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#182 – Julio Esteban Richter

Rictor

Today we talk about Julio Esteban Richter, also known as Rictor, who is a mutant with earthquake powers who's been on X-Factor, X-Force, New Mutants, and Excalibur. Today, also, Briar makes a LOT of Richter scale jokes, fully forgetting until after recording the actual spelling, RIP.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-X-Factor (1986) #17
-X-Terminators (1988)
-New Mutants (1983) #74
-X-Force (1991) #11
-X-Factor (2005)
-Don't want to make Shatterstar jealous
-X-Factor (2005) #45 (the kiss)
-Avengers: The Children's Crusade (2010) #6
-New Mutants: Dead Souls (2018)
-Shatterstar (2018)
-Excalibur (2019)
-X-Factor (2020)
-The Mystery of the Meanest Teacher: A Johnny Constantine graphic novel
-FTL, Y'all
-Astonishing X-Men Vol. 10: Northstar
-Midnighter (2015)
-Midnighter and Apollo (2016)
-Winter Soldier (2018)
-Iceman (2017)
-Empyre (2020)
-Luca

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#181 – Shatterstar

Gaveedra-Seven/Benjamin Russell

Today we talk about Shatterstar, also infrequently known as Gaveedra-Seven and Benjamin Russell (that one time that he mind-melded with a man in a coma), an alien mutant who is a gladiator, a fashion disaster, and his own dad.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-New Mutants (1983) #99
-X-Factor (2005)
-X-Factor (2005) #45
-Rictor saying he and Shatterstar broke up
-Shatterstar (2018)
-X-Factor (2020)
-Julio... my love...?
-Nightwing #81 variant cover

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#180 – David Alleyne

Prodigy

Today we talk about David Alleyne, a mutant called Prodigy who can telepathically gain knowledge and skills from other people. He joined the New Mutants, lost his powers, became disillusioned with the X-Men, joined the Young Avengers, and went to interdimensional college.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-New Mutants (2003) #4
-New X-Men (2004)
-X-Men: Legacy Annual (2009) #1
-X-Men: Regenesis (2011) #1
-Young Avengers (2013) #6
-Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling (2020) #1
-X-Factor (2020) #10 Hellfire Gala (& the specific preview page Tommy is in)
-America (2017)
-Ant-Man (2015) #1
-X-Factor (2020)
-"Am I the only person on the team who's straight?"
-Super Sons: The Polarshield Project
-Superman/Batman (2003) vol. 1
-DC Pride (2021) #1
-Nightwing (2016) #81
-The Harley Quinn cartoon quote about Batman's sex life

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#179 – Daken Akihiro

Wolverine/Dark Wolverine/Horseman of Death

Today we talk about Daken, Wolverine's evil bisexual son. He was adopted, named Akihiro, meanly called Daken, became evil, tried to kill Wolverine, became Wolverine, and now he's just kind of around?

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Wolverine Origins (2006) #10
-Dark Avengers (2009)
-The photo Briar sent to Olivia mid-episode
-Dark Reign: The List - Punisher (2009) #1
-Dark Wolverine (2009)
-Dark Wolverine 88, Frankencastle (2010) #19, Dark Wolverine 89
-Daken: Dark Wolverine (2010)
-Uncanny X-Force (2010) #27
-Uncanny Avengers (2012) #9
-All-New Wolverine (2015) #21
-Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer (2018)
-Return of Wolverine (2018)
-House of X (2019) #5
-X-Force (2019) #9
-X-Factor (2020)
-Marvel's Voices: Pride (2021) #1
-the OTHER picture Briar sent Olivia
-Strange Academy (2020)
-DC Pride (2021) #1
-Hellfire Gala recommended reading/release dates
-Deadpool crashes the Hellfire Gala
-Pixels of You

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#178 – Lucas Trent & Andrew Pulaski

