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

That Was a Game – Yoshi’s Safari

Remember that time Mario said, “Enough is enough” and decided to blast all of his enemies (including Bowser’s kids) with a bazooka in a first-person shooter?

Well, let’s go shooting now. Everybody’s learning how. Come on a safari with Yoshi!

That Was a Game – Yoshi’s Safari

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

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