Some of My Friends Read Comics 199 – Young Avengers, Pt. 2 + Knightfall #6

It’s time for the 2nd half of our Young Avengers two-parter! We dive into issues #7-12 and learn more about Teddy’s birthright while also speed-running the secret of Billy’s speedster twin brother (because they gotta wrap this series up ASAP).

Then we continue Batman: Knightfall with Chapter 6 in Detective Comics #661, where we learn to NEVER mess with the firefighter’s union.


Next Time: Our 200th Episode Celebration with Alan Moore’s 1963.

Some of My Friends Read Comics 198 – Young Avengers, Pt. 1 + Knightfall #5

We’re jumping back to mid-2000s Marvel with a 2-part look at Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung’s Young Avengers, a brand new teen superhero team starring Kate Bishop, Cassie Lang, and some other friends from the MCU!

We also get to spend plenty of time with Jessica Jones, Captain America, and Iron Man as they try to figure out just who the Young Avengers are and why Kang is involved.

Then the Joker hires a Scarecrow-knockoff in Chapter 5 of Knightfall in Batman #494.


Next Time: We finish Young Avengers with issues 7-12!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 167 – Hawkeye by Matt Fraction & David Aja + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #8

Hawkeye is one of those poor characters who also seems to be the butt of jokes for his lack of powers. The Matt Fraction & David Aja series from 2012 is widely regarded as one of Hawkeye’s best, so we thought we’d see what it had to offer.

But wait… Clint Barton and Kate Bishop are BOTH Hawkeye around this time. Is that okay? (It’s fine.)

There’s a bonus Young Avengers story in this volume too, which we read before jumping over to The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck #8, which gave us a taste of that classic DUCK RAGE.


Next Time: Edge of Spider-Verse