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#160 – Henry "Hank" Pym

Ant-Man/Giant-Man/Goliath/Yellowjacket

Today we talk about Henry "Hank" Pym, who discovered a particle he named after himself that can make him small, and then he made a helmet that can talk to ants, and then he decided to get big, and then he decided to make a robot, and then he had a rough time.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Tales to Astonish (1959) #27
-Avengers (1963) #1
-This isn't the Smartest Characters list but it is a smartest heroes list
-i'm just a little guy
-Avengers (1963) #55
-Avengers (1963) #59
-Avengers (1963) #212
-West Coast Avengers (1985) #1
-Avengers: Rage of Ultron (2015)

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#159 – The Vision

Victor Shade

Today we talk about The Vision, who was created by Ultron based off of the body of one hero and the brain of another and then the Avengers taught him about autonomy and emotions. He's married Wanda Maximoff, had children, died, been reborn (repeat as necessary), and built his own family.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-WandaVision on Disney+
-Avengers (1963) #57
-Golden Age Vision (Aarkus)
-Adam Link by Eando Binder
-Avengers (1963) #75
-Giant-Size Avengers (1974) #4
-Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1982)
-Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1985)
-West Coast Avengers: Vision Quest
-Vision (1994)
-Avengers: Disassembled
-Young Avengers (2005)
-Avengers A.I. (2013)
-All-New All-Different Avengers (2015)
-Vision (2015)
-What is a man?
-DC Future State (2021)

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#158 – Bat Family Roundup Pt. 2

Carrie Kelley/Robin/Catgirl/Batgirl/Batwoman, Duke Thomas/Robin/The Signal, Harper Row/Bluebird, David Zavimbe/Batwing, Luke Fox/Batwing

Today we talk about Carrie Kelley, most known as the Robin from Dark Knight Returns, Duke Thomas, a sort-of Robin and The Signal, Harper Row a.k.a. Bluebird, and the two Batwings, David Zavimbe and Luke Fox!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Dark Knight Returns (1986)
-Dark Knight Strikes Again (2001)
-Dark Knight III: Master Race (2015)
-Batman (2011): Zero Year
-Batman (2011): Endgame
-We Are Robin (2015)
-Robin War (2015)
-Batman (2011): Bloom -Batman and the Signal (2017)
-Batman and the Outsiders (2018)
-Batman (2011)
-Batman Eternal (2014)
-Batman & Robin Eternal (2015)
-Batman Incorporated (2011)
-Batwing (2011)
-Future State: The Next Batman (2021)
-Future State: Wonder Woman (2021)
-Future State: Harley Quinn (2021)
-Future State: The Flash (2021)
-Future State: Superman of Metropolis (2021)
-Vision (2015)

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#157 – Bat Family Roundup Pt. 1

Leslie Thompkins, Victoria October, Lucius Fox, Jean-Paul Valley/Azrael

Today we talk about several characters who are adjacent to Batman! Leslie Thompkins and Victoria October are doctors (highly necessary), Lucius Fox is Bruce Wayne's business manager (highly necessary), and Jean-Paul Valley is an assassin turned ally turned terrible Batman turned ally (not really necessary).

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Detective Comics (1937) #457
-Batman: War Crimes
-Robin (1993) #174
-Detective Comics (2016) #948
-Detective Comics (2016) vol 6 (#969-974)
-Batman (1940) #307
-Batman: Haunted Knight
-Red Robin (2009)
-Batgirl: Future's End (2014)
-Batman: Sword of Azrael (1992)
-Batman: Knightfall (1993)
-Azrael: Agent of the Bat (1995)
-Batman & Robin: Eternal (2015)
-Detective Comics (2016)
-Dead End Jobs for Ghosts
-She Would Feel the Same
-Pass Me By: Gone Fishin'
-Stage Dreams
-Glitter Vipers
-Hell. Hath. No. Fury.

