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#171 – Robert "Bobby" Drake

Iceman

Today we talk about Bobby Drake, best known as Iceman. He's one of the founding members of the X-Men and in his time since then he's become an accountant, been kidnapped by an island, been kidnapped by Loki, been possessed by Emma Frost, time traveled, and discovered he was gay.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Bobby Drake tumblr edit
-X-Men (1963)
-Champions (1975)
-The Defenders (1972) #122
-X-Factor (1986)
-A more extensive breakdown (with two pages) of the Bobby Brings Rogue To Dinner issue
-All-New X-Men (2012)
-Uncanny X-Men (2013) #600
-All-New X-Men (2015)
-Iceman (2017)
-Iceman (2018)
-Invincible
-Infinity Train

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#170 – Roberto Da Costa

Sunspot

Today we talk about Roberto Da Costa, a mutant known as Sunspot. He starts out as a teen whose girlfriend died saving his life, and then he became an X-Men member, and eventually he used his inheritance money to buy AIM and make an Avengers team!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-The New Mutants Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
-Some Robertos throughout the years
-New Mutants (1983)
-X-Force (1991)
-Young X-Men (2008)
-New Mutants (2009)
-New Avengers (2015)
-U.S.Avengers (2017)
-War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men (2019)
-Nightwing (2016) #78
-Titans Academy (2021) #1

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#169 – Robert Reynolds

Sentry

Today we talk about Robert Reynolds, best known as the Sentry, except how everybody forgot who that was and when he remembered he had to go talk to all his superhero friends so they would remember him and his power of 1,000-1,000,000 exploding suns.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Sentry (2000)
-New Avengers (2004)
-Sentry (2005)
-The Age of the Sentry (2008)
-World War Hulk (2007)
-Dark Avengers (2009)
-King in Black (2020) #1
-Invincible (TV Show)
-Invincible (Comic)
-Kid Cosmic

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#168 – Vandal Savage

Vandar Adg

Today we talk about Vandal Savage, who was a normal caveman until a meteorite made him immortal, and over the many many years he's been alive he decided that he mostly just wants to be evil and do schemes.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Green Lantern (1941) #10
-Action Comics (1938) #552
-Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
-Resurrection Man (1997)
-Villains United (2005)
-Secret Six (2006)
-Final Crisis: Revelations (2008)
-Demon Knights #4
-Dark Nights: Death Metal (2020) #7
-Disney+ Echo spinoff announcement
-Emerald Fennell - Zatanna movie announcement
-Zack Snyder's Justice League
-Falcon and the Winter Soldier

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#167 – Atlantis Roundup

Garth/Aqualad/Tempest, Kaldur'ahm/Jackson Hyde/Aqualad, Tula/Aquagirl, Lorena Marquez/Aquagirl, Dolphin

Today we talk about the Aqualads and Aquagirls and Dolphin, or as we like to call them: The Aquids. They have a really bad habit of being abandoned as babies, apparently.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Adventure Comics (1935) #269
-Teen Titans (1966) #1
-Teen Titans: Year One (2008)
-Tempest (1996)
-Blackest Night (2009)
-Aquaman (2011) #41 New 52
-Titans (2016) Rebirth
-Brightest Day (2010) #4
-DC Universe: Rebirth (2016)
-Teen Titans (2016) #6
-You Brought Me The Ocean
-Aquaman (1962) #33
-Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
-Aquaman (2003): Sub Diego
-Teen Titans (2003) #34
-Aquaman (1994) #0
-Titans (2008) #15
-Aquaman (2016) #25 Rebirth
-The Other History of the DC Universe (2020)
-DC Pride Anthology 2021 Announcement

