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#193 – Heralds of Galactus Roundup

Gabriel Lan/Air-Walker, Pyreus Kril/Firelord, The Destroyer, Tyrant, The Fallen One, Tyros/Terrax, Frankie Raye/Nova, Morg the Executioner, Lambda-Zero/Stardust, Pastor Mike/Praeter

Today we talk about the various Heralds of Galactus, because he's had so many more than just the Silver Surfer! Some of them get fired, some of them die, some of them quit, and some of them turn into androids.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Fantastic Four (1961) #120
-Thor (1966) #305
-Thor (1966) #225
-Silver Surfer (1987) #81
-Thanos (2003) #11
-Fantastic Four (1961) #211
-Fantastic Four (1961) #258
-New Warriors (1990) #1
-Fantastic Four (1961) #164
-Fantastic Four (1961) #244
-Heralds (2010) #1
-Silver Surfer (1987) #69
-Silver Surfer (1987) #109
-Stormbreaker: The Saga of Beta Ray Bill (2005) #1
-Annihilation: Silver Surfer (2006) & Annihilation: Heralds of Galactus (2007)
-The Mighty Thor (2011) #1

-Batman: Wayne Family Adventures Webtoon
-Goodbye, Battle Princess Peony & related tweet
-Hawkeye trailer

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#192 – Norrin Radd

Silver Surfer/Herald of Galactus

Today we talk about Norrid Radd, best known as the Silver Surfer, a sad space man from a flawed utopian planet who became the herald of Galactus to save his planet, betrayed him with the Fantastic Four, and still kicks it around the universe.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Fantastic Four (1961) #48
-Silver Surfer (1968)
-Sub-Mariner (1968) #34
-Silver Surfer (1987)
-Skaar: Son of Hulk (2008) #8
-King in Black (2020) #3

-Invincible (Amazon Prime Original)

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#191 – Mephisto

Mephistopheles/The Devil

Today we talk about Mephisto, who is basically the devil except the devil also exists in Marvel canon. He tempts people with their greatest desire and then either makes a deal with a Dire Price or gives you unforeseen negative consequences!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Faust
-Silver Surfer (1968) #3
-Ghost Rider (1973) #68
-Fantastic Four (1961) #277
-West Coast Avengers (1985) #51 & 52
-Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1985)
-Mephisto vs. (1987)
-Astonishing Tales (1970) #8
-Doctor Strange & Doctor Doom: Triumph and Torment (1989)
-Daredevil (1964) #266
-Spider-man: One More Day (2007)
-Spiderman: One Moment in Time (2010)
-Spider-Man No Way Home trailer
-Peter remembering One More Day events? in 2021? More likely than you'd think
-Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #60
-X-Factor (2005) #256

-Invincible
-Batman: Urban Legends (2021) #6 SECOND PRINTING

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#190 – Shang-Chi

Today we talk about Shang-Chi, a character who was originally conceived as the son of racist caricature villain Fu Manchu (which has since been ret-conned). He is very good at martial arts and fighting his evil half-siblings!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-An interesting post about Shang-Chi, Fu Manchu, and what marvel could do about it
-Special Marvel Edition (1971) #15
-Master of Kung-Fu (1974)
-Shadowland (2010) omnibus
-Avengers (2012)
-War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas (2019)
-Agents of Atlas (2019)
-Shang-Chi (2020)
-Shang-Chi (2021)
-Master of Kung Fu (2015)

-Invincible
-The Adventure Zone: Crystal Kingdom
-Super Sons Polarshield Project, Foxglove Mission, & Escape to Landis

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#189 – Atom Roundup

Albert Pratt/Atom, Adam Cray/Atom, Atom (DC One Million), Rhonda Pineda/Atomica/Atom

Today we talk about several people who have gone by Atom. One of them is short but doesn't get small, one of them was on the Suicide Squad, one of them can split into a bunch of little guys, and one of them was secretly a triple agent.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-All-Star Comics archives
-The Last Days of the Justice Society of America (1986)
-Justice Society of America (1992)
-Zero Hour (1994)
-Sword of the Atom (1983)
-Suicide Squad (1987) #44
-Justice League of America: The Atom Rebirth (2016) #1
-DC One Million 80-Page Giant #1,000,000 (1999) #1
-Aquaman (2011) #16
-Justice League (2011) #17
-Forever Evil (2013)
-Crime Syndicate (2021)

-Batman: Urban Legends (2021) #6
-TikTok of Tim coming out to his brothers
-X-Factor (2005) #45

