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#229 – Danielle Moonstar

Psyche/Mirage

Today we talk about Dani Moonstar, who is also known as Mirage in X-Men circles, who was in the New Mutants for a long time until she bonded with a flying horse and became a Valkyrie for a while.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-The New Mutants Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
-New Mutants (1983)
-X-Force (1991)
-New Mutants: Truth or Death (1997)
-New Mutants (2003)
-New X-Men (2004)
-New Mutants (2009)
-Fearless Defenders (2013)
-New Mutants (2019)
-War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men (2019)
-King in Black: Return of the Valkyries (2021)
-Marvel's Voices: Heritage (2022) #1
-New Mutants movie

-She-Hulk trailer
-Eisner Award Nominations 2022
-Batman: The Knight (2021) #5 / the specific panels 1, 2

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#227 – Bonnie King & Suzanne "Cissie" King-Jones

Arrowette

Today we talk about Bonnie King and her daughter Cissie King-Jones, who have both been forced to take up archery by their mothers and held the moniker Arrowette, though Green Arrow made Bonnie give up superheroics.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-hairpin arrow
-Impulse (1995) #28
-Young Justice (1998)
-Young Justice Secret Files (1998) #1
-Teen Titans (2003) #7
-Wonder Girl (2007)
-Young Justice (2019) #14

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#226 – Mia Dearden

Speedy

Today we talk about the second Speedy, Mia Dearden, who became Green Arrow's sidekick by being saved and then looking at Oliver Queen like "you're Green Arrow, let me be your sidekick" which is a very good way to become a teen sidekick.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Green Arrow (2011)
-Teen Titans (2003) #21
-Green Arrow and Black Canary (2007)
-Justice League: Cry for Justice (2009)
-Green Arrow (2011) #36
-Green Arrow (2011) #18 (Emiko)
-Green Arrow (2016) #15 (Emiko)

-Justice League (2018) #75
-Dark Knights of Steel (2021) #6
-Knights of X (2022) #1
-X-Corp (2021) #1
-Sabretooth (2022)

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#225 – Connor Hawke

Green Arrow

Today we talk about Connor Hawke, the second Green Arrow and Oliver Queen's son, who grew up with his mother and then at a monastery before being thrust into the superhero shenanigans of his dad.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Green Arrow (1994) #0
-Zero Hour reading order
-Robin (1993) #25
-JLA (1996)
-Green Langern (1990) #96
-Green Lantern (1990) #110
-Green Arrow (2001)
-Batgirl (2000) #30
-Birds of Prey (1998) #44
-Connor Hawke: Dragons Blood (2007)
-Green Arrow/Black Canary (2007)
-DC Festival of Heroes (2021)
-Robin (2021)

-Shot and Chaser
-Real Hero Shit
-Blue Beetle: Graduation Day announced
-Robins (2021) #6
-Nightwing (2016) #91
-Batman/Superman: World's Finest (2022) #2
-Ska No Children

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#224 – Patrick "Eel" O'Brian

Plastic Man

Today we talk about Patrick O'Brian, who typically goes by Eel, best known as Plastic Man, and how he got his cool stretchy powers through the power of comedy (and also a vat of chemicals).

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-The Plastic Man archives
-Plastic Man (1988)
-JLA (1997)
-The Kingdom (1999)
-Plastic Man (2004)
-Blackest Night (2009)
-Justice League (2011) #25
-Dark Days: The Forge (2017) #1
-The Terrifics (2018)
-Plastic Man (2018)

-Thor: Love and Thunder teaser
-Squirrel Girl podcast
-Connor Hawke asexual
-Tom King Superman one-shot tie-in article
-Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021) #10
-The Batman (2022) now on HBO Max

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#223 – Eric Cross Brooks

Blade the Vampire Slayer/Daywalker/Ronin

Today we talk about Eric Cross Brooks who is absolutely best known by Blade, the Vampire Slayer, the Daywalker, and for a little bit... Ronin?

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Tomb of Dracula (1972) #10
-Doctor Strange (1974) #59
-Nightstalkers (1992)
-Blade the Vampire Hunter (1994) #1
-Blade (1998)
-Blade: Sins of the Father (1998) #1
-Blade 1998 movie trailer
-Blade: Vampire Hunter (1999)
-Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999) #7
-Blade (2006)
-X-Men (2010)
-Mighty Avengers (2013) #4
-Avengers (2018)

-Nimona news!
-Nimona (graphic novel)
-X-Men Red (2022) #1
-Marauders (2022) #1

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#222 – Michael Morbius

Morbius the Living Vampire

Today we talk about Michael Morbius, the Living Vampire, who (like many others) experimented on himself and (unlike many others) accidentally turned himself into a vampire.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #101
-Marvel Team-Up (1972) #3
-Vampire Tales (1973)
-Adventure into Fear (1970) #20
-Rise of the Midnight Suns (1992)
-Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #38
-Savage She-Hulk (1980) #9
-Punisher (2009) #11
-Morbius (2019)

-Are DC Black Label books in Continuity?
-Round Robin

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#219 – Heather Douglas

Moondragon/Madam MacEvil

Today we talk about Heather Douglas--Moondragon--who honed her telepathic abilities, made Namor fight Iron Man, fought Thanos, trained Hellcat, conquered a planet, killed her dad, and ran away with Rick Jones's wife, all while wearing very drastic outfits.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Iron Man (1968) #54
-Daredevil (1964) #105
-Defenders (1972) #138
-Captain Marvel (1968) #31
-Avengers (1963) #137
-Avengers (1963) #151
-Avengers (1963) #177
-Avengers (1963) #219
-Defenders (1972) #125
-Defenders (1972) #152
-Solo Avengers (1987) #16
-Quasar (1989) #11
-Captain Marvel (1995) #2
-Annihilation (2006) reading order
-Annihilation: Conquest (2007) reading order
-Guardians of the Galaxy (2008) #9

-Turning Red
-Hilda and the Mountain King
-The Batman
-Dark Knights of Steel (2021)
-Moondragon's troubling costume

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