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#239 – Alec Holland

Swamp Thing

Today we talk about Alec Holland, who was Swamp Thing for a long time, and a few other Swamp Things including his daughter, who is kind of his wife and John Constantine's daughter? Things get weird when you're made of plants.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Swamp Thing (1982 film)
-The Return of Swamp Thing (1989 film)
-Swamp Thing (2019 series trailer)
-House of Secrets (1956) #92
-Swamp Thing (1972)
-Challengers of the Unknown (1958) #82-87
-Swamp Thing (1982)
-Swamp Thing (2000)
-Swamp Thing (2004)
-Brightest Day (2010) #23-24
-Swamp Thing (2011)
-Convergence: Swamp Thing (2015)
-Swamp Thing (2016)
-Swamp Thing: New Roots (2020)
-Swamp Thing: Green Hell (2021) #1
-The Swamp Thing (2021)

-Batman (1989 film)
-New Mutants (2019)
-Inferno (2021)
-Betsy Braddock/Rachel Summers kiss
-The Sandman (2022 tv series)

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#238 – Bernhard "Buddy" Baker

Animal Man, A-Man

Today we talk about Bernhard "Buddy" Baker, best known as Animal Man, who is a wife guy, an animal lover, and sometimes an avatar of the energy field that connects every animal on earth.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Strange Adventures (1950) #180
-Action Comics (1938) #552
-DC Comics Presents (1978) #77
-Crisis on Infinite Earths (1988) reading order
-Animal Man (1988)
-Buddy turning into a leech in Injustice #18 panel 1 panel 2
(briar originally said limpet and meant lamprey but turns out it's a leech!)
-Justice League International (1987) #24
-Justice League Europe (1989)
-JLA (1996) #27
-Infinite Crisis (2005) reading order
-52 (2006)
-Countdown to Adventure (2007)
-Justice League (2006) #24
-Justice League: Cry for Justice (2009)
-The Last Days of Animal Man (2009)
-Starman/Congorilla (2011) #1
-Justice League of America (2006) #54-59
-Animal Man (2011)
-Dark Nights: Death Metal Robin King (2020) #1
-Dark Nights: Death Metal (2020) #5

-Robin (2021) #15 pride variant
-The Secret X-Men (2022) #1 (Variant)

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#237 – Hawk and Dove Roundup pt. 2: Hawks

Hank Hall (Hawk/Monarch/Extant), Holly Granger

#236 – Hawk and Dove Roundup pt. 1: Doves

Donald Hall, Dawn Granger

Today we talk about the superheroes Hawk and Dove, with the main focus on the Dove half of the duo, Don Hall who was succeeded by Dawn Granger. It doesn't get confusing at all in an audio medium.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Showcase #75, Hawk and Dove (1968) 1-6, Teen Titans #21
-Teen Titans (1966) #25
-Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985) #12
-Hawk and Dove (1988)
-Hawk and Dove (1989)
-Secret Origins #43
-JSA (1999) #45
-Teen Titans (2003) #22
-Blackest Night (2009) #2
-Blackest Night: Titans (2009)
-Brightest Day (2010) #4
-Birds of Prey (2010)
-Hawk and Dove (2011)
-Dark Nights: Death Metal (2020) #5

-Dark Crisis: Worlds Without a Justice League - Superman (2022)
-Justice League Unlimited: For the Man who Has Everything short clip
-Dark Crisis (2022) #2
-Dark Crisis: Young Justice (2022)

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#235 – Amara Juliana Olivians Aquilla

Magma/Allison Crestmere

Today we talk about Amara Aquilla, known in X-Men circles as Magma, who has a... very weird introduction to the New Mutants, and a questionable dating history.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-New Mutants (1983)
-New Warriors (1990) #31
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #423
-New Mutants (2003)
-X-Treme X-Men (2001) #34
-X-Men: The 198 (2006)
-Young X-Men (2008)
-New Mutants (2009)
-X-Necrosha (2009) #1
-X-Men: Gold (2017)
-House of X (2019) #6

-Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021)
-Marvel's Voices: Pride (2022)
-Marvel's Voices: Comunidades (2021)
-Batman (2016) #125
-Public Domain #1
-The Variants (2022)

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Thor: Ragnarok Review

Released Patreon Bonus (April 2022)

Today we're doing something a little different due to scheduling issues, please enjoy this patreon-bonus-episode-made-public in lieu of a new episode, we'll return to our regular schedule next week!

From Patreon:
We do a throwback movie review in honor of the Thor: Love and Thunder teaser trailer! We only get distracted a little.

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#232 – Douglas Ramsey

Cypher

Today we talk about Doug Ramsey, also known as Cypher, a character who went from doubting the usefulness of his powerset to being the literal voice of the sentient island that the vast majority of mutants live on.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-New Mutants (1983) #13
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #313
-New Mutants (2009) #6
-X-Force (2008) #27
-All-New X-Factor (2014)
-Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost (2018)
-House of X (2019)/Powers of X (2019)
-New Mutants (2019)
-Excalibur (2019) #14
-Sabretooth (2022) #1
-Inferno (2021) #3-4

-DC Pride (2022)

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#231 – Xi'an Coy Manh

Karma

Today we talk about Xi'an Coy Manh, sometimes written as Shan, and known in X-Men circles as Karma. She's telepathically controlled people (including Spider-Man), been telepathically controlled, joined, quit, and joined the New Mutants, and pretty recently she got to kiss a cute girl.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Marvel Team-Up (1972) #100
-The New Mutants Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
-New Mutants (1983)
-New Mutants Special Edition (1985) #1
-Wolverine (1988) #4
-Wolverine (1988) #28)
-New Mutants: Truth or Death (1997)
-Mekanix (2001)
-New Mutants (2003)
-New Mutants (2009)
-Astonishing X-Men (2004) #48
-New Mutants: Dead Souls (2018)
-New Mutants (2019)
-War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men (2019)
-Marvel's Voices: Pride (2021)
-New Mutants (2019) #27 pride variant

-Pride Month Humble Bundle
-Marvel's Voices: Pride (2022)

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#230 – Rahne Sinclair

Wolfsbane

Today we talk about Rahne Sinclair, also known as Wolfsbane because her mutant powers make her have all the powers of a werewolf with none of the full moon conditions. She's full of Catholic Guilt and Queer Subtext but she's only one of those canonically (so far)!!

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-The New Mutants Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
-New Mutants (1983)
-X-Factor (1986) #72
-Excalibur (1998) #90
-New Mutants (2003)
-X-Factor (2005)
-X-Force (2008)
-X-Men: Blue (2017) #7
-Uncanny X-Men (2018) #12
-New Mutants (2019)

-CW Gotham Knights trailer
-Blue Beetle set photo

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