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#264 – Artemis Crock

Artemis/Tigress

Today we talk about Artemis Crock, who initially was a villain who simply went by Artemis, before she decided to take up her mom's moniker of Tigress.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Infinity, Inc. (1984) #34-36; 51-53
-Young Justice (1998) #23-25
-JSA (1999) #10; #16-17
-Hawkman (2002) #1-4
-JSA: Classified (2005) #5-7
-JSA All-Stars (2010)
-Young Justice cartoon
-Teen Titans Annual (2012) #1
-Robin (2021)

-Thunderbolts (2022)

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#263 – Albert Rothstein

Nuklon/Atom Smasher

Today we talk about Albert Rothstein, a very tall boy who can get even taller, who used to go by Nuklon (on account of the radiation) but later called himself Atom Smasher (on account of... smashing? atoms?)

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-All-Star Squadron (1981) #25
-Infinity, Inc. (1984)
-Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985) reading order
-Millennium (1987) reading order
-Kingdom Come (1996)
-JSA (1999)
-52 (2006)
-Black Adam: The Dark Age (2007) #5
-The Justice Society of America (2007)
-JSA All-Stars (2009)
-Blackest Night: JSA (2009)
-Doomsday Clock (2017) #12)

-Nightwing (2016) #100
-Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths (2022) #7
-Legion of X (2022) #9

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#261 – Betsy Braddock*

Psylocke/Captain Britain/Lady Mandarin; Kwannon: Revanche/Psylocke

Today we talk about Betsy Braddock, who has been both Psylocke and Captain Britain. We also talk about Kwannon because, well, how could we not.

Note: Around the 30 minute mark Briar's microphone started having some... issues. Sorry.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Captain Britain (1976) #8
-Captain Britain (1985)
-New Mutants Annual (1984) #2
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #213
-X-Men (1991)
-Excalibur (1988) #55 -56
-X-Men Annual (1991) #2
-X-Treme X-Men (2001) #2
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #455
-New Excalibur (2005)
-Exiles (2001) #90
-New Exiles (2008)
-X-Men: Sword of the Braddocks (2009)
-Psylocke (2009)
-X-Men: Second Coming (2010)
-Uncanny X-Force (2010)
-Uncanny X-Force (2013)
-X-Men (2013)
-X-Force (2014)
-Uncanny X-Men (2016)
-Astonishing X-Men (2017)
-Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor (2018)
-Uncanny X-Men (2018)
-Excalibur (2019)
-Fallen Angels (2019)
-X of Swords (2020)
-Knights of X (2022)

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#260 – Warren Worthington III

Angel/Dark Angel/Archangel/Death

Today we talk about Warren Worthington III, also known as Angel (and several variations thereof). He's one of the original X-Men and also a very rich white man with wings.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-X-Men (1963)
-Champions (1975)
-X-Factor (1986)
-X-Men (1991) #29
-Archangel (1996)
-X-Men: The Hidden Years (1999)
-Hulk (1999) #106-107
-Angel: Revelations (2008)
-X-Force (2008) #3-7
-X-Men: Second Coming (2010)
-Uncanny X-Force (2010)
-All-New X-Men (2012)
-All-New X-Men (2015)
-Uncanny X-Men (2016)
-Astonishing X-Men (2017) #1-7
-House of X (2019)
-X-Corp (2021)

-Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (2019)

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#259 – David Haller

Legion

Today we talk about David Haller, also known as Legion, who is a very powerful psychic with what would currently be diagnosed as Dissociative Identity Disorder, but since he's a comics character created in the 1980's it's... not handled great.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-New Mutants (1983) #25-28, 44
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #278-280
-X-Factor (1986) #69-70
-X-Men: Age of Apocalypse (1995)
-New Mutants (2009)
-X-Men Legacy (2008) #244-253
-X-Men Legacy (2012)
-Legion (2018)
-Age of X-Man (2018)
-Way of X (2021)
-Legion of X (2022)
-Legion on Hulu

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#257 – Herbert Edgar Wyndham

The High Evolutionary

Today we talk about Herbert Edgar Wyndham, best known as the High Evolutionary, a guy whose whole thing is just ethics violations and making animals and people """more evolved""" while wearing a silver exoskeleton.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Thor (1966) #134-135
-Tales to Astonish (1959) #94-96
-Marvel Premiere (1972) #1-2
-Warlock (1972)
-Fantastic Four (1961) #172-175
-Avengers (1963) #186
-Marvel Two-in-One (1974) #61-63
-Incredible Hulk (1962) #266
-Evolutionary War (1988) reading order
-Thor (1966) #406-408; 419-425
-Siege of Wundagore (1998) reading order
-Silver Surfer (2010)
-Uncanny Avengers (2015) #1-5
-Avengers (2016) #672-674
-Champions (2016) #12-15
-The Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #16

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#256 – Michael Moran

Micky Moran/Marvelman/Miracleman

Today we talk about Michael Moran, who has a bit of a convoluted publishing history, but is recently back in the saddle as Miracleman.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Marvelman (1954) Mick Anglo
-Marvelman's Family Finest (2010 collection)
-Young Marvelman Classic (2011 collection)
-Miracleman (2014 reprint) Alan Moore
-All-New Miracleman Annual (2014) #1
-Miracleman (2015 reprint) Neil Gaiman
-Timeless (2021) #1
-Miracleman (2022) #0
-Miracleman (2022)

-Guardians of the Galaxy vol 3 trailer
-Dead Boy Detectives tv show announcement
-Blue Beetle poster

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#255 – Boston Brand

Deadman

Today we talk about Boston Brand, best known as Deadman, who was an acrobat but then he died and became a ghost who helps to fight crime by possessing people.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Deadman Collection (1960's-1980's)
-Deadman (1985)
-Deadman (1986)
-Deadman: Love After Death (1989)
-Deadman: Exorcism (1992)
-Deadman (2001)
-Deadman: Dead Again (2001)
-Deadman (2006)
-Blackest Night (2009) & Brightest Day (2010) reading orders
-Justice League Dark (2011)
-Secret Origins (2014) #6
-Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love (2016)
-Trinity (2016) #12-15
-Deadman (2017)
-Justice League Dark (2018)

-Red Hood: Outlaws ep. 18 Opposite Day

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#254 – Madame Xanadu

Nimue Inwudu

Today we talk about Madame Xanadu, who has also been known as Nimue Inwudu. She's a psychic and a magic user who frequently helps people solve supernatural problems.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Doorway to Nightmare (1978)
-DC Comics Presents (1978) #65
-The Spectre (1987)
-Suicide Squad (1987) #8
-Hellblazer (1988): The Devil You Know (contains Annual #1)
-The War of the Gods (1991)
-The Spectre (1992)
-Day of Vengeance (2005)
-Countdown (2007) #50
-Madame Xanadu (2008)
-Demon Knights (2011)
-Justice League Dark (2011)
-I, Vampire (2011) #6-8
-Trinity War (2013) reading order
-The Demon: Hell is Earth (2017)
-Justice League Dark (2018)
-Hawkman (2018) #9-12
-Justice League (2018) #40-43, 72-74

-Sabretooth (2022)

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