Some of My Friends Read Comics 137 – The Boys + Squadron Supreme #2

The Boys is a show. It seems to be a pretty popular one, so we read the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson that inspired it. This was an unwise decision. The levels of sex and gore in these pages had us questioning if we had become our own moms.

We moved onto Squadron Supreme #2 as quickly as we could.

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Next Time: Black Panther: Doomwar

Some of My Friends Read Comics 137 – The Boys + Squadron Supreme #2

Some of My Friends Read Comics 136 – Rat Queens + Squadron Supreme #1

They’re not rats and they’re technically not queens, they’re Rat Queens! A band of D&D-esque adventurers in a D&D-esque world just starting fights everywhere they go. We read the first volume of this Image title.

And then we begin our long read of Mark Gruenwald’s Squadron Supreme from 1984, which is some nice escapist fiction about fixing our broken brainwashed government.

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Next Time: The Boys: The Name of the Game by Garth Ennis & Darick Robertson

Some of My Friends Read Comics 136 – Rat Queens + Squadron Supreme #1

Some of My Friends Read Comics 135 – Marvel Assistant Editors’ Month 1984 + JLA/Avengers #4

Madness! Chaos! Anything goes! It’s Assistant Editors’ Month at Marvel!

Back in 1984, when all the head editors were off at conventions, they handed the reigns over to their assistants who had a lot of fun with their freedom.

We read Thing #7, Defenders #127, Avengers #239, Dazzler #30, and the infamous takedown of Galactus by Aunt May and Franklin Richards in Marvel Team-Up #137.

We also finished out JLA/Avengers #4!

Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

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Next Time: Rat Queens: Sass & Sorcery + Squadron Supreme #1

Some of My Friends Read Comics 135 – Marvel Assistant Editors’ Month 1984 + JLA/Avengers #4

Some of My Friends Read Comics 134 – I Hate Fairyland by Skottie Young + JLA/Avengers #3

It’s a scientific fact that stories about maniacal ax-wielding children are always entertaining. I Hate Fairyland is no exception, although I guess technically it’s about a woman who just looks like a kid because she’s spent 27 years stuck in a sugary wonderland.

We read the first 5 issues of writer/artist Skottie Young’s recent Image series and then we continued JLA/Avengers with issue #3.

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Next Time: Marvel Assistant Editor’s Month 1984 (Avengers #239, Dazzler #30, Defenders #127, Marvel Team-Up #137, Thing #7)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 134 – I Hate Fairyland by Skottie Young + JLA/Avengers #3

Some of My Friends Read Comics 133 – Aliens vs. Predator + JLA/Avengers #2

In 1989, long before the AVP movies, Dark Horse published a few short stories that brought the Alien and Predator franchises into the same universe.

In 1990, they kicked off a full miniseries of Aliens vs Predator. Now, with the news that Dark Horse is losing their rights to the licenses, we take a look back at that original miniseries that forever intertwined these two foes.

We also continue JLA/Avengers with issue #2.

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Next Time: I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young

Some of My Friends Read Comics 133 – Aliens vs. Predator + JLA/Avengers #2

Some of My Friends Read Comics 132 – Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Hard Travelin’ Heroes + JLA/Avengers #1

This week on the show, we remember Dennis O’Neil with a look back at his run with Neal Adams on Green Lantern from 1970, in which he explored a few topics that superheroes didn’t often tackle.

Green Lantern shared the spotlight with Green Arrow to start their “Hard Travelin’ Heroes” Era, and we read issues 76-81. After that we jumped into another DC/Marvel team-up with the first issue of JLA/Avengers from 2003.

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Next Time: Aliens vs. Predator (1990)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 132 – Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Hard Travelin’ Heroes + JLA/Avengers #1

Some of My Friends Read Comics 131 – The Amalgam Universe + DC vs Marvel #4

For the last few episodes, we’ve been reading Marvel vs DC, about two universes pitted against each other. But just before the final issue, they merged and Amalgam Comics was born!

We take a look at a handful of those special one-shot issues that all arrived before the event’s finale which we also read! Join us as we explore Amazon, Dark Claw, Super Soldier, Spider-Boy, Doctor Strangefate and the JLX.

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Next Time: We remember the late great Denny O’Neil with Green Lantern & Green Arrow: Hard-Traveling Heroes (Issues 76-81) + We start our next long-read with JLA/Avengers #1 (from 2003).

Some of My Friends Read Comics 131 – The Amalgam Universe + DC vs Marvel #4

Some of My Friends Read Comics 130 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird + DC vs Marvel #3

Teenage. Mutant. Ninja. Turtles. Four words that instantly belong together. We go back to where it all started in Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s original comics from the mid 80’s.

We read the first 7 issues and saw the turtles fight robots, travel to outer space and murder Shredder(?!). Unfortunately, there were no Cowabungas.

Then we read Marvel vs DC part 3 aka the one with all the fights!

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Next Time: We wrap up DC vs. Marvel, but not before reading a few comics from the Amalgam Universe!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 130 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird + DC vs Marvel #3

Some of My Friends Read Comics 129 – Criminal: Bad Weekend + Marvel vs DC #2

There aren’t main writer/artist pairs in comics who work together as consistently as Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips, and yet we’ve never covered their work!

We finally rectify that by reading a spin-off of their long standing Criminal series called Bad Weekend, in which we learn about all kinds of shady practices behind the scenes of the comic book industry.

And then we keep diving deeper into Marvel vs DC with issue #2.

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Next Time: The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics by Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 129 – Criminal: Bad Weekend + Marvel vs DC #2

Some of My Friends Read Comics 128 – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Manga, Vol. 2 + DC vs Marvel #1

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It’s the exciting conclusion to the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time manga with Volume 2! Will Link ever be a little kid again? Will this mysterious Sheik be friend or foe? And how much does this thing line up with the video game?

After that, we begin our long read of Marvel vs DC, featuring the most famous comic book character of all time: Lobo!

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Next Time: Criminal: Bad Weekend by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips

Some of My Friends Read Comics 128 – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Manga, Vol. 2 + DC vs Marvel #1