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#188 – Ryan Choi

The Atom

Today we talk about Ryan Choi, another prominent Atom who got tricked by a future version of an ex-girlfriend into becoming the Atom, realized he was good at it, and continued to fight crime and get very small once the plot was revealed.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Identity Crisis (2004), tie-ins &reading order
-DCU: Brave New World (2006) #1
-The All-New Atom (2006)
-Countdown to Final Crisis (2007)
-Justice League: Cry for Justice (2009)
-Titans (2008) Villains for Hire
-Convergence: The Atom (2015) #1, #2
-Justice League of America: The Atom Rebirth (2016) #1
-Justice League of America (2017)

-Blue & Gold (2021) #1
-James Tynion IV substack
-Molly Knox Ostertag substack
-Saladin Ahmed's subscription site
-Scott Snyder comixology deal
-Scott Snyder substack comics class

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#187 – Ray Palmer

The Atom

Today we talk about Ray Palmer, the second Atom but the first one who could get very small. He is a scientist, a superhero, and a man who can apparently call you on the phone then travel through the phone lines!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-The Atom archive editions
-All Star Comics archive editions
-Sword of the Atom (1983)
-Power of the Atom (1988)
-Zero Hour: Crisis in Time (1994) #1
-Teen Titans (1996)
-Identity Crisis (2004), tie-ins &reading order
-Countdown to Final Crisis (2007)
-Justice League: Cry for Justice (2009)
-Blackest Night (2009), tie-ins and reading order
-Brightest Day (2010) The Atom Special #1
-Adventure Comics (2009) #516

-Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021) #1
-Dimension 20: Fantasy High
-Blue & Gold (2021) #1

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#186 – Shiera Hall

Shayera Hol/Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl/Hawkwoman

Today we talk about Shiera Hall, Shayera Hol, and Kendra Saunders, three women who have either been Hawkgirl or Hawkwoman, and all share the same soul... kinda....

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Justice League (2001 cartoon)
-All-Star Comics (1941) #5
-Silver Age Hawkman archive collection
-Justice League of America (1960) #146
-Hawkworld (1989)
-Hawkworld (1989b)
-JSA: Secret Files (1999) #1
-Hawkman (2002)
-Hawkgirl (2006) (2002 Hawkman series retitled Hawkgirl on issue #50)
-Justice League of America (2006)
-Blackest Night (2009)
-Dark Nights: Metal (2017)
-Justice League (2018)
-Justice League Infinity (2021)

-New Mutants (1983) #75
-Fallen Angels (1987)
-The Adventure Zone: Crystal Kingdom
-X-Factor (2005)
-Excalibur (2019) #21
-X-Factor (2020) #9
-The Good Asian #1
-Blue and Gold (2021) #1

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#185 – Carter Hall

Katar Hol/Hawkman

Today we talk about Carter Hall and Katar Hol, both of them are Hawkman, and sometimes they're the same person. The Hawkman backstory is full of things such as: reincarnation, aliens, a hawk god, and questionable story choices by the DC creative team.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Excerpt from Flash Comics (1940) #1
-All-Star Comics (1941)
-Silver Age Hawkman archive collection
-Hawkman (1964)
-Justice League of America (1960) #31
-Crisis on Infinite Earths reading order & our episode on it
-Hawkworld (1989)
-Hawkworld (1989b)
-Superman/Batman (2003) Public Enemies
-Zero Hour (1994) (& reading order for tie-ins)
-Hawkman (2002)
-Flashpoint (2011) reading order -The Savage Hawkman (2011) (New 52)
-Dark Nights: Metal (2017)
-Hawkman (2018)

-New Mutants (1983)
-The Adventure Zone: Crystal Kingdom
-X-Factor (2005)
-New Mutants (2003)

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#184 – James Madrox

Multiple Man

Today we talk about Jamie Madrox, a guy who can create and absorb duplicates of himself, has a pathological need for attention, and is a certified Nasty Boy (the henchman group, to be clear.)

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Giant-Size Fantastic Four (1974) #4
-X-Factor (2005)
-Fallen Angels (1987)
-X-Factor (1986) #71
-Madrox (2004)
-Multiple Man (2018)
-X-Corp (2021)
-New Mutants: Dead Souls (2018)

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#183 – Jean-Paul Beaubier

Northstar

Today we talk about Jean-Paul Beaubier, a Canadian mutant with pointy ears who can go really fast, fly, and make bright lights. He's also gay and has a very buckwild coming out issue from 1992.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #120
-Alpha Flight (1983)
-Alpha Flight (1983) #106
-Northstar (1994) (blog post with excerpts)
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #414
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #508
-Astonishing X-Men (2004) #51
-X-Factor (2020)
-Excalibur (2019)
-The Refrigerator Monologues

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