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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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#135 – Misty Knight

Mercedes Knight

Today we talk about Mercedes "Misty" Knight, who doesn't really have a super-powered name but she DOES have detective experience, a proficiency in hand-to-hand combat, and a cool metal arm that she uses to fight crime.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Netflix's Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Defenders
-Marvel Premiere (1972) #20
-Marvel Team-Up (1972) #1
-A bit about Misty Knight & Blacksploitation
-Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu (1974) #32
-Marvel Team-Up (1972) #64
-Y'all should get gay-married
-Shadowland (2010)
-Heroes for Hire (2010)
-Fearless Defenders (2013)
-Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost
-Tales of the Green Lantern Corps (1981)
-Legends (1986)
-Green Lantern Corps (1986)
-Justice League International (1987) vol 1
-The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal

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#134 – Green Lantern Roundup

Simon Baz, Jessica Cruz, other Power Ring colors

Today we talk about some more notable Green Lanterns such as Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz, as well as a run-down of the other colors of power rings in the Green Lantern mythos!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Green Lantern (2011) #13 (Simon Baz)
-Justice League (2011) #31 (Jessica Cruz)
-Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
-Blackest Night (2009) -Guy Gardner Star Sapphire (well, and Red Lantern)
-Dark Knights: Death Metal #1
-Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling #1
-Humble Book Bundle: Be the Change

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#133 – Guy Gardner

Green Lantern/Warrior/Red Lantern

Today we talk about Guy Gardner, a Green Lantern who is the Shitkicker of the DCU, Warrior, and a Red Lantern. He loses his ring in a bet, learns he has some alien shapeshifter DNA, and gets punched by Batman really hard in the face.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-TikTok witches hexing the moon
-Green Lantern (1960) #59
-Booster Gold (2007) #2
-Spongebob flying ice cream truck
-Justice League International (1987)
-Guy Gardner: Warrior (1992)
-Green Lantern Corps (2006): Blackest Night
-Green Lantern: War of the Green Lanterns
-Red Lanterns (2011) #21 (new 52)
-Humble Book Bundle: Be The Change

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#132 – Kyle Rayner

Green Lantern/Blue Lantern/White Lantern/Ion/Torch-Bearer

Today we talk about Kyle Rayner, a Green Lantern who despite being a pretty cool dude has a LOT of bad things happen to the women around him, and also he's kind of like the Avatar of the Lanterns in that he masters all seven colors of rings.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Green Lantern: Emerald Twlight/New Dawn
-Women In Refrigerators
-Green Lantern: Circle of Fire
-Infinite Crisis
-this means nothing vis-a-vis our naruto debate
-Green Lantern (2011) (New 52)
-Humble Book Bundle: Be The Change

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#131 – John Stewart

Green Lantern/The Master Builder

Today we talk about the fourth Green Lantern, John Stewart. He was an architect before becoming a Green Lantern (until he was retconned into a Marine veteran) and all of his ring projections are fully-functioning with every single part, even though he doesn't have to do that.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Justice League Cartoon
-Green Lantern (1960) #87
-Green Lantern (1960) #182
-Cosmic Odyssey (1988)
-it was all yellow
-Green Lantern: Mosaic
-Justice League - Scott Snyder
-Is'Nana the Were-Spider from Webway Comics

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