Some of My Friends Read Comics 080 – Action Comics #1000, Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, and Free Comic Book Day 2018

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It’s a major milestone for the Man of Steel as we read the newly released Action Comics #1000, filled with stories honoring Superman as well as Brian Michael Bendis’ first story after his move from Marvel to DC.

And since we’re reading something so modern, we figured we’d take a look at various offerings from this year’s Free Comic Book Day.

AND on top of all that we’re starting our deep dive into the classic Crisis on Infinite Earths by reading the first issue. That’s a lot of stuff!

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Next Time: Infinity War and Crisis on Infinite Earths #2

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Some of My Friends Read Comics 080 – Action Comics #1000, Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, and Free Comic Book Day 2018

Some of My Friends Read Comics 078 – Batman: Year 3 / 3rd Anniversary Celebration!

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It’s our 3-year anniversary, so we had to continue the tradition by reading Batman: Year 3 from 1989 by Marv Wolfman with art by Pat Broderick.

No really, we had to, we’re thankful there’s no Year Four.

Originally from issues 436-439, it appears to be a story retelling Robin’s origin. And then they pasted the “Year Three” title on it. Then they changed “Three” to a “3” for some reason. Look, we don’t know.

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Next Time – Annihilation: Conquest

Some of My Friends Read Comics 078 – Batman: Year 3 / 3rd Anniversary Celebration!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 076 – Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

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The burning question on everyone’s lips: Would Batman have been able to solve the Jack the Ripper murders?

Duh, obviously yeah.

Gotham by Gaslight, an Elseworlds tale from 1989, covers the whole story with art by pre-Hellboy Mike Mignola.

They even just made an animated movie out of it, which is different in A LOT of ways.

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Next Time: Moon Knight (1980) #1-6

Some of My Friends Read Comics 076 – Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

Some of My Friends Read Comics 058 – Prez

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His name is Prez. He was the first teenage president of the USA.

Unfortunately he only got 4 issues from DC back in 1973.

He sure made the most of them though, defeating some Russians, a bunch of gun nuts, and even Dracula and the Wolf Man.

Since poor Prez deserved a decent send-off, we also read Sandman #54 to see Neil Gaiman’s take on the same character 20 years later!

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Next Time: Preacher #1-7

Some of My Friends Read Comics 058 – Prez

Some of My Friends Read Comics 055 – Wonder Woman by George Perez

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There’s a Wonder Woman movie coming out, so we read some Wonder Woman comics because that’s how these things work.

We decided on George Perez’s 1987 reboot, filled to the tippy top with Greek gods, evil body doubles, and really creepy banshee lady.

Join us for Wonder Woman #1-6!

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Some of My Friends Read Comics 055 – Wonder Woman by George Perez

Some of My Friends Read Comics 052 – Batman: Year Two

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It’s our 2nd year anniversary! So of course we had to keep the tradition alive and read Batman: Year Two from the late 80s, a shameless excuse to capitalize on Frank Miller’s iconic Year One.

Miller wasn’t even involved, but you’ll still see Todd McFarlane first work for DC! That’s… something.

We’ll also try to figure out why Batman would team up with the killer of his parents and why Jim Gordon has turned into a complete idiot.

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Some of My Friends Read Comics 052 – Batman: Year Two

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

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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…

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