Capes and Japes
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#81 Jessica Drew

Spider-Woman

81 Jessica Drew

Today we talk about Jessica Drew, also known as Spider-Woman, who (depending on when the comic was made) is a spider turned into a woman, or a woman who was injected with spider blood, or a woman who was experimented on as a fetus with spider DNA.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-The Bad Spider-Woman Cover
-Spider-Man and Spider-Woman: Wholly Unrelated
-Marvel Spotlight (1971) #32
-Spider-Woman (1978)
-Spiders-Man
-Wolverine (1988)
-Alias (2001)
-New Avengers (2004)
-Spider-Verse (2014)
-Jessica's new costume
-Jessica and Peter meet
-Clint Barton and Jessica Drew: Kissing Proof
-Shout Out Anthology
-Electrum Anthology
-The Good Fight
-Angel (2019) #1
-Ghosted in LA #1
-More info about Money Shot

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#80 Jennifer Walters

She-Hulk

80 Jennifer Walters

Today we talk about Jennifer Walters, also known as She-Hulk, who is a really competent lawyer AND superhero, the latter part happening after she needed an immediate blood transfusion and the closest match was Bruce Banner, unfortunately.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-you know, i was looking for a good clip of the Hulk tv show but instead i found this, you're welcome
-Savage She-Hulk (1980) #1
-Runaways see she-hulk in a restaurant
-Sensational She-Hulk (1989)
-this gif but with "Top Me"
-Valor Anthology
-Lois Lane (2019)
-Aero (2019)
-Sea of Stars
-No One Left to Fight #1
-Homunculus by Joe Sparrow
-Critical Role Vox Machina Origins II

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#79 Frank Castle

The Punisher

79 Frank Castle

Today we talk about Frank Castle, the Punisher, or as we like to call him: Murderhands McMike. He lost his entire family to mafia violence but instead of going to therapy he decided to dedicate his life to killing off organized crime with an irresponsible amount of guns.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Netflix's Punisher
-Punisher vs Captain America
-bambi 2
-Amazing Spider-Man #129
-Molly punching Frank
-Frankencastle
-Netflix's Daredevil
-I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats - Younger
-Fence Vol 1, Vol 2
-America (2017)
-Two of the Spooky Girls issues are available on Comixology! Vicky Slime and Tarantula Twins!
-Invasion from Planet Wrestletopia
-Spirits: The Undertaker
-Join The Party
-Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me
-Super Sons: The Polarshield Project -War of the Realms (2019), Article on reading order of main series and tie-ins

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#78 Teddy Altman

Hulkling/Dorek VIII

78 Teddy Altman

Today we talk about Teddy Altman, who grew up thinking he was a mutant, but surprise! He's actually half-Skrull half-Kree and now he's stuck in the middle of their war when he just wants to stay on Earth with his boyfriend.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Young Avengers (2005)
-Why not just turn your butt into a chair?
-Children Will Listen
-Young Avengers Presents #2
-Children's Crusade
-Young Avengers (2013)
-New Avengers (2015) -Spider-Man Annual (2019) #1
-Mindy Kaling and Ms. Marvel

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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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