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!


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

Some of My Friends Read Comics 145 – Avengers West Coast (aka What Happened to Scarlet Witch & Vision’s Kids) + Squadron Supreme #10

Babyhands. This dude has babies for hands. I know this was supposed to be about Wanda and Vision and their weird magic babies or whatever, but as soon as this guy came on the scene he stole the whole damn show like he stole those babies. BABYHANDS. 

This was from West Coast Avengers 50-52 and 56-57, which was a strange selection of issues.

Over in Squadron Supreme #10, we get some spies on the team!

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Next Time: Superman & Lois Lane tie the knot in Superman: The Wedding Album (1996)

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.


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 124 – Sandman, Vol. 4: Season of Mists + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #4


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.


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 111 – Spider-Man/Venom: Maximum Carnage Pt. 2 + All-Star Superman #8


Whoa, Carnage is so Maximum it’s taking us two episodes to get through it. Spider-Man seems to be having a tough time getting through Maximum Carnage as well, because in parts 8-14 he really just can’t deal anymore.

All Star Superman also rolls on with issue 8. Booooooo!!!!! (Don’t worry, that’s a Bizarro Boo.)


Next Time: The New Teen Titans: The Judas Contract (Tales of the Teen Titans #42-44, Annual #3)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 059 – Preacher


The television adaptation of Preacher just started its 2nd season, so we decided to read the first couple of stories from the classic Vertigo comic.

But does it hold up? Or is it yet another gore-fest from writer Garth Ennis?

Special guest Rob Robinson joins us to talk about angels, demons, aliens, vampires and arse-faces as we read issues 1-7 of Preacher.


Next Time: Spider-Man and the Sinister Six!  [Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 (1964) and Amazing Spider-Man #334-339]

Some of My Friends Read Comics 048 – Flash by Mark Waid


For being one of DC’s most important heroes, we sure haven’t given the Flash much attention.

We tried to remedy that by reading a classic Mark Waid story from the early 90s called The Return of Barry Allen, a story that manages to encompass every generation of the Flash.

You’ll get the modern Flash, Wally West. You’ll get the Golden Age Flash, Jay Garrick. And, of course, you’ll get the return of the titular Silver Age Flash… unless there’s a plot twist of some sort… but don’t worry, I’m sure that won’t happen…


Some of My Friends Read Comics 047 – Black Panther by Christopher Priest


Can you believe the Black Panther is getting his own movie? Twenty years ago, most people had never even heard of him and now everyone’s going crazy for him!

To see where his rise began, we’re reading the late 90s reboot that put him on the map, written by Christopher Priest with beautiful painted art by Mark Texeira who is NOT the 1st baseman for the Texas Rangers.

Join us as we check out the first five issues!


Some of My Friends Read Comics 009 – Spider-Man: The Clone Saga


If you’ve ever heard of The Clone Saga before, you probably know that it’s one of the most controversial storylines in Spider-Man’s history, and with good reason.

Originally planned to be a year-long event in the 90’s, it got muddled with so many loose plot threads among different writers that it ended up as a 3-year, 174-issue story that’s generally recognized as a stain on Marvel’s history.

In this week’s episode, the gang takes a look at 2009’s The Real Clone Saga which attempted to distill the story to the key points and tell it in the way it was originally meant to be told. But is it any good? Well we’re obviously not gonna tell you here, listen to the dang episode!!

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