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#151 – Greer Grant Nelson

The Cat/Tigra

Today we talk about Greer Grant Nelson, best known as Tigra, but she started out as The Cat, a fully human but super-powered-through-science hero! Until they decided to give her a furry makeover and now she's living the catgirl dream.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Claws of the Cat (1972)
-Giant Size Creatures (1974)
-Avengers (1963) #211
-West Coast Avengers (1984)
-West Coast Avengers (1985)
-Tigra (2002)
-Civil War
-Avengers: The Initiative (2007)
-New Avengers (2004) #35
-Avengers Academy (2010)
-Alice by Marty Tina G.
-Titans' Starfire new costume
-Marvel's Voices: Indigenous Voices #1

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#150 – Patricia Walker

Patsy Walker/Hellcat

Today we talk about Patricia Walker, who goes by Patsy and also Hellcat. She started in teen rom-com comics in the 1940's, which turned into comics in Marvel canon where she convinced Beast to help her be a superhero named Hellcat in the 1970's.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat! (2015) written by Kate Leth
-Fantastic Four Annual (1963) #3
-Avengers (1963) #141
-Defenders (1972) vol 6 (a starting point)
-Helstrom trailer
-Hellstorm: Prince of Lies (1993)
-Thunderbolts Annual 2000
-Avengers Annual 2000
-Marvel Comics Presents (2007)
-Patsy Walker: Hellcat (2008)
-Marvel Divas (2009)
-She-Hulk (2014)
-Briar's photos
-Truth & Justice article
-DC Future State
-Yara Flor tv series announcement

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#149 – Night Nurse Roundup

Georgia Jenkins, Christine Palmer, Linda Carter

Today we talk about the very short 1972 Marvel comic Night Nurse about three nurses--Georgia Jenkins, Christine Palmer, and Linda Carter--and what they're up to in their short-lived comic and how Marvel brings (some of) them back into canon later.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode: -Night Nurse (1972)
-The Claws of the Cat
-Shanna the She-Devil
-Nightcrawler (2004)
-Night Nurse #1 cover
-Daredevil (1998) #58
-Civil War (2006) #5
-Doctor Strange: The Oath (2006)

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#148 – Marc Spector

Moon Knight/Steven Grant/Jake Lockley

Today we talk about Marc Spector or Steven Grant or Jake Lockley, who are all the same guy and better known as Moon Knight. He has Dissociative Identity Disorder in later comics, which is uhhh not always handled well, but he also has mystic powers from an Egyptian god so! A lot happening here.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-I know you're here Dracula
-Werewolf by Night (1972) #32
-Marvel Spotlight (1971) #28
-Defenders (1972) #47
-Moon Knight (1980)
-West Coast Avengers (1985) #21
-Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #353
-Secret Avengers (2010)
-Moon Knight (2011)
-the "wait did he kill thor?" panel
-has anyone here dated moon knight?
-Safety Checklist for November

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#147 – Captain Boomerang Roundup

George "Digger" Harkness, Owen Mercer

Today we talk about the first Captain Boomerang, George "Digger" Harkness, and his son Owen Mercer, who is also the second Captain Boomerang. Digger is arguably the least tolerable of the Rogues, but also maybe the most well-known outside of Flash comics, due to his involvement in the Suicide Squad.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Flash (1959) #117
-Legends (1986
-Suicide Squad (1987)
-Pie Mystery
-Identity Crisis (2004)
-Rogue War
-Outsiders (2003) #34
-Blackest Night reading order
-Dark Knights: Death Metal (2020)
-Dark Knights: Death Metal Speed Metal #1
-Oscar Isaac Moon Knight

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#146 – Mirror Master Roundup

