Some of My Friends Read Comics 136 – Rat Queens + Squadron Supreme #1

They’re not rats and they’re technically not queens, they’re Rat Queens! A band of D&D-esque adventurers in a D&D-esque world just starting fights everywhere they go. We read the first volume of this Image title.

And then we begin our long read of Mark Gruenwald’s Squadron Supreme from 1984, which is some nice escapist fiction about fixing our broken brainwashed government.


Next Time: The Boys: The Name of the Game by Garth Ennis & Darick Robertson

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.


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 129 – Criminal: Bad Weekend + Marvel vs DC #2

There aren’t main writer/artist pairs in comics who work together as consistently as Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips, and yet we’ve never covered their work!

We finally rectify that by reading a spin-off of their long standing Criminal series called Bad Weekend, in which we learn about all kinds of shady practices behind the scenes of the comic book industry.

And then we keep diving deeper into Marvel vs DC with issue #2.


Next Time: The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics by Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 012 – Top Ten by Alan Moore


In the Criminal Justice System, the super-people gotta deal with two separate, yet equally important groups. The Top Ten precinct and their dog-boss who investigate the super-crimes and the shark-people who do a terrible job of trying to defend them. This is Alan Moore’s story.