Some of My Friends Read Comics 154 – Static Shock: Rebirth of the Cool + Amazing Spider-Man #7

Created by Dwayne McDuffie & John Paul Leon in 1993, Static Shock went from being a small project on DC’s Milestone imprint to getting his own cartoon and becoming part of the DC Universe proper.

We read the 2000 miniseries Rebirth of the Cool in which we got our first glimpse at the Milestone Universe and then moved onto Amazing Spider-Man #7 with our first return villain: The Vulture!


Next Time: Loki (2004) by Rob Rodi & Esad Ribic

Some of My Friends Read Comics 147 – Monica Rambeau Origins + Squadron Supreme #12

How many of the Captain Marvels have we talked about? We’ve talked about Mar-Vell and Carol Danvers, but Monica Rambeau hasn’t really come up that often, at least not as Captain Marvel.

With her being featured recently in WandaVision, we thought we’d take a look at her first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 and then the Captain Marvel one-shot from 1989.

And then it’s finally time for Squadron Supreme #12! Final issue! Big fight! Lots of deaths!


Next Time: Captain America: The Winter Solider (Captain America 2004 #1-7)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 075 – Black Panther & Storm Join the Fantastic Four

We heard that Black Panther was kind of a big deal (btw, check out last week’s spoilercast about the movie), so this week we’re looking at his short-lived stint as the leader of the Fantastic Four.

Written in 2007 by Dwayne McDuffie (Damage Control, Static Shock, much of the DC Animated Universe), Fantastic Four 544-550 finds the the titular team in disarray after Civil War. Reed and Sue take a break from the team, so the newly-married T’Challa and Storm join up with Johnny and Ben to fight classic foes like the Silver Surfer and the Frightful Four.

Doctor Strange, the Watchers, and Klaw also make guest appearances!


Next Time: Gotham by Gaslight

Some of My Friends Read Comics 035 – Damage Control by Dwayne McDuffie


Nobody ever thinks about the little guys, the ones who have to clean up after all the superheroes. Nobody but Dwayne McDuffie, that is!

He wrote a few miniseries for Marvel called Damage Control with artist Ernie Colon and together they tackled the comedic world of work orders and bureaucracy.

Join us as we read the 2nd Damage Control miniseries “Acts of Vengeance” from 1989!