Some of My Friends Read Comics 094 – Batman: A Death in the Family + Secret Wars 4


In 1988, DC Comics urged the American people to exercise their right to vote by calling a 900 number and deciding the fate of Robin #2, Jason Todd.

The people were not kind to Jason.

We read “Batman: A Death in the Family” from issues 426-429 by Jim Aparo & Jim “Infinity” Starlin. Does anybody actually call him that? Anyways, this book doesn’t get very cosmic, but we do get the Joker/Ayatollah team-up we didn’t know we needed.

All this, plus Secret Wars #4!


Next Time: The Death of Superman!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 087 – Hellboy: Krampusnacht and Hellboy/Beasts of Burden + Crisis 8


It’s Eisner season again! This year we took a look at the winner for best single issue, Hellboy: Krampusnacht.

But of course one issue’s not enough for us. We thought we’d also visit our old friends (and previous Eisner winners) Beasts of Burden in their team-up with Hellboy called Sacrifice before moving on to our continuing read of Crisis on Infinite Earths with issue #8. We’re two-thirds of the way through!


Next Time: The Goon

Some of My Friends Read Comics 076 – Batman: Gotham by Gaslight


The burning question on everyone’s lips: Would Batman have been able to solve the Jack the Ripper murders?

Duh, obviously yeah.

Gotham by Gaslight, an Elseworlds tale from 1989, covers the whole story with art by pre-Hellboy Mike Mignola.

They even just made an animated movie out of it, which is different in A LOT of ways.


Next Time: Moon Knight (1980) #1-6