Some of My Friends Read Comics 131 – The Amalgam Universe + DC vs Marvel #4

For the last few episodes, we’ve been reading Marvel vs DC, about two universes pitted against each other. But just before the final issue, they merged and Amalgam Comics was born!

We take a look at a handful of those special one-shot issues that all arrived before the event’s finale which we also read! Join us as we explore Amazon, Dark Claw, Super Soldier, Spider-Boy, Doctor Strangefate and the JLX.


Next Time: We remember the late great Denny O’Neil with Green Lantern & Green Arrow: Hard-Traveling Heroes (Issues 76-81) + We start our next long-read with JLA/Avengers #1 (from 2003).

Some of My Friends Read Comics 122 – Archie (2015 reboot) by Mark Waid & Fiona Staples + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #2


On today’s episode, we explore the rare Non-Gritty Reboot. I assure you, they exist. At the very least, one example exists: Archie. In 2015, Mark Waid and Fiona Staples brought Archie back to mainstream comics. And it’s nothing like Riverdale.

We checked out the first six issues and then continued our read of Marvels: Eye of the Camera with issue #2.


Next Time: The Origins of Batman villain Ra’s Al Ghul with Batman 232, 243, and 244!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 067 – Kingdom Come


Justice League’s almost out, but we had the brilliant idea of reading about the FUTURE JLA from Alex Ross and Mark Waid’s Kingdom Come in 1996. A beautifully painted miniseries where the only characters that matter are Superman and Batman.

Turns out it’s barely about the Justice League. Whoops! But hey, at least it’s pretty.


Next time: The Flash: Iron Heights by Geoff Johns & Ethan Van Sciver

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


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…


Some of My Friends Read Comics 036 – Ruse by Mark Waid


It’s about time we did another non-superhero book. This time we jump to the Crossgen universe (yes, they had a universe!) to read Ruse by one of our favorites writers, Mark Waid.

It’s a Sherlock Holmes story, but if it focused more on a female Watson who uses time-stop magic that Sherlock doesn’t know about.

Don’t worry, it’ll all make sense. Join us for Ruse 1-5!