Some of My Friends Read Comics 078 – Batman: Year 3 / 3rd Anniversary Celebration!

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It’s our 3-year anniversary, so we had to continue the tradition by reading Batman: Year 3 from 1989 by Marv Wolfman with art by Pat Broderick.

No really, we had to, we’re thankful there’s no Year Four.

Originally from issues 436-439, it appears to be a story retelling Robin’s origin. And then they pasted the “Year Three” title on it. Then they changed “Three” to a “3” for some reason. Look, we don’t know.

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Next Time – Annihilation: Conquest

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Some of My Friends Read Comics 078 – Batman: Year 3 / 3rd Anniversary Celebration!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 077 – Moon Knight by Doug Moench & Bill Sienkiewicz

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Has anyone even heard of Moon Knight?

We read the first 6 issues from his ongoing series in 1980 and we’ve learned that he might be crazy or he might be dead.

Or both.

And he has multiple personalities.

He also might have werewolf blood.

There’s a lot to unpack here. Join us while we try!

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Next Time: Batman: Year Three (Batman 436-439)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 077 – Moon Knight by Doug Moench & Bill Sienkiewicz

Some of My Friends Read Comics 075 – Black Panther & Storm Join the Fantastic Four

We heard that Black Panther was kind of a big deal (btw, check out last week’s spoilercast about the movie), so this week we’re looking at his short-lived stint as the leader of the Fantastic Four.

Written in 2007 by Dwayne McDuffie (Damage Control, Static Shock, much of the DC Animated Universe), Fantastic Four 544-550 finds the the titular team in disarray after Civil War. Reed and Sue take a break from the team, so the newly-married T’Challa and Storm join up with Johnny and Ben to fight classic foes like the Silver Surfer and the Frightful Four.

Doctor Strange, the Watchers, and Klaw also make guest appearances!

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Next Time: Gotham by Gaslight

Some of My Friends Read Comics 075 – Black Panther & Storm Join the Fantastic Four

Some of My Friends Read Comics 073 – She-Hulk (2004) by Dan Slott

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Anyone else ever been in a court room, representing a ghost or maybe Spider-Man, and just dying to change into She-Hulk?

But you can’t because your boss really wants you to stay regular old Jennifer Walters? But then he screws up by letting a bunch of miniaturized super-villains escape from a high-tech prison? Yeah, me neither.

Join us as we read She-Hulk 1-6 from 2004!

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Next Time: Marvel Weddings (Fantastic Four Annual #3, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21, X-Men #30)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 073 – She-Hulk (2004) by Dan Slott

Some of My Friends Read Comics 072 – Amazing Spider-Man #400: The Death of Aunt May

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Aunt May. It’s really a miracle that she lived as long as she did. The woman was in her 70’s for about 30 years, always on the verge of death from some disease or another.

In 1995, writer J. M. DeMatteis agreed and finally killed her off in Amazing Spider-Man #400.

There were also a bunch of Spider-Clones running around. Don’t worry, we’ll talk about that. Of course we’ll talk about that.

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Next Time: She-Hulk (2004) #1-6 by Dan Slott

Some of My Friends Read Comics 072 – Amazing Spider-Man #400: The Death of Aunt May

Some of My Friends Read Comics 070 – X-Mas Special: Uncanny X-Men 143 & Gotham Central: Soft Targets

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Happy Holidays! We’re embracing the spirit of togetherness by reading seasonal comics by both DC AND Marvel!

For DC, we’re covering Gotham Central #12-15 about a murderous rampage from the Joker just days before Christmas.

For Marvel, it’s Uncanny X-Men #143 featuring Kitty Pryde alone at the X-Mansion while everyone is away on vacation.

Join us and see if you can figure out who secretly got drunk on eggnog while we recorded.

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Next Time: The Death of Captain Marvel

Some of My Friends Read Comics 070 – X-Mas Special: Uncanny X-Men 143 & Gotham Central: Soft Targets

Some of My Friends Read Comics 069 – Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

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In the mid-90s, Lucasfilm decided to fill in the Star Wars gap between episodes 5 and 6 with Shadows of the Empire.

There was a game, a book, a soundtrack, a junior novelization… pretty much everything except a movie.

There was even a comic book! And we read it! All 6 issues!

What’s gonna happen?

Is Luke gonna die?! (no) Is Boba Fett gonna die?! (no) Is Han gonna get delivered to Jabba?! (yeah) Is Leia going to be the victim of sexual assault?! (omg, what the hell did we just read).

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Some of My Friends Read Comics 069 – Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire