Capes and Japes
a casual comics podcast

S1E107 - #107 Doctor Fate

Nabu/Kent Nelson/Inza Nelson/Eric and Linda Strauss/Jared Stevens/Khalid Ben-Hassin/Khalid Nassour

107 Doctor Fate

Today we talk about Doctor Fate, who is mostly a Lord of Order named Nabu who empowers/inhabits the body of whoever puts on the Helmet of Fate. Typically this is Kent Nelson, but it has been many, many people.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-More Fun Comics (1936-1947)
-Kent Nelson origin
-Eldritch Blaest
-All-Star Comics #3 (forming of the Justice Society of America)
-Doctor Fate (1987)
-Justice League Dark (2018)
-Doctor StrangeFate
-Batman (2016) #86
-Star (2020) #1
-Legion of Super-Heroes (2019)
-Outlawed news!

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S1E106 - #106 Michael Holt

Mr. Terrific/The Man of 1,000 Talents

106 Michael Holt

Today we talk about Mr. Terrific: a little bit of Terry Sloane but mostly Michael Holt, both men with no super powers but they're EXTREMELY smart and just REALLY GOOD AT EVERYTHING. Although, Michael Holt really should've been Dr. Terrific because he EARNED those 14 PhDs.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-CW Arrow's Mr. Terrific (Curtis Holt)
-Terry Sloane's terrific costume
-Spectre (1992-) #54
-New 52 Mister Terrific
-Hawkeye: Freefall (2020) #1
-Diana, Princess of the Amazons
-Wonder Woman: Warbringer
-New Mutants trailer

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S1E105 - #105 Yelena Belova

Black Widow/Crimson Widow

105 Yelena Belova

Today we talk about Yelena Belova, the second Black Widow after Natasha Romanoff joined the Avengers. She gets her face swapped, quits spy work, gets sent to the Savage Lands, and ends up being both a cyborg and a clone (at different times)!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Black Widow (1999)
-Black Widow (2001)
-I Want To Turn People Into Dinosaurs
-Tales of Suspense: Hawkeye and Winter Soldier
-Looks like as of November 2019 Yelena is ALIVE and in Web of the Black Widow
-Dr. Strange (2019) #1
-Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me
-The Hard Tomorrow

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S1E104 - #104 Tony Masters

The Taskmaster

104 Tony Masters

Today we talk about Tony Masters, better known as The Taskmaster, a villain who can memorize any fighting style at the expense of his other memories, and he used this to open a school to teach people how to fight the Avengers.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-MCU Taskmaster in Black Widow trailer
-Avengers (1963) #196
-Taskmaster (2002)
-MCU Hawkeye Costumes
-Batman (2016) #85
-Runaways (2017) #28
-Batman: Last Knight on Earth #3
-Folklords #2
-The Low, Low Woods #1
-Superman Smashes the Klan #2
-Fanonball!

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S1E103 - #103 Nick Fury

Colonel Fury/Sergeant Fury/Director of SHIELD/The Unseen

103 Nick Fury

Today we talk about Nick Fury, who started out as a soldier, then became a spy after drinking some Infinity Formula, and then the director of SHIELD, but when he ran out of his infinity juice he retired to space and was replaced by his son: Nick Fury Jr.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos (1963) #1
-Strange Tales (1951) #135
-Ultimate Marvel Team-Up (2001) #5
-A CBR article on the reason why Samuel L Jackson is Nick Fury in the films, though I wish i could find the original interview!!
-Battle Scars (2011) #1
-B B Free #2
-Annihilation - Scourge: Beta Ray Bill (2019) #1

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S1E102 - #102 Natasha Romanoff

Black Widow/Natalia Alianova Romanova/Natalie Rushman/etc

102 Natasha Romanoff

Today we talk about Natasha Romanoff, or Natalia Alianova Romanova, or Natalie Rushman, or... well, she goes by a lot of names, but most people know her as the Black Widow, a Russian super spy turned Avenger!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Black Widow trailer
-Wonder Woman 1984 trailer
-Tales of Suspense (1959) #52
-Tales of Suspense (1959) #57
-Civil War
-Tales of Suspense: Hawkeye and the Winter Soldier
-Black Widow (2019): No Restraints Play
-Young Justice (2019) #11
-Die #10
-Batman (2016) #84
-Strange Academy announcement
-Long Exposure

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S1E101 - #101 Virgil Hawkins

Static

101 Virgil Hawkins

Today we talk about Virgil Hawkins, best known as Static, who went into the middle of a fight between two gangs (on some very bad advice) and ended up getting electromagnetic superpowers!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Static (1993) #1 (I can't find a place to buy it digitally, so this link is a Retro Review that does have some scans)
-Static Shock (TV Show) (on DC Universe)
-Final Crisis (2008)
-Terror Titans (2008) #4
-Batman: Creature of the Night (2017) #4
-Marauders (2019) #1

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S1E100 - #100 Bruce Wayne

Batman

100 Bruce Wayne

Today we revisit Bruce Wayne for our 100th episode!! He's a very rich, very traumatized man who dresses up as a bat, and has done so since 1939 (although he has... changed a lot since then).

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Okay, we didn't mention this, but here's a trailer for a documentary about Bill Finger and Batman
-Detective Comics (1937) #27
-Detective Comics (1937) #38
-The Dark Knight Returns
-Batman: Hush
-Batman: The Long Halloween
-Batman: Dark Victory
-Batman (2016)
-Superman/Batman (2003)
-Arkham Asylum: Serious House on Serious Earth
-READ THE WHOLE WITCH BOY TRILOGY, IT'S GOOD!!
-Batman (2016) #83
-Folklords #1

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S1E99 - #99 Jane Foster

Thor/Valkyrie

99 Jane Foster

Today we talk about Jane Foster, who started out as a love interest for Thor, but then became a doctor for the Avengers, then Thor, and now Valkyrie.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Health to the Company (Brass Farthing)
-Journey into Mystery (1952) #84
-Thor (2014)
-War of the Realms (2019)
-War of the Realms Omega #1
-The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag
-The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #50
-Far Sector (2019) #1

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S1E98 - #98 Beta Ray Bill

Beta Ray Thor

Beta Ray Bill

Today we talk about Beta Ray Bill, who is a genetically modified alien who fought Thor and was found worthy of Mjolnir, gaining all his powers and his outfit.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Welcome to the Go Support Ngozi Power Hour
-The Mighty Thor (1966) #337
-Die #9
-Young Justice (2019) #10
-Batman (2016) #82
-B B Free #1
-Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #1
-Legion of Super Heroes (2019) #1
-New Mutants (2019) #1
-The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag

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S1E97 - #97 Thor Odinson

Thor/Donald Blake/Odinson

97 Thor Odinson

Today we talk about Thor Odinson, who is sometimes a Doctor named Donald Blake but mostly he's Thor, a super powerful alien from Asgard that the Norse god is based off of. He has a very powerful magic hammer and he has a... strained family dynamic.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Journey Into Mystery (1952) #83
-Avengers (1963) #1
-Thor (1966)
-Civil War (the official Marvel suggested reading order)
-Avengers (1963)
-Seriously, it's stuff like this that makes it So Good
-Check, Please!
-Batman (2016) Annual #4
-Nightwing (2018) Annual #2
-No Ivy League

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