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#77 Billy Kaplan

Asgardian/Wiccan/Demiurge

77 Billy Kaplan

Today we talk about Billy Kaplan, who initially pretended he only had lightning powers but turns out he has reality-altering powers. He's gone by Asgardian (but he's from Earth), Wiccan (but he's Jewish), and Demiurge (but he hasn't created a universe yet).

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Young Avengers (2005)
-Children's Crusade
-Young Avengers (2013)
-New Avengers (2015)
-DCeased #2

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#76 America Chavez

Miss America/Ms. America

76 America Chavez

Today we talk about America Chavez, who has the superhero moniker Miss America or Ms. America but mostly is just known by her name. She's a latina lesbian who can kick and punch dimensional portals into existence.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Vengeance (2011)
-Pre-Young Avengers Look
-Young Avengers (2013)
-A-Force (2015)
-Lady Katherine of Bishop
-Ultimates (2015)
-America (2017)
-West Coast Avengers
-The laws of physics can kiss my ass
-New DC Ink Graphic Novels announced
-Dial H for Hero (2019)
-Lucky Penny
-Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me

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#75 Kate Bishop

Hawkeye

75 Kate Bishop

Today we talk about Kate Bishop, also known as Hawkeye, who is arguably the more well-adjusted Hawkeye, as well as a member of the Young Avengers and the West Coast avengers.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Captain America #179 ; Golden Archer (Clint)
-Avengers #85 ; Hawkeye (Wyatt)
-Avengers #141 ; Golden Archer (Wyatt)
-Young Avengers (2005)
-Kate all decked out
-Starting to sound like the wrong hawkeye
-Young Avengers Presents #6
-Room for two Hawkeyes
-The Children's Crusade
-Twins with Tommy?
-Future Young Avengers all Together
-Hawkeye (2012) (Matt Fraction/David Aja)
-All-New Hawkeye (2015) -All-New Hawkeye (2015B) -Old Man Logan
-Old Man Hawkeye
-Young Avengers (2013)
-West Coast Avengers (2018)
-Hawkeye (2016) (Kate solo series)
-Heroes in Crisis #9
-Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1
-Leviathan Rising #1
-Detective Comics #1000

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#74 Garfield Logan

Changeling/Beast Boy

74 Garfield Logan

Today we talk about Garfield Logan, also known as Changeling or Beast Boy, who is a boy who can turn into any animal he's seen even a picture of. He is, notably, green except for that one time they made him red for no reason.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Doom Patrol #99 DC Universe's Doom Patrol
-Seriously, the second Brain steals robotman's body he's like MALLAH LET'S KISS, SINCE I HAVE A BODY NOW
-Rebirth Titans Brain/Mallah plotline
-Here come the teen titans west!
-Space Trek 2022
-Age of X Nightcrawler
-New Teen Titans vol. 1
-The Judas Contract
-Teen Titans (2016)
-Greg Cipes beast boy
-She-Ra and the Princess of Power
-The Broship of the Ring
-Nimona by Noelle Stevenson Once a webcomic, now a published graphic novel!!
-Zdarsky/Anka miniseries: The White Trees
-Runaways (2017) #21

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#73 Raven

Raven Roth/Rachel Roth

73 Raven

Today we talk about Raven, who is a powerful and important member of the Teen Titans who just so happens to have a powerful demon dad who regularly turns her evil and/or possesses her, unfortunately.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-The New Teen Titans vol. 1
-Evil Dad
-one of many Evil Ravens
-DESTROYED THE WEDDING OFFICIANT
-Teen Titans (2016) #1
-Teen Titans 2003 cartoon
-Teen Titans: Raven
-Gabriel Picolo's instagram
-Raven and Starfire switching powers

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#72 Koriand'r

Starfire

72 Koriand'r

Today we talk about Koriand'r, also known as Starfire, who is an alien princess who, despite her tragic backstory, is a very open and loving character and can also fly and shoot starbolts and stuff.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-You know how much we love 2003 Teen Titans check out this old promo
-New Teen Titans
-if ONLY she could SPEAK TO US
-Wedding! and Raven interrupts after the vows but before they're pronounced married, by incinerating the officiator.
-why DO we have to wear bathing suits
-Fashion
-Starfire (2015)
-Mar'i out here asking the difficult questions
-Justice League Odyssey #1
-Red Hood and the Outlaws (2011)
-War of the Realms: Journey into Mystery #2
-War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #1
-Marvel Team-Up #2
-Batman and the Outsiders #1

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#71 Victor Stone

Cyborg

71 Victor Stone

Today we talk about Victor Stone, who experienced a horrible incident that destroyed a lot of his organic body so his scientist dad gave him some robot parts, so now his superhero name is Cyborg, which is just what he is.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Vic's original design
-You Can't Save The World Alone
-His metal form flows through him like BLOOD
-Young Justice Outsiders' Vic look
-Justice League vs the Fatal Five trailer
-Humanity Not Included
-Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale
-Teen Titans: Raven
-Gabriel Picolo's instagram
-DCeased #1
-All-New Wolverine

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#70 Ben Grimm

The Thing

70 Ben Grimm

Today we talk about Ben Grimm, the most recognizable of the Fantastic Four--The Thing--and Reed Richards's friend who jokingly said he would fly a rocket and then ended up getting completely transformed by ~cosmic radiation~.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats
-Yancy Street Gang messing with Ben
-JOHNNY NEEDS AIR FOR HIS FLAME
-Secret Wars (this is the Battleworld stuff) but Ben continues to be on Battleworld starting at The Thing (1984) #11
-Winter Soldier (2018) #1
-Batman Vol 8: Cold Days
-The Tony/Pepper for the That, But Lesbians Zine
-Heroes in Crisis #8
-Check Please!
-Ngozi's Boostle Work
-SyFy article where Ngozi mentions a DC collab that didn't work out

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#69 Johnny Storm

Human Torch

69 Johnny Storm

Today we talk about Johnny Storm, the Human Torch, and the only member of the Fantastic Four who would truly appreciate being in on a 420/69 joke.

(This episode does replace our usual Tuesday episode, so if you want to save this one for Tuesday we understand and we love you, just know that it was released on 4/20 at 4:20AM PST, we don't want our podcast license revoked).

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Timely Comics' Human Torch
-NOBODY knows I'M the human torch except like four people but shhh
-Lyja and Johnny
-Namorita and Johnny
-Peter Parker and Johnny
-Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1
-Adventures of the Super Sons

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#68 Sue Storm

Invisible Girl/Invisible Woman/Malice

68 Sue Storm

Today we talk about Sue Storm (who is more well known by her maiden name than by Sue Richards), who went by the Invisible Girl for WAY too long before she was promoted to Invisible Woman, and is a member of the Fantastic Four.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Harley stops fighting because Dinah's pregnant
-Reed being an a**hole to Sue to snap her out of being Malice I came to this article for the jpgs, stayed for that opening line.
-Winter Soldier (2018-2019)
-The cover that caught E's attention
-War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery #1
-Squirrel Girl War of the Realms tie-in
-Batman (2016) #37 (the double date issue)
-Batman (2016) #68 (the bachelorette party issue)
-Hellboy can't have sex
-Hellboy CAN have sex

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#67 Reed Richards

Mister Fantastic

67 Reed Richards

Today we talk about Reed Richards, who went into space with his friends and future wife and they all got superpowers from some cosmic radiation, so now he is very very stretchy and he calls himself Mister Fantastic and named his new team the Fantastic Four.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Folding Ideas
-NAMOR
-Planet Hulk
-War of Realms: Journey Into Mystery #1
-War of Realms: New Agents of Atlas preview
-WAVE!!
-Marvel Team-Up (2019) #1
-Chella Man cast as Jericho
-Marvel Comics Presents (2019) #3, the Inglehart one
-Gail Simone's Shazam! thread on twitter

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