Some of My Friends Read Comics 127 – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Manga, Vol. 1 + Marvels: Epilogue

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Some of My Friends Read… Manga?!?!? And Play Video Games?!?!?!

After 5 years, we finally delve into some content from Japan: The Ocarina of Time manga adaptation from the Legend of Zelda series. Did we get confused reading right to left? Were we able to switch back for the Marvels Epilogue? (Yes, it was fine.)

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Next Time: We close out The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time with Volume 2 + we start reading DC vs. Marvel issue by issue.

Some of My Friends Read Comics 127 – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Manga, Vol. 1 + Marvels: Epilogue

Some of My Friends Read Comics 126 – The New Mutants: The Demon Bear Saga + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #6

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Marvel’s had plenty of titles dedicated to the “next generation” of X-Men, but New Mutants was the first.

We jumped into the Demon Bear Saga and read issues 18-21 written by Chris Claremont in his prime and with the wIcKeD art of Bill Sienkiewicz.

Then we finished up Marvels: Eye of the Camera with the unexpectedly moving issue 6.

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Next Time: After 5 years, we finally decide to dip our toe into manga with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Vol. 1 by Akira Himekawa

Some of My Friends Read Comics 126 – The New Mutants: The Demon Bear Saga + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #6

Some of My Friends Read Comics 125 – The Kentucky Fried Chicken Trilogy + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #5

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Remember that time Colonel Sanders defeated the evil Colonel Sunder from Earth-3 by taking down his knock-off fried chicken franchise with the help of Green Lantern and Flash?

Well you’re remembering it wrong, Colonel Sanders doesn’t need nobody’s help.

We read a 3-pack of KFC/DC crossover comics from 2015-2017 and then we experienced an actually intriguing story beat in Marvels: Eye of the Camera #5.

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Next Time: New Mutants: The Demon Bear Saga (New Mutants 18-21)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 125 – The Kentucky Fried Chicken Trilogy + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #5

Some of My Friends Read Comics 124 – Sandman, Vol. 4: Season of Mists + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #4

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It’s high time we read some Sandman for this show. No, not the the literal sand guy from Spider-Man. It’s the Neil Gaiman series that made Vertigo Comics famous.

We jumped straight into Volume 4: Season of Mists, which seems to be less about seasons and more about land ownership rights.

Then we keep reading Marvels: Eye of the Camera and we regret every second of it.

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Next Time: April Fools’ Day with the KFC Colonel Sanders Trilogy: The Colonel of Two Worlds (2015), Colonel Corps (2016), Green Lantern/Colonel Sanders: Across the Universe (2017)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 124 – Sandman, Vol. 4: Season of Mists + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #4

Some of My Friends Read Comics 123 – Batman & Ra’s Al Ghul + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #3

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It’s finally time for us to cover one of Batman’s greatest villains: a leopard! (Actually, it’s Ra’s al Ghul, but the fight with the leopard looked cooler).

We take a look at Old Ghoulie’s first appearance in Batman 232 and then his first rise from a Lazarus Pit in issues 243 and 244. All by Dennis O’Neil and Neal Adams.

And do we have to keep mentioning Marvels: Eye of the Camera? We’re on issue 3.

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Next Time: Sandman Vol 4: Seasons of Mist (Issues 21-28)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 123 – Batman & Ra’s Al Ghul + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #3

Some of My Friends Read Comics 122 – Archie (2015 reboot) by Mark Waid & Fiona Staples + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #2

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On today’s episode, we explore the rare Non-Gritty Reboot. I assure you, they exist. At the very least, one example exists: Archie. In 2015, Mark Waid and Fiona Staples brought Archie back to mainstream comics. And it’s nothing like Riverdale.

We checked out the first six issues and then continued our read of Marvels: Eye of the Camera with issue #2.

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Next Time: The Origins of Batman villain Ra’s Al Ghul with Batman 232, 243, and 244!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 122 – Archie (2015 reboot) by Mark Waid & Fiona Staples + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #2

Some of My Friends Read Comics 120 – Superman by Alan Moore + Marvels #4

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We’ve got more Moore than you can handle, as we take a double dose of Alan Moore’s Superman from the 1980s!

First up, Alan Moore teams up with his future Watchmen collaborator Dave Gibbons with 1985’s “For the Man Who Has Everything”, where Batman & Wonder Woman try their darndest to find a good birthday present for Superman, while Superman imagines a world where Krypton did not explode and he never came to Earth.

Then, we check out the final story of the pre-Crisis Superman with Alan Moore and Curt Swan’s “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” As Bill Hader’s Stephon would say, this book has everything: Krypto the Superdog, superbabies turning coal into diamonds, Jimmy Olsen & Lana Lang getting superpowers, and Superman defending his friends against all his foes. It’s a classic story you don’t want to miss!

And finally, we conclude Phil Sheldon’s journey through the early days of the Marvel Universe with Kurt Busiek & Alex Ross’s “Marvels #4”! (That’s not really true, we start the sequel “Marvels: Eye of the Camera” next episode.)

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Next Time: Birds of Prey: Of Like Minds by Gail Simone (Birds of Prey #56-61) + Marvels: Eye of the Camera #1

Some of My Friends Read Comics 120 – Superman by Alan Moore + Marvels #4

Some of My Friends Read Comics 118 – Donald Duck & Scrooge McDuck Celebrate Christmas + Marvels #2

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The holidays are upon us and you know what that means: Ducks. Specifically Donald Duck and Scrooge McDuck. We take a look at the very 1st appearance of Scrooge McDuck in “Christmas on Bear Mountain” from way back in 1947 and then “A Christmas for Shacktown” in 1951, both written and drawn by “the good duck artist,” Carl Barks.

And the it’s on to the mutant scare in Marvels #2!

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Next Time: The (Original) Death of Thanos from Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2 (1977)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 118 – Donald Duck & Scrooge McDuck Celebrate Christmas + Marvels #2

Some of My Friends Read Comics 117 – Marvel 1602, Pt. 2 + Marvels #1

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It’s time to continue Marvel 1602! In the last 4 issues of the miniseries, we make our way to America and find out how this universe connects to our regular 616 universe.

But will Gaiman’s 1602 survive? (Spoiler alert: nothing ever dies).

And we also get our long read of Marvels by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross really rolling with issue #1.

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Next Time: Donald Duck in “Christmas on Bear Mountain” (Scrooge McDuck’s first appearance) and “A Christmas for Shacktown”

Some of My Friends Read Comics 117 – Marvel 1602, Pt. 2 + Marvels #1

Some of My Friends Read Comics 116 – Marvel 1602, Pt. 1 + Marvels #0

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Back in the 1600s, there were apparently superheroes in England. I don’t know because I wasn’t there, but I will take Neil Gaiman’s word for it.

He wrote about Marvel 1602 in an 8-issue miniseries that very strangely seems to parallel the Marvel Universe we are already familiar with. We read the first 4 issues and then we started our long read of Marvels with issue #0, which takes place in the 40s.

So much history! My head hurts.

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Next Time: Marvel 1602 #5-8  + Marvels #1

Some of My Friends Read Comics 116 – Marvel 1602, Pt. 1 + Marvels #0