Some of My Friends Read Comics 185 – Scalped by Jason Aaron & R.M. Guera + Superman: For All Seasons #3

It’s been a while since we read a Vertigo book, so with today’s episode we take our first foray into Jason Aaron and R. M. Guera’s Scalped, a Native American noir book with lots of rich history to play off of.

It’s a book filled with a bunch of assholes who all hate each other. Classic!

Then we continue our read of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s Superman For All Seasons with issue #3, the Fall issue, which takes a slightly different approach than the first two issues did.

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Next Time: We remember comics writer Alan Grant with Detective Comics #583-586.

Some of My Friends Read Comics 184 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return to New York + Superman: For All Seasons #2

We’ve got Turtle Fever! The new TMNT game reminded us how great the Ninja Turtles are, so we go back to Eastman and Laird’s original series to read the now classic Return to New York story from issues 19-21. Why is it so classic? There’s a worm-filled Shredder. Nuff said.

We then continue our long-read of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s Superman for All Seasons with issue #2, the Summer issue. It’s hot outside too! How topical!

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Next Time – Scalped: Indian Country by Jason Aaron & R.M. Guera

Some of My Friends Read Comics 183 – The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask Manga + Superman: For All Seasons #1

A couple years ago we read the Ocarina of Time manga, so we thought we’d revisit the Zelda series with the sequel, Majora’s Mask.

Zelda’s not even in this story and Link might be dead, or maybe dreaming, or maybe he just fell in a big hole. We’re not sure, but we know there are monkeys and that’s cool.

We also start our next long-read: the 4-part Superman for All Seasons by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, in which we get a nice little retelling of Superman’s origin.

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Next Time: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return to New York (#19-21)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 182 – Chivalry by Neil Gaiman & Colleen Doran

Our streak of non-superhero comics continues with one of the newest comics we’ve ever covered on the show: Neil Gaiman’s Chivalry which was released just two months ago!

Well, technically it’s a short story he wrote in the 90’s, but it was just adapted to comics by Colleen Doran and it’s a real beauty. Plus it makes us fumble our way through Arthurian mythology, what’s not to love?

Then we move onto the finale of the Korvac Saga in Avengers 177 in which waaaaay too many Avengers get killed.

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Next Time: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask manga by Akira Himekawa and Superman: For All Seasons #1

Some of My Friends Read Comics 181 – The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen + The Korvac Saga #10 (Avengers #176)

We’re reading a bit of a different superhero team today with the first volume of Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neil’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which brings together British literary figures from the late 1800s. It’s better than the movie! We promise!

We’re also very near the end of the Korvac Saga as the Avengers take a bus out to see him in Avengers #176.

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Next Time: Neil Gaiman’s Chivalry

Some of My Friends Read Comics 180 – Parker: Slayground by Darwyn Cooke + The Korvac Saga #9 (Avengers #175)

We’re getting a little burned out on superheroes, so to change things up we’re reading an adaptation of a crime novel written by a prolific novelist under one of his many pseudonyms.

That’s right, it can only be Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground by Darwyn Cooke! Cooke adapted 4 of these stories and we’re reading the final one where our protagonist uses an abandoned amusement park setting to elude some evil mobsters.

Then we continue The Korvac Saga with Avengers #175 in which nobody is really sure what to do!

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Next Time: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Some of My Friends Read Comics 179 – Spider-Man 2099 + The Korvac Saga #8 (Avengers #174)

It’s time to take our first trip to Marvel’s 2099 universe and meet Miguel O’Hara aka Spider-Man 2099. He’s ruder than OG Spider-Man and he has a drug addiction problem to boot (technically not his fault).

We read the first 6 issues of this series from 1992 before continuing our Korvac Saga long read with Avengers 174. Korvac actually shows up! And he explodes Benicio del Toro!!!

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Next Time: Slayground by Richard Stark adapted by Darwyn Cooke

Some of My Friends Read Comics 178 – Age of Apocalypse: Factor X #1-4 + The Korvac Saga #7 (Avengers #173)

We’re back in the Age of Apocalypse! This time we’re reading the 4-issue Factor X miniseries that heavily focuses on Scott & Alex Summers, aka Cyclops and Havok.

Turns out Havok is a real jerk who wants to kill his brother. Rude!

We also get to know the evil mad scientist version of Beast who just wants to run genetic experiments on everything. Major creep.

Then we continued the Korvac Saga with Avengers #173. Michael Korvac actually makes an appearance in this one!

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Next Time: Spider-Man 2099 (1992) #1-6

Some of My Friends Read Comics 177 – All-Star Batman & Robin the Boy Wonder #1-6 + The Korvac Saga #6 (Avengers #172)

For today’s episode, we’re diving into one of the most poorly received Batman comics of all time from the “All-Star” creative team of Frank Miller and Jim Lee.

We had a good time reading All-Star Superman a while back, so how bad could this be? Embarrassingly bad? Offensively bad? Incomprehensibly bad? Maybe all of the above.

It’s so bad that we needed our friend Nick from the Your Stupid Minds podcast to help us wade through it.

Join us as we read All-Star Batman & Robin #1-6, and then continue our long read of the Korvac Saga with Avengers #172.

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Next Time: We return to the Age of Apocalypse with Factor X #1-4

That Was a Game – Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit)

The movie Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is out in theaters, so it’s time to look at the game that inspired it all: Sonic the Hedgehog 2. But not THAT Sonic the Hedgehog 2! Instead, we’re looking at the all-unique, all-different Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the Sega Game Gear and Sega Master System! Come check out Tails’s first appearance, which was on the Sega 8-bit system that could do what Nintendid.