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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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#130 – Hal Jordan

Green Lantern/Parallax/Spectre

Today we talk about Hal Jordan, a test pilot who had the highest willpower the closest to where a Green Lantern died, and so he then became (arguably the most well-known) Green Lantern. Some weird stuff happened in the 1990's, and he was Spectre for a while, but he's mostly just a Space Cop.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Showcase Presents: Green Lantern vol. 1
-Showcase Presents: Green Lantern vol. 5
-The Final Night (1996)
-Day of Judgement (1999)
-Green Lantern: Rebirth (2004)
-Justice League: War (trailer)
-Dark Knights: Death Metal (2020) #1
-Being Anti-Racist
-BlackoutDay2020 (July 7)
-General Strike 2020 (July 4-7)

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#129 – Pietro Maximoff

Quicksilver

Today we talk about Pietro Maximoff, who can think and go very fast and this makes him incredibly impatient! He loves his twin sister Wanda and hates his dad Magneto. Once he did some messed up things and blamed it on a Skrull even though it was him.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-X-Men (1963) #4
-Avengers (1963) #16
-Fantastic Four Annual (1963) #12
-Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1982) #4
-West Coast Avengers Annual (1986) #1
-House of M
-Black Lives Matter Punisher Skull Shirts

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#128 – Wanda Maximoff

Scarlet Witch

Today we talk about Wanda Maximoff, better known as the Scarlet Witch, who is an extremely powerful mutant who has... some problems with agency, namely that comics don't let her have it very often. She also is able to rewrite reality!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-X-Men (1963) #4
-Avengers (1963) #16
-For Once In His Life He Says Nothing
-Avengers Disassembled
-Original Sins (2014) #5 (No, MORE mutants)
-The two panels where it's revealed that Clint Barton had sex with a doombot
-Your Black Friend and Other Strangers
-Valiant Comics twitter thread of free comics
-Donate to the National Lawyers Guild!

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#126 – Jean Grey

Marvel Girl/Phoenix/Dark Phoenix/White Phoenix of the Crown

Today we talk about Jean Grey, who has most notably gone by Marvel Girl, Phoenix, and Dark Phoenix, although there's some fun stuff with "How much of this was Jean Grey and how much of it was the Phoenix Force?" because one of the symptoms of Women In Comics Disease is a lack of agency!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-X-Men (1963) #1
-X-Men (1963) #101
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #129
-X-Factor (1986) #1
-All-New X-Men (2012)
-House of X (2019)
-Jeeves and Wooster

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