Some of My Friends Read Comics 091 – Crisis on Infinite Earths Finale + Secret Wars 1

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We’ve reached the final issue of Crisis on Infinite Earths!

And as our first long-read book ends, we jump right into our next one and begin Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars (yes, that’s the full title).

We look back at the entirety of DC’s first event and what it meant for comics as a whole before reading Secret Wars #1 to see what direction Marvel took for their first event.

And we’ll keep reading an issue of Secret Wars every episode to see how the story progresses!

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Next Time: Afterlife with Archie

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Some of My Friends Read Comics 091 – Crisis on Infinite Earths Finale + Secret Wars 1

Some of My Friends Read Comics 090 – Venom: Lethal Protector + Crisis 11

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You want teeth? Venom’s got teeth!

As his first movie approaches release, we thought we’d read his first titular miniseries, Venom: Lethal Protector from 1993.

Venom travels through time*, fights five different versions of his own symbiote spawn, and deals with three different dudes in suits.

And we’ve got a special no-prize going out to the first listener to count all the teeth in these issues!

PLUS! We read the penultimate issue of Crisis on Infinite Earths…and it’s good?

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Next Time: We wrap up Crisis on Infinite Earths with issue #12 and start our next long reading project, Secret Wars (1984) #1!

*Venom does not travel through time.

Some of My Friends Read Comics 090 – Venom: Lethal Protector + Crisis 11

Some of My Friends Read Comics 089 – Batwoman: Elegy by Greg Rucka & J.H. Williams III + Crisis 10

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When Batman is dead, who gets to take over Detective Comics? Batwoman!

With issue 854, Kate Kane became the star of the title and creators Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III made sure she stepped up to the plate.

It’s not often that we get to talk about werewolves and lesbian tuxedo meet-cutes in the same episode, but here we are. Join us for Batwoman: Elegy.

Also, we near the homestretch of Crisis on Infinite Earths with issue 10, as our characters abandon the issue’s plot halfway through to do something way more interesting. And Wildcat once again is nowhere to be seen.

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Next Time: Venom: Lethal Protector!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 089 – Batwoman: Elegy by Greg Rucka & J.H. Williams III + Crisis 10

Some of My Friends Read Comics 088 – The Goon

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Even the undead fear… The Goon! But who is The Goon? We take a look at Eric Powell’s strange pulpy horror adventure crime comic series about a tough guy who beats up spiders and zombies and elves and cows and anyone else who needs a beating.

We’re looking at 4 issues (and a color special) that were self published by Eric Powell, but that Dark Horse later released as Volume 1 of the Goon.

We’re also getting close to the end of Crisis on Infinite Earths with issue #9 of our continuing series.

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Next Time: Batwoman: Elegy by Greg Rucka & JH Williams III

Some of My Friends Read Comics 088 – The Goon

Some of My Friends Read Comics 087 – Hellboy: Krampusnacht and Hellboy/Beasts of Burden + Crisis 8

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It’s Eisner season again! This year we took a look at the winner for best single issue, Hellboy: Krampusnacht.

But of course one issue’s not enough for us. We thought we’d also visit our old friends (and previous Eisner winners) Beasts of Burden in their team-up with Hellboy called Sacrifice before moving on to our continuing read of Crisis on Infinite Earths with issue #8. We’re two-thirds of the way through!

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Next Time: The Goon

Some of My Friends Read Comics 087 – Hellboy: Krampusnacht and Hellboy/Beasts of Burden + Crisis 8

Some of My Friends Read Comics 086 – Steve Ditko’s Blue Beetle and Question + Crisis 7

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In this episode, we honor Steve Ditko’s memory by reading one of his rare solo creations as both writer and penciller with Charloton Comics’ Blue Beetle #1-5 from 1967.

These issues also featured backup stories with The Question, so we take the time to talk about some of these early Charlton characters before they made their way to the DC Universe.

Also: Crisis on Infinite Earths heats up with the double-sized Issue #7! We finally get a backstory, stakes, a villain with an understandable motive, and emotional payoff! Spoiler-alert for what happens on the cover: Supergirl dies!

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Next Time: The 2018 Eisner Award winner for Best Single Issue “Hellboy: Krampusnacht”!  And we’ll revisit the Beasts of Burden when they crossed over with Hellboy in 2010’s “Beasts of Burden/Hellboy: Sacrifice”.

 

Some of My Friends Read Comics 086 – Steve Ditko’s Blue Beetle and Question + Crisis 7

Some of My Friends Read Comics 084 – Prez (2015) + Crisis 5

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Happy 4th of July!

Last year we talked about Prez, the 1st teen president, so this year we decided to celebrate America’s upcoming reboot by reading the Prez reboot from 2015.

This time it’s a teenager named Beth Ross in the year 2036 who takes on robots, cat flu, and evil corporations like Pharmaduke.

Join us to find out if Transylvania sends any vampires again.

lus, we continue our look into Crisis on Infinite Earths! Things are finally starting to get good!

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Next Time: We get into some classic 90s X-Men with X-Force 70-75!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 084 – Prez (2015) + Crisis 5