Midnighter & Apollo

Today we kick off Pride month with Midnighter and Apollo, the night/day-opposites-attract superhero couple who adopted the literal spirit of the 21st century as their daughter, got divorced, got back together, and kinda did it all over again after being rebooted!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-StormWatch (1993) vol 2
-The Authority omnibus
-Midnighter: I know all your moves; Dick: you know NIGHTWING but do you know ROBIN?????
-Midnighter (2006)
-The Authority (2008)
-Grayson (2014)
-I'd know that ass anywhere
-StormWatch (2011)
-Midnighter (2015)
-Midnighter and Apollo (2016)
-DC Pride (2021) #1
-Robin (2021) #2
-Milestone Returns: Infinite Edition #0
-Stargirl Spring Break Special (2021) #1
-Batman (2016) #108
-Marauders (2019) #20
-Nightwing 81 Pride cover

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#177 – Bane

Today we talk about Bane, a man who grew up in a prison, studied hard, was experimented on, and then decided when he got out of prison that he was going to go to Gotham and destroy Batman.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Batman: Knightfall (1993)
-Batman: Legacy vol 2
-Batman: No Man's Land (1999)
-Batman: Gotham Knights (2000) #33
-JSA: Classified (2005) #17
-Secret Six (2006)
-Batman (2016)
-Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (not a comic)
-Nightwing (2016) #80
-Invincible

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#176 – Talia al Ghul

Talia Head/Leviathan/Daughter of the Demon's Head

Today we talk about Talia al Ghul, an assassin who really epitomizes gatekeep, gaslight, girlboss. She's run the League of Assassins, raised a deadly child, ran LexCorp into the ground (on purpose), and killed and/or tried to kill just so so many people.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Detective Comics (1937) #411
-Batman (1940) #232
-Batman: Son of the Demon (1987)
-Batman: Batman and Son (2006)
-Superman/Batman (2003)
-Batman: Death and the Maidens (2003)
-Batman: Under the Hood
-Red Hood: The Lost Days (2010)
-Batman and Robin (2009) #10
-Batman Incorporated (2010)
-Robin: Son of Batman (2015)
-Batman (2016) #33
-Chronin by Alison Wilgus
-Fence
-Lumberjanes
-Stargazing by Jen Wang
-DCeased: Hope at World's End (2020)
-Invincible

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#175 – Ra's al Ghul

The Demon's Head

Today we talk about Ra's al Ghul, a man who has decided to use his immortality for crime, a very brief stint of trying to save the environment, fighting Batman, and also trying to get Batman to marry his daughter.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Batman (1940) #232
-Batman: Birth of the Demon (1992)
-Batman: Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul (2007)
-Batman: Death and the Maidens (2003)
-Red Robin: Collision
-Worthikids - Palpatine's Journey
-Bloom
-Bloom part II announcement
-Invincible
-DC Festival of Heroes (2021) #1

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#174 – Illyana Nikolaievna Rasputina

Magik/Darkchilde

Today we talk about Illyana Rasputina, Colossus's often-kidnapped younger sister who also is a member of the New Mutants by the name of Magik, can teleport, do magic, and also aged up a decade after forging a cool sword and becoming the ruler of Limbo.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Giant-Size X-Men (1975) #1
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #145
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #160
-Magik (1983)
-New Mutants (1983) #14
-New Mutants movie
-Inferno
-Excalibur (1988) #11
-Excalibur (1988) #83
-X-Men (1991) #17
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #303
-New X-Men (2004) #37
-X-Infernus (2008)
-New Mutants (2009)
-Uncanny X-Men (2011)
-Avengers Vs X-Men (2012) #6
-Uncanny X-Men (2013)
-New Mutants: Dead Souls (2018)
-New Mutants (2019)
-Pencilscratchins Illyana design
-Robin (2021) #1
-Flatline
-Daredevil (2019)

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#173 – Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin

Colossus/Peter Nicholas/Juggernaut

Today we talk about Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin, an X-men best known as Colossus, who is a big strong guy who can turn into metal which makes him bigger and stronger. We also like him best when he's just a big nice guy trying his best.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Giant Size X-Men (1975) #1
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #115
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #284
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #303
-Excalibur (1988) #92
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #390
-Astonishing X-Men (2004) #4
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #542
-Avengers Vs. X-Men (2012) #5
-X-Men Gold (2017)
-Blue & Gold announcement
-Justice League Unlimited comic series announcement
-DC Festival of Heroes

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