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#131 – John Stewart

Green Lantern/The Master Builder

Today we talk about the fourth Green Lantern, John Stewart. He was an architect before becoming a Green Lantern (until he was retconned into a Marine veteran) and all of his ring projections are fully-functioning with every single part, even though he doesn't have to do that.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Justice League Cartoon
-Green Lantern (1960) #87
-Green Lantern (1960) #182
-Cosmic Odyssey (1988)
-it was all yellow
-Green Lantern: Mosaic
-Justice League - Scott Snyder
-Is'Nana the Were-Spider from Webway Comics

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#130 – Hal Jordan

Green Lantern/Parallax/Spectre

Today we talk about Hal Jordan, a test pilot who had the highest willpower the closest to where a Green Lantern died, and so he then became (arguably the most well-known) Green Lantern. Some weird stuff happened in the 1990's, and he was Spectre for a while, but he's mostly just a Space Cop.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Showcase Presents: Green Lantern vol. 1
-Showcase Presents: Green Lantern vol. 5
-The Final Night (1996)
-Day of Judgement (1999)
-Green Lantern: Rebirth (2004)
-Justice League: War (trailer)
-Dark Knights: Death Metal (2020) #1
-Being Anti-Racist
-BlackoutDay2020 (July 7)
-General Strike 2020 (July 4-7)

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#129 – Pietro Maximoff

Quicksilver

Today we talk about Pietro Maximoff, who can think and go very fast and this makes him incredibly impatient! He loves his twin sister Wanda and hates his dad Magneto. Once he did some messed up things and blamed it on a Skrull even though it was him.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-X-Men (1963) #4
-Avengers (1963) #16
-Fantastic Four Annual (1963) #12
-Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1982) #4
-West Coast Avengers Annual (1986) #1
-House of M
-Black Lives Matter Punisher Skull Shirts

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#128 – Wanda Maximoff

Scarlet Witch

Today we talk about Wanda Maximoff, better known as the Scarlet Witch, who is an extremely powerful mutant who has... some problems with agency, namely that comics don't let her have it very often. She also is able to rewrite reality!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-X-Men (1963) #4
-Avengers (1963) #16
-For Once In His Life He Says Nothing
-Avengers Disassembled
-Original Sins (2014) #5 (No, MORE mutants)
-The two panels where it's revealed that Clint Barton had sex with a doombot
-Your Black Friend and Other Strangers
-Valiant Comics twitter thread of free comics
-Donate to the National Lawyers Guild!

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#126 – Jean Grey

Marvel Girl/Phoenix/Dark Phoenix/White Phoenix of the Crown

Today we talk about Jean Grey, who has most notably gone by Marvel Girl, Phoenix, and Dark Phoenix, although there's some fun stuff with "How much of this was Jean Grey and how much of it was the Phoenix Force?" because one of the symptoms of Women In Comics Disease is a lack of agency!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-X-Men (1963) #1
-X-Men (1963) #101
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #129
-X-Factor (1986) #1
-All-New X-Men (2012)
-House of X (2019)
-Jeeves and Wooster

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#125 – Scott Summers

Cyclops

Today we talk about Scott Summers, best known as Cyclops, who is one of the original members of the X-Men and he has portals in his eyes to a universe full of concussive force that can only be stopped by some special ruby quartz glasses!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-X-Men (1963) #1
-X-Factor (1986) #1
-I meant "no, MORE mutants" from Original Sins #5
-Article about the possible resolution of the Scott/Jean/Logan love triangle
-All-New X-Men (2012)
-Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015B) #37

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#124 – Al Simmons

Spawn

Today we talk about Al Simmons, better known as Spawn, who is an assassin who went to hell, became a hellspawn, went back to Earth, and then became a superhero using his hell powers. There's... a lot that happens.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Todd McFarlane's Spider-Man
-Spawn (1992)
-Ok, look, Todd named his demon after the 8th circle of hell, so i guess this is just like naming your kid after a city/country/etc
-Mammon, is in FACT, an actual demon
-This isn't really a piece of media but hello it's Elian and i just gotta say i did say Paul when i was trying to name the apostles of Jesus and there is no apostle named Paul, i was thinking of Peter, sorry about that
-King Shark
-Spawn (1997) trailer
-Todd McFarlane's Spawn
-Korn - Freak on a Leash
-Kiss Number 8
-Olivia's newest Pod of Greed appearance

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#123 – Goldstar Roundup

Trixie Collins, Michelle Carter, Ernest Widdle

Today we talk about three characters who have held the Goldstar mantle: Trixie Collins (Booster Gold's personal assistant), Michelle Carter (Booster Gold's twin sister), and Ernest Widdle (basically a superman parody who argues with Lobo, no relation to Booster).

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Booster Gold (1986)
-Booster Gold (2007)
-Lobo (1993)
-Adventures of the Super Sons (2018)

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#122 – Lobo

Today we talk about Lobo, who is an alien who looks like he could be a member of Kiss, and mostly just goes around causing chaos because he wants to. Basically he is to Wolverine what Deadpool is to Deathstroke!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Omega Men (1983) #3
-Justice League International (1987)
-Lobo (1990)
-Lobo (1993)
-Lobo (2014)
-Nailed It!

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