First vs Last 03 – X-Men Origins: Wolverine vs Logan


In 2009, after the abomination of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, who would have thought the Wolverine trilogy would rise from the ashes like a phoenix to bring us Logan, one of the best superhero movies of all time.

In this spoiler-filled episode, we discuss the whole Wolverine “trilogy” and how Logan and Origins have remarkably similar beats (only one movie is, you know, good). We also reflect on Hugh Jackman’s 17-year tenure as James Howlett/Logan/Wolverine. And what scenes in Logan made us cry (spoiler alert: it’s different for each of our panelists)!

Plus the answers to questions you didn’t even know you needed to know about Wolverine’s healing factor!

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Some of My Friends Read Comics 050 – Iron Fist by Claremont & Byrne


Iron Fist is finally getting his own TV show and we’re not entirely sure who’s excited about that. We went back to the mid-70’s to read his first solo series in hopes of finding out where his appeal came from… and we came up short.

The good news is that literally every other character is way more interesting than Danny Rand himself, so there’s still plenty of fun stuff to talk about.

Join us for our 50th Episode Super Kung-Fu Podstravagaza Special which is secretly hosted by skeletons wearing our clothes.


Some of My Friends Read Comics 044 – Great Lakes Avengers and GLX-Mas


It’s the mid-2000’s revival that nobody asked for! But hot damn was it amazing. It’s Squirrel Girl! And she joined the Great Lakes Avengers in a little miniseries called GLA: Misassembled.

But then they became the GLX (because X-Men, duh) and so then there was a GLX-Mas one-shot special and we just went ahead and read the whole damn thing.

There’s a death in every single issue, surely that will put you in the holiday spirit!


Some of My Friends Read Comics 042 – Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.


Nextwave! A little Marvel series you’ve maybe never heard of that’s generated quite a bit of a cult following. Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen take us on a wild ride that manages to both celebrate and parody everything we love about superhero comics.

We read the first 6 issues, join us to find out if we exploded!


Some of My Friends Read Comics 040 – Doctor Strange: The Oath


Doctor Strange is almost here! If the trailers are to be believed, Marvel’s next movie is going to have us unwrapping our minds, opening them up to new possibilities.

We figured we’d better get some practice with that, so we read a Doctor Strange miniseries from 2007 called The Oath written by frenemy of the show, Brian K. Vaughan, and drawn by Marcos Martin.

Join us to find out which otherworldly horror we’re getting tattoos of!


Some of My Friends Read Comics 028 – Power Pack


How was there not a Power Pack cartoon in the ‘80s? How is there not one NOW?!?

We took a look at issues 1-4 of this 1984 Marvel superteam created by debut writer Louise Simonson and artist June Brigman.

We really let it transport us to a land of sugary cereals on Saturday morning and fake unicorn grandparents that you love more than your actual family (yes, really).

We also try to figure out why someone named Alex Power would choose the much lamer “Gee” as a codename.  Get it together, Alex. You’re an embarrassment to the Power Pack.


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 018 – Punisher Christmas Specials

Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals!

Few things go together better than The Punisher and Christmas (maybe peanut butter & jelly, spaghetti & meatballs, or lamb & tuna fish).  Get into the holiday spirit with Marvel’s foremost vigilante – The Punisher – as he murders a bunch of bad guys on Christmas!

In this episode, we look at the Punisher Christmas Specials from 2004, 2005, and 2006, and the gang is more divided than ever!  Listen as we fail to agree on the Punisher AT ALL.


Some of My Friends Read Comics 013 – Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan


Kids run away for lots of reasons, but most of the time it’s because they find out their parents are supervillains, right? Right?

Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) brings us one of Marvel’s most original superhero teams since the 60’s and one of the greatest entry points for any reader into the wonderful world of comic books.


Some of My Friends Read Comics 009 – Spider-Man: The Clone Saga


If you’ve ever heard of The Clone Saga before, you probably know that it’s one of the most controversial storylines in Spider-Man’s history, and with good reason.

Originally planned to be a year-long event in the 90’s, it got muddled with so many loose plot threads among different writers that it ended up as a 3-year, 174-issue story that’s generally recognized as a stain on Marvel’s history.

In this week’s episode, the gang takes a look at 2009’s The Real Clone Saga which attempted to distill the story to the key points and tell it in the way it was originally meant to be told. But is it any good? Well we’re obviously not gonna tell you here, listen to the dang episode!!

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