Some of My Friends Read Comics 161 – Shang-Chi Origins + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #2

Shang-Chi! CM Punk! It’s a double-topical episode! Shang-Chi is finally getting a movie and we admittedly knew absolutely nothing about him, so we went back to his beginnings in Special Marvel Edition #15 & #16 which was then renamed to Master of Kung Fu and the story continued with #17-19.

But we didn’t stop there! We also read Master of Kung Fu #126 written by the Best in the World himself, CM Punk.

Then we continued our long-read of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck with #2. So much content!!!


Next Time: 2021 Eisner Award Winner for “Best Limited Series” –  Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #1-6 by Matt Fraction & Steve Lieber

Some of My Friends Read Comics 093 – Remembering Stan Lee + Secret Wars 3

With the passing of Stan Lee, we took a look back at some of his classic origin stories in Fantastic Four #1, Amazing Fantasy #15 and Avengers #1.

We celebrated this legend’s life the only way we knew how: debating what credit he should actually receive and how much should go to Ditko & Kirby.

Then we continued Secret Wars with issue 3 in which lots of stuff maybe happened. Blink and you’ll miss it!


Next Time: Batman: A Death in the Family (Batman 426-429)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 081 – Infinity War (the Comic)


Infinity War “The Comic” is a little different from Infinity War “The Movie.”

There are lots of evil doppelgangers, Adam Warlock is the most important character, and the infinity gems aren’t working together (due to a previously established court ruling).

Galactus also shows up long enough to make a real boneheaded move. Nice going, Galactus.


Next Time: Dr. Doom steals the Silver Surfer’s powers in Fantastic Four 57-60, by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 066 – Thor by Walt Simonson


If we’ve learned anything from this show, the best way to make a cool Thor comic is to take a non-human character and put Thor clothes on it. It worked with Frog Thor and it totally works with Beta Ray Bill.

We read his 1st appearance at the beginning of Walt Simonson’s classic run from the mid 80s in issues 337-343.

Thor also fights a dragon and changes his secret identity situation from unnecessary to still unnecessary.


Next Time: Kingdom Come

Some of My Friends Read Comics 056 – The Infinity Gauntlet


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.


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

Some of My Friends Read Comics 027 – Civil War


Next week, the Marvel Cinematic Universe tears itself apart in Captain America: Civil War, based on the best-selling Marvel comic CIVIL WAR!

We go back 10 years ago to read the original CIVIL WAR, where Captain America and Iron Man broke up, Spider-Man told the world he was Peter Parker, and everybody’s best friend (who hadn’t been in a comic in over decade) died!

This one’s for Cody!


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

Elton John and Tim Rice with awards for song "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" - 1994 (67th)

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]