Capes and Japes
a casual comics podcast

#101 Virgil Hawkins

Static

101 Virgil Hawkins

Today we talk about Virgil Hawkins, best known as Static, who went into the middle of a fight between two gangs (on some very bad advice) and ended up getting electromagnetic superpowers!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Static (1993) #1 (I can't find a place to buy it digitally, so this link is a Retro Review that does have some scans)
-Static Shock (TV Show) (on DC Universe)
-Final Crisis (2008)
-Terror Titans (2008) #4
-Batman: Creature of the Night (2017) #4
-Marauders (2019) #1

Thanks to Victoria Watkins for our icon!
Support Capes and Japes by: Checking out our Patreon or donating to the Tip jar

Find out more on the Capes and Japes website.

#100 Bruce Wayne

Batman

100 Bruce Wayne

Today we revisit Bruce Wayne for our 100th episode!! He's a very rich, very traumatized man who dresses up as a bat, and has done so since 1939 (although he has... changed a lot since then).

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Okay, we didn't mention this, but here's a trailer for a documentary about Bill Finger and Batman
-Detective Comics (1937) #27
-Detective Comics (1937) #38
-The Dark Knight Returns
-Batman: Hush
-Batman: The Long Halloween
-Batman: Dark Victory
-Batman (2016)
-Superman/Batman (2003)
-Arkham Asylum: Serious House on Serious Earth
-READ THE WHOLE WITCH BOY TRILOGY, IT'S GOOD!!
-Batman (2016) #83
-Folklords #1

Thanks to Victoria Watkins for our icon!
Support Capes and Japes by: Checking out our Patreon or donating to the Tip jar

Find out more on the Capes and Japes website.

#99 Jane Foster

Thor/Valkyrie

99 Jane Foster

Today we talk about Jane Foster, who started out as a love interest for Thor, but then became a doctor for the Avengers, then Thor, and now Valkyrie.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Health to the Company (Brass Farthing)
-Journey into Mystery (1952) #84
-Thor (2014)
-War of the Realms (2019)
-War of the Realms Omega #1
-The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag
-The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #50
-Far Sector (2019) #1

Thanks to Victoria Watkins for our icon!
Support Capes and Japes by: Checking out our Patreon or donating to the Tip jar

Find out more on the Capes and Japes website.

#98 Beta Ray Bill

Beta Ray Thor

Beta Ray Bill

Today we talk about Beta Ray Bill, who is a genetically modified alien who fought Thor and was found worthy of Mjolnir, gaining all his powers and his outfit.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Welcome to the Go Support Ngozi Power Hour
-The Mighty Thor (1966) #337
-Die #9
-Young Justice (2019) #10
-Batman (2016) #82
-B B Free #1
-Spider-Man & Venom: Double Trouble #1
-Legion of Super Heroes (2019) #1
-New Mutants (2019) #1
-The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag

Thanks to Victoria Watkins for our icon!
Support Capes and Japes by: Checking out our Patreon or donating to the Tip jar

Find out more on the Capes and Japes website.

#97 Thor Odinson

Thor/Donald Blake/Odinson

97 Thor Odinson

Today we talk about Thor Odinson, who is sometimes a Doctor named Donald Blake but mostly he's Thor, a super powerful alien from Asgard that the Norse god is based off of. He has a very powerful magic hammer and he has a... strained family dynamic.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Journey Into Mystery (1952) #83
-Avengers (1963) #1
-Thor (1966)
-Civil War (the official Marvel suggested reading order)
-Avengers (1963)
-Seriously, it's stuff like this that makes it So Good
-Check, Please!
-Batman (2016) Annual #4
-Nightwing (2018) Annual #2
-No Ivy League

Thanks to Victoria Watkins for our icon!
Support Capes and Japes by: Checking out our Patreon or donating to the Tip jar

Find out more on the Capes and Japes website.

#96 Venom

Alien Symbiote/Eddie Brock

96 Venom

Today we talk about Venom, who is an alien symbiote who has had multiple hosts, most notably Peter Parker and Eddie Brock. Together with Eddie he antagonizes Spider-Man and eats criminals.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Spider-Man: Birth of Venom (collects relevant issues of secret wars, spider-man & fantastic four)
-Secret Wars (1984)
-why is venom Like This
-Venom (2018 film)
-Venom (2018 comic)
-Amazing Mary Jane (2019) #1
-Money Shot #1
-Amazing Spider-Man: Full Circle #1
-Black Canary: Ignite
-Clint Barton was kidnapped and Venom was there

Thanks to Victoria Watkins for our icon!
Support Capes and Japes by: Checking out our Patreon or donating to the Tip jar

Find out more on the Capes and Japes website.

