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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: January, 2024
Jan 31, 2024

We've been building up to the Death of Captain America for a few years now, and it's finally time to read the most memorable moment from Ed Brubaker's run in issues #25-30! 

Find out if Cap's supporting characters can sustain the book without him! Also learn a lot about how secret psychic activation codes work.

Then, we move on to Earth X #8, which continues to improve and also prominently features a werewolf astronaut. Coincidence?

Next Time: Injustice #1-6 (or digitally #1-18 - the first half of Year One)

 
Jan 17, 2024

Let's do some more Spider-Man. Why not?

It's The Owl-Octopus War from 1982 in Spectacular Spider-Man #73-79 by Bill Mantlo and Al Milgrom.

The Owl gets beat pretty badly, but we also have some great guests in the form of Black Cat, Boomerang, Biff Rifkin, Deb Whitman, Deb's terrible psychiatrist, Peter's weird professor, and Peter's decaying mental state as he falls passionately in love.

And then we move on to Earth X #7 in which stuff actually happens! Someone was secretly evil, and The Thing returns to his rightful place as the true star of this book.

Next Time: We finally get to The Death of Captain America with Captain America (2004) #25-30 

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