Some of My Friends Read Comics 134 – I Hate Fairyland by Skottie Young + JLA/Avengers #3

It’s a scientific fact that stories about maniacal ax-wielding children are always entertaining. I Hate Fairyland is no exception, although I guess technically it’s about a woman who just looks like a kid because she’s spent 27 years stuck in a sugary wonderland.

We read the first 5 issues of writer/artist Skottie Young’s recent Image series and then we continued JLA/Avengers with issue #3.

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Next Time: Marvel Assistant Editor’s Month 1984 (Avengers #239, Dazzler #30, Defenders #127, Marvel Team-Up #137, Thing #7)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 134 – I Hate Fairyland by Skottie Young + JLA/Avengers #3

Some of My Friends Read Comics 132 – Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Hard Travelin’ Heroes + JLA/Avengers #1

This week on the show, we remember Dennis O’Neil with a look back at his run with Neal Adams on Green Lantern from 1970, in which he explored a few topics that superheroes didn’t often tackle.

Green Lantern shared the spotlight with Green Arrow to start their “Hard Travelin’ Heroes” Era, and we read issues 76-81. After that we jumped into another DC/Marvel team-up with the first issue of JLA/Avengers from 2003.

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Next Time: Aliens vs. Predator (1990)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 132 – Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Hard Travelin’ Heroes + JLA/Avengers #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

Some of My Friends Read Comics 112 – Teen Titans: The Judas Contract + All-Star Superman #9

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There’s a spy in the Teen Titans… and she works for Deathstroke! Dick Grayson drops the Robin mantle to debut Nightwing! There’s a new team member named Jericho, a sweet little mute boy!

It’s the Judas Contract from Tales of the Teen Titans #42-44 and Teen Titans Annual #3.

And over in All Star Superman #9, Clark deals with some real assholes!

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Next Time: We celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving with Alpha Flight (Uncanny X-Men #120 + Alpha Flight #1-4)
Some of My Friends Read Comics 112 – Teen Titans: The Judas Contract + All-Star Superman #9

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

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

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

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 056 – The Infinity Gauntlet

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We’re heading back out to space!

As the Marvel Cinematic Universe keeps building towards Infinity War, we’re doing the same with all of Jim Starlin’s Infinity books and this time it’s the Infinity Gauntlet, a 6-issue miniseries and one of Marvel’s best event comics of all time.

Spoiler Alert: Thanos kills everybody.

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Next Time: Amazing Spider-Man 298-300 – The Birth of Venom!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 056 – The Infinity Gauntlet

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 020 – The New Teen Titans

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When it comes to classic superteams, one of the first names that comes up is the Teen Titans.

It started out as kid versions of DC’s big guns, but when Marv Wolfman and George Perez reinvented the series with The New Teen Titans, they became one of the most popular teams of the 80’s.

Join us as we check out issues 1-6 from 1980!

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Some of My Friends Read Comics 020 – The New Teen Titans

Some of My Friends Read Comics 002 – Ultron Double-Feature

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There’s more than one way to skin an evil murderous robot. Vince, Chris, and Kia took a look back at a couple of classic Ultron stories written 30 years apart to see just how things have changed in the comic book world.

LISTEN in amazement as they discuss differences between the movies and the comics and try to wrap their heads around exactly what the heck is going on with the Avengers.

This episode: Avengers Vol. 1 #66-68 [1969], Avengers Vol. 3 #19-22 (Ultron Unlimited) [1999]

Next episode: Marvel’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters #20-24 [1979]

Some of My Friends Read Comics 002 – Ultron Double-Feature