#95 Pamela Isley

Poison Ivy

95 Pamela Isley

Today we talk about Pamela Isley, better known as Poison Ivy, who was a botanist who got plant powers and uses them for crime sometimes and ecological betterment other times (though her methods are usually through crime).

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-that Lore episode about Egyptian artifacts
-Secret Origins (1986) #36 (the Ivy part is in the second half of the comic)
-Batman: No Man's Land
-Batman the Animated Series (on DCUniverse)
-Someone will die. Of fun! gif
-Gotham City Sirens (2009)
-Harley Quinn (2013)
-Batman (2016) #41 (Ivy arc is 41-43)
-Heroes in Crisis
-Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy (2019) #1
-Harley Quinn animated series trailer
-It's a metaphor, see
-The Bright Sessions
-The Infinite Noise
-Superkiddos by Sonia Liao
-No Ivy League
-Sakana
-X-Men (2019) #1
-Superman Smashes the Klan #1
-Pod of Greed episode 65

Thanks to Victoria Watkins for our icon!
Support Capes and Japes by: Checking out our Patreon or donating to the Tip jar

Find out more on the Capes and Japes website.

#94 Victor von Doom

Doctor Doom/Infamous Iron Man

94 Victor von Doom

Today we talk about Victor von Doom, better known as Doctor Doom, who is a scientist who also uses magic, ruler of Latveria, and enemy of Reed Richards specifically (and the Fantastic Four and Avengers by proxy). He wears a mask and wants to take over the world but that's not technically a crime?

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Doctor Doom first appearance
-Cynthia, she's a really cool dancer
-the bike meme
-Secret Wars (2015)
-DOCTOR DOOM DOES AS HE PLEASES
-Doctor Doom (2019)
-the unbeatable Squirrel Girl #49
-Loki (2019) #4
-Spider-Verse (2019) #1
-Superman (2018) #16

Thanks to Victoria Watkins for our icon!
Support Capes and Japes by: Checking out our Patreon or donating to the Tip jar

Find out more on the Capes and Japes website.

#93 Mystique

Raven Darkholme/Foxx

Mystique

Today we talk about Mystique, who mostly goes by Raven Darkholme, but we don't know her given name. She's a rad shapeshifter who mostly does crimes, but she did help raise Rogue with her long-time girlfriend Irene Adler.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Mystique first appearance
-Ms. Marvel (1977) #16
-Raven and Destiny
-Foxx trying to seduce Gambit
-Then being confronted by Rogue
-Runaways (2017) #25
-Something Is Killing The Children #1
-The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal preview
-Megan's instagram in case you want to see those Taako cosplays

Thanks to Victoria Watkins for our icon!
Support Capes and Japes by: Checking out our Patreon or donating to the Tip jar

Find out more on the Capes and Japes website.

#92 Darkseid

Lord of Apokolips

92 Darkseid

Today we talk about Darkseid, the Lord of Apokolips and one of the New Gods. We're kicking off Villaintober with one of The Big Men, and this guy is looking for the Anti-Life Equation to take over the universe!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Jack Kirby's Forever People (1971)
-The New Gods by Jack Kirby (1971)
-Darkseid first appearance
-Mister Miracle (2017)
-Sword
-Ghost-Spider (2019) #2
-Batman/Superman (2019) #2
-The White Trees
-Harleen (2019) #1
-Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity information on miniseries
-Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass
-Joker Movie Dub

Thanks to Victoria Watkins for our icon!
Support Capes and Japes by: Checking out our Patreon or donating to the Tip jar

Find out more on the Capes and Japes website.

#91 M'gann M'orzz

Miss Martian/Megan Morse

91 M'gann M'orzz

Today we talk about M'gann M'orzz, also known as Miss Martian or Megan Morse, who was sent away from the Martian civil war, then came to Earth because she heard of the Martian Manhunter and even though she had zero experience fighting crime, she joined the Teen Titans.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Goblin! Valley! Utah!
-Teen Titans (2003) #37
-M'gann vs Evil M'gann
-not M'gann but boy howdy is this kid star-spangled
-Young Justice (cartoon)
-Sexual Dimorphism (meme)
-Check, Please!
-E trying desperately to shut up about check, please
-Flash Forward #1
-Heroes in Crisis trade

Thanks to Victoria Watkins for our icon!
Support Capes and Japes by: Checking out our Patreon or donating to the Tip jar

Find out more on the Capes and Japes website.