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#166 – Mera

Queen of Atlantis

Today we talk about Mera, who is the Queen of Atlantis usually, and Aquaman's wife, usually, except when comics retcons their marriage, or when she abolishes the monarchy.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Aquaman (1962) #11
-Aquaman (1962) #18
-Aquaman (1962) #57 - #62
-Aquaman (1989)
-Aquaman (1994) #11
-Blackest Night (2009)
-Blackest Night: Wonder Woman (2009) #2, #3
-Brightest Day (2010)
-Aquaman (2011) new 52
-Aquaman (2016) Rebirth
-Mera: Tidebreaker
-Infinite Frontier (2021) #0

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#165 – Arthur Curry

Orin/Aquaman

Today we talk about Arthur Curry, also known as Orin depending on the era, who is Aquaman and usually the King of Atlantis! He has a lot of water-based powers from either living underwater as a child (Golden Age) or his Atlantean heritage (every other iteration of the character).

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis
-More Fun Comics (1936) #73
-Adventure Comics (1935) #260
-Aquaman (1962)
-Justice League of America (1960)
-SUPERFRIENDS
-Justice League Cartoon
-Aquaman (1986)
-Aquaman: Time and Tide (1993)
-Aquaman (1994)
-Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis (2006)
-Aquaman (2011) New 52
-Aquaman (2016) Rebirth
-Young Justice Cartoon
-Aquaman in Batman: The Brave and the Bold
-Infinite Frontier (2021) #0

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#164 – Pym Particle Roundup

Eric O'Grady/Ant-Man/G.I. Ant-Man/Slaying Mantis/Black Ant, Bill Foster/Black Goliath/Giant-Man/Goliath, Tom Foster/Goliath, Nadia van Dyne/Wasp, Darren Cross/Yellowjacket, Rita DeMara/Yellowjacket, Erik Josten/Power Man/Smuggler/Goliath/Atlas, Raz Malhotra/Giant-Man

#163 – Cassandra "Cassie" Lang

Stature/Stinger

Today we talk about Cassie Lang, who used to steal her dad's Pym Particles and then joined the Young Avengers as Stature, died, was resurrected by Doctor Doom, and then joined Ant-Man to fight crime as Stinger.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Marvel Premiere (1972) #47
-Heroes for Hire (1997) #7
-Young Avengers (2005)
-Civil War (2006)
-Young Avengers Presents (2008) #5
-Avengers: The Children's Crusade (2010)
-WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE I AM
-Avengers World (2014) #16
-Ant-Man (2015)
-Astonishing Ant-Man (2015)
-Ant-Man (2020)
-WandaVision
-Snyder Cut Justice League trailer
-Goodbye, Battle Princess Peony

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#162 – Scott Lang

Ant-Man

Today we talk about Scott Lang, a man who stole the Ant-Man armor from Avengers Mansion for what was supposed to be a one-time superhero gig and then Hank Pym said "actually you know what? be Ant-Man". Since then he's died, come back, and gone into space.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Billy on the Street
-Marvel Premiere (1972) #47
-Iron Man (1968) #133
-Avengers (1963) #196
-Marvel Two-in-One (1974) #87
-Amazing Spider-Man Annual (1964) #24
-Fantastic Four (1961) #405
-Fantastic Four (1998) #43
-Avengers (1998) #62
-Avengers (1998) #76
-Avengers (1998) #500
-Avengers: Children's Crusade
-FF (2012)
-Avengers World (2014) #16
-Ant-Man (2015)
-All-New Guardians of the Galaxy (2017) #12
-Ant-Man (2020)
-Future State: Nightwing (2021)
-Future State: Batman/Superman (2021)
-Future State: Superman of Metropolis (2021)

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#161 – Janet van Dyne

Wasp

Today we talk about Janet van Dyne, best known as the Wasp. She was a founding member of the Avengers, can get really small, fly (but only when she's small), and sometimes she even gets really big, but not that often.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Tales to Astonish (1959) #44
-Avengers (1963) #1
-Avengers (1963) #59
-Avengers (1963) #83
-Avengers (1963) #217
-West Coast Avengers (1985) #32
-Secret Invasion (2008) #8
-Avengers (2010) #32
-Avengers: Rage of Ultron (2015)
-Avengers (2018) #12

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