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

Some of My Friends Read Comics 152 – Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe + Amazing Spider-Man #5

It’s time to revisit our favorite super fascists in Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe, a one-shot from the Marvel Graphic Novel line that came out 5 years after the original series.

Turns out this takes place A WEEK after the original series. We’ll see the team realize the error of their ways and… fight a giant hand from outer space? 

Then we moved onto Amazing Spider-Man #5 where Doctor Doom really botches a kidnapping.

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Next Time: Super-Villain Team-Up: MODOK’s 11 + MODOK’s first appearance in Tales of Suspense #94

Some of My Friends Read Comics 152 – Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe + Amazing Spider-Man #5

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