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#146 – Mirror Master Roundup

Sam Scudder, Digger Harkness, Evan McCulloch, Prismatik/Mirror Mistress

Today we talk about the Mirror Masters, including the original Mirror Master Sam Scudder, Digger Harkness who pretended to be Mirror Master very briefly, Evan McCulloch who was the second official Mirror Master, and Evan's daughter who briefly went by Mirror Mistress but also Prismatik.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-The Flash (1959) #105
-DC Halloween Special 2009
-Crisis on Infinite Earths reading order
-Suicide Squad (1987)
-Flash (2011) (New 52)
-Animal Man (1988)
-Underworld Unleashed reading order
-Last Days of Animal Man (2009) (Prismatik content)
-Salvation Run
-Flash: The Fastest Man Alive (2006) Full Throttle
-Rorschach (2020) #1
-Dark Knights: Death Metal (2020)
-Every Green Lantern confirmed for HBO show
-Kamala Khan casting; Iman Vellani
-Doctor Strange 2 casting; Xochitl Gomez

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#145 – Mick Rory

Heat Wave

Today we talk about Mick Rory, best known as Heat Wave, who is obsessed with fire, one of Flash's villains, and part of The Rogues. He has a hand-held flamethrower, and once he used it to melt Flash's boots.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:

-The Flash (1987)
-The Flash by Geoff Johns
-Underworld Unleashed reading order
-Flash (2011) (New 52)
-Identity Crisis
-Rogue War
-Flash: The Fastest Man Alive (2006) Full Throttle
-Final Crisis
-Salvation Run
-Flash (2016) (Rebirth)

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#144 – Leonard Snart

Captain Cold

Today we talk about Leonard Snart, most commonly known as Captain Cold. He's mainly a Flash villain, and part of The Rogues, but he occasionally teams up with the Flash when they have a common goal. We also go on a tangent about his sister, Lisa, who is known as the Golden Glider.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-The second story of Justice League Quarterly (1990) #2 on DCUniverse or on Comixology
-The Flash by Geoff Johns
-Captain Cold kills The Top
-The Flash (1987)
-Underworld Unleashed reading order
-Identity Crisis
-Flash: The Fastest Man Alive (2006) Full Throttle
-Blackest Night reading order
-Flash (2011) (New 52)
-Flash (2016) (Rebirth)

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#143 – New Gods Roundup

Today we talk about some of the New Gods, characters created by Jack Kirby who are from either Apokolips or New Genesis, and there sure is a lot of weird stuff that goes on with them.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-The New Gods by Jack Kirby
-Forever People by Jack Kirby
-Mister Miracle (1971) by Jack Kirby
-Justice League International (1987)
-New Gods (1989) -New Gods (1995)
-Green Lantern/New Gods: Godhead
-Death of the New Gods (2007)

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#142 – Big Barda

Barda Free

Today we talk about Big Barda, one of the Female Furies on Apokolips until she ran away to Earth to hang out with her husband Scott Free, try to live a suburban life, and sometimes be a superhero.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Mister Miracle (2017)
-The New Gods by Jack Kirby
-Forever People by Jack Kirby
-Mister Miracle (1971) by Jack Kirby
-Some of the Furies
-Justice League International (1987) Omnibus vol 1
-The Reason Why Barda Goes Into Space With G'Nort and Rocket Red
-JLA (1997)
-Birds of Prey (1999) #100
-Barda playing Pokemon
-Death of the New Gods
-Superman/Batman (2003) vol 1
-Scott loves his big strong wife
-Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie
-Legend of Korra
-Slaughterhouse-Five graphic novel
-Don't Go Without Me (digital)
-MICE 2020 (Oct 3-30)

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#141 – Scott Free

Mister Miracle

Today we talk about Scott Free, also known as Mister Miracle, who is one of the New Gods. He was politically traded as a child and tortured on Apokolips but he escaped to Earth to become an escape artist, hang out with his wife, and also be a superhero.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-The New Gods by Jack Kirby
-Forever People by Jack Kirby
-Mister Miracle (1971) by Jack Kirby
-Justice League International (1987) Omnibus vol 1
-Death of the New Gods
-Mister Miracle (2017)
-Young Offenders kickstarter (Ends Oct 14, 2020)
-Kitty Pryde Finally Kissed A Girl This Week
-Hilda on Netflix
-Blaseball

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#140 – Anya Corazon

Araña/Spider-Girl

Today we talk about Anya Corazon, who has gone by both Araña and Spider-Girl. She got magic spider powers from a Spider Society mage but even the mage doesn't know why Anya can create an exoskeleton (which is ridiculous that it doesn't cover her torso, that's where her organs are!).

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts
-Amazing Fantasy (2004)
-Araña: the Heart of the Spider
-Spider-Man & Araña: The Hunter Revealed (2006)
-Ms. Marvel (2006)
-Amazing Spider-Man #635
-Young Allies (2010)
-Spider-Girl (2010)
-Spider-Island: The Amazing Spider-Girl (2011)
-The Amazing Spider-Man (2014)
-Spider-Verse (2015)
-Web Warriors (2015)
-Eclipso: The Darkness Within (reading order)
-Our Coven
-NANI (kickstarter ends Oct 1, 2020)

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#139 – Felicia Hardy

Black Cat

Today we talk about Felicia Hardy, best known as Black Cat, who is a burglar who has at any given time the powers of a burglar, bad luck powers, and/or cat powers. She's also at any given time the friend, girlfriend, and/or enemy of Spider-Man.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #194
-Spider-Man/Black Cat: Evil That Men Do
-Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #75
-Heroes for Hire (2006)
-Claws (2006)
-The Amazing Spider-Man (2014)
-Amazing Spider-Man: Venom Inc

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#138 – Cindy Moon

Silk

Today we talk about Cindy Moon, best known as Silk. Turns out she was bitten by the same radioactive (and magic??) spider that Peter Parker was, except nobody knew about her because she was locked in an underground bunker for 7 years to hide from a guy trying to eat her!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Being replaced with a malfunctioning robot and then getting blown up and they have a whole funeral for the robot before revealing that it was in fact a robot. -Amazing Spider-Man (2014)
-Silk (2017)
-War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas (2019)
-Agents of Atlas (2019)
-Silk 2020???
-Justice League International (1987)

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#137 – Crisis on Infinite Earths

DC Comics crossover event (1985-1986)

Today we talk about the Crisis on Infinite Earths, a 1985 DC Comics crossover event that reshaped the whole DC universe. Or, well, turned its multiverse into a universe. It's... a lot.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Crisis on Infinite Earths reading order
-Crisis on Infinite Earths on DC Universe
-The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015)
-The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015b)
-Justice League International (1987)

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#136 – Colleen Wing

Today we talk about Colleen Wing (who has no superhero name), a martial artist, swordswoman, and private detective who is frequently involved with Misty Knight and the Heroes for Hire. She also leads a small group of the organization The Hand for a while.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Okay, so we did go off on a whole thing about how much Colleen is super white passing, but YES there are a few iterations where she isn't!! There should be more of those. (For example her first appearance (below) was drawn by Larry Hama!) -Marvel Premiere (1972) #19
-Iron Fist (1975) #1
-Power-Man and Iron Fist (1978)
-Daughters of the Dragon (2006)
-Heroes for Hire (2010)
-Shadowland (2010)
-Shadowland: Daughters of the Shadow (2010)
-Crisis on Infinite Earths (dcuniverse)
-Infinity, Inc.
-The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal
-Strange Adventures (2020)

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