Some of My Friends Read Comics 125 – The Kentucky Fried Chicken Trilogy + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #5

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Remember that time Colonel Sanders defeated the evil Colonel Sunder from Earth-3 by taking down his knock-off fried chicken franchise with the help of Green Lantern and Flash?

Well you’re remembering it wrong, Colonel Sanders doesn’t need nobody’s help.

We read a 3-pack of KFC/DC crossover comics from 2015-2017 and then we experienced an actually intriguing story beat in Marvels: Eye of the Camera #5.

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Next Time: New Mutants: The Demon Bear Saga (New Mutants 18-21)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 125 – The Kentucky Fried Chicken Trilogy + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #5

Some of My Friends Read Comics 124 – Sandman, Vol. 4: Season of Mists + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #4

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It’s high time we read some Sandman for this show. No, not the the literal sand guy from Spider-Man. It’s the Neil Gaiman series that made Vertigo Comics famous.

We jumped straight into Volume 4: Season of Mists, which seems to be less about seasons and more about land ownership rights.

Then we keep reading Marvels: Eye of the Camera and we regret every second of it.

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Next Time: April Fools’ Day with the KFC Colonel Sanders Trilogy: The Colonel of Two Worlds (2015), Colonel Corps (2016), Green Lantern/Colonel Sanders: Across the Universe (2017)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 124 – Sandman, Vol. 4: Season of Mists + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #4

That Was a Game – Season 2, Episode 4: Dragon’s Lair 3D: Return to the Lair

The 1980’s arcade classic Dragon’s Lair was updated for Gamecube and the original Xbox in 2002 as a cel-shaded 3D platformer.

Released before The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Dragon’s Lair 3D: Return to the Lair has janky controls and incredibly cheap deaths, but an incredibly cool art style that evokes the original game.

That Was a Game – Season 2, Episode 4: Dragon’s Lair 3D: Return to the Lair

Some of My Friends Read Comics 123 – Batman & Ra’s Al Ghul + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #3

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It’s finally time for us to cover one of Batman’s greatest villains: a leopard! (Actually, it’s Ra’s al Ghul, but the fight with the leopard looked cooler).

We take a look at Old Ghoulie’s first appearance in Batman 232 and then his first rise from a Lazarus Pit in issues 243 and 244. All by Dennis O’Neil and Neal Adams.

And do we have to keep mentioning Marvels: Eye of the Camera? We’re on issue 3.

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Next Time: Sandman Vol 4: Seasons of Mist (Issues 21-28)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 123 – Batman & Ra’s Al Ghul + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #3

Some of My Friends Read Comics 122 – Archie (2015 reboot) by Mark Waid & Fiona Staples + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #2

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On today’s episode, we explore the rare Non-Gritty Reboot. I assure you, they exist. At the very least, one example exists: Archie. In 2015, Mark Waid and Fiona Staples brought Archie back to mainstream comics. And it’s nothing like Riverdale.

We checked out the first six issues and then continued our read of Marvels: Eye of the Camera with issue #2.

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Next Time: The Origins of Batman villain Ra’s Al Ghul with Batman 232, 243, and 244!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 122 – Archie (2015 reboot) by Mark Waid & Fiona Staples + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #2

Some of My Friends Read Comics 121 – Birds of Prey by Gail Simone + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #1

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In my headcanon, Birds of Prey was always 3 members: Oracle, Black Canary, and Huntress. Turns out Huntress didn’t even join the team until Gail Simone took over in 2003. Turns out Harley Quinn was definitely not on the team.

We read the first few issues of Simone’s run from #56-61 and then we continued our read of Marvels with the 1st issue of the followup miniseries, Marvels: Eye of the Camera.

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Next Time: Archie gets rebooted in 2015 by Mark Waid & Fiona Staples!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 121 – Birds of Prey by Gail Simone + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #1

Some of My Friends Read Comics 120 – Superman by Alan Moore + Marvels #4

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We’ve got more Moore than you can handle, as we take a double dose of Alan Moore’s Superman from the 1980s!

First up, Alan Moore teams up with his future Watchmen collaborator Dave Gibbons with 1985’s “For the Man Who Has Everything”, where Batman & Wonder Woman try their darndest to find a good birthday present for Superman, while Superman imagines a world where Krypton did not explode and he never came to Earth.

Then, we check out the final story of the pre-Crisis Superman with Alan Moore and Curt Swan’s “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” As Bill Hader’s Stephon would say, this book has everything: Krypto the Superdog, superbabies turning coal into diamonds, Jimmy Olsen & Lana Lang getting superpowers, and Superman defending his friends against all his foes. It’s a classic story you don’t want to miss!

And finally, we conclude Phil Sheldon’s journey through the early days of the Marvel Universe with Kurt Busiek & Alex Ross’s “Marvels #4”! (That’s not really true, we start the sequel “Marvels: Eye of the Camera” next episode.)

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Next Time: Birds of Prey: Of Like Minds by Gail Simone (Birds of Prey #56-61) + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #1

Some of My Friends Read Comics 120 – Superman by Alan Moore + Marvels #4