Some of My Friends Read Comics 176 – Fear Itself + The Korvac Saga #5 (Avengers #171)

We’re getting into April and we had the idea that we would read some… not great comics this month. Because April Fools Day or something. It’s gonna be the worst tradition ever.

We’re starting with Fear Itself, a Marvel event from 2011 which is basically Thor vs a snake. We have issues with it.

We then continue our read of the Korvac Ultron Saga with Avengers #171.


Next Time: All Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder #1-6 by Frank Miller & Jim Lee

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

Some of My Friends Read Comics 163 – Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #7-12 + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #4

This Jimmy Olsen story has too many characters we’ve never heard of, but now that we’ve read the back half of Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber’s 12-issue Eisner winning maxiseries, we kind of love them all.

We also continued reading through The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck with Chapter 4!


Next Time: We return to Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing (first time since Episode 45 back in January 2017) with Saga of the Swamp Thing #28-34 + Annual #2.

Some of My Friends Read Comics 162 – Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen (2019) #1-6 + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #3

Jimmy Olsen?!??! It’s easy to forget that Superman’s Pal used to have his own long-running series filled with adventures, but now he’s back and winning Eisner Awards thanks to Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber!

We read the first half of the 2019 maxi-series which is all about the murder of Jimmy Olsen’s fake body double.

Then we continued The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck with Chapter 3!


Next Time: We finish up Jimmy Olsen with issues #7-12!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 083 – FF 2012: Scott Lang Takes Over the Fantastic Faux + Crisis 4


We continue our tradition of celebrating Marvel movies by looking at the time that hero took over the Fantastic Four. This time, it’s Scott Lang’s turn!

The Fantastic Four have gone away for a bit and they’ve left some other heroes in charge of the Future Foundation to look after all those smart kids.

Ant-Man, She-Hulk, Medusa, and Miss Thing do their best in issues 4-8 of FF (the 2013 reboot) by Fraction and Allred.

The trade collection will confuse you by calling itself FF Vol 1: Fantastic Faux.

Also, we continue our look at Crisis on Infinite Earths, with Issue 4, in which…the plot continues…?


Next Time: Prez (2015)!