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#88 Freddy Freeman

Captain Marvel Jr., Shazam Jr., CM3

88 Freddy Freeman

Today we talk about Freddy Freeman a.k.a. Captain Marvel Jr. or Shazam Jr., a boy who was severely injured during one of Captain Marvel's fights by Captain Nazi, and Billy Batson decided to give him some magic powers to save his life.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Freddy and his Grampa attacked by Capt. Nazi
-Captain Marvel Jr. (1941) #1 -Elvis/Capt. Marvel Jr.
-and they were brothers
-The Power of Shazam! (1995)
-The Trials of Shazam (2006)
-Justice League: Cry For Justice
-Marvel Comics #1000
-Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chosen Ones #1
-Batman/Superman (2019) #1
-By Chance or Providence by Becky Cloonan

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#87 Mary Bromfield

Mary Batson/Mary Marvel/Black Mary/Lady Shazam

87 Mary Bromfield

Today we talk about Mary Bromfield who depending on the origin, is either the separated twin sister or the foster sister of Billy Batson, who gains the same powers whenever she yells SHAZAM! becoming Mary Marvel and later Lady Shazam.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Mary Marvel first appearance
-Lieutenant Marvels wiki
-Mary Marvel (1945)
-Evil Mary Marvel (darkseid)
-Breaking the Ice
-Batman (2016) #77
-Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (2019) #2
-Ghost-Spider (2019) #1
-Marvel Action: Captain Marvel (2019) #1
-Last Stop on the Red Line #1
-Marvel's D23 announcements

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#86 Billy Batson

Captain Marvel/Shazam!

86 Billy Batson

Today we talk about Billy Batson, a 12-year-old boy who runs into a wizard who gives him powers whenever he yells SHAZAM! which also turns him into an adult man. Originally published as Captain Marvel, he eventually switched to Shazam! to avoid confusion.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Whiz Comics (1940) #2
-Marvelman (wiki)
-android Captain Marvel (wiki)
-Shazam! Vol. 1 (New 52)
-Shazam! (2018)
-Shazam! (film)
-Justice League Unlimited Clip
-Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #47
-Gwenpool Strikes Back (2019) #1

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#85 Jimmy Olsen

Superman's Pal/Journalist

85 Jimmy Olsen

Today we talk about Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen, who is a young journalist and photographer for the Daily Planet who has the terrible luck of getting in all sorts of weird situations. For example, turning into a large turtle man or switching bodies with a gorilla.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Action Comics (1938) #6
-Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (1954)
-Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (2019) #1
-Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (Jack Kirby Omnibus)
-Superman Family (1974)
-Man of Steel (1986)
-Clark and Jimmy as Nightwing and Flamebird
-(based on Batman and Robin)
-Countdown to Final Crisis (2007)
-Die #6
-Over the Garden Wall: Soulful Symphonies #1
-Ricochet wearing Nightwing-inspired Wrestling gear

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#84 Selina Kyle

Catwoman

84 Selina Kyle

Today we talk about Selina Kyle a.k.a. Catwoman, who started out as a street urchin, or a flight attendant, or a dominatrix, or any number of things that may or may not be true; but one thing's certain: she likes to steal shiny things and run across rooftops with Batman.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Batman (1940) #1
-Batman: Year One
-Batman: Hush
-Batman: Hush (film) available for on demand now, but on DC Universe August 13th (2019)
-then i will sit here consumed with lust
-Batman (2016) #37
-Runaways (2017) #23
-Paper Girls
-Batman: Last Knight on Earth #2
-Marvel Team-Up (2019) #4
-Marvel Comics Presents (2019) #7

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#83 Lois Lane

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter/Superwoman

83 Lois Lane

Today we talk about Lois Lane, who is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who tends to throw herself into danger in order to get her story, and also marries Superman or something I guess.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Action Comics (1938) #1
-Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane (1958)
-Crisis on Infinite Earths
-Lois Lane (1986)
-Superman: The Wedding Album
-Superman (2016) #31
-Lois Lane (2019) #1
-House of X (2019) #1
-Powers of X (2019) #1
-Fearless (2019) #1
-The Wicked and the Divine
-Paper Girls

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#82 Barbara "Bobbi" Morse

Shield Agent 19/Huntress/Mockingbird

82 Barbara "Bobbi" Morse

Today we talk about Bobbi Morse, who started as Shield Agent 19, decided to go into business as a superhero named Huntress, but soon switched to Mockingbird and helped found the West Coast Avengers.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-I'm DR BARBARA MORSE
-Marvel Team-Up (1972) #95
-Hawkeye (1983)
-LISTEN JERK
-Clint: HEY GUESS WHAT Vision: PLEASE GO TO CALIFORNIA
-West Coast Avengers (1985) #18
-Secret Avengers (Marvel's suggested reading order)
-Hawkeye & Mockingbird (2010)
-Mockingbird (2016)
-Jeremy Renner at the Kate Bishop reveal
-The Adventure Zone: Murder at the Rockport Limited
-Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (2019) #1
-Loki (2019) #1
-(E did end up posting that picture on instagram as a compilation of SDCC weekend photos)

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#81 Jessica Drew

Spider-Woman

81 Jessica Drew

Today we talk about Jessica Drew, also known as Spider-Woman, who (depending on when the comic was made) is a spider turned into a woman, or a woman who was injected with spider blood, or a woman who was experimented on as a fetus with spider DNA.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-The Bad Spider-Woman Cover
-Spider-Man and Spider-Woman: Wholly Unrelated
-Marvel Spotlight (1971) #32
-Spider-Woman (1978)
-Spiders-Man
-Wolverine (1988)
-Alias (2001)
-New Avengers (2004)
-Spider-Verse (2014)
-Jessica's new costume
-Jessica and Peter meet
-Clint Barton and Jessica Drew: Kissing Proof
-Shout Out Anthology
-Electrum Anthology
-The Good Fight
-Angel (2019) #1
-Ghosted in LA #1
-More info about Money Shot

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#80 Jennifer Walters

She-Hulk

80 Jennifer Walters

Today we talk about Jennifer Walters, also known as She-Hulk, who is a really competent lawyer AND superhero, the latter part happening after she needed an immediate blood transfusion and the closest match was Bruce Banner, unfortunately.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-you know, i was looking for a good clip of the Hulk tv show but instead i found this, you're welcome
-Savage She-Hulk (1980) #1
-Runaways see she-hulk in a restaurant
-Sensational She-Hulk (1989)
-this gif but with "Top Me"
-Valor Anthology
-Lois Lane (2019)
-Aero (2019)
-Sea of Stars
-No One Left to Fight #1
-Homunculus by Joe Sparrow
-Critical Role Vox Machina Origins II

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#79 Frank Castle

The Punisher

79 Frank Castle

Today we talk about Frank Castle, the Punisher, or as we like to call him: Murderhands McMike. He lost his entire family to mafia violence but instead of going to therapy he decided to dedicate his life to killing off organized crime with an irresponsible amount of guns.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Netflix's Punisher
-Punisher vs Captain America
-bambi 2
-Amazing Spider-Man #129
-Molly punching Frank
-Frankencastle
-Netflix's Daredevil
-I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats - Younger
-Fence Vol 1, Vol 2
-America (2017)
-Two of the Spooky Girls issues are available on Comixology! Vicky Slime and Tarantula Twins!
-Invasion from Planet Wrestletopia
-Spirits: The Undertaker
-Join The Party
-Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me
-Super Sons: The Polarshield Project -War of the Realms (2019), Article on reading order of main series and tie-ins

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