Some of My Friends Read Comics 150 – Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games + Amazing Spider-Man #3

As part of our ongoing quest to return to some of the series we’ve previously covered, we’re revisiting Locke & Key with Volume 2: Head Games which has everybody opening up their dang heads. Gnarly stuff.

Then, we move on to Amazing Spider-Man #3, our first full-length Spidey story! Peter Parker is still kind of lame and he gives up almost immediately after meeting Doc Ock. What a nerd.

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Next Time: We celebrate our six year anniversary with the Big Hero 6 (2008).

Some of My Friends Read Comics 150 – Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games + Amazing Spider-Man #3

Some of My Friends Read Comics 149 – Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

When you think about it, Batman and the Ninja Turtles have a lot in common. They’re orphans, they’re well-trained in martial arts, they thrive in darkness. I think they’re all aliens too but I could be wrong about that.

We read their DC/IDW co-published 6-issue crossover from 2016.  

Then, Peter Parker starts making that money in Amazing Spider-Man #2

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Next Time: Locke & Key, Vol. 2 – Head Games

Some of My Friends Read Comics 149 – Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Some of My Friends Read Comics 148 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Pt. 1 + Amazing Spider-Man #1

We’re starting a couple of classics today from very different eras! First up it’s Ed Brubaker’s Winter Soldier run on Captain America, which provided the basis for the second Captain America film. We’re planning to read the whole thing eventually, but for today we’re just doing the first volume.

Then we’re starting our long-read of the first year of Amazing Spider-Man. That’s right, all the way from the beginning. If it’s any good, maybe we’ll read the next 60 years worth as well.

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Next Time: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1-6

Some of My Friends Read Comics 148 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Pt. 1 + Amazing Spider-Man #1

Some of My Friends Read Comics 147 – Monica Rambeau Origins + Squadron Supreme #12

How many of the Captain Marvels have we talked about? We’ve talked about Mar-Vell and Carol Danvers, but Monica Rambeau hasn’t really come up that often, at least not as Captain Marvel.

With her being featured recently in WandaVision, we thought we’d take a look at her first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 and then the Captain Marvel one-shot from 1989.

And then it’s finally time for Squadron Supreme #12! Final issue! Big fight! Lots of deaths!

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Next Time: Captain America: The Winter Solider (Captain America 2004 #1-7)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 147 – Monica Rambeau Origins + Squadron Supreme #12

Some of My Friends Read Comics 146 – Superman: The Wedding Album + Squadron Supreme # 11

Wedding bells are in the air!

We’re going back to the mid-90’s when Lois and Clark got married in the comics as well as on TV! We read Superman: The Wedding Album, a one-shot from 1996 which tells the whole story in a pretty self-contained issue.

We also get to some more questionable moral choices in Squadron Supreme #11 as we get really close to the end!

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Next Time: Monica Rambeau’s origins in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 and Captain Marvel (1989) #1

Some of My Friends Read Comics 146 – Superman: The Wedding Album + Squadron Supreme # 11

Some of My Friends Read Comics 145 – Avengers West Coast (aka What Happened to Scarlet Witch & Vision’s Kids) + Squadron Supreme #10

Babyhands. This dude has babies for hands. I know this was supposed to be about Wanda and Vision and their weird magic babies or whatever, but as soon as this guy came on the scene he stole the whole damn show like he stole those babies. BABYHANDS. 

This was from West Coast Avengers 50-52 and 56-57, which was a strange selection of issues.

Over in Squadron Supreme #10, we get some spies on the team!

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Next Time: Superman & Lois Lane tie the knot in Superman: The Wedding Album (1996)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 145 – Avengers West Coast (aka What Happened to Scarlet Witch & Vision’s Kids) + Squadron Supreme #10

Some of My Friends Read Comics 143 – Batman: Slayride & Christmas with the Joker + Squadron Supreme #8

It’s still December, we’ve been told, which means we’re legally obligated to continue covering Christmas comics. But we broke the rules and did a cartoon too! Take that!

We went with Paul Dini’s “Slayride” in Detective Comics #826 as well as the “Christmas with the Joker” episode of Batman: The Animated Series. 

And then we continued Squadron Supreme with issue #8, in which we get an actual honest to goodness superhero fight.

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Next Time: The Death of Gwen Stacy (Amazing Spider-Man #121-122) and What If Spider-Man Had Rescued Gwen Stacy (What If? #24)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 143 – Batman: Slayride & Christmas with the Joker + Squadron Supreme #8

Some of My Friends Read Comics 142 – DC Christmas With the Superheroes 1988 + Squadron Supreme #7

Anytime the holidays roll around, you know we’re gonna get Santa plastered all over a ton of comics. DC’s Christmas With the Superheroes 1988 collects 6 different stories from throughout the years and we tried to guess how many would contain the real Santa. Or as real as a comic book Santa can get.  

And then we got another shocking twist in Squadron Supreme #7.

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Next Time: A double-dose of Paul Dini Holiday Fun with Batman: Slayride (Detective Comics #826) and Christmas with the Joker (Batman: The Animated Series Season 1, Episode 2)

Also, Chris mentions Titan Up the Defense’s episode about the Teen Titans Swingin’ Christmas Carol, which you can listen to at https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/ttwasteland/episodes/2015-11-11T09_38_20-08_00

Some of My Friends Read Comics 142 – DC Christmas With the Superheroes 1988 + Squadron Supreme #7

Some of My Friends Read Comics 141 – Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties + Squadron Supreme #6

We forgive you if you haven’t heard of Dog Man, he’s not exactly a super hero. He’s half cop / half dog, stitched together after a terrible accident, but not in like a gross way.

It’s cute, we promise. It’s a spinoff of that kids book, Captain Underpants and it’s published by Scholastic.

We jumped right into Dog Man Volume 3: A Tale of Two Kitties and then went on to Squadron Supreme #6, where we get some bigtime shakeups in the team roster.

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Next Time: DC’s Christmas with the Superheroes (1988)

Some of My Friends Read Comics 141 – Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties + Squadron Supreme #6

Some of My Friends Read Comics 140 – Harrow County + Squadron Supreme #5

Spooky month continues with a highly praised modern horror comic called Harrow County. It’s a witch book by Cullen Bunn with watercolor finished art by Tyler Crook, so we just had to try it!

The first volume, Countless Haints, was only 4 issues and the haints were honestly pretty countable.

Then we moved on to Squadron Supreme #5 where the entire team gets mind controlled AGAIN.

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Next Time: Dog Man 3: A Tale of Two Kitties

Some of My Friends Read Comics 140 – Harrow County + Squadron Supreme #5