Sam Scudder, Digger Harkness, Evan McCulloch, Prismatik/Mirror Mistress

Today we talk about the Mirror Masters, including the original Mirror Master Sam Scudder, Digger Harkness who pretended to be Mirror Master very briefly, Evan McCulloch who was the second official Mirror Master, and Evan's daughter who briefly went by Mirror Mistress but also Prismatik.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-The Flash (1959) #105
-DC Halloween Special 2009
-Crisis on Infinite Earths reading order
-Suicide Squad (1987)
-Flash (2011) (New 52)
-Animal Man (1988)
-Underworld Unleashed reading order
-Last Days of Animal Man (2009) (Prismatik content)
-Salvation Run
-Flash: The Fastest Man Alive (2006) Full Throttle
-Rorschach (2020) #1
-Dark Knights: Death Metal (2020)
-Every Green Lantern confirmed for HBO show
-Kamala Khan casting; Iman Vellani
-Doctor Strange 2 casting; Xochitl Gomez

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#145 – Mick Rory

Heat Wave

Today we talk about Mick Rory, best known as Heat Wave, who is obsessed with fire, one of Flash's villains, and part of The Rogues. He has a hand-held flamethrower, and once he used it to melt Flash's boots.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:

-The Flash (1987)
-The Flash by Geoff Johns
-Underworld Unleashed reading order
-Flash (2011) (New 52)
-Identity Crisis
-Rogue War
-Flash: The Fastest Man Alive (2006) Full Throttle
-Final Crisis
-Salvation Run
-Flash (2016) (Rebirth)

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#144 – Leonard Snart

Captain Cold

Today we talk about Leonard Snart, most commonly known as Captain Cold. He's mainly a Flash villain, and part of The Rogues, but he occasionally teams up with the Flash when they have a common goal. We also go on a tangent about his sister, Lisa, who is known as the Golden Glider.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-The second story of Justice League Quarterly (1990) #2 on DCUniverse or on Comixology
-The Flash by Geoff Johns
-Captain Cold kills The Top
-The Flash (1987)
-Underworld Unleashed reading order
-Identity Crisis
-Flash: The Fastest Man Alive (2006) Full Throttle
-Blackest Night reading order
-Flash (2011) (New 52)
-Flash (2016) (Rebirth)

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#143 – New Gods Roundup

Today we talk about some of the New Gods, characters created by Jack Kirby who are from either Apokolips or New Genesis, and there sure is a lot of weird stuff that goes on with them.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-The New Gods by Jack Kirby
-Forever People by Jack Kirby
-Mister Miracle (1971) by Jack Kirby
-Justice League International (1987)
-New Gods (1989) -New Gods (1995)
-Green Lantern/New Gods: Godhead
-Death of the New Gods (2007)

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#142 – Big Barda

Barda Free

Today we talk about Big Barda, one of the Female Furies on Apokolips until she ran away to Earth to hang out with her husband Scott Free, try to live a suburban life, and sometimes be a superhero.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Mister Miracle (2017)
-The New Gods by Jack Kirby
-Forever People by Jack Kirby
-Mister Miracle (1971) by Jack Kirby
-Some of the Furies
-Justice League International (1987) Omnibus vol 1
-The Reason Why Barda Goes Into Space With G'Nort and Rocket Red
-JLA (1997)
-Birds of Prey (1999) #100
-Barda playing Pokemon
-Death of the New Gods
-Superman/Batman (2003) vol 1
-Scott loves his big strong wife
-Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie
-Legend of Korra
-Slaughterhouse-Five graphic novel
-Don't Go Without Me (digital)
-MICE 2020 (Oct 3-30)

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#141 – Scott Free

Mister Miracle

Today we talk about Scott Free, also known as Mister Miracle, who is one of the New Gods. He was politically traded as a child and tortured on Apokolips but he escaped to Earth to become an escape artist, hang out with his wife, and also be a superhero.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-The New Gods by Jack Kirby
-Forever People by Jack Kirby
-Mister Miracle (1971) by Jack Kirby
-Justice League International (1987) Omnibus vol 1
-Death of the New Gods
-Mister Miracle (2017)
-Young Offenders kickstarter (Ends Oct 14, 2020)
-Kitty Pryde Finally Kissed A Girl This Week
-Hilda on Netflix
-Blaseball

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