Some of My Friends Read Comics 187 – Swamp Thing by Alan Moore, Vol. 3 + DC Super-Stars #17

We haven’t quite hit spooky season yet but we really wanted to get back into some Swamp Thing, so we’re diving back into Alan Moore’s run from the 80’s with the 3rd collected volume which covers issues #35-42.

The series takes on a bit of a different form with the first appearance of Constantine as he sends Swamp Thing on freak-of-the-week adventures around the US.

Then we get into some multiverse shenanigans as we start a scattered new long-read focused on Earth-2 heroes. First up is DC Super-Stars #17, featuring the origin of Batman and Catwoman’s daughter: Huntress!


Next Time: She-Hulk (2005) #1-5 (Time Trials) and Justice League of America #159

Some of My Friends Read Comics 185 – Scalped by Jason Aaron & R.M. Guera + Superman: For All Seasons #3

It’s been a while since we read a Vertigo book, so with today’s episode we take our first foray into Jason Aaron and R. M. Guera’s Scalped, a Native American noir book with lots of rich history to play off of.

It’s a book filled with a bunch of assholes who all hate each other. Classic!

Then we continue our read of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s Superman For All Seasons with issue #3, the Fall issue, which takes a slightly different approach than the first two issues did.


Next Time: We remember comics writer Alan Grant with Detective Comics #583-586.

Some of My Friends Read Comics 164 – Swamp Thing by Alan Moore, Vol. 2 + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #5

Swamp Thing made someone’s heart sing!!! He’s in love! It’s so sweet!

But we have to go through some really creepy horror stuff first like BUGS. Eww, gross.

In Alan Moore’s 2nd volume of Swamp Thing (issues #28-34 & Annual #2), he gave us a little bit of everything, including a fun little trip to hell.

And then we kept reading The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck with Chapter 5. Spoiler alert: Scrooge dies.


Next Time: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #6-8

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


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.


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 108 – Animal Man: The Hunt + All-Star Superman #5


Animal Man has never exactly been one of DC’s biggest heroes, but he got a reboot in 2011 for the New 52 written by Jeff Lemire with some gruesome, horrific art by Travel Foreman.

We read the first volume which saw him re-discover his origin, find out that his daughter can turn human arms into chicken arms, and start making his way toward the Swamp Thing.

And then in All Star Superman #5, Clark Kent interview Lex Luthor in prison!


Next Time: Wolverine: Weapon X (1991) from Marvel Comics Presents #72-84

Some of My Friends Read Comics 059 – Preacher


The television adaptation of Preacher just started its 2nd season, so we decided to read the first couple of stories from the classic Vertigo comic.

But does it hold up? Or is it yet another gore-fest from writer Garth Ennis?

Special guest Rob Robinson joins us to talk about angels, demons, aliens, vampires and arse-faces as we read issues 1-7 of Preacher.


Next Time: Spider-Man and the Sinister Six!  [Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 (1964) and Amazing Spider-Man #334-339]

Some of My Friends Read Comics 045 – Swamp Thing by Alan Moore


It’s been way too long since we read some Alan Moore, so it’s time to remedy that with his run on Swamp Thing from the early 80’s.

It’s dark, twisted stuff that turned the concept of Swamp Thing on its head and reinvigorated the franchise and influenced to many other comics to this day.

And that terrific horrific art by Stephen Bissette…. treat yourself.