Marvels #0

Some of My Friends Read Comics 115 – Jughead: The Hunger + All-Star Superman #12

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It’s (after) Halloween! And we continue our tradition of releasing a late episode about late, spooky comics with Jughead: The Hunger!

We read the first volume to see if this is another clever take on classic comics like Sabrina was or just an excuse to tell a werewolf story with Archie characters.

And we also finish off All Star Superman with issue #12!

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Next Time: Marvel 1602 Pt. 1 (#1-4) and Marvels #0

Some of My Friends Read Comics 115 – Jughead: The Hunger + All-Star Superman #12

That Was a Game – Season 2, Episode 2: Toy Story (Sega Genesis and Nintendo Game Boy)

On this episode, we take a look at the Toy Story game for the Sega Genesis, which was ostensibly a 2D sidescroller, but also an endless runner, a racing game, and a Doomclone first-person shooter?

Also, a bonus look at the Game Boy version of Toy Story!

That Was a Game – Season 2, Episode 2: Toy Story (Sega Genesis and Nintendo Game Boy)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 114 – Locke & Key + All-Star Superman #11

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What’s up, spooks? Time for some scary comics for the spookiest month of the year. First up is Locke & Key by Joe Hill who for some reason reminds us all of Stephen King. Hmm, wonder why that is.

Anyways, it’s a book about the scariest thing in existence: KEYS. We read the 1st volume: Welcome to Lovecraft.

And we’re so, so close to the end of All Star Superman with issue #11.

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Next Time: Jughead: The Hunger, Vol. 1

Some of My Friends Read Comics 114 – Locke & Key + All-Star Superman #11

Some of My Friends Read Comics 113 – Alpha Flight + All-Star Superman #10

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! We’re celebrating our neighbors our neighbors up north by reading about their premiere superhero team, Alpha Flight!

We checked out their 1st appearance in Uncanny X-Men #120 and then read issues 1-4 of their ongoing series written and drawn by John Byrne.

Listen as we try to figure out how Vindicator / Guardian / Captain Canada is an even more milquetoast version of Cyclops. And then Clark Kent gets the scoop of a lifetime in All Star Superman #10!

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Next Time: Locke & Key, Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft

And here’s the Ant-Man hiding in Guardian’s box that Vince saw at Walmart!

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Some of My Friends Read Comics 113 – Alpha Flight + All-Star Superman #10