It’s time to dive into our first Age of Apocalypse miniseries with the Astonishing X-Men! We meet Blink, Morph, a Sabretooth that acts a lot like Wolverine, a Rogue that’s married to Magneto, and Apocalypse’s first horseman.
We also start our long read of the Korvac Saga with a little bit of backstory from Thor Annual #6 where we jump into the 30th century and meet the original Guardians of the Galaxy. You’ll probably recognize Yondu, he’s there. And the villains have a cute blob you might like too.
It’s been quite a while since we caught up with Ed Brubaker’s run on Captain America. Last time around we discovered that the Winter Soldier is Bucky. And this week we read the next part of that run in Captain America #15-17 and then the Captain America 65th Anniversary Special. There’s a big cool robot in it.
And then it’s finally time for the last chapter of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck where Huey, Dewey, and Louie finally get to meet their great uncle!
We haven’t read nearly enough Hulk for this show, so we thought we’d read Future Imperfect by Peter David and George Perez. The Hulk has to stop an evil old version of himself from ruining the future. In just 2 issues, The Maestro manages to make a strong name for himself as a serious villain.
Afterwards, we continue The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck with part 11 in which Scrooge unfortunately also establishes himself as a serious villain.
Hawkeye is one of those poor characters who also seems to be the butt of jokes for his lack of powers. The Matt Fraction & David Aja series from 2012 is widely regarded as one of Hawkeye’s best, so we thought we’d see what it had to offer.
But wait… Clint Barton and Kate Bishop are BOTH Hawkeye around this time. Is that okay? (It’s fine.)
There’s a bonus Young Avengers story in this volume too, which we read before jumping over to The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck #8, which gave us a taste of that classic DUCK RAGE.
They got a whole movie but we have no idea. We decided the Neil Gaiman & John Romita, Jr. 6-issue miniseries from 2006 would be a decent place to start. Apparently it was so good they gave it a 7th issue! Wow, good job Eternals.
And of course, we continued our read of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck with issue #7.
The number 7 is all over this episode. Numerology nerds take note.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is back after a massive hiatus! What???? Is this real life? Yes, it’s really happening. We read the first 5 issues forever ago and now it’s time to finally read issues #6-8.
At the time of this posting, a 9th issue has also been published.
Like for real for real.
We’re also officially halfway through The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, with issue 6 to round out his full rogues gallery.
This Jimmy Olsen story has too many characters we’ve never heard of, but now that we’ve read the back half of Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber’s 12-issue Eisner winning maxiseries, we kind of love them all.
We also continued reading through The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck with Chapter 4!
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!