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#55 Kon-El

Conner Kent/Superboy

55 Kon-El

Today we talk about Conner Kent, or Kon-El, who is Superboy, The Metropolis Kid, and a Superman clone who didn't have an actual name for FAR TOO LONG.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Superboy (Clark Kent)
-The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus
-Young Justice Book One
-Teen Titans (2003)
-I lie to batman
-Crisis on Infinite Earths
-Final Crisis
-Superboy (2011)
-Young Justice (2019) #1
-Captain Marvel (2019) #1
-Die #2

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#54 Kara Zor-El

Supergirl/Linda Lee Danvers/Linda Lang/Kara Danvers

54 Kara Zor-El

Today we talk about Kara Zor-El, who is Supergirl and also Superman's cousin from Krypton, but DC decided that was maybe weird so they unmade her, but people loved her so much they brought her back. Heads up, this one has some bumps in the audio while we figure out Olivia's new recording setup!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Action Comics #252
-Comet and Streaky
-The Superman Family
-Not to be confused with Superman Family Adventures, although it is very cute
-Crisis on Infinite Earths
-the Supergirl death cover
-Christmas With the Super-Heroes #2
-Superman/Batman vol 2: Supergirl
-Supergirl Being Super
-War of the Realms: Journey into Mystery
-Champions (2019) #1
-Michael Cho variant
-Young Justice (2019) #1

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#53 Clark Kent

Kal-El/Superman

53 Clark Kent

Today to kick off 2019 we talk about Clark Kent a.k.a. Kal-El a.k.a. Superman, who is arguably THE most well-known superhero in modern times.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-The Reign of the Superman
-Krypton
-Holy Musical B@man
-The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus
Young Justice (2019) #1
-Roadqueen: Eternal Roadtrip to Love
-Super Sons
-Lumberjanes
-The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
-She-Ra and the Princess of Power
-The War of Jokes and Riddles

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#52 Holiday Special 2018

52 Holiday Special 2018

Today we talk about our favorite holiday specials! To nobody's surprise, they're mostly DC titles.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-DC Universe Holiday Special 2017 #1
-World's Greatest Super-Heroes Holiday Special (2018) #1
-Merry X-Men Holiday Special (2018) #1
-Batman: Noel
-Superman's reveal in Noel
-Li'l Gotham vol 1
-Li'l Gotham #2 (the christmas issue)
-DC Rebirth Holiday Special (2016) #1

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#51 Virginia "Pepper" Potts

Rescue

51 Virginia "Pepper" Potts

Today we talk about Virginia "Pepper" Potts, who started out as Tony Stark's secretary and love interest, and became the CEO of Stark Industries and her own superhero called Rescue!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Tales of Suspense #45
-Iron Man portrait/Pepper and Happy being mean to each other
-Rescue armor with JARVIS
-Die #1
-Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1
-the fantastic four villains variant

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#50 James Rhodes

Iron Man/War Machine/Iron Patriot

50 James Rhodes

Today we talk about James Rhodes, a.k.a. Rhodey, who started out as Tony Stark's friend, and ended up having to be Iron Man while Tony faked his death a couple times, and eventually became his own hero called War Machine then Iron Patriot!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Iron Man #118
-Iron Man: Demon in a Bottle
-armor from SPACE
-The Crew (2003)
-Tony Stark: Iron Man (2018)
-You breathe fire? okay.
-Die #1
-Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix)
-Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Comics)
-Jughead: The Hunger Vol. 1

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#49 Tony Stark

Iron Man

49 Tony Stark

Today we talk about Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, a man who made a suit of armor in a cave, and then continued to make a bunch of suits of armor, and also many many mistakes.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Maus, the graphic novel
-Tales of Suspense #39
-The Aviator
-Iron Man 3
-The Dark Knight Returns
-The Invincible Iron Man (2008)
-Fullmetal Alchemist
-Iron Man (2012)
-They are the backbone of the avengers
-I miss the Steve/Tony friendship it was so good??
-Venom (film)
-Tony Stark: Iron Man (2018)
-Fin Fang Foom armor
-Dr. Sbaisto joke
-Ironheart (2018) #1
-Shuri (2018) #1
-Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider (2018)
-E, on the right, arm wrestling at a baby shower
-MEET E AT PODCON TO ARM WRESTLE

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#48 Captains America Roundup

Captain America/Captain America-adjacent

48 Captains America Roundup

Today we talk about some people inspired by Captain America, who had varying degrees of success as either Captain America or a Captain America-adjacent themed hero!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Captain America Corps
-John Walker wiki page
-SUPER HUMAN WRESTLING
-These are American Dream toys now, tell your friends
-Truth: Red, White & Black
-Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment
-Enter The Spider-Verse (2018) #1
-Shuri (2018)
-Side Character Quest

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#47 Sam Wilson

The Falcon/Captain America

47 Sam Wilson

Today we talk about Sam Wilson who was just a normal dude with a bird friend named Redwing until Steve Rogers convinced him to be a superhero named The Falcon, and then later convinced him to be Captain America.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Captain America #117
-MY MURDER CHAIR WILL DO IT BETTER
-Lobo, from Dell Comics
-Sam's first Falcon outfit
-Falcon (1984)
-Sam's Captain America outfit
-Joaquin Torres as the Falcon
-Falcon (2017)
-Avengers Assemble - Sam's mom comes to visit
-Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #38
-Runaways #15
-Wonder Woman #58
-Mister Miracle (2017)
-Shout Out Anthology
-Should Jason Todd Live or Die?

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#45 Steve Rogers

Captain America/Nomad/The Captain

45 Steve Rogers

Today we talk about Steve Rogers, best known as Captain America, who went from zero to hero in no time flat, punched a bunch of nazi with his sidekick Bucky, was frozen in ice for two decades, and then straight back to superheroing with the Avengers in the 1960s because he has a really hard time not being Captain America.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Bucky discovers Steve's secret
-Captain America #1 Cover
-The Shield
-if i don't eat my shield i'll DIE
-Baron Zemo
-the Death of Bucky
-Avengers (1963) omnibus
-thoughts about BUCKY
-Rick Jones puts on the Bucky costume
-The Nomad
-Captain America: War & Remembrance (Stern/Byrne
-BERNIE ROSENTHAL
-The Captain vs Captain America
-Bucky's Back!
-Captain America: Winter Soldier vol 1 (trade)
-Captain America (2004) #1 (single issues)
-Civil War
-Steve picking up Mjolnir
-Tony fixes Steve's shield
-Steve and Bucky hunched over yelling at each other
-Dorito
-Captain America: The Winter Soldier soundtrack
-Batman Secret Files #1
-Avengers Halloween Special (2018) #1
-VOTE
-Victoria Watkins did our new logo and we love it!!
-They're also on the Magic Folk podcast!

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