Capes and Japes
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#204 – Kate Spencer

Manhunter

Today we talk about Kate Spencer, one of many vigilantes to call themselves Manhunter. She's been a lawyer, a vigilante, a member of the Birds of Prey, and a lawyer for superheroes, all while raising her son.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Manhunter (2004)
-Birds of Prey (1999) #100
-Batman: Streets of Gotham (2009)
-Justice Society of America (2007) #47
-Green Arrow (2016) #33

-The Human Target (2021) #2
-Hawkeye on Disney+

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#203 – Quintavius Quirinius "Quentin" Quire

Kid Omega

Today we talk about Quentin Quire, whose X-Men codename is Kid Omega, but everyone just calls him Quentin. He's an extremely powerful telepath, telekinetic, and disaster.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-New X-Men (2001) #134
-X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong (2005)
-Nation X (2009) #2
-X-Men: Schism (2011) #1
-Wolverine and the X-Men (2011)
-Wolverine and the X-Men (2014)
-Generation X (2017)
-Mighty Thor (2015) #18
-West Coast Avengers (2018)
-X-Force (2019)
-2015 Taliesin Jaffe

-Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021) #5
-Robins (2021) #1

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#202 – Joshua Foley

Elixir

Today we talk about Joshua Foley, also known as Elixir, who went from hating mutants to discovering he was one, and from a natural healer to a guy who can kill and resurrect a man repeatedly in the name of revenge.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-New Mutants (2003)
-New X-Men (2004)
-X-Force (2008)
-Uncanny X-Men (2016) #2
-Uncanny X-Men Annual (2016) #1
-House of X/Powers of X (2019)

-Robins (2021) #1
-Robin & Batman (2021) #1
-The Human Target (2021) #1

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#201 – Stepford Cuckoos

Sophie, Phoebe, Irma/Mindee, Celeste, Esme Cuckoo

Today we talk about the Stepford Cuckoos, a group of psychically linked sisters, also known as The Five-In-One or The Three-In-One depending on if Sophie and Esme are alive or not!

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-The Stepford Wives
-The Midwich Cuckoos
-New X-Men (2001) #118
-New X-Men (2004)
-X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong (2005)
-X-Men: Phoenix - Warsong (2006)
-Nation X (2009) #4
-Chaos War: X-Men (2010)
-X-23 (2018)
-Hellfire Gala outfit from Marauders #21
-second Hellfire Gala outfit from Maurauders #22

-Something is Killing the Children and House of Slaughter
-A Thing Called Truth
-The Human Target (2021)
-Dark Knights of Steel (2021)

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#199 – Floyd Lawton

Deadshot

Today we talk about Floyd Lawton—best known as Deadshot—a Batman villain and Suicide Squad member who is extremely good at two things: 1) shooting guns, and 2) lying to his therapist.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Batman (1940) #59
-Detective Comics (1937) #474
-Detective Comics (1937) #518
-Crisis on Infinite Earths (1986) reading order
-Legends (1986)
-Suicide Squad (1987)
-Identity Crisis (2004) #5
-Deadshot (1988)
-Deadshot (2005)
-Villains United (2005)
-Salvation Run (2008)
-Underworld Unleashed (1995) reading order
-Secret Six (2008)
-Suicide Squad (2011)
-Justice League of America (2013) #7.1
-Suicide Squad (2019) #9

-Interim by Allissa Chan
-Cancelled Aquaman spinoff was really a Black Manta solo film
-Brendan Fraser cast as Firefly in Batgirl movie

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#197 – Maxwell Lord IV

Max Lord owner of Maxwell Lord Enterprises

Today we talk about Max Lord, a businessman who pulled together the Justice League International, got mind-control powers, died, came back, and was apparently evil all along?

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Justice League International (1987)
-Invasion! reading order
-Formerly Known as the Justice League (2003)
-JLA Classified (2004): I Can't Believe It's Not the Justice League
-Countdown to Infinite Crisis (2005) #1
-Superman: Sacrifice (2005)
-Booster Gold (2007)
-Blackest Night (2009)
-Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #1 & #3
-Brightest Day (2010) #0
-Justice League: Generation Lost (2010)
-Justice League vs. Suicide Squad (2016)
-Wonder Woman (2016) #764

-Saga to return January 2022
-Long Exposure vol1 Kickstarter

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#196 – Black Manta

David (no last name has been revealed as of recording)

Today we talk about Black Manta, whose quest to kill Aquaman is his main character trait, and in trying to determine why that is, he has gotten some truly weird backstories, until they came upon a very normal one.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Aquaman (1962) #35
-Aquaman (1991) #6
-Aquaman (2002) #8
-Black Manta (2021) #1
-Superboy (1993) #20
-Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis (2006) #52
-Brightest Day (2010) #1
-Aquaman (2011) #9

-Batman webtoon
-Don't Go Without Me
-Love Condemns Her
-Control Option Shift
-DC Fandome
-Tom King's Human Target announcement

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#195 – Nathaniel Richards

Kang the Conqueror/Immortus/Iron Lad/Rama-Tut/Scarlet Centurion

Today we talk about Nathaniel Richards, probably best known as Kang the Conqueror, Iron Lad, or Immortus, though through time travel (his whole Thing) and alternate universe versions, he's been a lot of different guys.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Avengers (1963) #8
-Fantastic Four (1961) #19
-Avengers Annual (1967) #2
-Avengers (1963) #10
-Giant-Size Avengers (1974) #3
-Young Avengers (2005)
-Avengers: The Children's Crusade (2010)
-FF (2012) #8
-Avengers (2012) #34
-Exiles (2018)
-Avengers (1963) #23
-The Avengers (1963) #69
-Avengers (1963) #267
-Citizen Kang (1992)
-Avengers (1963) #129
-Avengers (1998) #38
-Avengers (1963) #292
-Edge of Spider-Geddon (2018) #1
-Avengers (2016) #1-6
-Loki on Disney+

-The Department of Truth
-ShortBox comics fair twitter

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#194 – The Eternals

Marvel Superhero Group (Another Jack Kirby original)

Today we talk about The Eternals, who are a group of people who were experimented on by Celestials and now they have powers. Some of them are on Uranus, some on Titan, and some on Earth. The ones on Earth do some superhero team stuff sometimes!

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Eternals (1976)
-Thor Annual (1966) #7
-The Eternals (1985)
-The New Eternals: Apocalypse Now (2000)
-The Eternal (2003)
-Eternals (2006) by Neil Gaiman
-Eternals (2008)
-Avengers (2018) #1
-Eternals (2021)

-Blue & Gold (2021) #2
-X-Factor (2005)
-Hawkeye trailer

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