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!

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

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

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!!!

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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 161 – Shang-Chi Origins + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #2

Some of My Friends Read Comics 160 – Andre the Giant: Life & Legend + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #1

Some of my friends… WATCH WRESTLING?!?!? We delved into the squared circle with this episode by reading a biography of the biggest man in the industry, Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Brian Box Brown.

Chris and Kia did their best to teach Vince all about this weird world but really we all learned how big of an asshole Andre was.

Then we moved onto our next long read: The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck by Don Rosa. That’s right, the ducks are back baby!!!!!!!

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Next Time: Shang-Chi Origins (Master of Kung Fu #15-19, 126)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 160 – Andre the Giant: Life & Legend + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #1

Some of My Friends Read Comics 159 – Agents of Atlas + Amazing Spider-Man #12

Agents of Atlas is a superhero team with a monkey AND a robot. Wow, it really doesn’t get any better than this folks. We’ve been talking about Jimmy Woo and his weirdly thrown together team for ages and now it’s finally time for us to see what it’s all about.

We read their first appearance as a team back in What If #9 when they saved President Eisenhower, and then we read their first substantial miniseries from 2006 by Jeff Parker and Leonard Kirk.

Then over in Amazing Spider-Man, we finally finish a full year of this book with #12 in which Peter gets unmasked! Like for real!

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Next Time: Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Brian “Box” Brown and the beginning of our next long read: The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck #1 by Don Rosa!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 159 – Agents of Atlas + Amazing Spider-Man #12

Some of My Friends Read Comics 158 – Super Metroid + Amazing Spider-Man #11

With everybody talking about the lore of Metroid these days, and the release of Metroid: Dread on the horizon, we took a look back at some Super Metroid comics from Nintendo Power 57-61 so that we could learn about Samus Aran and her weird bird blood.

And we did it with a guest! Mike from the podcast “Games My Mom Found” joins us and he even read Amazing Spider-Man #11 with us too.

What a swell guy!

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Next Time: Agents of Atlas (2006) 1-6 + What If #9

Some of My Friends Read Comics 158 – Super Metroid + Amazing Spider-Man #11

Some of My Friends Read Comics 157 – Black Widow: Web of Intrigue + Amazing Spider-Man #10

Just like in the movies, Black Widow spent most of her time in the comics as a side character until she finally got to stand in the spotlight on her own.

We took a look at a couple of these stories from the 80’s in a collection called Black Widow: Web of Intrigue, both written by Ralph Macchio.

First up is a George Perez story from Marvel Fanfare #10-13 and then a black & white one-shot in Bizarre Adventures #25 with art by Paul Gulacy.

And of course, we continued Amazing Spider-Man with issue #10 and the least memorable villains of all time.

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Next Time: Super Metroid (from Nintendo Power 57-61)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 157 – Black Widow: Web of Intrigue + Amazing Spider-Man #10

Some of My Friends Read Comics 156 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Pt. 2 + Amazing Spider-Man #9

It’s a busy episode! We’re reading Volume 2 of Ed Brubaker’s Winter Soldier run on Captain America where we see those dastardly Russians fill Bucky’s brain with lies!

There’s also a House of M tie-in issue in the middle which we went ahead and red as well.

Then we end things with the debut of Electro in Amazing Spider-Man #9. Thankfully, J. Jonah Jameson also returns to the series after taking a month off.

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Next Time: Black Widow: Web of Intrigue (Marvel Fanfare #10-13, Bizarre Adventures #25)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 156 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Pt. 2 + Amazing Spider-Man #9

Some of My Friends Read Comics 155 – Loki (2004) + Amazing Spider-Man #8

Loki is everybody’s favorite trickster god and in 2004 he finally got his own 4 issue mini-series by Robert Rodi with painted art by Esad Ribic.

It starts with a victorious Loki, which means he doesn’t have to use any of his fun trademark trickery throughout the book. Hooray!

After reading that, we move onto Amazing Spider-Man #8 in which we see the least likable version of Peter Parker there has ever been.

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Next Time: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Vol. 2 (Captain American 2004 #8-14)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 155 – Loki (2004) + Amazing Spider-Man #8

Some of My Friends Read Comics 154 – Static Shock: Rebirth of the Cool + Amazing Spider-Man #7

Created by Dwayne McDuffie & John Paul Leon in 1993, Static Shock went from being a small project on DC’s Milestone imprint to getting his own cartoon and becoming part of the DC Universe proper.

We read the 2000 miniseries Rebirth of the Cool in which we got our first glimpse at the Milestone Universe and then moved onto Amazing Spider-Man #7 with our first return villain: The Vulture!

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Next Time: Loki (2004) by Rob Rodi & Esad Ribic

Some of My Friends Read Comics 154 – Static Shock: Rebirth of the Cool + Amazing Spider-Man #7

Some of My Friends Read Comics 153 – MODOK’s 11 + Amazing Spider-Man #6

M.O.D.O.K. is easily one of the most bizarre Marvel creations of all time. A big head with tiny baby limbs who flies around in a little machine. Beautiful.

To celebrate his new series, we took a look at his first appearance in Tales of Suspense #94 (the Captain America half of the issue). Then we read Super-Villain Team-Up: Modok’s 11 because we thought we would get lots of Modok (we didn’t).

Then we read Amazing Spider-Man #6 and it’s crazy that after 5 issues in NYC, Spidey ran out of things to do so he went down to Florida to fight The Lizard.

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Next Time: Static Shock: Rebirth of the Cool

Some of My Friends Read Comics 153 – MODOK’s 11 + Amazing Spider-Man #6