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#156 – Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth

Alfred Beagle/Alfred Pennyworth/Penny-One

Today we talk about Alfred Pennyworth, who is the Wayne family butler, who raised Bruce after his parents died. Or is he? Turns out, in true comics fashion, so much of Alfred's backstory has been redone that it's all a bit of a blur.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Batman (1940) #16
-Detective Comics (1937) #328
-Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?
-Batman (2011) New 52
-Batman Eternal (2014)
-Batman (2016) Rebirth
-Pennyworth (TV show)

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#155 – Jim Gordon

Commissioner Gordon/Batman

Today we talk about James W. Gordon, the Police Commissioner for Gotham PD. He's the father of Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) and the friend of Batman, who then became Police-Sponsored Batman for a little bit but he needed a mecha-suit to do it.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Batman: The Golden Age vol 1
-Detective Comics 1937-2011 Special Issue (reprints Detective Comics #27!)
-our episode on Crisis on Infinite Earths
-Batman: Year One (1987)
-Batman: The Black Mirror
-Batman: The Killing Joke
-Batman (2011) #41
-DC Infinite Frontier lineup

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#154 – Terry McGinnis

Batman

Today we talk about Terry McGinnis, best known as Batman from Batman Beyond, a 1999 cartoon, but since then he's been made canon in the comics! He was trained by an elderly Bruce Wayne after he discovered he used to be Batman, and his father is murdered. These events were unrelated.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Batman Beyond
-Justice League Unlimited, "Epilogue"
-Superman/Batman (2003) #22
-Countdown to Final Crisis (2007) #21
-Batman Beyond (2010)
-Batman Beyond (2011)
-Batman Beyond: Unlimited (2012)
-Batman Beyond 2.0 (2013)
-New 52: Futures End (2014)
-Batman Beyond (2016)
-DC Future State
-Power Pack (2020) #1
-Marvel's Voices: Indigenous Voices (2020) #1
-Vampire Blood Drive 2 by Mira Ong Chua -Follow Hattersarts gumroad for any updates on That, But Lesbians
-Shattered Spear by Otava Heikkilä
-Disney Investor Day 2020 news

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#153 – Maya Lopez

Echo/Ronin

Today we talk about Maya Lopez, who has mostly been known as Echo but was also the first Ronin. She can replicate any skill after watching it, and also she was raised by Kingpin after he killed her father, who then sent her to kill Daredevil.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Alaqua Cox cast as Echo for Disney+ Hawkeye
-Daredevil (1998) #9
-New Avengers (2004) #11
-Moon Knight (2011)
-Daredevil Annual (2016) #1
-Captain Marvel (2019) #2
-Marvel's Indigenous Voices (2020) #1
-Batman/Catwoman (2020) #1
-Mariko Tamaki writing on Detective Comics
-I Am Not Starfire by Mariko Tamaki and Yoshi Yoshitani

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#152 – Daimon Hellstrom

Hellstorm/Son of Satan

Today we talk about Daimon Hellstrom, who is sometimes known as Hellstorm or Son of Satan, though he has a very complicated series of figuring out who his dad actually is, and one time when he lied to his wife about it.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Ghost Rider (1973) #1
-Marvel Spotlight (1971) #12
-Giant-Size Defenders (1974) #2
-Son of Satan (Trade Paperback)
-Defenders (1972) #120
-Hellstorm: Prince of Lies (1993)
-Thunderbolts Annual 2000
-Strikeforce (2019)
-Helstrom (Hulu)
-Supernatural: Origins
-Supernatural: Rising Son
-Supernatural: Beginning's End
-Supernatural: The Dogs of Edinburgh
-Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures

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#151 – Greer Grant Nelson

The Cat/Tigra

Today we talk about Greer Grant Nelson, best known as Tigra, but she started out as The Cat, a fully human but super-powered-through-science hero! Until they decided to give her a furry makeover and now she's living the catgirl dream.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Claws of the Cat (1972)
-Giant Size Creatures (1974)
-Avengers (1963) #211
-West Coast Avengers (1984)
-West Coast Avengers (1985)
-Tigra (2002)
-Civil War
-Avengers: The Initiative (2007)
-New Avengers (2004) #35
-Avengers Academy (2010)
-Alice by Marty Tina G.
-Titans' Starfire new costume
-Marvel's Voices: Indigenous Voices #1

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#150 – Patricia Walker

Patsy Walker/Hellcat

Today we talk about Patricia Walker, who goes by Patsy and also Hellcat. She started in teen rom-com comics in the 1940's, which turned into comics in Marvel canon where she convinced Beast to help her be a superhero named Hellcat in the 1970's.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat! (2015) written by Kate Leth
-Fantastic Four Annual (1963) #3
-Avengers (1963) #141
-Defenders (1972) vol 6 (a starting point)
-Helstrom trailer
-Hellstorm: Prince of Lies (1993)
-Thunderbolts Annual 2000
-Avengers Annual 2000
-Marvel Comics Presents (2007)
-Patsy Walker: Hellcat (2008)
-Marvel Divas (2009)
-She-Hulk (2014)
-Briar's photos
-Truth & Justice article
-DC Future State
-Yara Flor tv series announcement

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