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Some of My Friends Read Comics

SOME OF MY FRIENDS READ COMICS is a book-club format podcast about reading the great comic book stories for the first time. On each episode, your hosts will review a classic comic book story or run, examine how well it holds up, and figure out how it fits within the grand context of comics.
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Now displaying: August, 2023
Aug 30, 2023

It's a time travel story!

This week on the show, we're reading some Fantastic Four from the early 90s in issues #350 & 352, written and drawn by the great Walt Simonson (don't worry about issue #351).

We dip our toe into the FF status quo from this era to see a new Thing?

And then another new Thing?!?!

Then we move onto the finale of Knightfall in Batman #500 where our new replacement Batman has his final fight against Bane.

Next Time: Saga of the Swamp Thing, Vol. 4 by Alan Moore (Swamp Thing #43-50) + Earth X #0
Aug 16, 2023

The Eisner Awards have come again, so we thought we'd dip our toe into some modern comics with the winner of the best ongoing series, Nightwing by Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo.

They're a few arcs into the book at this point, so we're starting with their first volume, Leaping into the Light, when the new creative team took over with issues #78-83.

In this episode, we will also reveal the secret to creating the perfect Eisner-award winning comic.

Then we near the end of Knightfall with chapter 18 in Detective Comics #666, in which we get a pretty great batprank on some goons.

Next Time: Fantastic Four #350-352 by Walt Simonson

Aug 2, 2023

Bongo Comics has been publishing Simpsons and Futurama comics for decades. With the release of the new season of Futurama, we take our first look at this corner of the comic book universe with the Simpsons/Futurama Crossover Crisis collection, compiling two different 2-issue crossover events from 2002 and 2005.

But how do these gag comics compare with some of the others that we've read? And will we be the next voice cast for the Groening-verse?  Kia or Chris?

The answers lie within.

And of course, we continue our long read of Knightfall with Chapter 17 in Batman #499, in which nobody bothers to tell Robin anything at all.

Next Time: The Eisner Award-winning Nightwing: Leaping Into the Light by Tom Taylor & Bruce Redondo!

 
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